Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day is approaching us. If you’re planning to have a movie night this Valentine with your loved ones, then leave a recommendation to us. And don’t worry, we won’t suggest to you the commons like Gone with the Wind, Titanic, and The Notebook. We have listed down some of the hidden gems for you. So be ready to get your heart swollen all over again with these romantic films.
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Now that you have sorted where to watch, let’s take a look at what you should watch this Valentine:
The Photograph (2020)
- Issa Rae Lakeith Stanfield
- Lil Rel Morgan Rob Morgan
- Courtney B. Vance
Written and directed by Stella Meghie, The Photograph is a romantic drama film that follows the story of a famous photographer’s daughter and a journalist. The daughter (Issa Rae) falls for the journalist (Lake Stanfield) who is investigating the life story of her late mother.
The movie beautifully depicts a healthy and mature love story with no violence, dysfunctional behaviors, or any sort of toxic bonding. Just pure, long-forgotten memories and some iconic 80s hit musical numbers in the background. That’s all you need to watch to fall in love all over again with this Valentine.
The Shape of Water (2017)
- Sally Hawkins Richard Jenkins
- Michael Shannon Doug Jones
- Octavia Spencer
An American romantic fantasy film directed by Guillermo Del Toro and beautifully written by Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water is set up in 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland. The movie follows the story of a silent cleaner who works at a government laboratory that has high security. The cleaner falls in love with an amphibious creature that is being held inside the laboratory.
The movie is considered to be an unconsented masterpiece by showing a delightful blend of old-school aura with meaningful modern viewpoints. It shows the deeper meaning of love that is not shown in glittery fairytales. Safe to say it’s a well-loved and well-received film by audiences and you should watch it too this Valentine’s if you haven’t got a chance to watch this masterpiece yet.
Anna Karenina (2012)
- Keira Knightley Jude Law
- Kelly Macdonald Aaron Johnson
- Matthew Macfadyen Domhnall Gleeson
- Emily Watson Olivia Williams
The story is about two most notorious fallen women in literature; Anna Karenina and Madame Bovary. This movie shows how Anna is all set to lose all the perks of elite society in favor of the man she loves whereas Bovary leaves the man who loves her to climb ahead socially. This historical romantic drama film is well directed by Joe Wright.
This movie is based on the epic story of love, Shakespeare in Love. If you’re in the mood for some historically romantic yet tragic story you must put this on your watch-list for this Valentine, and you won’t regret it.
La La Land (2016)
- Ryan Gosling Emma Stone
- John Legend Rosemarie DeWitt
- Finn Wittrock J.K. Simmons
How can we talk about romance and miss out on the musicals? A great film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. The movie stars a struggling pianist Seb and an aspiring actress Mia who met by accident in Los Angeles and fall in love during the process of pursuing their artistic dreams.
This musical is a visual as well as audio treat with great music, a perfectly realistic fairytale atmosphere, and delicate aesthetics, not something to miss if you want to watch something light this Valentine with your better half.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
- Lana Condor Andrew Bachelor
- Janel Parrish Anna Cathcart
- Noah Centineo John Corbett
- Madeleine Arthur Trezzo Mahoro
Up for some sweet teen romance? This movie is a perfect watch for this Valentine if you’re looking for something wholesome, soft, and pure. A romantic comedy about teen love written by Sofia Alvarez is about a typical 16-year-old Korean-American girl, Lara, with an addiction to romance novels and a fear of talking to boys.
Lara pretended to be with the most popular boy in the school, Peter, to forget her long-time crush on her sister’s ex-boyfriend and meantime Peter wanted to make his ex-girlfriend jealous. But things changed immediately when they both fell in love doing exactly the opposite of what they planned to and that created complications. The real chaos enters when her love letters got exposed and wreak havoc on her life.
The movie even has two sequels i.e. To All the Boys: P.s. I Still Love You (2020) and To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021). So get ready to binge-watch some modern-age teen romance drama this Valentine.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
- Kate Winslet Jim Carrey
- Kristen Dunst Mark Ruffalo
- Elijah Wood Tom Wilkinson
This movie breaks all rules for hopeless romances showing the story of Joel who is still dealing with heartbreak. He is stunned to seek out a procedure that will erase Clementine (his lady love) from his memory. This complex take on love shows chaos, heartbreak, passion, and everything in between when in the process of erasing memories, Joel finds out that Clementine has a borderline personality disorder.
While many people just perceive it as just another cheesy romantic movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind teaches us bigger life lessons. One of the lessons is that memories are not the files that should be deleted and we need both good and bad memories to learn and grow.
You won’t ever run out of romantic movie options to watch but we decided to suggest you some of the best yet underrated movies. So grab your favorite snacks, call over your special one, and enjoy these lovely movies.