This Valentine’s Day is a little different than normal for many of us, without the ability to go to a restaurant, cinema, gig or just going anywhere for a romantic night out with a loved one.
So why not make a cosy night at home, get a selection of snacks in, some nice cool drinks, maybe fire up a portable popcorn machine and get a takeaway delivered, while snuggling under the blanket to watch a romantic film on Disney+.
Here are my top 10 suggestions on what films to watch on Disney+ on Valentine’s Day.
Lady And The Tramp
You’ve got two options for this one, the original 1950’s animated classic or the Disney+ Original remake from 2019. Both versions have the same story, though the live-action version is a little longer. Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady’s home make her decide to travel with him for a while.
The Sound Of Music
In the years before the Second World War, a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home. This musical is a classic and one of my wife’s favourite films of all time, hence why it has made the list!
Beauty And The Beast
Much like “Lady and the Tramp”, you’ve got two options for this one, the original or the live-action remake. This film follows 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 from within.
Bend It Like Beckham
This Searchlight Pictures film from 2002 features a young Keira Knightley and Parminder Nagra, who plays Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe. It’s a lovely film.
Note – This title isn’t available in all regions
High School Musical
One of the most popular Disney Channel Original Movies ever, sees Troy, the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella, the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the school’s musical. As they reach for the stars and follow their dreams, everyone learns about acceptance, teamwork, and being yourself.
The Princess Bride
In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can’t stop these true lovebirds from triumphing. Another classic 1980s film!
Note: This title isn’t available in all regions.
When a young boy makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big—he wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups, including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman. This is one of my favourite Tom Hanks movies and well worth checking out or revisiting.
In this classic fairytale, when her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods. There are a few different versions of this movie available on Disney+. You’ve got the classic animated version from 1950 plus the live-action version starring Lily James. And on February 12th, Disney is adding the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s version of “Cinderella” in the US and some other regions. Which is a musical and stars Brandy and Whitney Houston. Plus there is another version called “Ever After” starring Drew Barrymore. So you’ve got a little wiggle room on what to watch depending on what your partner’s preference is.
When the kingdom’s most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. The iconic scene on the river with the lanterns in the sky is a very romantic highlight!
And Finally Their Favourite Film
And lastly, another suggestion is why not let them decide, be it their favourite film or something they’ve wanted to watch. Or maybe watch one of the above and then let them pick something! Be it the latest Marvel or Star Wars film, or even the more recent releases like “Soul”. Just spending time together, since enjoying one another’s company is the most important thing!
What are you going to be watching this Valentine’s Day!
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.