5 Romantic Comedies with Unique Love Stories

There are plenty of great romantic comedies out there to watch between now and Valentine’s Day, but some of the most memorable romantic movies are the ones with the most complex, dysfunctional, unexpected love stories. From classic comedies to family films, here are five funny and completely unique romantic comedies to check out or watch all over again before February 14th.

10 Best Romantic Comedies to Watch on Valentine's Day

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

What It’s All About — This classic romantic comedy follows the complex relationship between Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) as their renewed friendship gradually transforms into romance.

Classic Quote: “You take someone to the airport, it’s clearly the beginning of the relationship. That’s why I have never taken anyone to the airport at the beginning of a relationship.”

Groundhog Day (1993)

What It’s All About — A self-centered local weatherman (Bill Murray) is sent to cover a famous Groundhog Day ceremony, only to discover that he’s cursed to relive February 2nd over and over again with no escape.

Classic Quote: “This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.”

Amelié (2001)

What It’s All About — This whimsical French film follows the lonely Amelie (Audrey Tautou) as she begins a quest to bring pieces of joy and love to the people around her, and finally dares to pursue a love of her own.

Classic Quote: “Life’s funny. To a kid, time always drags. Suddenly you’re fifty. All that’s left of your childhood fits in a rusty little box.”

WALL-E (2008)

What It’s All About — A lonely robot living on an abandoned Earth becomes fascinated with a robot sent to scan for signs of life, and follows her to a space station housing the last humans in order to call them home.

Classic Quote: “Earth is amazing! These are called ‘farms’. Humans would put seeds in the ground, pour water on them and they grow food, like pizza!”

The Princess Bride (1987)

What It’s All About — Screenwriter William Goldman and Director Rob Reiner delivered a fresh take on the fairy tale genre as prince charming (Cary Elwes) attempts to rescue the beautiful princess (Robin Wright).

Classic Quote: “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is:  “Never get involved in a land war in Asia.” But only slightly less well-known is this: “Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!”

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5 Must-See Movies with Funny Fathers

Father’s Day is all about letting Dad know how much he is appreciated. It’s also about having a good time. Thankfully, there are a stockpile of great movies featuring hilarious Dads. Start his Father’s Day off with a few laughs, kick back with the whole family and enjoy one of these five favorite movies with funny fathers.

Rick Moranis, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Inventor Wayne Szalinski has some explaining to do after he accidentally shrinks his kids down to an almost microscopic size with his experimental ray gun. After realizing his huge mistake, he sets out to search for his kids in the deadly backyard, inadvertently making their crazy journey back to safety even more dangerous.

Robin Williams, “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993)
When Daniel Hillard loses his job, his marriage and the custody of his kids, he concocts a seemingly absurd scheme to get back in their lives, taking on the identity of a Scottish nanny named Euphegenia. Comical and heartwarming, the movie showcases a father’s love for his family and the lengths he will go to be near them.

Albert Brooks, “Finding Nemo” (2003)
Marlin the clownfish isn’t exactly the funniest figure in this beloved Disney/Pixar® hit, but the dangerous situations and hilarious cast of characters he encounters during the search for his son, Nemo, provides the perfect dose of comedy for Father’s Day. As a bonus, it’s the perfect movie to watch for Dads with little kids.

Crispin Glover, “Back to the Future” (1985)
You can’t help but feel bad for George McFly at the start of this classic movie. However, as the plot thickens, and with a lot of help from his time-traveling son, George finds the strength to stand up to Biff, the frightening school bully, and change his life entirely. The iconic film is a can’t-miss for fathers who love science fiction.

Chevy Chase, “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983)
All Clark Griswold wants to do is spend time time with his family. In his mind, the best way to accomplish this is to pile everyone into a station wagon and drive. Getting from Chicago to Los Angeles isn’t a smooth ride, but Clark’s relentless effort to create the ideal vacation for his family steers the plot onto hilarious avenues.

10 Things To Do To Pass The Last Week Of February

FebruaryWe have finally reached the end of February, and it seems like the winter will stretch on forever. Spring is right around the corner, but you need to find some fun ways to get through this last icy patch. Here are 10 things to do to pass the last week of February.

  1. Clean out your closet. Spring often means new fashions. Make some room for those new looks and get your winter clothes ready for storage with a little work. Check out these tips to get to the bottom of your closet clutter.
  2. Binge on your favorite show or movie series. Binge watching is the newest way to keep up with the best in entertainment. Thanks to online streaming services and DVDs, it is possible to watch entire seasons at once. Catch up with a show you love or are curious about, or dig into a film trilogy.winter-running
  3. Start training for a summer run. Join a gym and start off on a treadmill for an energizing workout. Talk with your doctor first, and follow a beginner’s program to get moving.
  4. Begin a new book. Feed your mind with a new and interesting book. Start a reading habit with a bestseller, or try out a piece of classic literature. Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a book.
  5. Build a winter campfire in the yard. If your city or homeowners’ association allows it, set up a backyard fire pit and have a winter campfire. Don’t forget the s’mores and hot chocolate.
  6. Play snow soccer. Give your favorite sport a winter twist while keeping warm by running around in the snow. Make sure to check out your playing space for ice before you start, and use a brightly colored ball so you will not lose it in the snow.
  7. Build a model or puzzle. A model or a puzzle is a wonderful way to pass the time alone or with a group. Start with a small puzzle and work your way up to something more complex.playing-game
  8. Make an indoor fort or a snow fort. It’s always delightful to create a space just for fun. If there is snow on the ground, use it to build your own fort to prepare for a snowball attack. Stay indoors and pile up pillows and combine it with a fort kit for hours of fun.
  9. Go on a winter scavenger hunt. Try one in the outdoors to show children the beauty of nature in winter, or set up some clues indoors for a cozy treasure hunt.
  10. Play a new board game. Set up a family game night, and try something you have never played before. Rolling the dice on something different will keep you from getting in a rut, and you may find a new favorite.

Count Down of Top Christmas Movies

Today we are counting down our 13 favorite Christmas movies (1 for each night starting tonight through Christmas Eve).  While you watch a kid shoot his eye out <#1> and an angel get his wings <#2>, nosh on some homemade popcorn (because roasting chestnuts over a fire may be fun to sing about, but a real pain to execute).

13. Holiday Inn
12. The Polar Express
11. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
10. A Charlie Brown Christmas
9. Miracle on 34th Street
8. Love Actually
7. Home Alone
6. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
5. White Christmas
4. The Muppet Christmas Carol
3. Elf
2. It’s a Wonderful Life
1. A Christmas Story