Valentine’s day is just a few days away, lovebirds are already making their plans. 14th February is considered one of the most romantic day of the year and means different things to different people.
While some will spend the upcoming day at a luxurious candlelit dinner, exchanging gifts, chocolates and all, others will stay indoors watching their favourite movies, web series or TV series all day.
If you fall into the latter category, here are the 10 best romantic movies to watch with your spouse, or significant other on Valentine’s Day 2017.
1. The Notebook (2001)
Hands down, the most romantic movie of all time! Based on Nicholas Sparks’ book of the same title, this gem catapulted Ryan Gosling to heartthrob status overnight. Amidst the backdrop of World War II, the newly-engaged Allie (Rachel McAdams) returns to a small town in South Carolina, and rekindles a heated and passionate affair with her teenage sweetheart Noah (Gosling). Keep a box of tissues handy for this tear-jerker that is sure to warm even the coldest of hearts on Valentine’s Day.
2. La La Land
If you have the patience to watch all the music that comes with “La La Land,” then the Oscar buzz movie is perfect for your Valentine’s Day weekend.
Despite its ‘disappointing’ end, the movie which follows a musician Sebastian, and an aspiring actress Mia, who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles, is your ideal romantic musical.
Apart from Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, the movie also stars John Legend, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt and Finn Wittrock.
3. This is It
It’s exuberant and entertaining enough for you to choose to feast on it on Valentine’s weekend.
“This is It” follows the first year journey of the young clueless newlyweds Dede and Tomide, how they adjust living together, dealing with friends and a little drama.
The chemistry between Dede and Tomide will make binge-watching the Dolapo Adeleke’s web series on YouTube worth it.
4. The Vow
A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again. A real life story of ‘the Carpenters’. This movie show cases a test of true love.
5. Fifty Shades Darker
The steamy date night and elevator scene between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele makes it the perfect erotic romance movie for the weekend.
A sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Fifty Shades Darker” makes its debut on February 10, 2017, just in time for Valentine.
6. Me Before You
Based on the 2012 novel of same name by Jojo Moyes, “Me Before You” will bring out several emotions from you, including sadness, but it is that romantic movie that you just can’t go through some important festive days without seeing.
The emotional film features Clarke as Louisa Clark, a small-town girl who gets a job caring for a paralyzed banker named William Traynor. She forms an unlikely bond with the recently-paralyzed Traynor.
7. Flower Girl
The movie tells the story of Kemi (Damilola Adegbite) who is dying to get married to Umar (Chris Attoh), a young man desperate to get ahead in his career.
When their relationship hits troubled waters, Kemi seeks the help of movie superstar Tunde (Blossom Chukwujekwu) and they hatch a plan to get Kemi what she wants.
A 1997 American epic romance-disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage
9. Pretty Woman
There are movies that stick years after you saw them for the first time and “Pretty Woman” is one of such.
The classic tells the story of a man in a legal but hurtful business who needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets. And then he falls in love.
It’s a movie that could make you cry, but in a good way. However, it will sure make you smile, grin and have a perfect Valentine’s Day weekend.
10. Maid In Manhattan
Maid in Manhattan is a 2002 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Wayne Wang about a hotel maid and a high profile politician who fall in love starring Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, and Natasha Richardson.
Hope you enjoy this list. Feel free to comment on your favourite Valentine’s day movie.