Valentines Day is here and while Mrs. NB and I have gotten past the phase of having to show our love for one another through material goods, it doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy Valentines day for what it’s supposed to be about: some quality, nice romantic time with your significant other.
I’m kind of a jerk when it comes to watching movies. If I’m not picking it, I don’t want to see it. And on Valentines Day, it’s not really the time for a John Wayne western, Tarantino or Star Wars.Â You need a movie that has some ass kicking and a good love story/steaminess for your lady friend. Well fellas, you’re in luck,Â because this week on The List, I’m detailing 5 kick ass awesome movies you can watch with your lady on Valentines Day.
5) Natural Born Killers
Two people hopelessly in love engage in a torrid, passionate and ill fated relationship. Their lives become hopelessly based around their undying passion for each other. Because nothing matters to them other than each other, society does not approve of such intense passion. And then Mickey and Mallory Knox jump in a Dodge Challenger and drive across the American southwest on a killing spree before living happily ever after.
Seriously, as much as this is mind-f*ck of a violent movie, there’s a pretty alright love story in there as well. Not for the squeamish.
Most romantic scene: Mickey & Mallory Get Married
Most Asskicking Scene: Mickey & Mallory rampage a roadside a diner to L7 (viewer discretion advised)
A Scottish patriot unites his country against the English, steals away his bride, his bride gets killed, he uses his anger to further fuel his anger towards the British, then nails a British queen-to-be, shows his ass during battle, engages in a whole bunch of bad ass mid evil warfare and wears a bunch of blue and red paint and a kilt. There’s some serious romance in Braveheart and some serious fighting and such. Plus there’s the extra bonus of pre-crazy Mel Gibson, which your lady should enjoy seeing.
Most Romantic Scene: William Wallace takes his lady night riding and romances the pants right off of her:
Most Asskicking Scene: Wallace pumps up the troops
Guns. Antonio Banderas. Sultry Latin music. Guns.Â Salma Hayek. Antonio Banderas romancing Salma Hayek. More guns. More music. More romance. More sultry latin lover stuff. The end.
Desperado is fun, romantic and kick-assy all at the same time. Can’t go wrong.
Most Romantic Scene: Salma sings, so soft & sultry.
Most Asskicking Scene: The bar shootout.
2) Top Gun
Sure, it’s considered pretty homo-erotic now, but you’ve got prime time Tom Cruise & Val Kilmer for the ladies (or dudes) and ultra-hot Kelly McGillisÂ for the dudes (or ladies. Because that’s what she prefers). You’ve also got some awesome intense (and cheesy) scenes between Maverick & Charlie (take me to bed or lose me forever or “mind if I take a shower?). Then you also get all the awesome dog fighting stuff and flipping the bird to MIG’s.
Most Romantic Scene: Take My Breath Away
Most Asskicking Scene: Flipping the bird
1) The Princess Bride
Fighting, rescuing princesses, dashing handsome masked men, escapes, comedy, sadness and a happy ending. This is what we all want, don’t we? I’ve yet to find anyone who can’t enjoy the Princess Bride on some level. Great for fellas and ladies alike.
Most Romantic Scene: As You Wish!
Most Asskicking Scene: Prepare to die…