A List of the Best “Clean” Romantic Movies for Valentine’s Day or a Date Night

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Looking for a romantic movie to cuddle up with your sweet pie but don’t know what to watch? Our list has lots of good, clean romantic movies you probably wouldn’t be embarrassed to watch with your grandmother in the room. Want to stay up all night? Put in An Affair to Remember followed by Sleepless in Seattle. In both movies they agree to meet at the top of the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day.

#25 – Bed of Roses

Bed of Roses

Grade B

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is an older flick that I haven’t actually seen, which surprises me because it is one of my mother’s favorite movies of all time. I will have to see this one soon!

Summary – The Seeds of love are planted when Lisa, a high-powered investment banker, receives flowers from a secret admirer. But when his fairytale fantasies clash with her workaholic ways, they soon find out, sometimes, love does conquer all.

#24 – Love Story

Love Story

Grade B-

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – I have not seen this movie. But the plot just sounds so fun and romantic. It sounds like a great movie that a lot of people would enjoy!

Summary – Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny – and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they marry, Oliver’s wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail. Oliver and Jenny continue to build their life together. Relying only on each other, they believe love can fix anything. But fate has other plans. Soon, what began as a brutally honest friendship becomes the love story of their lives.

#23 – You’ve Got Mail

You've Got Mail

Grade B

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – I love this movie! It is a cute romance story about two people who meet online and fall in love but don’t realize they like each other in real life at first till the worlds come together. It is very charming and I could watch this film over and over again.

Summary – The stars (Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan) and director (Nora Ephron) of Sleepless In Seattle reteamed for this charming audience favorite. Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton and more great co stars add note perfect support to this cinematic love letter in which superstore book chain magnate Hanks and cozy children’s bookshop owner Ryan are anonymous email cyberpals who fall head over laptops in love, unaware they are combative business rivals.

#22 – While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping

Grade B+

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is one of my top 10 favorite movies. I have seen it so many times that I have most of it memorized. It has romance, humor, and great acting. I love seeing the chemistry between Lucy and Jack and watching their relationship grow even though they can’t be together because of Peter (Lucy’s fake fiancee and Jack’s brother). This is a must see for the entire family!

Summary – Sandra Bullock is Lucy, a lonely subway worker, she becomes smitten with a handsome stranger. But when she saves his life after he’s been mugged and fallen into a coma, his hilariously offbeat family mistakes her for his fiancée! Soon the mix-ups escalate as Lucy fabricates a life between herself and a man she’s never met! And when Lucy falls for his charming brother the situation really gets uproarious-as she’s forced to make a choice between the two!

#21 – The Man from Snowy River

The Man from Snowy River

Grade B+

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – Before I saw this movie I didn’t really want to see it because it just seemed so boring and bland. But I will tell you this movie is well put together and I would not mind watching it again. It is one of overall best selling movies.

Summary – An ambitious rancher (Douglas) sets his sights on the hills of the awesome Snowy River country. Buried somewhere in that pristine wilderness, protected by treacherous terrain and bands of wild, stampeding horses, is a fortune in unmined gold. Before the rancher can stake his claim, however, his world is turned upside down when a cowboy steals his daughter’s heart and uncovers a secret in those hills more precious than any treasure.

#20 – Ever After

Ever After

Grade A-

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is a great modern version of the story Cinderella. Drew Barrymore does an excellent job playing Danielle and the rest of the cast is great too. It is definitely a chick flick that women of all ages will enjoy.

Summary – Drew Barrymore and Angelica Huston star in this enchanting adventure about having the courage to make your dreams come true. A “modern” young woman of the 16th Century, Danielle is as independent and wise as she is beautiful and kind. Against remarkable odds, she stands up to her scheming stepmother and works miracles on the lives of everyone around her, including the crown prince of France.

#19 – Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

Grade A-

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – Oh Pillow Talk is such a classic. Rock Hudson and Doris Day have great chemistry onscreen and this is my favorite movie with them together. It is such a clever plot and keeps you enthralled the entire film. The romance in this movie is top notch!

Summary – When Jan Marrow (Day), uptight interior decorator, is forced to share a party line with a carefree playboy Brad Allen (Hudson), there’s no connection between them. But when the two accidentally meet, the smitten Brad pretends to be a wealthy Texan, wooing Jan with seductive late-night calls. Their phone line is sizzling until Jan discovers her caller’s true identity and calls his bluff.

#18 – Pride & Prejudice (Keira Knightley)

Pride & Prejudice (Keira Knightley)

Grade A-

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review –Pride & Prejudice is such a classic of a movie. If you have not seen this movie I would say you should at least see it once. I bet that you will enjoy it a lot. Very good movie.

