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Most popular Valentine’s Day movies around the world
What will you be Netflix and chilling to?
It’s February, which means that love is in the air and Cupid is on the hunt with his arrow. But perhaps chocolate and flowers aren’t your thing. Maybe you’re more Netflix-and-chill.
If your way of celebrating this season is to kick back at home watching a romantic movie with one person (or more), you may have asked yourself, “What’s a good Valentine’s Day movie?” Regardless, we have — which is why we combed through a list of 100 romantic films for Valentine’s Day and ranked them based on their popularity around the world.
Index of what’s to come
List of the top 25 Valentine’s Day films
If you’re looking to watch the most popular Valentine’s Day film, find a place to stream The Fault in Our Stars (2014), as it was the most popular movie of Valentine’s Day 2019. Closely following is Love, Rose (2014), with Titanic (1997), Me Before You (2016) and 500 Days of Summer (2009) rounding out the top five most popular Valentine’s Day films.
|1||The Fault in Our Stars|
|4||Me Before You|
|4||500 Days of Summer|
|7||P.S. I Love You|
|9||When Harry Met Sally…|
|10||My Big Fat Greek Wedding|
|12||The English Patient|
|13||Letters to Juliet|
|14||What Women Want|
|15||The Age of Adaline|
|16||Sense and Sensibility|
|19||Gone with the Wind|
|23||La La Land|
|25||Sleepless in Seattle|
|25||Crazy Rich Asians|
Most popular film in each country
You may be curious about which Valentine’s Day film piqued the highest interest in your own country. From Albania to Zimbabwe, here are the top films for 133 countries around the world.Back to top
Which countries are most into Valentine’s Day movies?
Topping the list for Valentine’s Day film search volume is Hungary, followed by Ukraine, Ireland, Australia, Serbia and Russia.
When were these films made?
Before reaching for that old classic, you might be interested to know that the most prolific year for rom-coms was 1999, with 7 of the top 100 films on our list released that year. Next up is 2007, with five films. Tied in third place with four films are 1985, 1995, 2000, 2001 and 2014.
Most films by decade
While the year with the highest peak for rom-coms was 1999, the noughties (’00s) actually produced the most films on our list, followed by the ’90s and the 2010s.
|Rank||Decade||Number of films|
The stars of rom-coms
When you hear the word “rom-com,” what’s the first actor’s name that jumps to mind? If Hugh Grant, then you’re correct. Hugh Grant was the star in 7 of the top 100 films on the list, making him the most prolific Valentine’s Day actor. Grant starred in Notting Hill (1999), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Two Weeks Notice (2002), Music and Lyrics (2007), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Nine Months (1995).
But what about leading lady? That honour goes to Meg Ryan, who starred in five of the films on the list, including Kate & Leopold (2001), You’ve Got Mail (1998), When Harry Met Sally (1989), IQ (1994) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993).
Other notable actors with three entries on the list are Peter O’Toole, Ralph Fiennes, Julia Roberts, Vanessa Redgrave, Hugh Jackman and Diane Keaton.
Actors who appeared in more than one Valentine’s Day film
|Actor’s name||Number of films|
Which director’s films have the most Valentine’s Day interest?
If you prefer what’s going on behind the camera, then you may want to pick up something by Woody Allen, who has four films on the top 100. Those films are Magic in the Moonlight (2014), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Love and Death (1975) and Annie Hall (1977). Other directors with more than one film on the list include John Carney, Nora Ephron and William Wyler.
Directors with more than one film on the list
|Director’s name||Number of films|
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