As are most, I’m NOT a big fan of Valentines’ Day – at least not for the ‘hype’ of it all. I personally like to think that if you are going to celebrate a day that focuses on relationships/love, then how about an anniversary instead. Yes, it’s nice to have holidays, but even some of the traditional calendar ones don’t get the marketing costs that V-Day does. Talk about the terrible pressure too…
So, I will most likely be enjoying my time with Michael (and yes Ethan will be home) in front of the TV with hopefully a healthy meal! Oh and that’s also the day that I go finalize my WILL…. lol! What a great gift I’m giving my family! HAHA
So this repost is from PureWow and their choices:
The Best Rom-Coms on Netflix for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day may not be your favorite holiday, but revisiting a cheesy rom-com or Kleenex-worthy tear-jerker (or five) is the best way to get in the love/hate spirit ahead of February 14. Here, a peek at all the romance-filled films you can stream on Netflix now.
Additional reporting by Roberta Fiorito
“BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY”
Come on, the original film—and the choice Bridg (Renée Zellweger) has to make between Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant)—is a total classic. In fact, we could watch that fight scene outside the restaurant on repeat for days.
“HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS” (this one is a favorite of mine)
Sheesh, neither Kate Hudson or Matthew McConaughey will cry “uncle” in this flick about a magazine writer on assignment to scare an adorable man off fast. And bonus: It’s the perfect little slice of early ’00s life.
“LEAP YEAR” (haven’t seen this one)
The three best reasons to watch this film: Amy Adams, the Irish countryside andomg Matthew Goode. (Swoon.)
“SING STREET” (this one might be THE one we will watch)
One of the more ambitious—and under-the-radar—love stories: A Dublin teenager decides to form a rock-and-roll band in order to win the heart of a girl.
“13 GOING ON 30” (seen)
Come for the Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” group dance scene; stay for dude-next-door heartthrob Mark Ruffalo.
“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” (seen)
Disney lovers will rejoice in Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the (majorly CGI) Beast (and, OK, Josh Gad as LeFou) in the retelling of the classic fairytale.
“EMMA” (doesn’t seem like a V-Day one, but what do I know)
Based on the Jane Austen novel, a matchmaker (Gwyneth Paltrow) meddles in her friends’ love lives only to (almost) miss an opportunity of her own.
“WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING” (cute – like this one)
A lonely Chicago Transit worker (Sandra Bullock) falls in love with a man she’s never met (Peter Gallagher) and ends up saving his life from an oncoming train. He goes into a coma, which is when the real drama (and love story) starts to unfold.
“CAROL” (definitely NOT a V-Day choice I would make, but definitely different)
Set in 1950s New York, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara give awe-inspiring performances in the critically acclaimed film about a forbidden affair.
“MIDNIGHT IN PARIS” (actually very cute, but I like Marion Cotillard)
We thought we loved Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard before this film about a time-traveling writer on vacation in Paris, but—boy—were we wrong.
Try not to use a whole box of Kleenex as you watch a young Saoirse Ronan, who plays a wealthy teenage girl in 1930s England, tell a lie about her sister’s (Keira Knightley) secret lover (James McAvoy), causing them to be torn apart during World War II.
“LOVE ACTUALLY” (well, DUH…)
Eight separate love stories all leading up to Christmas add up to our favorite British rom-com (including the best Hugh Grant dance scene) ever made.
What are some of YOUR choices and which of these do you agree with? Comment below, please!~love, Laura