When Valentine’s Day comes along, there’s always a tricky choice ahead for anyone. No matter if you’re single or in a relationship, you still have to work out what to do. Whether it be dinner out, or a cosy night in bed, there are far too many options to pick. One of the simplest but best ways to spend any night is to put on some great movies and get some good food. In honour of Valentine’s Day, here are five of the best romance films for you to watch on your movie night.
This noughties classic is one of my favourite feel-good romance films. With a strong female lead addressing stereotypes about ‘dumb blondes’ and a healthy dash of romance added into the mix, this film is always worth watching. If you are yet to watch this classic, prepare yourself for some good laughs, some iconic outfits and some boss girl power! Follow Elle Woods through her journey to be a respected lawyer while gaining an understanding of what she is worth.
He’s Just Not That Into You
With a star-studded cast including Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson and Ben Affleck, this movie with many storylines will keep anyone entertained. Six men and women from Baltimore navigate their relationships while facing typical struggles people come across in their dating lives. Covering topics like rejection, marriage and cheating there will most likely be one story within this movie that you can identify with. With such a relatable plot, this movie is worth a watch with your friends and a takeout.
Someone Great is a fantastic movie for those going through a breakup. Follow Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) through her breakup after a nine-year relationship after deciding to pursue a job in a different city. This hilarious film deals with real-life situations after a breakup and balances humour with romance beautifully. With a great soundtrack too, this film will put a smile on your face (after you have cried your eyes out).
What A Girl Wants
Amanda Bynes is usually known for her appearances in Hairspray and She’s The Man. But What a Girl Wants is a brilliantly cheesy noughties film that does not get enough credit. Daphne Reynolds (Amanda Bynes) travels to England from America in order to locate her long lost father, Lord Henry Dashwood (Colin Firth), to get the father-daughter relationship she never had. Finding love along the way, this movie embraces both romantic love and familial love in a true 2000’s movie aesthetic. What a Girl Wants is a feel good film with cheesy humour- perfect to watch in cosy pyjamas in your bed.
When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally is my favourite comfort film. In this 1989 movie, you follow Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) through their journey which begins as complete strangers leaving university. Set over the course of many years, you see Harry and Sally grow and mature and their lives change too, with relationships coming and going and circumstances changing drastically- reflecting real life. With plenty of romance incorporated throughout this film, it’s the perfect valentines movie. With Carrie Fisher in a supporting role as Marie, this film couldn’t get any better.
Whether you’re alone for Valentine’s day or spending it with someone special, there is no better way to end the day than by putting on one or two great movies. These romance films are guaranteed to make anyone smile (and maybe even cry)! Whether you’re looking for a rom-com or a devastatingly sad film, there is always a romance movie out there for you.
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