It’s almost the weekend — Valentine’s weekend — and that means you should book in an extra special Gizmodo movie night. This week, it’s all about movies that will fly on a first date — these are the best loved-up flicks streaming right now to get you in the mood.
We’ve re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia’s other popular subscription video on demand services — Presto and Stan — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.
Not what you’re after? Check out some other Gizmodo Movie Night suggestions:
Presto: Stranded together on a deserted isle after a plane crash, A New York magazine editor and a rugged aviator quickly discover all the perils of paradise, the mismatched pair facing danger at every turn.
Presto: When an avalanche disaster fails to occur, a man struggles to reclaim his role as family patriarch due to making a decision that shakes the family to its core.
Presto: A wondrous series of events arrives in the wake of a magician who has been invited to a wealthy family’s estate on the French Riviera to debunk the work of an alluring psychic.
Presto: Juno MacGuff is a cool, confident teenager who takes a nine-month detour into adulthood when she’s faced with an unplanned pregnancy and sets out to find the perfect parents for her baby. Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner and Michael Cera co-star in this offbeat comedy hit.
Presto: All-time classic romantic comedy about star-crossed neurotics whose friendship grows over the years as they ask: Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?
Stan: Seduced by dreams of making it in the big city, Gretta and her boyfriend move to New York. She’s heartbroken when he dumps her but her world takes a turn for the better when a record producer stumbles upon her singing and is captivated by her talent.
Stan: A couple erase the memories of their relationship.
Stan: In late nineteenth century Vienna, renowned illusionist Eisenheim is reunited with the Duchess von Teschen when she is volunteered from the audience to participate in an illusion during one of his performances.
Stan: Suzanne and Maria are sisters who are extremely close. Nicolas, their at times clumsy but loving father, runs the household the very best he can – until the day that Suzanne, barely a teenager, gets pregnant.
Stan: A Beautiful Mind stars Russell Crowe as brilliant mathematician John Nash, on the brink of international acclaim when he becomes entangled in a conspiracy. Now only his devoted wife can help him in this powerful story of courage and triumph.
Netflix: A picture is worth a thousand words — or is it? That’s the question prep school students must answer as their art and English teachers egg them on.
Netflix: After his TV star girlfriend, Sarah, breaks his heart, Peter can’t move on because she’s vacationing at the same resort in Hawaii.
Netflix: Forrest Gump, a friendly, simpleminded man, finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and ’70s.
Netflix: After coming within one question of winning a fortune on a game show, an uneducated young “slumgdog” is accused of cheating and arrested.
Netflix: Dustin Hoffman turns in a landmark performance as a naive college graduate who is seduced by a middle-aged neighbour in this Oscar-winning classic.
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