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 the feels
1. A Star Is Born (2018)
Dreamboat Bradley Cooper plays Jack and the multi-talented Lady Gaga plays Ally in this tragic love story. When Jack fortuitously discovers Ally, a struggling singer, and helps her realize her true potential, it sets the course for one of the most romantic and heartbreaking love stories of all time. This movie fills up your heart with love, only to shatter it into a million pieces in the next second.
Favorite Quote: “I just wanted to take another look at you.” —Jackson Maine
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. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. The Big Sick (2017)
This movie isn’t your typical and run of the mill romantic comedy, but trust me, and give this a watch. Based on Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon’s true love story, this movie deserves a lot of appreciation. Different and refreshing, it shows the story of Kumail Nanjiani (who plays himself) who falls in love with Emily Gardner (Zoe Kazan). Things take a turn when she falls into a coma due to an unexplainable illness, and he has to come to terms with his actual feelings and confront his and her family, all at the same time.