A Love-filled List of Romantic Movies To Watch on Valentine’s Day

Romantic Movies to Watch on Valentine's Day - A Love-filled List

Dear Diary,

It’s Valentine’s Day already, and I gear up yet again to celebrate this special day with great aplomb. Growing up, I watched romantic movies, thinking all those stories were true in real life. But I was wrong. Suddenly, an era dawned where filmmakers started directing more realistic movies that included heartbreaks, cheating, abuse, etc. However, I still love watching those romantic love tales. Hence, I decided to compile a list of romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day.

So, let’s get started!

My Personal Favorite Romantic Movies To Watch On Valentine’s Day

Before I kickstart this journey, let me share that these movies are a blend of both regional and English films. So, feel free to choose any that pique your interest, and remember—we now have ‘subtitles.’ Just kidding, let’s dive in.

Sita Ramam

The buzz around this movie was undeniable, and now I understand why. It stands out as one of the best romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day but be warned—you’ll need a box of tissues by your side. It’s also among the most emotional films I’ve encountered recently.

Originally, in Telugu, don’t let language be a barrier, as we have subtitles to bridge the gap. And don’t worry, the performances of the lead actors, Dulquer Salmaan and Mrunal Thakur, are so powerful they’ll move you to tears all on their own.


If you adore the couple Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza—and I’m sure you do—then this film is an absolute must-watch. Fortunately, they’ve returned to the silver screen together after a long hiatus. Watching a couple who is madly in love with each other in real life grace the big screen again is truly a blessing.

Their chemistry, presence, and acting are simply outstanding. Genelia’s proficiency in Marathi was a revelation to me; she has breathed life into her role with such vibrancy. As for Riteish, words fail to capture his performance adequately. Released in both Hindi and Marathi, this movie is a must-watch for any romantic movie enthusiast.

Satyaprem Ki Katha

Kartik Aaryan, an outsider in the Hindi film industry, has certainly managed to captivate audiences with some of his visually appealing and intriguing films. Known for fitting perfectly into the ‘chocolate boy’ persona, his role in ‘Satyaprem ki Katha’ stands out as refreshingly unique compared to his typical characters.

In this film, he portrays a die-hard lover who also champions women’s rights—not just in words but through his actions, embodying the change our society yearns for. Amidst this is woven a beautiful romantic love story that’s absolutely unmissable.

Kiara Advani, as usual, showcases her acting prowess and truly shines, making her performance a highlight of the film. This is my personal favorite among romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day.

Hi Nanna

Prepare for a ’tissue paper affair’ with this movie. From the moment it started, I was caught in an emotional whirlwind, sometimes crying out of happiness and, at others, sadness. But through it all, this film completely won my heart. ‘Hi Nanna’ is a Telugu-language romantic drama featuring Nani and Mrunal Thakur in lead roles.

However, it’s the little sweetheart Kiara Khanna who steals the show. She’s the cutest soul who will make you fall in love with love itself. Mrunal Thakur is a vision of elegance on screen, bringing a blissful presence with her acting. And Nani, as always, is a heartthrob, captivating with every scene. This movie is a must-watch, but remember, don’t forget to keep a box of tissues by your side.  

Me Before You

Not all love stories end with ‘happily ever after.’ In fact, not all stories conclude with the boy getting the girl. This film beautifully illustrates that reality. It might not fit the traditional mold of a romantic film, but it offers so much more. Love isn’t just about spending time together; often, actions can speak louder than words.

Experiencing these profound themes was made possible by the remarkable performances of the leading stars, Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. Having seen Emilia portray the fearless Daenerys Targaryen, I could only picture her in such a role. However, this film allowed me to discover her romantic side, showcasing her versatility as an actress. This is undoubtedly a must-watch romantic movie for Valentine’s Day.

Blue Valentine

Some stories don’t always have sweet endings, and ‘Blue Valentine’ is a prime example of that. Watching this film left me speechless. The lead stars, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams deliver performances that are nothing short of outstanding.

When they cry, you can’t help but cry along with them. The struggles of a couple, the complexities of marriage, and how one navigates these challenges are at the heart of this film, and they’re all depicted beautifully. My heart aches every time I watch ‘Blue Valentine.’ It’s a poignant reminder of love’s raw and real aspects, making it an unforgettable viewing experience.

