Dinner and a movie is the tried-and-true Valentine’s Day combo for any couple, no matter how many Valentine’s Days you’ve shared together. Might we recommend The Groove Train?
But the offerings at the cinema can be hit and miss - that’s where streaming services are a blessing! Post-romantic dinner, relive some of the best rom-coms of recent years (there’s no Fifty Shades to be found on this list!), snuggled up on the couch with that special someone.
Enjoy the added bonus of the pause button, at your disposal for champagne refills or bathroom breaks - without missing a single kiss, romantic gesture or ruined wedding!
Fall in love all over again with our top flicks to watch this February 14th.
Crazy, Stupid Love
Ryan Gosling is to romantic comedies what a nice red wine is to steak - they just go together. A star-studded cast backs Ryan up here, including Steve Carell who stars as 40-something Cal Weaver.
Cal is forced to start again as he finds himself suddenly single after a divorce from wife Emily (Julianne Moore). Enter Ryan as Jacob Palmer, a hit with the ladies who takes Cal under his wing and helps him to rediscover himself after marriage and children.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Julia Roberts is the OG when it comes to romantic comedies, and My Best Friend’s Wedding is one of her absolute best!
Jules’ character and her best friend in college, Michael, make a pact to marry each other at 28 if they haven’t found “the one” - so when Michael calls to invite her to his upcoming wedding, Julia does everything in her power to stop the nuptials.
Enjoy Cameron Diaz here as Michael’s 20-year-old fiancee, as she’s now retired from the acting game indefinitely.
Steve Carell may not be the first guy you think of when it comes to romantic comedies, but he makes his second appearance on our list here in this 2010 comedy co-starring comedian and Mean Girls writer Tina Fey.
In Date Night, married couple Phil and Claire Foster have fallen into a bit of a rut - until a case of mistaken identity sends them on a crazy adventure through New York City.
Expect a lot of laughs and celebrity cameos in this one, and hope that your date night is perhaps less eventful than the Fosters’!
10 Things I Hate About You
Once upon a time, this cult classic was compulsory viewing for anyone in high school. Relive your teen days with this rom-com classic (then be glad that we’ve left those outfits in the past!).
Baby-faced Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt lead the modern retelling of the Shakespearean classic ‘The Taming of the Shrew,’ following two sisters who get into very different relationships under their father’s strict dating rules. And, of course, our beloved Heath is at his larrikin best as the leading man.
Enjoy your Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner at The Groove Train - book your table before February 14th and you’ll go in the draw to win a $100 Groove Train voucher!