Set the Mood with a Movie: What to Watch this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a worldwide celebration of love. Watching Romance movies would only be natural on a day like this! 

You can rewatch old ones such as The Notebook or watch some of the new ones like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Either way, you are bound to have fun watching the ups and downs of the love that is being celebrated. 

If you want to watch Romance movies that show strong characters fighting for their love, then The Notebook is the movie for you. Directed by Nick Cassavetes, the Nicholas Sparks classic shows the resilience to fight for love. 

In the movie, Allie and Noah have a forbidden romance. Their difference in social class causes Allie’s mom to dislike Noah, threatening their unity and love. After being separated and neglected by Allie’s mother and getting engaged to someone else, Allie and Noah meet once again and realize they still have feelings for each other, soon determined to remain together this time. The Notebook shows how true love always ends up working out despite the many struggles that may come its way.

If you want to watch something newer and lighthearted, then you should tune To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Based on the book of the same name, by Jenny Han, the story showcases how a mistake can actually turn out to be something for the better. In the movie, Lana starts to date Peter in order to get back at her former crush learning her feelings for him. 

After spending more time to get to know each other, they both realize that they share feelings beyond their fake relationship, leading them to actually date. Lana and Peter’s story continues to unravel in the much-anticipated sequel To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You which recently came out February 12. Jenny Han’s relatable novel and films show how love can happen unexpectedly.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to binge-watch romance movies and the list of movies to watch is endless. These movies, as simple as they may seem, do have some positive messages, inspiring the hope in love with each audience.