Whether you’re in a long-term relationship, single or something you might describe as “complicated” skip the chocolate and flowers this season and get ready to curl up to watch seven shows and movies on Netflix that make us believe in love again.
Be prepared for iconic couples, hilarious rom-com mix ups and sappy endings!
1. The Office (2005)
We all know someone looking for the Jim to their Pam, or vice versa. The Office is a classic and watching Jim and Pam fall in love never gets old.
What began as a wholesome friendship and love of pranks becomes something more. Their genuine and sweet romance is refreshing given how much Jim and Pam cheer each other on.
Admittedly, Dwight played a big part in them getting together. It only gets funnier with Dwight stating that Pam “married [his] worst enemy.”
2. Santa Clarita Diet (2017)
There are a lot of relationship lessons in this horror-comedy about regular real estate couple Joel and Sheila Hammond.
Who would have guessed?
This couple sticks together through thick and thin, for better or worse—and through Sheila’s transformation into a flesh-eating zombie. Yes, you read that right!
Between raising their teen children and hunting bad guys for Sheila to eat, truly the family that slays together, stays together.
3. Anne with an E (2017)
This adaption follows the classic Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables. Anne Shirley is sent to live with elderly brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert—rather than the boy they expected. Beautifully shot, Anne with an E highlights the unbreakable bond of family and demonstrates a fierce love for imagination.
If that’s not enough to get you hooked, the slow burn romance between Anne and Gilbert will keep you watching. Their relationship builds throughout the series as the pair navigate their own twists in life and manage to find each other when they needed most.
4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
Lara Jean’s private love letters are accidentally sent to the boys she’s crushed on. One by one Lara Jean is confronted by her past crushes and the consequences of the letters.
5. Yesterday (2019)
Yesterday is a musical romantic comedy that asks the question:
“What if the Beatles never existed?”
Jack Malik is a struggling songwriter unsatisfied with what little he’s accomplished. Feeling as though he won’t make it big, childhood friend Ellie tells him not to give up.
After a world wide blackout, Jack wakes up in a world where no one has ever heard of the Beatles—except for him. Quickly Jack rises to fame off the Beatles’ hit songs like “Yesterday” and “Let it Be”. However his guilt over stealing their songs begins to take hold. At the same time his fame begins to separate him from Ellie.
What would the world be like if we didn’t have the Beatle’s music?
Yesterday displays a love of music and recognizing what we really value in life.
6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
There are several romances throughout the series. The top two that make us believe in love again?
Raymond and Kevin feel like our dads. They’ve been together forever, have the same sense of humour and know the smallest details. Raymond even knows how Kevin throws away garbage—placed gently with two hands inside the bin.
Despite seeming like opposites, Jake and Amy share a love of detective work, competition and messing with each other. From the double tuck to the Halloween heist proposal and supporting each other in their careers, it can’t get better than that.
7. Queer Eye (2018)
Queer Eye reminds us to love and take care of ourselves first and foremost. Self-love can range from filling your surroundings with things you enjoy, dressing to feel and look your best and taking care of your nutritional health. It’s important to recognize our own self-worth and appreciate the people who support us.
It just fills us with a warm and fuzzy feeling! Be sure to show your loved ones how much you care about them this February 14th!
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