7. 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.
Favorite Quote: “I am overwhelmed by you.”- Emily Gardner
8. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
Lana Condor plays Lara Jean and Noah Centineo plays Peter Kavinsky in this cute high school love story. Lara is the quintessential shy, girl-next-door, and Peter, a handsome jock and the school heartthrob. When Lara was younger, she used to write secret letters to the boys she had a crush on, but never mailed them, and kept them in a box in her closet. When the love letters get exposed accidentally, needless to say, it wreaks havoc on her love life.
Enjoy this movie with your SO this Valentine’s day with a mug of hot chocolate and some cuddles.
Favorite Quote: “It’s not like in the movies. It’s better, because it’s real.” – Lara Jean
9. Me Before You (2016)
This movie will make you laugh one moment and cry the very next. This beautiful love story of a paralyzed man and his companion is emotional enough to melt even the hardest of hearts. Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin’s heart-tugging performances make this movie one of the best romantic movies ever. The way their love story blossom and the heartbreaking ending will leave you grabbing for tissues every minute.
Favorite Quote: “You make me into someone I couldn’t even imagine.” – Will Traynor
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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