The 12 Best Movies to Stream Around Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day may not be your favorite holiday, but revisiting a cheesy rom-com or two is the best way to get in the love/hate spirit ahead of February 14. Here, a peek at all the romance-filled films you can stream on Netflix now.
“Bridget Jones’s Diary”
Come on, the original film—and the choice Bridg (Renée Zellweger) has to make between Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant)—is a total classic. In fact, we could watch that fight scene outside the restaurant on repeat for days.
“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”
Sheesh, neither Kate Hudson or Matthew McConaughey will cry “uncle” in this flick about a magazine writer on assignment to scare an adorable man off fast. And bonus: It’s the perfect little slice of early ’00s life.
Modern love at its finest: This delightful film is about a man (Simon Pegg) who accidentally mistakes a woman (Lake Bell) to be his blind date. The only problem? She decides to play along just to see how things shake out.
“Kate and Leopold”
Proof Meg Ryan is the queen of rom-coms for a reason. Here, she plays an advertising exec whose life is turned upside down with an English duke from 1876 (Hugh Jackman) appears in modern day New York and starts wooing her. (Seriously, bow down.)
“The Wedding Planner”
Matthew McConaughey obviously has more than one spot on this list. Here he turns out to be J.Lo’s knight in shining armor in this film about a woman who’s always the bridesmaid wedding planner, never the bride.
The three best reasons to watch this film: Amy Adams, the Irish countryside and omg Matthew Goode. (Swoon.)
This one is a reminder to anyone feeling desperate on V-Day: If you can’t meet the perfect man, you can always cast a spell and conjure him up. (We love you, Sandra Bullock.)
Speaking of Sandra Bullock, she plays a single mother forced to restart her life in a small Texas town in this super-sweet story. (Good thing a dreamy Harry Connick Jr. in a ten-gallon hat is there to help with child care.)
“Someone Like You”
Before there was Carrie Bradshaw, there was Ashley Judd and this delightful tale of a female producer anonymously documenting the annoying relationship habits of men. (Her number one source of info? Her roomie Hugh Jackman, of course.)
One of the more ambitious—and under-the-radar—love stories: A Dublin teenager decides to form a rock-and-roll band in order to win the heart of a girl.
This flick—about a couple (Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack) who keep missing connections—will give you if this/then that anxiety for days.