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12 movies to watch on Ignite TV to celebrate any version of Valentine’s Day!

February 11, 2022

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Written by Bill Brioux

Who doesn’t love Valentine’s Day? Well, to be honest, lots of people! While cupid’s arow doesn’t always hit the mark, there’s nothing that a good movie can’t fix.

This year, whether you’re celebrating or dreading Valentine’s Day or getting together with friends for Galentine’s Day, these 25 titles are just a Rogers Ignite voice remote command away.

FOR THOSE CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S DAY:

“Here Today” (2021; On Demand). An unlikely May-December friendship blossoms between a veteran comedy writer struggling with memory loss (Billy Crystal) and a New York singer (Tiffany Haddish).

“I’m Your Man” (2021; On Demand). In this German romantic comedy (with subtitles), a scientist must live with a humanoid robot designed to be the perfect partner. Dan Stevens and Maren Eggert star.

“Long Weekend” (2021; On Demand). This romantic science fiction comedy-drama stars Finn Wittrock, Zoe Chao and Damon Wayans Jr., in a story about a down-on-his-luck writer who meets a woman at just the right time. So why does it feel too right?

“The Only One” (2021; On Demand). A 30-year-old woman who has resigned herself to a life of independence decides to revisit the one man she ever considered settling down with. Does it help that he lives on a vineyard in France? Caitlin Stacey and Jon Beavers star.

FOR THOSE DREADING VALENTINE’S DAY:

“C’mon C’mon” (2021; On Demand). Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman star in this tale of a radio journalist and his young nephew who form a tenuous but transformational relationship during a road trip. Gaby Hoffman also stars.

“The Green Knight” (2021; On Demand). Dev Patel and Alicia Vikander star is a story about King Arthur’s headstrong nephew who embarks on a dangerous quest to confront a mysterious giant.

“Sensation” (2021; On Demand). A DNA program allows a man to receive, control and send information based on the senses of others. Eugene Simon, Emily Wyatt star.

“Copshop” (2021; On Demand). On the run from a lethal assassin (Gerard Butler) tracks a wily con artist (Frank Grillo) who hatches a plan to hide out in a small-town Nevada police station.

FOR THOSE CELEBRATING GALENTINE’S DAY :

“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” (2005; On Demand). Four best friends set off on their first summer apart by passing between them a magical pair of jeans. Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera and Blake Lively star.

“Bridesmaids” (2011; On Demand, Crave, STARZ, Netflix, Prime Video). Kristen Wigg is outstanding as a woman whose life unravels, and she helps her lifelong friend (Maya Rudolph) prepare for her wedding. Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy also star.

“Clueless” (1995; On Demand; Netflix). Alicia Silverstone is totally awesome as a Beverly Hills teen who strives to make a difference. Amy Heckerling directs, with Stacey Dash and Brittany Murphy in support.

“13 Going on 30” (2004; On Demand). A dorky adolescent magically transforms into a successful businesswoman when complications ensue. Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo and Judy Greer star.

Bill Brioux is a veteran columnist who covers television daily at brioux.tv.