17 best romantic movies for Valentine’s Day 2022 on Netflix, Disney + and more - including I Want You Back

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In the age of streaming and on demand content, there are plenty of romantically charged movies sure to spice up an evening at the touch of a button.

Here are 17 films perfect for a Valentine’s Day evening in that are readily available to stream in the UK – from light-hearted romps to classic movies and artistic flicks, you’ll almost certainly find a film to your taste.

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10 Things I Hate About You

What is it? A modernisation of William Shakespeare’s late-16th-century comedy The Taming of the Shrew, retold in a late-1990s American high school setting.

In the story, new student Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is smitten with Bianca and, in order to get around her father’s strict rules on dating, attempts to get bad boy Patrick (Heath Ledger) to date her ill-tempered sister.

Where to watch: Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video

The Big Sick

What is it? Grab tissues before sitting down to this sentimental comedy, in which comedian Kumail Nanjiani (playing himself in a retelling of he and his off-screen partner’s real life relationship) and student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash.

When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

What is it? One of the most iconic movies of the 20th century, Breakfast at Tiffany’s stars Audrey Hepburn in her most celebrated role, Holly Golightly.

When Paul Varjak (George Peppard) meets Holly for the first time, he is intrigued by her lively personality and her unusual lifestyle, and his fascination with her begins to grow. However, Holly is not who she appears, and she is reluctant to accept Paul’s love for her.

Where to watch: Sky Go and Now TV Cinema


What is it? This seemingly frothy flick has a strong literary foundation, as it is based on Jane Austen’s novel, Emma; glamorous high school girl Cher decides to attempt to find a boyfriend for herself and her new friend Tai to gain popularity, but in doing so makes some serious errors.

Full of witty lines and outrageous 90s fashion, this film will have you laughing from start to finish.

Where to watch: Netflix, Sky Go and Now TV Cinema

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

What is it? Devastated Peter (Jason Segel) takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah.

Little does he know, Sarah’s travelling to the same resort as her ex - and she’s bringing along her new boyfriend. A modern screwball classic.

Where can I watch it? Now TV


What is it? Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) is a banker, Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) an artist, and the two are madly in love. But when Sam is murdered he must seek the help of a reluctant psychic to set things right and protect Molly from impending danger.

You’ll be sure to shed a few tears with this one.

Where to watch: Sky Go and Now TV Cinema

I Want You Back

What is it: Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate) are tearful strangers who meet by chance in a stairwell and discover they have an unfortunate common concern: both were unexpectedly dumped by their respective partners.

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A quick trawl through social media reveals that their exes are smitten with a drama teacher and wooing a pie shop owner.

Peter and Emma agree to become mutual support systems – “We’re intercepting each other’s sadness” – but as their friendship blossoms, the jilted singletons hatch a foolhardy plan to win back their exes by sabotaging the new relationships.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Mothering Sunday

What is it: On March 30 1924 – Mother’s Day – tradition dictates that wealthy families give servants the day off, so Mr Niven (Colin Firth) and his emotionally brittle wife (Olivia Colman) take leave of their housemaid Jane and cook Milly.

Milly catches a train home while Jane cycles to Upleigh, the estate of her secret paramour, unaware that their lives of regimented service and privilege are about to spin off their axes.

Mothering Sunday is an artfully composed period drama.

Where to watch: Apple Plus TV

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

What is it? A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity in this film that was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

The Notebook

What is it? A modern classic, this love story stars Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling as Allie and Noah; he a poor yet passionate young man, she a rich young woman,

They fall in love in 1940s South Carolina, giving Allie a sense of freedom, but the course of their love affair is anything but smooth; they are soon separated because of their social differences, and it will no doubt have you in tears by the end.

Where to watch: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

Notting Hill

What is it? Julia Roberts strikes again in another classic nineties love story. This time she stars as American actress Anna Scott – the most famous film star in the world – who changes the life of simple man William Thacker (Hugh Grant) when she visits his bookshop and steals his heart.

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and BFI Player

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Pretty Woman

What is it? In this romantic flick, a sex worker and a wealthy businessman fall in love with one another when a man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events.

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts star as the unusual pair in this classic from 1990.

Where to watch: Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video

Pride & Prejudice

What is it? In this 2005 adaptation of Jane Austin’s novel, sparks fly when the spirited Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen).

Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class, and will his overly reserved nature threaten the fledgling relationship? Can each overcome their own “Pride & Prejudice”?

Where to watch: Netflix and Now TV

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Romeo + Juliet

What is it? Shakespeare’s most famous play about two teenagers who fall in love despite their being members of feuding families is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona (though still retaining its original dialogue) in Baz Luhrmann’s stylish adaptation.

Where to watch: Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video

Sleepless in Seattle

What is it? Another classic. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star as Sam Baldwin and Annie Reed who embark on unusual quests to find love when a recently widowed man’s son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

This will-they-won’t-they story will have you wishing these two characters to meet.

Where can I watch it? Amazon Prime Video

The Tinder Swindler

What is it: New Netflix documentary The Tinder Swindler tells the story of a professional con artist who posed as a rich man to dupe and rob his Tinder matches.

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The Tinder Swindler builds an exhaustive profile of Simon Leviev (not his real name) through extensive interviews with several of the women he conned.

As you’ve probably worked out by now, Leviev found his marks via Tinder – once they’d matched on Tinder and met in real life, Leviev would spend thousands on grand romantic gestures to suggest a lavish lifestyle.

Where to watch: Netflix

The Wedding Singer

What is it? This 1998 Adam Sandler classic tells the story of Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, who are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime Video

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