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The best movies to watch on Valentine’s day

22.01.2019

If watching a romantic movie is what you really wanted to do on Valentine’s day, meaning, you really can’t find other ways of spending the night with your him/her, we have put together a selection of Valentine’s day movies for your after-dinner plans. If instead you want a distraction from all the cheesy/love/red hearts non-sense around you, we will be including a series of Valentine’s day movies to watch to get away from it all.

Romantic Valentine’s day movies

The Lucky One

Director: Scott Hicks
Cast: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner

Zac Efron is a marine serving in Iraq whose story is determined by finding the picture of a girl saying ‘keep safe’ on the back when his unit his attacked: once back in the States he tries with all forces to find the girl in the picture. A romantic movie you can watch on Valentine’s day.

 

La La Land

Director: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt

One of the best romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s day features stars such as Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone exploring how two people have to make choices between the dream of their life and the love of their life: set in a modern Los Angeles La La Land won six Oscars and is one of the best new romantic movies out there.

 

Ghost

Director: Jerry Zucker
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn

After Sam Wheat, played by Patrick Swayze, is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his girlfriend, Molly, of imminent danger, through the help of a reluctant psychic, played by Whoopi Goldberg. Ghost, a classic fantasy-romance movie, is clearly a good watch for Valentine’s day.

Brokeback Mountain

Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams

Winner of three Oscars, Brokeback Mountain is no ordinary Valentine’s movie: how would you describe the romance between two cowboys other than secret and forbidden? If you want to see a unique performance by top actors of the calibre of Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, this is your movie to watch.

 

10 Things I Hate About You

Director: Gil Junger
Cast: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larry Miller

10 things I hate about you is a teen romantic comedy-drama, a loose modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘The taming of the shrew’. A high school teenager attempts to get the bad boy of their school to date his love interest’s sister to loosen her fathers no dating rule.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Director: Michel Gondry
Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Kirsten Dunst

When their relationship turns sour, Clementine and Joel undergo a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories after their painful breakup and start dating again. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and its bittersweet love story makes it the perfect watch for Valentine’s day.

Crazy Rich Asians

Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

Crazy Rich Asians is a hilarious romantic comedy based on Kevin Kwan’s global bestselling novel of the same name. This love movie follows Rachel Chu, a native New Yorker to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family for the first time. Little does she know what lies in wait for her.

Magic Mike

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Munn

Mike, a male stripper finds and teaches a younger performer how to pick up women, party, and make fast, easy money. Everything seems to be going well until he meets Brooke. Is Mike ready to give up his lifestyle for love?

Love and Basketball

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman

Monica and Quincy are next-door neighbour childhood friends who love and play basketball together. They both had dreams of being professional basketball players and go through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood including falling for each other. Love and Basketball is one of the best Valentine’s day movies you will not regret watching.

Love and Other Drugs

Director: Edward Zwick
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer

A Valentine’s day movie to watch with your partner. Gyllenhaal is a pharmaceutical rep sales Jamie, a talented one, with all the charms and the right look: he meets Em, a free spirit, and together they really hit it off. Romance here is more of uncontrollable passion, public sex at times. But this is until Em’s unveils she is affected by Parkinson’s disease: will love win it over the drugs?

 

Inspiring movies to watch Valentine’s Day

Silver Linings Playbook

Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Chris Tucker

Be inspired by the intense characters of Silver Linings Playbook, a 2012 movie that you can watch on Netflix this Valentine’s Day. Directed by David O. Russell and starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, who won the Oscar for her performance. A man who suffers from bipolar disorder, never diagnosed, explodes only after his wife’s cheating and a young woman with psychic problems who struggles to overcome the death of her husband, give a turn to their lives through positive thinking, determination, and will to react.

 

Coco Before Chanel

Director: Anne Fontaine
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola

If you happen to having to spend Valentine’s day on your own, the story behind fashion institution Chanel is what you can get into for the night. Coco Chanel has also been recognized the merit of “freeing” women through her innovative creations, which call for the undermining of cultural conditioning and the possibility to express oneself even through clothes.

 

A Star Is Born

Director: Bradley Cooper
Cast: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle

Some have described it as colossal as Titanic, some have called it the movie of the decade: with singing from Bradley Cooper too, duetting with Lady Gaga, A Star is Born is the quintessence of romance.
A washed-up country singer Jackson Maine’s life is given a boost after he falls for Ally, an aspiring pop singer. He helps her find fame, but as Ally’s career rises, Jackson’s falls due to age and alcoholism, and their rocky relationship is put to the test. A Star Is Born is a romantic musical drama that can easily be one of the best valentine’s day movies to watch with loved ones.

Pride & Prejudice

Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander

Pride & Prejudice was released in 2005 and it is a classic romantic movie adapted from Jane Austen’s 1813 novel of the same title. This Valentine’s day appropriate film follows the lives of 5 sisters from ‘a little above average’ British social class as they deal with issues of marriage, virtue and misunderstandings. This movie centres as well around Elizabeth Bennet, one of the sisters, who meets a single, rich and arrogant Man of a higher class, Mr Darcy. But can he fall in love with a woman beneath his level and status?

Romantic movies that make you cry

The Notebook

Director: Nick Cassavetes
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams

The Notebook is a cult romance drama adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’s 1996 novel of the same title. A poor young man falls in love with an affluent young lady in the 1940s, but they are soon separated due to their social differences. Will their love stand the test of time and distance? Make sure you do not watch this movie without a box of tissues by your side, and you will agree that it is definitely one of the best Valentine’s day movies to watch.

Ghost

Director: Jerry Zucker
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn

After Sam Wheat, played by Patrick Swayze, is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his girlfriend, Molly, of imminent danger, through the help of a reluctant psychic, played by Whoopi Goldberg. Ghost, a classic fantasy-romance movie, is clearly a good watch for Valentine’s day.

Titanic

Director: James Cameron
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane

Titanic is undoubtedly one of the best love movies of all time and what better time and Valentine’s day is the perfect excuse to see it again if you already have. Nominated for 14 Academy Awards, and winning 11, this epic movie is the tale of a seventeen-year-old thoroughbred girl, who falls in love with poor artist aboard the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.