You can have all your fancy restaurants and expensive nights out, because for a truly intimate and romantic Feb. 14 with your significant other, you want to cuddle up with a 4K movie this Valentine’s Day.

Why, you may ask? And, seriously, you need to ask, otherwise this is going to be a very short blog.

Well, it’s because when you’re looking for a romantic evening, isn’t it better to be all nice and comfy, snuggling together alone, rather than sitting all stiff and dressed up across from each other in some overpriced eatery, listening to the loud conversation of the couple at the next table?

You get the picture. For Valentine’s Day you need to think intimacy. Think candlelit room. Think a nice bottle of wine. Think 4K and the ultimate movie watching experience.

What is 4K?

We’ll start with a little info about what makes 4K movies so special. Erin wrote a great blog with all the details, but in a nutshell: 4k delivers the best image quality you can get in a TV today. Previously, the standard was 1080p, while 4K gives viewers four times the pixels on the screen. Pixels are the itty bitty dots of light that make up a television’s image. So, more pixels equals a dramatic jump in sharpness, resolution and overall image quality.


4K Movies for Valentine’s Day

Now that you know 4K offers the best home movie-watching experience, let’s look at a handful of recommended 4K movies you can pick up to watch this Feb. 14.

Groundhog Day

Romantic comedies are the best go-to movies to set the mood for date night, and Groundhog Day is simply a classic in the genre. Who doesn’t love this time-tripping tale of redemption starring Bill Murray and Andy McDowell? The SNL alum is in fine form as he relives the same day over and over while learning that love is the true answer. It’s the perfect romantic flick with plenty of laughs for Valentine’s Day.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Everyone is a Harry Potter fan (or should be, anyway), and J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts is another foray into the wizarding world, except this time we’re following an adult wizard on an adventure in New York, well before Harry was a student at Hogwarts. There’s magic, mystery and romance, plus a lot of cool special effects to appreciate in delicious 4K.

It (4K Ultra HD) (Blu-ray Combo)

Okay, hear me out on this one. I know a super scary movie about a creepy supernatural serial killer clown probably isn’t what instantly pops into your head when you think “Valentine’s Day romance,” however horror flicks are sometimes perfect for date night. You see, when things get really intense and scary, your partner will want to get all that much closer to you. Or you to them, depending on how afraid you are of clowns. Isn’t snuggling up and cuddling what Valentine’s Day is all about? And “It” is a terrifying movie, have no doubt, and a great adaptation of the Stephen King book, with some really stellar performances by the young cast.

You can check out all the 4K titles available at Best Buy here, just in case you don’t like my suggestions.

Some 4K TVs for your Valentine’s Date

Now that you have a few choice suggestions for your Valentine’s movie night, you’ve got to make sure your home theatre setup can deliver that 4K movie experience you crave. For that, you’ll need a compatible 4K television, as well as something that plays 4K Blu-Ray content, such as the Xbox One, which offers the ability to play 4K content, as well as games.

When it comes to a 4K TV, bigger is always better, and I suggest a 55-inch screen for maximum viewing pleasure. Something like the Samsung 55″ 4K Ultra HD HDR LED Tizen Smart TV or the Sharp 55″ 4K UHD HDR LED Roku Smart TV fit the bill perfectly. And, if you happen to have a little less space, these babies come in smaller sizes, as well.

Of course, for this awesome and intimate Valentine’s date night cuddling up in front of a good 4K movie, you’ll also need that significant other. Unfortunately, you can’t find one of those at Best Buy, but you can check out everything 4K online, and make your plans for Feb.14.

I am an award-winning writer, freelance journalist and blogger who is a self-confessed geek and tech lover. When not playing the latest video games or salivating over the newest gadgets, I enjoy cooking for my family, mountain biking or snowboarding the deep powder on Whistler Mountain.


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