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55 Romantic Movies to Stream at Home This Valentine’s Day

We’ve got rom coms, fairy tales, and your favorite Nicholas Sparks movie.

By Lauren Hitzhusen and Geneva Diaz

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca.

Valentine's Day is near, and this year it lands on a not-so-romantic day: Monday. It’s time to master a new at-home fancy dinner, pop a bottle of bubbly from Spec’s (or to order takeout), and kick back with a movie.

There are hundreds—if not thousands—of romantic comedies and classic, sweeping love stories out there, with more being made each year. How will you choose what movie to watch while you and your significant other (or you and your furry friends, if you’re just wanting a little cinematic romantic diversion) are snuggled up under a blanket? And although some of our choices are not free to stream, saving on going out will give you the acceptance to splurge a little on a low-budget.

Here’s a list of 55 movies available to freely stream with a subscription or purchase for a low price.

The Classics

An Affair to Remember (1957)

The most famous iteration of this oft-remade story! (We'll get there with its predecessor, but we're telling you now, don't bother with the 1994 take). Directed by Leo McCarey, Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant are engaged (to other people, mind you) and meet on a European cruise. They fall in love and agree to meet at the top of the Empire State Building in six months. But, when an unfortunate accident keeps her from being able to meet him, he worries that she has married—or no longer loves him. Should a movie with such clear demarcations of melodrama be as effervescent as pink champagne? You be the judge. 

Available on Amazon Prime for $3.99.

Casablanca (1942)

A sweeping story of love and World War II, this classic black-and-white movie follows Rick (Humphrey Bogart) a nightclub owner in, you know, Casablanca, as he realizes his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) has arrived in town. However, she's with her husband, a famed rebel, who has the German forces right on his tail. Ilsa knows that Rick has the connections to get her husband out of the country and to safety, but will old passions reignite? This movie pairs well with red wine, a charcuterie board, and asking your significant other if they would let you get on the plane at the end of the movie—and if they happen to have a Bogie-style trench coat hanging around... 

Streaming on HBO Max.

Libeled Lady (1936)

We love all the classic screwball comedies and this one is an oft-overlooked gem, despite being an Oscar winner: When a major newspaper accuses socialite Connie (the great Myrna Loy in one of her early pairings with William Powell) of being a homewrecker, she takes out a multimillion-dollar lawsuit to clear her name. The frazzled editor-in-chief (Spencer Tracy playing second banana and still stealing just about every scene) of the newspaper, his fiancée (Jean Harlow in a role that underscores the comedic chops that were never displayed enough during her brief, brilliant career), and their friend embark on a scheme to prove Connie is the homewrecker they claim she is. Of course, things don't go as planned, and the results—"If you don't wanna marry me, just say so!"—are a joy to watch play out. 

Available on Amazon Prime for $2.99.

Love Affair (1939)

No, this is not an An Affair to Remember remake. In fact, this is the very first version of that oft-remade classic flick.And as wonderful as the more famous version is, this one has a snap and sparkle all its own, particularly with Dunne's sharp, witty performance, from her entrance through to her zippy delivery of the final line.The film follows engaged playboy Michel Marnet (Charles Boyer), who meets spoken-for singer Terry McKay (Irene Dunne) aboard a cruise. And as wonderful as the more famous version is, this one has a snap and sparkle all its own, particularly with Dunne's sharp, witty performance, from her entrance through to her zippy delivery of the final line. Sparks fly on the cruise, but they agree to go back to their significant others once they reach New York City and meet again in six months on top of the Empire State Building. A tragic accident keeps Terry from being able to meet Michel, and he wonders if she still cares for him.

Available on Amazon Prime and SlingTV Premium Subscription, free on Tubi.

The Awful Truth (1937)

Another screwball classic helmed by the great Leo McCary, in this one Cary Grant and Irene Dunne play a married couple in this movie, but Grant suspects that Dunne hasn’t been faithful, and Irene has the same suspicions about Grant. The two divorce and immediately rush into other relationships (#classic), but discover they still have feelings for one another and begin sabotaging each other’s new relationships to try to get back together.

Available on Amazon Prime for $2.99.

Sing Your Heart Out

Grease (1978)

Even if you learned every song back in middle school, go take it in with fresh eyes, and your honey. Why? Because this classic movie musical will have you singing along and admiring all the bad decisions teenagers can make. Squeaky clean Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and super cool greaser Danny (John Travolta) are in love and crossing clique lines. Perfect for a night of popcorn and nostalgia. Plus, comedy buffs take note, the great Sid Caesar has a small, but hilarious, role as the coach. 

