Valentine's Day is upon us which means there will be a lot of fancy dinners, card giving, chocolate sharing and bouquet sniffing. However, there are still a couple of ways to celebrate it… Like cuddling up with your favorite blanket all by yourself or have a magical time with your equally single friends while watching a movie about love!
With so many movies out there, it's hard to decide which one to watch. This love season, try not to watch The Notebook again for the nth time and discover more romantic films. To get you started, here are 8 movies you can actually stream on iflix which are great picks to watch with your special someone, your best friends, or for a much deserved me-time on Valentine's Day.
Moulin Rouge (2001)
Why you want to watch this: You love a good musical with dancing girls, glitz and glamour! And oh, the story of a forbidden love! In the film, falling in love means facing consequences but they are brave enough to be confronted with anything as long as they know they have each other.
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.”
– Christian (Ewan McGregor) to Satine (Nicole Kidman)
Before Sunrise (1995)
Why you want to watch this: This will inspire the traveler in you to book that solo trip you've always wanted to go to… hoping to come across someone you'll share a connection with. Who knows, maybe you'll meet them while watching the sunrise at Angkor Wat!
"I wish I’d met you earlier. I really like talking to you."
– Jesse (Ethan Hawke) to Celine (Julie Delpy)
Why you want to watch this: You've given up in finding love and surprisingly, it finds you. You believe that there's only one person destined for you and only one person for you that's perfectly imperfect. Also, crazy as it sounds, you put confidence that in life, it's not just a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. That everything is exquisitely laid out for a reason!
“I’ve just spent the entire flight staring into the sky, thinking. Not about my fiancé, but about this mystery guy I met a million and a half hours ago, a guy I don’t even remember except for this vague picture I have inside my head. It was just a few seconds – a fragment, really. And it was like in that moment, the whole universe existed just to bring us together.”
– Sara Thomas (Kate Beckinsale)
Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
Why you want to watch this: Girl, we know you believe in second chances. With the time apart, it only made you realize sparks are still flying and being friends isn’t enough to make you feel satisfied with the relationship because well, you both know you still have feelings with each other! Maybe you need a little push? Here it is.
"You're the first boy I ever kissed, Jake, and I want you to be the last."
– Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) to Jake (Josh Lucas)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Why you want to watch this: You believe you shouldn't give up on people no matter what. Forrest Gump, while slow-witted and naïve, has a good heart and shows unconditional love to his childhood sweetheart regardless of her flaws, shortcomings or faults.
"I'm not a smart man… but I know what love is."
– Forrest (Tom Hanks) to Jenny (Robin Wright)
27 Dresses (2008)
Why you want to watch this: Always the bridesmaid, never the bride? Or in a more relatable case: always the best friend, never the girlfriend? It may feel terrible at times but it's probably because good ol' fate is just searching for the perfect person for you. Sometimes, you even search far enough and not realizing your special someone is just right under your nose.
"Do you wanna know the real reason why I came here tonight? Because I knew this was going to be hard for you. And for the first time in a really long time I wanted to be there for somebody…. But I want you to know that I think you deserve… I think you deserve more than what you’ve settled for. I do. I think you deserve to be taken care of for a change. I believe that."
– Kevin (James Marsden) to Jane (Katherine Heigl)
Valentine's Day (2010)
Why you want to watch this: There, there… Sure, you still haven't moved on from your ex, but you don't want to feel miserable all your single life right? Here's a feel-good movie that follows almost a dozen couples trying to find and lose love in different forms. Maybe you'd realize the breakup was worth it all along? No reason to feel miserable anymore, huh!
"When you love someone, you love all of them… you gotta love everything about them, not just the good things but the bad things too. The things that you find lovable and the things you don't."
– Estelle (Shirley MacLaine)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
Why you want to watch this: You loved the first movie and you want to see more girl friendships because you see you and your girl friends in them. You believe that having best friends is the best relationship you could have and it's all you need. You also believe that memories should be shared and shouldn't be experienced alone.
"Sometimes I like to think that the pants got lost on purpose. That this was their final gift to us. Bringing us back together. Back to a place of forgiveness, and love, and in understanding that what we shared was all the magic we could ever need. And as we spent those last few moments of summer, looking out at the blending of sea and sky, I realized it was a color I knew very well. The softly faded, essential blue of a well worn pair of pants. The pants had brought us together again. The rest is in our hands."
– Carmen (America Ferrera)