While red roses, candlelight dinners, and decadent chocolates are one way to make Valentine’s Day feel special, a ritual that I cannot live without on this love-filled day is watching romantic movies with my partner, while all snuggled in bed. In fact, I find it more calming or effective, put it as you may, than going to a crowded restaurant and spending half of the evening in traffic. Plus, it saves me a ton of money and gives me the much-needed time to wind down and relax with my beloved.
If you are on the same page as me and are looking forward to avoiding crowds and having a low-key V-day celebration this year, then I have gotchu covered! From sentimental tear-jerkers to classic rom-coms, I have rounded up some of the best Valentine’s Day movies that will leave you catching all the feels.
15 Romantic Valentine’s Day Movies
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
Everyone including me fell for this charming film when it debuted on Netflix in 2018, and it’s too easy to see why! High school student Lara Jeans has her world turned upside down when she discovers that the secret love letters she wrote were sent to their recipients without her knowledge. Long story short, she and one of the boys pretend to date to stabilise the situation, and things don’t go according to plan, because they do end up falling in love by the end of the movie. You can also stream its sequels, P.S.: I Still Love You, and P.S.: Always And Forever.
The Fault In Our Stars (2014)
This movie makes me tear up every time I watch it. The heartfelt story follows two teenage cancer patients, Gus, and Hazel, who are trying to do their best and live their lives to the fullest, despite their life-threatening diagnoses.
Valentine’s Day (2010)
This rom-com follows a group of people whose lives are strangely intertwined (think Love Actually as an example). What makes the movie impressive is its huge line-up of stars, where everyone from Jennifer Garner to Taylor Swift and Bradley Cooper makes an appearance.
Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
Another rom-com featuring a star-studded cast including Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone among others. The film weaves a tangled web of love stories that are heartwarming, hilarious, and even thoughtful.
Full disclaimer, this is not a kid’s movie! This hilarious, whimsical, and adorable story captures the bright side of love, and the chemistry between the ever-optimistic Princess played by Amy Adams, and the cynic Patrick Dempsey is spot on.
Pride And Prejudice (2005)
In the mood for a period drama? Look no further than this film about romance and family starring Keira Knightley. Based on Jane Austen’s novel of the same name, this movie follows Elizabeth and her family, as she and her sisters look toward marriage, and Elizabeth struggles with her feelings for the charming Mr. Darcy.
The Notebook (2004)
Honestly, The Notebook is one such film that I can watch over and over again, and never get tired of. It’s got drama, passion, a whirlwind romance, and most importantly, an enduring love story that shows the challenges of class and status. What more could you want?
Notting Hill (1999)
What could be more enchanting and romantic than watching Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts fall in love? Nothing, really! This movie is perfectly enhancing, sweet, funny, and the perfect pick for a romantic date night.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
This film will transport you back to the glory of the late 90s, featuring a classic teen angst-filled rom-com, starring Julia Stiles and the late Heath Ledger.
You’ve Got Mail (1998)
This is a tale that is as relevant as ever to date. Two business rivals, trying to become friends, and little do they know that they are already talking to each other online through anonymous email addresses. Plus, Tom Hanks is the perfect rom-com lead, and I think that’s what makes the movie extra special.
My toxic trait is wanting to watch this movie repeatedly and literally shed ocean-like tears. So why did I pick this flick for a romantic Valentine’s date night you ask? Well, this tragic story of lovers from different worlds, who meet aboard the so-called “unsinkable ship” will have you crying and cuddling all night.
Pretty Woman (1990)
This modern(ish) Cinderella movie shows the irresistible relationship between the characters of Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Plus, it has some of the most iconic lines in movie history, that I bet most of you will remember to date if you’ve watched the film before.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Is it possible for men and women to be truly platonic friends? Well, this Nora Ephron movie explores that question. Come for the sweet tale of love and friendship and stay for the iconic “I’ll have what she is having!” scene.
Lady And The Tramp (1959)
If you are looking for a flick you can watch with your kiddos, then Disney’s Lady And The Tramp is the perfect pick. It’s about a dog from a wealthy, and refined home who embarks on a romantic adventure with a scruffy stray dog. And I think that there’s nothing cuter than the iconic meatballs and spaghetti scene. What about you?
Roman Holiday (1953)
Audrey Hepburn was an absolute legend, and anything starring her is bound to be good. Roman Holiday is one of her bests, where the actor plays the role of a princess trying to break free from the confines of her strict life, only to be swept up by a reporter, played by the handsome Gregory Peck.
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