Valentine’s Day is Sunday, and with most of us holed up in our homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s a great time to snuggle up with your partner and take in a new romantic movie or a beloved classic you’ve enjoyed together before.
And, if you’re separated from the one you love because of the pandemic, you can have a Netflix party and watch it together from wherever you are.
Check out some romantic movies on Netflix.
-MALCOLM & MARIE
Malcolm & Marie is a 2021 American film written and directed by Sam Levinson.
The film stars John David Washington and Zendaya (who both also produced) as the title characters, a writer-director and his girlfriend, whose relationship is tested on the night of his latest film’s premiere.
The project was the first Hollywood feature to be entirely written, financed, and produced during the COVID-19 Pandemic, with filming taking place in secret in June and July 2020.
Malcolm & Marie was released in a limited release on January 29, 2021, before being released digitally on February 5, 2021, by Netflix.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised Zendaya and Washington’s performances and Levinson’s direction but criticized his screenplay.
-TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE
When Lara Jean’s secret love letters get mailed to five of her crushes, her life turns upside down. This Netflix original stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, and is based on the popular book by Jenny Han.
In the sequel to “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” Lara Jean and Peter are officially a couple, when another recipient of one of the old love letters enters the picture.
The film follows Lara Jean as she prepares to leave high school and head off to college. While the plan at first is to go to college with Peter, after she takes a couple of trips to different places around the world, she starts to question whether that’s the right path for her.
-THE KISSING BOOTH
For a lighter look at love, “The Kissing Booth” is a good choice.
More of a breakup story than a love story, Someone Great takes place in the short period of time between Jenny Young’s (Gina Rodriguez) unexpected breakup with her longtime beau, and her move to San Francisco for a dream job at Rolling Stone.
Gather your gals for this one—while it’s a story of heartbreak, it’s really a tale of one of the strongest bonds known to (wo)man: friendship.
50 First Dates takes the notion of falling in love with someone over and over again to its most literal endgame.
When Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) sets his eyes on Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore), he’s determined to get to know her better.
The only problem is, Lucy, suffers a severe form of short-term memory loss, where she forgets everything that happened the day before—every single day.
-A WALK TO REMEMBER
A Walk To Remember checks all of the boxes of a classic romantic drama: the attractive bad boy (Shane West) falls for the quiet bookworm (Mandy Moore)—but tragic circumstances is what bring the two even closer together.
Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani star in this action-adventure comedy, which begins when the struggling couple gets tied up in a murder.
The two spend the rest of the night attempted to salvage their innocence—and their relationship.
For those looking for something a bit more melancholic (or for that matter, realistic), this Valentine’s Day, look no further than Marriage Story, the Noah Baumbach-directed drama about a couple (Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver) who couldn’t make it work—but eventually realize that’s not all that love is about.
After making up a white lie about her sexual endeavors, Olive (Emma Stone) finds herself at the center of mean high school gossip.
Instead of attempting to backtrack on her lie, she leans into the false narrative, branding herself with a red A (inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, ‘The Scarlet Letter’) while embracing a new, provocative persona.
Have the tissue box handy for this one. Tyler (Robert Pattinson) is burdened by a past trauma that’s put a strain on his relationship with his father—and everyone around him—until he meets a girl named Ally (Emilie de Ravin), who understands his pain.
After a teenage fling went sour for Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park), the childhood sweethearts reconnect fifteen years later—and reignite an old spark—in this lighthearted rom-com.
Author: Kelly Adjetey Boye | universnewsroom.com