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 of a Netflix and chill type.
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 is a good Valentine’s Day movie?” Even if you haven’t wondered this, we have, which is why we combed a list of 100 Romantic Films for Valentine’s Day and ranked them based on their popularity around the world.
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List of the top 25 Valentine’s Day films
If you’re looking to watch the most popular Valentine’s Day film, then you’re going to want to find a place to stream or pick up a copy of The Fault in Our Stars (2014) as it was the most popular Valentine’s Day movie of 2019. It was closely followed by 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
If you’re not interested in the top movie overall, you may be curious about which Valentine’s Day film had 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 you go 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 being released that year. Next up was 2007, with five films. Tied in third place with four films were 1985, 1995, 2000, 2001 and 2014.
Most films by decade
At face value, you might think that the 90s was the peak for rom-coms, but it was actually the noughties (00s) that produced the most films on our list with 27 of the 100 films. It was followed by the 90s and the decade that just closed, the twenty-tens.
|Rank||Decade||Number of films|
The stars of rom-coms
If someone was to say the word “rom-com” to you, what’s the first actor’s name that jumps to mind? If you thought “Hugh Grant”, then you’ve picked the actor that appeared in the most flicks. 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 the leading lady? Well, that honour goes to Meg Ryan, who has 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 were 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?
Maybe the stars aren’t the draw for you and you prefer what’s going on behind the camera. If that’s the case, then you may want to pick up something by Woody Allen, who had four films on the top 100 list. Those films were, 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 included 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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