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Five rom-coms that your other half may watch with you this Valentine’s

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As Valentine’s Day has arrived, to avoid the squabble of what romantic films you’re going to watch with your other half tonight, here are five of our top picks.

That Awkward Moment

The film that stars every man’s, man-crush, Zac Efron. It’s a film about three single friends, one (Michael B Jordan) who is recently separated from his wife and pending a divorce. They all make a pact to not end up in relationships, which is the main plot of the movie. This film, although containing some lad-type humour is a good film for both mlae and female to relax and watch tonight.

This Means War

Is your partner a fan of James Bond? Jack Ryan (Both Movie and Amazon TV show)? And are you a lover for two people fighting over one woman? If so, this is the movie for both of you. The plot of the movie revolves around one woman, played by Reese Witherspoon, as she decides if she wants to date CIA agents played by Chris Pine or Tom Hardy. All at the same time, they sabotage each others dates with her, with their highly-trained skills and gadgets to fight for her love as well as the bad guys.

Mamma Mia!

ABBA, C’mon, who doesn’t love a bit of them. Unless your partner is a HUGE fan of musicals, it’ll probably be the only one they would be happy to watch, maybe The Greatest Showman might be an exception. In case you haven’t, we would insist on asking why.

The film is about a young woman; Amanda Seyfried, who is looking for her father to walk her down the aisle at her wedding. The problem is that she has to decide out of three people; who is her father. Perfectly blending both normal dialogue and covers of ABBA, the film produces an interesting story that you and your partner (depending if it’s the sing-a-long version or you’re a huge fan) can belt out the lyrics along with the film.

Jerry Maguire

For those who love their sports. If you’re looking for a rom-com that your sporty partner will love, this is the one.

The film follows Tom Cruise as he is fired from his sports agency job and goes onto to set up his own agency with only ONE client – Cuba Gooding Jr, with the help of an unlikely single mum; Renée Zellweger. As the film progresses, he tries to work out the balance between keeping himself self employed and his love life. Making this a great romantic film for someone with a partner who loves their sports. Now – SHOW ME THE MONEY!

Love, Simon

This film is a great watch for couples. It gives a modern twist to the normal rom-com: instead of a man searching for the love of a woman, the man is looking for love from another man.

Using emails, Simon (Nick Robinson) hasn’t ‘came out’ yet to anyone. He finds love online, with someone going under the name of ‘Blue’. The movie pivots around him figuring out who this unknown person is, yet keeping his own secret. But, like all plot twists, it doesn’t go to plan. This is a great film to watch as it’s entertaining from start to finish and you, with Simon, are trying to figure out who ‘Blue’ is.

If you liked Tom Hanks’ You’ve Got Mail (1998) then you’ll like this.

What are you and your other half going to watch tonight? Tweet us and let us know @North_LightsNE