It's a brand new year and the holiday season is officially over. The time has come to take down those holiday decorations, shift back to regular music, and bid adieu to indulging in all those classic Christmas movies. So what else is there to watch? Well, you're in luck, because a bunch of new movies will be streaming on Netflix. And if you miss watching holiday rom-coms, these are some of the most romantic movies on Netflix in January 2017.
So even though you don't have an excuse to rewatch Love Actually or The Holiday again until next year, you can still curl up with your significant other, cat, or favorite pillow to enjoy some good ol' romance on Netflix. And what's great about watching from the comfort of your own streaming device — whether it's on your TV, laptop, tablet, or cell phone — is that romance is defined in the eyes of the viewers themselves. These films may not feature couples falling in love with Christmas magic as the backdrop, but they will remind you that romance comes in many forms — and that can be just as magical.
Check out the list below for some of the most romantic movies on Netflix premiering in January 2017, in no particular order.
1'Best & Most Beautiful Things' (2016)
This documentary about a blind woman searching for love will inspire your own love life. It debuts Jan. 9.
2'Vanilla Sky' (2001)
Based on Alejandro Amenábar's 1997 Spanish film Abre los ojos (Open Your Eyes), Vanilla Sky stars Tom Cruise as a man torn between two women (Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz) in a movie that proves love can find you anywhere. Available as of Jan. 1.
3'The Parent Trap' (1961)
The original classic comedy shows that even divorced parents can find love with each other again — with the help of their meddling twin daughters. You can stream it on Netflix as of Jan. 1.
4'The Shining' (1980)
Hey, sometimes horror movies can be romantic — especially if you have someone you can cuddle with during the scary parts. This horror classic will definitely bring you closer to your loved one during the frightening moments. Get ready to get scared as of Jan. 1, when the movie is available on Netflix.
5'Happily Married (Bem Casados)' (2015)
This Brazilian comedy follows a wedding videographer who encounters a woman who is desperate to stop her ex's wedding. The movie debuts on Jan. 10.
This Martin Scoresse-directed film about loving movies will make you fall in love with the medium all over again. The movie is available as of Jan. 1.
7'Boogie Nights' (1999)
If you're looking for something on the sexy side, this Paul Thomas Anderson classic about fictional porn star Dirk Diggler (played by Mark Wahlberg) is sure to satisfy you. Available starting on Jan. 1.
8'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' (1982)
The Steven Speilberg saga about a boy and his new alien friend is sure to bring up all the feels, even if it isn't a traditional love story. Available on Jan. 1.
9'Flash Of Genius' (2008)
Greg Kinear plays Robert Kearns, the inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper that people use in their cars every day. Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls plays his wife, who tries to stick by him through it all. Stream it starting on Jan. 16.