Romantic movies are a guilty pleasure for most of us. It’s relatable, sparks our emotions, and makes us realize how love is complicated. So whether you’re spending Valentine’s day alone or with a significant other, it’s nice to just sit back and relax on your couch (or bed) watching these romantic movies. ‘Cause honestly, this is the perfect time to celebrate love! Read on to find our suggested list of local and foreign romantic movies to watch this Valentine’s Day.

1. The Notebook

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A Nicholas Sparks’ movie rendition classic with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams will move everyone, even the ice queens in your life. Watch how a summer fling between people from different social classes find, lose, and find love all over again.

2. Notting Hill

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“I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” This was the famous line (among many) that made this movie immortal in lists of romantic movies such as this. It’s the epitome of love at first sight and a lovely interpretation of how a superstar from Beverly Hills and a divorcee bookstore owner finds love in Notting Hill.

3. Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind

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This is labeled as a dark comedy movie and it’s composed of a series of subplots that you have to take note of. As the movie reveals the memories the couple asked to delete of each other through a “mind-erasing” service called “Lacuna”, they realize that in their subconscious, they are still madly in love with another.

4. 50 First Dates

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Making someone fall in love with you every day is a challenge, especially if that someone you’re dealing has short-term memory loss. Watch this movie and see how the cute pairing of Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler form their story under the sunny island of Hawaii.

5. Along Came Polly

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Ben Stiller and Jeniffer Aniston might be an awkward pair but this rom-com gives it justice. Enjoy a movie about two people with polar personalities and how their differences make them a lovely couple in the end.

6. That Thing Called Tadhana

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The plot is simple: two forlorn strangers meet at an airport, they have dinner together, and decide to go to Baguio and Sagada on impulse. While on the road they talk about their past relationships, hopes, and frustrations not realizing that they’re forming a deep connection that leads to something more.

7. One More Chance

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How can we not add this iconic Filipino movie from our fave John Lloyd-Bea love team? This is a certified tearjerker, yes, even for the manliest man you know, and will make you realize how learning how to love oneself first is important if you plan to be in a long-time relationship.

8. Labs Kita, Okey Ka Lang?

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Here another classic Filipino love team icon, Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin, giving us the ultimate 90’s romantic movie. We don’t to spill anything but we suggest you watch this if you’re in love with your best friend,

9. English Only, Please?

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This is a film you’ll relate to if you’ve encountered love in a peculiar situation. In this movie Derek Ramsey and Jennylyn Mercado play two people in a tutee-tutor situation and their meet-cute moment turns into a new found love.

10. Vince and Kath and James

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This movie, played by rising actors Joshua Garcia, Julia Barretto, and Ronnie Alonte might have a “predictable” plot of love triangles in a teen drama, but according to critics, the performance of the leads made it stick to the Filipino audience. Watch and reminisce about first crushes, secret admirers, teen love when you press play. You’ll definitely get hooked.

In the mood for love?

There isn’t a better date night than a movie date. Get into Valentine’s mood by watching one of these movies or, even better, invite your Significant Other to watch it with and celebrate love together. If you have more suggestions below, let us know in the comments. Happy watching!