Movie night is something special at my house because I don’t venture into the rental world very often. Dim the lights, make a big batch of healthy kettle corn (popcorn*+ Splenda + cinnamon + dash of cayenne), grab some sodas and a pack of Red Vines to use as straws and cuddle up for a great flick. Valentine’s day is a great excuse to make the extra effort, especially considering this movie night might set you back $5 but certainly shows thought. (Which as you know, goes much farther than bling to earn bonus points in my book).

As far as Valentine’s day movies go, my all-time favorite would have to be Pretty Woman. There is just something so interesting to me about the story of an escort who manages to find love with a wealthy client. Plus, one of my friends who lives in Rome currently works as an escort and we always send each other quotes from the movie! She has such an intriguing life, no two days are ever the same when you are a sex worker! She’s even told me about how some of the guys discuss their fantasies about having sex while watching something scary in the background. They usually give the escort the new Netflix horror movies list and ask them to pick one they don’t mind. People have such bizarre fantasies at times, that I can’t even fathom it.

Apparently, in recent years adult entertainers have even started to embrace the internet. My friend told me that along with websites like she also manages to meet clients using adult social media platforms like OnlyFans. I am not sure if sex work would be right for me but I certainly applaud my friend for making a living the way she does. Sometimes she even earns more than I do!

Anyway, if you are looking for some fun Valentine’s movie picks, here are my recommendations.

Great Valentine’s Movies:

Love Actually

The African Queen

Roman Holiday


Like Water for Chocolate

Pretty Woman

(You can find the top 100 romantic movies of all time here.)

And to add the obvious pun: Lights! Camera! Action!


* I don’t mind popcorn in a movie setting — my greatest pet peeve– when my own crunching cancels out the annoying crunching of others.