Love and Laughter for the Family - Valentine's Day Movies
Updated: Apr 20
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Valentine’s Day brings out the best feeling everyone could use; the feeling of love. There's nothing like a sweet romantic movie to end this beautiful day with your family. Finding the perfect movie to make your heart swell with love is the ultimate goal. Here is a list of movies that will be great this Valentine’s Day with your kiddos.
1- The Princess and the Frog
One of the best Disney movies to be released in our decade shares a spin on the classic prince frog story. Hardworking and Ambitious Tiana dreams of one day opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans. After kissing a prince who was turned into a frog by the witch doctor she must figure out how to turn back human. Hop along this memorable adventure with Tiana and Prince Naveen.
2- The Parent Trap
A classic movie that tells the story of twins Annie and Hallie who are strangers until they meet at summer camp. The preteen girl's parents are living on opposite ends of the Atlantic, where each parent has one twin. After meeting in camp they conjure a genius plan to swap identities to spend time with a parent they never meet. If the plan works they might be able to make their family whole again.
The first few minutes of this film will have you in tears. Carl Fredricksen 78-year-old balloon salesman is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. With thousands of balloons tied to his house, he sets off to fly away to the South American wilderness. He thinks he’s alone but his worst nightmare comes true when a little boy named Russell is a stowaway.
For over 700 years Wall-E is still doing the job he was built for but he soon discovers what he is meant for. Spending his days cleaning up the planet one piece of trash at a time. While humanity is away over time Wall-E personally develops and we see he is lonely. But that all changes when Eve comes along.
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5- Little Rascals
This follows a group of mischievous groups of kids who have a no-girls-allowed organization. But what happens when Alpfafa becomes heart eyes with Darla. Spunky and Buckwheat try their darkness to keep their friend from living his romantic dreams in the comedic adventure.
6- Gnomeo and Juliet
A twist on Shakspeers's “Romeo and Juliet” Separated by a garden fence and a feud, are blue gnomes on one side and red gnomes on the other. Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors.
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious about the outside world. When a thief stumbles into her tower she learns more about who she is a discovers what is in the real world.
8- The Little Mermaid
Somewhere under the sea and beyond your imagination is an adventure in fantasy. Love has no boundaries as we follow the journey of Ariella who falls in love with a handsome prince. But the two are from completely different worlds.
9- Be my Valentine, Charlie Brown
This is the 13th prime-time animated television animated special based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. Come down memory lane with Charlie and the gang on Valentine’s day.
10- Lady and the Tramp
Forbidden love on the other side. Lady, a pampered cocker spaniel life of luxury begins to slip away when her owners have a baby. On the loose, she meets a mutt named Tramp who befriends and protects her from a life she knows nothing of. Watch as these two pups fall in love despite their differences.
Sadia Wells is a recent graduate student with a BS in Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in Mass Media Production from North Carolina A&T State University. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC.