This year (2022), Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday, so many people may not get a full day with their significant others (SO); so, over the coming weekend, why not watch some movies and have your own Valentine’s Day? Here are seven films you and your partner can watch this Valentine's season.
50 First Dates (2004)
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star together in this classic rom-com about a man just trying to get the girl; every, single, day.
Henry Roth (Sandler) doesn’t really believe in true love, until he meets Lucy (Barrymore); a woman with short term memory loss who relives the same day over and over again. Henry, however, refuses to give up on her, and gets her to fall for him day after day.
This is a wonderful Valentine’s Day film, as it has a beautiful plot, a great cast, and a great balance between comedy and emotion.
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
For those seeking a racier film, look no further than 50 Shades of Grey.
The film follows Anastasia (Dakota Johnson), a student who stands in for her friend in an interview with the famous Mr. Grey (Jamie Dornan); after taking a liking to her, Christain Grey decides to show Ana behind the scenes, into a world of sexuality she never thought possible...
For a Valentine’s Day watch, this movie great to set the mood and perhaps may you both blush a little.
Friends with Benefits (2011)
Friends with Benefits sees Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake spark up a racy relationship; but they’re just friends, right?
Jamie (Kunis) is a head-hunter who gets Dylan (Timberlake) a job in New York; they become fast friends, and decide to become friends with benefits, that is, to be friends who have sex with no strings attached. But can they remain just friends?
With a genuinely good plot, and two brilliant main characters, this film is a must-watch on Valentine’s Day if you need a good laugh.
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
Bridget Jones’s Diary is the perfect film to watch this Valentine’s Day, either with a partner or by yourself.
Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is single, and looking for someone to settle down with; she becomes entangled in a sort of love triangle along with her boss, Daniel (Hugh Grant), and childhood friend Mark Darcy (Colin Firth); through hilarious mishaps, sexual and otherwise, Bridget tries to find her place in the world of romance.
With wonderful, clever humour, and a relatable main character, this is an ideal film to watch with popcorn or ice cream (or both!), and watch Bridget make a perfect fool of herself.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Still a beloved film today, Dirty Dancing focuses on a young girl trying to do the right thing, and falls in love in the process.
Frances (Jennifer Grey), while on holiday with her parents at a stunning resort, opts in to dance in a competition in place of Johnny’s (Patrick Swayze) friend; while Frances and Johnny practice, they realise that there is some very real passion circling the two of them.
This film shows that love and commitment can come from anywhere, and is a beautiful, classic movie.
It’s always good to have a fun, goofy movie on the Valentine’s Day list, and Enchanted fits the bill perfectly!
Giselle (Amy Adams) has been cast out of her home by her lover’s evil stepmother; she lands in New York City (NYC), and is dumbfounded by this brand new world. However, Robert (Patrick Dempsey) shows her kindness, and the pair begin to realise that love may be in the air.
Enchanted is fun, silly and a good laugh, perfect for a Valentine’s Day night in.
Valentine’s Day (2010)
Valentine’s Day sees a brilliant A-list cast star together in a feature that showcases struggles as well as true love.
The film follows a group of couples who are facing problems within their love lives, while others search for the right person; everyone faces challenges to get their love lives in check.
This is a great movie to watch this Valentine’s Day, as not only is the title reason enough, but it is a wonderful journey of the ups and downs of love.
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal