Valentine’s Day gives us the opportunity to cuddle up with our loved ones and watch movies filled to the brim with romance in your entertainment room. With so many great sappy movies out there, it’s hard to choose a Top 10, but we’ll do our best! If you’re able to see your spouse or partner on Valentine’s Day, we recommend bingeing the following movies, ranging from tear-jerkers to romantic comedies.
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1. (500) Days of Summer
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in this cute, non-linear film that documents the relationship of two different people. The movie follows the main characters as they fall in love over the course of a year. 500 Days of Summer is a funny and thought-provoking film.
2. The Notebook
As if we could leave The Notebook off this list! This movie is beloved by men and women everywhere for a good reason, as this love story will likely be remembered by cinema buffs decades from now. If you haven’t seen it, avoid spoilers because you’re in for a cry-fest.
If you’ve never seen the Titanic, clear your schedule! Even if you have, consider watching it again with your Valentine. This romantic-disaster film won 11 Oscars and features an incredible cast, including a young Leonardo DiCaprio, and a dynamic plot filled with suspense.
Shrek is a fun, hilarious movie that’s stood the test of time. If you have a partner who isn’t too fond of sappy romances, Shrek can provide the perfect middle ground between excitement and love everlasting. Shrek is simply a feel-good movie, whether you’re young or young at heart.
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Before this movie, no one thought that Jim Carry could provide such a gut-wrenching performance, but Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind proves otherwise. Over the course of the movie, you’ll witness many intimate and emotionally driven moments that’ll suck you in.
6. Seems Like Old Times
As one of the best movies from the 80s, the classic “Seems Like Old Times” is still just as charming as it was upon its release. The movie follows a divorced couple who are thrown into a bank robbery and are forced to live with each other. As with most comedies, hijinx ensures.
Drew Berrymore and Adam Sandler are a genuinely likable couple in 50 First Dates. In the movie, the two characters are vacationing in Hawaii when they meet, but Berrymore’s character has no short-term memory, so they have to relive their first date over and over again.
8. Lost in Translation
Although it’s a bleak comedy, Lost in Translation has an incredible romance that captures what it’s really like to be alone in a different country, desperate for connection. That doesn’t mean this movie doesn’t have its fair share of laughs. After all, they did cast Bill Murray in a starring role.
9. Love and Basketball
If you have a spouse who’s totally turned off by the “chick flick” genre, Love and Basketball will help them dip their toes in. Thanks to the underlying basketball theme, this movie has something for everyone, including a well-written romance about two potential basketball players.
10. The Wolf of Wall Street
We’re aware this is a weird choice, but that’s the point. Maybe your loved one finds Valentine’s movies too cliche and wants to experience a movie without all that sappy romance. Well, prepare to strap yourselves in for an emotional drama filled with sex, drugs, riches and luxury, and rock n’ roll.