Best Valentine’s Movies: For Parents and Kids
Here are our favorite movies to watch this Valentine’s Day, as a family, or on your own for date night. Some are romantic classics, other silly tales of love, grab the popcorn and get watching.
For the Parents
“The Vow” (PG-13) A car accident puts a woman in a coma, when she wakes up she doesn’t know her husband. It features Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, what’s not to love?
“Life as You Know it” (PG-13) Two single adults suddenly become caretakers to a baby girl. This movie was filmed in Atlanta so make sure to look for local spots.
“Pride & Prejudice” (PG) This version from 2014 features Keira Knightley who falls for Mr. Darcy to depict the classic novel.
“Serendipity” (PG-13) A couple finally reunites after the first night they met, fell in love then separated.
“Dear John” (PG-13) A solider falls in love with a college student while on leave, and is determined to not let her go.
“Jane Eyre” (PG-13)
“Your Sister’s Sister” (R)
“The Notebook” (PG-13)
“Sweet Home Alabama” (PG-13)
“Leap Year” (PG)
“Top Gun” (PG)
“Music and Lyrics” (PG-13)
“About Time” (R)
“Dirty Dancing” (PG-13)
For the Kids
“Lady and the Tramp” (G) Lady the glitzy cocker spaniel meets Tramp, the mutt. This movie is perfect for kids who are dog lovers, especially when they see the two dogs enjoy a plate of spaghetti together.
“The Parent Trap” (PG) Identical twins Annie and Hallie were separated at birth, and each raised by one of their parents. The two have an unexpected summer when they finally meet.
“Enchanted” (PG) A princess who is about to get married is sent away from her kingdom to a faraway land, New York City, and meets a lawyer who comes to her aid.
“Gnomeo and Juliet” (G) Your kids will love this version of Romeo and Juliet acted out by garden gnomes.
“Shrek” (PG) In a different type of fairytale, a big, green ogre rescues a princess and ends up finding out about the spell cast upon her. Your kids will love this silly tale complete with the hilarious donkey.
“Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown”
“Winnie the Pooh- A Valentine for You”
“Beauty and the Beast”
“The Little Mermaid”
“The Princess Diaries”
“A Cinderella Story”
“The Princess Bride”
– Teresa Farkas