Valentine’s Day films: The best romcoms and romantic movies to watch on Sky Cinema with NOW TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

Want to watch a romantic movie this Valentine’s Day? Whether you want to cry your heart out or laugh until your belly hurts, we’ve rounded up the best romcom movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Sky Cinema with NOW TV.

By Becky Gamester-Newton Published: 8 February 2021 - 11.07am
Patrick Dempsey and Jennifer Garner in Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to watch some amazing films that will warm your heart.

From classic movies Breakfast At Tiffany’s and Grease to big blockbusters like Titanic and La La Land, there’s something for everyone.

So whether you’ve got a NOW TV Sky Cinema Pass, Netflix or Amazon Prime Video subscription, take your pick from these romantic tales.

Valentine’s Day

This ensemble-cast classic follows intertwining storylines as they find their way through romance of the course of one Valentine’s Day. The ridiculously long cast list includes Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts and Taylor Swift.

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About Time

When Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) is told by his father (Bill Nighy) that he has the ability to live his past, he decides to use his gift to win the heart of the beautiful Mary (Rachel McAdams). However the course of true love can be difficult, and with hilarious twists along the way Tim finds that he never met Mary at all. The impressive cast also includes Margot Robbie, Tom Hollander and Vanessa Kirby.

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Notting Hill

We couldn’t include a list of romantic comedies without one starring Hugh Grant. In this 1999 film, written by Richard Curtis, he plays William, a charming bookseller who falls for the most famous actress in the world (Julia Roberts). A modern classic!

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Emma

This latest adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved comedy of manners stars Anya Taylor-Joy in the title role – and she received a Golden Globe nomination for her trouble. The cast of this glittering satire also includes Bill Nighy, Miranda Hart and Josh O’Connor.

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Bridget Jones’s Diary

Based on the bestselling novel by Helen Fielding, Renee Zellweger stars as Bridget – eternally-single until childhood friend Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and womanising work colleague Daniel (Hugh Grant) vie for her affection. This light-hearted romcom is perfect for a night in wearing your big pants.

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Grease

This classic musical starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta tells the story of Danny and Sandy’s holiday romance – only to discover they both now attend the same school. The movie’s hit songs will forever be played at wedding discos.

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Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn stars as Holly Golightly, a New York playgirl who falls in love with struggling writer Paul (George Peppard). One of Hepburn’s most memorable roles, the film also stars Mickey Rooney and Patricia Neal.

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Titanic

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet star in this James Cameron blockbuster which won 11 Oscars – a feat only matched by Ben-Hur and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Jack and Rose defy their social statuses and fall in love on the ill-fated voyage… make sure you have tissues at the ready!

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Sleepless In Seattle

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in this sweet romance, managing to show chemistry between their characters despite spending most of the movie in different cities. Balancing sadness and positivity perfectly, this is a romcom classic.

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A Star Is Born

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are exceptional in this musical romantic drama. The fourth movie adaptation of the 1937 original, Cooper also directs his alcoholic musician falling in love with Gaga’s aspiring singer. It won an Oscar for the original song Shallow, and it’s one of those movies that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled.

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If Beale Street Could Talk

This romantic drama is based on a 1974 novel by James Baldwin. It follows a young woman, Tish, who aims to prove her lover, Fonny, was wrongly charged with rape. Beautifully filmed, the movie received universal acclaim and Regina King won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Tish’s mother.

Watch If Beale Street Could Talk on Amazon Prime Video

Crazy Rich Asians

This dazzling romcom is a feast for the eyes. Telling the story of a woman meeting her boyfriend’s fiendishly rich family for the first time in Singapore, expect a Cinderella story with witty dialogue and flashy opulence.

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The Wedding Singer 

Lovers of the 80s, this Adam Sandler movie is for you. He stars alongside Drew Barrymore in this sweet, hilarious romcom with a killer soundtrack.

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Romeo + Juliet

Claire Danes announced herself to the world in Baz Luhrmann's take on Shakespeare's tragedy of star-crossed lovers. She and Leonardo DiCaprio star in the title roles as the Capulets and Montagues battle it out in Verona Beach to a brilliant 90s soundtrack.

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Pretty Woman

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere star in this 90s classic which sees sex worker Vivian embark on a relationship with wealthy businessman Edward. A big-budget Hollywood romcom, Pretty Woman turned Roberts into a superstar practically overnight.

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P.S. I Love You

Hilary Swank stars as a young widow whose late husband has left her 10 messages to help ease her pain and start a new life. The movie received mixed reviews at best, but it remains popular and a sequel is in the pipeline.

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La La Land

This extravagant musical was the talk of the town for the wrong reasons at the 2016 Oscars, when it was wrongly announced as the winner for Best Picture. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, prepare to be dazzled by a jazz pianist and aspiring actress pursuing their dreams.

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The Notebook

Starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple in the 1940s, the premise of this movie is that the story is being read from a notebook in the present day. Unashamedly sentimental, this is a sickly sweet romance that won’t leave a dry eye in the house.

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Lana Condor stars in this teen romcom that has since spawned two further films. Based on Jenny Han’s novel, this charming movie is comforting, fun and romantic.

Watch To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix

 

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