It might not be Valentine’s Day for a while now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sit back and watch a romantic movie and if it’s something you love to do then Netflix is. at your disposal to give you a lot of choice.
There are some of the best romantic movies currently available on Netflix to suit all your moods. If you want serious romantic drama, there is – even if you’d rather have your romance matched with comedy.
Check out the list below to find out what we think are the best romantic movies you can watch on the streamer right now.
50 first dates (2004)
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore team up in this romantic comedy that sort of worked despite a somewhat existing premise (albeit based on an actual condition). Sandler is Henry Roth, a man who lives in Hawaii and is known to be a bit of a gamer with the women who come to visit the island.
However, his life changes when he meets Lucy Whitmore, a woman with amnesia who forgets everything after a car accident every time she falls asleep. What follows is that Henry tries to win it everyday and what we get is a really adorable movie with brilliantly funny moments – especially from Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin who plays a character as far from Samwise as possible.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
This original Netflix teen romantic comedy became a real sensation in 2018, spawning two sequels, the latest of which arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day this year. In the first film, shy teenager Lara Jean (Lana Condor) writes letters to each of her five crushes that she never intends to send – only to have them all sent out. way. Across all three films, this triggers a major upheaval in her love life, leading to a relationship with Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo).
Along Polly (2004)
Jennifer Aniston’s first major movie role after Friends was Along Came Polly, a romantic comedy that paired her with Ben Stiller who, after being dumped by his wife on their honeymoon, decides to throw caution to the wind and change the way he lives his life. By doing this, Polly arrives …
How to lose a guy in 10 days (2003)
Kate Hudson plays Andie Anderson, a journalist who decides she wants to write about how to lose a man in 10 days. She chooses Benjamin “Ben” Barry (Matthew McConaughey) and begins to see him, all with the intention of pushing him back in 10 days. But she quickly realizes that it is not that simple …
Notting Hill (1999)
It would be hard to find two bigger romantic comedy icons than Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, and the pair are both in sparkling form in this classic from the pen of one of the genre’s titans, Richard Curtis. Grant stars as an unlucky bookseller who meets famous Hollywood actress Anna Scott (Roberts) when she walks into her store looking for a book, and inevitably, the unlikely couple end up falling in love with one of the ‘other.
About the weather (2013)
A more recent Richard Curtis film, About Time follows Tim Lake (Domnnall Gleeson), a man who, along with all the other men in his family, has the ability to time travel. At the behest of his father, superbly portrayed by Bill Nighy, Tim chooses to use these powers to pursue his love, though he runs into a number of challenges along the way.
Bridget Jones Diary (2001)
Richard Curtis also co-wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of Helen Fielding’s best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy of films starring Renee Zellweger as a single woman who keeps a diary as she looking for love. The first film follows Bridget as two very different romantic perspectives vie for her affection – childhood acquaintance Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and handsome boss Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant).
Easy A (2010)
Over the years, several teenage romances have been based on classic literary works – including Clueless and 10 Things I Hate About You – and this excellent film is inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlett Letter. Emma Stone stars as Olive, who finds herself the victim of dirty rumors in her high school after lying to her best friend about losing her virginity – and uses the rumors as a chance to improve her social status.
The Earth (2016)
Another film starring Emma Stone, Damien Chazelle’s not-quite-award-winning Best Picture film is both a spectacular ode to classic musicals and excellent bittersweet romance in its own right. Stone stars alongside Ryan Gosling, the couple playing a couple who experience their ups and downs as they navigate their respective artistic careers in Hollywood. It is a complete movie with several colorful musical numbers and great performances by its actors.
Forget Sarah Marshall (2008)
Another Hawaii-based romantic comedy, Forgetting Sarah Marshall stars Jason Segal who travels to a tropical location to try and get over his ex (played by an incredibly funny Kristen Bell) only to find out he’s in the same resort as. her and her new boyfriend. , a rock star played by Russel Brand. There, he befriends the locals and begins to feel at home, especially as he gets closer to a potential new love being played by Mila Kunis. Hysterically funny and sweet film, Forget Sarah Marshall is well worth your time.
Funny Girl (1968)
If you’re looking for musical romance, you could do a lot worse than William Wyler’s spectacular Funny Girl, which features the film debut of legendary Oscar-winning singer and actress Barbara Streisand. Streisand plays true Broadway legend Fanny Brice with the film chronicling his often-difficult relationship with gamer Nicky Arnstein, played by Omar Sharif. There are some great performances and great songs including the iconic hit Don’t Rain on my Parade.
As good as it gets (1998)
While the bulk of Hollywood romance is in the twenties and thirties, this 1998 film focuses on a romance between two slightly older parties. Jack Nicholson stars as misanthropic romance novelist Melvin Udall, who suddenly falls in love with a waitress at the restaurant he frequents regularly, played by Helen Hunt. Nicholson and Hunt both won Oscars for their performances in the film.
The Notebook (2004)
The notebook may have a reputation as a schmaltz – but sometimes that’s exactly what you need on Valentine’s Day. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in a 1940s romance, which is told in the film by an elderly man to another resident of a nursing home who suffers from dementia.
Will Smith stars in this romantic comedy as Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, a supposed dating expert whose career involves counseling men on how to successfully date the women of their dreams. His expertise is put to the test when he is found by gossip columnist Sara Melas (Eva Mendes) who is determined to expose him – and perhaps he inevitably ends up falling in love with her.
For a slightly different take on the romance genre, check out this exceptional Japanese animation from 2016. The film is about two high school students living in very different parts of Japan who suddenly discover that they are able to swap their bodies. When the couple decide it’s time to meet in person, they find they share an incredibly complicated connection to a natural disaster.
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