5 Romantic War Movies to Watch at Home with Your Better Half This Valentine’s Day

Morgan Wynne
Military VA Loan contributor

Let’s be honest, Valentine’s day can be a nightmare for both men and women. Expectations are high and we’ve all heard a Valentine’s Day horror story or two.

So we thought we would let you off the hook and suggest an alternative: movie night at home. Cheaper, less pressure, and a better option for arguably the most forced hallmark holiday of all time.

Here’s our list of the five best romantic war movies of all time and what’s in it for the both of you. We’ll leave the actual decision-making up to you two.

5. Atonement (2007)


Keira Knightley and James McAvoy are torn apart by a lie.

For Her: The opening scenes set in an English country house play like a dream, romance included.

For Him: Keira Knightley playing in a fountain and her mesmerizing English upper-class accent.

4. American Sniper (2014)


Bradley Cooper plays U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, one of the most deadly and accurate snipers in U.S. history.

For her: A telling account of a dedicated soldier’s struggle between being a good father and husband for his family while going on four tours of duty in Iraq.

For him: the most lethal sniper in U.S. history. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Need we say more?

3. Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor

A love triangle wrapped up into historical events that occurred in Europe and Pacific during World War II.

For her: Ben Affleck or Josh Hartnett? Pick your eye-candy!

For him: Incredible cinematography, aerial dog fights, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Crank up your surround sound.

2. Top Gun (1986)

Top Gun

Aerial dog fights, a killer soundtrack, and an unforgettable romance–what’s not to love?

For her: Tom Cruise’s shirtless beach volleyball scene, not to mention that wonderful “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling” serenade!

For him: “Talk to me Goose” — Maverick. Is there a more iconic friendship out there?

1. Casablanca (1942)


No romantic movie list is complete without Casablanca.

For her: “Play it again, Sam”.

For him: Humphrey Bogart plays an expatriate doing his part to fight the Nazi’s and his own conflicted heart.

Happy Valentine’s Day! See you on the couch.

What movies would YOU add to our list?