News

50 Movies & TV Shows to Netflix and Chill with This Valentine's Day

by | February 7, 2018 | Comments

You’ve had your Valentine’s Day dinner, shared some chocolate-dipped delights, and exchanged presents. Now you’re home with your significant other, and you’re looking for something to watch while you cuddle, whisper sweet nothings in each other’s ears, and gradually slip into the mood for more intimate activities (like Scrabble). Look no further, you beautiful, darling lovebirds, for we have compiled a list of 50 Certified Fresh and Fresh movies and TV series perfect for the occasion, whether you’re in need of something silly, steamy, sad, or sweet. See below for some excellent Valentine’s Day choices on Netflix.


1. 45 Years (2015) 97%

(Photo by Sundance Selects)

Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star in Andrew Haigh’s drama about a married couple dealing with long-simmering tensions on the cusp of their 45th wedding anniversary.


2. The African Queen (1951) 98%

Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn star in John Huston’s classic, Oscar-winning romantic adventure film about a WWI steam ship captain operating in Eas Africa who falls in love with the missionary’s daughter he’s agreed to transport back to civilization.

Stream Now | Also on Amazon

 


3. Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) 77%

(Photo by Steve Dietl/IFC Films)

Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck star in this Certified Fresh drama about an imprisoned bank robber and the woman and child he left behind.

Stream Now | Also on Amazon, iTunes

 


4. Atonement (2007) 83%

(Photo by Focus Features)

James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, and Saoirse Ronan star in Joe Wright’s Oscar-winning adaptation of the Ian McEwan novel about a young girl who sabotages the relationship between her older sister and the man she loves.

 


5. Beauty and the Beast (2017) 71%

(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens star in Bill Condon’s live-action Disney adaptation of the studio’s own take on the classic tale of a young woman held captive by an angry beast who was once a prince.

 


6. Before Midnight (2013) 98%

(Photo by Despina Spyrou/Sony Classics)

In the third installment of Richard Linklater’s enduring love story, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) are married and hoping to recapture the spark that first brought them together.

 


7. Begin Again (2013) 83%

(Photo by Andrew Schwartz/Weinstein Company)

John Carney’s second musical romance stars Keira Knightley as a newly single songwriter who begins an unlikely friendship with the record exec (Mark Ruffalo) who volunteers to help record her album independently.

 


8. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013) 89%

(Photo by Sundance Selects)

Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos star in this Certified Fresh, Palme d’Or winning coming-of-age drama about a teenager who falls in love with an older art student.

Stream Now | Also on Amazon, iTunes

 


9. Blue Jay (2016) 91%

(Photo by The Orchard)

Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson star in this romantic drama about a long-separated couple who reconnect after a chance encounter.

 


10. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) 89%

Arguably the most celebrated — surely the most widely recognized — Audrey Hepburn film. We just prefer to pretend all the Mickey Rooney stuff doesn’t exist.

 


11. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) 78%

(Photo by Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures)

Renée Zellweger reprises her role as the titular singleton, who must figure out who the father of her child is after a pair of trysts results in a pregnancy.

Stream Now | Also on iTunes

 


12. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) 80%

(Photo by Universal Pictures)

Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant star in this comedy about a brash thirtysomething woman who decides to shape up and meets a couple of eligible bachelors.

 


13. Bright Star (2009) 83%

(Photo by Apparition)

Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish star in Jane Campion’s biopic focusing on the romance between poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne during the last years of Keats’ life.

 


14. Carol (2015) 94%

(Photo by Wilson Webb/Weinstein Company)

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara star in Todd Haynes’ period drama about an illicit affair between a lonely housewife and a younger woman.

 


15. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 98%

(Photo by Tyler Golden/The CW)

Rachel Bloom stars in this Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning CW musical comedy series about a career woman who leaves her job and Manhattan lifestyle to find love in California. Watch seasons 1 and 2.

 


16. Definitely, Maybe (2008) 70%

(Photo by Universal Pictures)

In this romantic comedy that essentially inspired How I Met Your Mother, Ryan Reynolds stars as a man who recounts his past conquests (played by Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher, and Rachel Weisz) to his daughter when his impending divorce makes her insufferably inquisitive.

 


17. Drinking Buddies (2013) 84%

(Photo by Magnolia Pictures)

Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, Jason Sudeikis, Jake Johnson, and Ron Livingston star in this comedy about two co-workers at a brewery who share an attraction despite being in relationships with other people.

Stream Now | Also on Amazon, iTunes

 


18. Emma (1996) 85%

Gwyneth Paltrow stars in this adaptation of the Jane Austen novel about a well-meaning woman who takes it upon herself to play matchmaker to those in her life, unaware that she has an admirer of her own.

