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Romantic TV Shows and Movies to Binge During a Quarantine Valentine’s Day

by Elyse V

It’s February and Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching. It’s reminding us to recognize those we love even though we are still masked-up and in lockdown due to Covid. As we recently wrote, there is no reason why we can’t still celebrate a Happy quarantine Valentine’s Day. We shared tips and one of them was to do a little binge-watching. You could watch comedies or dramas or you could go the romantic route. If you need help finding great romantic options, look no further. You can easily watch any of the titles on today’s list of romantic TV shows and movies to binge during a quarantine Valentine’s Day.

To help stop the spread of Covid, we have all been staying home and watching a little more television this past year. TV shows and movies are a great escape and the selections we have included below will whisk you away and take you on a romantic journey while in the comfort of your home. What more could you ask for? Well maybe just a little buttered popcorn…

This list of romantic TV shows and movies to binge during a quarantine Valentine’s Day is in alphabetical order because you can’t rank art. Some you may find a little dark because, well, some love is dark. So, get comfy, put your feet up, make a selection, and let the binge-a-thon begin. Oh, and don’t forget the tissues (and buttered popcorn of course).

TV Shows to binge during a quarantine Valentine’s Day

(Please note all summaries taken from IMDb)

A Discovery of Witches:

Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he’s a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.

Bridgerton:

Wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

Dash & Lily:

A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City.

Easy:

Intertwined groups of friends in Chicago fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture.

Feel Good:

The series follows recovering addict and comedian Mae, who is trying to control the addictive behaviors and intense romanticism that permeate every facet of her life.

Gavin and Stacey:

Gavin and Stacey have been continuing their romance on-line and by telephone for the last six months. Now they want to be together but will their friends and family let them?

Love:

A program that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid.

Lovesick:

After finding out he has an STD, Dylan must get back in touch with every girl he has ever had sex with to let them know the bad news.

Normal People:

Follows Marianne and Connell, from different backgrounds but the same small town in Ireland, as they weave in and out of each other’s romantic lives.

Outlander:

An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

Poldark:

Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

The Vampire Diaries:

The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.

True Blood:

Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill Compton, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

Virgin River:

After seeing an ad for a midwife, a big-city nurse moves to the redwood forests of northern California, where she meets an intriguing man.

You Me Her:

TV Show that centers around a three-way romantic relationship involving a loving suburban married couple and another woman.

Movies to binge during a quarantine Valentine’s Day

50 First Dates:

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams until discovering she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.

A Star is Born:

A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Always Be My Maybe:

Everyone assumed Sasha and Marcus would wind up together except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder – maybe?

Before Sunrise and the follow up Before Midnight:

Before Sunrise: A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. After Midnight: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Bridget Jones’s Diary:

Bridget Jones is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Brokeback Mountain:

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

Call Me by Your Name:

In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.

God’s Own Country:

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

Love, Actually:

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Love, Simon:

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he’s gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

Monsoon Wedding:

A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India.

Notting Hill:

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Say Anything:

A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

Serendipity:

A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they’d end up together.

The Big Sick:

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.

The Bodyguard:

A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to an R&B singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President’s.

The Notebook:

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.

The Princess Bride:

While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

The Wedding Singer:

Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.

Titanic:

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

When Harry Met Sally:

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.


These are not all the romantic TV shows and movies by any stretch of the imagination – that would be a never ending list. These are just a few that we felt covered a reasonable spectrum so there is something for everyone. If you want something a little more formulaic, you could always go with Hallmark movies.

What are your favourite romantic tv shows and/or movies? Which ones do you think should be added to this list? Please let us know in the comments.

As you  celebrate this quarantine Valentine’s Day, please remember to stay safe and take care of yourself and each other.  

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