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12 Romantic Movies to Share with Your Love on Valentine's Day

Updated on April 7, 2014

Share a Romantic Movie with Your Valentine This Year

Valentine's Day is an excellent time to settle in with your honey and enjoy a romantic date. While some may enjoy spending their date nights going out to a romantic restaurant and maybe taking a movie night at the cinema, others will enjoy spending a romantic night at home, cuddled up under a hand-made Valentine's afghan and sipping romantic hot cocoa. Movies are even a great way to spend February 14th with your long-distance love. Why not make an evening of it by choosing three or four movies to watch with your loved one this winter? It's sure to be a good time and to remind you of how much you love one another!

A nice bottle of wine will help you to set the scene for romance!
A nice bottle of wine will help you to set the scene for romance! | Source

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Setting the Scene for Valentine's Romance

Valentine's Day is all about romance. Whatever else you're planning this year for February 14th, you should be setting the scene for a romantic date. The true key here is to be prepared in advance for the evening you're going to be spending with your partner. Choose (and purchase or rent!) your movies and make sure that they are available in the living room or bedroom where you'll be settling in to watch television. Try to have everything ready so that you or your partner don't need to leave the area in order to get something you wanted to have in the first place. The only reason you should need to get up is to use the bathroom!

It's recommended to keep a chilled bottle of wine (if that's your preference) or a thermos of hot cocoa near where you'll be sitting so that you don't need to keep getting up and down to fix things like drinks.

Don't forget to pop some popcorn! You'll find some excellent recipes online, but Cherry Vanilla popcorn is perfect for Valentine's Day! Whatever you do, be sure that you have it ready in advance and prepared on your table for eating when you're ready!

P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You is a romantic movie about learning to love again.
P.S. I Love You is a romantic movie about learning to love again. | Source

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A Romantic Movie About Learning to Love Again

P.S. I Love You is the love story of a young woman who met her husband in Ireland, where they fell in love. Now living in America, life isn't what she always wanted it, and nothing is going according to her plan. When her husband dies unexpectedly, Holly's life turns on its end.

Then the letters begin to arrive, with the first one coming on her birthday, packaged with a birthday cake. The letters come with instructions she must follow in order to receive the next letter. All of them are signed Gerry and say "P.S. I love you."

As Gerry encourages Holly to find a new love from beyond the grave, she struggles to come to terms with his death and to appreciate the value of love.

P.S. I Love You is a good movie choice for those who are spending Valentine's Day alone after a loss and need to move on.

P.S. I Love You gets a 7/10 rating on IMDb.

Letters to Juliet

Letters to Juliet is a romantic movie about the value of true love.
Letters to Juliet is a romantic movie about the value of true love. | Source

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A Romantic Movie about the Value of True Love

Sophie has always dreamed of being a writer, but lacks the confidence she needs to believe in herself. At least she's happy with her job as a fact checker, satisfied with her engagement to a chef. When he asks her to go with him to Venice for a pre-honeymoon, Sophie agrees, only to find that she's spending all of her time alone. Her egotistical boyfriend is too wrapped up in his own interests and doesn't mind at all when Sophie discovers the letters written to Juliet Capulet and becomes a Secretary of Juliet, writing back to the broken hearted people who leave their letters at the wall.

When Sophie discovers a letter that has gone unanswered for 50 years, she is compelled to write her answer to Claire, offering her belief that Claire should have waited for her true love, Lorenzo. Claire arrives in Venice with her grandson, Charlie, and together they set off around Italy to find Lorenzo.

Letters to Juliet is a good movie choice for those couples needing a reminder that the bread and butter of a relationship is quality time together.

This movie is rated 6.5/10 on IMDb.

The Notebook

The Notebook is a romantic movie about enduring love (based on the book by Nicholas Sparks).
The Notebook is a romantic movie about enduring love (based on the book by Nicholas Sparks). | Source

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A Romantic Movie about Enduring and Unlikely Love

Everyone knows the story in one of its various forms. After all, Shakespeare told it with Romeo and Juliet and authors have been telling it ever since: A poor man falls in love with a rich young lady and her family rejects his advances, ending in tragedy. Why does the ending have to be so tragic? Nicholas Sparks tells this enduring story in a different way as an old man reads from his notebook the love story that he shared once with his now-aging wife.

Day after day, Noah reads this endearing love story, sharing his love all over again with the woman with whom he spent his life, against all odds.

