Romantic Movies To Watch With That Special Someone (Or By Yourself With Some Tissues)

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re single and looking, in a relationship, happily on your own, or have some weird undefined thing with the cute guy down the hall, getting ready for February 14th can be kind of daunting. To get you in the Valentine’s Day spirit, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most romantic movies in recent years. Watch them with your sweetie, your best girlfriends or alone with a glass of wine and box of tissues.

The Notebook – Duh, right? I mean, we get young, cocky Ryan Gosling, scruffy Ryan Gosling and adoring boyfriend Ryan Gosling. Oh, yeah – and there’s something about rebuilding a house, a war and Rachel McAdams in there.

When Harry Met Sally – For all of you who firmly believe that it’s impossible for men and women to be in a completely platonic friendship, there’s this Rob Reiner classic to back you up.

Titanic – The “I’m the king of the world” jokes aside, Titanic features a pretty great love story. I mean, it’s perfectly realistic that you could fall madly in love with someone in two days, lose him forever and spend the rest of your life carrying on his legacy. Right?

Bridget Jones’s Diary – Before the manic pixie dream girl, we had Bridget Jones, the clumsy, awkward 30-something who can’t walk in heels and often drinks too much. This silly rom-com holds up years later and we’re still jealous that Colin Firth – I mean, Mark Darcy – likes Bridget just the way she is.

Love and Basketball – This film follows two childhood friends – who both happen to be freakishly talented at basketball – as they grow together and fall in love. If you believe that love isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it, then this is the movie for you.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall – If you recently went through a breakup and want hope that there’s someone even cooler and hotter right around the corner, then this Jason Segel rom-com is for you. (You’ll relate to it even more if your ex happens to be a movie star.)