Hasee Toh Phasee

This movie just recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. OMG, I can’t believe my favorite has completed such a successful stint—and it absolutely deserves all the love and acclaim. I initially watched this film in the theater without any expectations, and wow, it completely bowled me over. Since then, I catch it every time it’s on TV, having watched it more than 50 times by now.

This film stands out as my all-time favorite romantic movie featuring Parineeti Chopra, and Sidharth Malhotra is just as charming. But it’s not just about the lead pair; the entire cast has delivered outstanding performances. Given the chance, I’d happily continue to watch it—maybe even for the 100th time!


I’ve always believed that some emotions are best captured by regional cinema. That’s why the first two recommendations on my list of romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day are indeed regional films. In Hindi cinema, I often encounter a touch of overacting and excessive drama.

In contrast, regional films embrace more realism and are set in authentic environments. One standout example is ‘Chandramukhi,’ which delves into the romance between a Tamasha singer and dancer named Chandra and a rising politician, Daulat.

Their love story is compelling, enhanced by the film’s soothing music. While I haven’t always been a big fan of Adinath Kothare, his performance in this film is commendable. And as usual, Amruta Khanvilkar radiates divine beauty, continuing to captivate me with her talent.

In this movie, she truly is a blessing. Above all, the chemistry between the leads is simply WOW, making ‘Chandramukhi’ a must-watch for anyone looking to explore the depths of love through cinema.

Love & Other Drugs

Anne Hathaway… Oh, Anne Hathaway – words can hardly capture my obsession with this actress. She is one of the finest talents you’ll ever encounter in the film industry. Complementing her is the ever-charming Jake Gyllenhaal, whose presence on screen can make anyone fall in love with him instantly. As for the film’s premise, it’s beautifully crafted and unfolds in completely unexpected ways.

For those searching for genuine romance, this movie is a must-add to your list. Trust me, it will reignite your belief in ‘true love.’

50 First Dates

This movie remains evergreen, resonating with audiences across all generations. Frankly, it was this film that made me fall in love with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. With its unique angle and story, this movie is an absolute must-watch! The way it showcases how true love triumphs is what makes it so captivating.

I’m confident that once you watch it, you’ll find yourself returning to it over and over again. At least, that’s what happened to me.

The Shape of Water

Did you know this film received an impressive thirteen nominations at the 90th Academy Awards? Beyond that, it has garnered many accolades, and it’s easy to see why. This movie earns its spot on the list of romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day because it is truly outstanding. Not only does it boast an incredible storyline, but the actors’ performances are also remarkable.

Throughout the film, I was completely engrossed, constantly wondering what would happen next. It managed to keep me glued to the screen. While some stories take the road less traveled, this film goes even further—it’s both unconventional and supreme.

Marriage Story

Love isn’t always a bed of roses; it comes with its thorns, some of which are sharp enough to tear you apart. Navigating through such adversities is crucial. ‘Marriage Story’ delves into the turmoil a couple faces and their journey to cope, forming the heart of the narrative.

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver deliver outstanding performances, bringing the film’s emotional struggles to life. It has rightfully received numerous accolades, deserving every bit of the applause. I found myself moved to tears throughout the movie. Indeed, it stands as one of the best romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day, showcasing the complexities of love and the resilience it demands.

The Fault in Our Stars

You might think I overlooked adding this film to my list of romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day. Oh no, you’re mistaken. I could never—truly, never—omit this movie. It was remade in Hindi as ‘Dil Bechara,’ starring the late Sushant Singh Rajput. While ‘Dil Bechara‘ was beautiful and touching, it didn’t quite capture the profound emotional depth of the original.

Importantly, if you can watch this film without shedding a tear, then, my friend, you may need to question your status as a die-hard romantic. This film is guaranteed to make you cry, not just from sadness but from joy as well. The actors have done an outstanding job of captivating the audience, weaving a story that touches the heart most profoundly.

Over to you…

So, this is my favorite list of romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s Day. I hope you find it as captivating as I do. As a die-hard romantic, I deeply connect with these films and would like to know if you feel the same. Which movies are on your list to watch with your Valentine? I’d love to hear about your plans and preferences. Let’s share and celebrate our love for cinema this Valentine’s Day!

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