With Valentine's Day just around the corner, most of the guys reading this are probably racking their brains trying to figure out what do for their special someone. Do you really have to get her flowers? Do you really have to go out and get dinner despite the heavy EDSA traffic? No matter how you try to convince her how overrated the holiday is, the answer is a freakin' yes, bro. Don't even try to bring that up because you'll never win that argument.
At the end of the day, Valentine's is still for the ladies and the sooner you accept that fact the better. But it doesn't have to be one-sided! Whoever said you can't have a good time on Valentine's? Play your cards right and you might even be rewarded for all your efforts. Forget Fifty Shades of Grey! Here are the hottest romantic flicks you can watch together to get the lady in your life in the mood.
If you want to touch her in all the right places
This erotic-thriller from acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook didn't make the cut in this year's Best Foreign Film category for the Academy Awards. But those who have seen it will agree that it's beautifully shot and sexy as hell. Loosely based on a Victorian crime novel, The Handmaiden will show you how to touch your girl in all the places that will make her shiver. You want to know the best part about it? Two hot Korean girls will show you how to do it.
If you're looking for a new, ehem, position
A movie from Taiwanese director Ang Lee, Lust/Caution tells the story of how an unlikely couple fell in love in Japanese-occupied Shanghai during World War II. This well-made spy thriller offers one of the hottest and steamiest sex scenes in film history and was actually rated NC17 in the USA for its graphic depiction of sex. Like the Kama Sutra on celluloid, Lust/Caution will show that there are more than a handful of ways (positions to be exact) to please the lady in your life.
If you're looking for an awkward threesome
Y Tu Mama Tambien
This Mexican coming-of-age movie from director Alfonso Cuaron has the perfect depiction of drunk sex that perhaps goes a bit too far. Best friends Julio and Tenoch try to seduce Luisa, who is an older woman and the wife of Tenoch's cousin. Watch it with your date after you've had a few tequilas in your system. Although it's probably not a good idea to watch it together with your girl and your best buddy in case you can deal with that long and awkward silence that follows after watching the movie.
If she likes it gentle (but still a bit naughty)
Some guys find it hard to recognize the moment when you should lunge towards your girl and go in for the kiss. In Atonement, James McAvoy shows you exactly how to do it in one of the most memorable scenes from the movie. He makes love to Keira Knightley against the bookshelves in a library and shows us that adventurous sex doesn't always have to equate to rough sex. You can be suave and romantic about it like Professor Charles Xavier did.
If you're both feeling experimental
40 Days and 40 Nights
Josh Hartnett abstains from sex in the movie 40 Days and 40 Nights yet still manages to seduce his leading lady into undressing for him. So how do you go about pleasuring the woman in your life if you can't make love to her? Well, you can use your imagination! In the movie, Josh Hartnett was able to make his date reach climax without even touching her with the help of a flower. Does it really work in real life? Why don't you try it out for yourself and find out.
If she's willing to be adventurous
Unfaithful, which is a movie about a cheating wife and stars Diane Lane and Richard Gere, has a lot of sexy scenes to choose from. But viewers will most likely remember it for having love scenes set in the most unlikeliest of places. If your girl is on the adventurous side and is willing to try out new things, watching this psychosexual thriller will give you new ideas for places where you can get down and dirty. That filthy staircase in your condo? Why not! Just don't get caught by anyone or else you'll probably see yourself humping away on TV Patrol the following day.
If, in the end, she's the one in charge of the remote
You could suggest all the movies on this list, but in the end, your date might still have to insist on what movie she'd like for you guys to watch. If it comes to that point, put on The Notebook and let Ryan Gosling do all the work because 1.) all girls love Ryan Gosling; and 2.) it's scientifically proven that they can't resist the scene where Rachel McAdams wraps her legs around Ryan Gosling's waist as they kiss in the rain. If you can lift her up like that, then you're all set for Valentine's. But if you lack the physicality for it, do what Ryan Gosling did during the love scene and just spread out a nice and comfortable blanket across the floor, shut off all the lights, and light up some candles. Just don't burn your house down.