35 best romantic movies and shows on Netflix in 2021

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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24. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

If you and your special someone are more in the mood for a historical romance, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is what you need to watch on Valentine’s Day. It alternates between what happened during WWII on the island of Guernsey and what happens after the war in 1946 when author Juliet Ashton comes to the island.

The name of the film and the book it’s based on by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows all comes from a day in 1941 where a group of four friends were stopped by Nazis who were occupying the island. They had broken curfew and needed to come up with an excuse. So, they said they were at a meeting of their book club, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Five years later, Juliet goes to the island after exchanging letters with Dawsey Adams, a man who is part of the society. She sends him books and he sends her stories about the society. She decides she wants to write about them and heads off to Guernsey. Once there, she meets all five members but they don’t like the idea of being written about.

So you’d think she’d simply return home, but no, she stays to do more research and tells the group she is writing about the German occupation. What she learns about their time is heartbreaking. But while there, she also forms a friendship with everyone and forms something much more than that with Dawsey.

But as she’s still engaged to Mark back in London, she can’t stay in Guernsey. That doesn’t mean she can’t change her mind though.

If you’re looking for a movie that will make you cry as much as you smile and feel your heart expand three sizes, this romantic drama is definitely one you want to watch either for the first time or the tenth.