Movies to Love This Valentine’s Day

When I think of Valentine’s Day, romantic comedies come to mind. I love a great on-screen romance, and the mishaps and big gestures that go along with them. It’s difficult to name my favorites because there are so many. However, I compiled a list of some of my all-time favs. (In no particular order).


1.) Never Been Kissed. (1999) To say I have a lady crush on Drew Barrymore is putting it lightly. I fell in love with her way back in her E.T. years and have seen all of her movies. She’s smart, gorgeous, and has overcome a tremendously painful childhood. This movie makes me laugh and cry, and a lot of us girls can relate to Josie Grossy.


2.) Can’t Buy Me Love. (1987) Remember the first time you saw Ronnie Miller on a tractor? THIS is the Patrick Dempsey I love. He’s sweet and romantic and the most important thing in his life besides Cindy Mancini is a telescope. I prefer the lawn boy over the brain surgeon. Another fav of his is Loverboy.

3.) Down to You. (2000) He won’t admit it – well maybe he will – but this is one of my husband’s favorites too. Julia Stiles and Freddie Prinze Jr. star in this boy meets girl romance and I find it fun and romantic. I’ve seen it at least ten times and it never fails to make me cry. It could be the story, or just that hubs and I love to watch it together. Our favorite line? “I moved.” You’d have to see it (it’s the way Freddie Prinze Jr. says it).

4.) Grease 1 & Grease 2 (1978 & 1982). The list wouldn’t be complete without this classic. I loved both parts equally! The music is spectacular (obviously) and the leads in both are gorgeous! They’re fun and corny and everything I could ask for in a romantic comedy.

5.) Sixteen Candles. (1984) Molly Ringwald. THE JAKE RYAN. Do you need me to say anything more?

6.) Dance Til Dawn. (1988) I think this is one of those movies only I’ve ever seen. When I talk about this movie, no one knows what I’m talking about. Look at this cast: Christina Applegate, Matthew Perry, Alyssa Milano, Tracey Gold, Tempestt Bledsoe, Kelsey Grammar, Alan Thicke, Edie McClurg. It’s AWESOME. Typical prom movie, but WORTH. EVERY. MINUTE.

220px-Shesoutofcontrol7.) She’s Out of Control. (1989) As a teen, I LOVED this movie. The dorky teenage girl gets a makeover and she’s HOT. Her dad (Tony Danza) becomes overprotective of his daughter, who now has men throwing themselves at her, meanwhile destroying his own relationship. We meet many interesting characters! It’s worth a watch!

8.) Book of Love. (1990) This is another one my husband and I really like to watch together. Most of the movie takes place in 1956 when Jack Twiller is head over heels with the popular girl played by Josie Bissett. I think this whole movie was done very well, and it will always be one of my favorites. It’s very funny and the cast is wonderful. Although Spider may gross you out a bit at times!

9.) Clueless. (1995) Nothing else needs to be said. 

10.) Fools Rush In. (1997) I’m not sure if I love this movie more for the movie, or the fact it’s one of the first my husband and I watched together. The movie came out in 1997, on Valentine’s Day, and we hadn’t even been dating a full year yet. My husband picked me up from school with a huge teddy bear holding a rose, and in that rose was a heart ring. I think of that with this movie. And we love to watch this one together too.

Worth Mentions:
1.) About Time: (2013) I just discovered this movie last year. I really loved it.
2.) Love Actually (2003): I joined the bandwagon late on this one, but it’s great!
3.) Love Jones (1997): I consider it a romance, not a romantic comedy, otherwise it would be #1 on the list. If couples had “movies” instead of songs, this would be ours. Hands down, our fav romance, besides our own 🙂
Lorenz Tate’s character says something in the movie that I think is especially true:


“Romance is about the possibility of the thing. You see, it’s about the time between when you first meet the woman, and when you first make love to her; When you first ask a woman to marry you, and when she says I do. When people who been together a long time say that the romance is gone, what they’re really saying is they’ve exhausted the possibility.”
I know I’ve missed a TON! What are your favorites?
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