If you’re staying in for Valentine’s Day this year, there’s plenty to watch.
Seriously, why bother going out in the cold, burning through your wallet when you can settle in on the sofa, wine in hand and binge.
Netflix has upped its game with romantic movies so we’ve put together some suggestions for your viewing pleasure.
From Titanic to Notting Hill to newer offerings.
‘Tis the season to Netflix and Chill after all.
Here’s the top romantic movies on Netflix Uk – and anti-Valentine’s suggestions for those wanting to shut it all out too.
Once you get over the fact there was space for Jack on that door (there was!) you can just revel in the epic, but doomed, love story in James Cameron’s award winning movie.
La La Land
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, need we say more? Get under that blanket and let the music take you away.
PS I Love You
Hilary Swank gets love notes from her dead partner – though it’s far less morbid than we made it sound.
If you’re willing to put aside all their flawed natures, get the popcorn ready and watch the calamity unfold. There’s the classic door moment too.
The Way He Looks
A Brazilian film about a blind teen trying to work out his place in the world in Sao Paulo.
When Harry Met Sally
Billy Crystal schools us all in how to deliver an I love you speech.
Blue is the Warmest Colour
A coming of age story, this French Cannes winner, is a poignant and sweet tale.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Julianna (Julia Roberts) stars as a food critic who realises she’s in love with her oldest mate. Small problem, he’s about to get married to someone else. There’s also Camero Diaz and Rupert Evertt to gawk at.
There’s nothing quite like a retro British rom com and Notting HIll is one of the best. Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant are great is this.
Tears will be shed. Blub away to Ryan Gosling (he gets everywhere) and Rachel McAdams finding love (again).
As Good As It Gets
Comedy central as a single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. Of course there’s Jack Nicholson too.
Phil (Bill Murray), a weatherman, is out to cover the annual emergence of the groundhog from its hole. He gets caught in a blizzard that he didn’t predict and finds himself trapped in a time warp. He is doomed to relive the same day over and over again until he gets it right.
Watch it because… we’ve all had one of those days.
Our Souls At Night
Such a sweet take on loss and love. Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower, have lived next door to each other for years when they agree to sleep next to each other – platonically – to help alleviate their loneliness.
It all starts with a note that goes astray – and ends with a friendship where they can tell each other anything.
The 40 Year Old Virgin
A nerdy guy who has never "done the deed" is coaxed into losing his virginity by his friends – though the pressure mounts when he actually meets someone he likes.
The Incredible Jessica James
Not to be confused with Jessica Jones, this one is a new release by Netflix from last year.
Comedian Amy Schumer plays a promiscuous women who finds herself in a rut. While writing about a successful sports doctor she finds herself falling in love, and wonders if it’s time to clean up her act.
…and if you’re not feeling the love
The One I Love
If you like Elisabeth Moss from The Handmaid’s Tale check out this one. Smart sci-fi comedy that turn the usual tropes on their head.
Facing the end of their marriage, Sophie and Ethan head to a secluded estate for a weekend on the advice of their therapist.
It all gets supernatural from there.
A bit of a hot love mess. The perfect antidote to VDay.
After marrying the charming and seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe, young Edith (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself swept away to his remote gothic mansion in the English hills. Also living there is Lady Lucille, Thomas’ alluring sister and protector of her family’s dark secrets. Able to communicate with the dead, Edith tries to decipher the mystery behind the ghostly visions that haunt her new home. As she comes closer to the truth, Edith may learn that true monsters are made of flesh and blood.
Alice (Natalie Portman), an American stripper who has moved to London, meets Dan (Jude Law) on the street. While looking at him, a taxi hits her. After taking her to the hospital, Dan begins dating Alice. A year later, Dan — who has written a novel about Alice — is bored. He flirts with photographer Anna (Julia Roberts). Pretending to be her in a chat room, he leads dermatologist Larry (Clive Owen) to an accidental meeting with Anna. As the years pass, both relationships disintegrate.
A woman accidentally kills her husband during a kinky game. Handcuffed to her bed with no hope of rescue, she begins hearing voices and seeing strange visions.
Sex games turn dark in Stephen King’s thriller.
If you want to wallow in regret check out Sarah Paulson and Mark Duplass in this sad black and white indie movie.
High school sweethearts meet later in life and think about how things might have been.
The Other Boleyn Girl
That Henry VIII was a romantic lad right, beheaded wives, divorced them…ok maybe not.
Natalie Portman puts in a star turn as Anne Boleyn as she finds out Henry aka Eric Bana isn’t quite who she thought he was.
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