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14 Date Night Movies for Valentine's Day

This year Valentine's day is going to be a little different, but that doesn't mean it has to be any less romantic. And there are plenty of ways that you can still celebrate at home.

You could plan a homemade restaurant, or you could play out something sexy a la mode. or you could do our favorite thing and set up your own cinema night. Curtains shut, speakers on, popcorn cooking is the best setup for a romantic night in.

For those of you interested in a chilled one this year, naturally this is also the best option for you. You don't even have to buy flowers.

The only stress, of course, is picking which film you want to watch. Lucky for you, we've narrowed it down for you (you're welcome xo).

“The British One” : About Time

Shortly after his 21st birthday, Tim Lake finds out from his father that he has the capacity to travel in time. Naturally, in true rom-com style, he uses his power to find love. Starring Billy Nighy, Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson.

Audience: Brits will love it. About Time is perfectly British, from the soundtrack and its wonderfully ginger cast, all the way down to its dialect within the script. Also a sneak appearance by Margot Robbie!

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Amazon Prime.

“The Funny One”: Crazy Stupid Love

Steve Carell stars as Cal, a middle-aged man who is recently divorced. In order to move on with his life, he seeks help from his new friend Jacob, played by Ryan Gosling. Also starring Emma Stone, Crazy Stupid Love showcases love at all ages and is also stupidly funny.

Audience: Watch with your housemates. This movie is strictly not for children, but specifically for the children at heart.

Where you can watch it: Rent on Amazon from $4.83. Worth it.

“The Soppy One”: The Last Song

Back when Miley Cyrus was still a brunette, she starred in Last Song: a film about a teenage girl who stays at her estranged Father's house for the summer. Set on Tybee Island, Georgia, naturally, there had to be a six-pack-ridden hunk for her to fall in love with. Enter: Liam Hemsworth. Bring your tissues for this one (not like that🤦‍♀️).

Audience: For when you're on your own. Big cries on this one when you remember Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus got married after this movie.

Where you can watch it: Amazon to rent for $3.44

“The French One”: Amelie

Set in Paris, young waitress Amelie sets out on a mission to help other people find happiness. Somewhere along the way she falls in love.

Audience: For those who don’t mind subtitles, however, everyone must see this in their lifetime. Let’s be honest, the French and romance go together like PB and J.

Where you can watch it: Rent on Amazon prime for $3.44

”The Cowboy One”: Brokeback Mountain

Set in 1963, the story follows Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger), who find themselves in a forbidden sexual relationship. Their relationship becomes increasingly complicated when they each marry other women. However, they somehow manage to carry on their affair for 20 years.

Audience: Love is for everyone, so this film is for anyone. But there's some serious eye candy in this one with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. Just try to keep the drool in your mouths.

Where you can watch it: Rent on Amazon for $3.45

Joel - played by Jim Carrey - and Clementine - played by Kate Winslet - randomly meet on a train to the coast, and shortly after falling in love. However, they live completely unaware that they were previously in a relationship, the memories of which had been erased.

Audience: To watch with your Significant Other. This film poses an interesting question: if things went wrong in your relationship, would you choose to erase it from your memory? Also includes one of Jim Carrey's rare serious roles...

Where you can watch it: rent on Amazon for $3.45

“The Critically Acclaimed One”: Call Me By Your Name

Set in summer 1983, 17-year-old Elio visits Italy with his family. Shortly after, he meets Oliver, a handsome man, much older than he. The two forms an intimate bond, that will change their lives forever.

Audience: Another one for anyone fancying a bit of eye candy. We heard Timothee Chalamet is the new young Leo

Where you can watch it: Rent on Amazon for $2.76

“The 80s One”: Pretty in Pink

Teenager Andie isn't very liked in school, apart from her friend Iona and her childhood sweetheart, Duckie. But one day one of the rich popular boys at school takes interest in her and changes her mindset of life completely. You will absolutely fall in love with baby Jon Cryer as Duckie.

Audience: For hipsters at heart! Everyone knows you can’t beat a John Hughes rom-com, especially one with a young Molly Ringwald.

Where you can watch it: Rent on Amazon for $3.45

“The Indie One” : (500) Days of Summer

Tom, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, recounts to us the time he spent with the 'ex' love of his life, Summer. Unfortunately, she didn't quite feel the same about being in a relationship.

Come for a less annoying Zooey Deschanel, stay for Tumblr-age teen nostalgia.

Audience: For anyone who isn’t that into monogamy, this movie will feel like a warm reassuring hug. But for those consistently unlucky in love, for no fault of their own, this one's for you too.

Where you can watch it: Rent on Amazon for $4.83

“The Teen One” : 10 Things I Hate About You

Based on William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, 10 things I hate about you remakes a classic tale into a fantastic teen cult movie. High-school boy, Cameron, cannot date Bianca until her anti-social older sister, Kat, dates too. So, Cameron pays a mysterious boy, Patrick, to charm Kat. Starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles.

Audience: For ages 14 and up. Lots of babyfaces in this one, including Heath Ledger (*swoon*) and an 18-year-old Joseph Gordon Levitt (!).

Where you can watch it: Rent on Amazon for $3.45

“The Classic One”: Pretty Woman

Richard Gere plays Edward, a rich entrepreneur, who hires escort Vivian to accompany him for the evening. A whirlwind romance ensues, but are their worlds too different for it to work?

Audience: One to watch with your parents and suitable for all ages. Fun fact: Julia Roberts has been turning heads for 30 years now. We stan a sex work-posi Queen.

Where you can watch it: On Amazon Prime Video.

"The Bonnie & Clyde One": Queen and Slim

Queen and Slim are on their first date. deciding they aren't a good match, they aim to go their separate ways. However, their plans take an unexpected turn when a police officer stops them whilst driving, which ends in a gunshot. Starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith.

Audience: Everyone needs to see this film. Reigning from 2019, Queen and Slim plays on contemporary issues faced by Black people in the 21st Century, whilst simultaneously building an unsuspected romance. Lena Waithe strikes again.

Where you can watch it: Amazon Prime.

"The Noughties One": How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Benjamin has made a bet with his female co-workers: make a woman fall in love with him and he can run the advertising campaign for their busiest client. The girl in question, however, Andie, has been tasked with writing an article on how to lose a man in 10 days...

Audience: Watch with the girls. Although hilariously funny - thanks to the wonderful charisma between Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey - this is definitely a chick flick.

Where you can watch it: Netflix

"The Nerdy One": Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) meets Ramona in a dream and instantly falls in love with her. When he meets her in real life, he soon realizes there's more to dating her than he thought, as he must now defeat her seven evil exes to win her over. Also starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Brie Larson, and Anna Kendrick.

Audience: for comic book fanatics, or anyone who loves onscreen graphics. if you're celebrating V day with a *joint*, this is the one for you.

Where you can watch it: Netflix .

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