Stream Now | Also on AmazonFandangoNOWiTunes


19. Holding the Man (2015) 81%

(Photo by Strand Releasing)

Based on Timothy Conigrave’s memoir of the same name, this independent drama from Australia centers on two men whose romance becomes the foundation of their gay rights activist work.

Stream Now | Also on Amazon

 


20. The Incredible Jessica James (2017) 89%

(Photo by Netflix)

Jessica Williams and Chris O’Dowd star in this Netflix original comedy about an aspiring playwright who bonds with a man as they both attempt to deal with painful breakups.

 


21. Jane The Virgin 100%

Twenty-something virgin Jane has her life turned upside-down when she is accidentally inseminated with her boss’s sperm in this Certified Fresh dramedy with telenovela twists and a strong ensemble cast. Seasons 1 to 3 are available.

 


22. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) 95%

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan leads a village cricket squad in a match against their ruthless British occupiers in this beloved 2001 Oscar-nominated epic.

 


 23. Leap Year (2010) 93%

(Photo by Strand Releasing)

This drama from Mexico centers on a promiscuous but lonely journalist who engages in a steamy, complicated affair with a sadist.

Stream Now | Also on Amazon, iTunes

 


24. Like Water for Chocolate (1992) 87%

(Photo by Miramax)

Based on the novel of the same name by Laura Esquival, Alfonso Arau’s magical romantic tale centers on the forbidden love between a man and a young woman who can make others feel what she feels through the food that she cooks.

 


25. Margarita, With a Straw (2014) 83%

(Photo by Wolfe Releasing)

Kalki Koechlin stars in this Indian drama about a woman struggling with both cerebral palsy and matters of the heart.

Stream Now | Also on Amazon, iTunes

 


26. Master of None 93%

(Photo by Netflix)

In this Certified Fresh Netflix original comedy, Aziz Ansari (who also writes and directs) stars as a 30-year-old actor navigating life and love in New York City.

 


27. Meet the Patels (2014) 87%

(Photo by Independent Television Service)

Ravi Patel’s Certified Fresh documentary chronicles his family’s persistent attempts to find him a spouse.

 


28. Middle of Nowhere (2012) 88%

(Photo by AFFRM)

David Oyelowo stars in this drama about a med student whose life is upended when her husband is incarcerated, from Selma director Ava DuVernay.

 


29. Midnight in Paris (2011) 93%

(Photo by Roger Arpajou/Sony Pictures Classics)

Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and a slew of stars breathe life into Woody Allen’s dreamy romantic comedy about an aspiring novelist who, on a trip to Paris with his fiancée, is transported back to an idealized version of the city in the 1920s.

 


30. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) 93%

(Photo by Niko Tavernise/Focus Features)

Wes Anderson’s coming-of-age film stars Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as a couple of pre-teens who fall in love and run away from home together.

 


31. My Golden Days (2015) 90%

(Photo by Magnolia Pictures)

This coming-of-age drama follows a French teenager’s troubled family life and misadventures in the Soviet Union.

Stream Now | Also on Amazon, iTunes

 


32. No Tomorrow 88%

(Photo by Bettina Strauss/The CW)

Tori Anderson and Joshua Sasse star in this CW series about a Seattle woman who gets involved with a man who believes the end of the world is near, and decides to join him in completing their bucket lists together.

 


33. Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) 76%

(Photo by Magnolia Pictures)

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgård star in Lars von Trier’s provocative tale of a woman who recounts her violently sexual past to a man nursing her back to health after saving her from a brutal attack in an alley.

 


34. Omar (2013) 90%

(Photo by Adopt Films)

This drama from Palestine follows a baker and moonlighting freedom fighter who’s coerced into informing on a friend when he’s wrongly arrested for the murder of an Israeli soldier.

Stream Now | Also on Amazon, iTunes

 


35. On Body and Soul (2017)

(Photo by Netflix)

Netflix picked up this Certified Fresh drama from Hungary about two people who discover they share the same dream every night and attempt to recreate the emotions of that dream in reality.

 


36. Our Souls at Night (2017) 89%

(Photo by Netflix)

Robert Redford and Jane Fonda star in this romantic drama about a widow and a widower living next door to each other who fin a connection as they enter their twilight years.

 


37. Palm Trees in the Snow (2015) 86%

This Spanish period drama follows a woman who discovers a letter that reveals details about her father’s journey from his island home to Spanish Guinea.

 


38. The Reader (2008) 63%

(Photo by Weinstein Company)

Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes star in Stephen Daldry’s drama about a young man who falls for an older woman who turns out to be a former Nazi prison guard.

