Valentine’s day is happening on a Friday this year, and while there are people who would like to spend that day eating out at fancy intimate restaurants with their significant others, there are also people who would rather spend it indoors and have a relaxed valentine eating takeout and binge-watching romantic movies on Netflix. I’m not just talking about single people, I’m talking about couples too.
So for those of us who would like to stay in, I’ve come up with a list of romantic movies to watch (with your partners or by yourself).
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed.
But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before: I Still Love You
It’s a new year and Lara Jean and Peter are no longer “pretending” to be a couple. And, as Lara Jean navigates a trove of official firsts with Peter her first real kiss, her first real date, her first Valentine’s Day, she finds herself leaning more on Kitty and Margot, Chris, and an unexpected new confidant, Stormy (Holland Taylor), to help her manage the complex emotions that come with this new chapter of balancing a relationship and figuring out her authentic self. Things become even more difficult when John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher), another recipient of one of Lara Jean’s old love letters, re-enters her life. Lara Jean must rely on herself more than ever as she’s confronted with yet another question: Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?
Phone Swap narrates the story of Mary, a warm-hearted fashion designer who works under a very stringent boss, and Akin, an arrogant, withdrawn and bossy business executive. They accidentally swap their mobile phones at a busy airport, which leads to an exchange in their destinations and the need to help carry out each other’s assignments.
Crazy Stupid Love
At forty-something, straight-laced Cal Weaver is living the dream—good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily, has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his “perfect” life quickly unravels.
Worse, in today’s single world, Cal, who hasn’t dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirty-something player Jacob Palmer.
In an effort to help Cal get over his wife and start living his life, Jacob opens Cal’s eyes to the many options before him: flirty women, manly drinks and a sense of style that can’t be found at Supercuts or The Gap.
Everyone in the Osayande family worries about Isoken. Although she has what appears to have a perfect life – beautiful, successful and surrounded by great family and friends – Isoken is still unmarried at 34 which, in a culture obsessed with marriage, is serious cause for concern. Things come to a head at her youngest sister’s wedding when her overbearing mother thrusts her into an orchestrated matchmaking with the ultimate Edo man, Osaze. Osaze is handsome, successful and from a good family, making him perfect Nigerian husband material. But in an unexpected turn of events, Isoken meets Kevin who she finds herself falling in love with and he just might be what she truly wants in a partner. The only problem is, not only is he not an Edo man, he is Oyinbo (white).
A divorced couple who decide to share equal space in their ex-matrimonial home soon realize that the ingenious idea is easier said than done. Bent on flexing their egos and scoring points, the two implore various hilarious tactics that soon inflames emotions and turns an already complicated situation into a roller coaster ride.