If you need some chill time this winter (between driving the kids around, doing the laundry and cooking dinner), Netflix has a collection of new original films that celebrate love in its many forms.
Check out the trailer below:
Us & Them (streaming now)
Ten years ago, during the hectic Chunyun period (during the Chinese Lunar New Year when people return home to their families), two strangers meet on a train. What follows is a journey that takes them towards realising their dreams. Ten years later, the two are reunited on a plane.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (starts August 17)
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them … all at once? Lara’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved are mysteriously mailed out.
Ali’s Wedding (now streaming)
In this film based on a true story, a white lie spirals out of control and a neurotic, naive, and musically gifted Muslim cleric’s eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage. Except, he is madly in love with an Australian-born Lebanese girl.
Catching Feelings (now streaming)
This is a dark romantic comedy that follows a charming young academic and his beautiful wife as their lives are turned upside down when a celebrated, hedonistic older writer moves into their Johannesburg home with them.
Set It Up (now streaming)
Harper and Charlie are overworked, underpaid assistants wasting their 20s slaving away for bosses who expect them to work around the clock. When they realise they would have more free time if the people they worked for weren’t single, they concoct a plan to lure their bosses into a faux-romance.
Irreplaceable You (now streaming)
If you just love to cry, grab the tissues for the story of Abbie and Sam − best friends since childhood, they’re now engaged but their lives come crashing down when Abbie is diagnosed with cancer and tries, in many humorous ways, to find Sam a new love.
Like Father (arrives August 3)
When a young executive is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with the last person she ever expected − her estranged and equally workaholic father. The two depart as strangers, but over the course of a few hilarious adventures, a couple of umbrella-clad cocktails and a whole lot of soul-searching, they return with a renewed appreciation for family and life.
The Week Of (now streaming)
A devoted, middle-class father is determined to pay for his daughter’s wedding despite the prodding of the wealthier father of the groom. A series of calamities forces the dads (and their families) to come together and endure the longest week of their lives.