While some signs like Venus-ruled Taurus and Libras are known to love love a bit more than others, there will always be at least some romance in all of us—from the flightiest of Geminis to the sternest of Capricorns. So whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day this year cuddled up with your partner or rolling your eyes at every couple’s IG stories, make sure to check out the perfect Asian-led romance film for your Zodiac sign.
Aries: Fire Island
No, we’re not just giving these fire signs “Fire Island” from its title alone. Everything about the queer rom-com just screams Aries. This modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic “Pride and Prejudice” takes its infamous enemies-to-lovers trope to a new level of passion for matching the intense emotions of an Aries. Add in some reckless partying, a beach vacation, laugh-out-loud humor, and the adventurous rams are in for a feel-good ride.
Taurus: The Handmaiden
Common traits associated with Taureans are stubbornness and loyalty, so good luck getting these Earth signs to budge once they get their hearts set on something. “The Handmaiden” truly encapsulates the lengths a Taurus is willing to go for love—and also revenge. Set in Japanese-occupied Korea, a con man (Ha Jung-woo) hires a pickpocket (Kim Tae-ri) to steal the inheritance of a wealthy Japanese woman (Kim Min-hee), but the plan starts to get tricky once the two women meet. This psychological thriller will have bulls on the edge of their seats with every twist and turn, and swooning over its slow-burn romance.
Gemini: Wedding Season
In “Wedding Season,” Asha (Pallavi Sharda) and Ravi(Suraj Sharma) pretend to be a couple to ease some pressure from their traditional parents to marry. This scheme leads them on a series of “dates” during a season filled with weddings. As the two spend more time together, though, feelings evolve and their original plan starts to get. . . complicated. Geminis love a bit of chaos and stirring the pot in their love lives, so this rom-com will surely sweep them off their feet.
Cancer: The Half of It
“The Half of It” follows a shy teen named Ellie (Leah Lewis) who helps Sean, a jock (Daniel Diemer), try and woo his crush (Alexxis Lemire) through letters. Plot twist? Ellie’s in love with her as well. Because Cancers are known to be quite sentimental, they’ll love this movie for its ability to capture the sweetness of a first love. These crabs are also known for the kind-hearted ways they love their friends and family, which are also prominent themes in The Half of It.
Leo: Bride and Prejudice
Everyone loves a good Bollywood romance, and just the genre itself has Leo written all over it. From gorgeous styling to extravagant dances, “Bride and Prejudice” follows protagonist Lalita (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), who must choose a groom out of the suitors her parents have chosen for her. However, she refuses to settle unless it’s real love. If this isn’t giving the “main character energy” Leos are known to embody, we truly don’t know what else is.
Virgo: Always Be My Maybe
In “Always Be My Maybe,” we meet Sasha Tran (Ali Wong), who runs into her high-school sweetheart Marcus (Randall Park) sixteen years later. Sasha is now a successful celebrity chef, and Marcus an aspiring musician who works for his father’s AC company. As different as they’ve become, the two soon realize that some sparks might still be there. Virgos will love this film for how strongly they’ll identify with Tran, who’s quite literally the definition of a girlboss and go-getter.
Libra: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Uber-romantic yet notoriously indecisive? That’s a Libra to a T. If there’s any romance film that represents just that, it’s “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” After high-schooler Laura Jean’s (Lana Condor) secret love letters get sent out without her knowledge, she becomes stuck in a love triangle between the handsome, popular jock or. . . her sister’s ex-boyfriend. Libras are also natural flirts, so they’ll want to take some notes from the charming Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo).
Scorpio: The Big Sick
Scorpios are notorious for being intense, so a perfect film for them would be one that takes its viewers through a whole range of emotions like “The Big Sick.” This rom-com stars Kumail Nanjiani and tells the true story of how he and his now-wife Emily fell in love after she became hospitalized. The subject matter of a girlfriend falling into a coma can be a touchy subject, but Scorpios will love the way this film is able to balance its heavier moments with hilarious comedy. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and have all the feels.
One motto to represent the Sagittarian lifestyle would simply be “Forever Young,” so a movie about high school and teen love is only fitting. “Crush” follows a high school artist Paige (Rowan Blanchard), who tries to woo her childhood crush after joining the track team, but ends up falling for her crush’s sister AJ (Auli’i Cravalho) instead. Eccentric characters? Innocent young love? A feel-good story? Count the youthful archers in.
Capricorn: Crazy Rich Asians
When Rachel (Constance Wu) attends her boyfriend Nick’s (Henry Golding) best friend’s wedding in Singapore only to discover that her longtime boo is actually old-money rich rich, she must try to blend in with his circle but most importantly, get Nick’s mother’s approval. “Crazy Rich Asians” is a movie for goal-oriented Capricorns as they’ll resonate with Rachel’s struggles to meet high expectations. Plus, these goats are known to love the finer things in life and know they deserve the same amount of luxury as the characters in this movie.
Aquarius: In The Mood For Love
Aquarians probably rank last of the signs most likely to be “in the mood for love,” but truth be told, it just takes the right connection for them to put all their cards on the table. These air signs are known to fall in love through unconventional ways, like the characters from “In the Mood For Love,” who form a connection after discovering both their partners are cheating on them. This movie is highly revered by film nerds and critics alike, so you can count on the artsy Aquarius signs to appreciate its revolutionary filmmaking.
Pisces: The Lake House
Water signs are always up for a romance flick, but throw in a fantasy element to the mix and dreamy Pisces folks are all in. “The Lake House,” an American remake of the original Korean film “II Mare,” tells the story of an architect named Alex (Keanu Reeves) and a doctor named Kate (Sandra Bullock) who become pen pals and fall in love after living in the same lakehouse. The only problem is the doctor is from two years in the future, and they don’t know how to meet in real life. Pisces will adore this film for proving that love will always find its way.