Get ready to get your pet! According to National Geographic Kids, Valentine’s Day is celebrated to honor Saint Valentine, “a Roman priest who secretly helped couples marry.” Over the years, this celebration has evolved into honoring the special people in our lives – our loved ones. Today, Valentine’s Day may be all about hearts and sweets, but there’s also just something special about curling up on the couch with a sweet movie. It can be difficult to choose Valentine’s Day movies for kids because you’ll need to strike a balance between stories that aren’t too mature for little ones, not too mushy for those in that awkward phase where they’re embarrassed to be hugged, and aren’t overly boring on parents.

There’s a Valentine’s Day movie out there for everyone, from charming cartoons for the little ones to films with a tinge of teen drama. Here’s our pick of 14 — yes, we did it on purpose — kid-friendly Valentine’s Day movies that focus on love in different ways, but aren’t overly sentimental.

Today’s movie

14 The Princess Bride (1987)

Princess Bride Carrie Elwes
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princess bride A classic movie that tells the story of a beautiful young woman, Buttercup (Robin Wright), and her true love, Westley (Cary Elwes). He must find her after a long separation and rescue her while battling the evils of the legendary kingdom of Florin until they are reunited with each other. Westley and Buttercup’s love story spans the ages against a fictional backdrop. Some parts may be a little too much for younger viewers, but with parental guidance, princess bride Wonderful movie. Rated PG, 98 minutes long

13 Free Rain: Valentine’s Day (2019)

Free Valentine's Day Unleashed

Free Rin: Valentine’s Day is a special show on Netflix that features a lot of amazing and adorable horses. The main heroine in Unleash it Zoe Phillips (Jaylen Barron) and company are the focus of the short film as they set out to discover a priceless stone. And of course, there are subtle hints of teen romance sprinkled throughout. TV-G rating, 50 min

12 Enchanted (2007)

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fascinated is a great Valentine’s Day movie for kids and teens because it’s another story about true love, and the soundtrack is also excellent. While playing with her jungle friends in the fantasy world of Andalusia, Giselle (Amy Adams) falls in love with charming Prince Edward (James Marsden). However, when the upcoming princess arrives at the castle to be married, her wicked stepmother whisks her away to a place where there is no happy life. Stuck then in New York City, Giselle falls in love with Robert, a beautiful but imperfect lawyer (Patrick Dempsey). sequel Disappointedin 2022, direct to Disney+, per Deadline. Rated PG, 107 minutes long

11 The Princess and the Frog (2009)

Tiana in a blue dress holding a frog from Disney's The Princess and the Frog
Walt Disney Studios

The Princess and the Frog is an animated musical set in New Orleans that follows Tiana, a talented chef and aspiring restaurateur (voiced by Anika Noni Rose). Tiana unwillingly becomes a frog when she kisses Prince Naveen (voiced by Bruno Campos), who has been turned into an amphibian by an evil force. To break their spells, the pair must work together. The Princess and the Froga contemporary version of the timeless tale Frog Princea tale about pursuing your aspirations and defining love. Rating G, 97 min

10 You’re So Cupid (2010)

You are such a cupid valentine
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in You’re so cupid, twin sisters Lily and Emma, ​​who are as versatile as they can possibly be, portrayed by Danielle C. Ryan and Caitlin EJ Meyer. Emma and Lily have been best friends since the day they were born, and despite the fact that they have never experienced true love, they both have a strong desire to act as matchmakers. The girls eventually discover that their father is actually Cupid (Brian Krause), the god of love and Valentine’s matchmaker. Emma and Lily finally find love as they start their senior year of high school, but things get tricky when they realize they’re both in love with the same boy. As they vie for his attention, Lily and Emma develop a heated rivalry that calls into question what true love is. Rating G, 93 minutes

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9 Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Walt Disney Animation Studios

in Lady and the TrampThe narrative is told from the dogs point of view. A spoiled dog meets a gorgeous stray mongrel when her wealthy and comfortable home life begins to feel uncomfortable. This proves to be a bad decision because no dog is exempt from the law (animal control). In this timeless story, complete with the now iconic intimate spaghetti eating sequence, Tramp finally wins Lady’s heart. In the animated feature, Larry Roberts voices The Tramp, while Barbara Luddy voices Lady. In 2019, Disney released a remake of the movie. Rating G, 76 min

8 Tangled (2010)

Walt Disney Studios

tangled It is a Disney movie that will appeal to children, teens and parents alike. Ever since she kidnapped Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) as a baby, she’s been imprisoned in a tower. The evil Mother Gothel (Donna Murphy) uses the mystical power of Rapunzel’s long blonde hair to keep her looking fresh and young forever. At the age of 18, Rapunzel has developed a curiosity for the outside world, and when a young man seeks safety in her tower, she asks him for help in escaping. Lively Rapunzel and smoldering Flynn (Zachary Levi) must team up to prove that being your true self is the best thing anyone can do. Set up floating lanterns — love is in the air. PG rated, 100 min