Summary – When Elizabeth Bennet (Knightley) meets handsome Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen), she believes he is the last man on earth she could ever marry. But as their lives become intertwined in an unexpected adventure, she finds herself captivated by the very person she swore to loathe for all eternity.

#17 – Love Comes Softly (2003)

Love Comes Softly (2003)

Grade A-

<e m>Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is a great movie that is part of the Love Comes Softly series. It has romance, humor, and has a great message of strength, hope, and faith. I would recommend it to everybody!

Summary – Marty and Aaron Claridge (Katherine Heigl and Oliver Macready) travel west in search of new opportunity. But when tragedy strikes and Marty is suddenly widowed, the young woman must face the rugged terrain, bleak weather, and life among strangers – alone. That is until a handsome widower named Clark Davis (Dale Midkiff) suggests a platonic “marriage of convenience” until Marty can return home. As the months pass, though, Marty and Clark discover an unexpected new love where there was once only loss.

#16 – Random Harvest

Random Harvest

Grade A

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This black and white movie I have only seen once, a while ago, and I personally was bored during this film. I felt like it was slow moving but I know a couple people who really like this movie.

Summary – Paula Smith (Greer Garson) is the secretary of industrialist Charles Rainier (Ronald Colman). She’s also his wife, which Charles does not know. Shell-shocked during World War I, he doesn’t recall his days as her husband, John Smith. Advised not to endanger Charles’ fragile mental state, Paula cannot openly reveal her identity. She must find other ways to help him remember their life together.

#15 – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Grade A

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This movie is a classic and has a very interesting story line. It is fun and exciting and is not your typical story. I think that everyone of every age would enjoy this movie and it is a good one to watch as a family.

Summary – When rugged frontiersman Adam sweeps local beauty, Milly, off her feet, the whole town is turned upside-down. But no one’s more shocked than Milly, who discovers that she’s now expected to cook and clean not only for Adam but for his six rowdy brothers too! Well, Milly’s no pushover, and soon she has those boisterous boys whipped into groomhood and dancing for joy over six brides of their own!

#14 – The Shop Around the Corner

The Shop Around the Corner

Grade A

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This old movie is cute and really does have such a great romance to it. It is very fun to watch. Got to love the oldie movies.

Summary – Tell bickering Budapest gift-shop workers Alfred and Klara that they love each other and they might call you crazy. No lovers can compare to the romantic, secret pen pals each knows only as Dear Friend. What Alfred and Klara don’t know, of course, is that they are each other’s Dear Friend. In the third of their four luminous screen pairings, Margaret Sullivan and James Stewart star in this valentine to love wrapped in the ribbon of director Ernst Lubitsch’s trademark touch: wit instead of buffoonery, sentiment instead of sentimentality, affection instead of attitude.

#13 – Sabrina (1954)

Sabrina (1954)

Grade A

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is one of my favorite movies of all-time. I love the re-make too, but if I had to choose which one to watch, it would most likely be this one! Audrey does such a good job and it’s such a great story about unexpected love.

Summary – Bogie and Holden are the mega-rich Larrabee brothers of Long Island. Bogie’s all work, Holden’s all playboy. But when Sabrina, daughter of the family’s chauffeur, returns from Paris all grown up and glamorous, the stage is set for some family fireworks as the brothers fall under the spell of Hepburn’s delightful charms.

#12- The African Queen

The African Queen

Grade A

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This older movie is set at the beginning of World War I. It is definitely an adventure and brings you through a challenging journey. It is a story of two people growing together which is fun to watch.

Summary – At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down Reverend Samuel Sayer’s mission in Africa. He is overtaken with disappointment and passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose Sayer (Hepburn) buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, a tired river steamboat ‘The African Queen’ manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie Allnut (Bogart). Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and endlessly branching stream which always seem to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship.

#11 – Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Grade A

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is a long movie and parts of it are boring, but overall I quite enjoy it. It is a great love story and the acting is superb! If you haven’t seen it I would recommend you at least watch it once!

Summary – Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, Sense and Sensibility tells of the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor (Thompson) and passionate Marianne (Winslet), whose chances at marriage seem doomed by their family’s sudden loss of fortune. Rickman, Grant, and Greg Wise co-star as the well-intentioned suitors who are trapped by the strict rules of society and the conflicting laws of desire.

