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Romance needs the right mood and the right setting. Add these two ingredients to your love life this Valentine’s Day by watching these romantic stories

Romance needs the right mood and the right setting. Add these two ingredients to your love life this Valentine’s Day by watching these romantic stories

Dear Zindagi



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Remember how Korean love dramas made you believe there was no chance to find the perfect partner unless you land in South Korea? Well, that’s not the case with Hollywood and Bollywood rom-coms, as the romance between the lead pair is closer to reality. Here’s an exclusive list for you to binge-watch in this season of love!

Pride and Prejudice

Good Grief

Directed by Schitt’s Creek-fame actor Daniel Levy, this rom-com is about a man struggling to cope with the death of his husband. Along with his two best friends, he goes for a weekend getaway, which leads to a transformative journey. Daniel himself plays the lead role of Marc Dreyfus. It marks Daniel’s debut into feature filmmaking. It also stars British-Indian Himesh Patel in a supporting role.

Released on: January 5
Avialble on: Netflix

Mr & Mrs Smith

Mr & Mrs Smith

It is a series adaptation of eponymous 2005 film Mr & Mrs Smith. A fresh take on the spy couple, played by Donald Glover and Maya Erskine, who initially meet as strangers. As they are recruited by a mysterious spy agency, they assume new identities and enter into an arranged marriage to become Mr and Mrs John and Jane Smith. It is created by Francesca Sloane and Donald Glover. It honours the original, yet is an evolved narrative with a love angle.

Released on: February 2
Available on: Prime Video

One Day

One Day

Based on David Nicholls’ novel by the same name, it’s a story of friendship and heartbreak. Emma and Dexter, played by Ambika Mod and Leo Woodall, decide to part ways after spending some quality time together on their graduation night. As the plot progresses, their relationship continues to take unexpected twists and turns.

Released on: February 8
Available on: Netflix

Upgraded

Upgraded

This romantic comedy film has been directed by Carlson Young. It stars Camila Mendes, Archie Renaux, Thomas Kretschmann, Grégory Montel, Lena Olin and Marisa Tomei. Ana (Camila Mendes) is an ambitious intern, dreaming of a career in the art world while trying to impress her demanding boss, Claire. When Ana is upgraded to first class on a work trip, she meets Will, who mistakes Ana for his boss—a white lie which then sets off a glamorous chain of events, romance and opportunity, until her lie threatens to surface.

Released on: February 9
Available on: Prime Video

Five Blind Dates

This romantic comedy was created and written by actor-influencer Shuang Hu and actor-comedian Nathan Ramos-Park. The film delves into Chinese culture and family dynamics with a story that follows a tenacious tea shop owner, who is told by a fortune-teller that she would find her soul-mate on one of the next five dates she goes on. It has been directed by Shawn Seet.

Releasing on: February 13
Available on: Prime Video

Players

Players

This romantic comedy film, directed by Trish Sie and written by Whit Anderson, stars Gina Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr and Tom Ellis. Mack, a sportswriter from New York City, spends her time by making hook up schemes alongside Adam, her best friend. When Mack meets Nick, a correspondent, Mack must decide whether to keep hooking up or to maintain a relationship.

Releasing on: February 14
Available on: Netflix

The Heartbreak Agency

The Heartbreak Agency

This German film is originally titled Die Liebeskümmerer. It stars Rosalie Thomass, Laurence Rupp and Cora Trube. It’s about a young journalist, Karl, played by Laurence Rupp, who wants to expose the charming founder of a lovesick agency as fake. Karl attends a heartbreak therapy for an article, but he ends up opening his heart to his charming therapist.

Releasing on: February 14
Available on: Netflix

Reality check

While dating and manifesting is good, but reality shows, docu-series and docu-drama also help in keeping things real and smart in this digital world. Here’s a quick check.

Love Is Blind Season 6

Love Is Blind Season 6

This reality show helps singles find a match and fall in love without ever seeing each other face-to-face, as emotional connection attempts to conquer physical attraction. Its success is evident from the fact that the platform is releasing the sixth season this February. Created by Chris Coelen and produced by Kinetic Content, it first premiered on February 13, 2020.

Releasing on: February 14
Available on: Netflix

This Is Me...Now: A Love Story

This Is Me...Now: A Love Story

This is a romantic, escapist kind of funny look at one hopeless romantic’s journey — Jennifer Lopez. The singer-actress will also release her ninth studio album This is Me... Now along with the series. It will feature music from the album, her reunion with Ben Affleck and scenes inspired by Lopez’s life.

Releasing on: February 16
Available on: Prime Video

Lover, Stalker, Killer

A true crime story about a love triangle murder case, this one has been directed by Sam Hobkinson. Dave Kroupa was casually dating two women, Cari Farver and Liz Golyar, near Omaha, Nebraska, in 2012. Although clearing that he wasn’t looking for a serious relationship to both women, things turned nasty, leading to stalking, arson and murder.

Released on: February 9
Available on: Netflix

Timeless rom-coms
Bride Wars
Before Sunrise
Notting Hill
Pretty Woman
You’ve Got Mail
Runaway Bride
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Sweet Home Alabama
Two Weeks Notice
50 First Dates
Enchanted
P.S. I Love You
Made of Honour
Pride and Prejudice

Desi binge
Laila Majnu
Dear Zindagi
Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Barfi
Cocktail
Tanu Weds Manu
Love Aaj Kal
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Jab We Met
Hum Tum
Kal Ho Naa Ho

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