It’s Valentine’s Day so expect to be bombarded with lovesick statuses and declarations of undying devotion all over your social media feeds. Whether you’re going all out by spoiling your man, or yourself, a movie is always a firm favourite in spreading the feeling of love.

Here is our pick of the top five films to watch this Valentine’s Day.

…with your husband: The Notebook
Granted his idea of a romantic weekend probably isn’t watching a shirtless Ryan Gosling for two hours. However, years of marriage may dim the burning flame of romance, and who better to revive the passion than Noah (Ryan) and Allie (Rachel McAdams)? Heck, he may even feel inspired to re-enact that famous kissing-in-the-rain scene.

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…with your friend with benefits: No Strings Attached
Okay, so if he were a proper #FWB you two wouldn’t be spending time together watching a movie, at least not a PG-13 movie… However, if you feel somewhat sentimental on this auspicious day and in the mood for celebrating love (and not in the physical way), take-out and wine will go well with this raunchy comedy starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. Spoiler alert: they end up together at the end, so check your feels before pressing play. 

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… with your mom: Valentine’s Day
Your mom was your first love so it only makes sense to spend the day catching up, and the best part of all is you can now have wine on your girls’ day out. Thankfully, this sugar-sweet flick is perfect viewing with a parent, with no cringeworthy sex scenes – just good old fashioned Hollywood romance courtesy of Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway and Ashton Kutcher.


… by yourself: Eat Pray Love
Indulge in a little self-love and watch Julia Roberts on her single journey through Italy, India and Bali. Red wine and pasta is a must.


… with your best friend: How to be Single
There’s no greater feeling than celebrating your singledom with your single best friend. Really make it a day of laughter and fun by catching this cheeky buddy comedy starring Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson.


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