Sunday, 11 February 2018

Netflix Rom-Coms To Watch This Valentine's Day

I've never been one to celebrate Valentine's Day as such. Me and my boyfriend have always either been busy working, completely forgotten or just couldn't be bothered to go all out for this one commercial day of the year when you're meant to show your significant other how much you love them. As much of a hopeless romantic that I am, I find Valentine's Day rather pressuring when you can show that special someone how much you love them any day of the year. With that being said though, now that we have a baby, Dane and I are going against our usual selves and are going to attempt to celebrate it this year, just on a smaller scale than most.

We're huge tv and movie buffs so Netflix and Chill (the non-naughty term thanks to our loving child that screams any time we are remotely intimate with each other) is pretty much our agenda for 'The Big Day'. I'm going to stock up on snacks to indulge in and cuddle up in cosy throws and we're not gonna move from the sofa all day, this is my idea of perfection these days. So I thought I'd share some of my recommendations from Netflix for any of you that aren't going out and just want a cosy night in watching some good TV with your loved one. 

I couldn't not mention Friends, I mean c'mon, it's a classic. I don't even think I need to explain myself here, just watch it, you know you want too.

I've only just discovered Lovesick this weekend but it's so quirky and funny, I've been addicted and am on the third season already. It's your typical British sitcom about three friends sharing a house and their complicated love lives. If you were a fan of the show Skins then check this out, you'll love it.

Despite the whole premise of this show being controversial AF, I adored how raw and real it was. You Me Her is about a suburban married couple who enter a polyamorous relationship with a female escort and their ups and downs along the way. It's the first show of it's kind and I can't rave about it more; it's funny, adorable, dramatic and heartbreaking all in one and definitely worth a watch.

Oh my god, Jane The Virgin is one of my all time favourite tv shows. It's the perfect telenovela parody and is hilariously heart warming, every episode makes you feel good. Jane Villanueva is a religious Latina woman who has vowed not to lose her virginity until marriage, however ends up getting accidentally artificially inseminated during a check up. This one is for all you hopeless romantics out there!

Now onto movies - this one is a little controversial and is in French so you have to be willing to read subtitles but it's so worth a watch if you give it a chance. Blue Is The Warmest Color is a coming of age story about Adele, a french teenager who meets and falls in love with a blue haired aspiring painter. It is a movie based on two gay females and is very sexualised so it won't be to everyone's taste but if you're open to it, I'm sure you'll love it, we did. It's so emotional and raw and has one of the best songs in it - I Follow Rivers by Lykke Li.

I love Sam Claflin in pretty much everything that he's in so when I saw this on Netflix, I had to watch it. Love, Rosie is about two life long best friends who despite years of harbouring feelings for one another, continuously end up with the wrong people and never each other. Their stories are funny, charming and sincere and despite it being terribly cliche at points, like most rom-coms, it still had me rooting for them till the very end.

If you haven't heard of La La Land then where have you been? This is by far my favourite movie of 2016 and probably one of my favourite movies ever to be honest. I'm not particularly interested in musicals but La La Land is on another level, every song is incredible and adds to the story line in ways other musicals don't, if you know what I mean. Emma Stone is an aspiring actress who meets Ryan Gosling, a struggling jazz pianist in Los Angeles and they fall in love whilst pursuing their dreams. It's honestly such a great movie for so many reasons, but I don't wanna spoil it so please just watch it. You'll thank me, trust me.

And lastly, Me Before You, another Sam Claflin movie. I'd heard of the book way before this movie came out but never got around to reading it - however the movie impressed me enough to go out and buy the book afterwards and the ones that followed. Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin are amazing in this and it had me in tears from the moment I realised they were in love. Me Before You is about a girl from a small town who forms an unlikely bond with a recently paralysed man that she's taking care of. It's a breath taking love story that reminds you to live boldly and enjoy every minute. Another one for you hopeless romantics out there, although be prepared for the ending, that's all I'm saying! 

There we have it. I had to cut it short at 8 suggestions or I would have been here all night but these are my top recommendations for Valentine's Day. Let me know if you have any suggestions for me or if you've seen any of these, I'd love to hear your thoughts :)



  1. Very much single but also very much into rom-coms. I started watching Jane the virgin recently and I'm quite surprised by how much I'm enjoying it! x


  2. Oooh I'm a sucker for a good romcom! Deffo love Jane The Virgin, and La La Land is gorgeous. I'm a musical theatre fan so the latter really is very appealing!!

  3. Although we have Netflix it’s usually the children that watch it and I never get a look in ! Me before you is one of my fav books/movies ! I also didn’t realise la la land was on there , I have been wanting to watch it for ages so the kids will be kicked off so I can indulge!
    Great post thanks for sharing 😃

    Melanie |

  4. I LOVE rom-coms so much I’ve probably seen every one there is out there! La La Land annoys me though, I hate the ending. I don’t care how many awards it won, it’s just leaves me unhappy haha!!

    Super awesome post, Jess!!

  5. I have heard of all of these but only watched Love Rosie. My bf won't be around for valentine's day so i guess my evening is sorted! xx corinne

  6. Fab post! I've recently been watching so much on Netflix lately its unhealthy!! Love Rosie & Meet Before You are two films I adore! Great picks!!

    Kirsty Maynard |

  7. I have been hooked on Friends on Netflix since January and will be checking out a few of these films for sure. I am a sucker for romance films so will definitely be watching a few this week. Thank you for sharing!

  8. love,Rosie is one of my fav rom coms and also one me and my boyfriend watched on our first date x

  9. Netflix & chill is my idea of perfect too!
    I’m gonna check lovesick out for sure.

  10. FRIENDS is such a go to for me! For any reason!

    The other shows I haven't checked out/heard about except for Jane The Virgin, I've been curious about that one for awhile!

    - Hazel @

  11. Ahhh this is just what I needed, I love a good Rom-com. I can't wait to try these out for myself!

    Kate |


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