Valentine’s Day is the designated day of LOVE and romance all over the world. Here is a list of the best romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day.
In The Mood for Love – (2000) directed by Wong Kar-Wai
Set in 1960s Hong Kong, married Journalist Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and Secretary, Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) rent rooms in cramped adjacent apartments. They discover that their respective spouses have run off together and are having an affair. Often left alone in their confined dwellings they slowly develop feelings for each other while trying not to give in to their growing attraction.
The Notebook – (2004) directed by Nick Cassavetes
Star-crossed young lovers, Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams) are separated by social class and her domineering parents. Unable to forget each other, they embark on a romance that transcends time and test the strength of their love.
Before Sunrise – (1995) directed by Richard Linklater
On a Vienna bound train Young American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) meets French student Celine (Julie Delpy). After some spirited conversations they both realize there is a connection between them. Jesse convinces Celine to get off the train with him in Vienna. With just one night before they depart and go their separate ways they explore the city and get to know each other through deep conversations.
A Warm December – (1973) directed by Sidney Poitier
Widowed American doctor Matt Younger (Sidney Poitier) and his young daughter Stefanie (Yvette Curtis) are on vacation in London. Between sightseeing and indulging his passion for dirt-bike racing, Matt meets the mysterious Catherine (Esther Anderson) the niece of an African Ambassador and quickly falls for her. Their love is however challenged by a medical crisis.
An Affair To Remember – (1957) directed by Leo McCarey
Renowned playboy Nickie Ferrante (Cary Grant) falls for nightclub singer Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr) on a transatlantic ocean liner from Europe to New York. Despite being engaged to other people they promise to meet atop The Empire State Building in six months. After a life changing event occurs, will they find their way back together.
Two for the Road – (1967) directed by Stanley Donen
A look back at the ups and downs of a relationship from courtship to marriage of Architect Mark Wallace (Albert Finney) and Joanna Wallace (Audrey Hepburn) as they embark on a road trip across Europe.
A Man and a Woman – (1966) directed by Claude Lelouch
Widowed single father and race car driver Jean-Louis (Jean-Louis Trintignant) meets Anne (Anouk Aimée) a grieving widow and single mother at their children’s boarding school in Deauville, northern France. After he offers her a ride back to Paris, a friendship develops. They eventually open about their past tragedies and find solace in each other. But the struggle to overcome their past heartbreak interrupts their burgeoning romance.
L’Eclisse – (1962) directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
After breaking up with her boyfriend, disenchanted Vittoria (Monica Vitti) a literary translator meets Piero (Alain Delon) a cocky stockbroker at the Rome Stock Exchange while visiting her mother. They embark on a complicated and unfulfilling affair.
Love Jones – (1997) directed by Theodore Witcher
When open mic poet Darius Lovehall (Larenz Tate) meets recently single photographer Nina Mosely (Nia Long) at a Chicago club, sparks immediately fly. As they try to navigate their blossoming romance, they encounter a few twists and turns.
Brief Encounter – (1945) directed by David Lean
Married but bored housewife Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) and married doctor Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard) meet by chance in a railway station. Their subsequent weekly meetings lead to an emotional affair of the heart. Will they choose their happiness or go back to their staid lives.