I’ve rounded up the best — and the worst — romance movies to watch during a COVID-19 Valentine’s Day. Whether you are chowing down on chocolate or snacking on candy hearts, these Netflix originals will either set the mood or ruin it. Here’s a list of films you may “heart” or “hate:”
‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ (2018)- Heart
An absolute staple in Netflix’s repertoire. Based on a book, this film captured every teen girl’s attention. Who doesn’t love young love, high school drama and hot people?
After a teenage girl named Lara Jean has her secret love letters sent to their recipients, her life gets turned upside down. The charming atmosphere and characters in this film make it a rom-com must-see. If you really enjoy this one, there are two more sequels.
‘The Kissing Booth’ (2018)- Hate
Now, they can’t all be winners. “The Kissing Booth” presents one of the worst on-screen couples I have ever seen. Can we talk about the height difference? The whole “falling in love with her best friend’s bad boy brother” is not Joey King’s finest performance.
“The Kissing Booth” appears to be a hit, but is really filled with empty promises and sexist jokes. There is no love, no magic and no chemistry — only short skirts and possessive boyfriends. Unsurprisingly enough, I hate it.
‘Always Be My Maybe’ (2019)- Heart
Not only does it star bombshell Ali Wong and comedic actor Randall Park, but this movie is also everything we could ever wish for from a Netflix rom-com. Childhood friends reconnect years later to find they still have feelings for each other, despite how much they’ve changed. How cute is that?
A diverse cast and a cameo from Keanu Reeves makes this film an essential watch for any rom-com connoisseur. That dinner scene alone is hysterical. I heart, heart, heart this film.
‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’ (2018)- Hate
Netflix sure went heavy-handed with the teen rom-coms in 2018. “Sierra Burgess” is your infamous catfish love story. The trailers promised us an uplifting story, but the end product could not be more dissatisfying. What I thought was going to be a positive message for high school “losers” ended up backfiring.
They also brought in Noah Centineo because why not? He is the king of the nice-guy Netflix hotties, and he might have been the only redeeming quality of this movie. Needless to say, this film left me disappointed, and I really do hate it.