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Need some romantic film inspiration for you and your partner tonight? Me Before You will have you moved to tears – but if that’s not your jam, there are many more movies to pick from.

Best romantic movies for Valentine’s Day: from Titanic to Love, Rosie to Crazy Rich Asians, highlights from top 100 trending list

  • A global financial comparison platform has revealed which films were the most popular around Valentine’s Day 2019 using Google Trends data
  • The Fault in Our Stars topped global lists, followed by 2014’s Love, Rosie, then Titanic, Me Before You and 500 Days of Summer

For many couples, a sofa and a movie or two is the ideal way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

If you’re looking for some romantic film inspiration, then data from global financial comparison platform Finder can lend a loving hand.

Finder analysed Google Trends data of IMDB’s list of “100 romantic films for Valentine’s Day” to reveal which films were the most popular on this day of love in 2019.

Leading the list globally was The Fault in Our Stars, followed by Love, Rosie, then Titanic, Me Before You and 500 Days of Summer.

Titanic dropped on Netflix earlier this month.

In Hong Kong, Me Before You was top of the list, with La La Land, Love and Death, 500 Days of Summer and Crazy Rich Asians also ranking high.

We take a look at some of the flicks on the list.

The Fault in Our Stars

Based on the novel by John Greene, this 2014 American romantic drama directed by Josh Boone follows two cancer-stricken teenagers played by Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Keep the tissues handy.

Love, Rosie

This 2014 romcom follows Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) who have been best friends since they were five years old. They’ve taken different paths as young adults, but do they eventually unite in love?


This epic film from director James Cameron has smashed all sorts of records since it hit the big screen in 1997. It dropped on Netflix earlier this month so settle in for a long night (three-and-a-half hours) to watch the tragic love story of high society lass Rose Dewitt (Kate Winslet) and poor struggling artist Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio).

Me Before You

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Jo Jo Moyes, this romantic drama about life, love and death was released in 2016 and had audiences worldwide full of tears – both the happy and the sad variety.

500 Days of Summer

This offbeat romcom tracks the short but intense office romance of Tom ( Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and oh-so-quirky Summer (Zooey Deschanel) as they bond over a love of British music. It hit our screens more than a decade ago but still resonates with audiences worldwide.

The Notebook

This 2004 romantic drama sees Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams play a young couple who fall in love in the 1940s. If you want to overdose on sentimental clichés, then tune in to this sickly sweet love story. Keep the tissues close in case you need to puke a little.

P.S. I Love You

Grief is explored in this 2007 film that sees widow Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) coping with loss with the help of letters from her deceased husband (played by Gerard Butler). Fans of this tear-jerker can rejoice: a sequel was confirmed earlier this week.

La La Land

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone go gaga for each other in this 2016 film that will keep lovers of the musical genre happy as the proverbial pig this Valentine’s Day. Set in the heart of Hollywood, La La Land dances its way around themes from fate and choices.

Love and Death

This 1975 comedy by Woody Allen is a satire on Russian literature and stars Allen and his muse Diane Keaton as Russians who keep themselves entertained during the Napoleonic Era with mock philosophical debates.

Crazy Rich Asians

You would have had to have been living under a rock to not have seen or heard about this 2018 class divide romance starring Rachel ( Constance Wu) and her super-uber rich love interest Nick, played by Henry Golding. Michelle Yeoh as Nick’s nasty mother, Eleanor, is the film’s saving grace.