7 WALL-E (2008)

Wall-E and Eve
Walt Disney Studios

In the not-too-distant future shown in Wall-EHumanity left Earth because it became littered with waste from the sale of goods by the ruthless Buy N Large multinational conglomerate. A small waste-gathering robot named WALL-E, voiced by Ben Burtt, is left to tidy up the mess. Aside from his lively pet cockroach, WALL-E is the only individual on Earth who is fascinated by artifacts from Earth’s past and plays tunes. A sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot named EVE, voiced by Elisa Knight, is sent to Earth one day to search for evidence that life is sustainably possible again. All is not as it seems when WALL-E falls in love with EVE, and the two embark on a space journey that will ultimately determine the fate of humanity, proving that family is everything. Rating G, 98 minutes

6 Shrek (2001)

A scene from Shrek
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at the appropriate address a partnerAn ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers) must embark on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) in order to take back his homeland after a cruel Lord (John Lithgow) banishes all of the mythical animals to the swamp where he resides. Shrek will embark on a life-changing journey with the help of a lovable but lovable donkey (Eddie Murphy), who provides endless amusement. In conclusion, you will understand that there is a deep lesson in loving yourself just the way you are, despite the fact that most of the movie is a wacky adventure comedy. In addition to the musical film a partner Three inspired sequels: Partner 2And Partner 3And partner forever after. Rated PG, 90 minutes

5 Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)

Gnomeo and Juliet Valentine
Walt Disney Studios

Gnomeo and Juliet One of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays is adapted into a gentle film for children with a poignant message: Love is worth fighting for. Miss Capulet and Mr. Montague, neighbors played by Julie Walters and Richard Wilson, are arguing over who has a better garden. When humans aren’t looking, the garden gnomes that decorate each neighbor’s flower bed continue to compete by appearing as lifelike as the toys in the garden Toy Story. The gnomes of the Blue Gardens and the Red Gardens don’t get along. Then, when Juliet (Emily Blunt), a red gnome, and Gnomeo (James McAvoy), a blue gnome, fall in love, they face many challenges. The legendary Patrick Stewart as the voice of Bill Shakespeare makes a brilliant attempt to critique the film’s narrative directly to viewers. Rating G, 84 min

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Give a Valentine's Day cake in the shape of a mouse
Amazon Studios

While not necessarily a movie, the Amazon original, If you give a mouse a Valentine’s Day cookieis the short’s most fascinating If you give a mouse a series. To express how much he cares for his best friend, Oliver (Mason Mahay), on Valentine’s Day, Mouse (Roger Craig Smith) makes a giant Valentine’s Day cookie. But when he needs to make it home with Cookie and himself intact, a hustle and bustle ensues. Short enough to catch the attention of little ones and quirky enough to spark the interest of older kids, this is a perfect addition to your Valentine’s Day binge-watching party. TV-Y rating, 22 min

3 13: The Musical (2022)

Child cast of the musical 13

13: The Musician It is the perfect teen love story. It is based on the 2007 stage musical of the same name. The film leads us on a journey of self-discovery as it follows the exploits of Evan (Ellie Golden), a young boy who, as a result of his parents’ divorce, moves from New York City to a relatively small town in Indiana. In order to make new friends and navigate the challenging social dynamics of his new school as his thirteenth birthday approaches, Evan must make his Bar Mitzvah the trendiest party ever. The film pays particular attention to the problems faced by young people, such as anxiety about receiving their first kiss. Rated PG, 91 minutes

2 Winnie the Pooh: Valentine’s Day for You (1999)

Winnie the Pooh Valentine

Walt Disney Television Animation

in Winnie the Pooh: Valentine’s Day for you, the 100 Acres Woodmates envy Christopher Robin because he spends his spare time creating a Valentine’s Day card for a girl. That’s in short Winnie the Pooh The movie, based on the beloved writings of A.A. Milne, is a poignant story of the importance of loving your friends. The owl helps them deduce that Christopher Robin has a love sickness and that the only creature that can heal him is something called a “smitten”. A search through the woods by Pooh, Pigglet, Rabbit, Tigger, Gopher, and Eeyore turns up one, but nothing is what it seems, and “smitten” is eventually freed. Po and company discover near the end of the narrative that a person’s heart is large and can accommodate both old and new friends. TV-G rating, 22 min

1 Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (1975)

Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy in Be My Valentine Charlie Brown
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Be my Valentine, Charlie Brown Based on the comic by Charles M. Schulz Peanuts. In Charlie Brown’s (Duncan Watson) chapter, it’s Valentine’s Day, and he’s hoping to get a mailbox stuffed with cards. The other members of the group deal with their own problems: Lucy (Melanie Cohn) tries to win a token from Schroeder (Greg Felton); Snoopy (Bill Melendez) and Woodstock have fun sticking sweethearts on each other’s noses. And Linus (Stephen Shea) is trying to get the biggest card he can for his favorite teacher. Heartbreak mixes candy hearts and handwritten messages in classic Peanuts style. While adults might be able to get a sense of how Valentine’s Day evolved into a cruel profit from greeting cards and candy companies, kids will be charmed by the entertaining animation of trick-or-treating Charlie and his pals, which makes for fun viewing in any situation. Unrated, 25 min

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