Valentine’s Day movies you shouldn’t miss

The big movies to open this weekend are without a doubt The Vow and Safe House. One is a sure-fire win for the romantics and another is going to be big for those that love action thrillers. Which category do you fall under?

With the battle to win your heart (and wallet) this weekend between romance and action, there’s another movie coming out next week that may give both of them a run for their money: This Means War, which combines some of the romantic elements of The Vow with some of the action/spy fun of Safe House. Which movie will be crowned the champion of Valentine’s Day, though?


The Vow. PG-13, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. This is the based-on-true-life story of a newlywed couple. Rachel's character gets into a terrible car accident suffers from severe memory loss. Channing’s character has to find a way to make his wife fall in love with him all over again. Check showtimes.

Safe House. R, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. Ryan is a young CIA agent bored with his quiet job as a “housekeeper” tasked with looking after fugitive Denzel in a safe house. But when the house is attacked, the two must team up to run for their lives while trying to figure out if the attackers were sent by terrorists or someone on the inside. Check showtimes.

This Means War. PG-13, starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Chelsea Handler. Chris and Tom play two CIA operatives, best friends and partners whose bond is put to the test when they both fall hard for Lauren (played perfectly by Witherspoon). Soon their friendly competition for her affection turns into an all-out battle! Check showtimes.

What movie are you planning to see this weekend with your sweetie?

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