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10 movies to celebrate all forms of love on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to enjoy a love story! If you like to spend the most romantic date of the year in the comfort of your couch, watching a romance movie hugging your partner, you will love this list of movies that will warm your heart celebrating all forms of love.

This selection may be for those who are going to enjoy a movie at home for two, but it is also worth it if you need an incentive to believe in true love again: these are stories that will move even the biggest heart of stone. It has options for those who like comedy, action, adventure and, of course, sugar water romance. Check out the list and choose your way to enjoy love, or, who knows, prepare a marathon!

1. The lovebirds (2020)

This is the perfect movie for anyone who likes a lot of action and adventure in their romantic comedy. Jibran and Leilani are facing a marital crisis when they become involved in a plot of murder, mystery and police chases. As they try to save their own lives, they are forced to reflect on their relationship and what they mean to each other. Amid the fun, you can reflect on long relationships, the work they require and how important it is to value your partner. Available on Netflix.

2. Today I want to go back alone (2014)

If you liked Heartstopper this is definitely the movie for you! Leonardo is a blind high school student who is dealing with typical teenage problems: independence from parents, insecurity, bullying, etc. Along with his friend Giovanna, he starts to get close to the new student at school, Gabriel. Leo begins to understand his own sexuality from his interest in the newbie and the story shows how both understand and accept his feelings. Cherish national cinema with a teen romance that will make your heart warm! Available on Netflix.

3. Rakifi (2018)

Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu beautifully captures how difficult love can be for some people given the circumstances of their lives. Kena and Ziki are daughters of rival politicians who fall in love. With beautiful Kenyan visuals, the film follows the development of their romance in the midst of adversity, a renewed version of the Shakespearean classic Romeo and Juliet. The film received criticism and censorship in its home country for having a “very positive and hopeful” ending, which could be seen as high praise on the other hand, since most films dealing with homosexual relationships tend to be very sad and full of suffering. Recommended for those who want to follow a difficult story, but sweet and full of hope. Available on GloboPlay.

4. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Taking a relationship for two already has its complications, when the family is included many new conflicts arise. Rachel arrives in China to meet her fiancé Nick’s family and discovers that there’s a lot she doesn’t know about him, and especially about his relatives. Crazy Rich Asians is a film about cultural conflicts, class issues and the extent to which love can overcome differences. Starring Chinese and Chinese-Americans, the film addresses specific Asian cultural issues, but also contemplates the universal language of love escaping the usual clichés of the representation of Asians in cinema. Available on Prime Video.

5. Megaromantic (2019)

This film manages to be a romantic comedy and a satire of the genre at the same time. Natalie doesn’t believe in romance and happy endings, but she has an accident, hits her head, and wakes up in a parallel universe where she is a real-life romantic comedy protagonist. The absurd but very fun premise allows the film to explore the clichés characteristic of the genre, taking them to the maximum. A great opportunity to analyze the positive and negative sides of the typical formula of romantic comedies. Valid for those who are a little skeptical about love and need an incentive to believe again. Available on Netflix.

6. You Can’t Imagine (2020)

At first glance it looks like a teen romantic comedy like many others: Ellie, an ordinary girl, is hired by Paul to write love letters to Aster, the prettiest and most popular girl in high school. But the directions that the plot takes from there are far from what was expected. A teen and lesbian version of Cyrano de Bergerac, the film questions both what love is and what it isn’t. A story about growing up and teen conflicts that reconciles clichés with an LGBTQIA+ vision of the themes. Available on Netflix.

7. Your name (2017)

For those who like animations, this is the ideal choice. Combining beautiful visuals with a delicate approach to a premise that is not new: the protagonists switch bodies. Mitsuha is a teenager from the countryside and Taki lives in busy Tokyo, with the approach of a comet, they start to wake up in changed bodies and, in fun and dramatic sequences, they learn what it’s like to be in the other’s shoes, literally. At the same time they get to know each other through messages, a plot of cosmic proportions unfolds with the comet. A light adventure with twists and encounters and mismatches. Available on AppleTV.

8. I want you, imbecile (2020)

How to start over after a breakup? Marcos is going through a rough patch: he is dumped by his girlfriend when he was ready to ask her to marry him and then he is fired from his job. To get back on his feet, he starts trying many kinds of changes in his life, including revisiting old relationships. Ideal to believe that ending is not synonymous with failure and that by opening up to the world it is possible to find yourself again and understand love in other ways. An exciting and fun journey. Available on Netflix.

9. Mamma Mia! (2008)

Adaptation of the musical inspired by ABBA songs, it is a relaxed film full of music and colors. Sophie is about to get married and would like to invite her father, but she doesn’t know who he is, in an investigation of her mother Donna’s diary, she finds 3 candidates and invites them all to the party. In the midst of many confusions and disagreements, both mother and daughter reevaluate their relationships and what love means in their lives. The perfect choice for those who want a lot of energy and fun, the highlight is the lively music and dance sequences. Available on GloboPlay.

10. The Princess Bride (1988)

For those who like a classic, with princesses, pirates and rescues, this is the perfect movie. With a quick humor and full of striking lines, it is a timeless work. Combining the best Afternoon Session spirit with plot details that take the script off the cliché and predictable, follow the story of Princess Buttercup and Peasant Westley facing the villain Prince Humperdinck in an exciting and different version of the damsel in distress classic. Available on Netflix.

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