The calendar claims that Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away, but given the never-ending pandemic, I wouldn’t be that surprised if someone told me St. Patrick’s Day was this weekend or Christmas was next month.
In any case, the calendar says it’s time to celebrate Valentine’s Day, so we’re going to celebrate that.
During the pandemic, I’ve greatly appreciated the good “fun” movies that have come out, as my tolerance for slow-burn seriousness has vanished. “Palm Springs” was a perfect pandemic movie when it debuted on Hulu in July. Now, over six months later, with COVID-19 still raging, it’s still a perfect pandemic movie.
With this in mind, I’ve compiled 11 movies with something I’m calling a “Valentine’s vibe.” For the most part, this just means rom-coms. But I’ve expanded the list slightly to include movies that incorporate some drama, too ― rom-dram-coms, if you will.
A few of these movies are on slightly obscure streaming services (basically just referring to Cinemax), but you can also rent or buy those movies on other digital services such as Amazon Prime.
Watch these with a partner or watch these alone, just make sure not to watch them in-person with friends ― we all want this pandemic to end, as meet-cutes may become extinct otherwise.
Hopefully, the rom-dram-coms will distract you from reality for at least a couple of hours.
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Premise: A Brooklyn couple decide to unplug, turn off their phones and spend some time in a cabin upstate. They get bored until they find a mysterious fluff creature at the cabin and turn on their phones to discover there’s been a fluff alien invasion of earth.
Where to watch: Hulu
Debut date: Oct. 2, 2020
Runtime: 1 hour, 33 minutes