20 Best Valentine’s Day Movies To Stream

Love isn’t cancelled. If you’re looking to get your dose of romance this Valentine’s Day then look no further. The Ruthless On Film team have pulled together a list of the top 20 movies to stream this Valentine’s Day.

So grab the popcorn, dime the lights and get comfy. You’ll definitely be feeling the love after the credits roll.

1. The Lovebirds

In the midst of a messy breakup a couple unwillingly get involved in a real-life murder mystery. Can they, and their relationship survive the night?

Watch now on Netflix

2. Valentine’s Day

We couldn’t make a list of romantic movies to watch this February 14th without including this one. From old flames to new romances and unrequited love, the all-star cast all try to enjoy the most romantic day of the year.

Watch now on Amazon Prime

3. The Big Sick

Kumail meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. Soon enough concerns over what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her are the least of his concerns when Emily develops am illness that leaves her in a coma. Kumail finds himself developing a deep bond with her parents. Can love conquer all?

Watch now on Netflix.

4. 50 First Dates

Imagine waking up every morning and having no memory of your life and loved ones. That’s the reality that Lucy lives in. She suffers from short-term memory loss meaning that she can’t remember meeting Henry. So he decides to romance his beloved every day and hope that she too loves him.

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

5. Pride and Prejudice

With Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennett and Matthew Macfayden as the infamous Mr Darcy this 2005 retelling of the classic Jane Austen novel is a must-watch for true romantics. Will Mrs Bennett find her daughters rich husbands or risk alienating them with her pushy ways?

Watch now on Netflix.

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

6. Before Sunrise

We couldn’t make a Valentine’s Day movie list without including this Ethan Hawke classic. While travelling on a train in Europe, and American named Jesse meets a French woman named Celine. On his last day in Europe Jesse decides to spend his remaining hours with her.

Watch on Amazon Prime.

7. The Notebook

The Notebook is the ultimate romantic movie to watch, but have your tissues at the ready. We watch as Duke reads the story of Allie and Noah, two people so in love, but separated by fate to Ms Hamilton, a woman suffering from dementia, every day from his battered old notebook.

Watch now on Netflix.

8. My Best Friend’s Wedding

This movie may not have aged well with many no longer siding with Julia Roberts’ character as she attempts to split up her best friend and his fiancé after realizing that she is madly in love with him. But it’s worth watching for Cameron Diaz’s infamous karaoke performance and that heart-breaking scene on the boat.

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

9. Hitch

Alex ‘Hitch’ Hitchens played by Will Smith is a professional dating expert who helps men woo the women of their dreams. However an encounter with a journalist makes him start to question if he’s really as clued up on love as he thought.

Watch now on Netflix.

10. If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk is agonisingly beautiful. It’s a heart-wrenching glimpse into life as a black family in 1970’s New York, but the prejudice is also something that is being experienced in present day. It’s emotional, wistful and captivating in its message, its vision and its all encompassing beauty.

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

11. One Day

Based on David Nicholls’ book of the same name, One Day tells the tale of Dexter and Emma who decide to meet every year on 15th July. We watch as they experience love and loss over 18 years. Will they finally get their happily ever after?

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

12. Never Been Kissed

Drew Barrymore goes undercover as a high school student to get the big scoop for her paper. But she has to deal with all the drama of the teenage years she would rather not relive. Will she finally get that magical first kiss?

Watch now on Disney+.

13. About Time

Jordan introduced me to this Richard Curtis movie and I instantly fell in love with it. About Time is different from other Curtis classics like Love Actually and Notting Hill. This sweet movie centres on a man who has the ability to travel through time in the pursuit of love.

Watch now on Netflix.

14. Pretty Woman

Julia Roberts and Richard Gear prove that love will conquer all in this classic romantic drama. Watch it just for that epic shopping scene on repeat.

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

15. 10 Things I Hate About You

Who couldn’t love this modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew? Julie Stiles and Heath Ledger play the two leads who prove that all is not fair in love and war.

Watch now on Disney+.

16. Silver Linings Playbook

Life doesn’t always go to plan, but can take you on the paths to things you only ever dreamed of. Both Pat and Tiffany have experienced the heartache of losing everything they love, but it’s ultimately what brings them together. Silver Linings Playbook is a refreshingly optimistic romantic drama.

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

17. Carol

Carol tells the tale of forbidden love and a woman’s quest to live authentically while facing social prejudices and bigotry. Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett make for a gorgeous couple in this unforgettable movie about longing, loss and the enduring power of love.

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

18. Holidate

This movie is for anyone who’s ever been sat at the single’s table or even worse, the kids table, during family events. Emma Roberts plays Sloane who teams up with a stranger to avoid being single at the holidays. They agree to be each other’s platonic plus-ones all year long, only to catch real feelings along the way.

Watch now on Netflix.

19. Eat Pray Love

Liz Gilbert played by Julia Roberts decides to up sticks and explore the world after her marriage breaks down. What follows is a journey of self discovery, pasta and romance.

Watch now on Netflix.

20. La La Land

We have loved this romantic musical since its release in 2016. With Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress, we watch as they meet, fall in love and try to pursue their dreams in Los Angeles aka La La Land.

Watch now on Netflix

Happy viewing everyone. Sending you all our virtual love.

By Ruth Barrett

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