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The Best Valentine's Day Movies

Updated February 18, 2020 5.1k votes 747 voters 15.6k views105 items

List RulesRomantic movies to watch on Valentine's Day.

The absolute best movies for Valentine’s Day, ranked from the most popular to the least based on the amount of votes cast for each film. This list has the most romantic Valentine’s day movies, many of which are very popular titles that won multiple awards. What are the absolute best Valentine’s Day movies ever released? What films should you watch on Valentine's Day?

These films are great if you are looking to stay in on February 14th, rather than go to the theaters with your date to watch a film released on Valentine's Day. Sometimes a romantic night in is just as fun and these films will help set the mood.

This list features the most romantic Valentine’s Day movies including titles such as Sleepless in Seattle, Titanic, The Notebook, An Affair to Remember, Shakespeare in Love, The Sound of Music, Love Story, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Ghost, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Love Actually, and Return to Me.

Vote up the best movies for Valentine's Day below, or add the movies you and your significant other watch each February, if they aren't already on the list.

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    The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

    The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on... more on Wikipedia

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    Sleepless in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Sleepless in Seattle

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

    Released1993

    Directed byNora Ephron

    Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and co-written by... more on Wikipedia
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    Titanic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Titanic

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A... more on Wikipedia

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    Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Dirty Dancing

    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey

    Released1987

    Directed byEmile Ardolino

    Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and... more on Wikipedia

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    Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Pretty Woman

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1990

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A... more on Wikipedia
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    A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    A Walk to Remember

    Shane West, Mandy Moore

    Released2002

    Directed byAdam Shankman

    A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age romantic tragedy film directed by Adam... more on Wikipedia
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    You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    You've Got Mail

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

    Released1998

    Directed byNora Ephron

    You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron,... more on Wikipedia
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    Ever After is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Ever After

    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston

    Released1998

    Directed byAndy Tennant

    Ever After is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the fairy tale... more on Wikipedia
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    Ghost is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Ghost

    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1990

    Directed byJerry Zucker

    Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy/crime thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi... more on Wikipedia

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    While You Were Sleeping is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    While You Were Sleeping

    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena

    Released1995

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

    While You Were Sleeping is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub and written... more on Wikipedia

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    Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Love Actually

    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Curtis

    Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Crazy, Stupid, Love. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    Emma Stone, Julianne Moore

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Requa, Glenn Ficarra

    Crazy, Stupid, Love is a 2011 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra... more on Wikipedia

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    Notting Hill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Notting Hill

    Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin

    Released1999

    Directed byRoger Michell

    Notting Hill is a 1999 British romantic comedy film set in Notting Hill, London, released on... more on Wikipedia
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    When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    When Harry Met Sally...

    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal

    Released1989

    Directed byRob Reiner

    When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and... more on Wikipedia
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    Pride & Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Pride & Prejudice

    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan

    Released2005

    Directed byJoe Wright

    Pride & Prejudice is a 2005 British romance film directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane... more on Wikipedia
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    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

    Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2003

    Directed byDonald Petrie

    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a 2003 American romantic comedy film directed by Donald... more on Wikipedia
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    Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Say Anything...

    John Cusack, Jeremy Piven

    Released1989

    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Say Anything... is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron... more on Wikipedia

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    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Beauty and the Beast

    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker

    Released1991

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

    Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by... more on Wikipedia
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    P.S. I Love You is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    P.S. I Love You

    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank

    Released2007

    Directed byRichard LaGravenese

    P.S. I Love You is a 2007 American drama film directed by Richard LaGravenese. The screenplay... more on Wikipedia

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    The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Wise

    The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise... more on Wikipedia

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    Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant

    Released2001

    Directed bySharon Maguire

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    Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Casablanca

    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1942

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

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    An Affair to Remember is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    An Affair to Remember

    Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr

    Released1957

    Directed byLeo McCarey

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    Romeo + Juliet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    Romeo + Juliet

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd

    Released1996

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

    Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 American romantic drama film adaptation of William Shakespeare's... more on Wikipedia
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    The Lake House is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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    The Lake House

    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves

    Released2006

    Directed byAlejandro Agresti

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