I ♥ Netflix!

So, have you all got lots of romantic plans for Valentines Day?? Fine food, indulgent chocolates, fabulous flowers and what not, yes?


In Simply Homemade HQ we don’t really celebrate Valentines Day, sure as himself says, everyday is Valentines Day with me……charmer……. Anyway this year I am making an exception, I am having Valentines Day, actually, I’m taking it a bit further than that. Valentines Day falls on a Sunday so I am going all out and having Valentine’s Weekend; just me and….Netflix!

With a host of lovely movies just waiting for me, I am taking control of the remote for once.

The Best of Me

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The Notebook is one of my favourite movies of all time, so with that in mind, The Best of Me, is number one on my list of movies to watch for Valentines weekend. I have my tissues at the ready, I suspect I’ll need them.

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend.

About Time

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Confession time, I actually watched this the other night, it was very good, a nice easy watch and Domhnall Gleeson and Bill Nighy are both brilliant in it.

When Tim learns that the men in his family can travel in time and change their own lives, he decides to go back and win the woman of his dreams.  Stars Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams


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Who doesn’t recall the late, great Patrick Swayze making the potters wheel sexy? It’s an old one, but a good one.

Sam is killed by a mugger, but his love for his girlfriend, Molly endures beyond the grave as Sam’s spirit tries to warn Molly that she is in danger.



This sounds like a nice easy to watch movie, time will tell!

After a chance encounter, two strangers already in other relationships realise they have genuine chemistry. Years later, they yearn to reunite.



I have seen this before, I will watch it again; what do I remember….Johnny Depp…..enough said eh ladies??

A single mother and her young daughter move into a peaceful French village and open a chocolate shop during the height of Lent. At first, the shop’s rich, sensuous desserts scandalize the town. But the villagers soon learn to savor the sweetness.

Big Fish

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I actually watched this last night. It’s very different, as you’d expect from a Tim Burton movie. It would be easy write it off after the first five minutes, but stick with it, you’ll find yourself enthralled.

In this disarming fantasy told largely through flashbacks, young reporter William Bloom attempts to learn more about his dying father by finding the truth behind a lifetime of his fanciful tall tales and legends of epic proportions.

These are my movie recommendations for Valentines weekend. What will you be watching on Netflix?

Netflix News – Watch out for Love which premieres globally on February 19th. Created, written and executive produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin, Love follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid.  Love is an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships. 

 As a member of the Netflix Ireland Stream Team I have received complimentary Netflix membership and in return will be featuring Netflix related blog posts. All opinions are my own!


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