Valentine’s Day is the day to show those around you just how much you care. You may want to indulge in sending flowers, candy, or other festive gifts. Maybe you can attend a concert or go out with friends. However, you may want to go with something more laid back this year. Might we suggest a fun movie night at home?
Host your romantic partner and watch a tearjerker or romantic film. Invite your best friends and watch some silly rom-coms or films based on friendship. Hang out on your own away from all the noise this year and enjoy your favorite movie with a four-legged pal. If you have young kids watch a fun flick focusing on the important bonds of family. Encourage your teen to invite over their friends for a movie-marathon of a fun series complete with valentine snacks.
We gathered the perfect list of movies to enjoy this year from classics to newer releases. Our inventory covers kids and family, teens, rom-coms, and romance. There’s something for everyone.
Take a moment to unravel the beautiful moments of each film on our list.
Kids and Family
Nothing beats spending time with family. The best movies to spend time with your kids and family can help create a special bond. Below you will find some of the top Valentine’s day movies to stream with your family. Some of these films promote sibling love and friendship that are very related for chilcren. Others are traditional romances with younger characters. The choice is yours!
The Princess Diaries (2001)
When it comes to family classics, we enjoy the Princess Diaries. The film features the socially awkward and shy Mia Thermopolis, and Mia’s life takes a different turn when she discovers she is a princess. This movie has everything – romance, princess adventure, family relationships, and everything you can ever want in a film. An excellent perk to this film is the sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Mia focuses on finding a royal match for her ascension to the throne in the sequel. You can stream this film on Amazon or Disney+.
Wish Dragon (2021)
If your young ones loved Aladdin, they will surely love this fantasy animated film. Main character Din obtains a magical teapot with a dragon that grants three wishes. Din wants nothing more than to reunite with his childhood best friend and uses his wishes to that end. This one is great for familial love, friendship and kindness. You can stream this film on Netflix.
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Ok, ok we know it’s not Halloween. But hear us out. The animated flick Hotel Transylvania can really work for Valentine’s day celebrations. The movie tells the story of a human teen that accidentally finds a hotel full of monsters, and falls in love with the daughter of Dracula, Mavis. Great themes of familial love and friendship as well as first-love. Bonus-if your family likes this one there are several sequels! Stream this movie from the comfort of your home using iTunes or Amazon’s streaming platform.
Trolls 2: World Tour (2020)
No Valentine’s day is complete without Trolls 2: World Tour. Trolls is an animated movie that spreads love and happiness with its candy-colored scenery and messages of positivity. These Trolls share a joyful world which is later turned upside down when they learn they aren’t the only Trolls out there. Thrill your kids with the power of unity and love as the Trolls learn the power of acceptance, confidence and friendship. Bonus-the music will make you smile all the way through. You can get this movie on iTunes or Amazon.
Ah first love, there is nothing like it. These films feature sweet tales of first love and stories of friendship. Grab your besties and get watching! Grab your besties and get watching!
Some have happy endings while others may cause a few tears. Many of these titles also include mature themes like nudity, sex, violence, and language best suited for older teens.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
This movie, bases on a book series by Jenny Han, focuses on Lara Jean. Lara is a shy teenager who dreams of falling in love. Over the years she writes love letters to her crushes, expressing her feelings. She never mails the letters but someone else does and her story unfolds. This one focuses on strong sibling bonds, familial love, friendship, and of course first love. This movie will light the sparks of love in your heart and is available for streaming on Netflix. Bonus-there are three films in the series. This is a fun one to binge.
Kay Cannon directs a perfectly curated Cinderella adaptation, unlike anything you have ever seen. This is a musical movie version with pop songs as its soundtrack. However, do not expect the same classic storyline. Pitch Perfect’s Kay Cannon adds some exciting twists. A true girl power must-watch. You can watch this film on Amazon.
The Kissing Booth (2018)
This Netflix original film features Elle and her friend Lee. Through a series of events Elle falls in love with Lee’s older brother Noah. This one has mature themes so it’s best suited for older teens. The Kissing Booth has everything you can imagine in a classic teen film; unsupervised parties, prom, and teen angst.
