“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”
Arguably the best Matthew McConaughey movie during his rom-com phase, in which he’s opposite Kate Hudson. The two have instant chemistry.
It’s John Cusack again! This time he plays a guy who just wants to buy a pair of gloves at Bloomingdale’s for his girlfriend. But after running into a woman (Kate Beckinsale) who wants the same gloves, there’s a chain reaction of events that years later leads them back together.
A whole bunch of movie stars play characters in different stages of love in London during the Christmas holiday season. You might need some tissues handy.
“Can’t Buy Me Love”
Buena Vista Pictures
Patrick Dempsey plays a nerdy high schooler who pays the most popular girl (Amanda Peterson) in school $1,000 to be his girlfriend so he can become cool. Yes, kids, money does solve everything.
“Shakespeare In Love”
Joseph Fiennes plays a young (and broke) William Shakespeare who after running into the beautiful Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) comes up with his most famous play, “Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter” (yeah, the title needs a little work).
Oliver’s (Ewan McGregor) father (Christopher Plummer) not only reveals that he has terminal cancer but also that he’s gay. As Oliver tries to cope with these two huge announcements he begins to fall for a woman (Mélanie Laurent) he just met.
“The Duke of Burgundy”
Director Peter Strickland (“Berberian Sound Studio”) gives us a glimpse inside the unique relationship between Evelyn and Cynthia. Explaining anything else would give too much away.
“Your Sister’s Sister”
A perfect example of that old rule “tell your friend you have feelings for him, because he may get drunk and sleep with your sister.” Iris (Emily Blunt) invites her friend Jack (Mark Duplass) to stay at her family’s vacation house, but when Jack finds Iris’ sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) is also there, a night of drinking and sex leads to some awkward conversations. Especially when Iris shows up.
“Medicine for Melancholy”
Before Barry Jenkins made the Oscar-nominated “Moonlight,” he directed this drama that follows two people (Wyatt Cenac and Tracey Heggins) after a one-night stand who spend the day together to learn more about each other and take a trip around the rapidly gentrified San Francisco that surrounds them.
This is one of the most unique love stories you’ll ever see. Writer-director Shane Carruth also stars as a man who connects with a woman (Amy Seimetz) for unknown reasons and the two quickly form a bond that heals both of their broken lives.