"2011 films wooed us with plenty worthy romances fit for Valentine's Day"

From Ben Flanagan at Alabama Live:

Compiling a Valentine's Day movie list gets less dreamy and more tedious each year you try it, especially when you realize nearly every movie qualifies as a romance.

A modern film narrative often feels naked without at least an inkling of a romantic storyline, not that every movie needs one. We just expect it now.

The 2011 movie year gave us a swell crop of stories bursting with romantic feeling, including some up for the Best Picture Oscar.


Newb Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning find young love in J.J. Abrams' sci-fi adventure "Super 8,"sharing the film's most poignant moments, heightened by their performances and Michael Giacchino's subtle musical score.

Joel Courtney