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Valentine’s Day movies to watch on Fetch

by Online Community Manager ‎2019-02-07 09:00 AM (117 Views)
Posted by (Online Community Manager)
7th Feb 2019, 9:00am
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What movies to watch this Valentine's Day

 

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to spend the night than with a good movie. Whether you want to cuddle up on the couch with your significant other or are boycotting the celebrations this year to live your best single life, we’ve got something for everyone this Valentine’s Day on Fetch.

 

For the lovers

 

1. Love Simon (M)

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 © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

This charming coming-of-age story follows Simon, a high school student who’s been keeping a secret from his parents, friends and classmates. He’s gay. So when a blackmailer threatens to expose him, Simon must face everyone he knows, all while trying to learn the identity of the person he’s fallen in love with online.

 

It’s hard not to adore this movie and with superstars Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel starring as Simon’s parents, what more could you want in a modern romance film? You can buy or rent Love Simon now in the Fetch Movie Store.

 

2. The Big Sick (M)

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© 2017 WHILE YOU WERE COMATOSE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Worlds collide in The Big Sick as Pakistani-born Kumail Nanjiani (who plays himself), a struggling comedian with overbearing and traditional Muslim parents, falls in love with an Anglo-American student. But that’s just the beginning of their troubles, as Emily is struck down with a mystery illness.

 

The movie is based loosely on the real-life romance between Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, who wrote the script together. Buy or rent it now in the Fetch Movie Store.

 

3. A Star is Born (M)

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© 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

This classic is so good it’s been remade three times since the original in 1937, this time starring the phenomenal Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (making his directional debut). Gaga’s character is ready to give up on her dreams of becoming a singer, until she meets Jack (Cooper) who believes in and encourages her natural talent.

 

It’s got all the hallmark features of a great romantic flick for date night – love, heartbreak, and sacrifice, plus a killer sound track – we’ve had Shallows stuck in our head for months! You can buy or rent it now in the Fetch Movie Store.

 

4. Destination Wedding (M)

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© 2018 SERVICE FISH, LLC

 

Another a-list cast with Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves playing the socially awkward Lindsay and Frank. The pair turn up to a wedding in Paso Robles as complete strangers and soon discover they have a lot in common – they both can’t stand the bridal party, the wedding, themselves and each other. But mutual dislike soon becomes desire as the couple can’t stay away from each other.

 

Buy or rent it now in the Fetch Movie Store.

 

5. Crazy Rich Asians (M)

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© 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Kimmel Distribution LLC.

 

Extravagant and hilarious, Crazy Rich Asians follows New Yorker Rachel Chu, as she travels to Singapore to meet the family of her long-term boyfriend, Nick. But little does Rachel know she’s about to meet one of the richest families in Singapore…

 

Rachel is quickly thrust into the spotlight, dealing with jealous socialites, eccentric family members and Nick’s disapproving mother. You can’t help but fall in love with this story – buy or rent it now in the Fetch Movie Store.

 

For the anti-Valentine

 

1. Gone Girl (MA15+)

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© 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

Forget eternal love and happiness, this psychological thriller is dark and twisted and will keep you guessing right until the end. Ben Affleck stars a Nick Dunne, who’s seemingly perfect wife goes missing. Nick becomes the prime suspect in the investigation and must face a media frenzy as the story of their unhappy marriage starts to reveal itself.

 

Was Nick and Amy’s relationship as perfect as it seemed? And where is Amy? Buy or rent Gone Girl now in the Fetch Movie Store to find out.

 

2.  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (M)

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© 2004 Focus Features, LLC.

 

If you’ve been through a bad break up and just want to forget your ex, this is the movie for you. This science-fiction rom com starts Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as former flames who go to extreme measures to move on by each undergoing an experimental procedure to erase their memory of the other. What happens next… you’ll have to watch to find out 😉 Buy or rent it now in the Fetch Movie Store.

 

3.  Her (MA15+)

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© 2013 Untitled Rick Howard Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 

After the heartbreaking end of his marriage, a lonely introvert (played by Joaquin Phoenix) purchases an operating system upgrade which includes an artificially intelligent virtual assistant “Samantha” (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). As Samantha learns and grows, Phoenix’s character slowly falls in love with her sensitive and playful nature, developing into a truly unconventional relationship.

 

Buy or rent it now in the Fetch Movie Store.

 

4.  Get Out (MA15+)

© 2017 Universal City Studios Production, LLLP.  All Rights Reserved.

 

Set in a creepy and secluded estate surrounded by woods, an African-American man, Chris, is introduced to his Anglo girlfriend’s parents for the very first time. But something just doesn’t feel right. At first, Chris assumes the family’s strange behaviour is an attempt to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses Chris discovers a family secret more sinister than he could have every imagined.

 

This film is so good we also included it in our Halloween movie list. Buy or rent Get Out now in the Fetch Movie Store.

 

5. (500) Days of Summer (M)

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© 2009 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

This is not your traditional rom com – it opens with the protagonist announcing that the story is about a doomed love. After being unexpectedly dumped by his girlfriend Summer (Zooey Deschanel), who doesn’t believe in love, Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) reflects on the 500 days they spent together to work out what went wrong. The story is told in a non-liner narrative, jumping back and forth in time as Tom discovers his true passions in life.

 

Buy or rent it now in the Fetch Movie Store.

 

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