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Film favourites to watch this Valentine’s Day

By Munir Sulaiman Feb 13, 2023
Nia Long, Lauren London, Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Netflix's 'You People' held at the Regency Village Theatre on JanuaryNia Long, Lauren London, Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Netflix's 'You People'. Credit: Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/Shutterstock

Get cosy on the sofa for a night in with some romantic classics both old and new.

Yesterday (2019)

A romantic musical starring Himesh Patel and Lily James, this film portrays the life of Jack Malik(Himesh Patel), a struggling musician who finds himself in a world where no-one has ever heard the songs of the legendary music group the Beatles.

No one that is except for Jack Malik who becomes famous by performing Beatles songs.

He has everything at his fingertips except the woman of his dreams Ellie Appleton (Lily James).

Ed Sheeran and former Beatles make guest appearances.

Available on Amazon Prime Video.

Hitch (2005)

Starring Will Smith as Hitch, the ultimate matchmaker who can guarantee the woman of your dreams.

However, then he meets Sara (Eva Mendes) who changes his perspective on love.

Kevin James and Will Smith provide comedy moments throughout the film.

Available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Shotgun Wedding (2023)

The director Jason Moore follows up his musical comedy Pitch Perfect with this exciting action romance featuring.

When their whole wedding party is taken hostage, Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom (Josh Duhamel) must save their loved ones.

This thrilling adventure is make or break for the couple as emotions are high as they search for their family members.

Available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

You people (2023)

Eddie Murphy, Jonah Hill, Lauren London and Julia Louis-Dreyfus star in producer Kenya Barris’ romantic-comedy You People (co-written by Jonah Hill) which depicts a couple in love but restricted due to culture clashes and societal pressures.

Ezra (Jonah Hill) and Amira (Lauren London) meet in the most unexpected and hilarious circumstances.

However, Ezra faces an uphill battle to gain the respect of Amira’s family.

The film is a Netflix special and guest stars Andrew Schulz (comedian), Anthony Anderson (actor), and Yung Miami (rapper). 

Available to watch on Netflix.

Man Up (2015)

From The Inbetweeners director Ben Palmer, Man Up stars Simon Pegg in a romantic comedy set in London.

The film focusses on Nancy (Lake Bell) a single woman who has been unlucky when trying to find love but in a fortunate twist of fate at a train station, she meets Jack (Simon Pegg) who mistakes Nancy for his blind date.

Iconic settings such as the South Bank set the scene and make this relatable for romantic London.

The cast is strong and features, Harriet Walter (DBE), Ken Stott and Rory Kinnear.

Available to watch on Netflix.

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