Love, Simon (2018)
Love Simon is a movie based on the novel Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Elizabeth Berger. The film focuses on Simon, who has not told anyone he is gay while facing the uncertainties of teenage life and the pressures of high school. The film portrays friendship and the power of family in creating the best love stories. This film also has mature content best suited for older teens. You can stream this movie directly from Netflix.
Easy A (2010)
This movie is available on HBO Max and has every element needed in a Valentine’s Day teen classic. The film features a once-invisible high school student Olive who suddenly becomes popular in an unintended way. Things go awry when Olive lies to her best friend about losing her virginity. The school gossip ring overhears and makes sure the information goes viral. Other themes include familial relationships and friendship. This film is rated PG-13 and contains some mature issues many parents may not consider suitable for younger teens.
Midnight Sun (2018)
If you like A Walk to Remember this is the pick for you! Main character Katie has a disease that hinders her from exposure to direct sunlight. Hence, she remained indoors during daylight all her life. Katie only goes out in the evenings when the sun goes down Her where she meets fellow teen Charlie. Charlie changes her entire life, and she tries to hide her illness from him. If you love tragic endings, this movie is the right spot. The film portrays a father’s love for his daughter and the undying fire of first love. You may want to hold on to your couch for this emotional rollercoaster that streams on Netflix.
Five Feet Apart (2019)
Stella, a 17-year-old cystic fibrosis patient, sees life in another light when she meets Will. Before Will, all Stella did was routine checkups, medications and keeping boundaries. People with the disease are not allowed close contact with anyone, so she only saw people from five feet apart. Her attraction to Will puts their love to the test. The duo decides to defy the odds as the love deepens. Available on Netflix
Everything, Everything (2017)
Main character Maddy, an 18-year-old, has confined in her house since childhood due to a chronic immune illness. Her neighbor Olly connects with her through the window and via text. Maddy desperately wants to experience the outside world. She develops feelings for Olly and risks her safety for a taste of the free world. She learns the truth about her disease as the story unfolds. This story portrays how one risks everything for a brief feeling of love and happiness. For Maddy, love is everything. You can rent this film on AppleTV to spice your Valentine’s day experience.
Every day is Valentine’s day for lovebirds. We have selected the best romance movies to help you spice up your Valentine’s day celebrations. Now grab that cozy blanket and cuddle up on the couch.
The Notebook (2004)
The Notebook stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. The film, based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks, tells the story of a couple with a unique relationship set during the time of World War II. This one make you laugh and cry, so you may want to keep some tissues handy. You can stream this movie on HBO Max.
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
If you are a fan of the classics, Pride and Prejudice is one movie you can’t miss. The movie is an adaptation of the Jane Austen novel with the same title and stars Mathew Macfadyen as Darcy and Keira Knightley as Elizabeth. Elizabeth, a headstrong and independent woman, resists the pressure to get married, until she meets Darcy. Elizabeth begins to warm up to the idea of getting married. However, she soon discovers that Darcy may not be the person she wants in her life. The movie helped Kiera Knightley earn an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. This movie is available for your viewing pleasure on HBO Max.
The Big Sick (2017)
The Big Sick is a fantastic pseudo-autobiography about Kumail Nanjiani, and the film examines Kumail’s real-life love story. Additionally, The Big Sick tells how Kumail fell in love with Emily, who later became his wife. The story is touching as it is funny. Additionally, this film can make you cry, but tears of joy and not sadness. You can get a taste of this beautiful masterpiece from Amazon Prime.
Happiest Season (2020)
Happiest Season is technically a Christmas file, but works during Valentine’s day as well. The story centers around Abby who falls in love with her partner Harper and prepares to propose. While Abby is excited to finally meet Harper’s parents, she soon finds out that her partner has yet to come out to her parents. Hence, this movie offers excellent drama that will leave you whirling in the oceans of romance and familial love. You can catch this film on Hulu.
