Valentine’s Day is a holiday that brings people together and also brings them apart. Some people like to celebrate, some don’t, some take it seriously, and some just go to the drugstore and buy chocolate.
No matter your relationship status, if you’re in the mood for a little romance, there’s a movie that will give you exactly what you’re looking for.
Here is a list of romantic comedies, dramas, period pieces, and even movies about Valentine’s Day that you can watch when you get home from dancing with your sweetheart or if you’re staying in bed all night by yourself.
P.S. I Love You
To help his young widow get over his death and go on with her life, the man’s husband leaves her 10 messages.
Harry Connick Jr.
A Star Is Born
As the musician gets older and drinks more, his career goes downhill, so he helps a young singer become famous.
La La Land
A pianist and an actress meet in Los Angeles and fall in love while they are both trying to reach their professional goals.
After a car accident leaves Paige in a coma, her husband Leo makes it his mission to win her back despite her severe memory loss.
A modern musical about a street performer and an immigrant who spend a week in Dublin writing, practicing, and recording songs that tell the story of their love.
Ryan Gosling plays an impoverished but passionate young guy who gives Rachel McAdams’ character (from a wealthy family) a taste of independence via love before their class disparities force them apart.
The tragic love story of a seventeen-year-old aristocrat onboard the opulent, doomed R.M.S. Titanic.
In the summer before she leaves for college, a valedictorian and an honorable underachiever fall in love.
Beauty and the Beast
Unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps captive, a selfish Prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life.
When Briony Tallis, 13, accuses her older sister’s boyfriend of a crime he didn’t do, she changes the lives of many people in a way that can’t be undone.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
When a couple turns sour, one option is to remove each other from their memories surgically.
Ennis and Jack are both shepherds, and they fall in love with each other. When they both get married to their girlfriends, it makes their relationship more complicated.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts to age backwards and what happens to him as a result.
Barry Egan, who doesn’t have many friends, calls a phone-sex line to make himself feel less lonely. He has no idea that it will get him into a lot of trouble and hurt his relationship with the mysterious Lena.
|Director||Paul Thomas Anderson|
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Up in the Air
Ryan Bingham likes that his job lets him live out of a suitcase and travel around the country firing people. However, this way of life is threatened by a possible love interest and a new hire who brings a new business model.
Tim finds out at age 21 that he can go back in time and change things that happen or have happened in his own life. It wasn’t as easy as you might think for him to decide that getting a girlfriend would make his life better.
Follows the love lives of eight couples who are very different from each other. The stories are loosely connected and all take place in London, England, in the month before Christmas.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
In a magically real version of Toronto, a young man must beat each of his new girlfriend’s seven bad ex-boyfriends one by one to win her heart.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
The Wedding Singer
Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both married, but to the wrong people. Luck steps in and helps them find each other.
Gone With The Wind
In this American film classic, a manipulative woman and a shady man have a rocky relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
|Actors||Margaret Mitchell |
Oliver H.P. Garrett
Carl Fredricksen, who is 78 years old, takes his balloon-equipped house to Paradise Falls and accidentally takes a young stowaway with him.
Bob Peterson (co-director)
Sleepless in Seattle
A man’s son calls a radio talk show to try to find a partner for his father, who just lost his wife.
10 Things I Hate About You
A pretty, popular teenager can’t go on a date until her bad-tempered older sister does.
Save the Last Dance
A white girl from the Midwest moves to Chicago, where she meets her new boyfriend, a rough-around-the-edges black teen from the South Side.
Sean Patrick Thomas
The Age of Adaline
After an accident, a young woman who was born at the turn of the 20th century no longer ages. After living alone for a long time, she meets a man who changes the way she lives forever.
|Director||Lee Toland Krieger|
Crazy, Stupid, Love
When the wife of a middle-aged man asks for a divorce, his life changes in a big way. He tries to get back to being a man by learning how to pick up girls at bars with the help of a new friend, Jacob.
The Best of Me
When they go back to their small hometown after many years, the two people who were in love in high school see each other again.
(500) Days Of Summer
Tom Hansen is a hopeless romantic. When the girl he thinks is his soulmate breaks up with him, he thinks back on their relationship to figure out what went wrong and how he can get her back.
Two women who are having trouble with guys swap houses and move to each other’s countries. There, they each meet a local guy and fall in love with him.
During a memorial for his Kentucky-born father in his hometown, a young man meets a stewardess who seems too good to be true.
A romantic drama about two people who fall in love: Tyler, whose parents broke up after his brother killed himself, and Ally, who lives every day to the fullest after seeing her mother killed.
Emilie de Ravin
A Walk to Remember
Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan from North Carolina end up living together after Landon gets in trouble and has to do community service.
A romantic drama about a soldier who falls in love with a conservative college student while he’s home on leave.