Top 5 Romantic Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day

by Emma W.R. on January 28, 2014

February is right around the corner, and that can mean only one thing (besides frigid Winter temps, of course!) It’s Valentine’s Day! Couples are deciding to stay in more and more these days to avoid crowds and overpriced pre-fix menus at their favorite restaurants. Most people find the older you get, the more uneventful Valentine’s Day gets. Don’t let that happen! Why not make a nice, romantic dinner and cozy up on the couch? If you have kids it’s even better because you don’t need to find a sitter. If you’re thinking of going the “stay at home” route with your loved one this year, here’s a great list of the Top 5 Romantic Movies to watch on Valentine’s Day.

The Notebook

  1. Dirty Dancing – Released back in 1987, a privileged doctor’s daughter (Jennifer Grey) falls for a dance instructor (Patrick Swayze) while vacationing with her family at a resort in the Catskills. She fills in as his dance partner and they fall in love as he teaches her the routine, a love that is tested by a complicated turn of events and pressures from her family.
  2. Pretty Woman – A successful and wealthy lawyer travels to Los Angeles for a business trip and hires a female escort to accompany him for a week of swanky parties and business dinners. Filled with laughs and romance, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere are great in this movie!
  3. When Harry Met Sally – Filmed back in 1989, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan play Harry and Sally. They’ve known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. This is a classic movie most people have seen at least once! My favorite romantic line from this movie is, “I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” Awwww!
  4. Sleepless in Seattle – Another Meg Ryan film, A recent widower (Tom Hanks) and his son move from Chicago to Seattle to escape the grief of his wife’s death. On Christmas Eve, he calls in to a national radio show and pours his heart out about how much he still misses his wife. This catches the attention of a Baltimore-based newspaper writer (Meg Ryan), who falls in love with him immediately, despite being engaged to be married.
  5. The Notebook – Get your tissues out for this one! Rachel Mcadams stars as Allie who falls passionately in love with Noah (Ryan Gosling). When the couple separates, she realizes that her heart still belongs to Noah even though she develops a relationship with Lon Hammond (James Marsden.) This romance proves that true love can not only stand the test of time, it can blossom and be even sweeter the second time around.

No matter which movie you decide to watch, it will be enjoyable because you’ll be spending quality time with the one you love.  So sit back, grab some popcorn (and some of those chocolate V-Day truffles) and enjoy. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Patti M. September 28, 2016 at 10:32 am

I concur that we shouldn’t wait until V-day to let someone know how much we love them. I’m not in a relationship right now, but I still enjoy watching romantic movies all year long. I just saw Florence Foster Jenkins and Hugh Grant was a wonderfully devoted husband to Meryl Streep! It was based on a true love story.

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SHELLY September 21, 2016 at 4:37 pm

I think The Parent Trap is a good movie to watch on Valentines Day, especially the classic one which stars Hailey Mills. Its funny and there are no tragedy involved. I rather laugh than cry on Valentines Day. Oh! the revamp with Lindsey Lohan is not bad either.

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jb September 25, 2015 at 2:47 pm

I don’t see what the big deal is about Valentines Day. Its just one day and I don’t know why everyone makes a big fuss. Valentines day should be everyday not one day out of the year. I use to celebrate Valentines Day but stopped when I realized I was only cheating myself. But to those that love it hats off to you.

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Carla February 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm

I don’t know. Got dumped by my boyfriend of 2 years 1 week before Valentine’s Day. Do I watch a Valentine’s Day movie and cry, do i watch to remember how good love can be or do I watch a horror movie. Oh poor me.

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