In case you want to have an intimate, peaceful, and tranquil Valentine’s Day indoors with your partner this time around, watching a good romantic movie might be a fine idea. Sometimes you need an environment where you are just yourselves, free from the pressure that comes with going outdoors, where you have to be extra careful about how you look to everybody else.
It will allow you to know each other better and develop a much-needed strong bond. We have come up with a selection of the best romantic movies for Valentine’s Day that will surely make the day worthwhile for you and your loved one. Read on.
No doubt, The Notebook is one of the best romantic movies you can watch this Valentine’s Day. The story is set in the 1940s and is about a couple (Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) who fall in love, but their love story is torn apart by circumstances. One of the movie’s climax moments is when the two dramatically kiss in a rainstorm. An older man recounts the story to a nursing home patient in the present time.
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands. James Marsden, Kevin Connolly, Sam Shepard, Joan Allen.
You have probably watched, or at least heard, about the movie Titanic. The all-time classic is the perfect one to watch if you want to be emotionally connected to your lover this Valentine’s. The movie narrates how Jack(Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose( Kate Winslet) fought against all odds for their love which later became iconic many years after the movie’s release.
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Francis Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, David Warner, Bill Paxton.
10 Things I Hate About You
The movie is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and is another excellent all-rounder that you can watch this Valentine’s. It features a high school setting, with Julia Stiles playing the short-tempered and sardonic Kat whose dating life is not impressive due to her generally bad attitude. This, in turn, complicates life for her younger sister, who has to put dating on hold until Kat has a boyfriend. A plot is made in the romcom to get Kat for fir a bad boy at the school so that others can date in peace.
Director: Gil Junger
Starring: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, Larry Miller, Andrew Keegan, David Krumholtz, Susan May Pratt
50 First Dates
50 First Dates is another good option for an indoor Valentine’s this year. The movie starred Adam Sandler as a veterinarian who fell in love with Drew Barrymore, an art teacher. He later learned that she suffered from a rare case of amnesia that caused her not to remember him the following day. It is an exciting movie in which the two lead characters put up exceptional performances.
Director: Peter Segal
Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Blake Clark, Dan Aykroyd.
When Harry Met Sally
As the name suggests, 1989 details how the two lead characters played by Billy and Meg Ryan met. Sit down and enjoy this classic romantic comedy that shows how the friendship of the talented actor and actress evolved into love.
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby
Pride & Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice is easily the best Jane Austen film adaptation of all time. In the movie, the headstrong Elizabeth Bennet, portrayed by Keira Knightley, meets Mr. Darcy(Matthew Macfadyen), who happened to have emotional repression issues that threaten to complicate their connection.
Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Judi Dench
The Princess Bride
The classic fairy tale details the life of a farmhand who goes on an adventure to be reunited with the girl of dreams. If you are hopelessly romantic, this movie will make your Valentine’s Day a superb one. Mandy Patinkin also puts up an exceptional performance that you will find very hard to forget.
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Robin Wright, Peter Falk, Fred Savage, Billy Crystal.
If you want to have a fun-filled Valentine’s Day with your loved one, go for the 2005 hit rom-com Hitch headlined by the Hollywood star Will Smith. The movie is about a professional ‘date doctor’ Alex Hitchens (Will Smith), who teaches other men how to woe and the love of women to establish long-term and genuine relationships.
Director: Andy Tennant
Starring: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Amber Valletta, Michael Rapaport, Adam Arkin.
The Photograph is another movie that is worth watching on Valentine’s Day. The movie is fairly recent, having been released in 2020. It also has splendid visuals and a captivating love story portrayed through the simmering chemistry between Lakeith Stanfield and Issa Rae. It is a must-watch, having received praise from popular movie critics, especially for Issa Rae’s splendid performance.
Director: Stella Meghie
Starring: Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield, Lil Rey Howery, Rob Morgan, and Courtney B.Vance
The Fault in Our Stars
We will also put this one on our list of the best romantic movies for Valentine’s. The movie details two teenagers who have to cope with cancer diagnoses. While it’s a love story that invokes strong feelings of sadness and sympathy, the charismatic traits of Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort make it worthwhile.
Director: Josh Boone
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe.