The best romance movies for Valentine’s Day

Hi, my name is Kassi, and I’m a romance movie-aholic.

I’m not ashamed to say that if there’s a rom com, rom dram (is that a thing?), pretty much anything with romance … there’s a 99.99% chance I’ve seen it.

I’ve never been big on Valentine’s Day (I’m more of a Feb. 15 kinda gal for the 50% off candy … who’s with me?!), but who says it has to be all about boyfriends and husbands and what have you? I’m all for a girl’s day of baking heart-shaped cookies, painting nails and allllll the rom coms. So in honor of ahem, Galentine’s Day, I’m sharing all the best romance movies for your Feb. 14 viewing needs. I’ve compiled some notables up top, but included a complete list of 116 romance-filled films below, too … all in alphabetical order because ranking them is downright cruel. Side note: I struggled separating chick flicks from romance movies. Don’t judge. Slash is there really a difference??

What’s your favorite romance movie? Drop it in the comments! Happy love day, lovelies!

27 Dresses

Year: 2008
Cast: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Åkerman, Edward Burns, Judy Greer
Synopsis: Jane is always the bridesmaid, never the bride. When her friends need help wedding planning, she’s the one they go to. But when Jane’s younger sister Tess becomes engaged to the man of Jane’s dreams, Jane finds herself in over her head — and heart.


Chasing Liberty

Year: 2004
Cast: Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode, Mark Harmon
Synopsis: Anna, the daughter of the president of the United States, decides she’s had enough of the Secret Service following her every move. So when she’s on a state visit to Prague with her father, she escapes and meets the handsome and British Ben Calder. The two travel across Europe, evading the Secret Service at every turn. But have they been on Anna’s heels the whole time?


Definitely, Maybe

Year: 2008
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Rachel Weisz
Synopsis: When Will Hayes’ young daughter asks him about his love life before his marriage to her mother, Will recounts his romantic ventures with three women but changes their names so his daughter can guess which one is her mother.


He’s Just Not That Into You

Year: 2009
Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly, Justin Long, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Connolly
Synopsis: Centered on the lives of Baltimore friends and lovers, the film depicts their journeys of love in the modern age.


Letters to Juliet

Year: 2010
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Egan, Franco Nero, Gael García Bernal
Synopsis: When Sophie visits Italy with her fiancé, Victor, she comes across a wall where heartbroken women leave notes to Shakespeare’s fictional character, Juliet. When she finds a letter long forgotten, Sophie writes back to the author — the now elderly, Claire. Claire then travels to Italy with her grandson, Charlie, in hopes of finding her long-lost love, Lorenzo.


Love, Rosie

Year: 2014
Cast: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke, Suki Waterhouse, Jaime Winstone
Synopsis: Rosie and Alex have been best friends for as long as they can remember. But when Alex moves to Boston from Dublin, their friendship is put to the test. While they stay in touch through the years, timing and life choices continue to conflict with the ever-present question in their intimate bond: what if?


My Best Friend’s Wedding

Year: 1997
Cast: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Rupert Everett, Cameron Diaz
Synopsis: When Julianne finds out her childhood friend Michael is getting married, she suddenly realizes that not only is she in love with him, but she has to stop the wedding from ever happening. But when Michael’s fiancé appoints Julianne as maid of honor, chaos ensues.


Pearl Harbor

Year: 2001
Cast: Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jennifer Garner, Jaime King
Synopsis: “Pearl Harbor” depicts the life of childhood friends Rafe and Danny as they enter World War II as pilots. When Rafe leaves to fight in Europe, his girlfriend, Evelyn, is comforted by Danny. The trio reunites in Hawaii just before the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.


Runaway Bride

Year: 1999
Cast: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Héctor Elizondo, Joan Cusack, Rita Wilson
Synopsis: Maggie Carpenter has left three guys at the alter, dubbing her “the runaway bride” by journalist Ike Graham. When Ike travels to Maggie’s hometown to prove his story true, he finds himself reporting on Maggie’s fourth trip down the aisle.


Sweet Home Alabama

Year: 2002
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen
Synopsis: When New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael becomes engaged to the city’s most eligible bachelor, she must travel to her hometown in Alabama and urge her redneck husband to finally grant her a divorce after all these years.


The Holiday

Year: 2006
Cast: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black
Synopsis: When English Iris finds herself unlucky in love, she decides to swap homes with Californian Amanda for the holiday. While cottage-living Iris finds herself in a Hollywood mansion, Amanda embraces life in a quaint English village. Through their vacations, both ladies meet love interests that make them believe in love again.


The Notebook

Year: 2004
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands, James Marsden
Synopsis: Set in 1940s South Carolina, young mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie Hamilton meet and fall in love — despite her parent’s approval. After life tears them apart, Noah sets off to serve in World War II and Allie finds herself engaged to another man. But is Noah and Allie’s love story truly over?


The Vow

Year: 2012
Cast: Channing Tatum, Rachel McAdams, Scott Speedman, Jessica Lange
Synopsis: Paige and Leo are happy newlyweds. But when Paige suffers severe memory loss from a car accident, Leo struggles to pick up the pieces of their life and remind her of the love they once shared.


The Wedding Date

Year: 2005
Cast: Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, Amy Adams
Synopsis: When Kat’s younger sister’s wedding is on the horizon and her ex is the best man, she enlists a male escort to save face.



Year: 1997
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet,
Synopsis: Uppercrust Rose DeWitt Bukater and third-class passenger Jack Dawson fall in love aboard the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic.


If you need some more love in your life, check out my full list of 116 romance movies below:

  1. 10 Things I Hate About You

  2. 13 Going on 30

  3. 27 Dresses

  4. 500 Days of Summer

  5. A Walk To Remember

  6. About Time

  7. An Officer and a Gentleman

  8. Autumn in New York

  9. Before We Go

  10. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

  11. Bride Wars

  12. Chasing Liberty

  13. Crazy Rich Asians

  14. Crazy, Stupid, Love

  15. Dear John

  16. Definitely, Maybe

  17. Endless Love

  18. Failure to Launch

  19. First Daughter

  20. Forever My Girl

  21. Ghost

  22. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

  23. Grease

  24. He’s Just Not That Into You

  25. Hitch

  26. Hope Floats

  27. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

  28. I Hate Valentine’s Day

  29. If I Stay

  30. It Could Happen to You

  31. It Happened One Night

  32. Jerry Maguire

  33. Just Like Heaven

  34. Kate & Leopold

  35. La La Land

  36. Leap Year

  37. Letters to Juliet

  38. Life As We Know It

  39. Love Actually

  40. Love, Rosie

  41. Love, Wedding, Marriage

  42. Made of Honor

  43. Maid in Manhattan

  44. Me Before You

  45. Message In A Bottle

  46. Monster-in-Law

  47. Must Love Dogs

  48. My Best Friend’s Wedding

  49. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

  50. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

  51. Never Been Kissed

  52. New Year’s Eve

  53. Nights in Rodanthe

  54. Notting Hill

  55. One Day

  56. P.S. I Love You

  57. Pearl Harbor

  58. Picture Perfect

  59. Pretty Woman

  60. Pretty in Pink

  61. Pride & Prejudice

  62. Remember Me

  63. Roman Holiday

  64. Romeo + Juliet

  65. Runaway Bride

  66. Sabrina

  67. Safe Haven

  68. Save the Last Dance

  69. Say Anything

  70. Serendipity

  71. Set It Up

  72. She’s All That

  73. She’s the Man

  74. Silver Linings Playbook

  75. Sixteen Candles

  76. Sleepless in Seattle

  77. Someone Like You

  78. Something Borrowed

  79. Step Up

  80. Sweet Home Alabama

  81. The Age of Adaline

  82. The Bachelor

  83. The Back-up Plan

  84. The Best of Me

  85. The Bodyguard

  86. The Duff

  87. The Family Stone

  88. The Fault in Our Stars

  89. The Holiday

  90. The Lake House

  91. The Longest Ride

  92. The Last Song

  93. The Lucky One

  94. The Notebook

  95. The Perfect Man

  96. The Philadelphia Story

  97. The Prince and Me

  98. The Proposal

  99. The Romantics

  100. The Spectacular Now

  101. The Time Traveller’s Wife

  102. The Twilight Saga

  103. The Vow

  104. The Wedding Date

  105. The Wedding Planner

  106. Titanic

  107. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

  108. Under the Tuscan Sun

  109. Valentine’s Day

  110. Water for Elephants

  111. West Side Story

  112. What Happens in Vegas

  113. When Harry Met Sally

  114. When in Rome

  115. While You Were Sleeping

  116. You’ve Got Mail