Top 5 Valentine’s Day Chick Flicks Dudes Can Live With
As we have already explained, there is no relationship killer more dangerous than Valentine’s Day. We won’t go into all the details here (if you need an explanation, read this), just suffice it to say that you’re going to have to be on your best behavior. I mean, Westminster-Kennel-Club-best-in-show, getting-out-of-prison-early, eight-years-old-and-two-weeks-before-Christmas behavior.
Furthermore, if you’ve ever been in a relationship, you know that “best behavior” actually means “whatever the hell she wants.”
Well, guess what dudes. She’s going to want to watch some chick flicks on Valentine’s night. No use complaining about it. It’s going to happen (or you’ll wish it had afterwards).
That doesn’t necessarily mean the night has to be a complete loss…
In that spirit we’ve compiled a list of movies (in no particular order) that your sweetie will definitely consider to be in the chick flicks genre but—for various reasons—you’ll be able to enjoy as well.
1. Legends of the Fall – Brad Pitt. Unrequited love. Period costumes. Over a two-hour run time. All the makings of a miserable night, right? Not the case. This chick flick’s opening scene is a guy fighting a grizzly bear with nothing but a hunting knife. Bar fights, battlegrounds and lots of gun play. This one is not a comedy.
2. Eulogy – Plenty of manly humor here. Hard to argue with a funeral which consists of shooting flaming arrows at a coffin on a boat filled with gasoline—in this day and age. And there’s some hilarious stuff about a “Vag in a town.”
3. Fifty First Dates – On the surface it may not sound like much, but Adam Sandler definitely makes this movie about a ladies’ man who falls for a woman with a weird form of amnesia well worth watching. One of the few movies in existence where Rob Schneider (who plays a one-eyed Hawaiian) is actually good. Watch for Dan Akroyd to make an appearance. And that guy who played Rudy in “Rudy.” Also, if you can figure out whether Adam Sandler’s assistant is a dude or a dame, please let us know.
4. Bridesmaids – Hilarity and some pretty hot cat-fights, this one has been called a
chick’s version of “The Hangover.” Directed by Judd Apatow—need we say more?
5. Dead Again – Also not a comedy, this love story between Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson (who were married in real life at the time) features murder, suspense, wild plot twists, outstanding performances and even a touch of the supernatural. Watch for some great occasional scenes with Andy Garcia.
In case you can’t get your hands on one of these, anything with Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd or Jason Segel is ALWAYS better than anything with Hugh Grant, Meg Ryan or Julia Roberts.
Finally, to really make the night work, be sure to pair your movie with the proper brew. A guy named Josh Simpkins (who, if he is not already a loafer, needs to become one pronto) has put together a website to help us out in that regard. Check out “Chick Flicks and Beer.” The name speaks for itself.