Available on YouTube, AppleTV and Amazon Prime for $2.99.

Hairspray (2007)

You can’t stop the beat! Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) wants nothing more than to dance on TV, but her mom (John Travolta, in a truly endearing and sweet performance) won’t let her. But when she does get her shot, she—and her friends and family—learn a lot about not only romance, but loving also themselves and their fellow man. It’s a toe-tapping good time with a stellar cast.

Streaming on Netflix.

La La Land (2016)

Sebastian and Mia (Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone) get together because of their common desire to do what they love in Los Angeles. The two help each other strive to achieve their dreams, until both grapple with the possible implications of success and selling out—and assure each other they will always love one another. Stunning choreography (by Mandy Moore, the choreographer, not the singer/actress) and beautiful visuals make this a fun Valentine’s Day watch, while the music is fun. And honestly, despite all the shade about the "sellout" song Sebastian does with the John Legend character (played by none other than Legend himself) we really dig it. 

Available on Hulu Premium.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Baz Luhrmann’s classic over-the-top musical is perfect for your V-Day viewing. It's that same old story, struggling writer Christian (Ewan MacGregor) becomes the writer for a play at the Moulin Rouge through a series of wild happenstances, and he falls for the beautiful star courtesan, Satine (Nicole Kidman) but told with Luhrmann's incredible kaleidoscopic style. This jukebox musical is visually stunning and will have you singing, laughing, and crying the whole night long.

Available on Hulu and Amazon Premium.

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

When movies made the transition from silent films to “talkies,” not everyone was able to make the cut—but this musical about that process has long been hailed as one of the best musicals of Hollywood's Golden Era. Don (the incredible Gene Kelly) and Lina (Jean Hagen, so hilarious you'll be shocked to learn that her real voice sounds nothing like the infamous squeaky tones that help her dominate the film) have always been cast as a couple, but when Lina’s voice just isn’t what people imagined for a musical (in fact, it’s kind of awful!), aspiring actress Kathy (Debbie Reynolds) is hired to provide a new voice for Lina. This film also features Donald O'Connor's "Make 'Em Laugh" and O'Connor's physical comedy tour-de-force can only be rivaled by, well, every other brilliant part of this charming film. 

Streaming on HBO Max.

The Prom (2020)

A teen girl wants to go to the prom with her girlfriend, but the PTA ends up canceling the prom instead. Four down-on-their-luck Broadway actors arrive to shake things up and make a brand-new prom. This fun movie-musical will have you dancing along in your seat this Valentine’s Day. Oh, and Meryl Streep is in it, plus James Corden who even managed to make that awful feline-centric movie almost palatable whenever he was on screen. 

Streaming on Netflix. 

John Hughes and the Best of the ’80s

Dirty Dancing (1987)

“I’ve had the time of my life, and I owe it all to you…” This classic movie is highly quotable (“I carried a watermelon?”) and perfect for a romantic night in. This movie follows Baby (Jennifer Gray) as she forms a bond with a cute dance instructor (Patrick Swayze, H-Town's own!) at a sleepy Catskills resort. This movie may inspire you to try that lift with your boo this Valentine’s Day, but be wary, it could lead to disastrous results.

Available on Hulu Premium.

Pretty in Pink (1986)

Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, and Andrew McCarthy star in this classic Brat Pack film. Andie (Ringwald) begins dating much-cooler-than-her Blaine (McCarthy) while juggling her record store job and her best friend’s crush on her (Duckie, played by Cryer). Throughout the film, she learns that it’s hard to date outside your social sphere. And then she ruins that amazing vintage dress, but it was the 1980s, a time of so many fashion sins. Also, catch James Spader in full entitled-douche glory being thoroughly unpleasant and clearly enjoying the hell out himself in the process. 

Available to Hulu and Amazon Premium.

Say Anything… (1989)

Often imitated, the iconic scene of John Cusack holding up a boombox makes this movie is classic. Cusack plays Lloyd, a true optimist, who has his first love with Diane (Ione Skye), but her father does not approve of him. Nostalgic and heartwarming, unless you're just really over that Peter Gabriel song, this tale of first love is a perfect pick for Valentine’s Day.

Streaming on HBO Max.

