Have Your Valentine’s Day 2022 Movie Marathon With Netflix
Here, a film roundup featuring romantic movies you can stream all through love month
With social distancing still the norm and staying safe at home still the rule, Valentine’s Day plans (and other date night plans) are once again going to have to take a backseat this year. If going out is out of the question, a themed movie marathon is an excellent alternative (where you can also bring your V-Day dinner date indoors).
Add-on date ideas aside, what’s worth including in your movie lineup? Here, we round up some classic romantic movies along with some new ones that you can queue up and stream on Netflix.
Starring: Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Sparks and Anna Camp
Comedians Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani team up in a quirky romantic comedy where they play a couple about ready to split up when they are wrongfully accused of committing murder. What ensues is a wild race to find the real killer in order to clear their names.
Starring: Gina Rodriguez, LaKeith Stanfield, Brittany Snow and LaKeith Stanfield
The category is: realistic breakup movie. In Someone Great, Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) finds herself trying to pick up the pieces after her blindsiding breakup. With her best friends’ help, she realizes all the very grown-up things she has to confront about herself in order to move on.
Starring: Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Garner and Patrick Dempsey
Valentine’s Day, a heartwarming rom-com that features a star-studded ensemble cast, follows the stories of different individuals navigating Valentine’s Day. Vignettes of the single versus coupled up, love for a partner versus love for family, the hopeful perspectives of the young versus the wisdom of the old: there are so many ways to see and appreciate the day of love.
Starring: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs
In desperate need of a break from the demands of office life (and the grasp of some overbearing bosses), two assistants working in the same building conspire to set their bosses up and get them to fall in love.
Starring: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Rhys Ifans, Richard McCabe, and James Dreyfus
It’s the classic rom-com worth revisiting during and beyond love month. In Notting Hill, a random encounter brings a lowly bookstore owner face-to-face with a Hollywood icon. A chance of a lifetime turns into a love affair of a lifetime, too.
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Joe Alwyn, Wendy Nottingham, Felicity Jones, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd and Ncuti Gatwa
The past and present are interwoven in this romantic drama that brings together another ensemble cast. The Last Letter from Your Lover follows the story of reporter Ellie Haworth (Felicity Jones) who discovers a trove of love letters from 1965. As she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery of a secret love affair, she, too, embarks on a romance of her own.
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer, and Oliver Platt
Pharma representative Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal) has it made when he becomes a major player in the arena of male-performance-enhancement drug sales. When he meets Maggie Murdock (Anne Hathaway), though, his plans of taking things day-by-day as a bachelor are derailed.
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Amira Casar
Based on the novel by André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name tells the coming-of-age story of Elio (Timothée Chalamet) who discovers a lot about himself and his identity when he meets his father’s research assistant Oliver (Armie Hammer) over the summer.
For Valentine’s Day and beyond: get your entertainment fix with Netflix, the streaming platform that allows Globe subscribers to binge on TV series, relive blockbuster movies and discover documentaries on the go. Subscription to Netflix is required. Get it today with Globe Postpaid.