Valentine ‘s Day is a perfect excuse to be able to talk to our children about love. Of course, the romantic one, the one that will make them experience their first butterflies in the stomach, even earlier than we think, but also other profound and very important ones, such as that of a father for his children or that of siblings.

So we have selected 21 films about love, aimed at children and adolescents, so that you can enjoy afternoons on the sofa and popcorn with your family. All of them can be found on streaming platforms. A perfect plan to instill good feelings in them through entertaining stories, now that we also spend more time at home.

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Although it is an “old” movie (1991) it comes to mind as the number one example of romantic love in childhood, incorporating one of the most memorable first kisses of recent decades. But, in addition, the most angelic face of Macaulay Culkin (“Home Alone”) together with the girl protagonist, Anna Chlumsky, immerse us in a bubble of ingenuity where everything is possible, before the adversities of life prove otherwise. .

This dramatic comedy tells of the emotional awakening of an 11-year-old girl in a small town in Pennsylvania during the summer of 1972. A hypochondriac and obsessed with death since she lost her mother, she lives with her widowed father, who owns a funeral home. The only friend of hers, he is also shy and suffers from many allergies. It seems that they are made for each other.

  • Well, see it on Movistar +

Lady and the Tramp (1955 and 2019)

One of the most famous Disney love stories, with an animated version and also a real one. It has been 66 years since this typical story of the rich girl and the prince with nothing won our hearts, but starring two adorable dogs that remind us of the importance of not questioning people about their social status. It tells the love story between Golfo, a charismatic mestizo dog, who falls madly in love with the queen, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who comes from a home where she has everything. The scene of the two sharing a plate of spaghetti remains in everyone’s memory.

You can choose between the original cartoon version or the live action version.

  • You can see them on Disney+

Tiana and the Frog (2010)

Follow the story of the African-American Disney princess, far from the typical image of a fairy tale protagonist, since she has earthly goals. The action takes place in New Orleans in the 1920s, during the Jazz revolution.

One night, the young woman finds a toad who tells her that he is an enchanted prince, and that he can only return to his natural state with a kiss. Tiana agrees, but after kissing him she also transforms into a frog. Her adventure will take them to visit different destinations, combining humor, music, emotion, fantasy and a lot of love, that of a girl who risks everything to help a stranger in the body of a “horrible” frog.

  • You can see it on Disney+

Frozen (2013)

It is undoubtedly one of the most successful Disney movies of recent years. Since the first of the saga was released more than seven years ago, it has been a real revolution. Beyond Elsa’s powers, Kristoff and Anna’s romantic love is discovered. Although at first they are not interested in each other, they end up discovering that they are the perfect couple.

But far from the love of a couple, this film tells us about another even stronger love: the ice melts with the strong relationship between the two protagonist sisters, Elsa and Anna.

You also have the second installment available, Frozen II (2019).

  • You can see them on Disney+

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Laughs are guaranteed in this mansion of “terrifying” beings. But love is also in the air among so many monsters. Not only does a father’s love for her daughter, but also her daughter’s love for a human, come into conflict in the vampire world. Everything is possible.

If you want to keep laughing you can continue watching the other installments of the saga.

  • You can see them on Disney+

Sra. Doubtfire (1993)

The most representative example, humorously, of what a father is capable of doing for the love of his children. After Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams), an unemployed actor, loses custody of his three children to his ex-wife (Sally Field), he realizes that seeing his children once a week is not enough. . So the wily actor dresses up as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” an elderly British nanny with a sharp tongue and an endearing way of treating children, so he can be close to her children in this brilliant and heartwarming comedy.

  • You can see it on Disney+

Tangled (2010)

Based on Rapunzel, the story by the Grimm brothers, it tells the story of a young woman locked in a castle tower, from which she cannot leave because her mother recommends that she stay here. But a young man, Flynn Rider, and his desire to discover the world, make him leave.

