Valentine’s weekend: With the arrival of the month of February, the feeling of love spreads everywhere. The world is gearing up to celebrate and express their love for their loved ones on Valentine’s Day, i.e. February 14. Before Valentine’s Day, which falls on a weekday, is the next weekend, offering an opportunity to plan something extraordinary for your loved ones. So what better way to celebrate love than watching movies and series? Whether you’re spending time with your partner or friends, or enjoying some solo time, here are 10 movies and TV shows to watch this weekend.
1. Dear Zindagi: Looking for something about self-acceptance, self-love, then this movie is a surefire hit. Alia Bhatt stars as a young cinematographer who navigates her life through breakups, family challenges, inner turmoil and the complexities of love. When she meets Dr Jehangir Khan, she begins to see life from a different perspective. The film is available on Netflix.
2. Before sunrise: Before sunrise is a film about two strangers, Jesse and Celine, who meet on a train and spend a magical night exploring Vienna together. Their deep conversations, chemistry, fun make this movie a touching portrayal of romance. The film can be rented on Amazon Prime.
3. Barfi (2012): This Ranbir Kapoor-Priyanka Chopra starrer is considered to be one of the best performances of their career. Kapoor plays a deaf-mute character whose bond with Jhilmil, an autistic girl is something to behold. The film is filled with comedy, emotions and of course love.
4. The Little Things (Seasons 1-4): If you are looking for something similar, then this 4 season web series is something you should not miss. The story is about the live-in couple Dhruv and Kavya who are navigating their careers, busy lives and life’s challenges and with that all the little things they do for each other.
5. Ps I Love You: Grab the tissues as this will make you cry. Hilary Swank’s Gerard Butler starrer is a story of Holly and her husband Gerry, who is dying of a brain tumour. But Gerry has left behind a series of letters for Holly, which give her hope, help her cope and give new meaning to her life.
6. DDLJ: Every Indian’s timeless romantic classic, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is a must watch this Valentine’s Day. The film is a love story of Raj and Simran and how they meet during a trip to Europe and eventually fall in love. The film later takes you through ups and downs as Simran’s father plans to fix her marriage with his friend’s son.
7. RHDDM: While some may now see the film as a red flag, it remains a beloved love story for many ’90s kids. The film follows Maddy (R. Madhavan) as he falls in love with Reena (Dia Mirza) and goes to any lengths to win her back. However, she discovers Maddy’s truth. Will she accept it?
8. Firefly lane: You miss your best friend! If you are looking for something to celebrate your female friendship, then this is something that will melt your heart. Picture this: you and your best friend have always imagined yourselves as lifelong companions through life, love, complications, relationships, marriage, children, etc. Yes, then this is the perfect Netflix recommendation for you.
9. Jab We Met: This movie ticks all the boxes if you’re in the mood for a Bollywood romantic comedy. Shahid Kapoor (Aditya) after facing setbacks in his business and love life, meets Geet (Kareena Kapoor Khan) on a train. With the arrival of vivacious and chatty Punjabi Sikh girl Geet, Aditya’s life takes an unexpected turn.
10. Incompatible: In this Netflix series, Dimple and Rishi find themselves in an arranged marriage orchestrated by their parents. Dimple, with aspirations to develop her own app, and Rishi, looking for a life partner, have opposite views on life. With different dreams in mind, their love story goes through ups and downs. This series offers a fresh perspective on arranged marriages and is a must watch for those interested in exploring new narratives within this context.
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