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6 heartwarming movies in cinemas for Valentine's Day

By Alex LambertMovies - 13 February 2014 12:00 AM | Updated 12:36 PM

6 heartwarming movies in cinemas for Valentine's Day

Get in the mood for love at the movies, as Valentine’s Day peeps round the corner. The weekend offerings at cinemas are filled with stories that are evocative and that will make your heart swell (only metaphorically, of course).

'Endless Love'

A remake of the 1981 film starring Brooke Shields, 'Endless Love' is the story of two teenagers, David played by Alex Pettyfer ('Magic Mike') and Jade played by Gabriella Wilde ('The Three Musketeers'). They falling wildly in love one summer, but Jade’s father forbids them from seeing one another. Their desire to stay together sees the couple become a modern-day Romeo and Juliet. How will it all end?

Why you’ll love it: The couple's fight to stay together will make you fall in love with them even as they fall more in love with each other. Added bonus: Alex Pettyfer is topless at various times throughout the movie.

Heart Meter: ♥♥♥♥

'Fly Me To The Moon'

After being told that first marriages are cursed in her family, Isabella (Diane Kruger, 'Inglorious Basterds') decides she will marry and divorce a complete stranger so that she may then marry her perfect fiance. In steps Jean-Yves (Danny Boon, 'Welcome to the Sticks'), a travel writer who can’t believe that a woman wants to marry him after only barely meeting him. As you can imagine, a tangled love story unravels as Isabella spends much of her time trying to get Jean to fall in love with her, and finds out there is more to life than marrying the perfect man.

Why you’ll love it: The movie takes you all around the world from Paris to Moscow to Africa, all while making you fall in love with Isabella and Jean-Yves.

Heart Meter: ♥♥♥

'That Awkward Moment'

After a brutal breakup, Mikey (Michael B Jordan, 'Friday Night Lights') makes a pact with his two best friends played by Zac Efron ('The Lucky One') and Miles Teller ('Project X') to stay single. In true Hollywood fashion, everything starts to go wrong when each of the young men falls in love, but has to keep it secret to maintain their pledged bachelorhood, all while dealing with the problems of modern-day relationships and that dreaded question of “Where is this going?”

Why you’ll love it: Watching men get in touch with their feelings and trying to live it up as bachelors in New York City. 

Heart Meter: ♥♥♥♥

'A Case Of You'

In the digital age, it is easy to find out much about a person without even having to have a conversation in real life. After meeting Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood) in a cafe, Sam (Justin Long) decides that she is the girl for him,and in order to make sure the feelings are reciprocated, he heads to her Facebook profile to learn more. From judo to cooking, Birdie is into it all, and Sam quickly starts to shape himself into her dream man. What will happen when Birdie finds out he is not who he sells himself to be?

Why you’ll love it: Social media mixed with love and comedy. This movie has it all.

Heart Meter: ♥♥

'Philomena'

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In the 1950s, teenage girl Philomena gets pregnant in Ireland and is cut off from her family and sent to a convent for unmarried mothers. Her son is put up for adoption and sent away, leaving a grieving mother who still thinks about him after 50 years. Philomena (Judi Dench) then meets journalist Martin (Steve Coogan) and together, they embark on a quest to track down the son for whom she pines.

Why you’ll love it: A loving reminder that there is nothing stronger than a mother’s love for her child and how forgiveness helps to deal with old wounds.

Heart Meter: ♥♥♥♥

'Winter’s Tale'

Exploring the themes of miracles, destiny, the power of love and the battle between good and evil, 'Winter’s Tale' is the movie for those into supernatural romantic fantasy. Peter Lake (Colin Farrell) is a thief who falls in love with a beautiful, wealthy but terminally ill girl (Jessica Brown Findlay, Lady Sybil of 'Downton Abbey'). The film travels between the late 19th century and 2014, following Peter as he fulfils his mission on earth all while dealing with real-life demons from his past.

Why you’ll love it: The idea that love conquers all and can transcend time.

Heart Meter: ♥♥♥