The 37 Best Romantic Movies Of All Time for Valentine’s Day

The 37 Best Romantic Movies Of All Time for Valentine's Day

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with cinematic love stories by exploring “The 30 Best Romantic Movies Of All Time,” igniting passion and romance. From timeless classics to modern gems, indulge in tales of love, heartbreak, and happily ever afters, creating unforgettable moments with your beloved. Let these enchanting films whisk you away into a world of romance and affection this Valentine’s Day.

37. Love Mocktail

After saving a woman, Adi reflects on his romantic history, recounting the heartaches he faced while searching for his soulmate.

36. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

Marianne, a woman artist, receives a commission to create a portrait of Heloise, an aristocratic lady adorned in a wedding gown. As they collaborate, a deep romantic connection blossoms between them. However, despite their love, they find themselves unable to be together.

35. Kaathal – The Core (2023)

Mathew, a retired bank secretary, reluctantly enters politics for a by-election. The film explores the dynamics of his marriage, notions of justice, and personal fulfillment within the close-knit village community.

34. Roja (1992)

A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu ties the knot with a refined city dweller and relocates with him to Kashmir. Initially, everything appears blissful until he becomes a victim of kidnapping by militants.

33. Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1999)

Kutty is a kind-hearted person, but whenever he faces the girl he loves, unfortunate events reveal his tough side. A strange incident brings them closer but also keeps them apart.

32. 7G Rainbow Colony (2004)

A guy from the neighborhood tries to impress the new girl in town.

31. Before Sunset (2004) 

Director Richard Linklater’s inaugural contribution to the renowned Before trilogy, “Before Sunrise,” stands as a legendary and cherished romantic film. It revolves around the love that blossoms following a serendipitous encounter on a train between Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy). Opting to seize the moment, the two strangers embark on a night of exploration in Vienna, delving into each other’s lives before Jesse’s impending departure from the country the next morning.

Driven by the compelling performances of Hawke and Delpy, Before Sunrise is a tale rich in character and dialogue. The duo’s conversations beautifully capture the enchantment of encountering someone special for the first time. Audiences will find themselves irresistibly cheering for the fleeting romance as time gradually slips away during their magical evening, ultimately leading to two more beloved film sequels.

30. ‘Before Sunrise’ (1995)

During a train journey in Europe, Jesse, an American man, encounters Celine, a French woman. On his final day in Europe before heading back to the United States, he chooses to dedicate his remaining hours to be with her.

29. The Notebook (2004)

Noah, a man of modest means, falls in love with Allie, who hails from a wealthy background. They find themselves compelled to set aside their passion for each other due to societal expectations and the disparity in the social standing of their families.

28. A Walk to Remember (2004)

Two teenagers from North Carolina, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, are brought together when Landon faces consequences for his actions and is assigned community service.

27.  Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016)

Mahesh, a studio photographer and owner, engages in a losing battle and decides to take revenge, leading to significant realizations in his life.

26. 10 Things I Hate About You

Cameron, a high school boy, faces the challenge of dating Bianca, but her antisocial older sister, Kat, must first have a boyfriend. In a bid to solve the dilemma, Cameron hires Patrick, a mysterious boy, to charm Kat.

25. The Holiday (2006)

Two women, both dealing with romantic challenges, exchange residences in different countries. In their respective new locales, each of them encounters a local man and falls in love.

24.  Romeo Juliet (1996)

Shakespeare’s renowned play is modernized in the hip suburbs of Verona while preserving its original dialogue.

23.  Manmarziyaan (2018)

Rumi and Vicky, deeply in love, face scrutiny from Rumi’s family and are pressured into marriage. When Vicky declines to commit, a marriage broker introduces Robbie as a potential suitor.

22. Aashiqui 2 (2013)

Directed by Mohit Suri and featuring Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur, “Aashiqui 2” stands distinct from its predecessor, “Aashiqui.” This film unfolds a timeless love story characterized by purity, intensity, selflessness, and a plethora of emotions. Brace yourself for a rollercoaster of feelings as both stars deliver exceptional performances and showcase fantastic chemistry. The narrative revolves around Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapur), a fading singing sensation, who falls in love with Aarohi (Shraddha Kapoor), a singer in a bar. As he aids her rise to fame, his struggles with alcohol pose a threat to their relationship. If you crave intense love stories, this film is a definite must-watch.

21. Rockstar (2011)

Janardhan, a college student, is a straightforward individual yearning for inspiration to unleash the musician within him. While heartbreak propels him toward his musical aspirations, it also becomes the catalyst for his self-destructive path.

