26 Valentine's Day Movies That Are All About True Love

Whether you're spending the night with your significant other, inner circle, or solo, these movies sum up what really matters on February 14—love and friendship.

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Valentine's Day is a holiday all about celebrating love—and what better way to do so than by curling up on your couch to watch some of the most iconic romance movies of all time? Whether you have plans to stay in with friends or want a night cap after an intimate dinner for two, we recommend wrapping up your evening with a movie that embodies the true ethos of the holiday.

No matter how or who you're spending February 14 with, these films celebrate love in all its forms. From tales of unrequited love to chronicles about the power of friendship, our Valentine's Day movie recommendations deliver the cozy vibes you're looking for on this heartfelt holiday.

Valentine's Day

The title of this film speaks for itself. The romantic comedy features several couples and singles as their lives intertwine throughout Valentine's Day.

Pride and Prejudice

Are you a fan of period pieces? Than this is a must-watch Valentine's Day movie. The film, which was adapted from the 1813 novel by Jane Austen, follows the eccentric Elizabeth Bennet as she falls in love with the stubborn Mr. Darcy during the Georgian era.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

When love letters for every boy she's ever loved are mysteriously mailed out, Lara Jean Song Covey's love life spirals out of control in this coming of age film that details the trials and tribulations of navigating romance during high school.

Crazy Rich Asians

When Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore, she learns that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families, but also one of its most desirable bachelors.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

The ultimate film for a Valentine's Day spent with friends, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days follows advertising executive Benjamin Barry as he attempts to make magazine writer Andie Anderson fall in love with him in 10 days.

The Half of It

When Ellie Chou begins writing love letters for her new friend Paul, a jock, she didn't anticipate falling for his crush, the pretty and popular Aster Flores. The film, directed by Alice Wu, captures the beauty and complexity of coming of age—and loving someone exactly as they are.

If Beale Street Could Talk

Based on the novel by James Baldwin, this film follows Trish Rivers as she attempts to free her fiancé Fonny Hunt from prison for a crime he didn't commit.

The Princess Bride

Pirates, an evil king, and a captive princess—what more could you want out of a Valentine's Day movie? In this enchanting fairy tale, Princess Buttercup and her true love Westley must overcome unspeakable obstacles to find happiness together.

The Notebook

An epic love story about two high school sweethearts, The Notebook details the life of a young man and wealthy young woman who quickly fall in love but are soon separated by their social differences.


New York "Date Doctor" Alex Hitchens coaches men on how to win the love of women while he simultaneously tries to get the attention of gossip columnist Sara Melas.

P.S. I Love You

You'll want to squeeze your Valentine tight after watching this tear jerker about a recently widowed woman; her late husband leaves her a series of letters that aim to guide her through life without him.

10 Things I Hate About You

Inspired by the Shakespeare play The Taming of the Shrew, this '90s classic is filled with teen angst as several high schoolers navigate friends, school, and their dating lives.

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

From angry villagers and dancing tea cups to a doting father and a cursed prince, this cartoon is action-packed from beginning to end. Along the way, this kid-friendly cartoon will teach you the value of seeking the beauty within others.

Always Be My Maybe

Everyone thought childhood friends Sasha and Marcus were destined to be together—besides Sasha and Marcus, that is. Now, 15 years after their teenage falling out, the pair reconnects and finds that their old flame still sizzles.

When Harry Met Sally

It's not Valentine's Day without this famous romantic comedy about two friends—Harry and Sally—who can never seem to get the timing right.

Notting Hill

Set in the London neighborhood, Notting Hill, this movies follows bookstore owner William Thacker, whose life turns to chaos when he falls in love with a famous actress.

Really Love

With a Washington, D.C., backdrop, this film depicts a rising painter who tries to break into the art world while balancing a romance he never saw coming.

Roman Holiday

If you and yours prefer the classics, turn to this Audrey Hepburn film in which a sheltered princess runs away and falls in love with an American reporter in Rome.

The Cheetah Girls

Spending Valentine's Day with your best friends? This movie keeps the romance to a minimum and instead focuses on the love between friends as four teenagers try to make it big as pop stars.

Singin' in the Rain

Few things are more romantic than old Hollywood, and this Gene Kelly film will transport you there. The timeless romantic comedy depicts life in California during the 1920s as three stars transition from silent films to "talkies."

Love Jones

You'll feel the power of love in this 90s film, which follows Darius Lovehall, a young poet living in Chicago who starts dating Nina Mosley, a beautiful and talented photographer.

Set It Up

It's not a Valentine's Day movie marathon without watching a film with an epic matchmaking scheme. In this 2018 hit, two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to set up their bosses.

Cinderella (1997)

This enchanting version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, boasts a star-studded cast with appearances from Whitney Houston, Brandy, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Life As We Know It

Do you enjoy an enemies to lovers storyline? Than this is the movie for you. Life As We Know It depicts two archenemies who must overcome their differences as they grapple with the reality of unexpected parenthood.


Get your tissues ready before watching this timeless film about two star-crossed lovers as they slip into romance during the maiden voyage of the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

An Affair to Remember

In this tale of unrequited love, a man and woman fall in love while on a cruise from Europe to New York despite being engaged to other people.

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