25 Romantic Movies to Watch on Valentine's Day

Plus, some ideas for how you can recreate their most iconic scenes

01 of 25

Valentine's Day

Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Garner Valentine's Day - 2010
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The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: The scene where Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner just make out in the middle of an interview on the local news.

02 of 25

P.S. I Love You

Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler P.S. I Love You - 2007
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The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: Make your significant other get up in front of a crowded bar to sing "Galway Girl" while you (with bangs, to show you're young and that it's the '90s) sip on a Guinness.

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Love and Basketball

Omar Epps, Sanaa Lathan Love and Basketball - 2000
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The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: Learn how to play some basketball and recreate the one-on-one game between Monica and Quincy "for your heart."

04 of 25

Once

Once, Glen Hansard
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The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: If you're musical, go to a music store and sing beautiful songs together until everyone around you weeps.

05 of 25

My Best Friend's Wedding

Film and Television

The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: Get a group together and have them learn the words to Dionne Warwick's "I Say A Little Prayer" so that you can get the full effect of the iconic dinner scene from My Best Friend's Wedding.

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You've Got Mail

YOU'VE GOT MAIL, Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, 1998, flowers
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The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: E-mail your significant other back and forth for a few weeks without acknowledging that it's you behind the keyboard, then go find a park and reenact Meg Ryan's tearful, "I wanted it to be you! I wanted it to be you so badly!"

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When Harry Met Sally

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY..., Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, 1989, (c) Columbia/courtesy Everett Collection
Columbia/Courtesy Everett Collection

The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: Head to a crowded diner-it doesn't have to be the iconic Katz's Deli in N.Y.C., though it's preferred-and recreate the "I'll have what she's having" scene.

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Notting Hill

NOTTING HILL
Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in Notting Hill. MCA/Everett Collection

The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: It's the moment you've been waiting for. You know how it goes: "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

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Pretty Woman

Richard Gere, Julia Roberts
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The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: Before you head out on the town for Valentine's dinner, open your gifts and recreate the necklace snap, which was totally improvised!

10 of 25

Dirty Dancing

Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing (1987). Courtesy Everett Collection

The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: We could suggest that you try to pull off Johnny and Baby's famous lift, but you know what's even more fun (and less likely to result in injury)? Recreating their "Lover Boy" lipsync intead.

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Crazy, Stupid, Love

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Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling Crazy Stupid Love - 2011

The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: Since you're skipping the Dirty Dancing lift, you could try "The Big Move" from Crazy, Stupid, Love, since it seems a tiny bit more manageable.

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The Notebook

Notebook
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The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: You'll need to have the weather on your side for this one because it needs to be raining and raining hard for you to recreate the "It's not over! It still isn't over!" scene. I guess you could enlist some friends to, like, aim a garden hose in your general direction if it was that important to you!

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Romeo + Juliet

Romeo and Juliet - 1996
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The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: Go to an aquarium (don't forget your costumes and a recording of "I'm Kissing You") and recreate the first time Romeo and Juliet see each other through a fish tank.

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Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle . TriStar Pictures/Everett Collection

The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: It doesn't have to be the Empire State Building! Find an elevated surface and recreate the scene where Annie and Sam finally meet.

15 of 25

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE,
Netflix

The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: If you can figure out how to make the infamous pocket spin work IRL, then you win Valentine's Day. One note: It might be weird to do it in a high school cafeteria if you're...not in high school, just FYI.

16 of 25

Always Be My Maybe

Always Be My Maybe
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The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: Why not slide into Keanu Reeves's DMs and see if he'll recreate the movie's dinner scene?

17 of 25

Say Anything

Say Anything - 1989
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The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: Grab a boombox (yes, a boombox; Google it) and a trench coat and recreate the oh-so-iconic "In Your Eyes" scene.

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

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Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: Go to Staten Island, get a motorcycle, and learn how to drive it. Three simple steps to guaranteed love!

19 of 25

The Big Sick

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The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: One of you has to try stand-up comedy, and the other needs to sit in the audience and heckle them...lovingly, though!

20 of 25

Casablanca

Casablanca - 1942
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The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: Book a trip and create the "Here's looking at you, kid" scene from Casablanca before you get on the plane. (For the purposes of romance, both of you can board the plane, okay?)

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The Wedding Singer

Film and Television
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer. Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock

The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: While you're on that plane, why not recreate the scene where Adam Sandler sings "I Wanna Grow Old With You" to Julia Gulia? Billy Idol not included.

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Crazy Rich Asians

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Constance Wu and Henry Golding in Crazy Rich Asians (2018). Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros.

The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: Or if singing isn't your thing, how about a plane-posal, à la Crazy Rich Asians?

23 of 25

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You
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The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: If he's brave, have your significant other sing "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" to you in front of all of your friends while skirting security guards. You'll know it's true love if he hires a marching band.

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Bridget Jones's Diary

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Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones. Everett

The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: If it's snowing, run after your significant other through the streets in literally your underwear and a sweater. Don't forget to have "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" blasting from your phone.

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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride - 1987
The Princess Bride. 20th Century Fox/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

The Scene You Should Recreate With Your Partner: It's entirely possible this scene could result in a few bumps and bruises, but throw caution to the wind and roll down a giant hill screaming, "AS YOU WISH." Ah, romance!

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