Staying in with your partner can be just as romantic as a night out. To some, it’s even better! To enjoy a romantic movie night at home this Valentine’s Day, start with the ambiance. You need to set the mood before picking the right movie. To set the scene, illuminate the room with sensual candles and add an abundance of plush pillows and cozy blankets. Then, to enhance the romantic feel of the room, sprinkle red rose petals around the space – it’s classic, and always appreciated! Finally, since this isn’t an ordinary night at home, why not dress for the occasion? Watch your movie in red lingerie, a silk nightgown, or perhaps nothing but a red sheer robe. You’ll feel (and look) amazing, and your partner is bound to take notice.
After creating the ambiance, you’ll have to select the perfect film for your romantic festivities. To remove the stress out of planning your ideal date night, we have compiled a list of the best movies to watch on Valentine’s Day on Netflix (no spoilers, we promise).
This sexually charged film created a media frenzy after it was released. This is one of the most risqué films on Netflix, with intense sex scenes and an interesting love story. It is a Polish erotic romantic drama based on the novel written by Blanka Lipinska. The movie depicts the story of a young woman from Warsaw (Anna-Mariea Sieklucka) who was kidnapped by a Sicilian mafia boss (Michele Morrone) who has given her 365 days to fall in love with him.
Although it’s not your typical romance movie, this American psychological thriller will keep you thoroughly entertained! The seductive film is based on a novel of the same name, written by Gillian Flynn. Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and his wife Amy (Rosamund Pink) appear to have the perfect relationship. That is until Amy goes missing on their 5th wedding anniversary, and Nick becomes the primary suspect.
Always Be My Maybe
This is a great film for couples who have rekindled their romance after time apart. This movie is about Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park), childhood sweethearts who haven’t seen spoken in 15 years. That is until they run into each other in San Francisco. It has the comedic brilliance you would expect from this dynamic duo with a touching story that will have you rooting for them.
Silver Linings Playbook
The film has been dubbed an ‘Oscar movie’ as it received outstanding reviews and eight nominations. As a darker romantic comedy, the movie explores love, relationships, and overcoming mental health struggles. Former teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) suffers from bipolar disorder and recently moved back with his parents after being released from a psychiatric hospital. He meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who has her own struggles with mental health. The two form a bond, and their relationship blossoms.
The Theory of Everything
This biographical romantic drama was directed by James Marsh and released in 2014. The film details renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking’s life and was adapted from the memoir released by his wife, Jane Hawking. The storyline focuses on Jane’s relationship with her husband, touching on his diagnosis and success. The Theory of Everything has received several accolades, including five Academy Award nominations.
The Best of Me
This romantic drama is based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name. Nicholas Sparks is a romance novelist and screenwriter, with many of his novels turned into movies. This film lives up to his reputation. The film is about Amanda (Michelle Monaghan) and Dawson (James Marsden), two former high school flames who have returned to their home town for a funeral. Although the feelings are still there, painful memories keep the pair from having a future together.
Set the scene, turn on one of these Netflix movies, and enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day at home.