The two will start their life from scratch, something possible thanks to the love that arises between them, along with their sincerity and courage.

  • You can see it on Disney+

Shrek (2001)

t’s not a typical fairy tale. This time it is a beautiful and feisty princess, Fiona, who transforms into an ogre and despite her appearance, is happy and enjoys a relationship despite the opposition of others.

In addition to the fun of the adventures of the various protagonists and the original dialogues, it conveys a message of self-esteem and love of diversity, because we can all enjoy love and friendship, regardless of our physical appearance. It is shown that, despite belonging to very different worlds and completely disparate social classes, nothing matters when it comes to finding the truest love.

Surely you will not be able to stop at the first one and your children encourage you to see the complete saga.

  • You can watch them on Amazon Prime Video, HBO and Netflix

Tarzan (1999)

Who has not read or seen any of the versions that have been made of Tarzan throughout history. And yet the Disney animated movie is still, at least for me, the favorite for our children to learn for the first time the story of that child who was lost as a baby in the jungle and was raised by gorillas.

With this film, children will discover the selfless love of these ‘animals’ for a being different from them, whom they care for as if he were one of the family. But also the romantic and detached love of Jane, the daughter of a scientist, who far from separating herself from a person completely different from her, teaches her everything she knows so that she can integrate into any situation.

  • You can see it on Disney+

Always at your side Hachiko)

The film, based on a true story, tells of the loyalty of an Akita dog named Hachiko. Nicknamed Hachi, this dog accompanies his owner, Parker (Richard Gere), to the train station every morning to say goodbye to him, and then returns every afternoon to welcome him. But his routine is broken when his owner dies and he stays forever waiting for her at the station. Hachi’s story shows us the devotion of a faithful dog to his master and how the simplest of acts can become the greatest.

  • You can watch it on Amazon Prime Video

Up (2009)

This love story between Carl and Ellie shows that the love of a couple can be the best adventure of our lives and why, sometimes, life puts people in our way who come without us calling them but who are the ones we were most needing. A film of love, adventure and a life lesson for children who are beginning to live it, but also for grandparents, very experienced.

  • You can see it on Disney+

To see with our teenage children

Love is everything, everything (2017)

What if you couldn’t go outside? You couldn’t breathe fresh air, feel the sun on your face or… kiss your neighbor This film tells the unconventional love story of Maddy, a curious and intelligent teenager who cannot leave her house due to her illness. But Olly, her neighbor, will do the impossible so that it doesn’t limit them. Without a doubt, a story that convinces us that everything is possible in love.

  • You can see it on Amazon Prime Video, Movistar + and Netflix

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

When her secret love letters inexplicably reach the five boys she’s fallen in love with, Lara Jean’s peaceful student life is turned upside down. The teenagers will empathize with this young woman who lives her first relationship with Peter. Together with him, she experiences her first kiss, her first Valentine’s Day and endless new emotions. In fact, the `first installment of this saga based on the homonymous books, is one of the most watched original movies on Netflix.

  • You can watch it on Netflix

With love, Simon (2018)

Simon Spiers is a teenager who lives with his parents and his little sister. He gets along with them, he has a perfect group of friends, but he keeps a secret to all of them that he is not able to confess: he is gay.

An anonymous blog is his refuge, until one day, one of his emails goes to the wrong address and that is when the truth comes out. Perfect to watch with your children and make them understand that the important thing is to love, no matter who.

  • You can watch it on Netflix

Three Meters Above Heaven (2010)

An impossible love story, between the bad boy and the good girl, based on the work of Federico Moccia, which teenagers like so much and is an essential in the list of romantic movies.

Two young people who belong to opposite worlds meet in the city of Barcelona. Babi is a high-class girl who lives overprotected by her surroundings, while Hugo is an impulsive and irresponsible boy who is always involved in fights and illegal motorcycle races. Both will enter a journey that will lead them to an impossible love. And the handsome Mario Casas is a plus to see her.

