The best films on Netflix to warm your ice-cold heart this Valentine’s!
Whether you’re hiding from gooey couples this Valentine’s, or having a cheap night in with your beau – here’s your ultimate guide to getting into the spirit of Cupid this Valentine’s day. Who knows, maybe you’ll even shed a tear or two into your reduced box of Thornton’s.
To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
Following the major success of Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, based on the book of the same name, Lara Jean is back with more romantic mishaps and love triangles. Starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, the plot follows on from its predecessor, seeing Lara and Peter’s love bubble burst when a former flame re-enters the picture. Lara and those love letters, eh?
La La Land
Academy award-winning La La Land swept film fans and critics off their feet when it premiered back in 2016, and it still has us swooning to this day. The musical drama follows Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) as they try to make it in Hollywood while preventing their relationship from falling apart. The film has an outstanding soundtrack, with a fair few tear-jerking and loving moments that’ll have you wondering if love is really dead after all.
One of the finest rom-coms to come out of the UK, About Time is a truly heartwarming story about two people who fall in love, and, well… time travel. When Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) meets Mary (Rachel McAdams), he tries to win her heart using the gift of time travel that he’s inherited from his father, however as life goes on, he begins to realise his talent can’t shield him from all the trials and tribulations that naturally come with life. Oh, and did we mention Bill Nighy is in it?
It wouldn’t be a list of romantic movies without this one, would it? Dear John was a phenomenon upon its release in 2010 – with women everywhere pining for Channing Tatum (nothing new there then!). After falling in love with Savannah (Amanda Seyfried), John (Channing Tatum) is called back on duty as a soldier for the US army, keeping in touch with his beau through letters over the years he’s away. Unfortunately for John, though, sh*t happens, and long-distance relationships aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
An underrated rom-com, to say the least, Chalet Girl follows former skateboarding champ Kim (Felicity Jones) face a number of predicaments at her new catering job – from falling in love with the hot son in the family she works for (Ed Westwick) to getting involved with a snowboarding championship with fierce competition. It’s a whole load of alpine-themed drama and we’re fully here for it.
When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally is undeniably an absolute classic and if you haven’t seen it, there’s no doubt you’ll have heard about Meg Ryan’s iconic diner scene. Following two hopeless souls over a number of years, Meg Ryan stars as Sally and Billy Crystal as the titular Harry. When a chance encounter brings the unlikely pair together, on multiple occasions, fate forces the pair to face their true feelings for one another. Aww. How romantic.
Set It Up
A new, but strong contender for a great, easy-to-watch rom-com, Set It Up sees two underpaid assistants come together when they realise their insufferable bosses would be perfect for each other. Will the plan work? Will they fall in love? So. Many. Questions. This Netflix original movie stars Lucy Liu, Glen Powell, Zoey Deutch and Taye Diggs.
Falling Inn Love
The perfect easy-watching cheesy rom-com for those well-versed with romantic movies, Christina Milian stars as San-Fran city girl Gabriela in this Netflix original, who spontaneously wins a competition for an inn in New Zealand (yeah, we know) after a big break up. But when Gabriela arrives in NZ, not everything is as it seems. Will she move on from her broken heart and fall ‘inn’ love with New Zealand?
Four Weddings And A Funeral
A true classic starring the king of rom-coms, Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral is everything you’d hope for from a Richard Curtis movie – Hugh Grant and his hair, pining over an American woman… Again. Charles (Grant), meets Carrie (Andie McDowell) at a wedding, and tries to uncover his love for her over a number of years, where he attends four weddings and a funeral. As the title would suggest.
Oh my, Patrick Swayze. A heartthrob of our time if I ever did see one. Unapologetically of its time (as is the CGI), this 90s romantic drama has a stellar cast, with Demi Moore, Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg all starring. The plot follows Molly (Moore) whose romance with Sam (Swayze) is cut short when Sam is killed in a street mugging. But nothing’s as random as it seems, of course, and Swayze’s ghost is forced to pester a psychic in order to get in touch with Molly – whose life is in danger. Oooooh.