#10 – The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Grade A

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – The Sound of Music is a wonderful classic that everybody must see at least once in their lifetime. This is one of my all time favorite movies! I love watching Captain Von Trapp and Maria’s relationship grow throughout the movie and how it changes both of them. The cast is excellent and Julie Andrews does an exceptional job playing Maria.

Summary – In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young woman who leaves the convent to bring love and music to the home of Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and his seven children.

#9 – Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind

Grade A

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – It is no surprise that Gone with the Wind is near the top of the list. It is a great movie that is a classic and I recommend everyone sees this movie at one point or another.

Summary – Period romance. War epic. Family saga. Popular fiction adapted with crowd-pleasing brilliance. Star acting aglow with charisma and passion. Moviemaking craft at its height. These are sublimely joined in the words Gone with the Wind.

#8 – It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Grade A

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is another movie that I have not personally seen but it looks good to me and now I want to see it sometime.

Summary – When her father threatens to annul her marriage to a fortune-hunting playboy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) hops a cross-country bus to New York, where she plans to live happily ever after with her handsome new hubby. Romantic complications soon arise, however, when she’s befriended by fellow passenger Peter Warne (Clark Gable), a brash and breezy reporter who offers his help in exchange for her exclusive story.

#7 – Philadelphia Story

Philadelphia Story

Grade A

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – I first saw this movie when I was a teenager and didn’t care for it too much. But I recently re-watched it and I quite enjoyed it the second time around. The acting is just wonderful. I found myself wishing it was in color because of the fancy house and yard. It’s hard to go wrong with three superb actors/actresses.

Summary – Here comes the bride! And the ex-husband. And a gossip-rag columnist on assignment. Here come Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart in a peerless comedy romance (directed by George Cukor) about a faultfinding, bride-to-be socialite who gets her comeuppance and an unexpected Mr. Right.


#6 – The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

Grade A

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This movie is captivating. This is my best friend’s favorite movie of all time. The movie is very fun and intriguing. It kept me on my feet the whole movie and I wanted to know what was going to happen through out the whole movie which is nice. I like this movie a lot.

Summary – Heartbroken over the death of her beloved Westley (Cary Elwes), beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright) finally succumbs to the advances of the wicked Prince Humperdinck. Yet, when she’s suddenly kidnapped by a motley gang of deviants, what gallant hero comes to her rescue? None other than Westley – alive, well… and as wonderful as ever! But before these two can live happily ever after, they must first overcome formidable odds. Will these star-crossed lovers ever fulfill their destiny? Or, this time, will Buttercup lose Westley forever?

#5 – Casablanca


Grade A

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This was not my favorite movie. I had heard people rave about it so my expectations were pretty high before I watched it. Although it was good, it did not reach the high expectation I had going into it. I did think the acting was well done, especially Humphrey Bogart.

Summary – Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if your name is on the Nazi’s most-wanted list. Atop that list is Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henried), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one… especially Victor’s wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo’s safe transport out of the country, the bitter Rick must decide what’s more important – his own happiness or the countless lives that hang in the balance.

#4 – Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Grade A

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is a delightful movie that is very family friendly and fun to watch as a family. Anne takes you on lots of adventures and there is never a dull moment with her! This is a must see!

Summary – An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her firey spirit and imagination.

#3 – Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle

Grade B+

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – If you like chick flicks this is a must see! It has a great plot and is very cute romance. It is fun to watch the story unfold and I love the ending of this movie it is great!

Summary – Tom Hanks stars as Sam Baldwin, a widowed father who, thanks to the wiles of his worried son, becomes a reluctant guest on a radio call-in show. He’s an instant hit with thousands of female listeners, who deluge his Seattle home with letters of comfort. Meanwhile, inspired in equal parts by Sam’s story and by classic Hollywood romance, writer Annie Reed (Meg Ryan) becomes convinced that it’s her destiny to meet Sam. There are just two problems: Annie’s engaged to someone else, and Sam doesn’t know – yet – that they’re made for each other.

#2 – Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Grade A

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – I love this movie so much! This is a must own and watched over and over. This is Disney at their best! One of my all time favorite movies for sure.

Summary – Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who’s been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle’s enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all – that true beauty comes within.

#1 – An Affair to Remember

An Affair to Remember

Grade B+

Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is one of my favorite movies of all time. Watch this then watch Sleepless in Seattle if you want a great evening of entertainment. One of my favorite scenes of all time is when Deborah Kerr visits Cary Grant’s grandmother in Italy. It’s so sweet and unforgettable.

Summary – In this poignant and humorous love story nominated for four Academy Awards, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someone else, they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building if they still feel the same way about each other. But a tragic accident prevents their rendezvous and the lovers’ future takes an emotional and uncertain turn.


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