Widely considered to be one of the most romantic love stories of all time, The Notebook is surely one of Sparks' best movies, and is not to be missed! This may be the perfect Valentine's Date movie!

The Notebook is a good movie choice for couples who need a reminder that true love lasts through anything.

This movie is rated 8/10 on IMDb.

Titanic

Titanic is a romantic movie about facing the odds for love.
Titanic is a romantic movie about facing the odds for love. | Source

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A Romantic Movie about Facing the Odds for Love

Another story of facing the odds, Titanic is the love story of two people from different social classes, both of them trying to get back to America from Ireland. Their fate, however, is very much pre-determined because they have boarded the ill-fated Titanic, a ship that is already destined to sink when it hits an iceberg.

On the ship, Rose must face an impending marriage to a man she doesn't love (and who is, in fact, quote cruel to her) and a mother whose only goal in life is to marry her daughter to money. Jack must deal with his status as a third class traveler. When the two of them meet, however, love blossoms and they find it nearly impossible to stay away from one another.

Easily one of the best romantic movies of all time. The version to the right is the 2012 version.

Titanic is a good choice for couples who enjoy history or who want to be reminded that love can overcome differences.

This movie is rated 7.7/10 on IMDb.

The Vow

The Vow is a romantic movie about overcoming the odds to hold onto true love.
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A Romantic Movie about Overcoming the Odds for True Love

Inspired by true events, The Vow is the story of a young man struck by terrible tragedy: When his wife is in a car accident and loses her memory, she forgets who he is, and her family uses this opportunity to convince her to come home, effectively ending her marriage.

Leo must fight to keep his marriage alive in spite of his wife's amnesia, but it's an uphill battle. She now hates things that she once loved, wishes to return to college, and has discovered to her surprise that she has broken up with a boyfriend she now wants back (and who would like to rekindle their relationship, too.

Believing that Paige is worth everything it takes to win her back, Leo pushes her to remember who she was before the accident, and how everything in her life has changed. He's a good guy though, and believes that some secrets are better kept, even if it's to his advantage to reveal them.

The Vow is an excellent choice in movies for those who need a reminder that love is worth everything it takes to stay in love.

This movie gets a 6.8/10 rating on IMDb.

50 First Dates

50 First dates is a romantic comedy about discovering one another again... and again... and again.
50 First dates is a romantic comedy about discovering one another again... and again... and again. | Source

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A Romantic Comedy about Discovering One Another Again... and Again... and Again

50 First Dates is a hilarious movie about a man named Henry who has always been terrified of commitment. Living in Hawaii suits him because it means he can have holiday romances with all the women he wants without ever having to settle down. Then he meets local girl Lucy, and everything changes. She's beautiful, charming, and they have a lot in common. In spite of the fact that her friends, father and brother try to discourage Henry, he keeps coming back for more, every day fighting to get past their defenses.

And he does have to come back, again, and again, and again, because Lucy is suffering from short-term amnesia, causing her to repeat the same day over and over again. Every morning she wakes up having forgotten entirely that she ever met Henry. And every day, Henry has to remind her over and over again that she loves him, day after day.

50 First Dates is an excellent movie choice for couples who need to be reminded of why they love one another -- over, and over again.

This movie is rated 6.8/10 on IMDb.

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride is a romantic movie about enduring love.
The Princess Bride is a romantic movie about enduring love. | Source

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A Romantic Movie about Enduring Love

Most everyone has seen the 1987 classic The Princess Bride at some point in their life. This is the story of Buttercup and her beloved, Westley. Indeed, perhaps such well-known endearments as "Always" and "Okay" originated with "As you wish," the words which Westley repeats to Buttercup whenever she asks him to do something. Instead of telling one another that they love one another, the phrase is repeated as a way of expressing affection.

When Westley is sent off to war, Buttercup becomes engaged to the nasty Prince Humperdink, and Buttercup is despondent, certain that she'll never see her beloved again. Her fate appears to be sealed, however, and it isn't until she decides that it's best to end her own life that Buttercup comes to realize that sometimes love wins, after all.

The Princess Bride is a good movie choice for young people or for those couples who need to remember that there is always hope.

This movie receives 8.2/10 stars on IMDb.

