Now that Valentine’s Day is here, it’s time to break out the chocolate and cozy up with a good rom-com. Whether single or in a relationship, what better way to celebrate the day of love than with a good movie?!
While the Kissing Booth and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series may not be considered classic romantic comedies, they’ve definitely become favorites over the years. Starring Joey King and Jacob Elordi, the Kissing Booth franchise told the story of best friends-turned-lovers Elle Evans and Noah Flynn. The first movie premiered on the streaming service in May 2018 and spawned two sequels. The third and final flick premiered in August 2021.
“It’s emotional. It’s happy. It’s sad,” Joey told J-14 exclusively ahead of the final film’s premiere. “I’ve had an incredible journey with these films. I’ve gone through so much while making them. It’s a little surreal that it’s over, and it does bring up a lot of emotions.”
She continued, “When we wrapped, it was so sad. But also, we all had so much fun. I remember that, that last day it was kind of crazy … sitting there and being like, ‘All right, this is the last scene as Elle.’”
Just like the Kissing Booth series, there were three To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix. These three rom-coms were based on a book series of the same name by Jenny Han and starred Lana Condor and Noah Centineo as Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky, respectively. After Lara Jean’s past and current secret love letters get mailed out to their intended recipients, she and Peter pretend to be in a relationship before really falling in love. The films premiered on the streaming service from 2018 to 2021.
“I was having the best day ever working with my friends,” Lana told Self in February 2021 about her final days of filming. “And then my heart was also breaking at the same time, because I knew I was going to have to say goodbye to this character that has done so much for me and has just changed my life, has given me these insane opportunities, has just made me feel like I’m more connected to my community.”
Even though there are no more installments of these rom-coms on the horizon, fans are able to watch them whenever they want. Scroll through our gallery to check out a list of the best Valentine’s Day rom-coms and where to stream them.
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