Just like Santa Claus comes to bring the good children presents on the 25th of December every year, so too does Cupid make his arrival in the month of love on 14 February – Valentine’s Day. Red roses and chocolates are undoubtedly the order of the day as people show their affection towards the special someone in their life.
Some men dread the day because it means they have to spend the cash on expansive dinners and gifts but in actual fact, females just want to spend some quality time and maybe enjoy something for the sweet tooth. Women love romantic movies and that will most likely be the most searched for category on Valentine’s Day.
Because the day is dedicated to love, it is also a popular day to pop the question. One survey reported that as many as 6-million couples get engaged on 14 February, compared to a birthday or another day of special significance.
Gone are the days of renting DVDs at Mr Video because everything has become digitised, giving the viewer full control over what they want to watch and when. With a massive user count of 222-million, Netflix has become one of the world’s most popular movie and series streaming services. You can watch Netflix on your smartphone, tablet, Smart TV, laptop, or any streaming device, all for one fixed monthly fee. Depending on the one you opt for, plans range from R49 to R199 a month.
The plethora of (romantic) movies available on Netflix means that there is no shortage of options to choose from. To make things a bit easier, Gumtree did all the hard work for you by scouring the Netflix romance section to list the top 10 movies (plus a short plot summary) to watch on Valentine’s Day. Here they are:
The Royal Treatment – New York hairdresser Izzy seizes the chance to work at the wedding of a charming prince. When sparks start to fly between the two of them, love and duty are put to the test as the time of the wedding draws closer.
Tall Girl 2 – Jodi Kreyman deals with her newfound popularity. Her miscommunications, however, start causing rifts with those around her and now she really needs to “stand tall.”
Love Wedding Repeat – Alternate versions of the same wedding unfold as Jack tries to make sure his little sister has the perfect wedding day.
The Kissing Booth 1, 2 and 3 – Determined to make the most of her final summer before college, Elle plans the ultimate bucket list as she navigates what comes next with Noah and Lee.
Resort to Love – In the wake of a career meltdown, aspiring pop star Erica lands a gig at her ex-fiance’s wedding at a luxurious island resort. She soon rediscovers her feelings for him as she tries to keep their past relationship a secret from his bride-to-be.
The Last Letter From Your Lover – After finding a trove of love letters from the 1960s, a journalist sets out to solve the mystery of a secret affair.
Midnight at the Magnolia – Longtime friends and local radio hosts Maggie and Jack fake it as a couple for their families and listeners in hopes of getting their show nationally syndicated.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You – As her relationship with Peter continues to grow, Lara Jean reunites with another recipient of one of her old love letters.
When We First Met – After spending a night with the girl of his dreams only to become just friends, a man gets the opportunity to travel through time and alter that night over and over again until he gets everything perfect.
The Perfect Date – A high school student creates an app to offer his services as a fake date to earn money for college, but his plan gets complicated when he develops feelings for someone.