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Best Valentine's Day Movies You Can Stream Right Now
It’s hard to believe, but Valentine's Day is right around the corner. We suggest taking it easy this year, cuddling up with your sweetheart and streaming these romantic movies. There are a ton of ways you can make a home date night (or Valentine's Day with friends) feel as special as a fancy evening out. First, make a delicious dinner for two (and don’t forget the Valentine’s Day desserts). Then, exchange gifts with your partner, complete with a Valentine's Day wish they’ll never forget. After all that’s done, settle in with one of these romantic movies on Netflix and other streaming platforms that can suit all types of viewers.
Hopeless romantics will enjoy the warm-and-fuzzy films like P.S. I Love You or The Last Song. There are also some good old-fashioned rom-coms that might be a better middle ground for you and your significant other. And if you’re celebrating by yourself or with friends, you might find releases like Something Great or Book Club are the perfect fit. One thing is true about all of these, though: You’ll definitely be feeling the love after the credits roll. (Can't find one you like? Try a Hallmark Valentine's Day movie instead.)
Valentine’s Day: The perfect time for happy couples to enjoy a pot of fondue by candlelight at a buzzing restaurant, make out on a street corner and, perhaps, pack into a movie theater to see a rom-com.
Oh, sorry, it’s 2021. You know what that means … more couch time and pants optional.
With many lovebirds staying in this Sunday, The Post has compiled a list of streaming movies to enjoy with your main squeeze. There’s something for everybody — from folks who value family above all else to those for whom BDSM comes as easy as ABC.
Like its trollop progeny “Gossip Girl,” “Cruel Intentions” makes us fear for New York high school graduates who learn nothing and are morally depraved. The steamy plot is a web of lies in which two teens (Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe) seduce a girl (Selma Blair) to get revenge on another student. What would the guidance counselor say?
For our younger readers: In the ’90s, there was a shiny new Internet service called AOL. We would spend several minutes “dialing up” to turn it on, and then we would excitedly read our one to two weekly emails. When we got a new message, a man would loudly say “You’ve got mail!” Simpler times. In this comedy that borrows the phrase, a man and woman who hate each other in-person (Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) fall in love anonymously online.
How does one pick Julia Roberts’ best rom-com? “Notting Hill,” “Runaway Bride” and “Pretty Woman” are all delightful and make the choice a difficult one. But the edge goes to “My Best Friend’s Wedding” for a fantastically annoying early-career performance from Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett’s easy British charm. While it boils my blood that the 26-year-old main character (Roberts) is the most influential food critic in America, I am comforted by the thought of my own devoted readers out there (Hi, Mom! Hi, Dad!)
This 2019 drama follows Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) as they find themselves on the run after their first date ends in a violent confrontation with a cop. Think modern-day “Romeo and Juliet” meets “Bonnie and Clyde.” It doesn’t have a “happily ever after,” but there’s plenty of heart along the way.
This 2018 hit was notable for being among the first mainstream LGBTQ rom-coms. Based on a YA novel by Becky Albertalli, the story follows closeted gay high schooler Simon (Nick Robinson) as he finds love — and himself. The ending might be happy, but expect tears from his emotional confrontation with his father, Jack (Josh Duhamel).