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30 Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, couples are making plans to express their love to their special someone. After all, the 14th of February is an extraordinary day saved to spend with your loved ones. Whether you’re in a relationship or you’re single, Valentine’s Day holds no exceptions. Everyone can feel the love in the air with the onset of February. Valentine’s Day is a great day to cuddle up and watch movies about love. With the plethora of movies out there, we have sifted out 30 special valentine’s day movies, all on Amazon Prime.

What Valentine’s Day means

Valentine’s Day has its origins in the Roman Holiday of Lupercalia, held around mid-February. The festival of Lupercalia used to celebrate the approaching spring & the sacredness of fertility. At the end of the 5th century, replaced by St. Valentine’s Day, it has forever after been a day of romance when lovers express their affection for one another.

Perfect Valentine’s Day Movies on Amazon Prime

If you’re a hopeless romantic, then you probably yearn for true love, and romance movies showing it. All those movies which make you laugh and cry at the same time, make you feel warm within, those soulful stories.

With the convenience we have today, streaming on Amazon Prime gives you access to all Hollywood’s greatest romantic dramas whenever you want. From the dashing handsome actors to the gorgeous actresses, these romance movie plots will surely have you swooning. Luckily, Amazon Prime gives you plenty of these movies to feed on.

Without further ado, spend this Valentine’s Day watching these 30 movies:

1. Valentine’s Day (2010)

This romantic comedy based on Cupid’s big day brings several couples dealing with their relationship on Valentine’s day. From facing struggles to finding their true love, this movie fits the mood of the moment.

Starring an ensemble cast like Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Shirley MacLaine, Bradley Cooper, Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, and Anne Hathaway, this film looks like it’s featuring the guest list of a glamorous Hollywood party.

2. Love, Rosie (2015)

A heartwarming story about Rosie and Alex, childhood friends whose life trajectories keep crossing. As they navigate through the complexities of life, they question if their relationship is only friendship or are they meant to be more? Played by Sam Claflin and Lily Collins, a beautiful screenplay available on Amazon Prime.

3. The Notebook (2004)

Every article ever written about romance movies contains this one. Containing one of the most romantic “kissing in rain” scenes. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams play the roles of the star-struck lovers.

In the movie, Duke reads the story of Allie and Noah to Mrs. Hamilton, an old woman suffering from dementia, out of a “notebook”. In the story, Noah falls for Allie, a girl high above his status. As Allie’s family tries tooth and nail to separate them, they succeed. Reassuring us of commitment and love that lasts, the movie is just as phenomenal as its book.

4. 500 Days of Summer (2009)

The unconventionally perfect movie for Valentine’s Day. This movie deconstructs the idea of romance through the characters of Tom and Summer. Tom and Summer have polar opposite opinions on love, one convinced on the idea of “The One” while the other believing in the complete opposite. Development of love, friendship and character captured over 500 days, makes this movie so essential.

5. Me Before You (2016)

If you haven’t already watched this movie, this is a universal sign to go watch it right now, on Amazon Prime. Sometimes love takes you where you never expected to go.

Emilia Clarke plays the role of a cheery English countryside girl, Lou. A challenge meets her when she takes up the job as a caregiver to Will, a wealthy ex-banker who is now paralysed. When Will has given up everything in life, Lou shows him how life is worth living. Embarking on a series of adventures, they start to fall in love and their lives change beyond imagination.

6. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

True love can stand strong against the whole world. Rachel, an econ professor in the USA falls in love with her fellow Nick only to find out that he belongs to one of the richest families in Singapore. But their characters prove time and time again that if two people are meant to be they will be. In spite of Nick’s family trying to sabotage their relationship, they come out stronger than before by the end of this movie.

7. The Big Sick (2017)

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon’s real-life love story serves as inspiration for this delightful rom-com. One of the most suggested romantic movies on Amazon Prime.

Based on their real-life courtship, this movie shows the hurdles couples from clashing cultures go through. When Emily falls sick from a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself exploring his love in new horizons. A new symbol of commitment, family and love is what The Big Sick is. A true “in sickness and in health” bond.

8. What If (2013)

Love happens when you least expect it.

