The season of love is quickly approaching, and there’s no better way to spend it than with your loved ones than binge-watching romantic movies. This year, you can skip all those expensive dates, long travels, and waiting up in long lines to eat in a fancy restaurant. Instead, watch a movie together, curl up on the couch in a single blanket, and eat some popcorn or ice cream with your loved one.
Of course, to make the most of your Valentine’s Day, you must watch something good. Fortunately, there are many romantic comedies that we enjoy watching over and over again. In this list, you’ll find a perfect movie for you, whether you’re celebrating the holiday with a long-term partner, a new love, your best girlfriends, or by yourself.
Here are some of the best Valentine’s Day films you should watch on February 14th.
The Notebook is a 2004 romantic drama about Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun. It was based on a novel by Nicolas Sparks that was inspired by a real-life event. The movie tells the story of how Allie and Noah first met when they were young, their engagement, and how they eventually reconnected as adults after Noah paid a visit to Allie while she was suffering from dementia.
This movie has a fantastic storyline about the lasting power of love that will stick with you forever. It is an achingly emotional romance, inspiring confidence in the possibility of true love and fostering assurance that, if it must be yours, it will be, no matter what.
Irreplaceable you is an American romantic comedy film focusing on the story of Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Sam (Michiel Huisman). The movie begins with Abbie and Sam as little children, with Abbie claiming that she and Sam are meant to be together forever. In adulthood, the couple lives happily with a partner and behaves just like any other loving couple.
Until Abbie learns she has an aggressive disease that will certainly take her life, ending their relationship. Abbie starts monopolizing Sam’s life and charting his course after she dies, which takes away from the movie’s heartwarming theme of making the most of the little time we have on earth.
The Big Sick
The Big Sick is based on the true-life courtship of graduate student Emily Gordon (Zoe Kazan) and Pakistan-born performer Kumail Nanjiani (Nanjiani), who fall in love but encounter difficulties due to their different cultural backgrounds. The pressures of their families, their religions, their health, traditional norms, and the social criticism of young comedians make it difficult for them to work out their love.
As real love is put to the test, follow this touching journey to see what happens. It is available on well-known streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Go Latino TV.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
This 2004 American movie depicts a technology that can delete specific horrible memories from people’s minds. Joel and Clementine, a couple whose relationship grows strained, decide to erase every upsetting memory after divorcing. Joel falls in love with Clementine once more as the bad memories are erased from his mind, leaving only the most beautiful ones.
The movie emphasizes the value of memories in helping us acquire life lessons. Memories serve as constant reminders of our mistakes or guides in helping us accept certain facts of life to mature. The chance to learn from them and avoid repeating them would be lost if one had the ability to delete painful memories.
Of course, the classic Titanic. This movie is a 1997 American romance-disaster movie directed by James Cameron that focuses on the sinking of the RMS Titanic. It stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio as members of various social classes who fall in love on board the ship during her tragic first voyage.
Cameron was inspired to make the movie by his obsession with shipwrecks; he believed that in order to communicate the emotional impact of the calamity, a love story intertwined with human loss would be necessary. Though Rose and Jack’s fictional romance dominates most of the plot, writer and director, James Cameron took considerable care to ensure that the settings and narrative were historically accurate.
The best Valentine’s Day movies are usually the classic ones. For those times when you want to feel happy, there are romances with happy endings. When life is like a song, and you prefer to sing, there are movie musicals. So, give these movies a try and learn lessons about love, life, and everything in between.