  • You can watch it on Netflix

Under the Same Star (2014)

I anticipate that it will be difficult not to cry when you see this film but, even so, it is worth it. Although I wasn’t too excited to watch it because it’s a teen drama, I did it to share some time with my daughter and was pleasantly surprised. The argument tells the story of two teenagers united by the cancer they suffer from. After meeting in a group therapy, they support each other and are excited about a common project: books.

The film helps our children understand the beauty of young love included in the most difficult situations, when everything seems impossible. But also death, with the death of the male protagonist who lived to the fullest as if he had overcome the disease, when he really was in a terminal state.

  • You can see it on Disney +, Amazon Prime Video, Movistar +

High School Musical (2006)

A movie about high school romance couldn’t be missing from our Valentine’s list. This, in addition, offers catchy music and dances to the taste of young people. All the ingredients to succeed.

It talks about popular kids, about the newly arrived student, about a group of friends… In the first installment of the saga, Troy and Gabriella meet during the Christmas holidays. Despite having very few things in common, they both connect in a very special way through music. Back from school, they meet again and decide to audition for the end-of-year musical, something that will lead to some problems for Troy.

  • You can see it on Disney+

Mi primer beso ‘The Kissing booth’ (2018)

This romantic comedy based on the book “The Kissing Booth” introduces us to Elle Evans, a teenager who has just developed physically and who has never kissed anyone. She was born on the same day as her best friend, Lee Flynn, with whom she has a very close relationship because her mothers are also close friends.

They both have a friendship pact with certain rules to follow, including that she doesn’t hook up with his brother. This will be a problem when he, who is also the popular boy in school that no girl can resist, fixes her attention on Elle, who is not immune to her charms. A fun entanglement to iron out the physical changes in adolescence and love affairs.

  • You can watch it on Netflix

10 Reasons to Hate You (1999)

It is one of those films that, no matter how many years go by, are unforgettable since it alone stands out from the rest of the teen movies that the film industry produces in huge quantities every year, without giving too much importance to the quality of the content or the message.

This is an exception, which breaks all kinds of stereotypes. Starting with its protagonist, who is not the typical popular girl or the one who undergoes a decisive change in appearance to go from ugly duckling to girl 10. Kat Stratford is a very intelligent girl, absolutely aware of feminism, very sarcastic, beautiful and without outspoken that she will simply ignore the rest of the world as she is unwilling to please anyone other than herself.

In contrast is her little sister Bianca, who only wants to please and be popular, so she will be surrounded by people who only want to take advantage and laugh at her. Being both very different sisters, they will end up teaching each other that, you cannot ignore everyone, nor should you try to please everyone. And, of course, with male leads who steal their hearts.

Without a doubt, a good lesson for our daughters: you have to be yourself and not let anyone change this.

  • You can see it on Disney+

The Perfect Date (2019)

Starring teen “hunk” Noah Centineo, this romantic comedy features a full-fledged love story and existential crisis fit for teens.

To pay for college, Brooks Rattigan needs money. So this high school student creates a dating app and offers himself as a stand-in boyfriend. Of course, posing as a different guy every night will lead him to question who he really is…and who he wants to be with.

  • You can watch it on Netflix

Sierra Burgess is a Loser (2018)

A mistakenly sent message sparks a virtual romance between a smart but unpopular girl and a lovable boy who thinks he’s talking to a gorgeous cheerleader.

This modern-day story is based on the idea that two high school students with opposite personalities come to connect to the point of becoming best friends… and then some.

  • You can watch it on Netflix

Clouds (2020)

I recommend that you have the box of tissues handy, because this film, based on the true story of Zach Sobiech and his unbreakable spirit in the fight against cancer, will bring tears to your eyes.

Laura Sobiech herself, mother of the real protagonist and author of the book on which it is based, “Fly a Little Higher”, collaborated on the script with essential details so that the film is as sincere as possible.