Valentine’s day is here! Whether you’re spending time with a significant other, hanging out with friends or simply chilling on your couch enjoying that single life, we’ve put together a quick list of movies you can stream right now on Netflix that would be perfect for Valentine’s – and don’t worry, for those not in the mood for something strictly romantic, we’ve got some action movies included for you as well!
Check out the list below:
- Always Be My Maybe
Childhood sweethearts have a falling out and don’t speak for 15 years, only reconnecting as adults when Sasha runs into Marcus in San Francisco. Although the old sparks are still there, the couple live in different worlds.
2. Irreplaceable You
When Abbie is diagnosed with cancer, she embarks on a humorous mission to find a new love for Sam, her fiancé and best friend since childhood.
Dating coach Alex “Hitch” Hitchens (Will Smith) mentors a bumbling client, Albert (Kevin James), who hopes to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta). While Albert makes progress, Hitchens faces his own romantic setbacks when proven techniques fail to work on Sara Melas (Eva Mendes), a tabloid reporter digging for dirt on Allegra Cole’s love life. When Sara discovers Hitchens’ connection to Albert — now Allegra’s boyfriend — it threatens to destroy both relationships.
4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
A teenage girl’s love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her life. Based on the novel of the same name by Jenny Han and starring Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Noah Centineo and Anna Cathcart, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a perfect flick for Valentine’s Day.
5. To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
If you enjoyed To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, be sure to check out the sequel. As her relationship with Peter continues to grow, Lara Jean reunites with another recipient of one of her old love letters. Will Lara Jean stick with Peter, or will another beau sweep her off her feet? Well, you’ll just have to watch the film to find out.
A scruffy superhero named Hancock (Will Smith) protects the citizens of Los Angeles but leaves horrendous collateral damage in the wake of every well-intentioned feat. That’s OK with Hancock; he doesn’t care what people think and is just as likely to be found dozing on a park bench as saving a damsel in distress. However, after saving the life of a PR executive (Jason Bateman) and meeting the man’s beautiful wife (Charlize Theron), he realizes that he may have a sensitive side after all.
7. The Dark Knight
With the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) has been able to keep a tight lid on crime in Gotham City. But when a vile young criminal calling himself the Joker (Heath Ledger) suddenly throws the town into chaos, the caped Crusader begins to tread a fine line between heroism and vigilantism.
8. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
As bass guitarist for a garage-rock band, Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) has never had trouble getting a girlfriend; usually, the problem is getting rid of them. But when Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) skates into his heart, he finds she has the most troublesome baggage of all: an army of ex-boyfriends who will stop at nothing to eliminate him from her list of suitors.
A sensitive and soulful man earns a living by writing personal letters for other people. Left heartbroken after his marriage ends, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) becomes fascinated with a new operating system which reportedly develops into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. He starts the program and meets “Samantha” (Scarlett Johansson), whose bright voice reveals a sensitive, playful personality. Though “friends” initially, the relationship soon deepens into love.
10. The Notebook
If you’re looking for a romantic story that will give you a little bit of everything, you should check out The Notebook. Starring Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner, Gena Rowlands and James Marsden, The Notebook tells the story of star-crossed young lovers after Noah (Gosling) and Allie (McAdams) meet one fateful day. With moments that will make you both laugh and cry, it’s best to keep some tissues handy when viewing.
Honorable Mention: Girls Trip
Available to stream on Netflix Canada, Girls Trip is definitely a movie you want to check out if you’re going to make it a Galentine’s Day with you and some of your besties. When Ryan (Regina Hall) is invited to attend Essence Fest as a keynote speaker, she decides to invite her friends down to New Orleans for the even. However, Ryan, Sasha (Queen Latifah), Dina (Tiffany Haddish) and Lisa (Jada Pinkett-Smith), end up with a series of unplanned shenanigans on their hands for the weekend, some even dramatic enough to put a rift in their friendships.