ByKatie Granger, writer at Creators.co
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Katie Granger

It's that time of year again; the stores are stocked with chocolate and teddy bears and greetings cards and - even for those of us who aren't necessarily single - it can all get a little too sickening at times.

So instead of spending your time and money on flowers and cards that we all know are just going to get chucked in the bin a few days later why not cosy up in front of Netflix instead? You bring the chill, here's our guide to the most romantic February releases on Netflix for Valentines Day 2016.

Stardust

Stardust tops the list of February releases because - not only is it a sweet and funny romp through a fantasy realm starring Daredevil's Charlie Cox and Homeland's Claire Danes - but it's a very underrated one at that.

In an seemingly ordinary village separated from the magical kingdom of Stormhold by only a stone wall, a young man named Tristan (Charlie Cox) travels to the mystical realm to retrieve a fallen star for the hand in marriage of his love. But what he discovers there goes beyond even pirates, witches and unicorns, and will change not only his life, but the lives of everyone in Stormhold, forever. Because this star looks an awful lot like Claire Danes, and he's not the only one seeking her...

Directed by Matthew Vaughn and based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, Stardust also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong, Peter O'Toole and the voice of Sir Ian McKellen.

I Love You Phillip Morris

A black comedy equal parts romantic and hilarious, I Love You Phillip Morris is based on the true story of con artist, impostor and multiple prison escapee Steven Jay Russell and stars comedy legend Jim Carrey and Trainspotting's Ewan McGregor.

A cop turned con man once he comes out of the closest, Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) meets and falls in love with another inmate, Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor) whilst serving jail time. The film charts their attempts to be with each other whilst one or the other is incarcerated, with Russell repeatedly attempting to escape prison in order to be reunited with his love as he cannot bear to be apart from Phillip Morris.

Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, I Love You Phillip Morris also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Antoni Corone and Leslie Mann.

Love

Heralded as the most sexually explict film on Netflix, French drama Love is certainly not one for the faint of heart as it features drug abuse, rough sex and dysfunctional relationships.

Murphy (Karl Glusman) is a cinema student and an American living in Paris who meets an unstable and suicidal girl named Electra (Aomi Muyock) with whom he enters into a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship. Things get more complicated when another woman - Omi (Klara Kristin) - becomes involved in their relationship, with tragic consequences.

Directed by Gaspar Noé Love also stars Isabelle Nicouf, Déborah Révy and Norman Jacques.

The Face Of Love

Releasing on Netflix on February 13, The Face of Love stars Annette Bening, Ed Harris and the late Robin Williams.

Bening is Nikki, a recent widow who lost her husband Garret (Ed Harris) in a drowning accident whilst on holiday. Haunted by her husband's death she keeps mainly to herself, despite some romantic interest from her neighbour Roger (Robin Williams). One day she meets an artist - Tom (also played by Ed Harris) - who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband. They become lovers, but Nikki doesn't tell Tom about the resemblance he has to Garret which causes trouble with her family. But Tom has secrets too, and those they keep from each other threaten the relationship.

Directed by Arie Posin, The Face of Love also stars Amy Brenneman, Jess Weixler and Linda Park.

What will you be watching on Netflix this Valentines Day? Tell us in the comments below!

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