Best Classic Movies To Watch This Valentine's Day

Best Classic Movies To Watch This Valentine's Day
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Best Classic Movies To Watch This Valentine's Day
Credit: Paramount Pictures

When looking for movies to watch this Valentine's Day, you can never go wrong with classics or the cult classics because clearly, they wouldn't reach that level if it isn't good! Here are some of the best films to binge this holiday!

Best Classic Movies To Watch This Valentine's Day

Best Classic Movies To Watch This Valentine's Day
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Best Classic Movies To Watch This Valentine's Day

The classics are there for a reason -- they're so distinct and iconic, they are the roots of many fruits, the movies we all watch today and romance classic movies never, ever go out of style. This list contains some of the classics perfect for Valentine's day!

In addition to those, there are also the cult classics or the movies which got a cult following that made it so popular, it becomes the go-to movie when it comes to romance films. In this list, also, are some cult-classics that are suitable for the day of love.

Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie: Casablanca (1942)

One of the OG classics, Casablanca is a 1942 romantic drama film set during the second World War and it follows Rick Blaine, an American expatriate who is torn whether he would choose to love Ilsa Lund, or help her with her problems with her husband, Victor Laszlo.

This romance flick is an A-list movie and it is one of the earliest standout films in Hollywood! Given its date of release, it is one of the pioneers in romantic films, a true classic that started it all for the movies in the same genre.

Casablanca is based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's Everybody Comes to Rick's and it stars Humprey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter, Lorre.

Casablanca is available to stream on HBO Max.

Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
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Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Who would every forget how lovely Audrey Hepburn was in one of her most famous films, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, where she starred as Holly Golightly who was an eccentric café society girl whose fate was falling in love with a waiter who struggles in life?

The award-winning Breakfast at Tiffany's got nominations and accolades from the Academy Award and the Grammy Awards. Moon River is iconic, even today! It was one of the films selected to be preserved in the National Film Registry. What a true classic, perfect for Valentine's Day!

Aside from Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's stars George peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is available to stream on Paramount Plus and Amazon Prime.

Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie:  Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
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Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

The OG partners in crime, literally, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow inspired a movie of their own, Bonnie and Clyde, and this is the 1967 classic hit and one of the first movies of the New Hollywood era which makes it a landmark film!

Bonnie and Clyde received accolades at the Academy Awards and has been included in the selection for preservation at the National Film Registry in 1992 at the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Bonnie and Clyde stars Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael Pollard, Gene Hackman, and Estelle Parsons.

Bonnie and Clyde is available to stream on HBO Max and Amazon Prime.

Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie: Grease (1978)

Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie: Grease (1978)
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Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie: Grease (1978)

Who could ever forget scream "You're the one that I want, you are the one that I, ooh, ooh, ooh" while singing along to Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta's iconic song from the hit musical romantic comedy movie, Grease?

Grease has been so iconic with its songs, that other than what has just been mentioned, there's also Hopelessly Devoted To You, and Summer Nights which are karaoke staples! If you'd like to revisit the classic musical of Danny and Sandy, Valentine's Day is the perfect time!

Much like Breakfast at Tiffany's, Grease was selected in 2020 as one of the films to be preserved in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for it is considered as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Grease is available to stream on Paramount Plus and Netflix.

Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie: Somewhere in Time (1980)

Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie:  Somewhere in Time (1980)
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Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie: Somewhere in Time (1980)

Travel through time and fall in love with Somewhere in Time as Christopher Reeves stars in the romantic fantasy film that will make you feel how love goes beyond bounds, even in time, and he is alongside Jane Seymour.

While it doesn't usually appear on top when it first released due to Reeves being type-casted as Superman, Somewhere in Time is one classic movie to revisit this Valentine's Day as it perfectly shows that love knows no time, not even boundaries that could stop one to pursue love.

Somewhere in Time follows Richard who became obsessed with a woman in a photo that he tried everything he can to go back in time, in 1912, to meet Elise McKenna. It is truly a classic and its soundtrack is the real deal, everyone!

