Top 5 Romantic Classics To Watch This Valentine’s Day
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Top 5 Romantic Classics To Watch This Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2022 Share

Yes, it’s the time of year when Cupid – the winged baby that carries a golden bow and arrows is back. Today is officially Valentines Day, the one day a year we are supposed to push everything aside and celebrate love. 

You are either reading this thinking ‘yuck’ or ‘yay’, give or take; Valentine’s Day, in general, is an emotion that should be celebrated every day, but this particular day still occurs annually on February 14, for romantics around the world.

People find various ways to spend time together, from dinners to travel plans. One of the options is to cuddle up on the couch and binge-watch some of the most romantic movies of all time with your significant other. Or your favourite bag of chips, chocolates, candy…you get the idea.

While many movies celebrate love in all forms, some are true classics that always seem to pop up this time of the year. 

Here are five of the most classic romantic films to watch on Valentine’s Day:

A warning. It could involve minor spoiler moments.


Pretty Woman (1990): A Rich Businessman Hires A Hooker To Pose As His Partner For A Few Important Social Events

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  • After its release, the movie earned over $463 million worldwide.
  • Starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

After high school, Julia Roberts moved to New York and landed her first role in 1987. She starred in romantic comedies like Pretty Woman and Notting Hill. 

Her first role in the movie paid off as Julia Roberts earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for playing a role in this one of the finest romantic comedies.


Sleepless in Seattle (1993): A Reporter Overhears A Grieving Fathers Love Story On The Radio And Makes It Her Mission To Meet Up

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  • After its release, the movie earned over $227 million worldwide.
  • Starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

Sleepless in Seattle is one of the best Valentine’s Day movies ever made, and there are many reasons for it.

First, the stellar cast Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan play Sam and Annie’s lead roles, respectively. Rosie O’Donnell, Victor Garber, Rita Wilson, Gaby Hoffmann, and Bill Pullman support them.

The light romantic film was nominated for two Oscars — Best Music, Original Song and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. The movie was set in the Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical category and two others.


Valentine’s Day – Notting Hill (1999): A British Bookseller Meets An American Actress But Their Relationship Gets Rocky Due To Their Different Social Statuses.

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  • After its release, the movie earned over $364 million worldwide.
  • Starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts

Released on May 21, 1999, Notting Hill was well-received by critics and became the highest-grossing British film of all time. 

The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, with Roberts and Grant also receiving nominations for their performances. At the same time, the film also earned two BAFTA nominations. 


Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001): A Single Woman Writes About Changing Her Life In A Diary However, After Two Romantic Encounters, Her Perspective Changes Drastically.

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  • After its release, the movie earned over $282 million worldwide.
  • Starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.

Bridget Jones’s Diary is over 20-years-old, but it continues to find a place in the list of romantic comedy movies to watch on Valentine’s Day. Renée Zellweger received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for playing the titular character of Bridget Jones.

The film is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Helen Fielding. The film has been followed by two successful sequels — Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) and Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016).


Valentine’s Day – The Notebook (2004): A Story Read To His Wife Who Suffers From Dementia On Two Lovers Who Were Separated By Fate.

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  • After its release, the movie earned over $118 million worldwide.
  • Starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.

The film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ 1996 novel revolves around Noah and Allie in the 1940s. As World War II and class differences create turmoil in their lives, they attempt to start anew.

The name refers to a notebook that Allie kept to remember the time spent with Noah, which would later become the single most important emotional thing in their lives.

Many movies love to share contemporary ‘rom-coms’ with classic tear-jerkers or happily-ever-afters on Valentine’s Day.

So whether it’s with friends, family, a lover, or a bag of chips, share the love!

Happy Valentines Day!

Author: Michelle Laver