13 Movies You Should Watch For Valentine's Day

by Ayessa De La Peña   |  Feb 12, 2014
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Valentine's Day is coming up! Whether it's love for your family, friends, siblings, boyfriend, or even for life, celebrate it. And what good way to do that than set camp infront of the television and hold a movie marathon, with a tub of popcorn in hand and your loved ones all around.

HBO helps you do just that by spreading the love, from 12 AM until 12 midnight of Valentine's Day, with these movies that will surely make you laugh, cry, and hope in love.

The Five-Year Engagement (12 AM)

True love waits, as they say, and this movie will prove that. Tom (Jason Segel) and Violet (Emily Blunt) weather through the challenges they encounter on their way to their wedding day—sometimes together and sometimes alone.

Like Crazy (2 AM)

British college student Anna (Felicity Jones) falls for her American classmate Jacob (Anton Yelchin) only to be separated from him when she gets banned from the US for overstaying her visa. The result: a battle with time difference and distance to save the love they have.

Message In a Bottle (3:30 AM)

Based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same title, Message In a Bottle tells the story of Teresa (Robin Wright) who finds a bottled love letter washed ashore and tracks down its author Garrett (Kevin Costner). It is a heartwarming story of losing love, taking risks, and finding it again.

The Holiday (5:45 AM)

After their love lives fall apart, Iris (Kate Winslet) and Amanda (Cameron Diaz) exchange houses and lifestyles for the holidays. Iris heads to fast-paced Los Angeles and Amanda moves to a traditional English countryside, where they each find the love they were looking for.


How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days (8 AM)

How-to columnist Andie (Kate Hudson) takes on the challenge of making a guy fall for him and turning him off in 10 days in the name of research. She crosses paths with Ben (Matthew McConaughey) who, on the other hand, should win a bet of making a girl fall for him in 10 days.

The Notebook (9:50 AM)

Over summer vacation, poor country boy Noah (Ryan Gosling) and rich city girl Allie (Rachel McAdams) fall in love despite her aristocratic mother's wishes. By the end of summer, their social differences separate them as Allie goes to New York to study. Based on another best selling novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook proves that true love can withstand even the most brutal tests of memory and time.

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (11:55 AM)

Small-town girl Rosalee (Kate Bosworth) wins a date with celebrity Tad Hamilton (Josh Duhamel), who is smitten by her personality. She soon finds herself torn between two loves: from her longtime Hollywood crush and her loyal best friend Pete (Topher Grace).

Bridget Jones's Diary(1:30 PM)

Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) decides to turn her life around, while documenting her adventures and misadventures in her diary—even her dilemma of choosing between her boss (Hugh Grant) and her unusual suitor (Colin Firth).

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (3:05 PM)

After finding true love with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), Bridget (Renee Zellweger) struggles to keep the fire burning and asks herself if she really has everything she's ever dreamed of. She tries to figure things out, while being stuck in between Mark and Daniel Cleaver's (Hugh Grant) battle of winning her.

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The Lake House (4:50 PM)

A magical love story between Dr. Kate Forster (Sandra Bullock) and architect Alex Wyler (Keanu Reeves), The Lake House shows that true love can conquer everything—even a two-year time difference, which is a mystery they try to unravel before it's too late.

When In Rome (6:30 PM)

Beth (Kristen Bell) is unfortunate when it comes to love. After attending a wedding in Rome, meeting handsome journalist Nick (Josh Duhamel), and stealing coins from the fountain of love, she gets caught in several proposals and tries to decipher which among them are true.

Hitch (8 PM)

Hitch (Will Smith), a professional "date doctor, helps men get the woman they love by teaching them the dating rules. But even if he is a man who has the answers to every dating dilemma there is, Sara (Eva Mendes) makes him question what his knowledge when he tries to win her over.

This Is 40 (10 PM)

Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie's (Leslie Mann) lives are falling apart, even their marriage. As they both struggle to keep it together while making it gracefully to 40, they discover there is more to life than what they have imagined.

What movies do you want to watch this Valentine's Day, Candy Girls? Share them with us in the comments below or tweet us @candymagdotcom!

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Ayessa De La Peña
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I am Candymag.com's resident fangirl and ~*feelings*~ girl. When I'm not busy researching about what to write next on the website, I sleep, read books, and re-watch episodes of Friends.
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