When you think about a Valentine’s Day movie evening, there are two cases that we can think of. You’re either on a marvellous date with your beau, all cosy in a blanket with luxury Valentines chocolate gifts and flowers before you head out for a candlelit dinner or you’re in your bed alone, sipping down cocktails after cocktails while cursing the happy couples on-screen and outside on streets.
Either way, the good and cheesiest rom-coms have more than just love nowadays. A nuanced and practical angle is now a thing of all the classic Valentines movies and we’re here to suggest a few for the upcoming Valentine’s Day.
So let’s dive right in!
- Palm Springs
We personally recommend this one – Palm Springs is a totally new way of representing love on screen.
Available on our favourite OTT platform Netflix, Palm Springs has a cynical perspective with a time loop that Andy Samburg (do we need to sell more?) nails.
He’s seen to be stuck in it, feeling lonely in the existence of isolation … until someone else gets stuck in the loop with him.
- Sleepless in Seattle
Sleepless in Seattle is the perfect blend of innocence and love. After Sam Baldwin’s wife Maggie passes away, he and his son, Jonah, move from Chicago to Seattle to kind of restart a new life in a way.
The innocent 8-year-old Jonah notices his father Sam (Tom Hanks) feels lonely, he undertakes this responsibility of making his father happy again in his hands.
He asks a woman on the radio that his father is looking for a companion; the news spreads like wildfire and letters from women start pouring in.
Annie Reed, one of the women, proposed they meet on the top of the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day. The setting in this movie is perfect, making this one of the best classic valentines movies.
- The Bridges of Madison Country
The classic movie of ‘95, starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood – The Bridges of Madison County is about an Italian immigrant housewife who meets and falls head over heels for a drifter photographer for National Geographic. What a classic movie!
This movie is a book adaptation that goes by the same name, directed by Eastwood himself.
The catch is to get flabbergasted yet again with Streep’s acting who does an Italian accent with a slot Iowan lilt that will make you watch the whole movie while being on the edge of your seat, just to be more close to her.
- My Best Friend’s Wedding
This is the OG – ‘by the time we’re 30 and single, we’d marry each other‘ movie. My Best Friend’s Wedding has Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney who had a deal that if they were both singles by the time they were 28, they would marry each other.
Four days before Julienne (Roberts) turns 28, she realises Michael (Mulroney) is engaged to someone. She realises her true love for Michale and attempts to break this wedding by plotting a plot.
It’s available on Amazon, Apple Tv and Hulu, so add it to your watchlists right away!
- 10 Things I Hate About You
Last but not the least, we wouldn’t dare finish our list of classic valentines movies without mentioning 10 Things I Hate About You now, would we?
It is based on William Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, set in Seattle in the late ‘90s. Kat is a highly intellectual teen who is quite different from other kids her age. She is nicknamed ‘the Shrew’, while her younger sister wants to date, go out and be a normal high schooler.
The father wouldn’t allow her sister to date unless she does. So in a fake setting where she goes on a date with a high schooler, nothing can go wrong with a deal like this right?
Movie dates are perfect for a lot of reasons – they can be your means to tell your partner you love them. Choosing the correct movie to send across that message is the difficult part, and that is why our list can help you.
If you can relate to Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love, you can let your girl know that you’re the one for her, leaving the past behind and committing to her for life!
Go get those cosy blankets out and get ready for an evening that you both will remember for a long time!