Humor and Romance: Here Are Five Movies To Watch on Valentine’s Day


Fia Cooper

Valentine’s day is a great time to watch a movie, so here are five below that I highly recommend.

Fia Cooper, Assistant Editor

There just isn’t one perfect movie to watch on Valentine’s Day, so here are a few that may spark your interest. Whether you’re looking for some lighthearted humor, drama, or romance, these five have just the right amount. These movies can be found on most streaming services such as YouTube and Netflix.

“The Last Summer” PG-13 (2019):

While I recommended this movie in my article in March of 2020, I believe that it’s still a great movie to watch when you’re looking for a romantic comedy. 

As four teens navigate their feelings while spending their last summer together before heading off to college, they’re forced to reexamine their friendships, romantic relationships, and find hope in the uncertain future. With the star-studded ensemble of KJ Apa, Maia Mitchell, Tyler Posey, and Wolfgang Novogratz. This movie is perfect if you’re looking for a movie with laughs, love, and a sense of freedom.

“Crazy Rich Asians” PG-13 (2018):

If you’re looking for a romantic comedy with a few twists, this is the one. As Rachel Chu, played by Constance Wu, travels to Singapore with her long-term boyfriend, she is greeted by a few surprises. Once she gets there she realizes that her boyfriend Nick Young, played by Henry Golding, left a few details out about his family. The movie follows Rachel as she finds her way without letting Nick’s disapproving mother and jealous socialites get between them. 

This movie will keep you entertained by its wit, sweet love story, and beautiful cinematography.  

“Lady and the Tramp” PG (1955):

A well-known family classic, this movie is perfect for Valentine’s Day as it celebrates love and romance.

As the character of Lady, a high-class Cocker Spaniel, is left in the care of Aunt Sarah, she finds herself far from home and her pampered life. However, she meets Tramp, a free spirited mutt who has a big heart. When looking past their differences, they end up falling in love and give us a lighthearted movie that can be watched with anyone. 

“Clueless” PG-13 (1995):

A classic movie that follows Cher, played by Alicia Silverstrone, as she takes a new student named Tai under her wing. Played by Brittany Murphy, Tai seems to be a hopeless klutz, and Cher wants to give her a makeover. However, Tai becomes more popular than her and Cher realizes that her intentions in giving Tai a makeover were misguided. As Cher reflects on her actions, she also finds some romance with an unlikely friend.

This classic movie will make you laugh as Cher deals with the consequences of her own actions. With a theme of learning how to deal with jealousy and looking past someone’s outer appearance, this is a great movie to watch.

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” PG-13 (2018):

Imagine writing secret love notes to your five crushes and putting them in the closet to be forgotten forever. However, on a random day during school, you find out that all your letters have been delivered to those people. 

This is exactly what Lara Jean Covey, played by Lana Condor, experiences on a random day during school. After being approached by a former crush holding a letter with her distinct handwriting, she realizes that those letters must’ve been mailed out. While she tries to dodge her past crushes and keep her letters quiet, she is confronted by Peter Kavinsky, played by Noah Centineo. Peter and Lara pretend to date and end up falling for each other. 

As Lara finds her life to seemingly turn upside down, she finds some love, some drama, and a ton of surprises. If you like this movie, you may also want to check out the two other movies in this series; “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You” and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Always and Forever.”