Get ready to lose control of your emotions with these intense, iconic romantic movies!
Watching romantic movies on Valentine’s Day is like having the first sip of hot chocolate on a winter morning- it makes everything ten times better.
So, here are our recommendations for the best romantic movies you can watch on Valentine’s Day, while you cuddle up with your partner.
20+ Exceptionally Romantic Movies That’ll Give You All The Feels
1. The Notebook (2004)
A list of romantic movies for Valentine’s Day and The Notebook won’t be there? Come on, who would dare do that? Ryan Gosling and Rachel Mcadams play Noah and Allie respectively, who falls head over heels in love with each other, but their love story is not without some trials and tribulations. The heartbreaking but perfect ending never fails to bring you to tears. No wonder this movie has such a cult following.
Favorite Quote: “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day.” – Noah Calhoun
2. Before Sunrise/ Before Sunset/ Before Midnight (1995/2004/2013)
The Before Sunrise trilogy is one of the most iconic movies to be made in the history of Hollywood, with Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) becoming the poster children of romantic movies. The first movie focuses on the protagonists just walking around Vienna all night talking their hearts out and slowly falling in love. The second installment takes place nine years later in Paris where they meet again, and the final part in Greece, where they live happily ever after. With an incredibly minimalistic plot, the movie perfectly captures the true essence of romance and what it actually stands for.
Favorite Quote: “You can never replace anyone because everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details.” — Celine, Before Sunset
3. Love, Simon (2018)
High school student, Simon Spier has one major secret that he has not told anyone to date, including his friends, family, and classmates: he is gay. But when this secret of his threatens to come tumbling out in front of everyone, he has to come to terms with the possible repercussions, and most importantly, has to come to grips with his identity. How he handles his own feelings, accepts himself, and finally finds love is enough to melt your heart.
Favorite Quote: “The way I feel about him is like a heartbeat — soft and persistent, underlying everything.” – Simon Spier
4. Notting Hill (1999)
This movie does not need any introduction and has been hailed time and again, as the best romantic movie of all time. Set in London, the story revolves around an endearing English bookstore owner (Hugh Grant) and a famous American actress (Julia Roberts), and how they slowly, but surely fall in love with each other. “I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”- Who can ever forget this iconic line from the movie? Answer: No one.
Favorite Quote: “I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” – Anna Scott
5. Casablanca (1942)
There have been tons of war-time romances, but nothing tops Casablanca. Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart gave their career-best performances and made sure that the characters of Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lund stayed in the audience’s hearts and minds forever. Such is the perfection of the movie that it has been termed as the “best Hollywood movie of all time” by noted critic Leonard Maltin.
Favorite Quote: “Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine…” – Rick Blaine
6. About Time (2013)
One of the best romantic movies for Valentine’s Day is the Richard Curtis directed, About Time. It is the perfect movie to watch with your partner while you are cozied up together at home. Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel Mcadams are perfectly cast, and they pour their heart and soul in this movie. Their Tim and Mary effortlessly etch their love story in our hearts, with the one-of-a-kind music taking things to another level.
Favorite Quote: “She was then, and still is to me, the most beautiful thing in the world.” – Tim Lake