It’s Valentine’s Day, and if you and your bae are planning on laying low this year, we understand entirely. With Valentine’s Day falling in the middle of the week, going out on hump day, may not be too practical.
So if you and your sweetheart are looking to stay in this year and curl up on the couch, we’ve got 10 rom-coms that are perfect to watch with your boo. Bonus they’re all on Netflix, so they’re super easy to stream.
Will Smith plays Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, the suave and smooth dating coach and mentor who helps clueless men win the hearts of their crushes by using calculated dating techniques, tips and tricks. Being as how he considers himself to be “playing with fate,” Hitch’s job must remain a secret. Between helping his latest client, nerdy and socially awkward Albert snag the woman of his dreams, heiress Allegra Cole, as well as blindly falling for the equally standoffish tabloid reporter Sara Melas, both relationships face romantic setbacks and consequences.
2. Love Actually
Since Love Actually came out 15 years ago, it’s become a cult classic amongst rom-coms. The movie tells the tale of nine stories that intertwine and all examine the complexities of love. Among the characters we get to explore is David, the devilishly handsome and newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer, Sarah, a graphic designer who is devoted to her mentally ill brother versus her love life and Harry, a married man who often finds himself tempted by his new attractive secretary.
3. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Kate Hudson’s character, Andie, is on a mission. The advice columnist’s next piece is all about one thing, how to lose a guy in a week and a half. Enter Ben (Matthew McConaughey) who’s next business venture depends on making any girl fall in love with him in 10 days. What happens when the pair come together? Who will prove to be victorious? In this rom-com, all’s fair in love and work.
4. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
This 1953 classic features Marilyn Monroe as she sings about her love of all things sparkly, diamonds! And while Monroe’s ode to big bling is touching at best, the real storyline of this rom-com focuses on two friends who find themselves in trouble on a cruise ship. Monroe plays Lorelei a beautiful yet aloof showgirl engaged to marry a wealthy nerdish man named Gus Esmond. Gus’ father, Esmond Sr., thinks Lorelei is just after his money though and hires Ernie Malone, a detective to follow Lorelei and her best friend Dorothy (Jane Russell) in hopes of finding the girls engaged in “questionable behavior” that would cause the marriage to be called off.
5. 10 Things I Hate About You
Based off of Shakespeare’s play The Taming of The Shrew Kat Stratford, played by a young Julia Stiles is equal parts beautiful, smart and abrasive to most of her peers, resulting in a pretty dismal love life. Unfortunately, her younger sister, Bianca, played by Larisa Oleynik, wants to date but can’t until her sister has a boyfriend of her own as per house rules. To better her chances of being able to date, Bianca sets the scene for her dateless damsel in distress of sister to snag a man. Soon Kat crosses paths with handsome new guy Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger in his prime), and the audience is left wondering if Kat will let her guard down enough to fall for the effortlessly charming Patrick.
6. Crazy Stupid Love
Cal Weaver, played by Steve Carell, is living the American dream. He has a great job, a gorgeous house, wonderful children and a beautiful wife named Emily, played by Julianne Moore. Cal’s seemingly perfect life quickly unravels though, when he learns that Emily has been cheating on him and wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly single, Cal is totally clueless in the now fickle world of dating. Enter, Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling), a self-styled player who generously takes Cal under his wing and teaches him how to get in good with the ladies.
7. Baggage Claim
To many, Montana (Paula Patton) lives a glamorous life. Sure she gets to travel the world as a flight attendant, but now Montana is ready to settle down. With her sister’s upcoming wedding looming over her head, Montana is determined to find herself a man of her own within a month. With the help of her friends, Montana takes a trip down memory lane and tries her hand at past lovers she’s met while traveling the world for work.
8. Just Married
They say that your first year of marriage is the hardest and when Sarah, played by the late Brittany Murphy, and Tom, played by Ashton Kutcher, tie the knot in Just Married, their hellish honeymoon proves to be the real test to the couple’s marriage. Will this couple last or will their new relationship status prove to be too much?
9. Think Like A Man
Think Like A Man, is a modern-day battle of the sexes when two groups of friends come together and battle it out. The women want a good committed man and relationship. The men, want to play all day and refuse to be tied down. So, who will win?
10. What’s Your Number?
Ally’s (Anna Faris) latest failed relationship and losing her job causes her to rethink her life’s direction. After reading an article that says that 96 percent of women who’ve been with 20 or more lovers are unlikely to get married, this causes Ally to get creative about who she has sex with as she’s getting awfully close to hitting the cap. Determined to make something of herself and prove the article wrong Ally sets out to find the perfect man among her exes.