It’s Valentine’s Day week and everyone is gearing up for the romantic season. While many prefer to go on a fancy date night or throw a big Valentine’s party, some prefer to spend the night chilling out in their pajamas and watching romantic comedies with their partner.
This list has you covered with the perfect movie recommendations that will set the mood of feeling in love for the first time. From rom-coms to sad endings, fans are sure to find something they can relate to and remember their first contact with young love this Valentine’s season.
10 Kissing Stand (2018)
In this Netflix original movie, late teenager Elle Evans, along with her childhood friend Lee Flynn, decide to host a ‘Kissing Booth’ school fundraising event. But Elle’s life is turned upside down when mean girls make Elle kiss the most undesirable student. Instead, however, she ends up kissing her longtime crush, Noah Flynn, who is also her best friend’s brother.
This movie has everything a teen movie should have: an invisible girl who became popular, a bad boy from school who falls in love with her, prom date, and high school parties. The plot is not complicated at all and is intended to be viewed for sheer pleasure.
9 Sierra Burgess Is A Loser (2018)
In a common teenage love story, the antagonist bullies the main character and does everything he can to make his life miserable. In Sierra Burgess is a loser, the bad girl helps Sierra win the heart of her high school crush. They start out as staunch rivals, but when they finally meet, they decide to form a team.
Although the story is enjoyable, there are several troublesome scenes including backstabbing, lies on social media, and cat fishing. That being said, there is nothing too serious or sensitive about these particular scenes and audiences will still find this movie hilarious.
8 The Perfect Date (2019)
In the age of technology, anything is possible, even finding the perfect date. Brooks Rattigan, a student who dreams of entering an Ivy League, saves money for college by creating an app that allows the user to customize it as their perfect date for any occasion and get paid in return. The twist occurs when you go on a date with someone you developed feelings for.
At the end of the movie, Brooks realized something important: if you pretend to be someone you won’t get what you want, be it the school of your dreams or the girl of your dreams, so it’s not worth it.
7 Easy A (2010)
Rumors are a fairly popular fixture in many teen movies, and nasty gossip changed Olive Penderghast’s status from invisible to popular and infamous. Pressured by her best friend to reveal what happened during her boring weekend, Olive lied and said she lost her virginity.
When the school gossip, Marianne, hears them in the bathroom, she tells everyone. Olive earns a reputation for being promiscuous, but her childhood friend Todd thinks she’s not what everyone thinks she is. Please note that while this movie is only rated PG-13, it is about some mature themes and many parents feel that it is actually only suitable for ages 16 and over.
6 Midnight Sun (2018)
Due to an illness that prevents her from being exposed to direct sunlight, Katie Price has been protected her entire life. It only comes out when the sun goes down when it can play music for random strangers. When she meets Charlie, she begins to fall in love with him and tries to hide her illness.
The film also portrays a father’s love for his dying daughter, and although it hurts him, it tries to give him the opportunity to fulfill his dreams, even if it costs him his life. The movie ends tragically, so get ready for an emotional rollercoaster.
5 Five feet apart (2019)
Seventeen-year-old Stella has lived with cystic fibrosis for most of her life, so her regular day includes medications, routine, checkups, and limits. People with the disease cannot have close contact with anyone and must stay at least six feet apart, but this changes when she meets Will, a charming boy who also has the same disease.
They are instantly attracted to each other, testing their will. As their connection deepens, they decided to defy the rules, hence the title, Five feet away.
4 If I stay (2014)
A talented musician is torn between pursuing her dreams of attending the prestigious Juilliard School or following her heart and staying with Adam, her lover. Everything turns into chaos when Mia and her family have a car accident that kills everyone but her. He’s on the brink of life or death, and he must decide whether or not he wants to stay, with the fact that his out-of-body experience tells him that everyone he loves is gone.
This movie teaches the importance of appreciating every moment with the important people in our lives and how precious and delicate life is.
3 Every day (2018)
A spirit named ‘A’ inhabits a different body every day. One day, A wakes up in Justin’s body and falls in love with his girlfriend, Rhiannon. Soon, he learns of A’s story and develops a strange connection to her. They try to meet every day despite the distance and the circumstances.
This movie is unmatched in terms of anything David Levithan has written before. The only meaning of the story is that everyone falls in love with a soul, not with appearance or gender. This movie is perfect for audiences who like stories about the true meaning of love.
two Everything, everything (2017)
Eighteen-year-old Maddy has been homebound since childhood due to an unknown illness. Her neighbor, Olly, connects with her through text messages and looking out the windows. Because Maddy yearns for the outside world and eventually develops feelings for Olly, she risks her life to taste freedom. As the story unfolds, he discovers the truth about his illness.
The main theme of the story revolves around how everything will be risked for a brief experience of love and happiness. Maddy believes that love is everything, even at the cost of her own health.
1 The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Two cancer patients, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters, met in a cancer support group. They both share the same wit, love of the unconventional, and admiration for author Peter van Houten. The two become lovers and embark on a journey to meet their idol, which turned out to be not such a good idea.
This popular young adult story written by John Green was well received by audiences, primarily for the way it was written and the deep themes that focus on love, life, and dreams. This movie is highly recommended for fans who like witty conversations and meaningful plot.
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