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Urbanas Top 10 Netflix Rom-Coms You NEED to Watch this Valentines Day Season

Moore, K. (2023, February 6). Netflix Codes to Find Hidden Valentine’s Day Movie/Series Library. Retrieved February 14, 2024, from What’s on Netflix website:
Kelsey Moore
Moore, K. (2023, February 6). Netflix Codes to Find Hidden Valentine’s Day Movie/Series Library. Retrieved February 14, 2024, from What’s on Netflix website:

This valentines day season, dive into a world of romance and laughter with this list of movies, selected by those who know best – Urbana High School. From oldies to movies fresh out of the theater, this top 10 list will set the perfect mood. Whether you’re into dramatic love stories, lighthearted comedies, or tales that defy the norms, there’s something on this list for every type of romantic. Stay tuned to find out which movies have captured the hearts of Urbana and why they should be on your watchlist this February.

  • The Kissing Booth

This whirlwind romance starts with a school carnival kissing booth. The story takes a turn when she finds herself falling for the one guy who is completely off limits. “The plot twist in the movie had me on the edge of my seat and I could not stop watching once I started,” says Lila Grace, a junior here at Urbana. The casting for this movie also gives it a lot of street credit, as Sarah Kurylo (also a junior) states “I love Jacob Elordi.”

  • 13 going on 30

This thriller romance starts with a materialistic young girl wishing for popularity. Everythings changes when she wakes up 30 years old and successful. Recommended by Delaney Sargeant (11), consider this movie for a cozy night this February.

  • The Notebook

A “cinematic masterpiece,” as Veronica Mustafa (12) calls it, The Notebook is a sad romance about two young teenagers who fall in love, and how Allie has to make a choice between the man she loves and the man who her parents love.

  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Two successful young people, Benjamin and Andie, are assigned seemingly easy tasks as part of their careers. However their jobs become much more difficult when they begin a strictly business romance, without either of them knowing of the other’s intentions. Recommended by Julia Fondersmith, (12), watch this movie and dive into this fake romance trope to experience this confusing and messy story.

  • She’s the Man

If you’re a feminist, this ones for you. “The movie has a great representation of women empowerment while also being a romance,” says senior Daneila Delgado. Viola impersonates a boy, so she has a chance to play on the soccer team, but soon finds herself with feelings for her teammate, who has no idea she is a girl. This is a perfect combination of feminism and romance, and a great watch.

  • 50 First Dates

Henry must win Lucy’s heart each day, navigating her memory loss challenges to build a relationship that redefines true love every single day. “ I think it’s adorable that he has to make her fall in love with him all over again every day,” says Mrs. Worthington, a math teacher here at Urbana.

  • A Cinderella Story (2004)

A modern twist on a classic romance, Samantha meets the boy of her dreams, Austin. Her selfish stepmother disapproves. Watch this film, recommended by Ellie McCleaf (12), to see if Sam’s lost cell phone is enough to reunite them despite the stepmother’s objections.

  • No Hard Feelings

Picked for this list by sophomore Ayden Savage, No Hard Feelings is about a 30 year old Maddie who dates 19 year old Percy before he goes off to college, provided she is paid by his parents. The movie follows Percy as the relationship changes him and shows him how to live more on the edge.

  • The Perfect Find

Janine Amefia, a senior here at Urbana and a big Keith Powers fan, claims “this is the best romance movie he does.” Jenna’s attempt at reviving her career in fashion encounters an unexpected challenge when she develops feelings for an attractive, significantly younger colleague – who turns out to be the son of her boss. Watch this movie to find out how their romance plays out.

  • La La Land

Senior Dylan Savage loves this “realistic musical” about a couple that has to face real life hardships regarding their careers. If you like musicals and you like jazz, watch how these struggles affect how their relationship plays out on Netflix this February.


Concluding our journey through the top 10 Netflix romantic comedies as chosen by Urbana, it’s clear that love, laughter, and life lessons resonate across generations. These films, from timeless classics to modern tales, not only entertain but also offer a window into the complexities of young love and friendship. So go add these films to your February Watchlist, and have a romantic February.

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