Valentines Day is upon us. Whether you’re madly in love, flying solo, or cruising for a last minute hookup, there’s no avoiding this holiday. But instead of enduring the madness that is dinner reservations and public displays of affection, you can always play it safe and stay in.
Whether you intend to ‘Netflix and chill’ or actually chill while watching Netflix, there are plenty of titles for your queer lovesick viewing pleasure. So thaw out the Dreyer’s and open your queue. These are our top Valentine picks, all streaming on Netflix.
A Single Man
What do you get when Tom Ford directs the film adaptation of a Christopher Isherwood novel? Nothing short of cinematic gold. Colin Firth plays a middle-aged gay professor in the ‘60s mourning the loss of his partner, while Nicholas Hoult plays a charming young student who attempts to seduce him.
Getting Go: The Go Doc Project
Tanner Cohen plays a young film student who finds himself enamored with a go-go boy. He channels his obsession into a documentary about the dancer, which soon evolves into a passionate fling.
Jack & Diane
Juno Temple and Riley Keough quickly fall for each other in this intense film about young love. Framed with monstrous dreams, their short New York summer affair is filled with a vast myriad of emotions.
Five dancers find their lives entangled as they put together a group number. Although the sex in this film is beautifully passionate, it’s rivaled by the sensual choreography.
After approaching a sexy young hustler, a middle-aged man finds himself at the will of a gang of young Eastern European boys. He soon enters a sexual yet paternal relationship with his young acquaintance.