Elena Sheppard
February 10, 2016 11:19 am
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Whether you’re celebrating the fact that February 14th is Valentine’s Day, or Galentine’s Day, or (this year) just plain Sunday, we do know that it’s hard to avoid the love-feelings throughout the second month of the year. No matter if your weekend includes hate-watching, cry-watching, or happy-tear-watching, we’ve curated a list of love movies that we’ll be snuggling up with this Valentine’s Day. And why yes, all of these gems are on Netflix. So, go forth and feel those love feelings, be them real or movie made.

An Affair to Remember

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The year is 1957. The stars are Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr and the Empire State Building plays a key role in this illicit affair. Crying is guaranteed.

Watch if you want to wallow in heartbreak.

Shakespeare in Love 

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The great bard involved in a secret love affair, is there anything more romantic? Perhaps only the scene in which William unspools Viola from her underpinnings.

Watch if you want to feel both regal and romantic.

Notting Hill 

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The scene above. The feelings we feel when we watch the scene above. That is all. Also Horse and Hound. 

Watch if you want to laugh and cry — probably at the same time. Probably happy tears.

His Girl Friday 

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Cary Grant 17 years before An Affair to Remember, and already just as charming. A screwball comedy, and a love triangle involving divorcees. Also, impeccable outfits like the one Rosalind Russell is wearing above.

Watch if you want to be wowed by witty banter (and gentlemen).

Ghost

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Even if you’ve never seen this movie, you’ve likely seen this scene  — aka Demi Moore doing sensual pottery with Patrick Swayze. It might sound ridiculous, but it’s insanely romantic. Promise.

What if you like your love stories with a side of action and spookiness.

Amélie

A beautiful romance that takes place in a beautiful city, and is anchored to a character who has decided to devote herself to bringing people happiness. Hard not to smile.

Watch if you want to enter a pure, romantic, fantasyland (and you don’t mind reading subtitles).

Blue Is the Warmest Color 

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The 2013 Palme d’Or winner, all about two French art students, Adele and Emma, who fall head over heels in love.

Watch if you’re in the mood for a heavy, all-consuming, kind of love.

Bride and Prejudice

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The Bollywood version of the Jane Austen classic, fully equipped with dance numbers, Aishwarya Rai perfection, and a swoon-worthy romance. Also, it was directed by the same gal who directed Bend It Like Beckham. 

Watch if you’re in the mood for romance + dance breaks.

Grease

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“Rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. Shoobop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom.” Let’s be real, Grease needs no introduction.

Watch if you feeling like singing along at the top of your voice.

Hitch 

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Romance + bromance + Will Smith as a professional “date doctor.” Oh Hitch, you hold such a weird and warm place in our hearts.

Watch if you want a classic, modern rom-com from the guy’s point of view.

The Way He Looks

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Get ready for your heart to melt. This Brazilian movie is all about a blind high school student falling in love with his good friend.

Watch if you want your heart completely smashed, but then rebuilt.

Pride and Prejudice 

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We’ve seen versions of this classic so many times over and it never gets old. Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen truly do make us love this story anew (and most ardently).

Watch if you want to feel that “I want that kind of love” pain in your heart.

Maid in Manhattan 

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Classic rom-com vibes with J.Lo as the maid Marisa who falls for a politician who just so happens to think she’s a socialite. Nothing like mistaken identity to raise the romantic stakes.

Watch if you want a classic modern rom-com, this time from the lady’s perspective.


Punch-Drunk Love 

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Adam Sandler in love in a quirky movie that happens to feature a lot of pudding, makes us want to be quirky and in love (and eat a lot of pudding).

Watch if you like your romance quirky, and your comedians slightly serious.

The English Patient

Ralph Fiennes looking dashing once again, this time not as a senatorial candidate falling for J. Lo but as a WWII era pilot with a steamy love affair in his past.

Watch if you want to lose yourself in the most romantic of epics.

Roman Holiday

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A classic if there ever was one. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck take on Rome and royalty. Romance ensues and our romantic bucket list will now forever include an impromptu hair cut, the Spanish Steps, and a press conference spoken in romantic code.

Watch if you want your heart to be charmed right out of your chest. 

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