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall: this is classic 1980’s goodness. Sam Baker (Ringwald) believes her 16th birthday will be the start of a fantastic new year for her—but, alas, her entire family forgets about it! Hijinks ensue as Sam finds herself caught between a boy she doesn’t like and a boy she does. The ending scene is truly iconic, although, yes, we too always wonder how her pink dress didn't burst into flames hovering so near all of those birthday candles. 

Streaming on Hulu.

The Wedding Singer (1998)

Not exactly filmed in the 80's, but takes place in 1985. Adam Sandler’s character has one of the most romantic jobs– a wedding singer. Once he’s left at the altar at his own wedding, he loses all hope in finding true love until Julia (Drew Barrymore), asks for him to help plan her wedding. He falls in love with her, of course, and attempts to win her over before her wedding day.

Streaming on Netflix.

Love Is Dead (and They Don’t Get Together)

500 Days of Summer (2009)

Greeting card writer Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a hopeless romantic who has lost a bit of his zest for life. When his girlfriend Summer (played by Zooey Deschanel) breaks up with him, Tom takes the time to reflect on his relationship with her (500 days long) and rediscovers his passion once more.

Streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime.

Blue Valentine (2010)

This romantic drama stars Ryan Gosling as Dean, a high school dropout with a hopeless romantic streak. He falls for Cindy (Michelle Williams), a pre-med student, pregnant with another man’s baby. This movie follows the ups and downs of their relationship in a nonlinear way, making for a unique way of viewing a doomed relationship.

Streaming on Amazon Prime.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) have been hired as sheepherders in the American West. They fall for each other in the mountains of Wyoming, but end up marrying other people—Ennis marries his longtime sweetheart, Alma (Michelle Williams), and Jack marries a fellow rodeo rider (Anne Hathaway). The film follows their 20-year secret relationship and will leave your heart aching this Valentine’s Day.

Available on Hulu Premium.

Roman Holiday (1953)

Ann (Audrey Hepburn) is a very busy crown princess from an unnamed European country. She just wants to experience a little freedom, so she sneaks away and accidentally falls asleep on a park bench! Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), a reporter, finds her and takes her home to keep her safe—not realizing she is a princess, of course. The two go on Roman adventures together, but that’s all. Ann gets her day of freedom, and Joe gets a story he refuses to print. This film was Hepburn's big break, and her gamin looks in this film are still inspiring imitation pixie cuts to this day.

Available on Amazon Premium.

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) has just learned that her husband is cheating on her—from an angry writer to whom she gave a bad review, no less! So, when her best friend Patti (played by Sandra Oh, marvelous throughout the film) suggests she tour Italy, Frances agrees, but then she takes it one step further and buys a villa in Tuscany to completely restart her life (and possibly find romance with the handsome Marcello) This is a great movie about starting over and taking risks. None of it plays out as planned, and Frances gradually realizes her life is all the better for that. 

Streaming on Amazon Prime. 

The NeoClassics

Ghost (1990)

Sam (Houston's own Patrick Swayze again!) and Molly (Demi Moore) are in love. But, when Sam is murdered by his business partner, he is stuck as a ghost, totally powerless. However, by seeking out a psychic (played by Whoopi Goldberg), he is able to protect Molly from his murderer’s goons. Pair this classic with an arts-and-crafts night (Who wouldn’t want to re-create that pottery scene?). Goldberg won her Oscar for this one, and while some maintain this was an apology win (and that it should've gone to her for The Color Purple) they're missing how wonderful she is here, although, yes, she also should've won the other Oscar too. 

Available to stream on Amazon Premium.

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in this classic Nora Ephron film, arguably the peak of this dynamic duo's three pairings. After the death of his wife, Hanks moves to Seattle with his son, where the son promptly calls in on a radio show to find a new wife for his dad. Ryan—an engaged reporter in Baltimore—hears about this and falls in love with Hanks after hearing him on the radio. They write letters and agree to meet on top of the Empire State Building. This is classic early-’90s goodness, perfectly paired with pizza and the coziest blanket you own. 

Streaming on Amazon Prime.

Titanic (1997)

The penny whistle. Celine Dion. Dropping the Heart of the Ocean back into the ocean? Classic. Kate Winslet plays Rose, a Philadelphia socialite on her way back to America with her fiancé and her family aboard the Titanic. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jack, a carefree but poor American artist coming back from spending time in Paris. The two meet and fall in love, but their love is on a timer, as the boat, as we all know, will inevitably sink. This romance boasts some truly iconic scenes (The handprint on the car door! The staircase! “Draw me like one of your French girls!”) and is perfect for Valentine’s Day, if you’re in a relationship or not.

