Going out on Valentine’s Day is kind of the worst. Reservations are hard to come by, pre-set menus are overpriced, and restaurant ambience is suddenly so cloying that even those with the most romantic sensibilities can feel like saccharine overload. Avoiding a night out on the 14th doesn’t mean you have to be a total misanthrope, though—here, six perfect Netflix offerings to cozy up with for the evening.
Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special
This certain-to-be-amazing Netflix special aims to "get people in the mood to make love" and features an all-star lineup that includes Sarah Silverman, Fred Armisen, Andy Samberg, Maya Rudolph and Eric André. Expect countless Michael Bolton performances, of course—some classics and some (hilarious, we're assuming) all-new tunes. Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special debuts February 7.
This is the best romantic comedy of all time, we think.
Oh, wait—this one is so good, too.
Crazy, Stupid, Love
If you can't get your significant other to go see La La Land again, this is the next best (or even better, depending on your perspective) thing.
If you're looking for something you haven't already seen a zillion times—and Michael Bolton isn't your thing—this new dramedy promises to be an oddball charmer. It stars (and was written by) Better Call Saul actor Bob Odenkirk as a greeting-card writer in a world where such professionals are revered as celebrities. As his character attempts to reclaim his former glory via a new holiday, Girlfriend's Day, hijinks ensue. Girlfriend's Day debuts February 14.
No significant other? No problem. Spend 110 minutes ogling a shirtless Channing Tatum in Magic Mike (new to Netflix this month)...or queue up one of these 13 movies that'll make you feel better about being single.