Nothing beats watching romantic movies with your best pals, whether it’s a rom-com or a story that makes you cry. There are only a few movies that can make you cry, laugh, sob, rage, and ultimately believe in the power of love, and those feelings generally occur in that order (most of the time).
A marathon movie night could be the perfect excuse to watch classic romance films like Love & Basketball, When Harry Met Sally, or Titanic. In recent years, films about matters of the heart, such as Dear John, Crazy Rich Asians, the entire trilogy of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and Love, Simon have broken hearts and mended them back together again, making you want to text your crush again. Messages are exchanged back and forth all night long.
Whatever streaming service you choose, no matter what your taste in romantic movies is, there is no shortage of cute flicks to choose from. In case you are not the streaming. Get comfy and grab some snacks, because these romantic movies will mess with your heart in the best possible way.
You can find all these movies, at least most of them on streaming services. Also, if you like cable, you can catch these on most of the channels. You might just have to keep an eye on the dates these movies air. In case you are looking for great cable services that include all these channels, go for Optimum tv. The rates are pretty decent and the channel list is just too good.
Anyway, below are some of our top picks:
Love & Basketball (2000)
Love & Basketball is the perfect hybrid film if you love both sports and love. With a story that spans 13 years, it describes the friendship between Monica and Quincy, two athletic rivals who later become each other’s number one fans. Basically, they fall head over heels for each other. Amidst the pressures of their budding professional basketball careers, Monica and Quincy must learn to balance their feelings for one another with the pressures of their careers. It is a standout film not only for its overt romance but because it acknowledges young Black love in a film landscape that often fails to do so. Valentine’s Day is going to be a slam-dunk for this film.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
The film by Nicholas Sparks embodies opposites attracted. When a prank goes badly, Landon is forced to perform community service as a punishment, which includes performing in the school play with Jamie. Jamie is a star student and the daughter of the local minister. The two fall in love after Landon asks Jamie for help with his lines. When Landon discovers Jamie has been keeping a heartbreaking secret, Jamie transforms his life.
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
A new year means a new start for Bridget Jones. She is ready to control her life, to escape the relentless pity of her family and married friends, with the help of her red leather-bound diary, filled with her thoughts and adventures. But matters become a bit complicated when she falls for not one, but two men in her life. You should watch Bridget Jones’s Diary followed by Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Bridget Jones’s Baby and then set up a marathon.
The Photograph (2020)
In search of a more rewarding story, Michael travels to Louisiana from New York. Issac, who had recently lost his love Christina, meets him and they discuss how much he misses her. When Michael is back in the city, he looks up Christina and discovers her estranged daughter Mae.
Five Feet Apart (2019)
Cole Sprouse plays the lead role along with Haley Lu Richardson in this love story. Ashley plays Stella, a 17-year-old with cystic fibrosis, a condition that causes the body to produce thick mucus that can obstruct airflow to the lungs. In the hospital, Haley meets Will, a character played by Cole, who has the same disease. Their illnesses force them to keep a distance between them, but they end up falling for each other.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
In the novel, Lara Jean talks about her first love and how it affected her. The girls she crushes on are written letters which she keeps in her room. Who said sisters were meant to ruin lives other than to ruin theirs? She finds her stash of love letters in Lara Jean’s closet one night, and she mails them off. As Lara Jean begins to pretend to be in a relationship with Peter Kavinsky, all sorts of drama ensues as she falls for him as a result. For a true cinematic experience, you need to watch both the sequels.
Love, Simon (2018)
An appealing romance with a queer feeling, Love, Simon follows high school senior Simons feelings for an unknown guy named Blue. The twist? It is unknown who Blue really is, and Simon does not know what his sexuality is. Furthermore, someone is threatening to reveal his sexuality to the entire school.
Love Don’t Cost a Thing (2003)
In school, Alvin is often bullied as a nerd. Paris is extremely popular in the cheerleading world. In exchange for fixing her mom’s car, Alvin gives Paris a makeover and pretends to be her girlfriend after she crashes her mom’s car. In the end, all of Alvin’s attention from the popular kids goes to his head, thanks to his new look.
The Last Song (2010)
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus fall in love in this film. They do, at least their characters do. During the summer, Milley plays a teenage girl named Ronnie who stays with her father and brother. She has abandoned her dream of becoming a musician after being angry with their father for leaving them a few years back. Will, the guy she stays with, helps her find those dreams again while she is staying with him.
Choosing the perfect movie for date night can be such a difficult task. You do not want your loved one to feel unimpressed. However, with these top picks, you will have a great time. We guarantee you that.