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The Best Valentine's Day Movies 

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Updated February 18, 2020 5.2k votes 737 voters 15k views 105 items

List Rules Romantic 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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Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1993

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron. Based on a story by Jeff Arch, it stars Tom Hanks as Sam Baldwin and Meg Ryan as Annie

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Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

Released: 2004

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a ...more

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Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

Released: 2002

Directed by: Adam Shankman

A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama based on the 1999 romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Shane West and Mandy Moore, was ...more

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Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Released: 1987

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino, the film stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, as well as ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

Released: 1997

Directed by: James Cameron

Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat (Kate Winslet) falls in love with a kind but poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) ...more

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Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

Released: 1990

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A down-on-her-luck Hollywood working girl (Julia Roberts) is hired by a wealthy businessman (Richard Gere) to be ...more

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Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

Released: 1998

Directed by: Nora Ephron

You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. It was written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1937 play Parfumerie ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

Released: 1998

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Ever After is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, and Dougray Scott. The ...more

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Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

While You Were Sleeping is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub and written by Daniel G. Sullivan and Frederic Lebow. It stars Sandra Bullock as Lucy, a Chicago Transit ...more

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Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mischa Barton

Released: 1999

Directed by: Roger Michell

Notting Hill is a 1999 British romantic comedy film set in Notting Hill, London, released on 21 May 1999. The screenplay was by Richard Curtis and the film was produced by Duncan Kenworthy and ...more

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Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

Released: 1990

Directed by: Jerry Zucker

Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy/crime thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, and Whoopi Goldberg. It was written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry ...more

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Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling

Released: 2011

Directed by: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra

Crazy, Stupid, Love is a 2011 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and written by Dan Fogelman. It stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma ...more

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Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1989

Directed by: Rob Reiner

When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows the ...more

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Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench

Released: 2005

Directed by: Joe Wright

Pride & Prejudice is a 2005 British romance film directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, published in 1813. The film depicts five sisters from an English ...more

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Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth

Released: 2003

Directed by: Donald Petrie

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a 2003 romantic comedy film, directed by Donald Petrie, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. It is based on a short cartoon book of the same name by ...more

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Atonement is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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Released: 2007

Directed by: Joe Wright

Atonement is a 2007 British romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright and based on Ian McEwan's 2001 novel of the same name. The film stars James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Romola ...more

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Bringing Up Baby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
Siersha 2 added Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Barry Fitzgerald

Released: 1938

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film tells the story of a ...more

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Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
Siersha 2 added Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara

Released: 2005

Directed by: Ang Lee

Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a film adaptation of the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx; the screenplay was written ...more

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
Siersha 2 added Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ang Lee

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film. An American-Chinese-Hong Kong-Taiwanese co-production, the film was directed by Ang Lee and featured an international cast of Han actors, ...more

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Desk Set is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
Siersha 2 added Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Joan Blondell

Released: 1957

Directed by: Walter Lang

Desk Set is a 1957 American romantic comedy film directed by Walter Lang and starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. The screenplay was written by Phoebe Ephron and Henry Ephron from the ...more

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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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Released: 1990

Directed by: Tim Burton

Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. An artificial man (Johnny Depp), who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a ...more

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Frankie and Johnny is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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Released: 1991

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Frankie and Johnny is a 1991 American drama film directed by Garry Marshall, and starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer in their first film together since Scarface. Héctor Elizondo, ...more

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Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
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Released: 1939

Directed by: Sam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International ...more

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Grosse Pointe Blank is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Valentine's Day Movies
Siersha 2 added Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Hank Azaria

Released: 1997

Directed by: George Armitage

Grosse Pointe Blank is a 1997 American comedy film directed by George Armitage, and starring John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin and Dan Aykroyd. The film received positive reviews from ...more

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