20 Movies to Get Us in the Mood for Valentine's Day

Madison Breaux | Jan 18, 2019 Movies
20 Movies to Get Us in the Mood for Valentine's Day
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With February 14 around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how we're going to get into the lovey-dovey mood. Sure, Valentine's Day brings romantic dinners, thoughtful gifts, and mounds and mounds of chocolate, but there's another sure-fire way to get the Cupid fever: romantic comedies. There's nothing a good rom-com can't accomplish, and thankfully, there are some classics from just about every decade. From the silver screen flicks of the 1950s to the adorably cheesy blockbusters of the '90s, there are certainly plenty of romantic movies to choose from that would be perfect for any Valentine's Day celebration.

So whether it's spending the day with a significant other or just hanging out with the best girlfriends for a Galentine's Day, a classic romantic movie is never the wrong move. And there's something for everyone's tastes. The hardcore romantics can watch the Fifty Shades of Grey series, and the more comedy lovers can watch something like 13 Going On 30. Bottom line is we're here to make the argument that romantic comedies are universal and are just the thing to get everyone in the Valentine's Day mood this year. 

It's 2019, people, let's start spreading some love -- and it all starts with the right movie. We've rounded up some of the best just to make it that much easier. So for those who might be struggling to see hearts this year, here are 20 romantic movies that are sure to make even the hardest of hearts soften this year for Cupid's holiday.

Happy watching!

  • 'Pretty Woman'


    Rated: R

    Now this is the Valentine's Day movie of all Valentine's Day movies. Julia Roberts and Richard Gere are a match made in romantic comedy heaven.

  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey'


    Rated: R

    Now this one has been a Valentine's Day classic ever since it came out, perfect for anyone spending the holiday with their best girlfriends. The best part about it? The night can turn into a whole Mr. Grey marathon by watching the entire franchise.

  • 'Bride Wars'


    Rated: PG

    Prefer a little more comedy? What's more appropriate to watch on Valentine's Day than two soon-to-be bride battling it out.

    (PS: We really disliked Chris Pratt's character in Bride Wars.)

  • 'Set It Up'


    Rated: TV-14

    Netflix always delivers when it comes to subtly cheesy romantic comedies. This one involves two people trying to help their demanding bosses to find love -- so what could go wrong, right?

  • 'P.S. I Love You'


    Rated: PG-13

    Gerard Butler in his prime, ladies and gentleman. This one is a little more on the heart-wrenching side, but it's a Valentine's Day classic nonetheless.

  • '10 Things I Hate About You'


    Rated: PG-13

    Heath Ledger singing, '90s angsty music, and a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

    Sounds good to us.

  • 'One Day'


    Rated: PG-13

    The two main characters in this movie are thrown together for one night, and this changes their futures for the next 20 years. Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgress's chemistry is off the charts in this rom-com flick.

  • 'Blue Valentine'


    Rated: R

    Valentine's Day and Ryan Gosling go hand-in-hand, right? Things get a little more angsty in this Gosling movie, but it's romantic all the same.

  • 'The Break-Up'


    Rated: PG-13

    Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn play a couple on the verge of ending it all. And yeah, things get pretty nasty ... and hilarious.

  • 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'


    Rated: TV_13

    Valentine's Day is just another good excuse for us to watch this Netflix original over and over again. (Sidenote: To All the Boys I've Loved Before was voted one of Netflix's best of 2018.)

  • 'The Fault In Our Stars'


    Rated: PG-13

    Get those tissues ready. We all remember that John Green novel turned tear-jerking movie? Yes, well it's time to break it out again just in time for this Valentine's Day.

  • 'Definitely, Maybe'


    Rated: PG-13

    A soon-to-be divorced father tries to explain his past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter, and we don't know what we love more: a young Ryan Reynolds or a young and adorable Abigail Breslin.

  • 'A Walk To Remember'


    Rated: PG

    Alright here's another one that's going to have us all sobbing our eyes out. Nicholas Sparks really knows how to write them, doesn't he?

  • 'Say Anything'


    Rated: PG-13

    It doesn't get any better than a classic '80s throwback! Say Anything isn't one of John Hughes's films, but it still has all the cheesy and lovable elements of our favorite 1980s movies.

  • 'Breakfast At Tiffany's'


    Rating: Not Rated

    Audrey Hepburn's most iconic role is the perfect choice for anyone who loves watching the classic rom-coms on Valentine's Day.

  • '13 Going on 30'


    Rated: PG-13

    Now this is the ultimate Galentine's Day movie! At some point, we were all wishing we could be Jenna Rink, mainly so we could date a young Mark Ruffalo.

  • 'Little Black Book'


    Rated: PG-13

    A young talk show producer starts digging into her boyfriend's past relationships, and nothing ever good comes out of that, right?

  • 'The Last Song'


    Rated: PG

    Nicholas Sparks strikes again. This is the movie that started Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth long relationship, and it's also the movie that broke all of our hearts into a million pieces.

  • 'An Affair To Remember'


    Rated: Not Rated

    Another classic Valentine's Day movie, An Affair To Remember, is what made meeting at the top of the Empire State Building so iconic.

    Thanks, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.

  • 'Before We Go'


    Rating: PG-13

    Chris Evans doesn't just play the strong and handsome Captain America. He's also mastered the art of the "cute meet" in the 2014 film Before We Go.

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