50 must-watch movies on Netflix

To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You - Lana Condor, Noah Centineo - Photo Credit: Netflix / Bettina Strauss
To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You - Lana Condor, Noah Centineo - Photo Credit: Netflix / Bettina Strauss /
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Holidate - Must-watch movies on Netflix
HOLIDATE (2020)Emma Roberts as Sloane Reed and Luke Bracey as Jackson. Cr. Steve Dietl/NETFLIX /

Must-watch movies on Netflix: Holidate

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: John Whitesell

Starring: Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Jessica Capshaw, Andrew Bachelor, Frances Fisher, Manish Dayal, Kristin Chenoweth, Alex Moffat, Cynthy Wu, Mikaela Hoover, Billy Slaughter

In the past few years, Netflix has thrown its candy cane in the ring for a string of holiday-themed original films. Not unlike the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime, the streamer now has a solid handful of its own easily digestible, so sweet you’ll get a cavity holiday romantic comedies — alongside a few traditional Christmas classics in the making. Perhaps the best gift of 2020 comes in the form of Holidate, which stars eternal favorite Emma Roberts as Sloane, a holiday hater who teams up with stranger Jackson (Luke Bracey) to be each other’s safety net plus-one to get through any and all holidays throughout the year.

Of course, one thing leads to another and their platonic arrangement lends itself to romance. We know how these movies go — we know what we’re in for. But that doesn’t mean its formulaic quality isn’t any less enjoyable as a fun holiday treat. Holidate makes its Netflix debut ahead of Halloween, making sure to be available for the three biggest holidays on the calendar. Jury’s still out on the critical reception, but when it comes to romantic comedies, the beauty is really in the eye of the beholder. If you’re a committed connoisseur of romantic comedies, especially those with the holidays as the backdrop for the romance, you won’t want to miss Holidate.