As much as love a gripping true crime documentary and an edge-of-our-seat thriller movie here at GLAMOUR HQ, some days just call for a lovey-dovey flick. After all, with the state of the world being pretty bleak at the moment, we could probably all do with being reminded of the power of love. Call it the best in self-care TV (glass of wine and face mask highly recommended).
Luckily for us, Netflix is home to a whole host of captivating movies that will tug at even the coldest of hearts. Take 2007’s Atonement based on the Ian McEwan novel (yep, so you just know it’s going to ruin your mascara), the story follows the lives of Cecilia (Keira Knightley) and Robbie (James McAvoy) who are happily in love – until Cecilia’s jealous younger sister Briony (Saoirse Ronan) accuses Robbie of a crime he did not commit.
If the story alone isn’t emotional enough for you, the film won the Academy Award for it’s musical score, so the music will probably open up the flood gates, too.
Or there’s the wildly underrated A United Kingdom. Also based on a book (Colour Bar by Susan Williams), it tells the story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) who marries a white woman named Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) in the 1940s. But as an interracial couple, their marriage is met with anger, disgust and uproar. Can their love survive amidst such political and diplomatic unrest? Best get streaming to find out!
So, for your next Friday night filmathon or post-work binge-watching sesh, make sure to try some of these romantic films. All you need is love, after all.
Done with all that lovey-dovey stuff? Don’t worry, because we’ve also rounded up the best political dramas, the creepiest horror films on Netflix for your next fright night filmathon, our favourite ever period dramas and the best Netflix documentaries for a spot of sofa-sleuthing. Enjoy!