Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while some of you might have a special someone to celebrate with, we’re giving you the ultimate list of movies to binge watch with your mejor amiga for Galentine’s Day. Get your drugstore chocolates (or some of our recommendations on Latina-owned chocolatiers) and comfortable pajamas on to settle in to enjoy some romance with your amigas – these are our favorites!
To All the Boys: Always and Forever
This already made it on our list of must-watch releases to catch on Netflix for this year, but we’re thinking Netflix did us a solid releasing it on February 12th. Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky are back in the final installment of our favorite series as they navigate senior year of high school. Catch us obsessing over their future with some candy hearts nearby.
Always Be My Maybe
Ali Wong and Randall Park knock it out of the park in this hilarious rom-com centered around two childhood sweethearts who have a fight and don’t talk for 15 years only to end up reconnecting years later. We love this movie as much as Marcus loves his Tom Ford suit, but we’re definitely taking this one home with us!
Not every romantic movie has a happy ending – for the couple that is. Gina Rodriguez stars in “Someone Great” as Jenny, a music journalist who lands her dream job for Rolling Stone after breaking up with her boyfriend of 9 years. A story of the invaluable bond friendship creates between three badass women, this is a must-watch for you and your amigas.
The Perfect Date
Okay, so we might have a mild obsession with Noah Centineo after watching “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”, but with good reason! The Perfect Date stars Centineo as a senior in high school looking to save some money and go off to his dream school, Yale. After creating an app offering himself up as a fake date, he catches feelings. Complications ensue, and we are so here for it.
Crazy Rich Asians
We love the glitz and glamour Crazy Rich Asians shows us as college professor Rachel Chu accepts her boyfriend Nick Young’s invitation to accompany him to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. While there, she realizes he’s practically Asian royalty as a member of the high society Young family. We never knew any love story could be this good (or feature a best friend as funny as Peik Lin)!
Ashley Rivera Mercado is a writer, photographer, and owner of Primer Dia. In her spare time, you can find her looking for new restaurants to visit, and playing with her dog, Rocky.