The Most Romantic Movies to Watch This Valentine's Day
Whether you're spending the night with friends, your significant other, or enjoying a night to yourself, Valentine's Day is a fun excuse to indulge in watching some romantic movies, for a good cry, a few laughs, and to celebrate love in all its forms.
Perhaps you and your partner don't feel like fighting your way through a busy restaurant, can't afford an expensive night out, or you're facing an evening alone or a night in with friends, and you're looking for something to make the night a little special. Lighting some candles, opening a nice bottle of champagne is a fabulous way to create an atmosphere, and makes the perfect movie-watching environment. Who says Valentine's Day has to be lavish?!
We've compiled a list of our favourite romantic movies to watch on Valentine's Day, so pick up your red roses, pop open a bottle of champagne and relax!
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The Notebook (2004)
Almost synonymous with words like 'pure romance' and 'true love', The Notebook brought to life the popular book of the same name. Telling the story of the beautiful relationship between Noah and Allison played by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, the movie jumps between different parts of their relationship, set as early as the 1940s. Expect to have a good cry!
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Another story based on a wonderful book, this 2017 film is the modern day coming-of-age tale that is both beautiful and heartbreaking. Call Me By Your Name depicts the unlikely relationship between Elio and Oliver, during a whirlwind summer romance. The cinematography is as stunning as the magnificent actors portraying the lead characters.
Pretty Woman (1990)
A cult classic, Pretty Woman is possibly Julia Roberts' most famous role, where she plays a young prostitute named Vivian who falls in love with a businessman portrayed by Richard Gere. Too many iconic scenes to mention, this is a great movie to watch if you love a good underdog story, and a fairytale ending.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
When this film came out in 2002 it was a favourite amongst Mandy Moore fans around the world, who loved her transition from pop sensation to actress. Set in North Carolina, A Walk to Remember follows a disengaged jock played by Shane West, and his relationship with a shy, preacher's daughter, played by Mandy Moore. The story is a tear jerker but beautiful to watch unfold.
About Time (2013)
If you're looking for a romantic comedy that is fun, lighthearted and touching, About Time is the perfect film for your quiet night in. With the ability to rewind the clock and replay past events, Tim (portrayed by Domhnall Gleeson) woos Mary (played by Rachel McAdams) and experiences the trials and tribulations of his special time bending gift. It's quirky, fun and heartwarming, and great for a girls' night in.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
A western style film set in the 1960s, this famous movie won multiple awards and is considered a stunning depiction of forbidden love. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal play cowboys who, despite being married to women waiting for them at home, fall in love during a summer together in the mountains of Wyoming. Beautifully shot and perfectly performed, this classic is a must-see.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Still played in movie theatres to this day, there isn't a film quite so iconic as Dirty Dancing, with the ever handsome late Patrick Swayze. Between the famous songs, fabulous dance moves and superb cast, this movie will make Valentine's Day as cosy and comfortable as ever.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
The meeting of the gorgeous Andy MacDowell and the ever-charming Hugh Grant is always going to make for a fabulous movie, but Four Weddings and a Funeral is a particularly fun film, released in 1994 to rave reviews. Possibly the definition of a British romantic comedy, watching Charles and Carrie fall in love, as well as witnessing a few weddings and a funeral along the way, is a lovely treat for a night in.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Before Heath Ledger was The Joker, he played Partick, the brooding, apathetic high school student, caught up in the pursuit of teenage affection, an ill-fated scheme, and the tensions between two very different sisters. Another film with an excellent soundtrack and an even better cast, 10 Things I Hate About You is a fun, playful trip down memory lane.
Love Actually (2003)
Also considered a Christmas movie, Love Actually follows several characters from all walks of life, as they find love, heartache and try to get through traumatic life changes. With an outstanding cast including Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman and Chiwetel Ejiofor, watching this funny, playful film is a fantastic way to lift your spirits this Valentine's Day.
Although a tragic tale, Titanic is one of those epic masterpieces that you've probably already seen 100 times. The soundtrack alone makes it worth re-watching and seeing Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet fall in love against all odds makes for a truly beautiful viewing experience. If you have a spare few hours and are a sucker for an old classic, Titanic is the film for you.
Valentine's Day (2010)
Though not a classic, nor the retelling of a famous romantic story, Valentine's Day is a fun loving movie with more celebrity appearances than even the most star-studded films. If you're not in the mood for a good cry and enjoy Hollywood story-telling, Valentine's Day will certainly make your Valentine's Day.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
If that infamous cafe scene isn't enough, perhaps the chemistry between Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal will do it for you. When Harry Met Sally is one of the original romantic comedies, perfect for a sweet, low key night in. Enjoy a trip down memory lane with this 1989 classic.