- Step 1: Have a laugh If laughter makes you feel all warm and gooey inside, choose a romantic comedy for Valentine's Day. You’re in for carefully tempered jokes built into an inoffensive plot.
- TIP: Avoid particularly bawdy movies -- too much potty humor can ruin the mood.
- Step 2: Get dramatic To put some romance in the air, find a tear-jerking drama in which an obviously perfect couple faces incredible odds. Bonus points if the characters are torn apart at the end.
- Step 3: Get some action Does a rush of adrenaline spur your passion? Look for intense explosions, a crazy villain, and couple-centric stunts.
- Step 4: Go back in time Pick a black-and-white classic if you're feeling nostalgic. Don't get held up on the plot's plausibility -- what's important is that it involves a fedora.
- Step 5: Mix the elements Blend styles together for a perfect Valentine's Day movie. Choose an emotional love story set in the past with a high-stakes plot and witty one-liners. Then, get comfortable and let the magic of Hollywood capture your heart.
- FACT: The 2010 film Valentine's Day earned $67 million in the U.S. and Canada during its opening weekend.
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