Celebrate Valentine's Day by Watching a Classic Romantic Comedy

Happy Valentine's Day! text superimposed over a photo of several dozen bunches of roses in different colors.

February 14th, Valentine’s Day, is celebrated with flowers, chocolates, teddy bears, and jewelry. Coming in second after Christmas in the $$$$ amount spent, the average spent is approximately $143.56 for the holiday. The total spending is estimated at $19.6 billion. So if you are planning on a fancy dinner at one of St. Louis, Missouri’s finest restaurants accompanied by flowers and chocolates after a relaxing trip to the day spa, you have plenty of company.

If, however, you are more inclined to stay home at the Tower at OPOP Apartments eating pizza and watching a movie, we have some options for what to watch.

Romantic Movies


A princess, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.

While You Were Sleeping

Ticket collecting romantic pretends to be engaged to an unconscious man but can't fool his brother.

Kate & Leopold

Kate’s ex-boyfriend, Stuart, lives above her apartment. When Stuart goes through a gap in time and brings back a 19th century gentleman, Leopold; the old world meets new in a charming story, of being in the right place at the wrong time.

The Notebook

A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.

Of course, not everyone is into Valentine’s Day. If you fall into that camp, this brand of movie fare may be more to your liking.

Action/Adventure Movies

A Bridge Too Far

A historical telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges on a road to Germany in World War II, in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.

Indiana Jones

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Apollo 13

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

No matter how you celebrate, Happy Valentine’s Day. Please feel free to leave a comment telling us what your favorite romantic comedy or action movie is to watch on Valentine’s Day.