Written By Harriet Grewer
Valentine’s day is a little like marmite, you either love it or you hate it, but fear not we have some show stopper movies to get you in the mood for love. Whether you spend the day with your significant other or have the couch all to yourself there’s no better way to relax than curled up on your couch watching a movie.
Be prepared for tears, laughter, prince charming and everything in between with some of our favourite rom-coms of all time. For all those hopeless romantics out there on Valentine’s day, if these don’t leave you all warm and fuzzy I don’t know what will.
This romantic classic offers everything from rain-soaked kisses to moonlight dances. The undeniable chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams tells a heart-warming story of two young adults that fall in love from very different backgrounds, making it almost impossible for them to be together. If you’re looking a real tear jerker, look no further.
Favourite Quotes- “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.” Noah
This 90’s high school modern Shakespeare movie stars a blossoming romance between a young Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles. Their initial loathing of one another soon becomes the basis of a growing love that catches both of them off guard.
Favourite Quote- “I hate it, I hate the way you’re always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you’re not around, and the fact that you didn’t call. But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.” Kat
This rom-com follows a number of relationships throughout the day of Valentine’s as they navigate their complicated love lives. This all-star cast makes Valentines Day a must watch movie that’ll leave you wanting more. This movie is the Love Actually of Valentine’s day.
Favourite Quote- “When I was a kid, most of the advice that my dad gave me was crap. But there’s one thing that he said that was pure genius… He said, if you’re ever with a girl that’s too good for you, marry her.” Reed
This all dancing movie follows ballet dancer Sara (Julia Stiles) as she moves high schools and falls for a guy that is from an entirely different world to hers. Their shared love for dance helps guide them through the struggles of being in an interracial couple as their love for each other grows stronger. If you’re looking for a romantic dance drama this is the one for you.
Favourite Quote- “You can’t help who you love, Derek, you’re not supposed to.” Chenille
If you’re not a fan of the classic romance, then Bridget Jones’s Diary is a great light-hearted movie that offers laugh out loud comedy. Bridget’s very real everyday life as a single woman in her 30’s presents a captivating sense of honesty that is particularly relatable and grabbing. This is a must watch rom-com for every movie lover.
Favourite Quote- “Have you got a boyfriend? A real one?” Bridget’s dad