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Staff Picks: Movies for Valentine’s Day

Many couples, and singles, will choose to avoid the masses that will be dining out on Valentine’s Day and stay home to watch a movie instead. The Hays County Echo staff brainstormed on what they thought were some of the most classic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day and here are some choices our staff made in the following categories:

Classic Movies

by publisher Cyndy Slovak-Barton and proofreader Jane Kirkham

Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961)

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.

Casa Blanca (1942)

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Adam’s Rib (1949)

Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

Movies for Millenials

50 First Dates (2004)

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.

27 Dresses (2008)

After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister’s side as her sibling marries the man she’s secretly in love with.

The Notebook (2004)

Tender story of the enduring power of love even during the ravages of alzheimer’s.

Musical Romance

Moulin Rouge (2001)

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

Funny Face (1957)

An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.

Grease (1978)

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

80s Movies

Say Anything (1989)

A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

Roxanne (1987)

Based on the play “Cyrano de Bergerac”, large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man’s looks.

Princess Bride (1987)

While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Sci-Fi Movies

Wall-E (2008)

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.

Movie descriptions from IMDB.com

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