Romantic DVDs for Valentine’s Day @ Oakland Public Library

An eclectic assortment of romantic films from Oakland Public Library’s DVD collection.

Is love in the air?  Or is it in the water?  No, it's in the library!  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, an eclectic assortment of romantic films from Oakland Public Library’s DVD collection.  Some are old, some new, and they're all here to be enjoyed by you!  Come in and see our selection of other titles, too!

50 First Dates

From IMBD: Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.

Love Is Strange

From Rotten Tomatoes: After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and - victims of the relentless New York City real estate market - temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home.

Love Jones

From IMBD: Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with their friend, talking about love and sex. Then Nina tests the strength of Darius' feelings and sets a chain of romantic complications into motion.

Tru Love
From Rotten Tomatoes: An evocative love story about the intersecting lives of three women. Tru, a 37-year old serial bed-hopping lesbian, becomes unexpectedly smitten with the elegant 60-year old Alice, widow and mother of her friend Suzanne. As their affection deepens, Suzanne tries to sabotage the budding romance, leading to a heartbreaking climax.


From IMDB: Amelie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Annie Hall

From Rotten Tomatoes: A comical look at the up and down relationship between a New York City TV writer and his aspiring actress/singer girlfriend who's originally from the Midwest.


From IMBD: Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen romantic complications.

Dirty Dancing

From Rotten Tomatoes: A teenage girl learns about love, adult responsibility, and how to do The Dirty Boogie in this romantic drama.

Harold & Maude

From IMBD: Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets and falls in love with lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.