23 VALENTINES WEEKEND FILM RECOMMENDATIONS
Posted by Devenia Besant on 12 Feb 2021
This Sunday is the day of love and let’s face it we have more time than ever to cosy up and watch a film whether it be on Sunday or over this whole weekend. Netflix and Amazon have a number of films for viewing with love in mind, some old, some new and some not suitable for family viewing…I’ve put a list together below:
What’s worse than a dreadful blind date between two single parents? Crossing paths once again — but this time at a resort with their kids in tow.
This clever tale of Bridget Jones’s odyssey from Mr. Right-here-right-now to Mr. Right delivers a glimpse into the inner workings of the female mind.
This sequel to the hit movie begins with the formerly single Bridget discovering that life with her new beau isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.
While on leave, a U.S. soldier falls for a Southern college student, but when he must reenlist, their handwritten letters hold the lovers together.
In the summer of 1963, innocent 17-year-old Baby vacations with her parents at a Catskills resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There she meets Johnny, the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny’s pupil in dance and love.
A wealthy, older man and a naïve college student engage in an intense relationship marked by the exploration of erotic extremes.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance.
Just as the newlyweds, Ana and Christian, relax into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.
A reserved Englishman meets attractive American Carrie at a wedding and falls in love with her, but his inability to express his feelings seems to forestall any possibility of relationship – until they meet again and again.
Sparks fly when a crusading but cash-strapped attorney takes on a charming client looking to sue a dating site that guarantees its users will find love.
Julia Roberts dazzles as the commitment-shy Julianne Potter, who suddenly realises she is in love with her best friend Michael. There’s one catch…he’s about to marry someone else. Now she has to win him back. And with just four days, the help of her resourceful boss and the benefits of an extremely devious mind, Jules will do anything to get her man…except tell him the honest truth.
Director/producer Garry Marshall is joined by a stellar ensemble cast to ring in the 2011 holiday season with the romantic comedy “New Year’s Eve.” “New Year’s Eve” celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, with intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.
Friends with benefits” Emma and Adam are fine with their open relationship … until those pesky little things called feelings enter the picture.
A chance encounter brings together reserved bookstore owner William Thacker and Hollywood icon Anna Scott, who forge an improbable romance.
Seen through the eyes of a multi-generational all-star cast, this film threads its way through a variety of interconnecting relationships from first dates to long-time commitments, from young crushes to old flames and from singles to unrequited love.
For too long, Carrie Bradshaw had been looking for love in all the wrong places…but in all the right shoes. In this much-anticipated movie event, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda are back, 4 years after the hit TV series ended. As they continue to juggle career, relationships, motherhood and life in Manhattan, the girls realise that more than ever, true friendship never goes out of style.
Best friends Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte take a break from their busy New York lives for an all-expenses-paid luxury vacation to Abu Dhabi.
Stuck in a vicious cycle of dead-end relationships with two-timing men, Los Angeles resident Amanda and Londoner Iris decide to swap home
Two young lovers are torn apart by war and class differences in the 1940s in this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’s best-selling novel.
Ted is still in love with his high school prom date, Mary, even though it’s been years after the humiliating incident that cut their date short. Ted hires Pat, a private detective to track her down, but Pat ends up falling in love with her too! And so begins the hilarious battle for Mary’s heart!
Julia Roberts stars as a streetwise down-on-her-luck working girl, whose chance encounter with with a handsome corporate mogul leads to an improbable love affair and a modern-day Cinderella fantasy.
When she loses her beloved husband to a brain tumor, grieving widow Holly Kennedy learns that he left a series of letters behind to help her cope.
After falling for a pretty art teacher who has no short-term memory, a marine veterinarian