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5 films you should watch after Valentine’s Day to keep love alive

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Valentine’s Day may be over, but that is no reason to stop watching movies with the theme of love. Here are 5 films you should watch, even after the holiday has passed, including a mixture of some classics, and some that might be new. 

Set It Up

This TV-14 romcom can be found on Netflix, following two assistants who try to set up their bosses, only to fall for each other along the way. Starring Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell as Harper and Charlie, their chemistry is off the charts. From the hilarious mishaps they face to the harsh realities of adulthood, these two show that romance is not dead, even if it is not always easy. You can find this film on Netflix. 

13 going on 30

A classic, with rom-com royalty Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo, this PG-13 film brings childhood friends-to-lovers to the screen. Released in 2004, this movie is an ode to Y2K fashion and fun. Garner’s character starts off as a 13 year old girl who, after a wish, wakes up as a 30 year old woman in a life she has not yet created. Everything she has ever dreamed of has come true, but are those dreams what she actually wants or is what she needs right in front of her? Watch this beloved romcom to find out. You can watch this entertaining movie on Netflix.

The Vow

This is for the heart wrenches out there. “The Vow” rated PG-13 is a movie that will make you shed more than a few tears and appreciate the ones you love. Stars Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum shine as a couple that fall in love despite the odds working against them, only to face their last obstacle when McAdams’ character, Paige, loses her memory after a car accident. The film showcases the hardships that can come with love as Tatum’s character, Leo, tries to help his wife remember the life they had when her family and memory is preventing him from getting close. This devastating romance can be watched on Netflix or The Roku Channel for free. 

Love Hard

Can you really have a set of romance films without one dealing with fake dating? TV-14 rated “Love Hard”  lives up to its name.After Nina Dobrev’s character, Natalie, is catfished by Jimmy Yang’s character, Josh, the two end up creating a plan to fake date to help Natalie get her perfect guy. Who ever said love was easy? Not this movie. What makes this stand out from most fake dating movies is the cast who help bring to life the struggles young adults face when looking for love, such as the expectations thrown on them by society and their family. This romcom can only be watched on Netflix.

Pride and Prejudice 

Based on the novel by Jane Austen, this period piece, rated PG, follows Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy as their story is brought to life by Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. With outspoken Elizabeth Bennet and the reserved, proud Mr. Darcy, not everybody is who you might think they are. Watch as these two blur the line between hatred and love with the beautiful English countryside as their backdrop. You can watch this old time romance on Peacock or Amazon Prime Video. 

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Brooklyn Carrillo is a senior at BHS and in her fourth year at Buena Speaks. She enjoys listening to music, and spending time in the pool playing her favorite sports, swimming and water polo.

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