The Best Kilig, Hugot And Heartbreak Movies You Need To See This Valentine’s Day
Netflix, HOOQ and Fox+ are giving you reasons to swoon all February
While V-Day plans will naturally depend on which team you’re playing for, one thing’s for certain: the season of love is the best time to whip out the rom-com movie archive. We’re talking about timeless stories about true love (and even tough love), lessons on heartbreak and amazing tales of the heart’s amazing ability to endure.
Whether dating a special someone, enjoying the early, honeymoon stage, in a committed long-term relationship, single and ready to mingle or single and loving it, there’s a rom-com for everybody this month. Feel the love or fall in love all over again with these romantic comedies you can stream right here, right now.
When We First Met (2018)
The new release that will make you wonder about your love life in an alternate reality.
Noah Ashby (Adam Devine) missed his mark with the girl of his dreams, Avery Martin (Alexandra Daddario). He waited too long and now he’s stuck in the friend zone. If he’s going to act, he’s got to act now and act fast: Avery is about to get married. Chancing upon the photo booth from what would have been his first date with Avery, Noah tries to rewrite their first night together when he discovers that the machine allows him to travel back in time. The Netflix original film premieres on February 9! Click on to add it to your watch list.
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
The rom-com with the most endearing character development.
The comedy/drama/romance tells the story of Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) who deals with a different kind of midlife crisis: his wife Emily (Julianne Moore) reveals she just cheated on him and now wants a divorce. In his quest to find his lost manhood, Cal walks into the territory of serial womanizer Jacob (Ryan Gosling) who eventually takes him under his wing and shows him how to become a ladies’ man. Add Crazy, Stupid, Love. to your Valentine’s Day watch list on Netflix!
The Notebook (2004)
If you're up for a story about an "against all odds" kind of love.
Based on the bestselling Nicholas Sparks novel, The Notebook (starring former real-life couple Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling) is a tear-jerking story about the power of true love: It can stand the test of time and win over real-world battles like the archaic division of social classes. If you’re the type who’s lost hope in romantic love, this movie’s definitely for you. Click on, stream or add The Notebook to your Netlix list here.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
If you believe that all's fair in love and war.
Composure Magazine's resident “how-to” writer Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) is tasked to do all the things women do wrong in new relationships in order to “lose a guy” in 10 days. Little does she know that her victim in this little social experiment, Ben Barry (Matthew McConaughey), is dating her to win a bet at work. Every attempt of Andie’s to try and shake off Ben is countered with an attempt on his end to hang on to her and their fake relationship. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is just one of the many rom-coms you can stream on Netflix!
Kita Kita (2017)
For fans of a romance that starts with a friendship.
Kita Kita (I See You) tells the story of Lea and Tonyo, two Filipinos living in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Lea is a Velo taxi tour guide. She suffers an accident which leads to her being affected by temporary blindness. Her blindness, if not cured in a few weeks, could become permanent. Tonyo is also a Filipino who lives right across from Lea. Lea tries her best to ignore him at first because she is scared of not seeing him. But Tonyo is persistent and is determined to be her friend, using humor and kindness to make a connection. With every effort that he makes the two gradually become closer. In an ironic way, becoming blind allows Lea to see the true character of Tonyo. This story is about perception and about how sometimes we can't see the real story behind a person. As Leas story ends, we will see Tonyo's story begin. Click on to stream Kita Kita on Netflix.
100 Tula Para Kay Stella (2017)
The movie for those who love rooting for the underdog.
Fidel (JC Santos) spends all his four years in college writing a hundred poems dedicated to his friend, Stella (Bela Padilla), with whom he wishes more than just a friendship with. Will he be able to muster up enough courage to read her his 100 poems? Click on and stream the movie on Netflix!
That Thing Called Tadhana (2014)
The hugot film to end all hugot films.
Two strangers, Mace (Angelica Panganiban) and Anthony (JM de Guzman), wind up bonding over their grievances with romance and the ups and downs of maintaining a love life. Their chance encounter in Rome turns into a full-blown road trip as the two take on Manila, Baguio and Sagada. Click here to stream That Thing Called Tadhana on Netflix.
One More Chance (2007)
The best from the John Lloyd and Bea movie tandem.
Now considered a classic Filipino rom-com, One More Chance is the touching story of long-time partners Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Basha (Bea Alonzo) who find themselves closing this chapter of their lives together only to realize that moving on is easier said than done. Is your heart ready?
Me Before You (2016)
The heartbreaking drama about living—and loving—on borrowed time.
A simple woman from a small town, Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) had no idea what she was getting herself into when she agreed to become the caregiver of Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a young wealthy banker who had been left paralyzed following an unfortunate accident. He had since closed himself off from the world: from happiness, from hope and from love.
The classic romantic movie guaranteed to have you bawling every time you see it.
Rose (Kate Winslet) and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) would meet aboard the luxurious passenger liner and vow to fight for their newfound love against all odds. It’s the timeless love story built around a tragic real-life event: the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic in 1912.
Bad Moms (2016)
The comedy that serves up both warm fuzzies and an IDGAF attitude.
What happens when three moms rally together to finally catch the break they deserve? Catch Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell in the hit comedy movie dedicated to the bad-ass moms who do a bang up job holding down the fort for the family.
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Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
The classic '90s rom-com that's considered essential viewing.
Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) is still dealing with his wife’s passing. His eight-year-old son, on the other hand, is more than willing to help him move on and calls a Seattle radio talk show to announce that he’s helping his dad look for a new wife.
My Amnesia Girl (2010)
For those who believe in second chances.
Glen Apollo (John Lloyd Cruz) feels as though life is leaving him behind. His friends are all settling down and moving their relationships to the next level. Meanwhile, he is watching on the sidelines…his true love nowhere in sight. He then encounters his ex-girlfriend Irene (Toni Gonzaga) and realizes this could be fate pointing him in the right direction. As he advances to pursue her again, he finds Irene has no recollection of their relationship whatsoever and has a case of amnesia.
The Ugly Truth (2009)
The "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" of rom-coms.
Abby (Katherine Heigl) is a successful morning TV show producer who has everything going for her…except maybe a love life. She isn’t fazed by the battle of the sexes in the dating game until she meets the newest member of their team Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler). The two go on testing, proving and disproving relationship theories together.
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