February is the month of love, and what better way to celebrate it than watching a romantic movie with your significant other?
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or not, these 20 movies are sure to provide an interesting story full of romance. Whether your taste in movies falls on the drama, comedy, action or horror side, there is something for everyone here. These movies range from classics that have stood the test of time to nostalgic movies that will give you that “classic” feel. So grab some snacks and cuddle up with your loved one as we take a look at our top picks for romantic movies to watch this Valentine’s Day!
We start off our list with a classic, Casablanca! This movie follows Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), an American expatriate who runs the most popular nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during World War II. He is cynical about love and women until he meets Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman). They fall in love but are faced with many obstacles. This move has stood the test of time and was not only critically acclaimed when it first came out but continues to be praised until today. If you want to get into some old-school romantic movies, Casablanca should be your go-to choice!
Love, Actually is a comedy all about different types of love and how they can affect many people at the same time. This movie will make you laugh and cry as characters fall in and out of love with each other. It has some unexpected plot twists that will leave you gripping your chair until the end!
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind takes place in a world where a company has developed a medical procedure to erase your memories of all the pain and anger you ever experienced. A man decides he wants to forget his former girlfriend, but as the memories disappear one by one, he begins to realize that not everything is better off forgotten. This movie will really make you think about love because it shows the importance of certain memories. It may have very few scenes between Jim Carrey(as Joel) and Kate Winslet (as Clementine), but it’s still sure to tug at your heart strings!
Based on writer/director Frank Coraci ‘s own experiences as a wedding singer before becoming an actor, this movie is a classic! Adam Sandler stars as Robbie Hart, a singer who tries to win the heart of his favourite waitress—played by Drew Barrymore, of course. The 90s was full of romantic comedies but few have stood the test of time like The Wedding Singer.
This movie is filled with romance and suspense and took the world by storm when it came out. The special effects were revolutionary for its time and we can all still enjoy this classic. If you’ve never seen Titanic before then now’s your chance! Set against the backdrop of 1912 sinking of the world’s largest ocean liner, this is one romance that everyone should experience. If nothing else, you owe it to yourself to see the famous “I’m flying” scene between Jack and Rose.
Wuthering Heights tells the story of Catherine who falls in love with Heathcliff, a poor boy that lives on her family’s estate. When Cathy’s brother locks him away, their romance becomes impossible. After many years apart, they reunite only to find things much different than before. Although this movie has an unhappy ending, it will definitely keep your attention until the very end.
7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
If you’re looking for a good date movie then consider this one. This is the story of Andie and Ben who are competing to see which one of them can make the other fall in love with them—and lose interest in 10 days. They both have clues about what the other likes but they don’t realize that they’re falling in love themselves! Can their budding romance survive each other’s attempts at sabotage? You’ll have to watch to find out.
8. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Sleepless in Seattle is a film about a young boy named Jonah whose mother died when he was little. He sends away for information about his father, but after he doesn’t receive anything back, he starts to wonder if his dad has passed away too. On the radio one day is a guy (Tom Hanks) whose wife also passed away and intends not to get into another relationship ever again. After listening to this man’s advice on dating, Jonah calls in with questions of his own about love which leads him to having success in finding love with Annie, who just happens to air her show at the same time every night! This movie is good for anyone looking for a light-hearted comedy that will have you singing along.
9. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
The Fault in Our Stars is a refreshing take on cancer patients as they struggle to find love in a world that just wants them to be sick. Despite the struggles aspect of the film, this movie will boost your faith in humanity while tugging at your heartstrings! This film does an excellent job at portraying realistic young adults dealing with more than their fair share of problems.
Moonstruck stars Cher who falls in love with her fiancé’s brother while he is having trouble finding someone to date him because everyone thinks that his fiancee died years ago. A fairy-tale ending that will have you believing in true love again! The whole cast was nominated for Oscars including Cher for best actress and Olympia Dukakis for best-supporting actress.
11. Avatar (2009)
Avatar is about an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. He falls in love with a beautiful native woman, tries to protect her tribe and learns a lesson that money can’t buy everything. Although audiences say this movie has more action than romance, it’s still the perfect choice for your date night. It has great graphics, good background music and overall tells the tale of forbidden love between two different races. This movie is one you can enjoy together without having to worry about getting cheesy from all the romantic scenes.
12. Enchanted (2007)
Enchanted stars Amy Adams as Giselle who gets thrown into real life after she’s chased down by an evil queen who wants to marry her prince so she can become the new queen herself. Giselle must adapt to real life if she is going to survive and find her true love along the way.
Jennifer Lopez stars as a maid who is mistaken for a socialite at a hotel where she works and finds love with a politician along the way. Although it doesn’t have an award winning story, this movie will have you hooked from start to finish.
The holiday is about two women who swap houses around the holidays so they can get away from their stressful lives. Each of them meets men that may just be what they need to get back on track with life. This movie shows how moving to another country can help people find themselves during the most difficult times in their lives.
Just Like Heaven is a romantic comedy that shows how love can exist in the afterlife. Although this movie may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it will definitely give you something to think about after watching it!
16. Dear John (2010)
Dear John is a story about two young people who fall for each other while rehabilitating from war injuries in North Carolina. As usual, Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried have great chemistry together and make this film what it is: A beautiful story about broken people finding love in one another and moving on in life.
Made in America stars Whoopi Goldberg as an executive assistant who pretends to date her boss just so he can keep his job after people find out that he’s looking for love on TV. Whoopi Goldberg does an excellent job at bringing you laughs all the way through this film!
A lot like love stars Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet as two people who meet on a train back to New York City and make a connection, only to see each other again seven years later in Los Angeles. This movie is good for anyone looking for a light-hearted romance that will have you humming along by the end of it.
The Princess Bride may be considered a fairy tale but it still has enough humour to keep any person entertained. The story follows a princess and her beloved as they try to defeat the evil prince who has kept them apart for so long. This movie is great for anyone looking to brighten their day.
This is truly one of those movies that will make even the hardest-hearted person fall in love! It tells the epic love story between Noah and Allie—from their first meeting through their complicated life together two decades later. This is the quintessential love story between Noah and Allie who fall in love as teenagers but face many struggles and obstacles before they can be together again. Just thinking about this movie makes us want to watch it again right now.
Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with your loved one, friends, or by yourself, we’ve got this list of romantic movies to watch! From classic love stories to heartwarming tales of romance, these movies are sure to get you in the mood for love. So grab some popcorn and settle in for a night of cinematic romance!