Love is in friendship. It is in togetherness, and in companionship. Valentine’s Day brings the reasons and seasons of- passion, closeness, love, affection, and intimacy. Apart from snuggling in their arms, and going for a candle light dinner, you can opt for watching such romantic movies together. Movies help in expressing your feelings and emotions, with unspoken words. Valentine’s Day is here, and you need to check out the list of all the romantic movies, which you guys can watch together. Here are some of the romantic films, which you can watch to make the day memorable, and yes, do not forget to keep a bucket of popcorn.
1. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
Starring: Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla
The pair instantly became the nation’s sweetheart, after starring in the Desi take on ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Apart from the storyline and acting, the songs of the movie were hummable. Remember the songs ‘Akele hai toh kya gum hai’ or ‘Gazab ka hai din’, and many such songs, which were superbly romantic.
2. Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
Starring: Salman Khan and Bhagyashree
This is a romantic film about friendship turns into love. The father stands in the way of their union, but eventually the hero fights, and wins his love. Undoubtedly, the duo steals the show and makes the film worth watching. The popular song ‘Kabutar Ja’ was one of the most admired track of this film, in which the actress sends a letter with a pigeon.
3. Silsila (1981)
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Jaya Bachchan, and Sanjeev Kumar
This movie was an influential love story- a story of betrayal, sacrifice, and unrequited love. This belongs to the time, when loyalty was a societal norm. Some people say that, the film is based on the real- life love triangle between Rekha, Amitabh and Jaya. The most popular lines of the film are still loved by lovers- “main aur meri tanhai aksar yeh baatein karte hai tum hoti toh kaisa hota, tum yeh kehti, tum woh kehti…”
4. Bobby (1973)
Starring: Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia
Teenage love stories are the most romantic ones, and this is one of them. In this love story, two teenagers fall in love. Poor girl, rich guy, family objections, and eventually love conquers all; this is the story of this movie. The movie is popular for polka dots, minis, bikinis, and for the song “Hum-tum ek kamare mein band ho, aur chabi kho jaye.”
5. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
Starring: Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, and Madhubala
You can now watch this movie in B/W and colour. This movie took 10 long years to shot, and once it was released, it broke all box-office records. It is a love story between prince- Salim and a court dancer- Anarkali. The lovers were doomed to spend eternity. One cannot forget the song “Jab pyar kiya toh darna kya.”
6. Awara (1951)
Starring: Raj Kapoor and Nargis
Bollywood’s showman Raj Kapoor acted and directed this film. The movie is about two lovers, which separated in childhood because of certain circumstances. They re-unite co-incidentally, later in life. It is an old but timeless romantic classic.
7. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995)
Starring: Shahrukh Khan and Kajol
It is an immortal film as it is still running in the Maratha Theatre of Mumbai and has completed 900 weeks in January, 2013. The hero woo a reserved natured actress and faces the ire of her traditional father. We all know that love conquers in the end and the same happen in the film. Wonderful songs, amazing acting, and the beautiful screenplay gave this movie recognition at international level.
8. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, and Rani Mukherjee
It was a romantic flick, and the film was a huge hit. It is a story about friendship, and love between three college students. The film is filled with awesome songs, and of course, sizzling chemistry between Shahrukh and Kajol.
9. Jab We Met (2007)
Starring: Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor
This was the last film that they did together, and their reel life romance looked more impressive than their real life romance. This is a story, in which two strangers are forced to travel together. The boy falls in love with the girl, but she did love someone else, and in the end, the girl realises her love towards the guy.
10. Veer Zara (2004)
Starring: Shahrukh Khan and Priety Zinta
It is a love story of a Hindu boy and Muslim girl. They split due to certain circumstances. The boy has to sacrifice his life, and had to spend 22 years in prison, to save his beloved. On the other side, the girl sacrifices her life; and lives in his village to cherish the memories. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most romantic movies.
There are more Hindi romantic movies to enjoy with your partner, such as- Dev D, Kabhie Kabhie, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Love Aajkal, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, and many more.
If you guys wanna enjoy some Hollywood flick, then to help you, here are few movies from Hollywood, which are romantic and best to watch on Valentine’s Day.
11. Before Sunrise (1995)
Starring: Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy
It is based on a note- “Can the greatest romance of your life last only one night?” In this movie, the boy and the girl meet on a train, and decide to spend a day together. In the end, they decide to depart, and promise to meet after one year. The film celebrates love, rather than other minor things like- living together or commitment.
12. Sweet November (2001)
Starring: Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron
This is a story about a man, who is always engrossed in his work. He forgot to enjoy and live his life. Then, he meets a girl who is full of life, passionate, and teaches him how to live a new life. He realises that he has fallen in love with the girl.
13. P.S I Love You (2007)
Starring: Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank
This movie is based on the novel with the same name, by Cecelia Ahern; the film will rip your heart out. In this movie, a dead husband leaves 10 letters for his wife, to guide her in finding a new life without him.
14. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Starring: Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan
This movie is a romantic comedy, to tickle your funny bone, and you will love to watch the movie for 50 times, without even getting bored. The movie raises a question, “Can men and women ever just be friends?”
15. Valentine’s Day (2010)
Starring: Big Hollywood stars like Jessica Alba, Bradley Cooper, Taylor Lautner, Julia Roberts, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Roberts, and more
This romantic comedy film presents, love from all the angles- heartbroken ex’s, soppy school kids, and long time lovers. The film is full of ups and downs, at a moment you’ll laugh, and on the other, you will cry. It is an excellent choice for a perfect Valentine’s Day.
16. Pretty Woman (1990)
Starring: Richard Gere and Julia Roberts
The movie revolves around Vivian, who is a Hollywood prostitute, hired by a wealthy businessman- Edward, to escort him in various business parties and functions. They stay together for a long one week, and Vivian falls in love with Edward.
There are many other films that are worth to watch- The Notebook, Casablanca, Titanic, Letters To Juliet, Sleepless In Seattle, etc.