Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love, not struggling to hear each other speak in the middle of our crowded restaurant. Ditch everyone else and stay in with your love this February 14th. Snuggle on the couch with wine, and chocolate, and a subscription to Netflix. Here are our picks for the 10 most romantic movies to watch right now on Netflix US.
When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of chocolate and roses and champagne, and overpriced dinners in crowded restaurants, and movie theaters with no place to sit. Really romantic…isn’t it? We don’t think so either. But thanks to Netflix, staying in isn’t just for single people anymore. Take the champagne and the chocolate and the roses, bring them to the couch, and turn on a movie to set the mood. To help you and your loved one decide, we’ve made a list of 10 of the most romantic movies on US Netflix.
*And don’t worry if your significant other doesn’t have a Netflix account, give them the gift of Netflix when you come over for some sweet, sweet cuddle time!
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Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Name a better way to start this article than with a move celebrating its 10-year anniversary this Valentine’s Day. Definitely, Maybe stars Ryan Reynolds, and he plays impending divorcé, Will Hayes. In the movie, he explains the split to his daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin) by recounting his relationships with three women and making the little girl guess which one is her mother. This movie is an example of people taking the long way to their happily ever after.
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
A modern classic of sorts, this romantic comedy follows Lucy (Sandra Bullock), a Chicago Transit Authority token collector and hopeless romantic who daydreams of marrying one of the patron’s (Bill Pullman) she sees every day. When she saves his life one day and is mistaken for his fiancée by his family, it sets off a chain of events that will change her life forever. This movie doesn’t disappoint.
Beauty and the Beast (Live Action) (2017)
If we didn’t include a Disney movie, you couldn’t trust this list. There is none more romantic than the live action version of Beauty and the Beast, released just last year. Emma Watson epitomizes Belle, the whimsical young woman with her nose in a book who falls in love with the beast that imprisons her. This magical interpretation is star-studded, featuring the likes of Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ewan McGregor as Lumiére, and Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
If you’re in the mood for a pure classic, look no further than Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Audrey Hepburn plays Holly Golightly, the delightfully eccentric New York socialite who begins to fall for the new neighbor in her apartment building. It’s hard to resist her charm and drive for mischievous adventure, but when Paul (George Peppard) begins to pull back Ms. Golightly’s layers, he realizes there’s more to her than meets the eye.
The Last Five Years (2014)
Do you prefer a bit of angst and singing with your romance? If you do, check out The Last Five Years. In this big screen adaptation of the play of the same name, Anna Kendrick and Supergirl actor Jeremy Jordan play a couple who examine their relationship through song. Are a struggling actress and budding novelist destined to fail, or will they meet in the middle and rediscover the love they found on Manhattan’s streets? Watch the movie to find out.
She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
While we’re talking about cult classics set in the Big Apple, we would be remiss not to mention She’s Gotta Have It, famed director Spike Lee’s first full-length feature film. It follows Brooklyn resident Nola Darling (Tracy Camilla Johns) as she juggles her dating life between three men, unable to decide if she can commit to either the nice guy, the vain guy, or the immature guy for the long-term.
Jenny’s Wedding (2015)
There’s nothing more romantic than a wedding, right? Riiight. Except, it’s a little more complicated for Jenny Farrell (Katherine Heigl), who has to reveal to her family that the love of her life is the woman they previously thought was her platonic roommate. Family growth is at the center of this story, but we think any movie that ends with a wedding is a great choice for Valentine’s Day.
Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)
Follow the adventures of Bridget Jones through the stories she writes in her diary. Will she active her goals of living a healthier lifestyle and finding love in the same year? Renee Zellweger’s charming portrayal of the quirky Brit has spawned two more films in the past 17 years. You can find the last film in the trilogy on Netflix as well.
Safe Haven (2013)
Romance and tears saturate every film adapted from a Nicholas Sparks novel, making them the perfect choice for Valentine’s Day. Safe Haven is the only one available on Netflix right now though. Julianne Hough plays Katie, a woman who moves to a small North Carolina town to escape a secret in her past. She doesn’t expect to fall for a handsome widower and be forced to confront the past she ran away from. This is the second film on the list with a Valentine’s Day release date, so we know it will deliver all the feels.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Imagine an advertising executive makes a bet to make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days in order to win a big campaign account; at the same time, a “How To” writer at a woman’s magazine begins to write an article about how to lose a guy in 10 days. They meet at a bar at the beginning of each of their challenges. Hilarity ensues. A modern classic romantic comedy perfect for any date night was born. By the end of it, don’t be surprised if you get your own “love fern.”
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No matter if you like angsty romance or just want a laugh, there is something on this list for you. The one drawback is that these titles are only available to US residents. But don’t fret, it’s easy to access US Netflix with a VPN no matter where in the world you are currently located.
VPN stands for “virtual private network” and you will need one to access US Netflix’s full library. Every country has a different movie library, with the US library the best one. But if you are a US expat, traveling, or just want the best selection, a VPN is a must-have. A VPN provides a network of proxy servers around the world, so you can “trick” your internet service provider and Netflix into thinking you are located in any country you wish. So, you can sit at your desk in Paris, France or Tokyo, Japan and access any one of the movies above simply by connecting to one of the servers in Denver or Los Angeles or any US city that your provider has servers.
Netflix has become very savvy with detecting proxy servers and VPN use, but there are still some services that have managed to remain undetected. Do thorough research and read VPN reviews before you commit to a purchase. That’s the only way to know that you’ll be able to watch any Netflix movie you wish.
Set A Date with Netflix this Valentine’s Day
Whether you are single and in need of a partner, or looking for a third wheel to help you set the mood this Valentine’s Day, Netflix is the perfect date. If you need recommendations, our list has a movie title for any taste. But, a VPN is the best way to access any title in the US Netflix catalog that your heart desires.