Movies to watch together on Valentine’s Day


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Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) and Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) meet for the first time at a party. 

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Don’t waste time staring at Netflix menus looking for that perfect movie on. Limelight’s already done that for you. Here are some of our top picks for movies to watch — romantic or otherwise — with your significant other this Valentine’s Day.

“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”

Throwing it back to 2008, and mixtapes, Nick has had his heart crushed by his girlfriend, Trish. Norah, Trish’s classmate, notices the mixtapes Nick makes for Trish despite the breakup. Listening to them, she shares similar tastes with the unknown creator.

After Nick’s band plays a show with his band in Manhattan, Nick becomes Norah’s pretend boyfriend as they search for their favorite music group’s underground performance. The pair eventually gets swept up in a night of music, runaways friends, relationship drama, drunkenness and general chaos.

Michael Cera and Kat Dennings star in this fast-paced movie with interspersed moments of simplicity. If you’re searching for a movie with a bit of nostalgia and comedic discomfort, this is one film you won’t want to skip over.

Available to stream on Hulu.


“Her”, directed by Spike Jonze and starring Joaquin Phoenix, is an awkward love story that is beyond unconventional.

Set in a near-future, the story of “Her” focuses on a man named Theodore who writes personal letters—for other people. Theodore has just recently gone through a divorce, and is coping with depression the best he can.

Having to write love letters for others while having no love of his own, Theodore decides to get a state-of-the-art A.I. to give him company. This A.I., Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson, is sweet and compassionate, just what Theodore needs.

Watch “Her” with a special someone to see how Theodore and Samantha develop a relationship, and see where this unconventional pairing takes the two participants by the end.

Available to stream on Netflix.

“Punch Drunk Love”

Directed by the Academy Award winning filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, “Punch Drunk Love” is an unusual and awkwardly hilarious film about a lonely guy who finds love.

In the lead role, Adam Sandler unexpectedly delivers a complicated and funny performance, utilizing his strengths while shining to his peak from Anderson’s directorial creativity. While being one of the oddest and unique love stories ever brought to film, “Punch Drunk Love” is no doubt touching and heart-warming.

If you’re a couple that likes to laugh and appreciates the unconventional, “Punch Drunk Love” will be a memorable watch this Valentine’s Day.

Available to stream on Netflix and Showtime.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp”

Action, family drama, romance, size-based humor; “Ant-Man and the Wasp” has all the bases covered.

After successfully entering and leaving the Quantum Realm in the previous film, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) begins receiving messages from Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) who has been stranded there. Her husband, Hank Pym (Michael Douglass), and daughter, Hope van Dyne, must put aside their differences with Ant-Man to reunite with their lost family member.

Light-hearted action and comedy ensue. Get your Valentine’s Day Marvel fix without the mood-killer of watching half of your favorite heroes turn to dust.

Available to stream on Netflix.

“The Big Sick”

If you’re looking for a heartfelt and witty rom-com, “The Big Sick” may be the film you never knew you wanted to watch.

Playing himself, Kumail Nanjiani is a stand-up comedian trying to get his big break with a one-man show entirely about the background of his home country, Pakistan. As Kumail is trying to deal with his family and their arranged marriage attempts, Emily, his girlfriend (of sorts), winds up in the hospital. Kumail makes a rash decision and soon becomes enveloped in the world of family values, fame, laughter and love.

With its awkward and relatable moments, “The Big Sick” shows all aspects of the love spectrum, from heartbreak to consolation to forgiveness.

Available to stream on Amazon Prime.

“As Good as It Gets”

Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt star in the 1997 romantic comedy-drama set in New York City.

Melvin Udall (Nicholson) is a reclusive best-selling author who suffers from severe OCD. Misogynistic, homophobic and grumpy-as-could-be, Udall finds himself entangled in the life of his gay neighbor, Simon Bishop and falling in love with a waitress at his favorite restaurant.

When Bishop is robbed and beaten, responsibility falls on Udall to take care of Bishop’s small dog. The dog slowly chips away at the walls Udall has built over the years, eventually creating a strong bond between the two. Although smitten by the joy of having a dog, Udall continues to be an awful person to Carol Connelly (Hunt).

Overwhelmed by medical bills, Bishop must find a way to get to Baltimore to acquire money from his parents, but cannot drive himself. Udall and Connelly agree to take him to Baltimore, where along the way friendships and relationships blossom between them.

Ranked number 140 on Empire’s “500 Greatest Movies of All Time” list, “As Good as It Gets” is sure to put a smile on any couples face.

Available to stream on Netflix.

“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”

“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” is as classic as romance movies get.

Boy meets the girl of his dreams, perfect in every way. Boy and girl fall in love. Then boy learns she has an army of evil exes standing in the way of the perfect relationship and must duel them to the death if he ever hopes to win over her heart.

Edgar Wright mashes comic books, video games and punk rock into this flashy and fast-paced romantic comedy, perfect for a Valentine’s Day watch.

Available to stream on Netflix.