Spend This Valentines Day Re-Watching These Nostalgic Romantic Movies
If you're like us, you've just remembered that Valentine's Day is actually really soon. Like, next week soon. For the perfect gift for him, her or you (yes, you deserve it!) head over to our curated Valentine's Day gift guide to pick up something special. For the perfect V Day date you could choose to spend your money at a fancy dinner, but we're going to be re-watching these classic romantic movies that transport us back to the golden days of the 90s and early 2000s. You should too.
Romeo + Juliet
It's not Valentine's Day without a dose of 90s Leo. This tragic romance is the perfect film to watch with a glass of red next Friday. Written by Baz Luhrmann and featuring another fave of ours Claire Danes, we're big fans on this twist on a Shakespeare classic.
P.S I Love You
After Holly (Hilary Swank)'s husband passes away (Gerard Butler), she's expectedly grief-stricken. The plot twist is that he's actually left her secret messages all over the house to discover which send her on a series of adventures. Have your tissues handy for this one.
500 Days of Summer
Name us a better romantic duo than Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. We'll wait. Travel back to the simpler times of 2009 in this romantic comedy that's as quirky and melancholy as you'd expect from the pair.
10 Things I Hate About You
Speaking of Joseph Gordon-Levitt; he's featured again in this cult classic. He stars beside legend of the screen Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles in this hilarious take on high-school dating and drama.
We couldn't have a Valentine's Day movie list without including Pretty Woman. After Richard Gere's character hires Vivian (Julia Roberts) as an escort for a week, the pair begin the catch real feelings for each other. It'd be a big mistake to miss this one. Huge.
Never Been Kissed
Another movie on the cusp of the twenty-first century, Never Been Kissed stars Drew Barrymore in her prime as an undercover high school student for a project at the newspaper she works at. She's instantly triggered by her previous school experience and struggles to fit in amongst her new classmates. As well as that, she's falling in love with her teacher who doesn't realise she's actually twenty-five.
If you've been to London and not wandered the streets of Notting Hill looking for Hugh Grant's bookshop, you're doing it wrong. When a famous American actress played by Julia Roberts arrives in town and happens across his bookshop, William (Grant) immediately falls in love and they exchange a few awkward dates before living happily ever after, of course.
Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams—what a pair. It was a box office hit fifteen years ago and is just as relevant today as it was then. It might even inspire you to recreate that iconic kiss in the rain this Valentine's Day.
Another appearance by Leonardo DiCaprio, Titanic is synonymous with romance, love, and unfortunately, loss. The real question is: could that have fit both of them after the Titanic hit the iceberg? The jury's still out.
After you've finished these, make your way through this list of the best new shows to watch on Netflix this February.