If you’re staying home for Valentine’s Day 2024 and cuddling up with loved ones, you’ll need some kid-friendly Valentine’s Day movies to watch with the kiddos that center on love but aren’t too romantic. Ranging from little ones to teens, we’re sticking with PG-13 movies or less. Here is a list of the best Valentine’s Day movies for kids and teens.
List of Best Valentine’s Day Movies for Kids and Teens
Some of these Valentine’s Day movies for teens may not specifically address Valentine’s Day, but some will. These are movies that can appeal to kids and teens and talk about romance but aren’t too hot and heavy. Pop some popcorn, pass the Valentines, and make a delicious Valentine’s Day Dessert, because these rom-coms are gonna be good!
A very underrated rom com for teens, it’s a fan favorite in our house. Anne Hathaway stars as Ella and is under a spell to be constantly obedient. However nobody can find out, because she’s trying to protect the prince of the land, her friend for whom she’s falling. This is a really cute film and rated PG for some language.
I recommend Ella Enchanted for kids ages 10 and older.
High School Musical
I know, I know. This one made my New Year’s Eve Movies for kids list, too. It’s just so good, and one of the first Disney Channel musicals to start off the trend. It even inspired a spinoff show on Disney+, High School Musical The Musical The Series which stars Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett.
High School Musical is fun, involves a little romance, and is a hit in our house ranging from my elementary school kids to my teens. It’s kid friendly and is Disney-fied, so you won’t have to worry about bad language. You can stream High School Musical on Disney+.
High School Musical is rated PG.
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride is a classic. Some parts may be a little scary, and there is some language like son of a bit–. But Westley’s and Buttercup’s love story spans the ages. It’s a fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her while battling the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other.
The Princess Bride is rated PG and is probably good for kids ages 8 and older. You can stream The Princess Bride on Disney+ and Hulu.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
This teen flick was a hit the moment it landed on Netflix. Based on a series of books by Jenny Han, Lara Jean’s love letters that were never meant to be read are exposed and accidentally sent. The movie is super cute and is rated TV-14. This is for the tween/teen crowd.
There is some language and some mature content that involves a hot tub scene with some making out. You can watch To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix.
If you want a marathon, then you can continue with the trilogy on Netflix with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: P.S. I still Love You and To All the Boys: Always and Forever.
What’s a holiday movie list without a Gary Marshall movie? Typical ensemble cast and not-so-great movie, but it fits the theme, so some people like it. I’d save this one for older teens as there is language and mature content. And it does have Taylor Swift.
Valentine’s Day is rated PG-13. In a series of interconnected stories, various Los Angeles residents (Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper) wend their way through the highs and lows of love during a single day. As the holiday unfolds, they experience first dates, longtime commitments, youthful crushes and connections to old flames.
You can rent Valentine’s Day for $3.79 on Amazon or it’s free on Hulu Premium.
Another story about true love, Enchanted is just too good. Enchanted is a fantastic Valentine’s Day movie for both kids and teens, and the soundtrack hits. In the fairy-tale land of Andalasia, Giselle frolics with her woodland pals, and falls in love with the handsome Prince Edward, but when Giselle arrives at the castle to marry her Prince Charming, his evil stepmother sends the princess-to-be to a place where there are `no happy ever afters’: New York City.
Starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, and Idina Menzel, this movie/musical is another one that appeals to all ages. Amy Adams is super likable, and how can you resist Dempsey’s smile?
Enchanted is rated PG and you can stream this on Disney+. The sequel Disenchanted is also on Disney+, but the original is better.
“I’m just a girl standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” One of the most romantic lines ever comes from Notting Hill starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. When the famous actress, Anna Scott, comes to film a movie in England, she happens to run into William Thacker, a bookstore owner. However, can their lifestyles really mesh when the paparazzi is always hounding her? After all he’s an average guy, and she’s a glamorous movie star.
Notting Hill is rated PG-13 and does have language in it plus some sexual content, but no nudity. I’d recommend it for teens and older. If you like that British humor, this one’s for you.
Sleepless in Seattle
Yup, another one on my New Year’s List, but they’re supposed to meet at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day! Plus there’s a giant heart on it. How cute is that?
After the death of his wife, Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) moves to Seattle with his son, Jonah (Ross Mallinger). When Jonah calls in to a talk-radio program to find a new wife for his father, Sam grudgingly gets on the line to discuss his feelings. Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), a reporter in Baltimore, hears Sam speak and falls for him, even though she is engaged. Unsure where it will lead, she writes Sam a letter asking him to meet her at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day.
Sleepless in Seattle is rated PG, but there is some language and talk about death of a loved one. There is also a scene where the dad talks about getting laid.
The Notebook has its flaws, but I’ll be darned if it still isn’t popular since it came out in 2004. Starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, it’s a definite love/hate relationship, but also a good conversation to have with kids on physical attraction vs. love and stability. I’d recommend The Notebook for ages teen or older, though, because there is one heavy sex scene, but no explicit nudity.
The Notebook is rated PG-13 for some sexual content and language. You can stream The Notebook on Max or Hulu.
One of my top movies of 2019, this adaptation of Little Women is fabulous. While the setting is more Christmas time, the different love stories are atypical and show strong female leads. Greta Gerwig my favorite version of Little Women. Teens may enjoy it for fan favorites Timothee Chalamet, Emma Watson, and Florence Pugh.
Little Women is rated PG.
Tangled is a Disney film that appeals to kids and teens. Is there anything more romantic than the floating lantern scene?
Rapunzel has been locked away in a tower since she was captured as a baby by an old hag. Her magical long blonde hair has the power to provide eternal youth, and the evil Mother Gothel uses this power to keep her young. At the age of 18, Rapunzel becomes curious about the outside world, and when a prince uses her tower as a refuge, she asks him to help her escape.
Rapunzel is spunky, Flynn has that smolder, and even better, it’s kid friendly!
Tangled is rated PG.
The Summer I Turned Pretty
I’m conflicted about The Summer I Turned Pretty on Prime Video. I would reserve this one for older teens due to mature content and some sexual content. It’s rated TV-16, but does have inappropriate behavior by teens.
This series based on the books is popular amongst teens and tweens. Your kids will be either Team Jeremiah or Team Conrad. If you’re looking for a teen love, then this is a summer beach soap opera.
My Life With the Walter Boys
One of the more popular tween and teen series on Netflix is My Life With the Walter Boys. It’s more age appropriate than The Summer I Turned Pretty and has just as much drama and brotherly love triangles.
After Jackie’s parents pass away in an accident, she goes to live with the Walter family and finds her heart split in different directions.
Happy Valentine’s Day!