Valentine’s Day: 5 Movies To Watch That Aren’t Rom-Coms

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and it is the perfect time for a chill movie night with our significant others. While some prefer to dine out at fancy restaurants, others like to stay at home, and both are equally awesome ideas. Watching movies is definitely at the top of popular choices!


Don’t want to see cheesy, romantic movies? Tired of cliché plots and dialogues? Fret not because we have got you covered! Valentine’s Day movies can also be action-packed, thrilling, funny, or even scary! Here are some recommended movies for your upcoming Valentine’s Day date night:

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

Mr and Mrs Smith Valentine's Day


Here is a not-so-typical yet badass pair of lovers whose jobs were to hunt down each other. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are Jane and John Smith, respectively, and they are both spies. This is quite a unique film that combines the perfect mix of action, romance, and comedy.

It is also a great movie choice for couples who always experience misunderstandings. The movie will show you how matters like this can always be discussed. It does not always have to end in a dogfight.

Warm Bodies (2013)

Warm Bodies Valentine's Day


If horror movies are your thing, zombie films are always a great option. There are tons of gory zombie movies out there, but since we are in Valentine’s Day mood, we want a little romance.

Warm Bodies revolves around two young people slowly falling in love with each other in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The twist is that one of them is an actual zombie. The girl meets a not-yet-totally-turned zombie guy, and they start to form a strange friendship. Eventually, they discovered the cure to the epidemic.

Pride And Prejudice (2005)

Pride and Prejudice Valentine's Day


For fans of Jane Austen and the Regency era, Pride and Prejudice is a highly recommended movie. It is romantic and, at the same time, tackles a lot about social issues surrounding marriage and relationships.

The language is oh-so-beautiful, flattering, and elegant. It will certainly transport you back to the 1800s. The witty conversations between Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy will either make you swoon or catch you off-guard.

Legally Blonde (2001)

Legally Blonde Valentine's Day


A little more quirky, fabulous, and light-hearted, Legally Blonde is the perfect Valentine’s Day movie for the single ones. This is dedicated to hopeless romantics who want to focus on themselves before engaging in serious relationships.

Elle Woods attends Harvard’s law school to impress the guy she likes. After realizing her worth, she decides to become a lawyer to prove that all she needs to impress is herself. Eventually, she finds the romance that she deserves.

Get Out (2017)

Get Out


A perfect thriller movie will surely keep you and your partner snuggled to each other. Get Out is a horror-thriller film that deals with a lot of societal issues such as racism and discrimination while giving the audience a mind-bending movie experience.

There are so many bizarre and creepy happenings that will keep you and your significant other on your guard. It is definitely the perfect “cozy” movie night pick for Valentine’s Day.


Written by Ariane Cruz

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.