The perfect line to summarize this movie. Taking on an unfamiliar spin on love, What If shows what it feels like to be best friends with a person who might be your soulmate. The story of a medical school dropout, Wallace, burnt by bad relationships decides to put his love life on hold. The very moment he finds Chantry, sparking exciting new chemistry.

A well-performed romantic movie by Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan. This movie will take you through a rollercoaster of emotions and make you wonder why you didn’t watch it before. Especially, when it was at your fingertips, on amazon prime.

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9. Chemical Hearts (2020)

An Amazon original, released last year. Based on the book Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland. Chemical Hearts – a new Amazon Prime movie, free to its subscribers is the perfect movie for Valentine’s weekend. It will make you fall helplessly and hopelessly in love over the sublime acting of Lili Reinhart and Austin Abrams.

“When I look at that, it reminds me that people are just the ashes of dead stars. We’re just a collection of atoms that come together for a brief period of time, and then we fall apart.”

Grace says while looking up at the stars, proving she’s a walking Werner Herzog documentary voiceover narrative.

A sad, heartbreaking movie enveloped in the chaotic transition every high schooler goes through.

10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet act as the perfect cast for this movie. A plot serving true to its name.

A poignant romance about two lovers who undergo procedures to forget each other after a painful breakup. But do they ever completely forget? Thus, a ray of eternal sunshine emanating from the spotless minds of Joel and Clementine, makes every viewer sob for it.

11. Notting Hill (1999)

Any movie with the sensational pairing of Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts has to be a remarkable one. William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence turns into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilt orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As they draw closer and closer together, they struggle to reconcile their radically different lifestyles in the name of love.

12. Pretty Woman (1990)

A Cinderella tale, with the powerful duo of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Richard Gere plays a rich L.A. businessman who hires an escort to accompany him for a few days but ends up falling in love with her. With Julia Robert’s poise and flair, who wouldn’t want to see this Pretty Woman?

13. Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

It’s always been you, Charlie.

Fiona

Have more powerful words ever existed? This movie, one of the top 10 movies of Hugh Grant, not only focuses on romantic love. But also, the platonic bond that a group of close friends share.

As each walks on their path to finding their special someone, they hold on to each other. And in doing so, hold on to themselves.

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14. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

A rom-com in its true sense. Starring the beautiful Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones who moves through daily life trying to cope with two men wooing her. And her choosing the Right man over the wrong. Blended with the charms of Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, a well-suited movie for singles on this Valentine’s Day.

15. Letters to Juliet (2010)

This American romantic comedy starring Amanda Seyfried and Christopher Egan echoes true love. Set in the beautiful countryside of Italy, blooms the flower of a new and old love.

Sophie, an aspiring writer comes to the balcony of Shakespeare’s Juliet, where lovelorn women write “letters to Juliet” seeking advice. This is where she finds a 50-year-old letter about a British girl falling in love with a Tuscan boy. Assisted by the secretaries of Juliet, the letter finally receives its reply. The letter amazingly finds its way and the British girl, Claire, now an old lady, who arrives in Verona with her grandson Charlie to give her long lost love one last shot.

Wrapped in the beautiful shots of the Italian countryside sprouts a love between Sophie and Charlie.

But will love find its way?

Will Claire finally unite with her Lorenzo? Passion and goals intertwine with losing yourself in someone, in this beautiful movie. One you can surely watch on Valentine’s Day, on Amazon Prime.

16. Dirty Dancing (1987)

The quintessential summer romance – with steamy chemistry, iconic dialogues and dance montages. Even after 30 years of its release, Dirty Dancing continues to give its audience burning heat and chemistry between its lead characters.

17. Ghost (1990)

With the infamous pottery wheel scene between Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, a movie to surely make you cry. A little spooky, a little love, a little why god why could they have not both been alive. A perfect Valentine’s movie.

18. Titanic (1997)

After a certain point in time, the words love and Titanic became synonymous. After all, it was the ship of dreams.

