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Arts Valentine's Day 2020: 7 Films About Love & Passion To Watch On Netflix

Valentine's Day 2020: 7 Films About Love & Passion To Watch On Netflix

Photo: Gone Girl / IMDB
Photo: Gone Girl / IMDB
By Syameen Salehaldin
By Syameen Salehaldin
February 11, 2020
Planning a movie date night in the comfort of your home on Valentine's Day? Here are some of our favourite picks on Netflix - some more unconventional than others

1/7 Marriage Story

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Photo: Marriage Story / Facebook

Noah Baumbach's film about love as seen through a divorce was one of the most acclaimed hits for the streaming service, picking up no less than six Oscar nominations including best actor for Adam Driver and best actress for Scarlett Johansson, and winning for best supporting actress for Laura Dern. The performances are truly brilliant, with a heartbreaking screenplay by director Noel Baumbach, which is based on his own divorce from actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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2/7 Gone Girl

Photo: Gone Girl / Facebook
Photo: Gone Girl / Facebook

This psychological thriller tells the tale of a husband who becomes the main suspect in his wife's disappearance and the media circus that ensues. The twist at the end is shocking - let's just say love can kill. 

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3/7 500 Days Of Summer

Photo: 500 Days Of Summer / Facebook
Photo: 500 Days Of Summer / Facebook

This offbeat, post-modern love story manages to be funny, exhilarating and sad at the same time. Hopeless romantic Tom revisits the 500 days he was together with a woman named Summer to figure out where things went wrong between them.

4/7 You

Photo: You / IMDB
Photo: You / IMDB

What wouldn't you do for love? For Joe Goldberg, nothing. Gossip Girl alumni Penn Badgley portrays a charming and dangerously obsessive lover who would anything to get the girl of his twisted dream. The first season is set in New York while the second season, which launched recently, sees him terrorising another victim in Los Angeles.

 

5/7 La La Land

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Photo: La La Land / Facebook

Follow the ups and downs of aspiring actress Mia's (Emma Stone) relationship with struggling jazz musician Sebastian (a brilliant Ryan Gosling) in this delightful musical. 

6/7 The Great Gatsby

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Photo: The Great Gatsby / Facebook

Directed by Baz Lurhmann, this under-appreciated modern classic set in the roaring 1920s is a veritable visual feast, anchored by the stellar performances of Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan as millionaire Jay Gatsby and debutante Daisy, the object of his unhealthy obsession, respectively. 

7/7 Someone Great

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Photo: Someone Great / Facebook

Starring Jane The Virgin's Gina Rodriguez, music journalist Jenny starts sifting through her past after a blindside breakup. She then navigates through her fresh heartache with one last adventure with her closest friends. This millennial rom-com is refreshing, hilarious and relatable.

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