Whether you’re deeply, irrevocably, unabashedly in love, or completely convinced that Valentine’s Day is a scam created by greeting card companies, you’ll find something on this list to cater to your Valentine’s Day movie-watching needs.
- A Walk to Remember (2002)
Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, A Walk to Remember is a love story that is, true to its title, unforgettable. A classic bad boy meets good girl who changes his life but with a plot twist that’ll twist your gut as well.
“She makes me want to be different, better.”
- One Day (2011)
Two friends reunite on the same day each year to update each other on their lives but as the years pass and their lives go through a multitude of changes, they come to realize that one day with each other isn’t quite enough. Just at heart wrenching as the previous movie on this list, One Day is perfect to watch today. Bonus: It stars Anne Hathaway.
“Whatever happens tomorrow, we’ve had today.”
- 500 Days of Summer (2009)
After getting dumped by his girlfriend, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character (yes, I said Joseph Gordon-Levitt) reminisces on their relationship and tries to work out what went wrong in this romantic comedy with, might I add, a great soundtrack.
“Just because she likes the same bizzaro crap you do doesn’t mean she’s your soulmate.”
- La La Land (2016)
Next up we have a movie-musical starring two people who fall in love with each other at their lowest but struggle to maintain their relationship the more successful they grow. An Oscar awarded film, La La Land shows the hopeless side of hopelessly in love.
“Here’s to the ones who dream.”
- Carol (2015)
Set in 1950s New York, Carol is the love story of two women who enter an affair that is dangerous for many reasons.
“My angel. Flung out of space.”
- The Invitation (2015)
A man is invited by his ex-wife to a dinner party in his old house. What could go wrong? Only everything. Full of horror, tension, and suspense, The Invitation takes the term “crazy ex” to a whole other level.
“A lot of people think we’re crazy but I doubt they’re as happy as we are.”
- Heathers (1988)
Winona Ryder stars as a popular teen part of an exclusive clique in which she is the only one not named Heather. Everything seems to be going well until she and her new boyfriend not-so-accidentally murder the leader of her clique and her man is a little too fine with it. So much so that he wants to do it again.
“Whether to kill yourself or not is one of the most important decisions a teenager can make.”
- My Bloody Valentine (2009)
A remake of the 1981 Canadian slasher film of the same name, My Bloody Valentine will make you cry out of fear instead of loneliness. After a mining accident gone wrong, a victim of the accident wakes up from his coma and murders 22 people with a pickaxe. On the tenth anniversary of the murders, Valentine’s Day, the man responsible for the accident returns to the town only to find himself and his friends haunted by a pickaxe wielding, gas mask wearing maniac.
“The words that Megan wrote in her Valentine, “Be mine forever”? Those are the same words written in blood above her dead body.”
- Honeymoon (2014)
A newly married couple goes to a secluded cabin in the woods on their honeymoon and then…aliens. That’s all you need to know.
“You taste the same but you’re different. You’re different.”
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
A glamorous young woman who does whatever she wants whenever she wants meets a writer who moves into her apartment building and they begin a friendship that blossoms into love.
“I love you.”