Valentine’s Day is upon us again, and one of the ways to spend the day is to watch movies. Like books, they have different genres and communicate messages and lessons through characters.

Some genres of movies are, drama, romance, horror, adventure, thriller, among others. Your interest in these genres determines how you select movies to watch and how long you spend watching them.

In the spirit of valentine’s celebration, Glazia has made a list of love-themed movies that will light up your valentine’s day. You can watch these movies with a lover, with friends, or even alone. 

Here are Glazia’s top ten love-themed movies for your Valentine’s Day enjoyment.

10. The Great Gatsby (2013)

A historical love story that ends in a plot twist —who isn’t in it for that? The Great Gatsby is a Leonardo DiCaprio’s stellar that would keep you hooked all through. 

Synopsis: The Great Gatsby highlights the life of a great man who adored art, music, and threw parties all the time. But what if the parties he threw were to gain the attention of one woman? 

Starring:  Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton

9. Pride and Prejudice (2005)

What happens when a proud, quiet and wealthy man falls in love with a loud, imposing and poor lady? This movie based on the book with the same title will make you form different opinions and take a side instead of sitting on the fence.

Synopsis: Elizabeth, who is from a poor family of seven, meets Darcy, a young rich man at a ball and they surprisingly develop a queer relationship. 

Starring: Matthew Macfadyen, Keira Knightley. 

8.  The Notebook (2004)

The Notebook won BMI Film & TV Awards (2005), Satellite Awards (2005) and MTV Movie + TV Awards (2005). Like Titanic, The Notebook also travels back in time. It highlights how much effort someone could put into gaining the interest of whom they’re in love with. 

Synopsis: When a miner and a rich man’s daughter separate due to social differences, the miner writes a letter to her everyday. However, obstacles prevent her from getting them and situations occur that later lead her back to him. 

Starring: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams. 

7. Think Like A Man, Act like A lady (2012)

Based on the book written by Steve Harvey, this comedy movie teaches how women can find love, keep it and demand, and attract better in their relationships. 

Synopsis: Four friends conspire to turn the tables on their women when they discover the ladies have been using Steve Harvey’s relationship advice against them. 

Starring: Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Jenkins , Romany Malco, Gary Owen. 

6. Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)

If you don’t mind some Bollywood goodness, then this is yours. Think modern Indian love, one that is mixed with westernization — and you’re thinking of this movie. 

Synopsis: A man and his wife invite friends and family to celebrate their wedding anniversary on a boat cruise. However, drama occurs that changes their perspective on love. 

Starring: Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Rahul Bose, 

5. About Time (2013)

If given the ability to travel back in time, what would you do? 

Synopsis: Tim finds out he could travel back in the time he has lived and do whatever he likes with the ability. He therefore uses this ability to get himself a lover.

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan. 

4. A Naija Christmas (2020) 

Centered around the spirit of sharing love during Christmas, this movie highlights what length people would go in order to find love when there’s a prize involved.

Synopsis: A mother calls her three male children on a fateful day and tasks them with the responsibility of getting a wife each and promises to reward whoever brings a wife home first.

Starring: Lateef Adedimeji, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Abayomi Alvin, Kunle Remi, Efa Iwara, Mercy Johnson, Rachel Oniga. 

3.   The Wedding Party (2016)

When a drama occurs at a Nigerian wedding that causes the bride to leave her own wedding halfway, what length would the husband go to get his wife back? This comedy movie will have you laughing all day and aww-ing at love scenes. Plus, you get a first hand look at the Nigerian owambe spirit at work.

Synopsis: Chaos prevails when a family prepares for a lavish wedding. 

Starring: Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Kunle Idowu, Ayo Makun, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Enyinna Nwigwe, Beverly Naya, Bankole Wellington. 

2. The Before Trilogy

Synopsis: Before Sunrise (1995) Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013) are three movies which chronicle the romantic relationship between a man and a woman at three periods of their lives. You’d love this movie if you are a fan of romance sequels. So, grab your popcorn because you’re in for a ride. 

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Louise Lemoine Torrès, Vernon Dobtcheff

1. After 

After (2019), After We Collided (2020), After We fell(2022), After ever Happy (coming soon) are movie adaptations of books of the same title.s by Anna Todd. The movie centers on college love and if you dig multipart movies, well then, this is your Valentine’s day speciale. 

Synopsis: A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship. 

Starring: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Khadijha Red Thunder, Dylan Arnold, Shane Paul McGhie

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