Valentine’s Day romantic comedy films are a great way to enjoy this February 14th!
Valentine’s Day is a special day for couples to celebrate love and romance, celebrated on the 14th February every year.
But what better way to show your love for each other than by watching a romantic movie together? With so many movies to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one is the best.
In this blog, we will discuss some of the best Valentine’s Day romantic comedy movies that are sure to make your Valentine’s Day extra special.
- Valentine’s Day – This is a 2010 romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. The film features a large ensemble cast, including big names such as Taylro Swift, Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Queen Latifah, Emma Roberts and Julia Roberts. It’s a fantastic film to watch on February 14th if you’re in the mood for a RomCom!
- The Notebook – This is a 2004 romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes, based on the 1996 novel by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who fall in love in the 1940s. The movie looks back on an old couple’s life to show how they met and fell in love. Be prepared for a sad ending though!
- Titanic – This is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. Incorporating historical and fictionalised aspects, it is based on accounts of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The film stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage. Again, not a happy ending, but a lovely love story!
- About Time – This is a 2013 British-American film written and directed by Richard Curtis, and starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy. This film is about a young man played by Gleeson, who has the ability to time travel and tries to change his past in hopes of improving his future. A fantastic Richard Curtis film, which is definitely worth a watch this Valentine’s Day!
- Notting Hill – This is a 1999 romantic comedy film directed by Roger Michell. The screenplay was written by Richard Curtis, and the film was produced by Duncan Kenworthy. The movie is a romance between a London bookseller (Hugh Grant) and a famous American actress (Julia Roberts) who happens to walk into his shop. Another lovely Richard Curtis film to enjoy this season.
- Pride & Prejudice – This is a 2005 romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright, in his feature directorial debut, and based on Jane Austen’s 1813 novel. The film features five sisters from an English family of landed gentry as they deal with issues of marriage, morality and misconceptions. Keira Knightley stars in the lead role of Elizabeth Bennet, while Matthew Macfadyen plays her romantic interest Mr. Darcy. A classic to get you started this Valentine’s Day!
- Bridget Jones’s Diary – This is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire and written by Richard Curtis, Andrew Davies, and Helen Fielding, based on Fielding’s 1996 novel. The movie stars Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones, a 32-year-old British single woman, who writes a diary which focuses on the things she wishes to happen in her life. However, her life changes when two men vie for her affection, portrayed by Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. A very funny movie showing a bit of a different protagonist!
- When Harry Met Sally – This is a 1989 romantic comedy-drama film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. Starring Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally, the story follows the title characters from the time they meet in Chicago just before sharing a cross-country drive, through twelve years of chance encounters in New York City. This is a fantastic 80’s movie to enjoy.
- La La Land – This is a 2016 romantic musical comedy drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a struggling jazz pianist and an aspiring actress, who meet and fall in love while pursuing their dreams in Los Angeles. A lovely modern film with a lot of fantastic imagery and songs.
- Dirty Dancing – This is a 1987 romantic drama dance film written by Eleanor Bergstein, produced by Linda Gottlieb, and directed by Emile Ardolino. Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, it tells the story of Frances “Baby” Houseman, a young woman who falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Swayze) at a vacation resort. A graceful movie you can dance along to!
- Romeo & Juliet – This is a 1996 romantic crime film directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. It is a modernised adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the title roles of two teenagers who fall in love, despite their being members of feuding families. Another great young Leo film to watch this season!
- Sleepless in Seattle – This is a 1993 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron. The film follows a journalist (Meg Ryan) who, despite being newly engaged, becomes enamoured with a recently widowed architect (Tom Hanks), when the latter’s son calls in to a talk radio program requesting a new partner for his grieving father. Several critics agree that this is one of the greatest romantic comedy films of all-time.
- 10 Things I Hate About You – This is a 1999 teen romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger. The screenplay is a modernization of Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew, retold in a late-1990s American high school setting. This is a great comedic film to watch, especially if you study Shakespeare, in order to see a different representation of the story and characters!
- 50 First Dates – This is a 2004 romantic comedy drama film directed by Peter Segal and starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. It follows the story of Henry, a womanising marine veterinarian who falls for an art teacher named Lucy. When he discovers she has amnesia, and forgets him when she falls asleep, he resolves to win her over each new day. A wonderful Adam Sandler film to enjoy.
- He’s Just Not That Into You – This is a 2009 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ken Kwapis, based on Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo’s 2004 self-help book. The ensemble cast includes Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Bradley Cooper and Scarlett Johansson. The film follows the characters’ varying romantic problems, and is worth a watch for the great cast!
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