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Cherish The Magic Of Love With The Best Valentine's Day Movies On Netflix

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - Jan. 27, 2020 13 min read

Regardless of whether you go through Valentine's Day with your significant other or have the lounge chair all to yourself, the magic of movies can only magnify the romance apparent in the air around this time of the year! 

 

To provide you with the perfect side-kick for a Valentine's Day spent dreaming about the charm of love, we have curated a list of the best Valentine's Day movies on Netflix India, streaming right now! 

 

1. Love Actually

One of the best romantic movies to watch on Netflix, Love Actually would rip your heart into pieces, then put it back by glueing it together with a renewed sense of hope! With 8 stories running in parallel, featuring characters trying to deal with their relationships in their own different ways, you'll fall in love with all the protagonists of the stories. Director Richard Curtis made sure to highlight how complicated relationships can get, and all the parts that make the trouble worth it. If watching someone run through the airport to reach their love excites you, then this movie is the best Valentines Day movie on Netflix to make you feel all mushy inside!

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IMDb Ranking: 7.6/10

Director:  Richard Curtis

Star Cast: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson 

 

 

2. Bridget Jones Diary

Bridget Jones Diary translates well for the 21st-century audience by showcasing the strong, independent woman even though the story is set in the early 1800s. Understand the power of chastity of Jane Austen's remake of the book Pride and Prejudice, where Renee Zellweger plays the part of Elizabeth Bennet with a little bit of change since the character in the movie is a basket case. Bridget decides on a fine day which happens to be New Year's Eve to find a perfect boyfriend and get her life under control. A special shoutout to all the single ladies, who need to spend Valentine's Day 2020 watching Bridget Jones inspire, amuse and fall in love! 

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IMDb Ranking: 6.7/10

Director:  Sharon Maguire

Star Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant

 

3. 13 Going On 30  

Jeena Rink wishes on her 13th birthday to wake up as a 30 year old and much to her horror, her wish comes true! Her parents are nowhere to be found, she now has a body that she doesn't recognise, and to top it off, she hasn't spoken to her best friend from high school in several years! Bright moments and witty humour together make this that one Netflix romantic movie, perfect for a cosy night replete with some self-love this Valentine's Day 2020! 

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IMDb Ranking:  6.1/10

Director: Gary Winick

Star Cast: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer 

 

4. He's Just Not That Into You

He's Just Not That Into You is all about real-life relationships where some are happy and some are not. This Valentine's Day movie on Netflix is highly relatable and you'll enjoy watching all the charming characters traverse through the path of finding and losing love. The plot revolves around 4 men and 5 women struggling to keep their love life going, and their stories will amuse you, inspire you and teach you some hard-hitting truths of romance in the 21st century! 

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IMDb Ranking: 6.4/10

Director: Ken Kwapis

Star Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly

 

5. Safe Haven

The plot of Safe Haven is refreshing with a flair of thrill and heart-wrenching suspense. Based on one of the best novels by all-time favourite romantic writer Nicolas Sparks, Safe Haven perfect blends the sweetness of new-found love with the adversities of life. Watch this Valentine's Day movie on Netflix to realise all over again, how lucky you are to have met your soulmate, and feel grateful for whatever form of love you have in your life! 

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IMDb Ranking: 6.7/10

 Director:  Lasse Hallström

Star Cast: Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders

 

6. Sleeping With Other People 

Sleeping With Other People is arguably one of the funniest rom-coms in recent times! The lead characters of this best romedy movie have been known to derive loud and carefree laughter from the audience especially in the improv sequence over the end creditsThis romantic comedy on Netflix heightens the joy of seeing two incompatible lovers brought together by serendipity after a decade, and makes you fall in love as they try to complete their adorable story! 

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IMDb Ranking: 6.5/10

 Director: Leslye Headland

Star Cast:  Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jordan Carlos 

 

7. Blue Valentine 

Here is a film that is considered by several hopeless romantics as one of the best Valentine's Day movies on Netflix. Derek Cianfrance, the film's writer and director, observes with great precision, the birth and decay of a long-term relationship while Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams play a couple whose marriage is coming apart at the seams. Blue Valentine might not exactly leave you with a wide happy smile, but the raw yet beautiful depiction of old love in the movie will surely touch the deepest corners of your heart! 

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IMDb Ranking:  7.4/10

Director:  Derek Cianfrance

Star Cast: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman

 

8. Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentines Day Special

With an absolutely insane plot, Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special happened to Netflix on February 7, 2017. A 2-year-old movie in which Michael Bolton hosts a television show wherein he inspires people to make love is as spectacularly stupid as you want it to be. As crazy as it sounds, this movie is worth watching during Valentine's Week 2020, especially if your idea of ideal intimate time together, is laughing through the night! 

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IMDb Ranking: 6.7/10

Director:  Scott Aukerman, Akiva Schaffer

Star Cast:  Michael Bolton, Sarah Shahi, Adam Scott 

 

9. Sleepless In Seattle

Perhaps, one of the most famous romantic Hollywood movies of all time, Sleepless In Seattle witnesses two stellar actors come together as a magical couple you can't help but fall in love with! This Valentine's Day movie on Netflix is mushy, tender and heart touching with a unique concept, great storytelling and brilliant direction, sealed together by awe-inspiring performances by the lead actors! So this Valentine's Day 2020, curl up under a cosy blanket, and smile through this classic tale of love! 

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IMDb Ranking:  6.8/10

Director:  Nora Ephron

Star Cast:  Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger 

 

10. My Best Friends Wedding 

Sometimes we find love in a place we never expected to, and developing feelings for your bestfriend can be an inevitable turn of fate. And when it so happens, the choice is ours, will we pick our happiness over theirs or the other way around? My Best Friend's Wedding is one of those movies, that take you on a bumpy ride, and yet manage to satiate the craving for love within you. Most importantly, this romantic movie on Netflix will leave you with the lesson of a lifetime, love might be a lot of things, but selfish shouldn't be one of them! 

