Love in the time of COVID-19: 11 movies, shows to watch instead of going out this Valentine's Day


Posted at Feb 14 2020 10:24 AM | Updated as of Feb 14 2020 10:32 AM

MANILA — It's getting increasingly difficult to ignore the nagging worry over COVID-19 whenever we try and go out nowadays.

So why not, at least just for this year's Valentine's Day, plan a date indoors and stream these shows and movies instead?

From one of the most recent K-dramas to crash land into our hearts, to sequels that are making people regret being single this month, and to some "kilig"-worthy local films, here's our top picks to watch while inside the comforts of your own home:

1. Crash Landing on You

Where to watch: Netflix

Starring: Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin

Synopsis: A paragliding mishap drops a South Korean heiress in North Korea -- and into the life of an army officer, who decides he will help her hide.

2. To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Where to watch: Netflix

Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo

Synopsis: Lara Jean is officially Peter’s girlfriend, so everything should be perfect, right? But feelings grow complicated when an old crush reenters her life.

3. Breathless

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Starring: Richard Gere, Valerie Kaprisky

Synopsis: On the run after killing a cop, a small-time crook sweeps a mild-mannered French student off her feet. Tempting her with the offer of a trip to Mexico, he takes her along for the ride, but it isn't long before his criminal activities catch up with them both.

4. Modern Love

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel

Synopsis: An unlikely friendship. A lost love resurfaced. A marriage at its turning point. A date that might not have been a date. An unconventional new family. These are unique stories about the joys and tribulations of love, each inspired by a real-life personal essay from the beloved New York Times column.

5. Exes Baggage

Where to watch: iFlix

Starring: Angelica Panganiban, Carlo Aquino

Synopsis: After a memorable chance encounter, two strangers instantly hit it off. Eventually, engaging conversations turn into deep attraction. And despite the wounds and baggage they carry from their previous relationships, they both decide to let loose and take a chance on each other.

6. Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story

Where to watch: iFlix

Starring: Anne Curtis, Dingdong Dantes

Synopsis: A man who suffers from insomnia hires a woman to keep him company during his long, sleepless nights.

7. Never Not Love You

Where to watch: HOOQ

Starring: James Reid, Nadine Lustre

Synopsis: A young and reckless love ends when a couple take different paths in life. Five years later, they meet and discover much has changed, including the love they have for each other.

8. Vince & Kath & James

Where to watch: HOOQ

Starring: Joshua Garcia, Julia Barretto, Ronnie Alonte

Synopsis: A shy and faint-hearted guy can't work up the nerve to confess his feelings for the girl he loves, so he chooses to express them instead through six-word stories he posts in social media under the pseudonym Da Vinci Quotes.

9. Ampalaya Chronicles Presents: Adik

Where to watch: iWant

Starring: Khalil Ramos, Elisse Joson

Synopsis: Hopeless around girls, a shy and socially awkward boy turns to his hidden talent for spoken word poetry as he becomes smitten with the campus crush.

10. 100 Tula Para Kay Stella

Where to watch: iWant

Starring: JC Santos, Bela Padilla

Synopsis: Unable to express his true feelings because of his stutters, a young man tries to finish 100 poems dedicated to the woman she loves, an aspiring but frustrated musician.

11. Crazy Beautiful You

Where to watch: iWant

Starring: Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo

Synopsis: A rebellious daughter accompanies her mother on a medical mission where she falls for the handsome politician's son assigned to be her chaperone.