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

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.

DirectorRichard LaGravenese
ActorsHilary Swank
Gerard Butler
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.

DirectorBradley Cooper
ActorsLady Gaga
Bradley Cooper
Sam Elliott

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.

DirectorDamien Chazelle
ActorsRyan Gosling
Emma Stone
Rosemarie DeWitt

The Vow

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.

DirectorMichael Sucsy
ActorsRachel McAdams
Channing Tatum
Sam Neill


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.

DirectorJohn Carney
ActorsGlen Hansard
Markéta Irglová
Hugh Walsh

The Notebook

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.

DirectorNick Cassavetes
ActorsGena Rowlands
James Garner
Rachel McAdams


The tragic love story of a seventeen-year-old aristocrat onboard the opulent, doomed R.M.S. Titanic.

DirectorJames Cameron
ActorsLeonardo DiCaprio
Kate Winslet
Billy Zane

Say Anything

In the summer before she leaves for college, a valedictorian and an honorable underachiever fall in love.

DirectorCameron Crowe
ActorsJohn Cusack
Ione Skye
John Mahoney

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.

DirectorBill Condon
ActorsEmma Watson
Dan Stevens
Luke Evans


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.

DirectorJoe Wright
ActorsKeira Knightley
James McAvoy
Brenda Blethyn

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 

When a couple turns sour, one option is to remove each other from their memories surgically.

DirectorMichel Gondry
ActorsJim Carrey
Kate Winslet
Tom Wilkinson

Brokeback Mountain

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.

DirectorAng Lee
ActorsJake Gyllenhaal
Heath Ledger
Michelle Williams

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.

DirectorDavid Fincher
ActorsBrad Pitt
Cate Blanchett
Tilda Swinton

Punch-Drunk Love

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.

DirectorPaul Thomas Anderson
ActorsAdam Sandler
Emily Watson
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.

DirectorJason Reitman
ActorsGeorge Clooney
Vera Farmiga
Anna Kendrick

About Time

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.

About Time
DirectorRichard Curtis
ActorsDomhnall Gleeson
Rachel McAdams
Bill Nighy

Love Actually

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.

DirectorRichard Curtis
ActorsHugh Grant
Martine McCutcheon
Liam Neeson

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.

DirectorFrank Coraci
ActorsAdam Sandler
Drew Barrymore
Christine Taylor

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.

DirectorVictor Fleming
George Cukor
Sam Wood
ActorsMargaret Mitchell 
Sidney Howard
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.

DirectorPete Docter
Bob Peterson (co-director)
ActorsEdward Asner(voice)
Jordan Nagai(voice)
John Ratzenberger(voice)

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.

DirectorNora Ephron
ActorsTom Hanks
Meg Ryan
Ross Malinger

10 Things I Hate About You

A pretty, popular teenager can’t go on a date until her bad-tempered older sister does.

DirectorGil Junger
ActorsHeath Ledger
Julia Stiles
Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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.

DirectorThomas Carter
ActorsJulia Stiles
Sean Patrick Thomas
Kerry Washington

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.

DirectorLee Toland Krieger
ActorsBlake Lively
Michiel Huisman
Harrison Ford

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.

DirectorGlenn Ficarra
John Requa
ActorsSteve Carell
Ryan Gosling
Julianne Moore

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.

DirectorMichael Hoffman
ActorsJames Marsden
Michelle Monaghan
Luke Bracey

(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.

DirectorMarc Webb
ActorsZooey Deschanel
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Geoffrey Arend

The Holiday

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.

DirectorNancy Meyers
ActorsKate Winslet
Cameron Diaz
Jude Law


During a memorial for his Kentucky-born father in his hometown, a young man meets a stewardess who seems too good to be true.

DirectorCameron Crowe
ActorsOrlando Bloom
Kirsten Dunst
Susan Sarandon

Remember Me

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.

DirectorAllen Coulter
ActorsRobert Pattinson
Emilie de Ravin
Caitlyn Rund

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 Walk to Remember
DirectorAdam Shankman
ActorsMandy Moore
Shane West
Peter Coyote

Dear John

A romantic drama about a soldier who falls in love with a conservative college student while he’s home on leave.

Dear John
DirectorLasse Hallström
ActorsChanning Tatum
Amanda Seyfried
Richard Jenkins


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