Whether or not you’ve got a valentine this year, here are 10 romantic movies that’ll help you feel the love this Valentine’s Day!
Some are modern classics and others are heartbreaking and will definitely make you cry, but they’re some of our favorite romantic movies. And no matter how many times we’ve seen them, they never get old.
Here are our 10 favorite romantic movies you should watch this Valentine’s Day (in no particular order)!
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Starring Keira Knightley as Lizzie Bennet and Matthew Macfayden as Mr. Darcy, this 2005 interpretation of the classic Jane Austen novel ranks as one of our favorite adaptations to date. Between the on-screen chemistry of its two leads and its ability to remain timeless, even 13 years after its release, Joe Wright’s Pride & Prejudice is the perfect movie to watch while curled up on the couch this Valentine’s Day.
La La Land (2016)
By far my favorite movie of 2016, La La Land captivated audiences with its larger-than-life musical numbers and reminded them to pursue their dreams, no matter how ridiculous they may seem. And who could ever forget that iconic musical number with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone? (We’ve linked it below in case you’re in need of a refresher.) This six-time Academy Award-winning movie will dance and sing its way into your heart and you’ll never want it to leave.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Seriously, what could be more romantic than meeting someone on top of the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day? Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan shine in this ’90s classic that just doesn’t seem to get enough love nowadays. And once you’ve finished Sleepless in Seattle, you could make it a Hanks-Ryan double feature and watch You’ve Got Mail.
The Princess Bride (1987)
The Princess Bride is a cult classic that brought Princess Buttercup and Westley to life before our eyes and gave us so many quotable lines that are still relatable today. Simply put, it’s a movie about true love and fairy tales. Doesn’t get much better than that.
The Notebook (2004)
Be honest, did any other Nicholas Sparks adaptation make you cry as much as The Notebook? It’s a heartbreakingly sweet story between two young lovers and their struggle to overcome the on-going pressures of society in the 1940s. It also touches on life and death, which can make it pretty difficult to watch at times. Plus, it’s got Ryan Gosling. Enough said.
There’s just something about watching Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet fall in love aboard the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. While we all know how the story ultimately ends, you can’t help but root for the two of them. Seriously, no matter how many times I watch Titanic, I’m always hoping it’ll end differently … but it never does. (Hums “My Heart Will Go On”.)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Pretty Woman‘s a reimagining of sorts of the classic Cinderella fairy tale, only instead of Prince Charming, there’s the equally charming Richard Gere as a wealthy business man who sweeps Julia Roberts’ Vivian off her feet.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
No, I’m not talking about that awful TV remake from last year. I’m talking about the classic 1987 movie with Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze. It’s a safe bet that if you hear the words, “Nobody puts baby in a corner,” you’ll know exactly what it’s from. Dirty Dancing is a classic ’80s movie that set really high expectations for all family vacations to mountain resorts.
About Time (2013)
Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) has the ability to travel in time and uses that power to improve his life. He falls in love with Mary (Rachel McAdams) and is able to win her heart thanks to his time-traveling abilities. It follows their love story and how this power could either help or hinder their relationship. About Time is a fun, romantic comedy by Love Actually director Richard Curtis and is one of the most-underrated movies on the entire list.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
So, remember how I said that no other Nicholas Sparks movie would make you cry as much as The Notebook? Well, A Walk to Remember is a very, very close second. It follows two high school students, played by Mandy Moore and Shane West, as they deal with struggles that a majority of people don’t experience until they’re older, if at all.
Are there other romantic movies that you like to watch around Valentine’s Day? Do you have a go-to romance flick? Let us know in the comments below. Happy Valentine’s Day!