She's All That. Hacky sack. Hacky sack. LOL. Besides being a big Rachael Leigh Cook fan, this movie has a fun story to it and I've always loved it. It is kind of a twist of a modern day feel of another movie that will be mentioned later in this list. Freddie Prinze, Jr. plays the role of Zach who is mister popular in high school. Fresh off a break up, a bet is made as to whether Zach could turn any girl in the school into the prom queen in six weeks. Enter Laney who is an art student played by Rachael Leigh Cook. Zach goes out of his way to find a way to get into communication with her which goes back to the hacky sack that I mentioned earlier. However, what happens when the bet turns into another problem when he starts to show real interest in Laney?
Never Been Kissed. I actually just watched this movie in the last few years and loved it. Drew Barrymore plays Josie who had a horrible high school experience with lots of embarrassing moments. The current day Josie works at a newspaper and is assigned to do a report on the happenings in high school. She has to go back to high school and work undercover as a student. The story has her fighting her fears and anxieties of what happened before while also looking for healing as well. She ends up falling in love but it could ruin her whole story.
10 Things I Hate About You. I love you baby and if it's quite all right, I need you baby to warm a lonely night. Many will remember that song from the serenade by Heath Ledger's character, Patrick Vernona to Kat Stratford played by Julia Stiles. It was a very fun moment out on the football field as he tried to prove himself to her. This is one of my favorite movies of all time and had a strong cast. You have Cameron who wants to date Kat's sister, Bianca. Problem is that Bianca is not allowed to date. A deal is made by her dad that if Kat decides to date, then Bianca can date. Kat is of course not the social high school person. That leads to deals being made and then Verona gets involved. Love this movie.
Can't Buy Me Love. This is a movie that I will stop and watch if I see it on TV. The movie stars Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson. Dempsey plays Ronald who is seen as a nerd in high school. Peterson plays Cindy who is the popular cheerleader. The story of the movie is Ronald seeing if he can basically buy his way into the popular crowd. He pays Cindy $1000 to pretend to be his girlfriend and get him in with the 'in' crowd. What happens when he ends up becoming close to the popular crowd but also forgetting where he came from with his old friends? What happens when Cindy sees the monster that she has helped create? Just love this movie a lot.
Jerry Maguire. Did you know the human head weighs 8 pounds? I had to pick a different line other than the obvious "show me the money". LOL. Tom Cruise plays a sports agent who ends up going it on his own after a falling out with his agency. Renee Zellweger plays Dorothy who goes out on a limb to join him in his venture. Things don't go so well as Jerry competes trying to grab clients but he does have the great Rod Tidwell. This movie has so many memorable moments in it whether it is the story or the lines.
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. There is just something really fun about this movie that I have always liked since the first time that I saw it. Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey star in this movie. Both have a goal although very different. Matthew's character, Ben, has a bet made that he can make any woman fall in love with him in ten days. Kate Hudson's character of Andie is writing an article for work on how to lose a guy in ten days. The two end up together and she puts him through everything to try and chase him off. He is doing his best to deal and keep her despite the things that are driving him crazy. Fun story and I love how it played out on screen.
Sweet Home Alabama. I'm also a big Reese Witherspoon fan and I never mind watching a movie that she is in. This story is the usual big city versus small town love story. Will she choose the big life that she has accomplished in the big city including her love life? What about her roots in her small town that are trying to lure her back.
Clueless. In my favorite movies of all time list. I thought about this the other day but it really feels like this movie was my generation's Fast Times At Ridgemont High. I watched this movie again about a month ago on DVD and I still love it. The movie looks at the lives and lifestyles of a high school in California. All different crowds and seeing how they mix and match. How many lines made it into pop culture from this movie? Another strong cast with what young Hollywood was at the time. Alicia Silverstone was one of the hottest actresses at the time appearing everywhere. Brittany Murphy was taking off to at the time with popularity.
50 First Dates. What happens when you meet a girl and fall in love with her? Normally that is a typical thing. What if you show up the next day to talk to her and she has no idea who you are? Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star in this clever and powerful movie about a girl that was in an accident which wipes out her memory. She lives each day pretty much brand new. Adam Sandler's character is determined to find a way to make her fall in love with him and prove his love to her.
Whatever It Takes. I always thought this was a very underrated romantic comedy. Several names in this movie including Shane West, Marla Sokoloff, and James Franco. Ryan and Maggie are best friends and go to high school together. They are also neighbors literally just a window apart from one another who have a deal to go to prom together if they don't have dates. Ryan ends up making a deal with a football player to help the football player get close to Maggie in exchange for Ryan being introduced and led to the popular cheerleader. Basically, it is a trade off as they head toward prom. It's a very paint by numbers kind of story but I loved every bit of it. Just a shame that it doesn't get talked about more but it is a really good movie.
So, there you have it. Just part of a list of some of my favorites. Hope you all have a great Valentine's Day. Take care and God bless!!