5 Great Superhero Movies That Are Romantic Enough To Justify Watching On Valentine's Day

5 Great Superhero Movies That Are Romantic Enough To Justify Watching On Valentine's Day

5 Great Superhero Movies That Are Romantic Enough To Justify Watching On Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming, and what better time is there to curl up with someone you care about and watch some superhero action? Here are 5 movies that are romantic enough to justify watching on Wednesday.

While many people associate Valentine's Day with cheesy, emotionally-manipulative romance flicks, there are lots of good alternatives.

The superhero genre has been around long enough that we have plenty of movies to pick from to start off a romantic evening—or an evening spent alone with a box of chocolates, whatever your style is. Either way, here are five superhero movies perfect for February 14.




Superman

Richard Donner’s 1978 classic is the movie that proved superheroes truly belong on the big screen. It’s also one of the best representations of the romance between Lois Lane and Superman. Lois’ affection for Superman yet general indifference to Clark Kent leads causes an interesting dynamic: a love triangle between two people.

If you can get past the whole “glasses are a disguise” thing, these scenes are a lot of fun, and the movie is so charming that this shouldn’t be a problem. Plus, what’s more romantic than flying over Metropolis at night? Nothing!


Wonder Woman

In the same spirit as Richard Donner’s classic is Patty Jenkins’ love letter to old-school superhero adventures. The romance between Diana and Steve Trevor is one of the many things that made this movie work, as  Steve’s war-weary cynicism is matched with Diana’s idealism and naivete about humanity. Once they enter the war, the two make a great team.

The film’s climax leaves us with an emotional sacrifice that seals this romance with a fittingly tragic end—since you can’t have a Valentine’s Day movie marathon without spilling a few tears. If you’re in more of a Marvel mood, go for Captain America: The First Avenger to fill the same emotional beats.


Deadpool

The Merc with a Mouth took ownership of Valentine’s Day 2016 with a genius marketing campaign that capitalized on the film’s February release date. While the film isn’t the quite the tear-jerking romance that some people thought it would be, Deadpool is still more or less a love story. 

Behind the violence and vulgar humor, the movie has a surprisingly romantic message. Throughout the film, Wade is worried about whether Vanessa will still love him despite his disfigurement, and the ending gives us the happy ending we’re all pulling for. Also, nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like an extended holiday-themed sex montage.


The Incredibles

Not all romances cut to credits after two young people embrace for a kiss. No, some movie couples actually grow into full-fledged adults together and raise a family. This is where The Incredibles comes in,  as the movie is not only one of the best films in both the superhero and animation categories, but also a decent love story.

Of course, this is a movie made for kids so we can’t expect it to dwell too much on the relationship dynamics of Bob and Helen Parr, but we still get a really solid representation of what marriage is like when the glory days are a distant memory.


Spider-Man 2

We’ve seen a lot of superhero movies since Tobey Maguire donned the red and blue spandex, but none of really captured how much being a superhero can suck like Spider-Man 2. While Peter Parker can save the day, he struggles with pretty much every aspect of his day-to-day life. Worst of all, he has to deal with the girl of his dreams marrying a freaking astronaut.

However, by the end of the movie, Peter gets the cheesy happy ending that he deserves, and it’s hard not to feel something when he sees Mary Jane standing in his doorway in a wedding dress. Peter’s story ends with him getting the girl, and let’s just pretend the series ended that way.
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