Available on Hulu and Amazon Premium.

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan, here just beginning her reign as the queen of rom coms) are recent college graduates with a question—can a man and woman really be friends without sex coming between them? They cannot come to a conclusion, and ten years pass. Now, older and wiser, they set out to be friends. This classic features some truly iconic scenes (Katz Delicatessen, anyone?) alongside the sharp romantic commentary of Nora Ephron while being skillfully helmed by the wonderful Rob Reiner. 

Available to stream on HBO Max.

Today Was a Fairytale

Cinderella (2015)

One of the original Disney live-action remakes, this version of the classic tale, directed by Kenneth Branagh, is nothing short of opulent. From the costumes to the scenery, this movie will have you gasping from the sheer beauty of every set piece and gown. Cinderella (Lily James) longs for a day off from her servitude, and that chance comes in the form of an invitation to the ball via the prince (Richard Madden, a.k.a. GOT’s Robb Stark). What makes this version stand out from the 1950 animated original is that Cinderella actually talks with the prince and you see the impact her kindness has on him. It’s a beautifully shot, truly romantic movie that will make you believe in fairytales.

Available on Hulu and Amazon Premium.

Enchanted (2007)

What happens when fairytales and the real world collide? This classic Disney movie explores just that. Amy Adams plays Giselle, a hopeful young woman who longs to marry the prince. But an accidental trip down the well drops her in New York City (enormous ball gown and all), where she falls for divorce lawyer Robert Philip (played by Patrick Dempsey). Magic and real life continue to collide throughout the movie, making this a fun, whimsical movie, perfectly paired with popcorn and milkshakes. By the way, there's a sequel in the works!

Available to stream on Disney Plus.

Ever After (1998)

Danielle (Drew Barrymore) is a bright and vivacious girl who is hated by her wicked stepmother Rodmilla (Anjelica Huston). While this may seem like your classic Cinderella story, if you ever felt that the original needed more discussion of class, politics, and that Cinderella and the prince should chat more, this is the movie for you. Danielle disguises herself as a member of the court to get some more face-to-face time with the prince and ends up changing his life for the better. It’s a beautifully shot and romantic story, perfect for a cozy night in.

Available on Hulu and Amazon Premium.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1997)

The cast of this movie is utter perfection. Brandy plays Cinderella, who works day and night at the beck and call of her wicked stepmother (Bernadette Peters) and evil stepsisters. Her fairy godmother (Whitney Houston) gives her the chance to go to the ball to meet the prince (Paolo Montalban), whose parents are played by Whoopi Goldberg and Victor Garber. This movie will bring you back to your childhood and give you the warm, fuzzy feelings of nostalgia.

Available to stream on Disney Plus and Tubi.

The Princess Bride (1987)

True love, sword fights, and giant, shrieking eels—these are just some of the plot points that make up Rob Reiner’s classic ’80s fantasy-romance-adventure movie. Buttercup (Robin Wright) loves Westley (Cary Elwes), a simple farm boy who goes to sea to seek his fortune so they can marry. But the evil Prince Humperdinck claims Buttercup for his own! What follows is a fun and fantastical story with daring adventure, kidnapping, monsters, surprises, True Love’s Kiss, and more.

Available to stream on Disney Plus. 

Stardust (2007)

If you liked The Princess Bride, this fantasy movie will not disappoint. A young man (Charlie Cox) must find a star in the realm of fairies and magic to win the heart of his dearest(Sienna Miller). He soon finds out that the star is not a space rock, but a woman (Claire Danes) named Yvaine. His journey becomes longer than expected when he must help Yvaine from the evil witch (Michelle Pfeiffer) and her sisters who want to use her stardust to achieve eternal youth.

Available on Netflix.

Funnies and Time-to-get-Noughtie(s)

13 Going on 30 (2004)

Jenna wants nothing more than a boyfriend, but boys her age (13) are terrible. So, she wishes to become “30, flirty, and thriving” as a well-adjusted adult (Jennifer Garner). As it turns out, being an adult is just as hard—if not harder!—than being a kid. It’s a feel-good fairytale with a happy ending, perfect for remembering how much you wanted to be a grownup as a kid.

Available to stream on HBO Max.

