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Rom-coms to stream for Valentine’s Day


From classics and hidden gems to new favourites, there are many different options to stream on Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and Crave. So this Valentine’s Day cosy up and watch some of these top romantic movies that promise to keep you entertained.

Always Be My Maybe (Netflix)

Childhood sweethearts Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) have a falling out and reconnect 15 years later when Sasha runs into Marcus in San Francisco. Although the old sparks are still there, the couple live in different worlds. Watch out for the hilarious Keanu Reeves cameo.

Everyone assumed Sasha and Marcus would wind up together except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder… maybe?

Love Hard (Netflix)

The film follows a Los Angeles writer named Natalie (Nina Dobrev) who has been unsuccessful in finding love on dating apps. Finally, after meeting her perfect match on an app, she flies 3,000 miles to surprise him for Christmas only to find out she’s been catfished. The film also stars Darren Barnet, Jimmy O. Yang and Harry Shum Jr.

A romantic comedy about the lies we tell for love. An unlucky-in-love LA girl (Nina Dobrev) falls for a rugged East Coast guy (Darren Barnet) on a dating app and decides to surprise him for the holidays—only to discover that she’s been catfished by his childhood friend (Jimmy O. Yang). Directed by Hernán Jiménez.

I Want You Back (Prime Video)

In this new romance flick, Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate) are both unexpectedly dumped by their respective partners, Anne (Gina Rodriguez) and Noah (Scott Eastwood), on the same weekend. When they realize that their exes have moved on, they create a desperate plot to win the loves of their lives back.

Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate) thought they were on the precipice of life’s biggest moments – marriage, kids, and houses in the suburbs – until their respective partners dumped them. Horrified to learn that the loves of their lives have already moved on, Peter and Emma hatch a hilarious plan to win back their exes with unexpected results.

The Broken Hearts Gallery (Crave)

Lucy (Geraldine Viswanathan) is a 20-something art gallery assistant living in New York City, who also happens to be an emotional hoarder. After she gets dumped by her latest boyfriend, she creates The Broken Heart Gallery, a pop-up space for the items love has left behind. For all the romantics out there, this one’s for you.

From Executive Producer Selena Gomez and Writer/Director Natalie Krinsky, watch the new trailer for the romantic comedy of the summer, The Broken Hearts Gallery 💔, only in theaters September 11.

The Proposal (Disney+)

To avoid being deported to her native Canada, book publishing editor-in-chief Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) pretends to be engaged to her assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds). Andrew agrees to the charade if he’s promoted to editor, and they fly to Alaska to meet his eccentric family. With a suspicious immigration official always lurking nearby, they must stick to their plan despite the many mishaps.

Check out the official The Proposal (2009) trailer starring Sandra Bullock! Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Sylvie’s Love (Prime Video)

In the summer of 1957, Sylvie (Tessa Thompson) falls for saxophonist Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), who takes a summer job at her father’s record store in Harlem. When they reconnect years later, their lives have changed but their feelings for each other have not faded over the years.

In SYLVIE’S LOVE, the jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the hot New York summer of 1957. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), a saxophonist, spends late nights playing behind a less-talented but well-known bandleader, as member of a jazz quartet. Sylvie (Tessa Thompson), who dreams of a career in television, spends her summer days helping around her father’s record store, as she waits for her fiancé to return from war. When Robert takes a part-time job at the record store, the two begin a friendship that sparks a deep passion in each of them unlike anything they have felt before. As the summer winds down, life takes them in different directions, bringing their relationship to an end. Years pass, Sylvie’s career as a TV producer blossoms, while Robert has to come to terms with what the age of Motown is doing to the popularity of Jazz. In a chance meeting, Sylvie and Robert cross paths again, only to find that while their lives have changed, their feelings for each other remain the same. Writer/director Eugene Ashe combines romance and music into a sweeping story that brings together changing times, a changing culture, and the true price of love.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Netflix)

This Netflix hit film, based on the books by Jenny Han, was followed by two other feature films that are all currently streaming on Netflix. When Lara Jean Covey’s (Lana Condor) secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, she finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down.

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? Lara Jean Song Covey’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all– are mysteriously mailed out. From New York Times Bestselling Author, Jenny Han, the film adaption of the popular YA novel stars Lana Condor (Alita: Battle Angel, X-Men: Apocalypse), Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) and Noah Centineo (Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, The Fosters), directed by Susan Johnson.

The Big Sick (Prime Video)

“The Big Sick” follows Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani’s real-life story of how he met his wife Emily Gordon, who suddenly became ill while they were dating. In the film, when Emily (played by Zoe Kazan) contracts a mysterious illness, Nanjiani finds himself forced to face her feisty parents and his family’s expectations as cultures clash.

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10 Things I Hate About You (Disney+)

In this classic rom-com, Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) falls for Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) but can’t date her unless her older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) dates. So Cameron gets mysterious bad boy (Heath Ledger) to help solve his problem.

Another “10 things I hate about you” trailer, whit Heath Ledger!

The Photograph (Crave)

After the unexpected death of her estranged mother, the discovery of a hidden family photograph sends Mae Morton (Issa Rae) on a quest for answers. The journey into her mother’s past exposes many secrets and leads to an unexpected romance with rising-star journalist Michael Block (LaKeith Stanfield).

The Photograph – In Theaters Valentine’s Day

The Half of It (Netflix)

Love and friendship take centre stage in this Netflix original, which follows smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) who agrees to write a love letter for a jock named Paul (Daniel Diemer). However, she doesn’t expect to become his friend — or fall for his crush.

Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help winning over a popular girl. But their new and unlikely friendship gets complicated when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl. From Writer/Director Alice Wu.

Just Go With It (Netflix)

Plastic surgeon Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler) is someone who lies about being married to avoid commitment. So when he meets the girl of his dreams Palmer (Brooklyn Decker), he is caught lying and so instead of coming clean, he enlists his assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to pose as his soon-to-be-ex-wife. Instead of solving Danny’s problems, this leads to more trouble.

Release Date: 11 February 2011 (United States)

Book of Love (Prime Video)

Uptight English writer Henry (Sam Claflin) discovers that his dull, failing novel has surprisingly become a smashing success in Mexico, and he finds himself on the next flight for a book tour across Mexico. Henry, however, is unaware that Spanish translator Maria (Verónica Echegui) had rewritten it into a spicy erotic read.

BOOK OF LOVE Trailer (2022) Sam Claflin, Verónica Echegui, Romance

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