Jerry Maguire

Jerry Maguire is a romantic movie about finding your purpose in love.
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Jerry Maguire has always followed the rules instead of his heart. If you want to succeed as a sports agent, that's what you do. But when a moral epiphany turns his life around and drives him toward a new way of handling his business, his life threatens to implode. The memo he sends to everyone in his office results in laughter and ridicule, and Jerry is out a job. When only one person follows him out of the office that day, he knows that he's in trouble. Nobody believes in his new morality except for him and Dorothy Boyd.

Starting a business together isn't easy, and finding clients is the toughest part. Thankfully for Jerry and Dorothy (who has a six year old to support), they find Rod Tidwell, willing to keep Jerry on in spite of the mess he's made for himself. But Rod only wants one thing ("Show me the money!") and he and his wife Marcy put a lot of pressure on Jerry and Dorothy.

As so often happens, stress drives Jerry and Dorothy together, but the question becomes whether their relationship is one of convenience or one of love.

Jerry Maguire is a good movie for couples who are foundering and aren't sure they're together for the right reasons. It will reassure you that love exists.

This movie is rated 7.3/10 stars on IMDb.

Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies is a romantic movie about coming to life for love.
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A Romantic Movie about Coming Alive for Love

R is dead. Following the apocalypse, he lives in an airport with the other zombies, leaving the airport now and again to go into the city to hunt for food. This is life for the undead, though R frequently poses philosophical questions about whether or not he is, in fact, living when he's actually dead. He remembers nothing, not even his first name -- all he understands is that it had to have begun with an R at some point in time. He speaks very little, but wishes he could speak more.

Then he meets Julie while on a hunt. As it happens, he's eaten her boyfriend's brains, and now possesses the memories of the boy who had once been in love with Julie. R appreciates Perry's thoughts about Julie (at least to an extent) and he takes her home, wanting to keep her safe, as a sort of "pet."

But something strange is happening to R. He's still cold, but surely, he's starting to get warmer.

Warm Bodies is a good movie selection for couples who want a good laugh and some philosophy mixed with their humor and romance.

This movie is rated 7.0 on IMDb.

Sweet Home Alabama

Sweet Home Alabama is a romantic movie about home and rekindling love.
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A Romantic Movie about Rekindling Love

People change, and when Melanie Smooter left Alabama to become Melanie Carmichael, she proved just how much people can change themselves when they change their location. There's only one small problem. Her gorgeous boyfriend has just proposed to her. It wouldn't be a problem, really, apart from the fact that she's still married to her ex husband down in Alabama.

Now Melanie must go home to obtain the divorce she was too lazy (or too in love!) to get years ago so that she can tie the knot with the man of her dreams. Back in Alabama, however, her beau's mother is after her to prove that she's not who she says she is, and Melanie is driven closer and closer to her true love.

Sweet Home Alabama is a great movie choice for couples who want a laugh and for those who need a reminder of why they married in the first place.

This movie receives a 6.1/10 rating on IMDb.

She's All That is a romantic movie about how even the underdog can find love.
She's All That is a romantic movie about how even the underdog can find love. | Source

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A Romantic Movie about How Even the Loser can Find Love

An updated version of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, She's All That is romantic, funny and touching.

Laney isn't a popular girl at her high school. An artistic loner, she prefers to be by herself or with her family, and avoids being around people whenever she can help it. So when jock Zack approaches her, she hardly begins to trust him at all.

And she's probably right, given that his friends have bet him that he can't turn her into the prom queen at their high school in time for the dance.

The last thing that either of them expects to find along the way of this rather offensive journey is love. Who can love someone who's with you on a dare in the first place? But as with the classic and its musical version My Fair Lady, things always work out in a happy ending.

She's All That is a great movie for anyone who has ever been an outcast and will resonate particularly well with teenagers.

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You is a romantic movie about how sometimes you find love in the strangest places.
10 Things I Hate About You is a romantic movie about how sometimes you find love in the strangest places. | Source

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A Romantic Movie about Finding Love in the Unlikely Places

Bianca Stratford isn't allowed to date until her older sister does, but Kat shows no inclination to become involved with boys at all. The boy she wants to date, therefore, must find someone to successfully woo Kat (one of the meanest girls in school) in order to allow him to take Bianca out. Who will he find who's willing to take Kat on?

This updated version of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew is funny and touching, and perfect for young people who can relate to the struggles of being in high school and young love.

10 Things I Hate About You is an excellent selection for couples who understand that opposites sometimes really do attract. Very good for a laugh!

This movie is rated 7.2 stars on IMDb.

© 2014 Becki Rizzuti

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