Whether you started dating a month ago or have been committed for a year, everyone is intoxicated at Valentine’s Day. You might be going out for a couple of drinks with your significant other, or watching the Season 2 of Narcos: Mexico alone. Either way, here is a cherry-picked list of romantic movies to watch. They are so good you guys won’t even watch the ending (IYKWIM.)
This 2004 film just can’t seem to get old. Starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, this movie has become a romantic classic. The movie portrays the risqué romance between a rich girl and a poor boy. Both of them are pulled apart by time, war and society. With unforgettable performances and moving dialogues, this movie leaves you in tears. But that was not probably what you were looking for.
To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You:
The second book of the trilogy finally gets its big-screen adaptation. Netflix’s original series has become a fan-favorite and is the perfect excuse to Netflix and Chill with your girlfriend. Lara and Peter finally update their relationship status to “Official.” But another recipient of one of her old love letters has entered the chat. It is a beautiful story that portrays the teenage experience.
With a movie of this title, you probably won’t go wrong on 14th February. This stereotypical movie paints the journey of singles and couples in LA as they overthink what Valentine’s Day is meant for… With an A-team of celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Brad Cooper, Ashton Kutch, this movie is an interesting watch, to say the least.
P.S. I Love You:
Holly Kennedy doesn’t know what she’s got in her husband, Gerry, until he’s gone. He died due to a brain tumor but he didn’t spend his time in vain. He planned a year’s worth of surprises for Holly and penned letters to go with each of them — all ending with P.S. I Love You. If your girlfriend is wearing waterproof mascara, you might as well make it worth it and pick this movie.
Crazy, Stupid, Love:
This movie can only be described as bittersweet, distinctly hilarious and emotionally uplifting. It is of the best American drama-comedy movie with a brilliant story. The plot of the movie involves the break-up of the characters of Steve Carell and Julianne Moore. While Ryan Gosling (who’s dating Emma Stone) tries to make them get back together. There are some genuine lol moments and the film is straight to the point.
Always be my Maybe:
The Netflix rom-com will make you laugh and will make you cry. Childhood friends Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) have a falling out and don’t speak for 15 years. Until they meet vastly different grown-up versions of each other. Though the two are reluctant to reconnect, they soon find the old sparks are there. This movie is a testament to the fact that childhood love is never forgotten. Also, Keanu Reeves. That’s all I’m gonna say about that.
Friends with Benefits:
Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake become fast friends in the city of New York. Feeling tired by a number of broken romances, Dylan and Jamie decide that they are ready to quit looking for true love and focus on having fun. However, things become complicated when they decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple. This comedic romance is also filled with raunchy scenes so beware.
When Harry Met Sally:
The line “I’ll have whatever she’s having” can be credited to this 1989 romance. Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride from Chicago to New York. The movie jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. But they are confronted with the problem: “Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?”
“An Affair To Remember” on Valentine’s Day
This 50s classic is one of the best romances to watch on Valentine’s Day. A man and a woman on tour fall in love so they agree that they will meet again in six months’ time atop the Empire State building. However, fate intervenes resulting in misunderstanding and heartbreak. Can both of them find their way back to each other and confess their feelings?
The Big Sick:
This movie does a great job of balancing the romantic, comedic & dramatic elements of the movie. Based on real-life events, Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily gets ill, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.