Valentine’s Day: Top 20 Best Romantic Movies to Watch with Your Lover!
|Watching movies is such an ideal suggestion for Valentine's Day 2021. Photo: ItGoa|
Here are the top 20 best romantic movies to watch with your bae on Valentine's Day 2021 during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic:
#1. Pride & Prejudice
Bravo, classic movie! Everyone has their favorite adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, but ours has to be the 2005 version in which Matthew Macfadyen's Mr. Darcy strides across a dappled meadow to tell Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Bennet, "You have bewitched me body and soul."
#2. A Star Is Born (2018)
If you're looking for a story about people brought together by talent and torn apart by fame, you can watch a number of takes on A Star Is Born: There's 1937 original with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, the 1954 version with Judy Garland, and James Mason or the 1976 remake with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. According to Good House Keeping, but only the most recent one, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, has a performance of the heart-rending song "Shallow."
#3. Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight
The on-screen chemistry between Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy is palpable and the backdrop for this romantic film trilogy (Vienna, Paris, and Greece) is easy on the eyes, too.
#4. The Object of My Affection
Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd co-star in this sweet, unclassifiable '90s movie about a woman who might be in love with her gay best friend. As Nina (Aniston) and George (Rudd) encounter other romantic prospects and life progressions, their intense closeness is threatened. While definitely having rom-com elements, The Object of My Affection celebrates all kinds of love.
#5. Silver Linings Playbook
Starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, two mentally ill adults find themselves intertwined. After losing his wife, job, and social life, Pat moves in with his parents. They introduce him to Tiffany, who also just lost a loved one, and together the two of them form an interesting and—at times—straining relationship, as cited by Women's Health Magazine.
#6. When Harry Met Sally
The best thing about watching the lovable Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) and Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) on screen is seeing how they grow both as a couple and as individuals. Besides, we all still want to eat what Sally orders in that iconic and orgasmic cafe scene.
#7. Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
This movie is so aesthetically pleasing and calming, you'll be obsessed with both the story and scenery. In it, a woman comes to paint a wedding portrait, but ends up falling in love with the subject. The only problem? The subject rarely lets people so close to her. The unconventional solution: The painter must observe the subject by day, and then paint her at night when she can't see.
#8. To All The Boys I've Loved Before
When first released in 2018, To All The Boys I've Loved Before quickly had fans falling in love with the adorable rom-com—and not just because the movie introduced the world to Noah Centineo. What starts out as the worst day of Lara Jean Covey's life when a batch of her love letters accidentally make it into the hands of their subjects, ends up pretty okay for the teenager (played earnestly and adorably by Lana Condor), thanks to a secret agreement, a duo of supportive sisters, and some good old dad advice from John Corbett.
#9. The Notebook
This romance is based on Nicholas Sparks's novel of the same name, which takes place in North Carolina after World War II. The young and affluent socialite Allie Calhoun (Rachel McAdams) meets the charming and poor Noah (Ryan Gosling) one summer, developing a bond that surpasses obstacles such as time and illness. Forewarning: you'll definitely need to keep a box of tissues handy for this one.
#10. 50 First Dates
Starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, this movie is a true rom-com fav. After Henry falls in love with Lucy, her family discloses that she has short-term memory loss due to a car accident. She can't remember what happened the day before, so Henry has to make her swoon all over again every. single. day. Hence, the title: 50 First Dates.
#11. One Day
Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess star in this sweet story about two former flames who reunite on the same day year after year, as cited by Country Living Magazine.
#12. The Princess Bride
Based on William Goldman’s novel of the same name, turn to this sci-fi love story when you’re tired of the typical rom-com (or Hugh Grant). Amid fanciful creatures, pirates, and sappy scenes, Cary Elwes and Robin Wright's characters embark on an adventurous journey of true love.
#13. Valentine's Day
You can't think about Valentine's Day without the official Valentine's Day movie, starring all your favorite celebs like Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, and more. The film chronicles a day in the life of a group of Los Angeles locals, all of whom are having different experiences with love. Somehow, though, all of their stories are interconnected...
#14. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Considered one of the most innovative love stories ever, this fantasy film follows Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet) throughout various stages of their relationship. While its depiction of romance is realistic and moving, it's all the more memorable for scenes in which mind-erasing is involved.
#15. Ever After: A Cinderella Story
Danielle (Drew Barrymore) isn't a damsel in distress in this sophisticated take on the age-old fairytale Cinderella. Unlike the classic, she isn't at the mercy of her evil stepmother, Rodmilla (Anjelica Huston), and she doesn't do the bidding of her disastrous stepsisters. In fact, she actually rescues Prince Charming (Dougray Scott).
Based on the novel with the same name, After is for those who love all things steamy. The story follows two college students: Tessa, who is naive and inexperienced ~sexually~, and Hardin, who is dark and mysterious. Here's the catch: Hardin doesn't normally date people, and his personal life is a bit chaotic. Can he and Tessa make their young love last?
#17. Dear John
A soldier falls in love with a hopeful college student as they rely on writing letters to each other while deployed.
#18. Fifty Shades of Grey
E L James's literary guilty pleasure is brought to life in this erotic thriller starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, The Oprah Magazine cites. If you appreciate an unconventional romance, modern sex education, and a fantastic soundtrack, add this one to your queue—perfect for a Galentine's Day party.
#19. All The Bright Places
After meeting in the midst of a crowded small town high school, Finch (played by Justice Smith) and Violet (played by Elle Fanning) fall deeply in love. They bond over their past traumas and hope to heal each other as their lives go on. But, when tragedy strikes, Violet is left to choose how she'll continue to live in a world where she feels exceedingly unlucky.
#20. The Half of It
Alice Wu's take on Cyrano de Bergerac is set in a small Massachusetts town, where high schooler Ellie (Leah Lewis) writes her classmates' essays for money. She agrees to help Paul (Daniel Diemer) out with his love letters only because she's in love with the same girl, and feels free to communicate with her through a disguise. Defying conventional rom-com tropes, The Half of It celebrates all kinds of love—romantic, familial, and friendship bonds—without elevating one over the other.
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