Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to snuggle up with your significant over a nice romantic movie. Here are 10 films to reignite your romance.
Whether your happily married, dating, or even single, you can still enjoy the magic of Valentine’s. It’s the perfect time for cosying up on the couch with your partner, or even just your blanket, and watching some soppy RomComs or tearjerkers.
We have put together a list of must-watch romantic movies that are perfect for Valentines. Whether you are in the mood to cry into your pillow or looking for inspiration, we’ve got you covered.
So, without further ado, here are the top 10 romantic movies to watch with your partner, or by yourself, on Valentine’s Day and you can find most of them on Stan or Netflix.
The Notebook (Neftlix, Australia)
Top 10 romantic Valentine’s Day movies: The Notebook
The first choice is an obvious choice. This heart-warming romantic tale is a ritualistic viewing for a lot of couples on Valentine’s day. Make sure you have Kleenex on the ready before you snug up with you S.O for this one.
In 1940s South Carolina, mill worker Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams) are desperately in love. But her parents don’t approve. When Noah goes off to serve in World War II, it seems to mark the end of their love affair. In the interim, Allie becomes involved with another man (James Marsden). But when Noah returns to their small town years later, on the cusp of Allie’s marriage, it soon becomes clear that their romance is anything but over.
Dear John (Netflix, Australia)
Top 10 romantic Valentine’s Day movies: Dear John
A little something for him, a little something for her. Dear John is a romance about two opposites attracting and finding love among the chaos of their lives. It also stars Channing Tatum, so there’s that.
When soldier John Tyree (Channing Tatum) meets an idealistic college student, Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried), it’s the beginning of a strong romance. Over the next seven tumultuous years and separated by John’s increasingly dangerous deployment, the lovers stay in touch through their letters, meeting in person only rarely. However, their correspondence triggers consequences that neither could foresee.
Mamma Mia! (Netflix, Australia)
Top 10 romantic Valentine’s Day movies: Mamma Mia!
Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday night this year so why not crack open a couple of bottles of bubbly, bring out some cheeses, and join the star studded cast of Mammia Mia! in a sing along of all the Abba greats.
Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (Stan Australia)
Top 10 romantic Valentine’s Day movies: Four Weddings and a Funeral
The English are the kings of romantic comedies and Four Weddings and a Funeral is a prime example of that. See a bumbling, yet charming, young Hugh Grant fall in love at first sight in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy.
Lovable Englishman Charles (Hugh Grant) and his group of friends seem to be unlucky in love. When Charles meets a beautiful American named Carrie (Andie MacDowell) at a wedding, he thinks his luck may have changed. But, after one magical night, Carrie returns to the States, ending what might have been. As Charles and Carrie’s paths continue to cross — over a handful of nuptials and one funeral — he comes to believe they are meant to be together, even if their timing always seems to be off.
Time Travellers Wife (Stan Australia)
Top 10 romantic Valentine’s Day movies: Time Travellers Wife
This movie may not be everyone’s cup of tea because, you know… time travel and all, but it is definitely a must see romantic movie for those who enjoy a bit of sci-fi with their romance.
Chicago librarian Henry De Tamble (Eric Bana) suffers from a rare genetic disorder that causes him to drift uncontrollably back and forth through time. On one of his sojourns, he meets the love of his life, Claire (Rachel McAdams), and they marry. But the problems and complexities of any relationship are multiplied by Henry’s inability to remain in one time and place, so that he and his beloved are continually out of sync.
Big Fish (Stan Australia)
Top 10 romantic Valentine’s Day movies: Big Fish
Tim Burton’s Big Fish, starring Ewan McGreggor, is a cinematic visionary masterpiece about a man willing to travel to the ends of the world to win the heart of the woman he desires. Must see, definitely.
When Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) becomes ill, his son, William (Billy Crudup), travels to be with him. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated stories about his life, and William thinks he’s never really told the truth. Even on his deathbed, Edward recounts fantastical anecdotes. When William, who is a journalist, starts to investigate his father’s tales, he begins to understand the man and his penchant for storytelling.
Kate and Leopold (Stan Australia)
Top 10 romantic Valentine’s Day movies: Kate and Leopold
Another romantic movie with time travel, but this one is feel good comedy to boot. See Australia’s Hugh Jackman play a 18th century inventor fall through time and land in the 21st century and fall in love with a modern city girl.
Kate McKay (Meg Ryan) is a modern day executive, a 21st century woman driven to succeed in the corporate world. Leopold, the third Duke of Albany, is a charming gent and bachelor of the late 18OOs. With career and social expectations looming, each has grown cynical about the very notion of falling in love. But when a rip in the fabric of time thrusts Leopold into present day New York, the potential for an old-fashioned modern romance ignites.
How Do You Know? (NA)
Top 10 romantic Valentine’s Day movies: How Do You Know?
Paul Rudd is absolutely adorable in this romantic comedy about one man’s mid-life crisis.
Lisa Jorgenson’s (Reese Witherspoon) entire life has been defined by softball, but at 31, she is deemed too old to play and cut from the team. After being cast adrift, she begins a fling with Matty (Owen Wilson), a charming womanizer who plays professional baseball. About the same time, she goes on a blind date with George (Paul Rudd), a businessman on the hook for stock fraud. Caught in a romantic triangle with the two men, Lisa ponders the meaning of love.
Mickey Blue Eyes (NA)
Top 10 romantic Valentine’s Day movies: Mickey Blue Eyes
British Rom-Com meets an American gangster movie. Hugh Grant is a charming art auctioneer who falls in love with a school teacher who he plans to marry. But first he needs her father’s approval… it just so happens that he’s a big-time mafioso.
English art dealer Michael Felgate (Hugh Grant) is dumbfounded to learn that his girlfriend, Gina Vitale (Jeanne Tripplehorn), cannot accept his marriage proposal because her entire family is involved with the Mafia. Undeterred and in love, Michael meets Gina’s father, mob boss Frank (James Caan), who immediately takes a shine to the young suitor. But before he can give his blessing, Frank has plans for Michael that may or may not end in wedding bells.
Wedding Singer (Netflix)
Top 10 romantic Valentine’s Day movies: Wedding Singer
Yep, an Adam Sandler movie made this list, but don’t be surprised, he actually makes good romantic comedies. It was tough choosing between this one and 50 First Dates.
Set in 1985, Adam Sandler plays a nice guy with a broken heart who’s stuck in one of the most romantic jobs in the world, a wedding singer. He loses all hope when he is abandoned at the altar by his fiancé. He meets a young woman named Julia (Drew Barrymore), who enlists his help to plan her wedding. He falls in love with her and must win her over before she gets married.