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Fall in love with movies this Valentine’s Day

Julia Fusco

It’s the season of love, which means it’s the perfect time to cuddle up with someone special — or maybe a box of chocolates — and put on a movie that will get you into the Valentine’s Day spirit.  Scrolling through all the different streaming platforms can be overwhelming, so here are some of the best movies to help you make a decision.

Valentine’s Day

What better way to soak up the love this season than by watching this classic 2010 rom-com? In this star-studded movie, viewers will see multiple stories of love, heartbreak and “it’s complicated” play out and intertwine on the day of love. The hilarious script is perfectly amplified by a talented cast including Taylor Swift, Ashton Kutcher, Anne Hathaway, Patrick Dempsey and many more. 

The Last Letter From Your Lover

The perfect movie doesn’t exi— yes it does. “The Last Letter From Your Lover” is not only underrated but also the perfect movie to tug at those heartstrings. The movie follows a journalist who finds a collection of love letters between a couple from the 1960s and her journey to uncover the truth about the clandestine affair. It is a story of heartbreak, loss, and longing that makes viewers empathize with the characters and the emotions they experience. 

Love, Simon

In this queer story of growth, friendship and most importantly, love, you are sure to shed a few tears. Simon is a closeted gay high school student who is exchanging a series of anonymous love emails with another closeted gay kid. Queer love stories are few and far between in the media and this 2018 love story was the powerful shift that Hollywood rom-coms needed. With notable actors like Jennifer Garner, Nick Robinson, and Josh Duhamel, this movie is beautifully made and is the perfect heartwarming romance for fellow queer people. 

My Best Friend’s Wedding

This 90s classic starring Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney is the perfect twist on a childhood friends-to-lovers movie. Two best friends, Julianne (Roberts) and Michael (Mulroney) make a deal to marry one another if they are still single by the time they turn 28. Much to Julianne’s dismay, Michael finds the girl of his dreams before the pact can become a reality. In this romantic comedy, follow Julianne in her hilarious last-ditch efforts in trying to break up Michael and his fiance so she can have her chance with him. 


Do you believe in fate? After watching this fast-paced romantic comedy starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, you most definitely will. This movie follows Jonathan (Cusack) and Sara (Beckinsale) as they navigate New York City in hopes that fate and destiny will bring them back together after meeting a few years prior. From a cast with perfect chemistry and a plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat, “Serendipity” is the perfect movie to watch with your soulmate — or the perfect movie to watch in hopes of finding your soulmate as Sara and Jonathan do.  

Letters To Juliet

“Letters to Juliet” is an unexpected love story that will leave you on the edge of your seat. This film follows Sophie, played by Amanda Seyfried, on a trip to Verona, Italy with her fiancé, when she stumbles upon a wall that is full of notes written by heartbroken individuals looking for guidance from Juliet Capulet, of the infamous story “Romeo and Juliet.” Sophie happens upon an old looked-over letter from a woman named Claire, played by Vanessa Redgrave. She writes a letter back to Claire hoping to reunite the now-elderly woman with the love of her life. There is more than just one love story to get attached to in this film, with each one making viewers fall more in love with the film.

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Brooklyn Leighton, Opinion Editor | she/her
Brooklyn is a junior English major with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in journalism from Falmouth, MA. When she isn’t working on writing a book, she is listening to Taylor Swift, watching Marvel movies, or obsessing over “The Hunger Games”. She loves cats, baking, and spending time with her friends. After graduation, she plans on becoming an author.
Julia Fusco, Graphics Editor | she/her
Julia is a senior from South Hamilton, Mass. majoring in media & film at Suffolk University. Julia is part of four student organizations and counting and is on the E-Board for three of them. When she isn't working at the Suffolk gym or in class, you can often find her taking time to engage in her hobbies, which includes photoshoots with her friends, graphic designing, dancing and grabbing some boba to go!

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