Somewhere in Time is available to steam on Amazon Prime

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Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie: Ghost (1990)

Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie: Ghost (1990)
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Valentine's Day Best Classic Movie: Ghost (1990)

Unchained Melody remains to be one of the most popular love songs, even now, but did you know that it is from a classic romantic drama movie titled Ghost? You got that right! The iconic line, "Oh, my love, my darling," is from the movie.

Ghost follows Sam Wheat who was murdered in the cold and his ghost tries to save his girlfriend, Molly Jensen, from suffering the same fate from his murderer. With the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown, Sam reconnects to Molly, proving that love exists even beyond the grave.

Ghost is a smasher hit, the third highest-grossing film of its time and the highest in 1990, and it gathered accolades at the Academy Awards. It stars Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, and Tony Goldwyn.

Ghost is available to stream on Amazon Prime.

Valentine's Day Best Cult Classic Movie: Chungking Express (1994)

Valentine's Day Best Cult Classic Movie:  Chungking Express (1994)
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Valentine's Day Best Cult Classic Movie: Chungking Express (1994)

Chungking Express is an international film that brought a lot of attention to its impeccable creation that even in 2022, it got through the decennial Sight and Sound critics' poll of the greatest films of all time. It is a cult classic of the 90s Hong Kong Cinema, too.

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Wong Kar-wai directed the iconic Chungking Express which follows two stories: a love sick Hong Kong policeman who is still reeling from his breakup when he encounters a mysterious drug smuggler, and a cop who gets over his previous relationship with a snack bar worker.

Chungking Express stars Tony Leung, Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, and Faye Wong. It tells about love, loss, and moving on, perfect for this Valentine's Day!

Chungking Express is available to stream on HBO Max.

Valentine's Day Best Cult Classic Movie: Titanic (1997)

Would anyone let the tragic story of Jack and Rose pass for the Valentine’s Day? No, don't think so! Titanic has been so iconic that anyone today recognizes the movie. More than that, it will also be having a re-release this February 2023 in theaters!

The classic film of the maiden voyage of Titanic let to a tragedy in real life events and everyone is surely familiar with the film adaptation of it starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in a love story no one will ever forget.

The meeting at the Grand Staircase will forever be ingrained in the hearts of everyone as to how Jack and Rose fell in love in a story that ends up with the demise of the ship. "Draw me like one of your French girls," it's iconic!

Titanic is available to stream on Amazon Prime. Titanic will also have a theatrical re-release on February 10, 2023.

Valentine's Day Best Cult Classic Movie: Notting Hill (1999)

Valentine's Day Best Cult Classic Movie: Notting Hill (1999)
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Valentine's Day Best Cult Classic Movie: Notting Hill (1999)

Who could ever forget the line, “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her,” right? It’s so iconic that the line still lives on today. It’s from Notting Hill, a romantic comedy film starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.

Notting Hill follows the story of a London bookseller and an American actress who met through fate when she went into his shop. Because of its iconic delivery, Notting Hill has already reached a cult following making it a perfect movie for Valentine's day!

Notting Hill is available to stream on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Valentine's Day Best Cult Classic Movie: The Notebook (2004)

Valentine's Day Best Cult Classic Movie: The Notebook (2004)
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Valentine's Day Best Cult Classic Movie: The Notebook (2004)

“If you're a bird, I'm a bird.” One of the favorites of all time when it comes to romantic movies is the film adaptation of the book of Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams portray Noah and Allie who proved that love goes beyond bounds.

A cult classic already when it comes to romance movies, who could forget the scenes where Allie would run to Noah in the middle of the rain then kissing in The Notebook? That looks so sweet but mind you, guys, it's not an easy thing to do in real life.

The Notebook tells the story of an elderly couple in a nursing home with Allie having dementia and Noah telling her their story written in a notebook, a true tearjerker, and a heartfelt movie, perfect for the love month.

The Notebook is available to stream on HBO Max.

All these movies are classics or cult classics and perfect for Valentine's day! Which of these would you binge?

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