Another year. Another Valentine’s Day. The perfect time to get out the box sets and rom-com’s and get yourself in the mood for love. As February 14th rolls around again FinalBoss is feeling the love and has put together a list of great romance movies to watch this Valentine’s Day.
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
An old fashioned romance movie based on the 1813 novel by Jane Austen. A lighthearted love story, the film follows Mrs Bennet who wants her daughters to find rich husbands and settle down. Pride and Prejudice focuses mostly on the life of the Bennet’s second-oldest daughter, Elizabeth, who in the end falls in love with the dashing Mr Darcy. The film deals with the issues of marriage, family, morality and misconceptions.
Director: Joe Wright | Rating: U
Stars: Rosamund Pike, Matthew Macfadyen, Keira Knightley, Simon Woods.
The Twilight Saga (2008-2012)
Nothing says romance movie like vampires! The Twilight Saga follows Bella, navigating high school and falling in love with a vampire. Edward Cullen and Bella Swan were couple-goals during high school. Their relationship had its highs and lows, but what relationship doesn’t? Let’s not forget that there was a love triangle; Bella seemed to be trapped with Edward and Jacob, who could not let it go that his best friend was dating his natural enemy.
Director: Catherine Hardwicke, Chris Weitz, David Slade, Bill Condon | Rating: 12A, 12
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Anna Kendrick, Taylor Lautner.
Crimson Peak (2015)
For horror fans who are not into romcoms or the lovey-dovey type of films but want a hint of love. A film where love is a weapon. A tool used to entrap young beautiful rich girls.
Crimson Peak follows the life of Edith who falls for Thomas Sharpe and returns home with him to his ancestral home, Allerdale Hall. However, all is not as it seems as Edith finds out about the mansions dark secrets. The film contains elements of death, blood, murder, monsters and explores themes of capitalistic greed, female anxiety and monstrosity.
Director: Guillermo de Toro | Rating: 15
Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain.
To All The Boys I Loved Before (2018), To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) and To All The Boys: Always and Forever (2021)
A fantastic series of romance movies about falling in love and being in love. What do you do when some love letters disappears? Well your crushes find out. What if one of those crushes reciprocates the same feelings. She finally gets a boyfriend and falls in love. Lara Jane is always reading about love and romance but how will she cope when she is finally living a romance novel.
Director: Susan Johnson | Rating: 12
Stars: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, John Corbett.
Isn’t It Romantic (2019)
Natalie is told from a young age to forget about men, and forget about love as girls like her don’t get that. This woman who believes love is a fairy tale and that there are no happy endings learns that she is wrong and that she can have love despite her size. It takes living in an alternate parallel world to come to the realisation that you have to love yourself in order to find love.
Director: Tod Strauss- Schulson | Rating: 12
Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Rebel Wilson, Adam Levine, Priyanka Chopra.
Tall Girl (2019)
Being the only tall girl is hard, especially in high school, but with good friends around life doesn’t seem so bad. Jodi just wants to get through high school as invisibly as possible. But what happens when a foreign exchange student moves into town? Well Jodi doesn’t feel so out of place anymore and realises that she now has a shot of falling in love. But what if the hot new kid has his taste of popularity and doesn’t want to give it up? Jodi soon realises that the right guy was in front of her all of this time.
Director: Nzingha Stewart | Rating: PG
Stars: Sabrina Carpenter, Luke Eisner, Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck.
After (2019) and After We Collided (2020)
Based on the original Wattpad story about Tessa Young, an 18-year-old starting college. She leads a simple life, with excellent grades and a boyfriend. Leaving home is always hard, especially if you have a boyfriend. What if you fall in love? What if your relationship was based on a lie? What if you find out that it started out as a dare?
Director: Jenny Gage, Rodger Kumble | Rating: 12
Stars: Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Samuel Larsen, Josephine Langford, Dylan Spouse.
This article was written by guest contributor Zahra Arshad.
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