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13 Romance Movies To Watch Come Valentine’s Day

Whether it is a lazy Sunday or an over-worked weekday, romantic movies are always sure to lift your mood. And lucky for us, OTT platforms offer diverse movie catalogues full of classic storybook romances meant to be enjoyed right from the comfort of our homes.

Whether you’re looking for some cosy, feel-good rom-coms to stream on a lazy Sunday afternoon (10 Things I Hate About You), or you’re more in the mood for a cry-your-damn-eyes-out drama about star-crossed lovers (Dil Bechara), the streaming juggernauts like Disney+ Hotstar and Netflix have plenty of swoon-worthy movies that never fail to deliver.

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And now that we’re fast approaching Valentine’s Day, we’ve curated a few romance movies you can watch with your loved ones online.

The Notebook (2004)

One of the most heartwarming tear-jerkers to have ever been made, The Notebook is set in 1940s South Carolina, and follows the story of mill worker Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams), who are desperately in love. But, her parents don’t approve. When Noah goes off to serve in World War II, it seems to mark the end of their love affair. In the interim, Allie becomes involved with another man (James Marsden). But when Noah returns to their small town years later, on the cusp of Allie’s marriage, it soon becomes clear that their romance is anything but over.

Watch it on Netflix.

Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani (2013)

Another cult-classic Dharma film, YJHD is a story of the exhilarating and terrifying journey of four characters as they navigate through their youth; from their carefree laughter as they set off on a holiday together in their college days, until their bittersweet tears as they watch the first of their bunch get married. It focuses on the relationship between two characters, the class clown and textbook f-boy, Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor), and Naina (Deepika Padukone), a nerdy medical student. The duo bonds during a trekking trip where she falls in love with him but refrains from expressing it. They soon drift apart but sparks fly when they reunite at their friend’s wedding.

Watch it on Netflix.

Jaane Tu.. Ya Jaane Na (2008)

Soft-spoken and non-violent Jai and the abrasive and free-spirited Aditi are best friends since childhood. They share everything and are completely inseparable, to the extent that their parents decide to get them married. However, they object and decide to seek soulmates for each other. How will their friendship (read, love) evolve?

Watch it on Netflix.

13 Going On 30 (2004)

A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and magically wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman. In this feel-good fairy tale, teenager Jenna (Christa B. Allen) wants a boyfriend, and when she’s unable to find one, she fantasizes about being a well-adjusted adult with a cool job at a fashion magazine. Suddenly, her secret desire becomes a reality, and she is transformed into a 30-year-old working woman overnight (Jennifer Garner). But adulthood, with its own set of career and relationship-related challenges, isn’t as easy as it looks.

Watch it on Netflix.

Jab We Met (2007)

Aditya (Shahid Kapoor), a heartbroken business tycoon on the verge of committing suicide, aimlessly boards a train. He meets Geet (Kareena Kapoor), a high-spirited girl who plans to elope with her lover and finds himself pulled into her crazy life. Today, even after 15 years, the movie is immensely popular and loved. Sensitively crafted characters, picturesque cinematography, hilarious dialogues and amazing music have earned it a space in our hearts and minds, like no other Bollywood movie.

Watch it on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

The Last Song (2010)

AKA the movie that brought Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth together, is based on a Nicholas Sparks novel about family, heartbreak, and finding yourself. This drama follows an angsty teen who’s forced to live with her father in a Southern beach town for the summer, which leads to her meeting (and ofc, falling in love with) a super-hot local. Highlighted by Cyrus’ musical talent, as well as her undeniable chemistry with Hemsworth, whom she was involved with in real life at the time, The Last Song is an enjoyable tear-jerking heartwarmer.

Watch it on Disney+ Hotstar

Dil Bechara (2020)

Once again based on John Green’s book The Fault in Our Stars, and the Hindi adaptation of the 2014 movie of the same name, Dil Bechara is the last role the late Sushant Singh Rajput ever essayed. The beautiful love story also features Sanjana Sanghi in her debut role. Two terminally ill patients suffering from cancer fall in love with each other and embark on a bittersweet journey to live life before it is taken away from them. The soulful drama is one of the best romantic movies to watch on the platform.

Watch it on Disney+ Hotstar

Masaan (2015)

Masaan is a love story that has achieved cult classic status over the years since its release. Richa Chadha, Shweta Tripathi and Vicky Kaushal play the leads in this romantic drama that follows a woman named Devi who is struggling to shake off the taboo associated with premarital sex. In the meantime, two lovers, Deepak and Shalu, are trying to transcend the restrictions of their casteist society.

Watch it on Disney+ Hotstar

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Based loosely on Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew, this cult-classic movie tells the story of two sisters in Seattle, Kat (Julia Stiles) and Bianca (Larissa Oleynik), whose overbearing doctor father forbids them from dating in the fear that they’d come home knocked up. When Kat’s father decides Bianca can only start dating after her anti-social, loner older sister does, the guy crushing on Bianca recruits bad boy Patrick (Heath Ledger) to woo Kat...and miraculously (spoiler!) he succeeds. And, we don’t hate this movie, not even a little bit, not even at all!

Watch it on Disney+ Hotstar

27 Dresses (2008)

Perennial bridesmaid Jane (Katherine Heigl) always puts the needs of others before her own, making her the go-to gal whenever someone needs help with wedding plans. So when Jane’s younger sister Tess (Malin Akerman) snags the man (Edward Burns) Jane secretly loves, Jane finds herself questioning her role as a wedding junkie for the first time in her life. Meanwhile, a handsome reporter (James Marsden) sees Jane’s unusual story as his ticket off the bridal beat.

Watch it on Disney+ Hotstar

2 States (2014)

This movie chronicles the real-life-inspired story of how author Chetan Bhagat met his wife and the difficulties they faced due to their cultural differences. It is the story about a couple, both MBA graduates from IIM Ahmedabad, coming from two different states in India, who face hardships in convincing their parents to approve of their marriage. Bhagat wrote this novel after quitting his job as an investment banker, which was later adapted into a blockbuster movie starring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor.

Watch it on Disney+ Hotstar

Enchanted (2007)

In the fairy-tale land of Andalasia, pretty young Giselle frolics with her woodland pals, and falls in love with the handsome Prince Edward, but when Giselle arrives at the castle to marry her Prince Charming, his evil stepmother sends the princess-to-be to a place where there are `no happy ever afters‘: New York City. Cynical divorce lawyer Robert comes to her rescue, but can Giselle find her way back to her true love?

Watch it on Disney+ Hotstar

Confessions Of A Shopaholic (2009)

Another evergreen 2000s rom-com that never disappoints is this one. Like many New York City gals, Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) loves to shop; so much so that she finds herself drowning in credit card debt. Rebecca’s dream is to work at the city’s top fashion magazine but, so far, has not been able to get her foot in the door. Then, when she lands a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine owned by the same company, her column becomes an overnight success. But, her secret threatens to ruin her love life and career.

Watch it on Disney+ Hotstar