A Walk to Remember (2002)

It wouldn’t be a Valentine’s Day movie list without the undisputed king of love stories, Nicholas Sparks and while some will opt for The Notebook, may we recommend zigging instead of zagging and going with the one featuring the other Mandy Moore (the singer/actress, not the choreographer) in one of her first starring roles. Set in North Carolina, the movie follows bad boy Landon Carter (Shane West), who has to complete many volunteering tasks in order to work off his punishment. He is forced to participate in the school play, where he meets Jamie Sullivan (Moore). Jamie, as it turns out, is dying, and has a bucket list that Landon helps her complete. It’s a sweet, sad movie with a beautiful theme song sung by Moore herself.

Available to stream on Tubi.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet) are breaking up. (Breakups are the worst!) However, a company called Lacuna offers a great service—totally erase the other person from your memories. You’ll literally never have to think of them again. Will Joel and Clementine permanently move on? Or will they realize they’re right for each other all along? This movie is an excellent conversation starter about how important our painful pasts can be for who we are now.

Available on Amazon Prime and AppleTV for $3.99.

Leap Year (2010)

Anna (Amy Adams) has been with her boyfriend for several years and, when another year passes without a proposal, she takes matters into her own hands. She learns about a Celtic tradition where women can propose on Leap Day—February 29—and follows her boyfriend to Ireland to pop the question there. But fate puts her in the wrong part of the country, and right in the path of a surly-but-handsome Irishman named Declan, played by the always intriguing Matthew Goode, who you may recognize from later Downton Abbey and A Discover of Witches. Gorgeous shots of Ireland and classic rom-com goodness.

Available to stream on HBO Max.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Rachel Chu accompanies her boyfriend to his best friend's wedding in Singapore only to find out that Nick's family is extremely wealthy. She is pushed into the spotlight and must deal with his disapproving mother, silly relatives, and jealous socialite girl friends.

Available on HBO Max.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) is living with his parents after spending time in a mental institution. While he’s attempting to rebuild his life from the ground up after losing his wife and job, things get complicated when he meets his neighbor Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence). She offers to help him mend loose ends with his wife if he can help her with something in exchange.

Streaming on Netflix.

The Holiday (2006)

If you never got around to watching this one during the holidays, it’s not too late. Unlucky Californian Amanda (Cameron Diaz) swaps homes with depressed and broken-hearted English woman Iris (Kate Winslet). They soon find themselves tied up in romance (with Jude Law and Jack Black) during their much needed getaways.

Streaming on Netflix.

P.S. I Love You (2007)

Gerry (Gerard Butler) is dying, and he knows how hard his wife, Holly (Hilary Swank), will take it. So, he finds a way to cheat death—in a sense. Starting on Holly’s 30th birthday, she receives letters from Gerry, intending to help ease her grief and teach her that she can love again. A sweet and sad movie, it’s wonderful for thinking about the adventures love takes us on.

Available on HBO Max.

The Notebook (2004)

An absolute noughties classic! Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams star as Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton, a pair of young lovers whose parents don’t approve of the match. Allie goes home to Charleston, Noah leaves to go fight in World War II, and Allie finds a new man. But, when Noah returns and Allie is about to get married, what will become of their relationship? This movie is one of the defining fictional romances of the early 2000s, making it perfect for nostalgia and snuggling with your significant other.

Available to stream on HBO Max.

50 First Dates (2004)

Henry (Adam Sandler) is determined to date Lucy (Drew Barrymore), but there’s one big problem– she has short-term memory loss. Once the day is over, and she wakes up the next morning, she can’t remember anything from the days before. Every morning Henry must woo her all over again and he won’t stop until she remembers him and their love.

Available on Hulu Premium.

Valentine’s Day (2010)

The perfect movie for Valentine’s Day! This film follows a massive cast of characters with intertwining storylines (ranging from teen love to unrequited romance to being true to yourself and more), much like holiday classic Love Actually. This movie truly is a who’s who of the early 2000s, such as peak Grey’s Anatomy McDreamy Patrick Dempsey, and it’s sure to leave you giggling.

Available to stream on HBO Max.

Young Love

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) is popular and well-liked ... but can’t get a date unless her not-as-popular, mean older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) gets one too. But when a boy falls for Bianca, he pays bad boy Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) to sweep Kat off her feet. An absolute classic based on William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

Available to stream on Disney Plus.

17 Again (2009)

A basketball player with a bright future makes the decision to stay with his pregnant girlfriend. However, he gets the chance to return to life as a teenager (Zac Efron) to do it all over again. This fun, poppy flick will have you laughing out loud with your sweetie.

