Netflix and Chill has a got a whole new meaning these days. Couples love to cuddle up together in bed and watch movies on a roll after a long week at work and avoid stepping outside now that the cold has set in. If you are planning to watch some romantic movies together on Netflix, here are 10 love Netflix movies to watch this weekend:
1. Love Actually
Starring Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, and Emma Thompson, Love Actually is an amalgamation of three different love stories and is set with a Christmas background. It is a great movie to enjoy in the holidays and brings warmth and love to the viewers. It is directed by Richard Curtis who is known for his romantic movies. The movie has a very bittersweet sequence in which Andrew Lincoln, who has a crush on Juliet, comes to her door and expresses his feelings to her despite knowing that she is married and he can never have her.
Released in 2007, Atonement is another romantic movie starring Keira Knightley and James MacAvoy. It is based on a novel by Ian McEwan and depicts a very heart-warming love story between an upper class woman and a son of a servant. It is set at the time of the world war II and also features an interesting angle where the upper class woman’s younger sister also has a crush on the servant boy. The movie takes a twist when the younger sister accuses the servant of raping her cousin and this lie tears the two lovers apart.
3. Blue is the Warmest Color
A tale of a lesbian couple, Blue is the Warmest Colour, is an erotic yet shattering love story released in the year 2013. The film takes us through a young woman’s harrowing journey of discovering her sexual identity and how she finds a partner and gets into a meaningful relationship. This is not all as she then discovers how messy first love can be and what lies beyond the honeymoon phase of a relationship. The film won the grand prize in the Cannes Film Festival and is based on a novel by Julie Maroh.
4. Blue Valentine
Another romantic film starring Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine also stars Michelle Williams who plays Gosling’s wife, Cindy. The film takes you through their courtship days to their present marital life and how this journey affects the couple. The film released in the year 2010 and has been directed by Derek Cianfrance. The plot is very dramatic yet does not depress the viewers in any way even when the marriage is falling apart and the protagonists are taking you through their hauntingly beautiful love story.
5. P.S. I Love You
This film can easily be called the most heartbreaking love story of modern times. Gerard Butler and Hillary Swank play the main roles in the movie with Jeffrey Dean Morgan playing a William. The film opens with Holly and Gerry playing a married couple who are deeply in love. The plot twists when Gerry dies because of a brain tumour and leaves a string of letters for Holly. All the letters end with the wording P.S. I Love You. These letters are Gerry’s way to take Holly out of mourning and live her life to the fullest.
Directed by Todd Haynes, Carol tracks the journey of a wealthy divorcee named Carol who is trying to get the custody of her kids and gets noticed by a cashier named Therese in the process. Rooney Mara, as, Therese, plays the lovelorn partner to the hilt and what follows in their love affair which causes a problem in the custody battle. Since the film is set in the 1950s, this love affair is looked down upon as forbidden. Cate Blanchett plays the role of Carol perfectly and displays a varied hue of emotions while fighting her battles and falling in love at the same time.
7. 45 Years
A plot like no other, 45 years is a film about how a couple who are planning to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary are shocked to get a letter. They find out about the husband’s first lover, who died in the Swiss Alps and her body remains are discovered after so many years. This changes the whole scenario and puts their marriage to test. By the time the wedding anniversary nears, the couple begins to drift apart due to this discovery and the husband’s behaviour towards his first love.
8. Moonrise Kingdom
Released in 2012 and starring Edward Norton and Bill Murray in lead roles, Moonrise Kingdom is about the love story of a 12-year old orphan boy named Sam who escaped from a camp to meet his pen pal with aggressive tendencies. The couple, shunned by their closed ones for their behaviour, then go to an isolated island which they refer to as their moonrise kingdom. A hunt for the couple starts and how they leave all pain and suffering behind is what the film is all about.
Touted as one of the most romantic films of all times, Amelie is a French film set in Paris. It was released in the year 2001 and is directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. It is a beautifully imagined plot where a quirky waitress named Amelie contacts her crush via secret messages and clues to help him determine her identity. She is adorable and wants to make everybody else around her feel better in their lives. She makes this journey look adorable with her imaginative ways and the utter desire to make her first kiss with the crush one of the most memorable moments of her life.
10. Beauty & the Beast
A film that beautifully portrays that looks do not matter in love, Beauty & the Beast stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. Emma plays the Belle and goes to the old castle to search for her father who has been abducted and kept in the castle. She slowly understands why the beast behaves the way he does and he is a person with a golden heart inside. The film comes with beautiful visuals and depicts this love story in a small French town wonderfully.