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Films To Watch For Valentine’s Day 2023

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s the perfect time to celebrate love with a heartwarming movie. While Hollywood is still largely dominated by male filmmakers, it’s more important now than ever to support female directors who are creating captivating and memorable films. In this post, we'll share our top five favorite films to watch on Valentine's Day that are directed by women. Get ready to be swept off your feet by these powerful stories!

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OC TOP 5:

FILMS TO WATCH FOR VALENTINE'S DAY


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The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020)

Directed by Natalie Krinsky

Where to Stream: Prime


After a break-up, a young woman decides to start a gallery where people can leave trinkets from past relationships.


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Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Directed by Nahnatchka Khan

Where to Stream: Netflix


Everyone assumed that Sasha and Marcus would wind up together, except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder--maybe?


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Queen & Slim (2019)

Directed by Melina Matsoukas

Where to Stream: Hulu


A couple’s first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.


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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)

Directed by Susan Johnson

Where to Stream: Netflix


A teenage girl’s secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life


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Lingua Franca (2019)

Directed by Isabel Sandoval

Where to Stream: Tubi


An undocumented Filipina transwoman falls in love in Brooklyn.

OC Honorable Mentions:


The Photograph (2020) - Stella Meghie Dumplin' (2018) - Anne Fletcher Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) - Céline Sciamma Rafiki (2018) - Wanuri Kahiu Little Women (2019) - Greta Gerwig


These films, all directed by women, are the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day. It's important to support female filmmakers and bring attention to their work in a male-dominated industry. By watching these films, we can help break down gender barriers and provide a platform for female voices to be heard. So, grab your significant other and some popcorn and enjoy a movie night that celebrates the power and creativity of women in film.


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