Claudine (1974): Diahann Carroll (in an Oscar-nominated role) and James Earl Jones star in the romantic comedy about a struggling mother of six, living on welfare in Harlem working part-time as a maid.

Valentine’s Day is the time of year we go the extra mile to show our loved ones that we care.

There’s no ‘right’ way to celebrate a romance — although a candle-lit dinner never fails — as long as you’re with the one you love.

But if you find yourself just wanting to cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie, we’d suggest one of these classic black romantic films.