Opinion: Valentine’s Day romantic movies for guys

By Joshua Madden
A&E Editor

Now I don’t want to brag too much here, but I happen to be a bit of an expert when it comes to movies. The sports editor here at the Lariat often comments on my insatiable desire to reference movies he’s never even heard of. I watch a lot of movies.

I also happen to be a guy — a guy with a girlfriend, no less, so for those of you looking to watch a romantic movie tomorrow that’s actually tolerable, I happen to be the man on campus to ask. Here are my suggestions for guy-friendly romantic movies.

Remember Me

I hate to admit this as much as the next guy, but Robert Pattinson actually is a good actor. “Remember Me” follows Tyler (Pattinson) as he struggles to find purpose in life while increasingly falling in love with Ally (Emilie De Ravin).

The real star of the film, however, is New York City. The shots are beautiful and the twist at the end is something worth waiting for. Guys, it’s actually good.

Definitely, Maybe

While the girls will love Pattinson in “Remember Me,” we guys have plenty to love as we watch Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fischer and Rachel Weisz compete for love in “Definitely, Maybe.”

It’s a romantic movie, yes, but it avoids being too cutesy and is a perfect movie to watch with a date. If my girlfriend actually reads this — which I doubt — then the surprise is about to be ruined: we’re watching it.

Jerry Maguire:

This movie is famous for one really good line that will make your girl’s heart melt.

If you can turn to her at the end of the movie and honestly say, “You complete me,” with the force of Tom Cruise, Valentine’s Day will be great.