It’s finally here, Valentine’s Day. The most highly anticipated annual festival to celebrate love. Yet with the Coronavirus rife, your romantic dinner plans might be disrupted, and you’re left wondering, how can you and your significant other celebrate in the safety of your own home?
Well, you could enjoy a homemade candlelit dinner, made better with the perfect playlist. Or practise new greetings to lower exposure to the Coronavirus? Or how about enjoying a romantic movie on the sofa? So we’ve listed the best romantic movies that'll lighten the mood this Valentine’s Day.
The Notebook (2004)
A perennial Valentine’s Day classic, The Notebook is a renowned romantic classic and tear-jerker. Directed by Nick Cassavetes, it is an adaptation of the 1996 novel by romance novelist Nicholas Sparks. Its storyline centres around a young couple, Allie and Noah, who fall in love in the 1940s but are separated by fate. If you are planning a romantic movie marathon, start with this film.
Notting Hill (1999)
If you are looking for a romantic movie that gets you in the mood for love, stream this. A year-round favourite, Notting Hill is a timeless romantic comedy that is a great watch for Valentine’s Day. Directed by Roger Michell, the screenplay was written by Richard Curtis—author of Love Actually—and is based upon a British bookseller, William, meeting and falling in love with high-profile American actress, Anna. Because who doesn't love a film with Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts?
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
There’s nothing better than a little Wes Anderson charm and unconventionality, especially on Valentine’s Day. So Moonrise Kingdom is both unconditionally romantic and whimsical. Based upon two young lovers who run away to a secluded cove on an island, this coming-of-age film takes a unique and often unexplored look at adolescent love.
A Star Is Born (2018)
Dive into love and loss this Valentine’s Day with A Star Is Born. Premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, A Star Is Born was released in 2018 and garnered rave reviews since. The movie follows a hard-drinking musician who discovers and falls in love with a young singer. It explores Jackson and Ally's heartwarming, but eventually, tragic love story. A great watch if you are looking for love, tears and a stellar soundtrack.
I mean, it really wouldn’t be a romantic movie roundup without the iconic Titanic. This film requires no introduction or explanation—mostly because everyone has seen it—but is definitely a Valentine’s Day classic and let's face it, the most iconic romance movie ever.
Delve into an intoxicating romantic comedy this Valentine’s Day with Moonstruck, a refreshing and charming flick. Landing Cher her first Academy Award in 1988 for her role as Widowed Loretta, its storyline centres around her want to remarry after her husband’s passing. She meets a nice and secure man Johnny, but when meeting his complex and mysterious brother, Ronny, finds herself in a dilemma.
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Listed as the top-grossing romantic comedy in the last 10 years, how could we not mention Crazy Rich Asians? Set within our hometown, the architecturally and culturally beautiful Singapore, it’s storyline centres around romance, wealth and family drama within Asian culture.
About Time (2013)
A film that's mushy at times but heartwarming is About Time. A movie with a twist, protagonist Tim Lake—played by Domhnall Gleeson-has the gift of time travel. About Time follows Lake attempting to resolve life's hiccups and secure the girl of his dreams. A blithe film for V-Day, whether cosying up on the sofa with your girl, or sinking a few craft brews with mates.
Valentine's Day (2010)
I mean, the title speaks for itself, and watching on it's Valentine's Day is a no brainer.