Valentine’s Day is a special day to celebrate love and affection. For many people, it is a day to express their love for one another. It can also be a day for exchanging gifts, enjoying special meals or treats, or simply spending time together. Whether you are single or in a relationship, spending Valentine’s Day with your loved ones is a cherished tradition. If you are looking for some great Valentine’s Day movies to watch on this special day, here are some of our favorites.
“Titanic” is a 1997 epic romantic disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as Jack and Rose, two young adults who fall in love aboard the ill-fated RMS Titanic during its maiden voyage in 1912. The film is a fictionalized account of the sinking of the ship and the love story of Jack and Rose.
The film was a huge box office success and became the highest-grossing film of all time at the time of its release, and it still holds the record of being in the top three-grossing films of all time. It won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The film was widely acclaimed for its technical achievements, its performances, and its emotional power. The film’s score composed by James Horner and its song “My Heart Will Go On” performed by Celine Dion is also very popular.
The Notebook (2004)
“The Notebook” is a romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes, based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple, Noah and Allie, who fall in love during the 1940s, but are forced to separate due to their social class differences. Years later, they meet again and their love is rekindled.
The film explores themes of love, sacrifice, and the power of memory. It is known for its emotional and heart-wrenching scenes, and has become a classic and one of the most popular romantic films of all time. It was well-received by critics, praised for its performances and its ability to evoke strong emotions from its audience.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
“The Fault in Our Stars” is a 2014 romantic drama film directed by Josh Boone, based on the novel of the same name by John Green. The film stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as Hazel and Gus, two teenagers who fall in love while dealing with cancer. The film follows their relationship as they navigate their illnesses, their families, and the difficult choices that come with it.
The film was a commercial success and received positive reviews from critics, with praise for its performances, particularly from Woodley and Elgort. It was praised for its honest and emotional portrayal of young love and dealing with illness, and for its faithfulness to the novel.
The film’s score composed by Mike Mogis, Nate Walcott and its song “All of the Stars” performed by Ed Sheeran, also received positive reviews and were popular among the audiences. The film’s themes of love, life, and death resonate with audiences of all ages, making it a beloved and timeless film.
La La Land (2016)
“La La Land” is a 2016 romantic musical film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress, respectively, who fall in love while pursuing their dreams in Los Angeles. The film explores themes of love, ambition, and the cost of pursuing one’s dreams.
The film was a critical and commercial success, receiving widespread acclaim for its performances, direction, music, and cinematography. It won six Academy Awards, including Best Director for Chazelle and Best Original Song for the film’s opening number “City of Stars.” The film’s music and choreography have been widely praised and the film’s score composed by Justin Hurwitz also won an Academy Award.
“La La Land” was praised for its nostalgic and heartfelt take on the Hollywood musical genre and its ability to evoke strong emotions from its audience, it’s a modern classic that has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is a Marvel film that features the teenage romance between Peter Parker (Spider-Man) and his schoolmate, MJ. While the film is primarily focused on Peter’s journey as Spider-Man and his battle against the villain Vulture, the romance between Peter and MJ is a subplot that adds a relatable and human element to the story. The film is directed by Jon Watts, and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Michael Keaton as the Vulture, and Zendaya as MJ. The film received positive reviews from critics, who praised its humor, performances, and Holland’s portrayal of Spider-Man, and was a commercial success.
It is also worth noting that there are several other Spider-Man movies that have been produced over the years, including two versions of “The Amazing Spider-Man” (2012 and 2014) and the 2018 film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” which is an animated film that tells the story of different versions of Spider-Man from different universes and also has a romance subplot. While the romance is not the main focus of the film but it is a nice addition.
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To all the boys I’ve loved before (2018)
“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Susan Johnson, based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Jenny Han. The film stars
Lana Condor and Noah Centineo as Lara Jean and Peter, two high school students who enter into a fake relationship after a series of personal letters written by Lara Jean are accidentally sent to her past crushes. The film explores themes of love, identity, and growing up.
The film was released on Netflix and was a surprise hit, quickly gaining large following and positive reviews from critics. The film was praised for its charming performances, particularly from Condor and Centineo, and for its relatable and heartfelt portrayal of teenage romance. The film’s score composed by Josephine Wiggs, and its song “Moved” performed by Josie Dunne also received positive reviews.
The film was followed by two sequels, “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” in 2020 and “To All the Boys: Always and Forever” in 2021, which continue the story of Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship.
There are many great Valentine’s Day movies to watch on a special day, but these are some of the best. From classics like “Titanic” to newer favorites like “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” these movies are sure to get you in the Valentine’s Day spirit. So snuggle up with your loved one and enjoy one (or all) of these great Valentine’s Day movies.