Who says you need to break the bank to enjoy Valentine’s day. Make it an indoorsy night on the couch and you don’t have to deal with overpriced popcorn at the movies or a daunting night at a restaurant listening to cheesy music.

Here’s a list of top romantic movies that you can stream at the comfort of your own house with microwave popcorns.

The Notebook 

This one is a serious tear-jerker, the movie focuses on an old man reading a story to an old woman in a nursing home. The story he reads follows two young lovers named Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun, who meet one evening at a carnival. But they are separated by Allie’s parents who disapprove of Noah’s unwealthy family, and move Allie away. The movie is an emotional roller coaster and do prepare yourself to shed a few tears here and there.

The movie stars: Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

You can stream the movie on Netflix 


  Me Before You

Hopping from job to job, Louisa Clark (Emilia Clarke- Game of Thrones) struggles to help her family financially. Then she becomes the caregiver of a wealthy banker who has been paralysed in an accident. The two form a deep bond and they rediscover why life is worth living.

You can stream the movie on black 

Catching Feelings 

A local favourite, catching Feelings is a dark romantic comedy which follows an urbane young academic and his beautiful wife, as their lives get turned upside down when a celebrated and hedonistic older writer moves into their Johannesburg home with them.

You can stream the movie on Netflix 

Friends With Benefits

Strangers Jamie (Mila Kunis) and Dylan (Justin Timberlake) meet on the streets of New York and over time they become the closest of friends. But life gets a bit too complicated when they decide to add sex to the mix.

You can stream the movie on black 

 The Time Traveller’s Wife

Eric Bana plays Henry, a man who, after losing his mother in a car crash, inexplicably possess the power to pas back and forth through time.  He falls in love in a different time and the relationship is tested when he finds he cannot control his power in order to stay there.

You can stream the movie on black 

Crazy Stupid Love 

A family-friendly movie. Crazy, Stupid, Love. tells the story of a middle-aged husband, Cal (Steve Carell), who turns to a 30-something ladies’ man, Jacob (Ryan Gosling), for help hitting on girls at bars after his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), asks for a divorce. Cal and Emily’s relationship is at the center of the film, but so, too, is that of Jacob and Hannah (Emma Stone), who just so happens to be Cal and Emily’s daughter.

You can stream the movie on Netflix 

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