Favorite Quote: “I am overwhelmed by you.”- Emily Gardner
7. 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
8. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Loosely based on Shakespeare’s, The Taming Of The Shrew, this movie is one of the most memorable romantic comedies from the 90s. Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) comes across Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), and they gradually fall in love with each other. The twist in the tale is that Patrick was asked to approach Kat by Cameron James (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who is trying to date Kat’s younger sister, Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) because Kat and Bianca’s strict father wanted Kat to have a boyfriend first. The chemistry between Stiles and Ledger’s characters is electrifying and hilarious at the same time.
Favorite Quote: “But mostly, I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close. Not even a little bit. Not even at all.” – Kat Stratford
9. Love Actually (2003)
Love Actually has always met with conflicting views, with some loving the cheesy movie for what it is, and some absolutely hating the regressive and problematic elements in it. An ensemble romantic comedy with romance and it’s complications at the heart of it, Love Actually is one of the most well-known and cult romantic movies of all time. Watch it with your partner on Valentine’s Day, and decide for yourself what you think about this movie.
Favorite Quote: “If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.” – David
10. Titanic (1997)
Duh. This movie not making it on ANY romantic movies list is unfathomable. James Cameron’s disaster movie gave us the celebrated and popular romantic pairing of all time. Titanic might have released in 1997, but it still has the ability to drive you to tears every time you watch it. Add to that Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On‘, and you will find yourself in a pool of your tears. Despite it being so tragic, Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose’s (Kate Winslet) love story is timeless and no movie has got so much love as this one.
Favorite Quote: “Now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson, and that he saved me in every way that a person can be saved. I don’t even have a picture of him. He exists now only in my memory.” – Rose Dawson
It was incredibly difficult penning down just 10 best romantic movies when there are so many other wonderful ones out there. So, here are a few more iconic movies you can watch on Valentine’s Day or any day, as a matter of fact:
- In The Mood For Love (2000)
- Pride and Prejudice (2005)
- Brokeback Mountain (2005)
- When Harry Met Sally (1989)
- You’ve Got Mail (1998)
- Singin’ In The Rain (1952)
- Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
- Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
- Call Me By Your Name (2017)
- Roman Holiday (1953)
- Brooklyn (2015)
- Her (2013)
- The Princess Bride (1987)
- Up (2009)
- Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
- An Affair To Remember (1957)
- Moulin Rouge! (2001)
- Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)
- The Holiday (2006)
So, curl up on the couch with your partner, enjoy these movies on Valentine’s Day, and be rest assured that both of you will have an amazingly romantic time.