Are you looking for something different and unique to watch with your special someone this year? Well, look no further! The ARROW streaming platform has got you covered with a wide array of films to cater to a variety of preferences. Whether it be a traditional Japanese horror masterpiece, a gripping psychological dramas, boundary-pushing German cinema or dark and twisted American comedies, they’re all guaranteed to provide you a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day experience.
What follows then, are some choice titles from Arrow that will be perfect for a romantic night in, on the flip side…
Ideal for Feb 14th because: The school-set dark comedy thriller Heathers, which helped catapult the careers of Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, is a typical charming tale of a boy and girl falling in love, which takes a dark turn when the boy suggests to the girl that they should take down the reigning school clique and a horde of arrogant bullies, all named Heather.
Most romantic moment: J.D. sure knows how to charm a girl. Who wouldn’t melt after hearing something like: “Our love is God, let’s go get a Slushie”.
Ideal for Feb 14th because: David Cronenberg’s controversial classic, starring James Spader, Holly Hunter and Debra Kara Unger, is based on J.G.Ballard’s infamous novel, about a group of people who get turned on by the raw energy of car wrecks. Love is… never having to put on your seatbelt.
Most romantic moment: Spader is involved in a terrible car crash with Hunter, one that kills her husband. After she gets out of hospital the pair of them start an affair, starting with a steamy session in, where else, a car?
Ideal for Feb 14th because: Ryo Ishibashi plays a widower who doesn’t think anyone can replace his beloved late wife – until he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman (Eihi Shiina). But something makes him hesitant to pursue her – is she too good to be true?
Ideal for Feb 14th because: Most people would bring their wife home a beautiful bunch of flowers, or maybe a box of chocolates, as a loving gesture. In the infamous German extreme horror film Nekromantik, a street cleaner (Bernd Daktari Lorenz) turns up with a corpse from a traffic accident for his wife (Beatrice Manowski) to enjoy.
Most romantic moment: Manowski and Lorenz have a ménage à trois with their new bedroom companion. Ain’t love grand?
Ideal for Feb 14th because: Kyle Gallner plays a reckless punk, and Emily Skeggs a socially awkward misfit – an unlikely pair of young lovers in the perfect romcom for the 21st century. It’s rude, crude and totally off the rails, yet still extremely heartwarming.
Most romantic moment: When Skeggs first sets eyes on Gallner, he is hiding from the cops on a fire escape. When asked by the cops if she’s seen anyone suspicious, she follows Gallner’s lead and keeps quiet. It’s the start of a beautiful relationship.
All the films are available to stream on ARROW