Romantic Movies for Valentine’s Day

By Andrea Alfaro and Laura Gomez

We’ve created a collection of romance movies for all those singles, couples and inbetweeners who just want to sit down and watch people fall in love. From the fantastical to the everyday, this list has it all, so we hope you enjoy and have a Happy Valentines Day!

The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | Romance/Adventure

A grandfather tells his grandson about the story of the Princess Bride. Full of action and adventure where once upon a time a man in a mask embarks on a mission to save the young maiden, Buttercup. He faces a variety of foes all while giving one-liner after one-liner and looking good doing it. It’s a RomCom adventure poking fun at the fairy-tale genre. It’s a perfect watch for everyone, even the singles.

Before Sunrise (1995)

R | Romance/Drama

An American, Jesse, meets a woman, Celine, who is returning to her school in Paris on the train. He has a flight to catch in the morning, but he convinces her to get off at his stop in Vienna and they explore the streets, forming a bond all before sunrise. This is a peaceful movie that is actually the beginning of a trilogy. It’s a simple romance of two strangers talking about everything yet nothing that all takes place one summer day.

Me Before You (2016)

PG-13 | Romance/Drama

A classic instance of the right person at the wrong time. Louisa becomes the caregiver of the wealthy Will Traynor, who was paralyzed by an accident two years ago. He’s a pessimist who challenges Louisa’s optimistic outlook on the world, but soon these complete opposites end up forming a friendship as both their lives and hearts change. Warning: tissues are needed, and ugly crying will happen. We are not liable for any heartache you may face after your viewing.

Juliet Naked (2018)

R | Romance/Comedy

Criminally underrated film where a British woman, Annie, is cursed with having a boyfriend, Duncan, obsessed with former rock musician, Tucker Crowe. One day a demo appears in the mail after she breaks up with Duncan, leading her to forming a friendship with her boyfriend’s idol.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

PG-13 | Horror/Action/Romance

This is the classic tale of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet on the big screen, but with a twist. This enemies-to-lovers story takes place during a zombie apocalypse and Ms. Bennet along with her sisters are trained in martial arts and weaponry. This is an interesting addition to the iconic story of Pride and Prejudice. Something about classic literature and zombies just creates something so delightful.

Warm Bodies (2013)

PG-13 | Romance/Horror

Speaking of classic literature and zombies, this film is an undead take on the classic Romeo and Juliet story. A zombie apocalypse has left the population divided into humans and zombies, but one zombie named R is unlike his other walking dead brethren. His quirks lead him to saving a girl named Julie and they embark on a journey that leads to a chain of events and a love story that can change the world as they have grown to know it.

Stardust (2007)

PG-13 | Fantasy/Romance/Adventure

A fairytale full of adventure and a star studded cast of characters. Tristan is determined to win the heart of the materialistic Victoria. So he decides, like any other normal person, to go on a conquest to bring her a fallen star. Instead of the usual five spiked star we’re all used to, he finds the shining Yvaine. But others are also after the star and he goes through a change of not only courage but love.

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

R | Romance/Drama

A surprisingly true story of a family man cop turned gay con man starring Jim Carrey and Obi Wan Kenobi. Steve Russell was always trying to be someone else, but one day he decided enough was enough. His decision to go off and live his gay luxury dream ended up with him behind bars where he met the one and only Philip Morris. They fall in love, but Russell’s identity issues lead to many bumps in the road for this couple.

Pretty Woman (1990)

R | Romance/Comedy

An oldie but a goodie tale that will make you laugh and angry at the same time. Edwards is a businessman, who takes his job seriously and never has time for love. Vivian works as a prostitute, and she enjoys her life as she goes and always gets what she wants. Edward needs an escort for social events, he hires Vivian from the streets and makes her a deal. They both accept, on the condition that they always keep their space between each other only to realize they need more than each other’s company to survive.

Tangled (2010)

PG | Family/Musical

The childhood princess with the golden long hair that every girl wanted to have. Rapunzel spent her life locked away in a tower since she was captured as a baby by the evil Mother Gothel. Her magical golden hair has the power to provide eternal youth that Gothel takes advantage of. Her life changes once a runaway thief, Flynn Rider, stumbles into her life and changes her world. She discovers that she is the long lost princess of the kingdom Corona.