Valentine’s Day is around the corner and many of us are already booked with ourselves, someone special, or our friends. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate this day than by curling up in our blankets and watching movies with a bottle of wine and chocolates. If you appreciate the art of romance, then we bet you don’t need an occasion to watch these films. Whether you want a heartfelt Nicholas Sparks-based film or simply want to laugh, the choice is yours. We have curated a list of some of the greatest and most iconic romantic movies ever made. So here are the 10 best Valentine’s Day movies that you can watch on 14th February.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Michel Gondry taps on a concept that a lot of us tend to overlook during our desperate search for happiness. Haven’t we all hoped for a way to get rid of all the memories that hurt us? But the most we can do is deleting the pictures and removing people from social media accounts. Well, Joel and Clementine made the same mistake by choosing to clinically erase all the memories after their split. The outcome taught us that all the experiences derived from our relationships, no matter how they ended, make us who we are.
Call Me By Your Name
You may have watched thousands of romantic dramas, but nothing can compete with the silent beauty of this unsung and unheard story. You don’t just watch this cinema but you live through every moment with Timothee Chalamet’s young Elio. Brace yourselves to soak in the sunlight and breathe in the warm breeze by the banks and meadows as Luca Guadagnino takes us on a picturesque journey. Every dialogue in the film that is quote-worthy as well as Chalamet’s brilliant expressions will stay in your mind for weeks.
There is no Valentine’s Day without Deadpool. The goofy Marvel hero has lately become the poster boy of this special day. We were already sold when he described the package under the red suit. “Just imagine the body of Ryan Reynolds with the face of Ryan Reynolds’ inbred cousin who caught fire in a bizarre marshmallow roasting accident”. You know, he looks just “like an avocado had s** with an older avocado”. So, if you want to celebrate this day with the notion of “love hurts” then you have got yourself a company.
La La Land
Ryan Reynolds is the face that we want to see in every romantic film and our fantasies. “La La Land” is a musical love story that brought some realistic cards on the table and left us spellbound. It follows a young couple who dance and sing all the way to navigate their dreams and the hard choices of life. Emma Stone’s performance was captivating and even won her an Academy Award.
It’s not easy to sweep the audience off their feet with mere words. This classic romance ditched the cliché Hollywood drama and fancy costume to focus on nothing but conversations. Two strangers dance to the rhythm of their minds, words, and imagination on the streets of Vienna, not knowing if they will ever meet again.
Pride & Prejudice
Who says classics aren’t relatable? This cinema of 2005 is a brilliant adaption of Jane Austen’s masterpiece. Unlike popular belief, “Pride & Prejudice” is not limited to Victorian Era romance but it also delves into the various shades of a human being. It teaches us to know better than forming a preconceived opinion about a person based on their exterior and status.
When Harry Met Sally
You are not a true rom-com fan if you haven’t seen this classic beauty. This hilarious tale about two friends who end up falling in love is a gem of the genre. Meg Ryan’s Sally and Billy Crystal’s Harry created some iconic moments, some of which turned a restaurant into a popular tourist spot.
Be it books or films, there isn’t a romantic genre without Nicholas Sparks. Out of all the heart-warming love stories written by Sparks, “The Notebook” sparked magic that no one could recreate or replace. The fire and passion of young love gave us goosebumps but the pure dedication between the old couple was the one we truly worship.
This swoon-worthy classic is a gem that you can never forget. No matter how much our tech advances with every passing day, nothing can replace the beauty of black and white pictures and movies. It compels us to see the purity of the subject and understand its emotions. That’s the trick Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck pulled on us and successfully drove our hearts out of this world. “Roman Holiday” follows the ordeal of a princess who runs away from the palace and takes a break from her identity. When she comes across a news reporter on her way, the princess tries to make the best of her freedom in Rome in his company. This film is a romantic-comedy whose humour will knock you off even today.
When it’s Wes Anderson, you know that you are in for an out-of-the-box experience. This visually delightful story follows the romance between two 12-yr olds who run away from their homes. While the little kids try to build their own world, the whole town goes berserk in their search.