Struggling for something to watch this Valentine's Day? We've made an alternative list of 12 of the best romantic movies with a decent soundtrack.


What's more romantic that watching a French movie on Valentine's Day? The soundtrack was composed by Yann Tiersen and is the perfect compliment to a great movie.

'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World'

The heart of 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World' is Michael Cera literally fighting the world just so he can date Mary Elisabeth Winstead - and if that's not love we don't know what is. If you're a fan of punk and rock, then it's the movie for you.

'The Bodyguard'

When contemplating whether to watch 'The Bodyguard' or not - it's best to ignore all of the Razzies that the film won in 1993 (seven). The main event is no doubt the soundtrack, which Whitney Houston recorded especially for the film and contains one of the most recognisable songs ever.

'Romeo + Juliet'

1996's modern rehash of the Shakespeare classic swapped out daggers and sleeping potions for guns and drugs, as well as a host of killer songs. Feuding families and star-crossed lovers never sounded so good.


Glenn Hansard and Markéta Irglová went on to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2008 for one of the most touching songs the world has ever heard. If you haven't seen it, this is the definite movie to watch this Valentine's Day.

'Dirty Dancing'

Often touted as one of the best romantic movies ever made, 'Dirty Dancing' also carries one of the more memorable soundtracks of the 80's. In The States, the album stayed at the number one spot for 18 weeks on the Billboard chart.

'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist'

Michael Cera sure loves a movie filled with good music. Based on a novel of the same name (which didn't come bundled up with a CD), the movie features some great tracks from artists such as We Are Scientists and Vampire Weekend.

'Pretty In Pink'

Another 80's classic for you here. Named after the song by The Psychedelic Furs, 'Pretty In Pink' sees Molly Ringwald struggle with love and life while attending high school - and listening to tunes from Echo & The Bunnymen and New Order.

'La La Land'

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling lended their voices to the soundtrack of one of the most successful musicals in recent years, and even won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2017.

'(500) Days Of Summer'

With Zooey Deschanel playing the lead female, it's no wonder the movie is a quirky throwback to previous romantic comedies. With music from Regina Spektor, to Paul Simon, and The Smiths, the soundtrack is nearly enough for you to get over the heartbreak that happens while watching.

'The Wedding Singer'

Adam Sandler's romantic comedy became such a success that a Broadway musical based on the movie was created in 2006. Being set in the 80's was a stoke of genius, as Sandler's wedding singer persona is a perfect fit. That, and it's got a decent collection of 80's classics.

'Notting Hill'

The Hugh Grant/Julia Roberts team-up to end all team-ups. 'Notting Hill' is equally as hilarious as it is charming, and with Ronan Keating providing the lead single it just had to make it onto our list.