Available to stream on HBO Max.

A Cinderella Story (2004)

Forced to work as a janitor at her recently deceased father’s diner, a teenager (Hilary Duff) must deal with her wicked stepmother (Jennifer Coolidge) and her halfwit stepsisters. She develops an online relationship with the popular high-school quarterback (Chad Michael Murray) who doesn’t know her true identity is none other than the “diner girl.”

Available on HBO Max.

Call Me by Your Name (2017)

In the summer of 1983, teenaged Elio is living with his family in Italy. During his time there, he falls for Oliver, a handsome doctoral student, working for Elio’s father as an intern. Under the beautiful Italian sun, Elio and Oliver fall for each other and explore their relationship.

Available to stream on Hulu Premium.

 

Love, Simon (2018)

Simon Spier, 17, has a problem—two, actually. One, he is gay, and no one (not even his family) knows. His second problem is that he’s fallen for a classmate online, and he has no idea who they are. Everyone deserves a good love story, and because of that message, Love, Simon is a great movie for your Valentine’s Day viewing.

Available to stream on Hulu Premium.

The Kissing Booth (2018)

Elle Evans (Joey King) has a massive crush on lifelong best friend Lee Flynn’s older brother, Noah (Jacob Elordi), but has never gotten the chance to tell him. However, when she becomes in charge of the kissing booth at the school carnival, she’s presented with the perfect opportunity to act on her feelings. Cute, but predictable, this is the perfect mindless flick for Valentine’s Day Plus, a sequel came out last year, and a third and final film is scheduled to come out later this year.

Available to stream on Netflix.

The Princess Diaries (2001)

Normal teenager Mia Thermopolis discovers that her estranged grandma is the queen of a small European country called Genovia—which makes Mia a princess (the next in line, in fact!) Mia has to discover who she is as a person, while juggling crushes and typical teenage issues, like friendships and first kisses. Perfect for a night of nostalgia.

Available to stream on Disney Plus.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

Lara Jean (Lana Condor) writes letters to boys she has crushes on - but never sends them. That is, until one day, when her little sister takes it upon herself to mail the letters, Lara Jean must sort out the chaos that this causes. A classic teen rom-com. Watch it, plus its sequel, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, before the trilogy’s final film, To All the Boys: Always and Forever, premieres on February 12.

Available to stream on Netflix.

Warm Bodies (2013)

An unconventional Valentine’s Day pick: The world is divided between humans and zombies. When R (Nicholas Hoult), a zombie, sees a group of his undead brethren attacking a human (Julie, played by Teresa Palmer), he steps in and the two begin an unusual relationship. A perfect movie for if you want something different for this different year.

Available to stream on HBO Max.

The O.G. Bridgerton (a.k.a. Your Jane Austen Binge)

Emma (2020)

Based on the 1815 novel, Emma follows, well, Emma Woodhouse (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) who can’t help but interfere in the love lives of her friends. But will Emma end up stumbling into love for herself as she meddles? This comedy-drama is still highly relatable (who hasn’t meddled in their friends’ love lives before?) and the gorgeous costuming makes for a fun Valentine’s Day watch.

Available on YouTube, AppleTV and Amazon Prime for $3.99.

Persuasion (1995)

Based on Austen’s 1817 novel, this movie follows Anne Elliot (Amanda Root) as she becomes reacquainted with Captain Frederick Wentworth (Ciaran Hinds) after she rejected his proposal eight years prior. The naval themes make this a unique Austen movie—and the costuming is so great, it won a BAFTA award.

Available to stream on Amazon Prime for $2.99.

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

We all know the story of Pride and Prejudice: The Bennets want to marry off their five daughters, but second-eldest Elizabeth is too quick to judge her suiters. What makes this version so unique, besides the stunning sweeping landscape shots, is Kiera Knightley’s fresh take on Elizabeth. Snuggle in for some Regency goodness and enjoy watching Elizabeth fall for the dashing Mr. Darcy.

Available to stream on HBO Max.

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

This classic film stars a truly powerhouse cast, including Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, and Alan Rickman. Elinor (Thompson) and Marianne (Winslet) Dashwood are members of the landed gentry who suddenly find themselves destitute, and they must marry to become financially secure. This movie is generally viewed as one of the best Austen adaptations of all time, so cuddle up, and enjoy some Regency romance goodness this Valentine’s Day.

Available to stream on Hulu.

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