Valentine's season is upon us, and you know what that means. It's time for a movie night! There's no better kind of movie to watch during Valentine's Day than a good, old-fashioned rom-com. Rom-coms make us laugh, make us cry, and believe in love every time. Here are some of the best romantic movies to watch for the perfect Valentine's Day movie night.
1. "Dirty Dancing"Giphy
If you love dancing, 80's Patrick Swayze, and want to have the time of your life (See what I did there?), then "Dirty Dancing" is the movie for you! This movie is a whole lot of fun, with some amazing dance sequences and, of course, a beautiful summer love. Johnny and Baby are absolutely perfect for each other. You'll definitely want to try the iconic lift with your S.O. after watching this movie.
2. "The Princess Bride"
If anybody ever says the perfect movie doesn't exist, I'm just going to show them "The Princess Bride". This movie truly has it all, fairy tale romances, witty banter, and exciting adventures. This is probably the best fairy tale movie ever made, and it's the perfect movie to watch if you need some true love in your life.
3. "The Notebook"
Admit it, you want a love story just like Noah and Allie. Who doesn't want to grow old together with their soulmate? Their relationship is as timeless as it is lovely. Plus, it's coming to Netflix, so you'll be able to have a perfect Valentine's movie night.
4. "Beauty and the Beast"
If Disney is more your scene, this is the perfect movie for Valentine's Day. Pretty much every Disney movie talks about true love in one way or another, but no film does it as perfectly as "Beauty and the Beast". The animation is stunning, the music is perfect, and the story of love truly is a "tale as old as time".
5. "Pretty in Pink"
While you probably still can't decide whether Andie should have ended up with Blaine or Ducky, you can't deny that this movie is so sweet. This movie captures everything good about teenage romance, with enough teen angst to keep you invested. It was the 80's, after all.
6. "Can't Buy Me Love"
This one is an underrated classic, but it's still so good. This movie will teach you to look beyond surface level parts about a person, like popularity, and instead look at what's inside. It also makes riding away into the sunset on a lawnmower romantic. What other movie can do that?
7. "10 Things I Hate About You"Giphy
There's nothing better than 90's Heath Ledger, and his banter with Julia Stiles is the stuff of legend. This movie is just as romantic as it is quotable and is the perfect 90's throwback for any movie night. It's the twist on a classic love story that we all need in our lives.
8. "Singin' in the Rain"Giphy
This is the definitive musical. It really has it all, wonderful dance numbers, witty banter, and, of course, a sweet romance. Don and Kathy's relationship is as lovely as it is fiery, and they truly bring out the best in each other. The songs are also so good, you'll be humming them long after the movie is over.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I don't like this movie. But, even I can't deny this is one of the most romantic movies of all time. Jack and Rose's brief love story is still one of the most beautiful in any movie ever and absolutely everyone fell in love with 90's Leonardo DiCaprio. I mean come on, there was totally enough room for both Rose and Jack on that door!
10. "While You Were Sleeping"
Please don't let the slightly creepy title fool you, this movie is actually really really sweet! You'll be cheering for Jack and Lucy long before she realizes she doesn't love his brother Peter, who's in a coma (This is where the story gets a little weird, but I promise you'll want to finish it). Watching Lucy find love during the Christmas season is so beautiful, and you'll be cheering for her long before the movie is over. Basically, this is the perfect movie (Besides "The Princess Bride", of course).