With so many titles to choose from, Netflix Instant's library can be overwhelming. So we bring you this biweekly column as a tool to cut through the clutter by highlighting some now streaming titles that pair well with the latest theatrical releases.
Looking to Winter's Tale, Endless Love and About Last Night for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of romance movies, from the fantastical to the comedic to the dramatic. All in time for Valentine's Day!
Winter's TaleBased on the novel by Mark Helprin, this fantasy feature focuses on the love that blooms between a charming thief and a consumptive heiress. Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Will Smith, Jennifer Connelly, and Eva Marie Saint co-star; Akiva Goldsman directs. Read our full review here.
For a dose of fantasy to mingle with romance this Valentine's Day, try out this tantalizing trio. Whether it be a feisty fairy tale,an angel-infused crime narrative, or a modern-day story of magic, these movies are sure to inspire.
Mirror Mirror (2012) Lily Collins stars in this re-imagination of the Snow White story, playing the pale princess who must face off against her evil and vain step mother. In her quest, Snow White crosses paths with several short but spirited thieves and a dapper prince who keeps losing his pants! Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer co-star; Tarsem Singh directs.
Amelie (2001) National treasure Audrey Tautou fronts this French feature that won the hearts of movie-lovers worldwide, and earned five Academy Award nominations. She stars as the titular Amelie, a lovely young woman living in Paris who uses her imagination and joie de vivre to bring love and happiness to those around her. Amid men made of glass, roaming gnomes, and photobooth escapades, she just might find some love of her own. Mathiew Kassovitz and Lucien co-star; Jean-Pierre Jeunet directs.
A Life Less Ordinary (1997) This is one of Danny Boyle's less popular releases, but I couldn't tell you why. It's a wild and warm-hearted rom-com that blends fierce sex appeal with zany fantasy. Cameron Diaz and Ewan McGregor star as an unlikely pair of lovers. She's an heiress with an attitude and itchy trigger finger; he's a cleaning man/aspiring novelist who accidentally kidnaps her to rile her merciless dad/his boss. But things go from bad to mental when kidnapping turns to Bonnie and Clyde crime spree, and a pair of actual angels join the fray. Holly Hunter and Delroy Lindo co-star; Boyle directs.