Movies for Valentine's Day

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A list of some of the must-watch Valentine’s Day films. 
 

Casablanca 

Boasting a fast-paced script and the most famous screen couple in movie history; the immortal pairing of Ingrid Bergmann and Humphrey Bogart. It is known as one of the greatest films of all time for a reason. 
 

Her  

This film, in which Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his computer’s operating system, makes much more sense when you realise that the computer is voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Containing some spectacularly moving scenes, in which you only see one side of the conversation, this is definitely one to check out. 
 

Brokeback Mountain  

Ang Lee directs Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in a beautiful decade-long love story between two men trying to control their longing for each other. 
 

Carol

Throughout this gorgeously filmed movie, we do not ever get a moment where Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara fall in love. There’s a genuine connection that is so powerful, that the final reveal of the three famous words could move anyone to tears. 
 

Pride & Prejudice (Any Version)

Seriously, Jane Austen. Cannot go wrong there.  
 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s  

Apart from some arguably unfortunate acting choices from Mickey Rooney, this still has a delightful presence decades on. Even if you only remember the “Moonriver” scene, that’s definitely enough.  
 

Rear Window  

While this Alfred Hitchcock film technically is not a romantic story, the screen couple of Grace Kelly and James Stewart is still super sweet. The first shot of her is sexy in a supremely tasteful way. 
 

Love Actually  

This film just had to be on the list. An absolute classic story about love.  
 

Doctor Zhivago

From the master that was David Lean, this epic Russian love story is so simple yet so complex. A true treat for the eyes and ears, Lean uses his trademark direction and editing to provide intimacy on a scale that not many have managed since. 
 

Ghost

Drenched in the 1980s and a cheese that is just too sweet. The famous pot-making scene oddly enough was parodied by its own director in the even greater film Naked Gun 2 ½. ?

 

Moonlight  

Arguably the best film of 2017 thus far, Barry Jenkins uses the broad canvas of a man’s younger life to create a film about sexuality, race, identity and the love of one’s family. A masterpiece. 

 

Blue is the Warmest Colour

At three hours long, this love story between two young women got everyone talking for its extremely frank portrayal of sex, homophobia and powerful adoration. It even won the Palm d’Or at Cannes. 
 

The Wind Rises

This is the story of an engineer wanting perfection in everything. However, when it comes to being with the woman he falls in love with, he discovers perfection is, in reality, impossible. 

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