Hugs and kisses are great, but want to really impress your kids this Valentine’s Day? Host a memorable V-day-inspired movie night to celebrate the special day. Spending quality time together as a family is a wonderful way to express your love while having fun.
Not sure what to watch? Don’t worry. We’ve searched the most popular streaming platforms to find heartwarming, age-appropriate movies to keep everyone entertained. From stories of friendship to tales of strong sibling bonds, these often-empowering picks feature relatable themes that are rooted in love.
Remember, no movie night is complete without sweet treats. So, be sure to grab a box of heart-shaped candies and yummy chocolates to nibble on while you watch.
The Princess Diaries
Shy and socially awkward Mia Thermopolis’ life is turned upside down when the California teen learns that she’s the heir to the throne and Princess of Genovia. Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews star in this enchanting, feel-good movie.
Candy-colored and cheerful, the Trolls are all about spreading love and happiness. Their joyful world is turned upside down when gloomy, mean Bergens threaten to pull the plug on all the fun. With catchy music by Justin Timberlake, the animated film will keep everyone singing and dancing.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Grab the Reese’s Pieces! This sci-fi classic centers around an adorable alien who finds himself on earth and befriends a lonely little boy. The pair are on a mission to get the otherworldly, wide-eyed creature back home.
Teen DJ Cíntia Dorella is determined to march to the beat of her own drum. Embittered by love, it unexpectedly finds her. Will it be music to her ears? Watch to find out.
An instant classic, this Oscar-winning animated musical tells the story of the unbreakable bond between sisters Anna and Elsa in the icy land of Arendelle. Good luck trying to let go of the earworms that are sure to find a home in your head after this viewing.
The Little Prince
Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless tale, “Le Petit Prince,” this reimagined animation expands on the classic. Universal themes of love, adventure and friendship remain at the core of this 2015 adaptation.
The Princess and the Frog
Set in New Orleans, this animated musical follows Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), a phenomenal cook and aspiring restaurateur, who is mistakenly turned into a frog by Prince Naveen. And Prince Naveen has also been turned into an amphibian by an evil force! Together the pair must work together to break their spells.
Free Rein: Valentine’s Day
Gorgeous, galloping horses abound in this Netflix original. This hour-long Valentine’s Day special centers around the series’ main character Zoe Phillips and her friends as they go on a mission to find a precious stone. There is, of course, mild sprinkles of teen romance throughout.
After the loss of her mother, a strong-willed tween is determined to prove the existence of a mythical moon goddess. Fiercely resourceful, the girl along with her pet rabbit take a journey to the moon to show her family and convince her re-marrying father that everlasting love is real in this animated adventure.
It’s no secret that furry friends can become family. This modern remake of the 1974 film of the same name puts a contemporary twist on the story of a lovable canine who keeps a pair of siblings from harm.
One of the world’s most beloved children’s books is brought to life in this 1973 animated adaptation. When a spider named Charlotte learns of her friend Wilbur the Pig’s fate, she does her best to keep him safe while teaching him and other barnyard animals lessons on love and friendship.
A host of fun-loving misfit dolls are challenged with the ideals of perfectionism and individuality as they seek acceptance in a world that rewards homogeneity. The 2019 animated musical sends a message of self-love that the entire family will enjoy.