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The News favorite romance movies

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Valentine’s Day brings upon a desire for romance movies, but can we stomach the cringe?

With the appearance of Valentine’s Day, the movie world transforms into a romance-filled nightmare. 

While not all romance movies are awful, some have built a name for themselves as some of the cringiest stuff to grace the romance genre. So, if you plan on sitting down on Valentine’s Day and happen to be scrolling through Netflix or Hulu looking for the perfect romance movie, maybe consider some of these much-loved classics. 

 

1. The “Twilight” saga

There is little to say about this overplayed vampire romance movie that hasn’t been said before. A teenage girl moves to Washington State and meets a mysterious classmate who turns out to be a vampire; only his vampire family doesn’t consume human blood. The two enter a dangerous romance that expands throughout five movies. The series is a classic for romance lovers who crave a bit of the supernatural on the side. 

The entire series can be streamed on Hulu. 

 

2. “10 Things I Hate About You”

Who doesn’t love parents who create rules prohibiting something as innocent as love? Well, such a scenario occurs in “10 Things I Hate About You.” House rules state that the younger sister, Bianca, cannot date until her older sister, Kat, has a boyfriend because, you know, that makes sense. Described as abrasive, Kat doesn’t draw in many boys despite being attractive. Upon the arrival of a new student, Kat must decide whether or not she will fall for the new guy’s charm. 

This 1999 romantic comedy can be streamed on Disney+ and Hulu.

 

3. “Pride and Prejudice”

Who hasn’t heard about Jane Austen’s popular 480-page novel about—Oh, wait, we’re not talking about the book, we’re talking about the 2005 movie adaptation based on it. This film, set in the 1800s, follows Elizabeth Bennet, who lives with her family in the English countryside. As the oldest daughter, she is bombarded with pressure from her parents to marry. She is introduced to a handsome upper-class man, Mr. Darcy. Sparks would fly if not for Darcy’s reserved nature threatening the could-be happy couple from further developing their relationship. 

This adaptation can be streamed on Peacock. 

 

4. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”

So imagine you have sat down and written love letters to your past crushes with no intention of them ever getting out, only suddenly they have and are now wreaking irreversible havoc on your life? Then you’d have just lived out the film “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, the film follows teenager Lara Jean as her secret love letters get sent to her five crushes. Talk about a way to get your crush’s attention. 

This film can be streamed on Netflix. 

 

5. “The Kissing Booth”

The best-friends-brother trope has been seen throughout history, and here it is again in the 2018 film, “The Kissing Booth.” The film follows late-bloomer Elle Evans, who has a secret crush on her best friend’s older brother, Noah. The two’s relationship develops in secret as Elle fears the news of their relationship will destroy her lifelong friendship with Noah’s younger brother. 

This complicated romance centered around a kissing booth can be streamed on Netflix. 

 

Let’s be honest, there are millions of romance movies out there to satisfy your romance-driven hearts. So, per Elizabeth’s friend in “Pride and Prejudice”: “We are all fools in love.”

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MacKenzie Rogers
MacKenzie Rogers, Lifestyle Editor
MacKenzie Rogers joined the staff of The News in Fall 2022. Rogers is a junior studying creative writing and journalism. She spends all her spare time reading, writing and playing video games.

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