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Valentine's Day: Must-see Romantic Films

Updated on July 19, 2015

So much love for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a fantastic time of the year. There are so many fantastic activities you can do with your loved one and your family to help celebrate.

Nevertheless, I think it's especially a great time to force your husband or boyfriend to sit down and watch a romance movie. Even if you have children, you can still watch something romantic together.

The following movies are some of my favorites. If you know anything about me (and you probably don't other than from my other articles), I'm a huge fan of Charlie Brown, Tom Hanks, and classic films. So you might be able to guess at least a few of my choices from that alone.

Family Valentine's Day Movies - For the kids and mom and dad

Spending time with your loved one watching romantic movies is a tough task when you have children. Luckily, there are still a few great choices for Valentine's Day that the entire family will enjoy.

Disney, Paramount, Media Home Entertainment, and others have come together to provide us with some of our favorite movies this season. You can't go wrong with any of these great films fit for the entire family.

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (Remastered Deluxe Edition)
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (Remastered Deluxe Edition)

One of the lesser known Peanuts specials, Charlie and company celebrate Valentine's Day by sorting through piles of candy and love notes. Of course, everyone except Charlie. He can't even get up the nerve to ask his crush to be his Valentine.

Typical Charlie! This family film is a great choice for children of all ages. Heck, I'm a grown man and I love the Peanuts probably more now than I did when I was a little boy. Snoopy is the best!

 
Shrek: The Whole Story Boxed Set (Shrek / Shrek 2 / Shrek the Third / Shrek Forever After)
Shrek: The Whole Story Boxed Set (Shrek / Shrek 2 / Shrek the Third / Shrek Forever After)

An ogre is sent to rescue a pretty feisty princess with the help of a donkey to win back their (his) swamp. Of course, the princess has a secret that the Lord Farquad doesn't seem to know. Who will the princess choose?

Of course, by now we know the answer. Who hasn't watched Shrek? Oh, probably our kids! It's been around 15 years since the original Shrek was released. Boy am I getting old.

 
The Princess Bride (20th Anniversary Edition)
The Princess Bride (20th Anniversary Edition)

A boy who pledges his love to the beautiful Buttercup is reportedly kidnapped and killed by pirates while she is betrothed by an evil prince. When the beauty is kidnapped by a giant, a swordsman, and a mastermind, a masked swordsman comes to the rescue.

Actually, the first time I saw this movie was on Valentine's Day. My girlfriend at the time couldn't believe I've never seen this movie. I'm not glad to have met her (she was a terrible GF) but I'm definitely glad she introduced me to this film. Who knew that the guy from Robin Hood Men in Tights could be so charming?

 
A Cinderella Story (Full Screen Edition)
A Cinderella Story (Full Screen Edition)

A woman who scrubs the floors at a diner hopes to meet her Prince Charming at Princeton while coping with her stepmother and stepsisters. However, she may already have her prince, who anonymously chats with her online.

I believe this film is what older women refer to as "a dream."

 
The Sound of Music (Three-Disc 45th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
The Sound of Music (Three-Disc 45th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)

Based on a true story, a young woman leaves the convent to become a governess to seven unruly children and their father. However, when Nazi Germany unites with Austria the woman and her new family attempt to escape.

This is just a great movie to watch any day of the year. It is seen as one of the greatest films of all time for a reason!

 

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Classic Valentine's Day Movies for Him & Her - When you have time alone

Watching movies together on Valentine's Day can be a special event, especially when they are films both of you can enjoy. These films listed below are some great classics which men are known to love yet are still romantic enough for women to swoon over.

Of course, maybe I'm a bit biased. I don't think men hate romance films as much as they claim. We just prefer explosions. If there was only a love story between a man and his explosions. Of course, the explosion would have to be a beautiful woman somehow--perhaps a superhero. Everyone would be happy.

Sleepless in Seattle (10th Anniversary Edition)
Sleepless in Seattle (10th Anniversary Edition)

A widowed man's son calls a radio station in attempt to find a new mother. As a result, hundreds of women write letters for a chance to meet the child's father. One woman who is currently engaged finally goes through great lengths to meet him. Of course, little does the father know that it is the same woman whom he once met before.

Who doesn't love Tom Hanks? He can talk to a volleyball, kiss a million women, be stuck in an airport, or grow 3 feet overnight and we all love him. He's such a class act.

 
Roman Holiday (Special Collector's Edition)
Roman Holiday (Special Collector's Edition)

A bored princess escapes her daily routine in Rome. Due to a sedative, she passes out and is found by an American journalist. He doesn't recognize her, and brings her back to the apartment. He tries to set up an interview with the princess only to find out that she is on his couch asleep.

This movie is much better than you'd expect. It is highly underrated.

 
Some Like It Hot
Some Like It Hot

Two musicians who witness the St. Valentine's Day murder decide it's best to leave town. However, the only way out is to take a job with an all girls band. Of course, they both end up falling for women in the band and hilarity ensues as the dress in drag and fumble back and forth as men and women.

The beauty queen herself, Marilyn Monroe in a film with two class clowns. This is one of the best comedies in history, in my opinion.

 
Casablanca (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Casablanca (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Based before and during World War II, an exiled American and freedom fighter runs the hottest bar in the city. The American comes into possession of two letters and is given the chance to sell them for a high price or let his lost love flee the country with the love of her life.

Ah, love during war. Who doesn't love that?

 
Gone with the Wind (Two Disc 70th Anniversary Edition)
Gone with the Wind (Two Disc 70th Anniversary Edition)

The love and passion between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler during the Civil War is so great, that it is hard to keep their minds off each other.

If you haven't watched this yet, buy it now! Where have you been for the past 100 years? (It hasn't quite been that long, but it might as well have been!)

 

How do you normally spend Valentine's Day? - Anything special?

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