Valentine’s Day Movie Night: 7 Ideas from Launch Media

February 11, 2020

Jay Leno once said, “Today is Valentine’s Day. Or, as men like to call it, extortion day.”

And, perhaps you may feel that’s true. Christmas was barely over before brick and mortars exploded with teddy bears and assorted chocolates.

But, here at Launch Media, we believe in bringing the passion to everything we do. And, if we’re putting in the effort at work, we need to put the effort into our personal lives too.

But, since everyone is exhausted by Friday, what better way to celebrate with your friends and loved ones than chilling out together with a movie?

Here’s 7 Valentine’s Day movie ideas…

Leap Year 

Amy Adams is sad that she gets earrings instead of an engagement ring in Leap Year

Naturally, we had to include Leap Year. 2020 is a leap year after all. It’s a fun, little throwback from the heyday of romcoms, filled with Irish accents, stunning scenery, and lots of jokes about the government. 

You’ve Got Mail 

Joe Fox emails Kathleen Kelly in You've Got Mail

Who doesn’t love Tom Hanks? And, Meg Ryan? The power couple you need for a little 90s nostalgia since we’re still getting used to writing 2020 on all of our paperwork. For any of you dealing with dating apps, it’ll romanticize your struggles and give you hope again

Moonrise Kingdom 

I love you, but you don't know what you're talking about, Moonrise Kingdom

If you want to sound like a film buff, just namedrop ‘Wes Anderson,’ and act like you’re too cool to explain why. Moonrise Kingdom is a delightful visual feast, typical of the director, celebrating a wonderfully awkward wit, the naivety of first love, and a sense of nostalgia that goes perfectly with a Friday night in. 

Pride and Prejudice

The Bennet sisters turn to see Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley

Does this even need an explanation? It’s pinnacle Jane Austen. Please read the book if you haven’t already. We don’t care if you like the BBC mini series better, you cannot beat this score, cinematography, or the dynamic pairing of Kiera Knightly and Matthew McFayden


He doesn't even know I exist, Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina

A classic of classics. Sabrina is a delightfully rendered tale of class boundaries and love and defying expectations. Who doesn’t love Audrey Hepburn? Don’t we all want to wander around Paris and find ourselves? I mean, honestly.  

Peter Rabbit 

cotton tail waves from a tree in Peter Rabbit

Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir-tree.” Just a cute, little diddy of a movie that’ll be fun for the whole family. And, now there’s a sequel! 

About Time

About Time dancing gym

As much about the love between a father and a son as it is about romance. You’ll laugh and cry through this lovely story and find yourself hoping to live every day as if I’ve deliberately come back to this one day to enjoy it as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary life.”

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