Valentine's Day Movies for Geeks
Geeky guys and girls need love too. That's just a fact! But formulaic rom-coms and stale Hollywood fare often leave us yearning for more. Well, here is a list of five unconventional, geek-friendly flicks that will definitely melt your nerd-licious heart.
1. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World -
This hyper-kinetic visual feast is simply required viewing for star-crossed lovers, movie fans, gamers, and geeks alike. Michael Cera stars as an unassuming, bass wielding super geek who must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. The jokes come fast and hard in this adrenaline fueled comedy that's chock full of nods to old school video games, classic geek films, and moments that will melt your heart. When you throw in an amazing soundtrack, dizzying visuals, and the fact that it's directed by Sean of the Dead's Edgar Wright, you simply can't go wrong!
2. Edward Scissorhands -
Back in the early 90's, while director Tim Burton was smack dab in the middle of his can-do-no wrong phase, he made this quirky and beautiful film that just might qualify as his best. It's a suburban fairytale that follows an uncommonly gentle young man (Johnny Depp), who just happens to have scissors for hands. The film is part an ode to Frankenstein and part romantic fantasy, filled with gorgeous, snow filled scenes and just the right touch of humor.
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind -
Not in the mood for a Valentine's Day film that makes love look pretty? Well, then Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind is for you. This mind-bending film from the surreal mind of director Michel Gondry tells the tale of Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet), a couple who once had it all and lost it. After their break up, Clementine is so distraught that she undergoes an experimental procedure to erase the memories of Joel from her brain. Joel soon follows her lead, but the traces of their love for one another just can't be wiped away. We're going to level with you: this film is a bit of a downer until the very end, but it's wildly inventive and simply one of the best films of the last ten years.
4.The Perks of Being a Wallflower -
This little gem flew a little under the radar in 2012, but it's well worth the watch, and there's no better time to catch it than Valentine season. Charlie, an introvert freshman, is taken under the wings of Patrick and Sam, two seniors who welcome him to the real world. Like Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the story can be heartbreaking, but it's beautifully rendered and has an ending that simply soars. When you throw in the fact that it has Emma Watson, the film is just irresistible.
5. Spider Man 2 -
Spider Man 2 is still to this day the best Spidey film of them all, and also the greatest love story hidden inside a superhero action film to date. The 2004, Tobey Maguire era film follows Peter Parker after the events of the first, which has created a rift between him and his love Mary Jane Watson. As he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius (aka Doctor Octopus), SpiderMan and Mary Jane renew their bond. The film features one of the greatest kisses ever caught on film, and a legendary villain that makes for pulse-pounding action scenes.
What do you think is the most geekily romantic movie for Valentine's Day?