Based on the 1912 tragic sinking of the glamourous Titanic, two young lovers thwarted with passion and romance in the middle of the Atlantic fall to an ill-fated end. From “My Heart Will Go On” to “Paint me like one of your French girls” to “The Heart of the Ocean”, most of us have already watched this movie. But we will keep watching it every single time, keep reliving the love story of Jack and Rose, of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

19. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

The one with the famous Katz Deli scene. A rollercoaster of the relationship between Harry and Sally. From annoyed acquaintances to best friends to love. Along with the characters facing their true feelings, we face our own feelings for this movie.

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20. Love & Other Drugs (2010)

Anne Hathaway and Ryan Gyllenhal’s performance in this serious romance is truly worth watching. With Maggie suffering from an early onset of Parkinson’s disease, Jamie needs to prioritize either his love life or his job. A tricky mix of seriousness and romance yielding a movie that teaches us to find our calling, find what makes us feel complete. Is it career or is it love?

21. 50 First Dates (2004)

First Dates can be nerve-wracking but are very special and memorable moments in any relationship. But what if your partner, cannot remember them?

In the movie, Lucy suffers from a short-term memory condition where her memory resets every day. Henry who falls in love with her takes her to 50 First Dates, striving to make each better than the one before. Hoping that she would one day remember him and love him back. An unconventional romance about commitment, a passionate cut out for your Valentine’s date.

22. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Watching your favourite Jane Austen book being made into a surreal experience, is what this movie is about. Casting Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet is both a fair and an unfair choice. As Elizabeth was written to be a conventionally “not pretty” girl, who could ever state Keira Knightley as “not pretty”?

Just when you thought Darcy proclaiming his love for Elizabeth couldn’t be any more romantic, this movie brings forth a rain-soaked scene that will have you swooning. Darcy choking on the word “love” in the intimidating presence of his love, isn’t something to mind either. For all the couples who love to read and write together, what could be more ideal?

23. Before Sunrise (1995)

This film is a beautiful tale of two people who meet on a train and spend a magical, crazy night wandering the streets of Vienna. It’s the kind of movie that makes even the most practical person believe in a whirlwind romance, making it a great Valentine’s Day viewing choice. And if you really end up loving it, make it a marathon and watch Before Sunset and Before Midnight, which follows the romance of the same couple.

24. Allied (2016)

Besides being a romance, this movie will surely bring you the thrill of secrecy. Set around WWII, a Canadian intelligence officer falls in love with a fellow French operative.

Leading years into their marriage, Max Vatan, the Canadian officer, gets information about his wife working for the enemy. Escalating with danger and suspicion, both of them are led to make a choice to destroy them all. Love or loyalty?

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25. Love, Simon (2018)

Falling in love online is sure a risky thing but it’s even riskier when the person on the other side is anonymous. Well, Simon finds himself in a situation exactly like this. While still not having told his family or friends about his sexuality, this mysterious person piles on to his list of secrets. This heartfelt coming of age story takes you through the adventure of finding yourself and falling in love.

26. Her (2013)

Is it possible for a human to ever fall in love with an Artificial Intelligence program?

In the movie, Joaquin Phoenix’s character, an introverted writer, buys an AI system to assist him to write. And as time goes by, they start to bond and fall deeply in love with each other. But with this relationship, comes the lack of basic needs like intimacy and touch. Humans growing further apart, this movie shows us a glimpse into the futuristic world we might be moving towards.

27. William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996)

The story of the most recreated work of Sir William Shakespeare. But with a charming young Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as one of the most celebrated couples in the world – Romeo + Juliet – the very symbol for lovers who died for each other. A quasi-modernised version of this classic romantic tragedy, one to cherish upon with your lover on this Valentine’s Day.

28. The Roman Holiday (1953)

Any movie starring Audrey Hepburn is worth your time especially on an occasion such as the Valentine’s. A timeless classic about a princess trying to break free of her world’s confinement. And a handsome reporter, played by Gregory Peck, sweeping her off her feet on this Roman Holiday.

29. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

From the iconic Tiffany diamonds to Audrey’s glamourous black gown to a cat named Cat, a movie renowned for its references. The only reason that anyone ever needs to watch this movie is – Audrey Hepburn.

30. Casablanca (1942)

A fascinating movie featuring one of American cinema’s most famous lines ever:

“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.”

For lovers of classic films, a no better choice of film.

So, whip up your choices of cinema from this list and surprise your loved one on this Valentine’s Day.

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