12 Romantic Films to Watch NOW


A perfect way to spend the week leading up to Valentine’s Day? Whether you have the screen to yourself, or have a partner or a whole family of friends to watch with, these romantic movies are sure to be a bright spot in your February!



One of the easiest ways to entertain friends is to have a ROMANTIC MOVIE PARTY!  Ask everyone to bring an appetizer, serve up heaping bowls of popcorn, a glass of bubbly {either champagne, or sparkling cider} and a decadent dessert or two.

Get comfortable, and pass the tissues.

Some of the Most Memorable Classic Romantic Films to Watch:

{Not in any particular order, these are all fabulous!}

  1. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. A favorite love story with Keira Knightley as the spirited heroine who fights snobbery and willfulness.
  2. GONE WITH THE WIND. Who doesn’t love this classic love/hate movie with Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh? Most remembered quote ever “Frankly Scarlett….”
  3. THE NOTEBOOK. I cried watching this husband tell his wife with Alzheimer’s the story of their courtship.
  4. YOU’VE GOT MAIL. A winner on so many levels. One of my daughter’s favorites…we’ve watched it about a hundred times. Meg Ryan. Tom Hanks. Books. What’s not to love?
  5. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S. Audrey Hepburn in an amazing role. Chic. Sweet. Wonderful!
  6. ROMAN HOLIDAY. Another Audrey Hepburn classic, on a vacation with reporter Gregory Peck.
  7. LOVE STORY. One of the first romantic movies I ever saw. Ali McGraw and Ryan O’Neal in this sweet, major tear jerker. {Have tissues at the ready.}
  8. WUTHERING HEIGHTS. Ah…deep, dark romance. I prefer the original with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon.
  9. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT. Cynical reporter Clark Gable and slightly crazy heiress Claudette Colbert prove that opposites attract.
  10. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. Another Jane Austen gem, Emma Thompson hides her true feelings for Hugh Grant for the sake of propriety.
  11. SINGING IN THE RAIN. Gene Kelly & Debbie Reynolds dance their way through this musical about Hollywood romances.
  12. THE THIN MAN. This one hits all my checkmarks. Married couple Nick (William Powell) and his heiress wife Nora (Myrna Loy) solve mysteries while leading a glamorous art deco era life.

You can serve popcorn in our gorgeous bowls, they are guaranteed to make popcorn taste better!

{I sprinkle parmesan cheese on mine and call it a protein snack}





Need a dessert idea? How about these amazing White Chocolate Scones?



Or these easy to make French Palmiers?






30 thoughts on “12 Romantic Films to Watch NOW”

  1. Good ones!
    Casablanca, When Harry Met Sally, The English Patient, Out of Africa, le Fabuleux Déstin d’Amélie Poulain

  2. Cynthia Lambert

    The 1995 Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice is considered the benchmark, but is six hours long, so if time limitations are an issue, then one could opt for the Keira Knightly version, or the Laurence Olivier/Greer Garson in black and white. Given the choice, I’ll take the 1995 version, which is the only one that does justice to the book, and well, Darcy smolders in that one!

  3. It has recently crossed my mind that I need to collect all of my favorite romantic movies, chic flicks, etc. This list is a great place to start. Sharing. 🙂

  4. Mary Emanuelson

    “Indiscreet”, “An Affair to Remember”, “Mr. Lucky”, and, the one non-Cary Grant but a favorite, “The Clock” are my choices. It goes without saying that “Gone With The Wind” is always in the mix.

    1. Love all your suggestions {anything Cary Grant!} Mary. Hope you enjoy watching some of these again!

  5. Lidy, these are all great movies. What a wonderful idea to watch these with your loved ones the week up to Valentine’s Day! I hope that you are having a wonderful week! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

  6. Ginger Valdes

    I absolutely love every one of those movies, and yes, by all means add Casablanca and all Bogie & Bacall. LOVE your protein snack! And of course,those gorgeous bowls in which to serve that bounty of protein! I THANK YOU AND MY FRIENDS WILL THANK YOU! Finally a perfect rationalization for eating popcorn. You’re the best!
    X0, Ginger

  7. Ginger, I love Casablanca and it was difficult to not list 30 movies! I hope you enjoy at least a few of these with a protein snack!

  8. I love all your movie picks. I would add Out Of Africa, and even though it’s a Christmas movie I would add Loce Actually! Wishing you a wonderful Valentin’s day!

  9. Maritza

    I really love all the movies you have shared with us….a movie Valentines party sounds like great fun….


  10. I have seen a lot of these but you have sparked my interest in seeing a few again…they never go out of style!!

    Jane x

  11. Jane, I agree, they never go out of style! xo Hope you enjoy watching some of these again!

  12. diane trahan

    Thank you for the movie list.
    One of my favorites is Moonstruck.

  13. linda rivas

    Out of Africa and The City of My Final Destination

    1. Linda, thank you, I had not heard of The City of My Final Destination…going to find that and check it out.

  14. Nancy Bailey

    You posted so many great ideas for a romantic Valentine’s week! I would have to add “Somewhere in Time” as my all-time favorite romantic movie. Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

  15. Nancy, that is a great one too, and often mentioned by friends as their very favorite!

  16. Carole Shiles

    I love the bohemian rose bowls. Perfect for ice cream while watching that great movie list.

  17. Julie Watson

    Love this list. Nothing like romance to lift your spirits. Charming idea to make a party of it. How about a Doris Day, Rock Hudson romantic comedy like “Pillow Talk”. Bring on the popcorn. 😉 (That pedestal dish with the palmiers is absolutely gorgeous!)

  18. Denise

    Oh my, who doesn’t love romantic movies, sweet goodies, a little bubbly,sounds like a great night to me. Please enter me into the drawing, I will enter as many times as I can never know I might get lucky. Thanks Lidy.

  19. Gloria

    Another Gary Grant love story is the Bishops Wife ( Christmas Love story) The 1995 Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice is the best version. Take the time to watch it. It’s the looks they give each other that tug at your heart. Casablanca is another movie at tears at your heart. I know I have seen it 50 or move times and it gets me every time I watch it.

  20. Bheart

    Late Valentine…but anytime to watch favs! I agree with the OUT of AFRICA suggestions mentioned!! To this I would add: THE ENGLISH PATIENT. Both of these movies are epic historical fiction works, beautifully produced and heart-wrenchingly romantic!

  21. Great Movies

    It happened one night! Funny and Romantic, Clarks brown eyes, sure melts my heart!



  22. I love all of the movies that you have mentioned….some of my very favorites…I would have to add “My Fair Lady” to the list….love the story and love the music!….And “be still my heart” … that red transferware compote is gorgeous!

  23. Marianne Braun

    I have to add “Out of Africa” as an all-time favorite. It brings tears every time. I enjoy so much
    your posts, Lidy. They are always a bright spot to the day.

  24. Jenny McDowell

    Hands-down all-time favorite romantic movie for my husband and me is Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Especially the 1995 version with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds, though I do love the newer one as well. Not one of Austen’s more popular stories but there’s something about Anne and Wentworth’s mature and persevering love that really captivates us.

    1. Jenny, I agree. I will have to look at that 1995 version and see if I can stream it from somewhere! Thank you for your suggestion. xo

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