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The Gavel's Movie Guide for Your Valentine

What better way is there to celebrate this February holiday than snuggling up with your significant other and watching a good romantic movie? Or maybe you’re looking for something to play at your girls’ night sleepover for Galentine’s Day? Or are you more of a stay-at-home-and-eat-all-the-chocolate-on-sale-on-February-15th type of person? No matter which category you fall under, The Gavel has got your back! We’ll bring the movies, you bring the snacks.

For the Romantics:

The Notebook (2004)

In this 1940s love story, Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) is a poor mill worker in South Carolina who falls desperately in love and with rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams). Of course, her parents don’t approve, and after Noah goes to war, Allie begins a relationship with another man. Years pass and Allie is about to be married when Noah returns to their small town years later and sparks fly.

Titanic (1997)

After winning a pair of tickets to board the S.S. Titanic, Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) is in for the trip of his life. Aboard the ship, he meets Rose, a young socialite on the brink of suicide because she feels her life is spinning out of her control. Jack teaches her how to take it back, and the two decide to run away together when the “unsinkable” ship does the unthinkable.

The Princess Bride (1987)

Beautiful young girl Buttercup (Robin Wright) enjoys teasing the farmhand Westley (Cary Elwes). The two share a secret romance before they must part ways. Many years later, much to Buttercup’s surprise, Westley returns and journeys to save her from marrying the evil Prince Humperdinck.

For the Girls-Night-In:

Bride Wars (2009)

Since they were little girls, best friends Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) have been dreaming of their weddings. They’ve got every detail already planned out, right down to the venue. And the date. When neither one refuses to give it up for the other, what will become of their lifelong friendship?

Trainwreck (2015)

Carefree Amy (Amy Schumer) is having the time of her life drinking and sleeping around in her zero-commitment lifestyle. That is, she says she is. As he sister settles down with a husband and a kid, Amy faces the reality that maybe she isn’t so happy. So when the successful sports doctor (Bill Hader) she has to interview for her job ends up starting a romance with her, Amy has to decide if she’s ready to change her ways.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

Bridget (Blake Lively), Carmen (America Ferrera), Lena (Alexis Bledel) and Tibby (Amber Tamblyn) are best friends from Bethesda, Maryland. After many summers together, the four girls are going to be apart from each other for the first time in their lives this summer. But they have a secret. A magical pair of pants that somehow looks amazing on each of the girls’ very different figures and brings them good luck. Over the summer, the girls mail the pants back and forth, staying connected with one another in a brand new way.

Regardless of who you spend this Valentine’s Day with, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect movie to match. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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