Stream Now | Also on AmazoniTunes


39. A Royal Night Out (2015) 74%

(Photo by Nick Wall/Atlas Distribution)

Sarah Gadon and Emily Watson star in this period dramedy about Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret’s adventures out on the town during V Day festivities in 1945.

Stream Now | Also on AmazonFandangoNOWiTunes


40. Rust and Bone (2012) 82%

(Photo by Sony Pictures Classics)

Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts star in Jacques Audiard’s drama about a single father who falls in love with a whale trainer after she suffers a tragic accident.

 


41. Sense8 86%

(Photo by Netflix)

This Emmy-nominated Netflix original series follows eight strangers from around the world who discover they can psychically travel between each other’s bodies, allowing them to experience each other’s lives. Watch seasons 1 and 2.

 


42. She's Gotta Have It 78%

(Photo by David Lee/Netflix)

Based on Spike Lee’s acclaimed 1986 debut feature film of the same name (which is also available to stream), this Netflix original series centers on a single woman navigating a trio of tricky romances and attempting to balance it with the rest of her personal and professional life.

 


43.Sing Street (2016) 95%

(Photo by Weinstein Company)

John Carney’s Golden Globe-nominated Certified Fresh musical drama centers on a Dublin teen in 1985 who starts a band to impress the girl he has a crush on.

 


44. Southside With You (2016) 92%

(Photo by Roadside Attractions)

Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter star as the young Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson in a romantic drama that follows the couple around Chicago on their first date.

 


45. Suite Française (2014) 76%

(Photo by Bruno Calvo/Weinstein Company)

Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts star in this period romance about a French woman who falls in love with a German soldier when his regiment takes over her town during WWII.

 


46. Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) 84%

(Photo by Philippe Bosse/Netflix)

Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan star in this unique drama about a couple living in the icy wilderness of Canada who embark on a perilous journey south when a stalker threatens their lives.

 


47. The Way He Looks (2014) 93%

(Photo by Strand Releasing)

This Brazilian coming-of-age drama revolves around a blind teenager struggling for independence who slowly falls in love with a new classmate.

Stream Now | Also on Amazon, iTunes

 


48. Wedding Crashers (2005) 76%

(Photo by New Line Cinema)

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn star in this romantic comedy about a pair of cynical divorce attorneys who spend their time crashing weddings until they both meet their match in two very different women.

 


49. While You Were Sleeping (1995) 81%

Sandra Bullock stars in this romantic comedy about a lonely tollbooth operator who falls in love with one of her customers and is mistaken for his fiancée when she intervenes in a tragic accident that leaves him comatose.

 


50. And Your Mother Too (2001) 92%

Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, and Maribel Verdu star in this coming-of-age road trip drama about a pair of friends who take off on an adventure with a cousin’s estranged wife after their girlfriends leave town.

Stream Now | Also on Amazon, iTunes

 

