The day that everyone either loves or loves to hate is just around the corner — Valentine’s Day! Our friends over at Netflix Canada have sent us over a list of suggestions to watch with your significant other, a group of friends, and even has a few “anti-Valentine’s Day” suggestions for those who’d rather just forget the day exists! From the newly released (and funny-but-gross) Netflix Original Series Santa Clarita Diet to classics like Romeo + Juliet and the Netflix Original I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
As with previous Netflix lists here at Techaeris, we’ve labelled the titles you can download to your mobile device and watch anywhere with an ⇓!
Bawl Your Eyes Out
Grab that box of Kleenex and be prepared to shed a few tears with these tear jerkers.
- 6 Years ⇓ — As a volatile young couple who have been together for six years approach college graduation, unexpected career opportunities threaten their future.
- Before We Go ⇓ — When a young wife is robbed before boarding a train to Boston, she meets a free-spirited musician who stays with her on the adventure of a lifetime.
- Charlie St. Cloud ⇓ — Ben Sherwood’s intriguing novel is the basis of this ghost story about Charlie, who is devoted to his brother, Sam, even after Sam’s death.
- The Longest Ride — A young woman caring for an elderly widower finds parallels to her own budding romance as she reads the man’s letters to and from his late wife.
- Paper Towns — When his life-long crush mysteriously disappears, a shy high school boy recruits his friends and embarks on a wild cross-country mission to find her.
- P.S. I Love You — When she loses her beloved husband to a brain tumour, grieving widow Holly Kennedy learns that he left a series of letters behind to help her cope.
- The Spectacular Now ⇓ — Classmates Aimee and Sutter form an unlikely friendship, and after helping Aimee raise her social confidence, Sutter begins falling for his creation.
- The Time Traveler’s Wife ⇓ — Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love.
- Valentine’s Day — The tripwires of modern love are exposed in a carousel involving relationships and the single life on the most romantic day of the year: February 14.
Ladies Night In
Planning on having a few gal pals over and spending the night in? Check out some of these titles.
- Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (Netflix Original) — Ali Wong’s stand up special delved into her sexual adventures, hoarding, the rocky road to pregnancy, and why feminism is terrible.
- Bridesmaids ⇓ — When an underemployed baker becomes her best friend’s maid-of-honour, she almost ruins the big day due to her competition with the other bridesmaids.
- The Crown (Season 1; Netflix Original) — This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days —A player bets his co-workers he can make a woman fall in love with him in just 10 days. But he bets on the wrong girl — a writer with her own agenda.
- Justin Timberlake + The Tenessee Kids (Netflix Original) — On the final nights of a world tour, director Jonathan Demme captures what makes the show soar: gifted musicians, deft dancers, and a magnetic star.
- Mean Girls — Cady joins her new high school’s most powerful clique — but there’s hell to pay when the ex-boyfriend of the clique’s leader wants to be Cady’s guy.
- Queen Mimi — This heartwarming documentary profiles Marie Haist, a formerly homeless Los Angeles woman who lives in a laundromat and has befriended celebrities.
- Scandal (Season 1-6; Netflix Original) — A powerful team of Washington, D.C. lawyers makes scandals disappear while handling government crises and coping with problems of their own.
- Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club ⇓ — A diverse group of single moms come together after an occurrence at their kids’ school — and find they have more in common than they thought.
Love From A to Z(ombie)
Looking for romance that’s slightly off the beaten path? This next set of selections offers just that, from quirky comedies to zombies and more.
- Amour ⇓ — An elderly couple finds their time-tested love challenged by the rigors of one’s fading health in this 2012 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner.
- Easy (Season 1; Netflix Original) — This eclectic, star-studded anthology follows diverse Chicagoans fumbling through the modern maze of love, sex, technology, and culture.
- Fifty Shades of Black ⇓ — Wide-eyed virgin college student Hannah falls under the spell of wealthy Christian Black, and the jokes fly in this parody of Fifty Shades of Grey.
- Focus — Three years after breaking off a romance with his protégé, expert con man Nicky Spurgeon finds her on the other side his elaborate new scam.
- The Lobster ⇓ — In a near-future world, single people are hunted and forced to find mates within 45 days, or be turned into animals and banished to the wilderness.
- Love (Season 1; Netflix Original) — Rebellious Mickey and good-natured Gus navigate the thrills and agonies of modern relationships in this bold new comedy co-created by Judd Apatow.
- Lovesick (Seasons 1 & 2; Netflix Original) — In his quest for true love, Dylan found chlamydia. Joined by friends Evie and Luke, he relives past encounters as he notifies all his former partners.
- Mr. Right ⇓ — Fresh off a bad relationship, thrill-seeking Martha finds romance and danger with Francis, a hit man who’s decided to turn the tables on his clients.
- Santa Clarita Diet (Season 1; Netflix Original) — They’re ordinary husband and wife realtors until she undergoes a dramatic change that sends them down a road of death and destruction. In a good way.
No matter who you love, Netflix Canada has plenty of options available for your Valentine’s Day viewing pleasure.
- 4th Man Out ⇓ — A young mechanic comes out to his extremely straight best friends. Once they get used to the idea, they’re determined to help him find the right guy.
