Top Valentine's movies for couples, singles & kids

Jan 27, 2010 at 12:56 p.m. ET

While other couples and groups tackle long lines and dish out quite a bit of money for a Valentine's Day celebration, why not stay in this year and celebrate with a great movie? Here, we offer our list of the top Valentine's flicks for couples, kids and singles. Throw on your new heart pajamas, pop some popcorn and relax in front of a great movie for Valentine's Day!

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All the single ladies

Who says singles can't have fun on Valentine's Day? Whether you choose to celebrate solo or grab your gal pals for a chick flick night, here are our top Valentine's movies for singles:

Bridget Jones' Diary: Bridget can't seem to find the right guy until she realizes that he never left her side. But don't get too caught up in the story -- we advise waiting at least 12 hours before texting your best guy pal and spilling the contents of your diary.

My Best Friend's Wedding: Another story about the love that's right under our noses… or is it? We root for and cringe as Julia Roberts tackles falling in love with her best friend when they reconnect right before his wedding.

Practical Magic: Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock make the perfect girls' night duo as these movie sisters reunite to destroy evil and find true love. Grab your girlfriends, make a few magic potions of your own (martinis!) and enjoy.

Sleepless in Seattle: Think online dating is awkward? Try falling in love over the radio! We're suckers for Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in this romantic Valentine's Day movie.

A Lot Like Love: Will Emily and Oliver's initial attraction turn into love as they run into each other over the years? Snuggle up, watch and see!

Classic love stories

Want a soaring epic romance for your Valentine's Day movie night? We love our light, modern romantic comedies, but they've got nothing on the heartwrenching love stories in these classic films:

Breakfast at Tiffany's: Audrey Hepburn is perfect as the ultra-chic Holly Golightly, who finds love right under her nose. Will this love withstand her past as it catches up with her new glamorous life?

Roman Holiday: We watch as Gregory Peck, an American journalist, and Audrey Hepburn, an Italian princess, fall in love in this classic love story.

The Philadelphia Story: Carey Grant, Jimmy Stewart and Katherine Hepburn make a great ensemble cast. Hepburn is about to get married until Grant and Stewart arrive and shake things up.

An Affair To Remember: Carey Grant and Deborah Kerr star in this classic love story that has us all wishing for true loves waiting at the top of the Empire State Building.

The Way We Were: Again, sometimes that thing we've been waiting for is right under our noses! Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford cross paths throughout their lives. Will love outlast their strong political and ideological differences? 

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