20. Barfi (2012)

Barfi develops a unique connection with Jhilmil, a girl with autism. However, when Barfi’s past love reenters his life, it creates misunderstandings between him and Jhilmil.

19. Raanjhanaa

Upon discovering that his childhood love, Zoya, has feelings for someone within her community, Kundan resolves to let go of his feelings for her. However, when he learns that she is deceiving about her fiancé’s religious background, he becomes furious.

18. Tamasha

Ved and Tara discover love during a holiday in Corsica, choosing to conceal their true identities. After Tara returns to Delhi, she encounters a transformed Ved who is on a journey to uncover his authentic self.

17. Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na

Despite being best friends, Jai and Aditi resist the idea of a romantic relationship. It’s only when they begin dating other people that they come to the realization that they are, in fact, in love with each other.

16. Alaipayuthey 

Following a challenging romance in a society divided by class, the couple discovers that marriage is not as they had envisioned.

15. 96 

Two former high school sweethearts reunite at a gathering after 22 years and reflect on their shared past. 

14. VTV

An aspiring filmmaker experiences the highs and lows of romance as he develops feelings for a Christian woman who insists on maintaining a friendship.

13. Past Lives  (2023)

The latest addition to this lineup is “Past Lives,” a film that traces the reunion of two childhood friends who reconnect as adults over 24 years in just a few days.

Directed by Celine Song in her debut directorial venture, the movie draws inspiration from Song’s own life. The cast includes Greta Lee and Teo Yoo. The film has received two Oscar nominations in 2024, namely for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture. You can rent it on Amazon Prime, Google Play, and Apple TV.

12. Minnale (2001)

A young girl finds herself caught between an overly possessive lover and a gentle, mild-mannered suitor.

11. Vanakkam Chennai

After falling victim to Narayanan’s deceit as their real estate agent, Ajay and Anjali find themselves sharing the same apartment. As they join forces to apprehend Narayanan, their shared pursuit leads to the blossoming of love between them.

10. Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)

A father and son support each other as they navigate the challenges of growing up, romance, tragedy, and adventure.

9. La La Land (2016) 

La La Land stands as a musical marvel that pays tribute to Hollywood’s golden era while infusing a contemporary twist. The narrative revolves around the various phases of the romance between aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), as they navigate the highs and lows of pursuing their dreams in Los Angeles.
Director Damien Chazelle weaves a captivating love story in La La Land, using elaborate set pieces and a vibrant color palette against a stunning backdrop. Unforgettable songs like “City of Stars” find a lasting place in fans’ playlists, serving as a poignant reminder of the film’s emotional exploration of the lengths people go for love and the boundaries they set.

8.  Her (2013)
Theodore Twombly, a reserved writer, purchases an Artificial Intelligence system to assist him in his writing endeavors. Yet, upon discovering the AI’s capacity to learn and evolve, he unexpectedly develops romantic feelings for it.

7. Premam (2015)

A young man gets three chances to find love. Will the third attempt bring success?

6. Autograph (2004)

Senthil, an advertising executive, opts to invite his old friends to his wedding. As he embarks on a journey to reconnect with his former friends and lovers, his past unfolds.

5. Annayum Rasoolum (2013)

This is the tale of Rasool, a Muslim who falls in love with Anna, a Christian girl. The strong disapproval from her family takes a toll on their relationship, leading to unfortunate changes.

4. 500 Days of Summer (2009)
Following a breakup with the girl he considers his soulmate, the romantic at heart, Tom Hansen, reflects on their relationship to understand what went awry and strategize on how he can rekindle their connection.

3. In the Mood For Love (2000)

In 1962, journalist Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and his wife relocated to a Hong Kong apartment, where Chow’s spouse frequently travels for business. In the absence of his wife, Chow befriends the captivating Su Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk), whose own partner seems equally engrossed in work. Discovering their respective partners’ infidelity, the two companions develop feelings for each other. However, both are hesitant to mirror the unfaithful actions of their spouses.

2. Dev.D (2009)

Following his breakup with childhood love Paro, Dev seeks solace in drugs and alcohol. Soon, he encounters Chanda, a prostitute, and falls for her.

1. Unnale Unnale (2007)

Karthik encounters Deepika on a flight to Melbourne, and they strike up a friendship. Upon arriving in Australia, Karthik discovers that Deepika is employed at the same company as his former flame, Jhansi.