What better way to spend the month of love than cuddling up and watching romantic movies together? You can still enjoy that warm, fuzzy feeling called “L-O-V-E” even if you are alone this Valentine’s Day!
It would be tricky for you to choose one movie with so much junk out there with the word “romance” attached, but we’ve done the work for you! All you need to do now is grab some popcorn or whatever your comfort food is!
The Way He Looks (2014)
Available on: Netflix, Amazon Prime
Written and directed by Daniel Ribeiro, the Brazilian movie follows Leonardo, a blind teenager searching for independence. The story makes your heart warm as it navigates through his everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and how the way he sees the world changes completely with the arrival of Gabriel. He falls in love with Gabriel, even though he has no idea what Gabriel looks like.
Available on: Amazon Prime
New York, Christmas 1952. Working at a department shop in Manhattan, a young 20-something Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), an aspiring photographer, crosses paths with Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett), an aristocratic and elegant mother-of-one who is going through a difficult divorce. Their instant attraction grows into intense affection as they engage in a clandestine romance despite the social norms of the 50s. Directed by Todd Haynes, Carol is based on The Price of Salt, a 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith.
Love, Simon (2018)
Available on: Netflix
Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated. He hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay, and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he’s fallen for online. The plot follows Spier as he resolves both issues. Along the way, he comes to terms with who he really is.
Imagine Me & You (2005)
Available on: Vudu, iTunes
During her wedding ceremony, Rachel (Piper Perabo) notices Luce (Lena Headey) in the audience and feels instantly drawn to her. The two women become close friends, and when Rachel learns that Luce is a lesbian, she realises that, despite her happy marriage to Heck (Matthew Goode), she is falling for Luce. As she questions her sexual orientation, Rachel must decide between her stable relationship with Heck and her exhilarating new romance with Luce.
With every heartbeat a.k.a. Kyss Mig (2011)
Available on: Netflix
With Every Heartbeat is a Swedish romantic drama that follows a young woman, Mia, engaged to be married, as she finds herself in an affair with her soon-to-be stepmother’s lesbian daughter, Frida. After they meet at their parents’ engagement party, Mia and Frida are intrigued by and attracted to one another, despite Mia’s own upcoming engagement with Tim. Mia must decide whether to continue her life with Tim or follow her heart with Frida.