Love is in the air-waves: Romantic movies to watch for Valentine’s Month

Almost everyone enjoys a good romantic comedy. And, with February being the month of love, binge-watching cheesy Valentine’s Day films is a necessity!
When it comes to making gripping rom-coms, South African filmmakers are up to the task. Local films have a terrific cast, hilarious plots, and breathtaking imagery, and they check all the boxes.
Showmax’s No Love Lost is set to premiere on February 14th.
When Amahle stumbles across her ex and his new girlfriend on her romantic anniversary retreat, things get a little weird. They wind up going on a string of double dates, reawakening sentiments she thought were long forgotten.

Looking For Love
M-Net Movies 4 – DStv Channel 108; 29 February, 20:30
A single, unaccomplished Zulu woman struggles to find Mr Right in the pitiless concrete jungle of Johannesburg before she turns 40. With the help of friends, she opens herself up to romantic adventure and learns that her heart has been in the right place all along.
Troukoors (Wedding Fever)
In this sexy Afrikaans comedy, a freak accident sets a wedding planner on an unexpected path. Together with her friends she navigates life and love while wondering if the perfect person, and day, really exists.

Love Lives Here
Zinhle is a hard-working modern woman with traditional values. She knows exactly what she wants and believes she knows what the next best step is for her: getting married.
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1Magic DStv Channel 103; Fridays at 21:30
Secrets come back to complicate things for Sharon in this 13-episode romcom drama series. Friends and lovers go through trials and tribulations as they navigate the world of relationships.
Sex in Afrikaans
Four Afrikaans couples and two singles have shameless discussions about their sex lives for the first time – and, in the process, discover that there is so much more fun to be had!


From soppy to sophisticated, these romantic comedies are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
The Royal Treatment
New York hairdresser Izzy seizes the chance to work at the wedding of a charming prince, but when sparks between them fly, will love — or duty — prevail?

The Perfect Date
To earn money for college, a high schooler launches an app offering his services as a fake date. But when real feelings emerge, things get complicated.
Valentine’s Day
M-Net Movies 1 – DStv Channel 104; 14 February 2022 at 20:00
This date night favourite romcom follows several couples over the course of a chaotic Valentine’s Day. From high school sweethearts to family men and tough businesswomen, these hopeless romantics do their best to get a little love on 14 February.

The Proposal
M-Net Movies1 – DStv Channel 104; 26 February, 20:00
Margaret Tate is a high-powered publisher whose presence in a room strikes fear into the hearts of all men, except her loyal assistant Andrew. When an immigration issue threatens her progress at the company, Margaret pulls Andrew into an elaborate scam. Expect hilarious hijinks and romance.
Before We Go
When a young wife is robbed before boarding a train to Boston, she meets a free-spirited musician who stays with her on the adventure of a lifetime.
Jumping the Broom
M-Net Movies 4 – DStv Channel 108, 12 February,19:00
When you marry a man, you marry his family. Sabrina loves Jason – but winning over his mother (Loretta Devine) is not going to be easy. The two try to plan a wedding while keeping their families from turning everything upside down. Will they succeed?


The month of love would not be complete without a movie marathon of the cult classics below…
Notting Hill
A chance encounter with a major movie star turns into a major affair, upsetting the humdrum life of an unassuming bookseller. But, as this rom-com classic shows, you sometimes have to get out of your comfort zone when love calls.

He’s Just Not That Into You
Based on the wildly popular self-help book, this romcom stars several A-Listers in interconnecting stories about misreading human behaviour
Pride & Prejudice
In Jane Austen’s tale of 19th-century England, Mrs. Bennet hopes to marry her daughters to prosperous gentlemen, including new arrival Mr. Darcy.
Four Weddings And A Funeral
Though his friends are all falling like dominoes and getting married, Charles is not even close to ready to settle down. But will he say goodbye to his bachelor life when a beautiful American woman shows up.

The Notebook
Two young lovers are torn apart by war and class differences in the 1940s in this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’s best-selling novel.

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