Because watching Netflix sometimes is a good option.
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and while some may have planned a romantic evening others may have opted to stay at home instead. I personally don’t enjoy going out celebrating it with other couples, so we’ve opted to have a home cooked meal and binge on Netflix instead.
The choices found in the UAE version of Netflix isn’t as extensive as the ones found in the US, but its library of movies and TV shows is steadily growing. And if you noticed, most of the content offered by Netflix are now original productions, giving more reasons to ditch your cable subscription.
Here’s five of our favorite movies (and TV shows) that you can watch on Valentine’s Day – all available on Netflix of course.
The 40-Year Old Virgin – It’s a comedy about someone not finding love at a young age, but underneath the jokes is an absolutely sweet story of guy waiting for the right woman – something that few movies fail to do. Also, just watch it for the hilarious chest-waxing scene.
Serendipity – The premise might be absurd, but this Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack classic makes for a nice watch, especially if you love New York. Hopeless romantics always find something to love in this movie, and I admit, I am one of them.
Notting Hill – Another classic that brought US and UK audiences together back when it was released, making Hugh Grand and Julia Roberts bigger stars than what they already were. It will always be a Valentine’s favorite – even its soundtrack is something worth mentioning.
The Notebook – Probably an all-time favorite when it comes to love stories and one of the plethora of Nicholas Sparks novels to be adapted on the big screen. Remember when it won ‘Best Kiss’ at the MTV Movie Awards? The chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams is definitely undeniable.
Santa Clarita Diet – It isn’t exactly a love story or a movie (it’s an 8 episode TV show), but this Drew Barrymore starrer puts the twist on how a family tries to act normal despite the mother slowly turning into a flesh-eating zombie (no kidding). The entire first season is now available to stream, making for hours binge-watching.