- Blue is the Warmest Color ⇓ — Determined to fall in love, 15-year-old Adele is focused on boys. But it’s a blue-haired girl she meets on the street who really piques her interest.
- Bridegroom ⇓ — This timely documentary tells the story of Shane Bitney Crone, who finds himself without marriage’s legal protection when his same-sex partner dies.
- Duke of Burgundy ⇓ — A butterfly expert and her housekeeper are in an intimate master-and-slave relationship, but their elaborate romance is about to take a turn.
- Holding the Man ⇓ — In 1970s Australia, two teen boys fall in love with each other and defeat obstacles to their 15-year relationship until a new crisis comes their way.
- In the Grayscale ⇓ — A successful Chilean architect with a wife and son becomes powerfully attracted to a gay tour guide, forcing him to question his sexual identity.
- Naz & Maalik ⇓ — Two gay Muslin teens, who spend their days selling odds and ends on Brooklyn street corner, run afoul of an FBI agent who suspects they’re terrorists.
- Orange is the New Black (Seasons 1-4; Netflix Original) — A privileged New Yorker ends up in a women’s prison when a past crime catches up with her in this Emmy-winning series from the creator of Weeds.
- Other People ⇓ — After a bad breakup, a struggling New York comedy writer tries to don a brave face and care for his dying mother in Sacramento.
…and then there’s some of us who are utterly hopeless romantics. If you’re one of those who wear their heart on their sleeve, you are not alone and you’ll definitely connect with these next suggestions.
- Cinderella — Fatherless Ella endures harsh treatment by her stepmother and stepsisters until a chance meeting with a stranger leads to a magical change in fortune.
- Clueless — Meddlesome Beverly Hills high school student Cher gets more than she bargained for when she gives a fashion-challenged student a makeover.
- Far from the Madding Crowd — Thomas Hardy’s classic tale follows a clever 19th-century heroine who, through humble beginnings and sudden wealth, keeps her own romantic counsel.
- Kate & Leopold ⇓ — A present-day woman takes responsibility for guiding a charming time-traveling 19th-century nobleman through the 21st century.
- Love Actually ⇓ — This ensemble comedy is a charming treatise on romance, telling 10 intertwining London love stories, leading up to a climax on Christmas Eve.
- Notting Hill ⇓ — A chance encounter brings together reserved bookstore owner William Thacker and Hollywood icon Anna Scott, who forge an improbable romance.
- The Princess Bride — This cult classic comedy-romance follows a peasant farmhand as he battles bumbling outlaws and an evil prince to win the hand of his one true love.
- Romancing the Stone ⇓ — When a romance writer learns her sister’s been kidnapped, she’s soon embroiled in a wild adventure involving hidden treasures and a dashing mercenary.
- Romeo + Juliet ⇓ — The bard’s dialogue remains intact in this modern take on William Shakespeare’s tragedy, as the children of two feuding families are drawn together.
Arriving Just in Time…
Netflix is always adding new titles to their catalogue and here’s a few love and sex-themed additions arriving just in time for Valentine’s Day!
- Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies and Cyber Attacks ⇓ — This film details the hacking of the Ashley Madison “extramarital affairs” website and the fallout from the public release of its users’ emails.
- Dreamland — Broke pianist Monty longs to open a piano bar. A steamy affair with a rich older woman could pay the way, but is he willing to risk all that matters?
- Step Up Revolution ⇓ — Aspiring dancer Emily falls for the leader of a dance team — but her father’s development plans threaten the team’s historic neighbourhood.
- Zack and Miri Make a Porno ⇓ — Zack and Miri make and star in an adult film to bring in easy money. But their unspoken feelings for each other might threaten the whole enterprise.
Remember when we mentioned that not everyone likes V-Day? No matter your reasons, Netflix Canada has a few great suggestions that will be sure to make you forget all about it.
- Clinical (Netflix Original) ⇓ — A psychiatrist is plagued by flashbacks to a terrifying attack as she treats a new patient who was horribly disfigured in an accident.
- Green Room ⇓ — At the end of their low-budget tour, a punk band accepts a gig at an isolated rural club, only to discover that their hosts are neo-Nazis.
- Hush — A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window.
- I Am Not a Serial Killer (arriving Feb. 11) — A small-town teenager with troubling impulses must embrace his dark side if he wants to keep a serial killer from murdering again.
- It Follows ⇓ — After a sexual tryst, Jay learns that her date has passed on a lethal curse that can only be shed by sleeping with another unsuspecting partner.
- I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (Netflix Original) ⇓ — A nervous nurse who scares easily finds herself caring for an ailing horror novelist while living in a house with hidden secrets.
- Oculus — Now young adults, siblings Tim and Kylie are still trying to recover from – and get to the bottom of – their parents’ death more than a decade ago.
- You’re Next ⇓ — A shy girl goes to her new boyfriend’s family reunion and must join their bloody fight for survival when a gang of masked hooligans invades the party.
- The Witch ⇓ — Believing that a witch has cursed their family, pilgrims homesteading on the edge of primeval New England forest become increasingly paranoid.
…and there you have it! Just a few suggestions of some titles for you to check out this Valentine’s Day. What are you going to be watching on Netflix Canada this Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.
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