Tag Cloud

Disney Hallmark Christmas movies Marvel Television Family Exclusive Video sports godzilla Tomatazos Tarantino OWN south america stand-up comedy comics zero dark thirty 90s TV Land Black Mirror Columbia Pictures french diversity documentary PBS VICE crossover YouTube Red spy thriller dc hispanic crime drama Crunchyroll Mary Tyler Moore Elton John name the review adaptation Comic-Con@Home 2021 debate Hulu Rocketman HBO Max First Look Trivia nbcuniversal facebook game of thrones E3 Paramount Lifetime canceled TV shows spider-man gangster Bravo classics Film Festival book adaptation Holiday First Reviews vs. Musical Spectrum Originals YA Comedy political drama Election superhero 007 Film SundanceTV Classic Film Summer TIFF Country genre stop motion elevated horror Epix Apple TV+ thriller Writers Guild of America new york IMDb TV Pride Month Adult Swim new star wars movies screenings The CW TBS 2018 action-comedy Food Network Toys kaiju Arrowverse Calendar Star Trek Britbox Video Games Mindy Kaling festival animated rt archives golden globes strong female leads Marathons Chilling Adventures of Sabrina cats Marvel Studios CBS archives cooking Disney Plus NYCC foreign Schedule Apple monster movies harry potter Sundance TV Ghostbusters YouTube Premium legend what to watch mob basketball NBC scene in color Superheroe Paramount Plus Avengers Cartoon Network lord of the rings Shondaland know your critic USA Network FXX hidden camera directors Musicals ghosts spanish feel good all-time universal monsters Polls and Games blockbuster olympics Sundance Walt Disney Pictures 21st Century Fox renewed TV shows obituary live event BAFTA canceled Black History Month doctor who period drama Mary Poppins Returns green book 99% Comedy Central Neflix FX on Hulu cancelled TV series discovery GoT romantic comedy asian-american scary movies rom-coms ID kids Sci-Fi new zealand movies BBC franchise Music Paramount Network TCA Winter 2020 Box Office Red Carpet Netflix Christmas movies Year in Review international aliens serial killer breaking bad New York Comic Con Pet Sematary anthology TV movies American Society of Cinematographers cars boxoffice boxing Interview comic talk show deadpool Set visit DC streaming service cartoon Holidays parents cinemax Watching Series space docuseries critic resources biography rt labs critics edition Starz movie mcc Reality PlayStation docudrama satire SDCC war video on demand concert Amazon Prime Video Academy Awards Comic Book Amazon Prime Cosplay mission: impossible stoner Disney+ Disney Plus Sundance Now 4/20 Character Guide rt labs women criterion mockumentary royal family Broadway TCA Awards Heroines Creative Arts Emmys historical drama Super Bowl Trailer sequels BET Awards pirates of the caribbean blockbusters Alien robots Esquire Awards toy story CNN TV renewals 73rd Emmy Awards Pop Dark Horse Comics OneApp Warner Bros. FOX casting Women's History Month Anna Paquin true crime streaming movies quibi Action Awards Tour worst movies ratings die hard DC Universe Chernobyl Star Wars finale spain Podcast TNT marvel comics sag awards live action cults The Purge Pacific Islander Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt DGA A24 Turner sopranos transformers San Diego Comic-Con scorecard 1990s target young adult series SXSW Photos fresh joker binge 2015 cancelled television USA Shudder vampires Emmys technology dexter Comics on TV prank politics Captain marvel CMT Fantasy dogs Amazon HBO Image Comics NBA RT History golden globe awards nature Apple TV Plus disaster social media adventure Extras YouTube scary toronto Mary poppins australia unscripted Lifetime Christmas movies book Nominations TCA 2017 Showtime documentaries E! Instagram Live saw sitcom A&E Certified Fresh President justice league FX Marvel dceu anime Kids & Family razzies japanese Fox Searchlight 71st Emmy Awards Nat Geo police drama 24 frames 20th Century Fox trailers Animation LGBTQ popular Drama Disney streaming service biopic japan Turner Classic Movies hollywood 2019 APB game show Horror Tumblr high school Mystery superman batman indie king arthur Hear Us Out films DC Comics latino black AMC Plus Lucasfilm Spike Ellie Kemper a nightmare on elm street Crackle indiana jones IFC Films IFC theme song science fiction Peacock VOD Logo Disney Channel Endgame AMC BET composers Television Critics Association psychological thriller Oscars X-Men spider-verse Pixar supernatural festivals Countdown Nickelodeon 2021 Western fast and furious Binge Guide adenture TV VH1 Best and Worst Lionsgate Superheroes television travel based on movie laika GLAAD Mudbound remakes comiccon marvel cinematic universe streaming Emmy Nominations award winner wonder woman Acorn TV CW Seed LGBT aapi cancelled werewolf 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards 93rd Oscars MTV TCA best richard e. Grant Cannes Stephen King El Rey Winners Tubi child's play halloween dark dragons Pop TV Pirates crime Television Academy Funimation revenge CBS All Access See It Skip It slasher james bond Tokyo Olympics psycho MSNBC Amazon Studios 2020 teaser Biopics 45 Christmas natural history mutant football critics italian TV One BBC One RT21 ITV The Walt Disney Company king kong emmy awards hist suspense halloween tv hispanic heritage month tv talk news Grammys posters singing competition kong Baby Yoda black comedy Reality Competition Wes Anderson worst 2017 art house Martial Arts TCM zombies ESPN Song of Ice and Fire dramedy comic book movie GIFs slashers dreamworks reviews The Academy sequel heist movie 2016 venice spinoff Winter TV romance Infographic free movies spanish language crime thriller video comedies WarnerMedia Freeform WGN Valentine's Day witnail ABC Family The Walking Dead cops Rock Legendary Thanksgiving Premiere Dates National Geographic Hallmark Universal Pictures miniseries rotten movies we love Masterpiece Discovery Channel Fall TV Trophy Talk Rom-Com jurassic park versus Ovation DirecTV Universal Syfy Sneak Peek christmas movies comic books Teen Fox News Quiz rotten Brie Larson nfl Vudu The Arrangement independent twilight TruTV Sony Pictures ViacomCBS blaxploitation 72 Emmy Awards MCU reboot HBO Go BBC America zombie children's TV comic book movies PaleyFest TLC Rocky screen actors guild Netflix chucky Opinion ABC Signature medical drama cancelled TV shows jamie lee curtis Travel Channel The Witch History telelvision ABC Spring TV