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6 Romantic Netflix Shows If You’re Staying Safe Indoors This Vday

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Perhaps you and your partner are not the types to participate in the unnecessary fanfare of going out to crowded restaurants or movie theatres during the day of love. If you’re looking for shows to watch for a cosy night in on this special occasion (especially with the whole Coronavirus situation), look no further than this curated list.

1. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You

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Laura Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter (Noah Centineo) are finally together, but will their love be smooth sailing? Based on Jenny Han’s 2015 novel P.S. I Still Love You, we accompany Laura Jean on her journey of firsts— her first real date, first real kiss, and first real Valentine’s Day. However, something unexpected happens—John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher), another one of the recipients of her love letters— responds and re-enters her life, making Laura Jean question if she could be in love with two boys at once. Who will she choose? To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You will premiere on Netflix on 12 February 2020, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Who should watch it: Fans who enjoy a cute and light-hearted depiction on high-school romance.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You | Watch Here

2. Titanic

Credit – 2011 Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox.

“I’ll never let go, Jack. I’ll never let go.” A classic, Titanic (1997) returns to Netflix Singapore. With four Golden Globes awards and 11 Academy Award wins, Titanic swept the world by storm during its release and continues to break our hearts today. What makes this film so compelling are the themes that the film explores— passionate love, forbidden love and love lost portrayed with beautiful acting and stunning camera-work. There’s also that perennial classic theme song by Celine Dion, ‘My Heart Will Go On’, that is so synonymous with the film. Celine’s soaring vocals will remind you of romance twice over.

Who should watch it: Watch this if you need a good cry session and heartbreak epics get your tear ducts going.

Titanic | Watch Here

3. You Me Her

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You Me Her is not your typical ‘couple-needs-to-get-over-their-sex-slump-and-thus-looks-for-a-3rd-party’ kind of show. Indeed, the show does start like that, but throughout the episodes, we see Jack (Greg Poehler) and Emma (Rachel Blanchard) fall harder and deeper for Izzy (Priscilla Faia). Tune in to find out the trials and tribulations the throuple experience as they navigate their polyamorous relationship in a culture that’s not too accepting of three-way relationships. Curious as to how a commitment ceremony works? Watch on to find out more.

Who should watch it: Satiate your curiosity on polyamory and its inner workings (albeit dramatic) with this show. Maybe you want to bring the idea up to your partner but don’t have the guts to spell it out, give them a gentle nudge and binge this four-season show with them.

You Me Her | Watch Here

4. Set It Up

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Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell) are underpaid and overworked assistances to two different workaholic bosses. After an unexpected encounter, the two assistants concoct a plan to set their bosses up in hopes of getting them into a relationship. Watch the duo as they go through their shenanigans and perhaps end up in an unexpected twist of events. You would be surprised to explore how themes of ethics and morality are integrated into this film as well.

Who should watch it: Watch this if you’re looking to have a belly laugh at the ridiculousness of orchestrating two people together.

Set It Up | Watch Here

5. You’ve Got Mail

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Set in 1998 New York, You’ve Got Mail (1998) is a comedic romance on how Kathleen (Meg Ryan) and Joe (Tom Hanks) develop a relationship through email without knowing that their paths are very much intersected in real life. Email, the OG of online dating, takes a blast to the past when times were simpler, and when you had to engage in a proper conversation with someone you met online. A light-hearted film, bask in the mood of your not so typical blossoming romance.

Who should watch it: Watch this if you’re a lover of 90s rom-com, Tom Hanks and all things email.

You’ve Got Mail | Watch Here

6. Holding The Man

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Based on a true story, this heart-wrenching recount stars Ryan Corr and Craig Stott as starcrossed lovers. In an equal mix of honesty, humour, and grief, Holding The Man is Tim Conigrave’s tribute to his gay romance in a period where things were even more difficult than ever for members of the LGBTQ community. Viewers can also spot literary tributes such as references to A Streetcar Named Desire and Romeo and Juliet throughout the film.

Who should watch it: For anyone who’s looking for accurate representation in film and want to understand more about the pains of HIV.

Holding The Man | Watch Here

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