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7 Best Valentine's Day Movies To Watch With Your 'Valentine'

Katherine Ortega |
February 5, 2014 | 1:35 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

When we think of Valentine's Day, we often picture a day of flowers, chocolates, dinner reservations and other special activites that couples do to celebrate the day of love. Although this sappy, romantic stuff appeals to many, there are some of us who prefer to take things down a notch. If you're planning to skip the fancy plans and stay in to watch something sentimental, here are 7 of the best Valentine's Day movies to watch with your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, best friend or whoever! 

The Notebook

Starring: Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling

Undoubtedly one of the best love stories of the 21st century, “The Notebook” centers around the passionate love between lower class Noah (Gosling) and upper class Allie (McAdams). Social differences force the couple apart and their true love is put to the test.

Sleepless In Seattle

Starring: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan

Tom Hanks plays a widower who moves to Seattle with his son in attempts to find peace with his wife’s death. After discussing his feelings on a national radio show, a newspaper reporter (Ryan) falls in love with him despite never having met him and being engaged.

Pretty Woman

Starring: Julia Roberts and Richard Gere

This romantic comedy follows a successful lawyer (Gere) who goes away to Los Angeles for business and hires a prostitute (Roberts) for the week with whom he falls in love.

Say Anything

Starring: John Cusack and Ione Skye

In this 1989 love story, Cusack melts the hearts of many when his average, but endearing, character courageously pursues the beautiful class valedictorian, Diane (Skye). Their love blossoms the summer before she attends college in England.

The Wedding Singer

Starring: Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore

When a wedding singer, played by Sandler, meets a catering-service waitress, played by Barrymore, their budding relationship gets complicated as they are both engaged to other people.

Dirty Dancing

Starring: Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey

When Grey’s character, Frances “Baby” Houseman, vacations with her family at a resort, she falls for dance instructor Johnny Castle (Swayze) and family pressures bring complications to the relationship.


Starring: Leonardo DeCaprio and Kate Winslet

Rose is a young aristocrat and Jack is a low class, talented artist who meets aboard the ill-fated RMS Titanic in 1912. Just as their love begins to grow, the Titanic begins to sink.

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