Valentines special: Top 5 must-see movies and shows

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Valentine's Day, a time associated with lavish gifts, extravagant dinners, and opulent spending. But dare we say, isn't that a tad antiquated? So, in the true spirit of Valentine's, we've put together a list of movies to help you cosy up in a blanket with a velvety cup of hot chocolate and binge-watch your heart out!

P.S. Some of these movies are nominees for the Oscars of 2024, so not only will you be treating yourself to cinematic delights, but you might just earn some extra brownie points by coaxing your partner into indulging in these award-worthy flicks.

Maestro (Netflix)

Maestro paints an epic portrait of enduring love, tracing the lifelong romance between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. The movie emerges as a 2023 American biographical romantic drama. Departing from the conventional biopic narrative, Bradley Cooper, who portrays Bernstein and co-wrote the screenplay, delves deep into the tender romance shared by the couple. Maestro shines as an ode to love and artistry with seven illustrious Oscar nominations, including esteemed nods for Cooper and Carey Mulligan in the leading roles.

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (Netflix)

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is an anime streaming television series born from the minds of Bryan Lee O'Malley and BenDavid Grabinski. Drawing inspiration from O'Malley's beloved graphic novels, as well as the star-studded 2010 film adaptation "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," the series boasts an English voice cast, with the entire main ensemble reprising their iconic roles.

However, this animated adventure takes a daring departure from its predecessors, unfurling a fresh narrative where Scott Pilgrim mysteriously vanishes in the inaugural episode. As the tale unfolds, viewers follow the tenacious Ramona Flowers on a quest to unravel the enigma behind Scott's disappearance.

Killers of the Flower moon (Apple TV+)

It is an American crime drama masterpiece, helmed by the legendary Martin Scorsese. Transporting viewers to the tumultuous backdrop of 1920s Oklahoma, the film delves into the harrowing series of murders that rocked the Osage Nation following the discovery of oil on tribal land. With a stellar ensemble cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone, the movie weaves a gripping narrative that unravels the sinister truths lurking beneath the surface.

Interestingly, the movie also marks the sixth collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio, and the tenth pairing between Scorsese and De Niro. The film earned ten nominations including Best Director, Score, a Supporting Actor nomination for Robert De Niro, and a Best Actress nomination for Lily Gladstone.

Anatomy of a Fall (Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube)

This French legal drama thriller is directed by Justine Triet from a screenplay she co-wrote with Arthur Harari. Featuring Sandra Hüller in the lead role, the film follows a writer's gripping journey to clear her name in the tragic demise of her husband. This cinematic gem has garnered five nominations at the prestigious Oscars.

Barbie (Jio Cinema, Apple, Prime, YT)

This whimsical fantasy comedy film directed by Greta Gerwig stars Margot Robbie as the fabulous Barbie and Ryan Gosling as the dashing Ken. The movie marks the first-ever live-action Barbie film after a string of animated features. Hi, Barbie! Hi, eight nominations at Oscars!