10 Movies on Netflix for When You Need a #WalangForever Reminder

You don't need someone to get a "happily ever after" anyways.

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(SPOT.ph) Sick of happily ever after? Felt. If you can’t stand yet another romantic movie where the leads end up stupidly, happily in love, how about watching one where they—to put it bluntly—don’t? Look, it’s not that love isn’t real; it just happens to take a whole lot more work than films tend to tell us. So for this list, we round up a couple of movies on Netflix in case you need a reminder that “sometimes love just ain’t enough,” as you’ve probably drunkenly karaoke-d at some point in your life. Disclaimer: We've already pretty much given away the endings to these movies in the headline so erm, massive spoiler alert right here.

Also read: 10 Toxic Couples From Pop Culture to Remind You How Great Being Single Is

Get the #WalangForever vibes on with these 10 romantic movies on Netflix:

Hello, Love, Goodbye (2019)

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The gist: Oh yes, a massive Cathy Garcia-Molina movie that definitely ended in an unexpected manner. This tale of two OFW’s crossing paths—pinagtagpo pero hindi tinadhana—hit so many chords when it was first released; and is always worth a revisit and a real-good cry sesh. 

Blue Jay (2016)

The gist: What would you do if you bump into the “one that got away” years down the road? Would you dare walk down that path again, even if it is just to relive the memories? If that sounds like a dangerous path, then you may want to check out what happens to these two. Yup, it ain’t pretty—but was it worth it?

I'm Drunk, I Love You (2017)

The gist: Ever made the stupid mistake of falling in love with your best friend? This end-of-college road trip movie will take you right back to those days—and whether it ended differently for you (lucky lucky) or not, we’re sure you’ll be able to relate. Even if it is just with all the beer, at least.

The Half of It (2020)

The gist: A coming-of-age romance that refreshingly isn’t all about romance. This Cyrano story features the smart outcast, the jock, and the popular girl—and a whole lot of sweetly surprising insightful moments that go beyond romantic love. Brought to you by Alice Wu of queer classic film Saving Face.

Through Night and Day (2018)

The gist: Ready your tissues. No movie really encapsulates how far you’re willing to go for the ones you love—or even how difficult the choices you have to make can sometimes be—than one where a erm, well, we can’t say it lest we spoil things. Those who watched this movie when it first exploded on Netflix will know what we're talking about, so we’ll leave it at that.  

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The Break-Up (2006)

The gist: A seemingly canned type of rom-com switches things up in this movie. Jennifer Aniston adds this surprisingly poignant and always hilarious movie to her repertoire in the form of a couple going through one especially convoluted breakup—and finally accepting that they just aren’t good for each other. Hey, what’s important is you know you gave it your all.

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

The gist: Right at the top of #Aesthetic romances is this incredibly buzzy film from Luca Guadagnino. We’ll acknowledge that it hasn’t exactly aged well—and the relationship in question is downright problematic—so really we’re just here for dad’s speech at the end. Plus, we can't not mention the peach scene, as popular culture dictates.

That Thing Called Tadhana (2015)

The gist: Arguably the #Hugot film that started it all. Need to unearth and ideally, let go of all that baggage you’ve been carrying around? Maybe a rewatch of this movie ought to do it. Granted the ending is pretty ambiguous—heck, even hopeful but we all know better than to do so. Remember, masakit umasa.

Someone Great (2019)

The gist: Prime girl-bros-before-man-hoes content. Who better to rely on than your closest friends when Mr. Right does a 180-degree turnaround? Pop this movie into the player—we mean, stream it online—and watch it with the gang for a sweet reminder.

Marriage Story (2019)

The gist: Want to feel glad you're single? Then Marriage Story is the film to watch. Okay, that’s a very surface-level reading of this critically-acclaimed movie but for the purposes of this listicle, then you get it. Enter the painful world of a marriage falling apart, as heart wrenchingly portrayed by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.

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