Movies to watch this Valentine’s Day

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Wherever you find yourself this Valentine’s Day, Bridget has the movie recommendation for you. “Safe Haven” starring Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough is always a good choice.

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and it doesn’t have to be absolutely terrible for everyone. Watching a movie on Valentine’s Day is a great idea — whether you’re in a relationship, single or going through a break up, Netflix has the movie for you.

Now if you’re in a relationship, a more romantic movie or romantic comedy sounds like just the movie for you. 

“Set It Up” is a cute movie about two interns trying to get their bosses to date so their lives become easier. This is one of my favorite movies on Netflix because of how cute and funny it is. The two interns are dealing with some tough bosses that truly just need to relax, and what better way to do that than to fall in love. It’s a great movie for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year.

There are a couple Nicholas Sparks movies on Netflix — “The Lucky One” and “Safe Haven” — which are more on the romantic side. They will for sure make you cry because these movies are both so heartwarming and sweet. These movies really make you want to cry, because the love in them feels so real and so pure.

If you’re single and Valentine’s Day isn’t exactly for you, there is still something you can watch to make the day still feel light-hearted and fun.

“How To Be Single” is a fun and uplifting movie about starting something new and finding yourself. To be single all you need is a new city, some close coworkers and a ton of fun. This movie really highlights that being single is not a bad thing, it’s a time to learn new things about yourself and take on new adventures.

There is also a new movie on Netflix, “The Tinder Swindler” which is about women that have been conned out of millions of dollars online. If you’re single, this would be a great movie to watch, especially if you’re thinking about online dating soon. It touches on how dangerous online dating can be and what to watch out for.

If you’re going through a break up right now, Valentine’s Day is literally the last thing you want to happen, but don’t worry, there’s still movies that completely understand what you’re going through.

“Someone Great” is one of the best movies on Netflix, and touches on the idea of break ups in such a fun way. The girl that had gotten broken up with after dating her boyfriend for nine years does not sit around and be sad about it. She gets up and takes on the day — going on a crazy adventure with her friends. She realizes that things happen for a reason, and this break up, while it was hard, was for the best. This is surely a good movie for those recently single people that just need to realize it will be okay.

Another good option is “Marriage Story.” This movie truly highlights that if there’s no connection, no matter how hard you try, it won’t work. With the couple in the movie going through a divorce while having a kid with them, it shows not every relationship is going to work out or be perfect. If you’re mourning the loss of a relationship, this movie might just open your eyes that maybe it just truly wasn’t meant to be.

While Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone, that doesn’t give you an excuse to not have a nice night. So grab some popcorn or ice cream depending on your situation, turn on Netflix and have a movie night. Cry if you need to.