Grab your family and enjoy these Valentine’s Day themed movies centered around the language of love.

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
This movie based off a true story shows the bond between man and dog. When Parker Wilson finds an abandoned dog and intends to find the owner, an unexpected friendship is formed like no other. Their bond lasted until the very end, get the tissues ready.


Southside with You
Ever wondered how Barack and Michelle Obama’s love story came to be? Well, now you can see where it all began… starting with their first date on the South Side of Chicago. It’s beautiful, romantic, and proves that love can withstand anything.

The Parent Trap
Starting as enemies, Hallie and Annie met at summer camp and later realize they are identical twins separated at birth. Now, to get their parents back together, the two conspire to switch places at the end of the summer hoping to force their parents to meet and fall in love all over again.


Love, Simon (2018)
Starring Nick Robinson, the film follows a closeted gay teenager as he looks for the man who’s giving him confidence to be comfortable in his own skin.

The Purple Rose of Cairo
Jeff Daniels and Mia Farrow star in this film about a couple who fall in love…in a movie. Quirky, fun, and just the right flick to stream this Valentine’s Day.


The Fault in Our Stars
A story of teenage love riddled by the reality meeting in a cancer support group. Hazel with terminal cancer and an oxygen tank always on hand, and Augustus with a prosthetic leg, fall for one another after discovering they have more in common with each other than just cancer.  When meeting their favorite author together, the two set out for a brief adventure outside of their support group.

An elderly man becomes his wife’s caretaker after she suffers a stroke. What follows us just about the embodiment of love in all its very not cliché Valentine’s Day forms.


The Photograph
Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield star in this romance about a journalist falling for the daughter of the subject of his story.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green
The love of family is one of the strongest loves there is. When a childless couple unable to conceive bury a box in their backyard with all their wishes for a child inside, a child is soon born but not in the way that they think. A 10-year-old Timothy Green shows up at their door, and it seems as though he is the child they have been wishing for.

When an ogre named Shrek just wants his swamp back after an infiltration of fairy tale characters takes over, he makes a deal with Lord Farquaad. Shrek and his sidekick named Donkey will rescue Farquaad’s soon to be wife, Princess Fiona, from a tower in exchange for his swamp back. On this journey of rescuing Prince Fiona, however, the ugly ogre Shrek begins to fall in love with the princess meanwhile she has a secret of her own.

Crazy Rich Asians
This romantic comedy is equal-parts hilarious and romantic. Following a Chinese American professor as she’s about to marry into the richest family in Singapore, the movie introduced the world to new comediennes (Awkwafina) and the suave of Henry Golding.


Marry Me (2022) In the theaters and streaming on Peacock
Pop superstar Kat Valdez is about to get married before an audience of her loyal fans. However, seconds before the ceremony, she learns about her fiancé’s cheating ways and has a meltdown on stage. In a moment of inspired insanity, Kat locks eyes with a total stranger in the crowd and marries him on the spot. As forces conspire to separate the unlikely newlyweds, they must soon decide if two people from such different worlds can find true love together.


By Meagan Brown

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