Underrated Romantic Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Going out somewhere nice and having a few fancy drinks is never a bad idea and gifts are fun. (Unless you’re trying to get a Playstation 5. If that’s what you want on February 14, you might be a little disappointed.) But sometimes you just want to snuggle up to someone who is dear to you and watch romantic movies. Here are some movies about true love that you may not have seen yet.


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Romance and horror are always an odd mix. It’s usually based more on lust and when there’s real romance it tends to be dark with gothic overtones. After midnight is a modern horror that also tells a touching love story. The story of Abby (Brea Grant) and Hank (Jeremy Gardner) is well written and plays well with the scares.

Better to die

Underrated Romantic Movies to Watch on Valentine's Day

John Cusack in the 1980s evokes a certain type of character. While there’s some of that here, it’s not your typical John Hughes high school story. When Lane Meyer’s (Cusack) girlfriend breaks up with him, he becomes suicidal. The dark subject overcomes the pain of young love.

Underrated Romantic Movies to Watch on Valentine's Day

Highly controversial when it was released in 2002, this film would still turn heads in today’s more tolerant world. The story of two people who start out in a consensual BDSM relationship puts similar movies to shame. Moving and with interesting characters, secretary is a very enjoyable unconventional love story.

Looks like the good old days

Underrated Romantic Movies to Watch on Valentine's Day

It’s kind of funny to think of Chevy Chase as a viable lead in a rom-com, but this movie is a great example of what could have been. Chase and Goldie Hawn go head to head in fantastic fashion in this goofy comedy that will have you wondering where Chase went wrong.

The servant

Underrated Romantic Movies to Watch on Valentine's Day

This twisted tale of pornography and masochism has a tender love story at its center. Director Park Chan-wook masterfully directs this psychological thriller that will have you rooting for its two romantic leads – like any good romance movie should.

The heart that is in Desert

Underrated Romantic Movies to Watch on Valentine's Day

David Lynch has always done a great job of bringing sexual tension to his works. The heart that is in Desert is no different, but there is also a strong undercurrent of love that runs through it all. Everything Sailor (Nicolas Cage) and Lula (Laura Dern) do is overflowing with passion.

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