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IMDb Ranking:  6.3/10

Director: P.J. Hogan

Star Cast:  Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz 

 

 

11. Notting Hill 

This movie is about a simple bookstore owner, whose life is drastically altered after he encounters the world's most beautiful and well-liked actress! The strong performances, the fresh script and the dreamy over-all look of this romantic movie on Netflix, together make for a heart-warming and oh so charming Valentine's Day watch! This movie will sometimes be funny, sometimes insightful and entertaining throughout! 

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IMDb Ranking:  7.1/10

Director:  Roger Michell

Star Cast:  Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe

 

12. No Strings Attached 

Perfectly summing up the struggles unique to our generation as far as finding love is concerned, No Strings Attached is all shades of humorous, heartwarming and delightful! Based on a pair that turns every stone possible to keep their relationship strictly physical, this romantic movie on Netflix makes you realise how unexpectedly you may end up encountering genuine love! Also, the fact that Ashton Kutcher is the lead actor, should be enough for all the ladies to claim this story as one of the best Valentine's Day movies on Netflix! 

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IMDb Ranking:  6.2/10

Director: Ivan Reitman

Star Cast: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline 

 

13. Clueless 

Based on an adaptation of Jane Austen's famous work of fiction, Emma, Clueless adds that vibrant, contemporary spin to a classic love story! This romantic movie on Netflix takes the audience for a joy ride, as the ditzy, yet lovable lead character struggles through the ups and downs of adolescence, coupled with the journey of finding first love. This classic 90s Valentine's Day Movie on Netflix, is a feel-good watch, that leaves you with a hopeful smile! 

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IMDb Ranking: 6.8/10

Director: Amy Heckerling

Star Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy 

 

14. Something Borrowed 

Sometimes you find love, and most other times, love finds you, catching you unaware, unsuspecting and morally unsure! In the choice between your best friend and a new romance, the former seems like the obvious decision, but what happens when you end up falling for your best friend's fiance himself? Come witness the rocky landscape of love, that alters relationships between old friends, new friends, and potential lovers in one of the best romantic movies on Netflix! 

 

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IMDb Ranking:  5.9/10

Director: Luke Greenfield

Star Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield 

 

15. Letters To Juliet 

This easy-going romantic movie is refreshing, cutesy and whimsical, all in equal measure! Doubling as a stunning postcard from Italy, Letters To Juliet takes you through the journey of a woman who finds an ancient letter buried in the crevices of a sacred site of love in Verona, and pledges to trace its origin! Amanda Seyfried's portrayal of a starry-eyed hopeless romantic is as real as it gets, and the picturesque screenplay makes this an enthralling Valentine's Day watch, regardless of whether you're single or not! 

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IMDb: 6.5/10 

Director: Gary Winick

Star Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave 

 

16. The Proposal

When you pair two brilliant actors like Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock together, the end product is highly likely to be a masterpiece, which is what the case with this popular rom-com is! The Proposal revolves around the story of a tyrannous boss and her frustrated assistant who never gets the chance to say no to her outrageous orders, even if they involve getting married for visa! While this movie might not exactly win an Oscar, it will definitely entertain you and leave you feeling optimistic about the prospect of bumping into love!  

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IMDb Ranking: 6.7/10 

Director:  Anne Fletcher

Star Cast: Sandra BullockRyan ReynoldsMary Steenburgen

 

17. Life As We Know It 

Katherine Heigl is the queen of rom-coms and that is a fact acknowledged by most romance aficionados! In addition to her captivating portrayal of a highly methodical lead character, Josh Duhamel's convincing acting coupled with his dazzling looks, all steer this movie to be commonly featured in almost every list of the best Valentine's Day movies on Netflix! The name of this movie is accurate as instead of playing around dreamy themes, it tries to depict the reality of how messy life can be sometimes, and how you can end up falling for someone you would've never even considered dating-worthy! 

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IMDb Ranking: 6.5/10 

Director: Greg Berlanti

Star Cast: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas

 

18. Set It Up 

Set It Up is an adorable new-age workplace romance flick, and the perfect light watch to keep yourself company with this Valentine's Day 2020! The witty sense of humour in the dialogues and their perfect delivery by the two lead actors ensure constant entertainment throughout the movie, and we'd suggest watching this romantic-comedy on Netflix with a cheery heart and minimum cinematic excellence expectations. 

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IMDb Ranking: 6.5/10

Director: Claire Scanlon

Star Cast: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu

 

 

19. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind 

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is a tragic, beautiful movie that stays with you long after you've shut your laptop off. In fact, there are perhaps very few hopeless romantics that haven't yet heard of the haunting love story of Clementine and Joel. This movie captures the essence of what it's like to be pushed by heartbreak into making impulsive decisions, as well as the inevitability of things that are meant to be. Curl up with this piece of art to spend time watching a true Valentine's Day movie on Netflix!  

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IMDb Ranking:  8.3/10

Director: Michel Gondry

Star Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson 

 

20. Silver Linings Playbook

Although Silver Linings Playbook might be an unconventional pick when deciding on a Valentine's Day movie on Netflix to binge through, it is the perfect watch for those who believe in looking at love from a realistic lens. This movie provides a stunningly accurate look at how it's like to live and love while dealing with Bipolar Disorder, and how two flawed, messy individuals can sometimes find solace in one another. 

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IMDb Ranking: 7.7/10

Director:  David O. Russell

Star Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro 


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