The 20 Best Valentine's Day Movies

The 20 Best Valentine's Day Movies

This list has the most romantic Valentine's Day movies, many of which are very popular titles that won multiple awards. Hope you like it!

The Time Traveler's Wife

Release Date 2009-08-14
Rating : 6.7 Production Companies: New Line Cinema / Plan B Entertainment / Director: Arliss Howard / Robert Schwentke / Stars: Eric Bana  /  Rachel McAdams  /  Michelle Nolden

Summary: Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.

Casablanca

Release Date 1942-11-26
Rating : 7.9 Production Companies: Warner Bros. / Warner Bros. Television / Director: Michael Curtiz / Lee Katz / Stars: Humphrey Bogart  /  Ingrid Bergman  /  Paul Henreid

Summary: In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Romeo + Juliet

Release Date 1996-10-31
Rating : 6.7 Production Companies: Bazmark Films / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Director: Brian Dennehy / John Leguizamo / Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio  /  Claire Danes  /  John Leguizamo

Summary: In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. Though the film is visually modern, the bard's dialogue remains.

Say Anything...

Release Date 1989-04-14
Rating : 7.2 Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Fox Family Channel / Director: Cameron Crowe / Stars: John Cusack  /  Ione Skye  /  John Mahoney

Summary: A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad hanging in the balance, Diane must find a way to make both men happy.

The Sound of Music

Release Date 1965-03-02
Rating : 7.4 Production Companies: Robert Wise Productions / Argyle Enterprises / Director: Robert Wise / Ridgeway Callow / Stars: Julie Andrews  /  Christopher Plummer  /  Eleanor Parker

Summary: Film adaptation of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a nun who becomes a governess for an Austrian family.

While You Were Sleeping

Release Date 1995-04-21
Rating : 6.5 Production Companies: Caravan Pictures / Hollywood Pictures / Director: Jon Turteltaub / Bill Pullman / Stars: Sandra Bullock  /  Bill Pullman  /  Peter Gallagher

Summary: A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who's not quite sure that she's who she claims to be.

Ever After: A Cinderella Story

Release Date 1998-07-31
Rating : 6.9 Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Director: Andy Tennant / Jeanne Moreau / Stars: Drew Barrymore  /  Dougray Scott  /  Anjelica Huston

Summary: A unique 16th century woman, Danielle possesses a love of books, and can easily quote from Sir Thomas More’s Utopia. An intriguing mix of tomboyish athleticism and physical beauty, she has more than enough charm to capture the heart of a prince ... after beaning him with an apple.

Pride & Prejudice

Release Date 2005-09-16
Rating : 7.8 Production Companies: Universal Pictures / StudioCanal / Director: Sue Hills / Joe Wright / Stars: Keira Knightley  /  Matthew Macfadyen  /  Rosamund Pike

Summary: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages.

When Harry Met Sally...

Release Date 1989-07-21
Rating : 7.3 Production Companies: Castle Rock Entertainment / Nelson Entertainment / Director: Rob Reiner / Billy Crystal / Stars: Meg Ryan  /  Billy Crystal  /  Carrie Fisher

Summary: During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years and later, they're still no closer to finding the answer.

When Harry Met Sally...

Release Date 1989-07-21
Rating : 7.3 Production Companies: Castle Rock Entertainment / Nelson Entertainment / Director: Rob Reiner / Billy Crystal / Stars: Meg Ryan  /  Billy Crystal  /  Carrie Fisher

Summary: During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years and later, they're still no closer to finding the answer.

You've Got Mail

Release Date 1998-12-17
Rating : 6.4 Production Companies: Warner Bros. / Director: Tom Hanks / Dianne Dreyer / Stars: Tom Hanks  /  Meg Ryan  /  Katie Sagona

Summary: Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.

You've Got Mail

Release Date 1998-12-17
Rating : 6.4 Production Companies: Warner Bros. / Director: Tom Hanks / Dianne Dreyer / Stars: Tom Hanks  /  Meg Ryan  /  Katie Sagona

Summary: Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Release Date 2011-07-29
Rating : 7.1 Production Companies: Director: Jayne-Ann Tenggren / Glenn Ficarra / Stars: Steve Carell  /  Julianne Moore  /  Ryan Gosling

Summary: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly single, Cal is adrift in the fickle world of dating. Enter, Jacob Palmer, a self-styled player who takes Cal under his wing and teaches him how to be a hit with the ladies.

Love Actually

Release Date 2003-09-07
Rating : 7 Production Companies: Universal Pictures / DNA Films / Director: Richard Curtis / Alan Rickman / Stars: Keira Knightley  /  Heike Makatsch  /  Emma Thompson

Summary: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.

Love Actually

Release Date 2003-09-07
Rating : 7 Production Companies: Universal Pictures / DNA Films / Director: Richard Curtis / Alan Rickman / Stars: Keira Knightley  /  Heike Makatsch  /  Emma Thompson

Summary: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.

Notting Hill

Release Date 1999-05-13
Rating : 7 Production Companies: Bookshop Productions / Notting Hill Pictures / Director: Roger Michell / Alec Baldwin / Stars: Julia Roberts  /  Hugh Grant  /  Gina McKee

Summary: The British comedy from director Roger Michell tells the love story between a famous actress and a simple book seller from London. A look into the attempt for famous people to have a personal and private life and the ramifications that follow. Nominated for three Golden Globes in 2000.

Dirty Dancing

Release Date 1987-08-21
Rating : 7.1 Production Companies: Great American Films Limited Partnership / Vestron Pictures / Director: Emile Ardolino / Lonny Price / Stars: Jennifer Grey  /  Patrick Swayze  /  Jerry Orbach

Summary: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.

Sleepless in Seattle

Release Date 1993-06-24
Rating : 6.5 Production Companies: TriStar Pictures / Director: Mary A. Kelly / Rob Reiner / Stars: Tom Hanks  /  Meg Ryan  /  Bill Pullman

Summary: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about the boy and his dad. Yet Annie ends up with more than just a story in this popular romantic comedy.

A Walk to Remember

Release Date 2002-01-25
Rating : 7.5 Production Companies: DiNovi Pictures / Pandora Pictures / Director: Anne Fletcher / Adam Shankman / Stars: Mandy Moore  /  Shane West  /  Peter Coyote

Summary: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big secret she must keep from Landon.

Ghost

Release Date 1990-07-12
Rating : 6.9 Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Williams Street / Director: Faye Brenner / Jerry Zucker / Stars: Patrick Swayze  /  Demi Moore  /  Whoopi Goldberg

Summary: Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of Carl's betrayal, Sam must seek the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown to set things right and protect Molly from Carl and his goons.

The Notebook

Release Date 2004-06-25
Rating : 7.7 Production Companies: New Line Cinema / Director: Nick Cassavetes / Melinda Taksen / Stars: Rachel McAdams  /  Ryan Gosling  /  Gena Rowlands

Summary: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.

Pretty Woman

Release Date 1990-03-23
Rating : 7 Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners IV / Director: Garry Marshall / Stars: Julia Roberts  /  Richard Gere  /  Ralph Bellamy

Summary: When millionaire wheeler-dealer Edward Lewis enters a business contract with Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain in this charming romantic comedy. After Edward hires Vivian as his date for a week and gives her a Cinderella makeover, she returns the favor by mellowing the hardnosed tycoon's outlook. Can the poor prostitute and the rich capitalist live happily ever after?

Titanic

Release Date 1997-11-18
Rating : 7.5 Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Director: James Cameron / Anne Fletcher / Stars: Kate Winslet  /  Leonardo DiCaprio  /  Frances Fisher

Summary: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.