Which Romantic Movie Stereotype Are You?
With Valentine’s Day coming up, hearts and cupids fill the air. Whether you’re single, looking for love or in a relationship, everyone can enjoy this romantic holiday in their own way, from sentimental romantic movies to light-hearted, cheesy rom-coms. Take this quiz to find out which character you would be! Then, check out these movie recommendations to channel your inner romantic.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, hearts and cupids fill the air. Whether you’re single, looking for love or in a relationship, everyone can enjoy this romantic holiday in their own way. From sentimental romantic movies to light-hearted, cheesy rom-coms, here are some movie recommendations to channel your inner romantic.
10 Things I Hate About You (PG-13)
Year released: 1999
Director: Gil Junger
Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” this modern take tells the story of two sisters and their love stories. The older ill-tempered sister, Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles), isn’t interested in finding a love interest. Unfortunately for her younger, popular sister Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), she can’t date until her older sister has a boyfriend. As a result, plans are set up to find a romance for Kat. With a mix of humor, wittiness and thoughtfulness, this movie is a teen comedy classic full of charismatic characters.
13 Going on 30 (PG-13)
Year released: 2004
Director: Gary Winick
When 13 year-old Jenna (Christa B. Allen) struggles with junior high problems ranging from boys to mean girls, she fantasizes about skipping her young years and jumping straight to a successful adulthood. However, when she magically transforms into a 30 year-old version of herself (Jennifer Garner) overnight, she faces the problems that come with being an adult. Along her journey of navigating her new life, she finds romance and figures out what’s really important to her. It’s the perfect combination of cheesiness and comedy, yet it still tugs at your heartstrings.
Year released: 2013
Director: Spike Jonze
Following the strange, unlikely love story between Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) and a highly intelligent operating system named Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), this romantic science fiction movie explores what role love and intimacy play in this modern, digital world. Although there are themes such as loneliness and isolation, there are also moments of heart, soul and emotion. There’s nothing quite like this thought-provoking film.
Dirty Dancing (PG-13)
Year released: 1987
Director: Emile Ardolino
“Nobody puts Baby in the corner!”
In this 80s classic, Baby (Jennifer Grey) spends one last summer with her family at a resort in the Catskills Mountains before she’s off to the Peace Corps. Expecting a boring vacation, she’s luckily met with an opportunity to fill in as the dance partner of the resort’s dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), who eventually forms a new relationship with Baby. Though her father disapproves of this romance, she spends her entire trip growing close to the resort staff and perfecting this dance. With iconic moments and songs, such as “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, this movie is entertaining, engaging and full of fun.