Homebound this Valentine’s Day? Well, fret not because we have the plans all sorted for you. Picture this: a soft comforter, fairy lights, some hot cocoa, popcorns, and Lionsgate Play streaming on your screen. Sounds like a date, right? This week of love, we suggest that you give your partner the gift of time and spend the weekend with them binge watching indulgent romances. But wait, there’s more! To save you the effort of endless browsing, we have curated a list of romantic shows and films on Lionsgate Play that’ll help with the perfect V-day feels sans any hassles. So all set to #LoveMoreBrowseLess? Here you go.
Much-acclaimed worldwide,The Normal People is one of those engrossing shows that you cannot help but binge watch. Through its psychological drama meets the romance genre, the show takes you through the tumultuous love story of Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal). If you ever found yourself in a connection where the two of you kept finding your ways back to each other irrespective of the circumstances then you’ll relate hard. From a whirlwind romance to the intense inner turmoil of the protagonists, this is the kind of show that stays with you for a long while. Binge watch the show with your partner this Valentine’s month and then discuss all of it for hours at an end.
So this show has it all: romance, sex, and drama. Think of it as an extension to Steven Soderbergh's film of the same name. The film follows the story of a young attorney, Christine Reade (Riley Keough) in training who is leading a double life. While pursuing law she also works as a high-end escort. The show explores the connection between sex and feelings and is the perfect choice if an intense watch is what you both like.
Opposites attract, it’s said and this is a film that has to be on your binge list this Valentine’s Day if you and your partner believe in the philosophy. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogan) plays a free-spirited journalist whose paths cross with Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), a sophisticated politician. When Charlotte decides to run for presidency, she hires Fred as her speech writer and they soon discover that they share a childhood connection. Watch this one if you could use some laughs at the moment.
Want to keep things light but romantic? Rom-com Love Life has to be the show for you. Revolving around the idea of how sometimes you gotta kiss your share of frogs before you find the prince charming, this Anna Kendrick-starrer is an engrossing watch as she sets out in her search for “forever” love.
Would you like to watch a film that feels like poetry in motion? La La Land has to be your pick! Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn to each other the instant they meet. The magic of this film lies in the fact that it is a musical that makes even the emotional parts enjoyable. In a film that’ll invoke all sorts of emotions and nostalgia, Sebastian and Mia navigate their relationship through a fairytale beginning and the realities of life.
Oh the nostalgia of your first, incomplete love story! This is a film that is sure to have a special appeal for all the romantics. This film feels like a romantic dream. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) goes to Italy to be blown away by the romance of the Tuscan air. It is in the foreign city that she finds her impetus as a writer as she meets a group of women called “secretaries of Juliet” who send replies to lovelorn folks who leave letters at Juliet’s castle. This is when Sophie discovers an old worn out letter left decades ago by the now-widowed Claire (Vanessa Regrave) thus starting a beautiful bitter-sweet adventure.
All of us come with our share of baggage and this is a film about how it manifests in a relationship. The film paints for you a touching picture of loss and redemption set against the backdrop of 9/11. Tyler (Robert Pattinson) meets Ally (Emilie de Ravin) at a time when he is haunted by his trauma and finds instant relief in her company. However, soon strange secrets begin to unravel thus creating a rift between the two. Watching this film is like reading an intense novel. It’s beautiful, poignant, and touching.
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