Movies to Watch for Valentine's Day
Love is in the air! As the official day of adoration approaches, Optimum has compiled a list of 23 romantic movies to stream with your loved ones.
Whether you’re watching with your partner, a friend, or family, you’re guaranteed to fall head over heels with these classic and new stories. What better way to spread the love than quality binging time?
So, dim the lights, grab a box of chocolates, and get ready to be smitten!
27. One True Loves (VOD)
Emma is torn when she must choose between her new fiancé or her presumed dead husband. Starring Phillipa Soo and Simu Liu.
26. An American in Austen (Hallmark)
25. Can You Keep a Secret? (2019) (STARZ)
Thinking they're about to crash, Emma spills her secrets to a stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger...Until she later meets Jack, her company's young CEO. Disclaimer: Starz® and related channels and service marks are the property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. Can You Keep a Secret © 2019 CYKAS LLC
24. Sense and Sensibility (Hallmark)
After a change in circumstances, Marianne is torn between two men, while Elinor longs for a man beyond reach. Stars Deborah Ayorinde, Bethany Antonia and Dan Jeannotte. Premieres Sat Feb 24 8/7c, part of Hallmark Channel's Loveuary, featuring original movies celebrating the works of Jane Austen.
23. Marry Me (STARZ)
On the day of her wedding, a pop star marries a complete stranger after finding out that her fiancé cheated on her. Disclaimer: Starz® and related channels and service marks are the property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. Marry Me © 2021 Universal Studios and Perfect Universe Investment Inc. All Rights Reserved
22. The Broken Hearts Gallery (STARZ)
Dumped by her boyfriend, a New York art gallery assistant creates an exhibit for souvenirs from past relationships. Disclaimer: Starz® and related channels and service marks are the property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. Broken Hearts Gallery © 2020 BHG Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved.
21. Fool's Gold (AMC)
A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple’s sense of adventure – and their estranged romance.
20. Love and Jane (Hallmark)
Lilly, a hopeless romantic and literary enthusiast, is surprised when her wish to talk to her favorite author comes true and Jane Austen herself appears in her life. Stars Ali Sweeney and Ben Ayres. Premieres Sat Feb 10 8/7c, part of Hallmark Channel's Loveuary, featuring original movies celebrating the works of Jane Austen.
19. A Knight's Tale (AMC)
After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.
18. Past Lives (Paramount+ with Showtime)
Childhood sweethearts, after decades apart, are reunited for one fateful week in New York as they confront notions of love, destiny and the choices that make up a life. Starring Greta Lee, Teo Yoo and John Magaro.
17. Downtown Abbey: A New Era (STARZ)
Follow-up to the 2019 feature film in which the Crawley family and Downton staff received a royal visit from the King and Queen of Great Britain. Disclaimer: Starz® and related channels and service marks are the property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. Downton Abbey: A New Era © 2022 Focus Features LLC. All Rights
16. Cocktail (1998) (AMC)
A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamacia and falls in love.
15. Serendipity (MAX)
John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale leave their attraction for each other up to fate in this charming love story.
14. There's Something About Mary (STARZ Encore)
Wall Street broker decides to look up a girl he had a crush on in high school, but the private investigator he hires to find her ends up falling for her too. Disclaimer: STARZ ENCORE and related channels and service marks are the property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. There’s Something About Mary © 1998 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION.
13. The Princess Bride (1987) (AMC)
A bedridden boy’s grandfather reads him the story of a farm-boy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies, and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.
12. William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (Paramount+ with Showtime)
Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy gets an unconventional 90s makeover in director Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the titular star-crossed lovers who must defy their rivaling families in order to be together.
11. Paging Mr. Darcy (Hallmark)
When an overly serious scholar attends a Jane Austen annual conference, she strikes a deal with the man playing Mr. Darcy and finds her perspective, and her heart, changed. Stars Mallory Jansen and Will Kemp. Premieres Sat Feb 3 8/7c, part of Hallmark Channel's Loveuary, featuring original movies celebrating the works of Jane Austen.
10. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (MAX)
Nia Vardalos stars as a girl who creates a stir within her traditional Greek family by falling for a guy with one flaw -- he's not Greek!
9. The Hunger Games (AMC)
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
8. Pride and Prejudice (VOD)
When Elizabeth Bennett meets the handsome Mr. Darcy, she believes he is the last man on earth she could ever marry.
7. Love & Basketball (Paramount+ with Showtime)
Quincy and Monica fall in love as teens and share an all-consuming interest in basketball. As the sport take them down separate career paths, the pair struggle to keep their relationship alive while pursuing success as professional athletes.
6. Never Been Kissed (Starz Encore)
A journalist enrolls in her old high school as part of her research for a story. Disclaimer: STARZ ENCORE and related channels and service marks are the property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. Never Been Kissed © 1999 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved
5. Titanic (1997) (VOD)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar-nominate Kate Winslet light up the screen as Jack and Rose, the young lovers who find one another on the maiden voyage of the 'unsinkable' R.M.S. TITANIC.
4. Grease (MAX)
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in this hit musical about a high-school girl who is "hopelessly devoted" to a hip dragster.
3. Dirty Dancing (Paramount+ with Showtime)
In the summer of 1963, 17-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) is vacationing with her family at a Catskills resort when she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the hotel dance instructor – and despite everyone's warnings, they fall in love.
2. The Notebook (MAX)
An elderly man reads to a woman with dementia the story of two young lovers whose romance is threatened by economic inequity.
1. 50 First Dates (Starz Encore)
A commitment-averse man finds the love of his life - but her short-term memory condition means she forgets about him every morning! Can the man keep the girl falling in love with him every day? Disclaimer: STARZ ENCORE and related channels and service marks are the property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. 50 First Dates © 2004 COLUMBIA PICTURES INDUSTRIES, INC.