Top 10: Films to watch on valentines day

Having a lazy day in on valentines day? I decidecd to create a list of amazing romance films that are perfect for your Febuary the 14th, whether its oh so alone with your bottle of Echo Falls or whether you're cuddled up on the sofa with your other half and a bottle of prosecco there has to be AT LEAST one film in this list you will want to watch!

Classic stories
1) Pride and Prejudice (2005)
In my opinion every girl should have seen this film at least once by the time they are 18 years old. Such a beautiful story with up's and down's dotted throughout, I wouldn't call it a rollercoaster; bungee jump more-like!. no matter what kind of person you are there is a character you can relate to, whether that's one of the sisters or Mrs Bingley or maybe even Mr Collins. Such a heartwarming film and one of my all time favourites!

2) Romeo and Juliet (1996)

This is a classic romance if ever I saw one. Despite the fact that it is one of Shakespeare most well known and loved romantic tragedies, I love it because LEONARDO DICAPRIO IS IN IT DUH. Other than the classic plot, stunning actors and amazing cinematography the soundtrack is also beautiful; from Des'ree to The Cardigans, even a bit of The Butthole Surfers if you fancy it! (I'm being serious, it's a legit band. Check 'em out.)


3) Moulin Rouge (2001)
Alcohol, The Can Can, giant elephants and prostitutes! What more could you want in a musical. Filled with amazing songs such as Like a Virgin and Roxanne there is at least one song to suit your fancy. But the soundtrack shouldn't be the only reason you watch this film! Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor make a great pair and it is soooo worth watching their performance in this amazing musical.

4) My Fair Lady (1964)
You can't get more classically romantic than Audrey Hepburn, a stunning lady with an even more enchanting performance on screen. An unlikely romance developed between a professor and a commoner, how scandalous! Everything about this musical is beautiful, the costumes, the musical numbers and the use of the English language.
5) Grease (1978)

Everyone has seen it and everyone wants an excuse to watch it again, so valentines day can be it! Olivia Newton John and John Travolta are stepping it up a notch when it comes to romantic gestures. I mean who doesn't want to sing about love into a blow up paddling pool.

6)Mamma Mia! (2008)
Love ABBA? Then shove this on and curl up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn, or your valentine (or maybe even both if you're one of the lucky ones!) and chill out. There are sooooo many different love stories going on in this film and my god it's amazing.

80's films
7) 16 Candles (1984)
A John Hughes film, of course, starring Molly Ringwald DUH. If you're not an 80's fan then you should be; this film is on of my all time favourite films ever! The school's indie loner girl crushes on one of the popular guys who is already kinda seeing someone. Disaster waiting to happen right? Give it a watch and drool over Jake Ryan the jock, I dare you.

8) Some Kind Of Wonderful (1987)
I can guarantee that at least one in three of the people reading this has fell for their best friend at one point or another. Every time I watch this film I can relate to Watts so much, she is such an odd character but you really do feel for her. Will Keith (her best friend) end up with the most popular girl in school or the person that has been in front of him and there for him since they were little, that is the question.


9) Bridget Jones' Diary (2001)
To be quite frank, I think the opening sequence of this film really sums it up perfectly. Seriously worth the watch, even if it is just for Hugh Grant!

10) The Princess Bride (1987)
As you wish. Hands down my favourite film ever (tied with Sweeney Todd of course) every time I watch it I cry and laugh, not even that sure why if I'm honest. If you don't fall in love with Westley by the end of the film you're either an idiot or heartless. Such an amazing 80's film and perfect to have a good laugh and a good cry to, so romantic and sweet, perfect to watch on Valentines day! It's so lame its great, just trust me on this one.

Have I missed anything off? Leave it in the comments!

Thank you for reading,

Mandy x


  1. Ghost! Best Valentine's Day film ever!

  2. Grease is one of my all time FAVOURITES!! and after watching the pride and prejudice one I think I know what I'm forcing my boyfriend to watch with me next weekend haha x