Romantic movies DSTV South Africa
Romantic movies on DSTV this month! Photo: iStockPhoto

From the start of local matchmaking reality show, The Bachelorette to international hits like Grey’s Anatomy season 17, DStv is celebrating love in all of its forms this month. And Showmax has new and old classics. (And a fab deal on right now – pay for one month and get two extra free!)

Look out for the premier of local movie One Night KwaMxolisi, the riveting brainchild of Sisanda Henna which stars Linda Mtoba, Motlatsi Mafatshe and Donovan Goliath coming soon to DStv.

Celebrate local love with an M-Net original sequel Home Affairs: A Love Story which came to M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104) on Friday 12 February. Also available on Showmax.


Coming this month: One Night KwaMxolisi

4 February: Straight Up on TNT (DStv Channel 137)

5 February: The Wedding Do Over on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104)

6 February: Love by Chance on Lifetime (DStv Channel 131)

7 February: Bridesmaids on M-Net Movies 3 (DStv Channel 107)

8 February: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104)

9 February: Love At The Shore on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104)

10 February: Valentine’s Day Special: Wildlife Wednesdays on Curiosity Channel (DStv Channel 185)

11 February: The Bachelorette SA S1 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)

12 February: HOME AFFAIRS: A LOVE STORY  on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104)

13 February: Love on the Menu on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104)

14 February: A Perfect Planet on BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184)

15 February: HONEY Launches on DStv Channel 173

16 February: The buzz on HONEY (DStv Channel 173)

17 February: Campfire Kiss on M-Net Movies 3 (DStv Channel 107)

18 February: Hightown on M-Net (DStv channel 101)

19 February: The Day We Didn’t Meet on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104)

20 February:  2021 MTV Africa Music Awards on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322)

21 February: The Outpost on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)

22 February: Greys Anatomy S17 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)

23 February:  Drunk Wedding on M-Net Movies 3 (DStv Channel 107)

24 February: The House Bunny on M-Net Movies 3 (DStv Channel 107)

25 February: Forgetting Sarah Marshall on M-Net Movies 3 (DStv Channel 107)

26 February: Pastors’ Wives on HONEY (DStv Channel 173)

27 February: Plus One on M-Net Movies 3 (DStv Channel 107)

28 February: Love Island SA on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)

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On Showmax, love is in the air with: The Photograph, Can You Keep A Secret, The Wedding Year and the following:

The Day We Didn’t Meet | First on Showmax

Boy meets girl, again, in The Day We Didn’t Meet, which follows one-time lovers Alex and Sam, whose reunion could be total coincidence, or fate giving them one last shot at love. In a game of ‘let’s pretend’ that spirals out of control, the two find themselves pretending they’re an old married couple, but reality keeps knocking at the door until they are unable to seek refuge in their fabricated fantasy.

The local romance stars Silwerskerm Best Actress winner Lea Vivier (DAM) and Steven John Ward (Inconceivable).

Home Affairs: Love Story | Same time as M-Net

Directed by Lizé Vosloo (screenwriter on Raaiselkind, Alles Malan and Nul Is Nie Niks Nie), Home Affairs: Love Story brings back the cast of Home Affairs: A Christmas Tale: rising stars Hilton Pelser (The Kissing Booth 1 and 2, Moffie), David Viviers (Rage, Tali’s Baby Diary), Bronté Snell (Sara Se Geheim), Shamilla Miller (The Girl From St Agnes), Fleur du Cap winner Rehane Abrahams (Arendsvlei) and Celeste Loots, alongside industry veterans like SAFTA winner Deon Lotz (Skoonheid, Tali’s Baby Diary) and Elsabé Daneel (Alles Malan).

No Hiding Here | First and only on Showmax

No Hiding Here is a gay romcom set in a small South African town, where a beloved drama teacher accidentally plays gay porn over the biggest school event of the year, forcing him, and the event’s featured artist – a closeted big city celebrity – into hiding from the outraged community. Off to a rough start, the two are propelled out of their “normal lives” for an unpredictable weekend at the teacher’s house, hiding from their problems, from themselves, and from an outraged community on the hunt for answers to the tantalizing scandal…

Written and directed by actor Gabe Gabriel, No Hiding Here stars 2020 Fleur du Cap winner Earl Gregory (the stage production of Kinky Boots), David Viviers (Kanarie, Rage, Tali’s Baby Diary), Tiffany Barbuzano (Still Breathing), and multi-award-winning theatre legend Antoinette Kellerman (Mad Max: Fury Road), with a rare local appearance from rising international star Phumzile Sitole (Star Trek: Discovery, Orange is the New Black, The Good Fight).

Classics

Valentine’s just wouldn’t be complete without the BAFTA-winning, Golden Globe-nominated classic romcom Notting Hill (8 February), starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, and penned by Oscar-nominated Love Actually writer Richard Curtis. Another old favourite now on Showmax is The Vow, which earned Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams a People’s Choice nomination for Favourite On-screen Chemistry.

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