Six ‘best-friends-to-lovers’ titles to watch

ICYMI: Carlo Aquino and Lovi Poe have teamed up for the very first time in a movie. In Seasons, Carlo and Lovi play long-time best friends Kurt and Charlie who decide to strike a deal to help each other find their “lifetimes.”

Throw in a spontaneous road trip, a realization, that friendships may be something more beneath the surface, and a difficult predicament to complicate an already messy setup, and you get the perfect recipe for a chaotic love story.

So, if you’re a fan of the trope, here are six more films on Netflix with the same theme to binge ahead of Seasons’ 7 July drop!

Your Place or Mine (2023)

Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher play total opposites Debbie and Peter, who, after hooking up once in 2003, become the best of friends. The two learn more about each other’s lives after swapping houses for a week and realize that what they’ve been searching for all along might just be each other.

Always Be My Maybe (2019)

This romantic comedy stars Ali Wong as renowned restaurateur Sasha and Randall Park as musician Marcus, estranged best friends who unexpectedly reconnect as adults. After meeting again, they embark on a journey to reignite their relationship and confront old wounds, all while struggling to adapt to each other’s lives that couldn’t be more different from another.

EuroVision: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

This goofy film is about two best friends Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams) from a small Icelandic village who set out to chase their dreams of winning the EuroVision singing competition, a feat that nobody from their country has ever achieved. Tensions and buried emotions arise as they get ready for the competition of their lives, with everything unfolding against the beautiful backdrop of Scotland and Iceland.

Single All The Way (2021)

Keep this one in your watchlist if you’re looking for something light and fun! Single All The Way is a charming love story between best friends Peter and Nick. To pacify Peter’s family during a holiday trip to his hometown, the two pretend they’re finally in a relationship after years of things strictly platonic when, as is usual, things don’t go as planned.

I’m Drunk, I Love You (2017)

This film follows best friends Dio and Carson on a spontaneous trip to La Union before their college graduation as they come to terms with their feelings and secrets along the way. If you can relate, we suggest you prepare tissues (lots of it) and maybe some beers to help you tide this ultimate hugot film over.

My Amanda (2021)

This Piolo Pascual and Alessandra de Rossi starrer tells the story of TJ and Amanda, two best friends navigating their shared and individual experiences in arguably one of the most natural, believable best friend dynamics ever portrayed on the local screen. Get your tissues ready because this one hits hard.