Whether you're single or in a couple, you might want to skip the Valentine's Day dinner crush this year and watch a movie.
Here's a list of more than two dozen romantic movies — comedies, dramas and everything in between — where NYC plays a starring role so you can celebrate your love of the city:
The Heiress (1949)
This 1949 adaptation of Henry James's novel "Washington Square" follows the shy daughter of a New York doctor. When she falls in love, her father tries to stop the marriage because he thinks the young man could be a fortune hunter.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
Although much of this movie takes place on a cruise ship, the Empire State Building plays a major role when a couple falls in love and agrees to meet on the observation deck six months later. "Sleepless in Seattle" (also on this list) paid homage to this classic decades later.
West Side Story (1961)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
The movie that launched a thousand last-minute Halloween costumes, this movie stars Audrey Hepburn in her iconic role as Holly Golightly, a New York socialite — or call girl depending on who you ask — who falls in love with her new neighbor, played by George Peppard. It's a loose adaptation of a Truman Capote novel of the same name.
That Touch of Mink (1962)
Annie Hall (1977)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
New Jersey housewife Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) follows the messages to and from a New York City bohemian named Susan (Madonna) in a tabloid's personals ads, all leading up to a rendezvous in Battery Park. There's mistaken identity, amnesia and a pair of stolen earrings in this dramadey.
In this Brooklyn Heights-set romantic comedy the widowed Loretta (Cher) is supposed to marry her boyfriend, Johnny, but he leaves for Sicily to visit his dying mother. He asks Loretta to invite his estranged brother Ronny (Nicholas Cage) to their wedding. Naturally, Loretta and Ronny fall in love, but not without a lot of arguing and a trip to the opera at Lincoln Center.
Coming to America (1988)
Working Girl (1988)
Tess, a Staten Island secretary (Melanie Griffith), seizes her chance to put forward her own idea for a merger at the Wall Street investment bank she works at when her boss (Sigourney Weaver) breaks her leg skiing. Things get even more complicated when Tess falls for her boss's boyfriend, played by Harrison Ford.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
A womanizing advertising executive (Eddie Murphy) gets a taste of his own medicine when his new boss (Robin Givens) turns out to be a female version of him. The movie has a jam-packed cast featuring Halle Berry, David Alan Frier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Chris Rock and Eartha Kitt.
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Seattle might be in the title, but New York City stars in this homage to "An Affair to Remember." Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan's characters spend most of the movie apart after "meeting" on a call-in radio show until a romantic scene on top of the Empire State Building.
Crossing Delancey (1988)
You've Got Mail (1998)
Hanks and Ryan followed up the success of "Sleepless in Seattle" with another Mahanattan-based hit, "You've Got Mail." Kathleen runs a struggling children's bookstore and hates Joe, the owner of a large chain bookstore that's moved into the neighborhood. But when the pair meet anonymously online, they start an intense relationship and fall in love.
Autumn in New York (2000)
Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
In this romantic comedy, Jennifer Lopez plays the maid at a Manhattan hotel with a senatorial candidate (Ralph Fiennes) who mistakes her for a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's clothes.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Kate Hudson's a magazine writer tasked with trying to land — and lose — a man in 10 days. Matthew McConaughey is a New York ad executive and playboy who bets his friends he can make a woman fall in love with him at the same time. Naturally, the pair meet in a bar and square off in a battle of the sexes.
This romantic comedy is a loving send-up of Disney movies lets a princess (Amy Adams) loose in modern day Manhattan as she tries to reunite with her prince charming. One of the more memorable — and possibly disturbing — scenes involves some helpful pigeons and rats trying to clean up an apartment.