A Star Is Born (2018)
This remake of a classic film features an all-star cast with Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Dave Chapelle. If you love tragic stories, this movie is one you must watch. Heads up, you may need to cry a few times while experiencing the whirlwind of romance. You can stream this film on Hulu to experience all-the-emotions this heart day.
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (2004)
Are you a lover of romantic comedies with a little bit of sci-fi? Then check out the Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. The team-up between the movie’s director Michel Gondry and the movie’s writer Charlie Kaufman is one for the books. This movie tells the tale of a man who spirals into depression due to a breakup. Seeking better solutions to his state he agrees to a procedure that will completely erase his ex, played by Kate Winslet, from his memories. This is just what he was looking for, but here is the twist: as her memories vanish bit by bit, he realizes he still has feelings for her.
If drama and steamy romance aren’t your vibe, stream the best romantic comedy films on Valentine’s day instead.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
This cult classic start Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey in the early 2000s New York City. Both play individuals looking to advance their careers at what it seems like any cost. Through a series of lies, bets, and missteps they still manage to find love at the end. We love the light hearted comedic banter and silly rom-com antics. Plus their chemistry is off the charts. This one gives you all the good feels. Stream now on Amazon.
The Princess Bride (1987)
All of the heroics and all of the heartwarming comedy. What’s not to love? This tale of true love at all costs, even a trip through the fire swamp, is one for the ages. The acting is superb with an all star cast led by Carrie Elwes and Robin Wright. There’s something here for everyone. Adapted for film by William Goldman who authored the original novel of the same name in 1973.
In what is her best acting performance, Cher stars as a young widow living with her family in Brooklyn Heights. Just as she plans to get remarried, things get complicated as she meets her fiancé’s brother played by Nicolas Cage. These two have major chemistry. Who will she choose to spend the rest of her life with, or does she remain a widow to keep the two brothers from fighting? Available on Amazon and Hulu.
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
We can probably all agree that not everyone falls in love at first sight, and some need to look again, This romantic comedy shows the power of love at first sight, but also how love can build unexpectedly over time. At least that is what Lucy, played by Sandra Bullock, comes to understand as she gets to know Jack, the character played by Bill Pullman. You can watch this slow burn on Amazon or Disney+.
Love and Basketball (2000)
Nothing beats a good story of childhood sweethearts who fall for each other, but it is not always easy. In this epic, Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps star as next-door neighbors who fall head over heels for each other, but ambitions get in the way. Both lovers play professional basketball, and both have different ambitions. It will be interesting to see how the couple pushes past their issues. This heartwarming movie is on Amazon and HBO MAX.
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
Comedian Ali Wong makes a debut as a director and hits the ground running on her first try. Director and starring as main lead, Sasha Tran, a celebrity chef who returns to her home in San Francisco to open up a restaurant. Relocating back home will not be complete without running into your BFF which in her case is Marcus Kim. Furthermore, Randall Park is the stunning actor who brings this character to life with his aura and brilliant acting. Marcus’ life hasn’t exactly gone according to plan, but he finds a whole new meaning to life with Sasha back in town. Sparks fly, fights follow, and so does a truckload of drama. This movie will put you in the mood for love; you can stream it via Netflix.
People Also Ask
We have put together a few questions people ask about the top Valentine’s day movies to stream. We hope you find these answers helpful.
Where Can You Stream the Top Valentine’s Day Films This Year?
You can stream the best Valentine’s day films from Hulu, Disney+, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming platforms.
Can You Stream These Movies Any Other Day Too?
Of course-enjoy your romantic flicks any day of the week. Hence, you can stream these movies any day, and you have to head to your preferred streaming service to enjoy these films.
Can We Stream These Films in Our Home?
Yes. You can stream these films from the comfort of your home or anywhere with a WiFi connection. Now all you have to do is decide on the snacks. Pizza anyone?
That’s a Wrap
Movies are a relaxing way to spend time with our loved ones. Sometimes, all we need is some bonding time with those that matter. You can see these movies on your own or with your kids, spouse, partner, friends, and siblings. Enjoy one with someone special this year.