Romantic movies often get bad press. They may be cheesy or over the top, but I think that’s what makes them great and there’s no better day to watch romantic movies than Valentine’s Day. So grab your Valentine (and some popcorn!) and stream one of these great romance movies. You might cry, you might laugh, but you’ll experience all the emotions together, and isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about?
I’m going to focus on the movies you can watch in the US and the streaming services you’ll need to watch them. Remember that if you subscribe to one of the popular streaming services available, your Apple TV will have access to all the apps you need to get the content.
The Notebook (2004)
Starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, The Notebook is the heartwarming story of a couple whose relationship comes to a halt at the start of World War II. The steamy love story is known to be heartbreaking, so it might be a good idea to keep the tissues handy.
Watch the classic love story that has the potential to bring you to tears, only on HBO Max.
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
This 2005 adaptation of the classic novel stars Keira Knightley as Elizabeth and Matthew Macfadyen as Darcy. Stubborn and independent Elizabeth is pressured to get married, and it’s not until she meets Darcy that she begins to warm to the idea. The problem is that Darcy is a bit of a stick in the mud! This period piece also landed an Oscar nomination for Keira Knightley.
Pride and Prejudice on HBO Max
Pride and Prejudice is a love story that people have been consuming since the 1800s – it’s timeless. Stream it now on HBO Max.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Party like it’s 1999 with this classic romantic comedy starring the late Heath Ledger alongside Julia Stiles and a very young Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It’s a classic high school love tale filled with laughs and lots of romance. It’s a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, so you know there’s going to be a lot of hijinx!
10 things i hate about you
It’s hard not to watch this 90s classic without a huge smile on your face. Stream it on Disney+.
The Big Sick (2017)
One of my personal favorites, The Big Sick, is based on the true story of how Kumail Nanjiani met and fell in love with his wife Emily. It’s super touching, has some funny moments, and definitely has the potential to make you cry the happiest tears.
The big sick
This pseudo-autobiographical film of Kumail Nanjiani’s real-life love story is deeply moving and filled with great characters. Stream it on Amazon Prime.
Happiest Season (2020)
If you can handle a little Christmas in your love stories, Happiest Season is a great little rom-com that offers a nice change from the typical format. Abby (Kristen Stewart) is madly in love with her partner Harper (Mackenzie Davis) and is about to propose. Abby is thrilled to finally meet her partner’s family, but just before they get there, Harper drops the bomb — she hasn’t come out to her parents yet.
With a great supporting cast of some comedy heavy hitters like Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Alison Brie (Community) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Happiest Season delivers a great feel-good love story that unfolds. feels very modern and has lots of fun bits.
Happiest Season on Hulu
A great cast, LGBTQ+ romance, and lots of fun bits make The Happiest Season worth watching, even if it’s not Christmas. Stream it on Hulu.
A Star is Born (2018)
A remake of the classic tale, A Star Is Born features an all-star cast including Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Dave Chapelle. It’s a pretty tragic story that will probably bring you to tears, but all the best whirlwind romances do – right?
A star is born on Hulu
While it’s certainly not the happiest love story, A Star Is Born features incredible performances and singing from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Stream it on Hulu.
Love movies on your Apple TV!
Remember, your best Apple TV is great for watching all kinds of content, whether it’s Apple TV+ movies, movies from your favorite streaming service, or newly released rentals!
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