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The best romantic movies on Netflix

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Boy meets girl. Boy gets with girl. Boy and girl move in together and get a shared Netflix account.

It sounds like a happy ending, but much like true love, a good rom-com is hard to find. A good drama can prove just as elusive. To help you find the perfect match, we round up the best romantic movies on Netflix UK/US/CAN…

Best romantic comedies on Netflix UK

The Lovebirds

Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are genuinely funny in this formulaic but feel-good rom-com caper.


Alicia Silverstone is timeless in this witty high school update of Jane Austen’s definitive rom-com, Emma.

Friends with Benefits

Easy A director Will Gluck helms Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis in this cracking romantic comedy.

Just Go with It

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston team up for this surprisingly entertaining comedy about two workmates who end up pretending to be former spouses.

The Half of It

Alice Wu’s follow-up to Saving Face is a fresh, tender take on Cyrano de Bergerac.

Isn’t It Romantic

Rebel Wilson shines in this highly enjoyable rom-com send-up.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Netflix’s high school movie is a fresh, funny delightful teen rom-com.

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Lana Condor and Noah Centineo still have the same spark in this winning rom-com sequel.

Always Be My Maybe

This hilarious romantic comedy oozes with charm and wit.

Chalet Girl

With sassy performances and solid snowboarding action, Chalet Girl is Bridget Jones on ice. Gnarly stuff.

Someone Great

Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow and DeWanda Wise are fantastic in Netflix’s sweet comedy.


Will Smith is on charming form in this comedy about a ‘date doctor’ coaching nerds in the art of seduction – but he’s not so smooth when he meets a savvy journo played by Eva Mendes.

Set It Up

Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell are on superbly charming form in Netflix’s likeable rom-com about two assistants who try to set their bosses up.

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Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

More high school comedy than rom-com, Netflix’s update of Cyrano de Bergerac is an entertaining tale of unexpected friendship.

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Alex Strangelove

Netflix’s refreshingly open teen comedy is warm, likeable and contains a positive message about sexuality.

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The Incredible Jessica James

“I’m tall. I’m pretty. I’m smart. Obviously, I will have many great loves in my life.” That’s Jessica James in Netflix’s original film, The Incredible Jessica James. And spoiler alert: she really is.

Easy A

A starmaking turn from Emma Stone, a serious lesson and an endlessly quotable script make this teen movie an A-grade classic.

Notting Hill

Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts are irresistible in this peak Richard Curtis rom-com.

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She’s Gotta Have It

Spike Lee’s coming-of-age comedy is a bold, trailblazing achievement.

Marriage Story

Noah Baumbach’s remarkable, heartfelt masterpiece about divorce aches with comedy and compassion.


A funny cast and a witty script make this candy-coloured Jane Austen adaptation a bubbly, energetic watch.


When impish Amélie finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she’s inspired to return the items to their original owner. This is the one French film that everyone’s seen, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth seeing a second time.

What If?

Daniel Radcliffe delivers a wonderfully offbeat turn in this entertaining rom-com co-starring Zoe Kazan and a scene-stealing Adam Driver.

Something’s Gotta Give

In this elegant and touching comedy, Erica (Diane Keaton) has given up on finding romance and it’s brought home to her when her daughter arrives with her ageing boyfriend, Harry (Jack Nicholson). Initially they repel each other but slowly they discover a smouldering attraction. The result is a welcome chance to middle-aged characters to take the spotlight in a rom-com – although there’s also a chance for Keanu Reeves to steal several scenes as a young doctor who becomes Erica’s unlikely love interest.

Legally Blonde

“Bend… and snap!”

Love Hard

A charming cast make this familiar but groundbreaking rom-com a warm, entertaining treat.

Single All the Way

A smart script makes this Catfishing Christmas comedy an enjoyable watch.

Best romantic dramas on Netflix UK

Blue Jay

The latest in Netflix’s deal with the Duplass brothers, this romantic comedy, written by Mark Duplass, stars him and Sarah Paulson as two former high-school sweethearts who return to their small California hometown.

Funny Girl

William Wyler’s 1968 drama follows comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side to her peak with Ziegfeld Follies.

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Director Adam Leon continues to be one to watch with this Netflix Original that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Been So Long

Michaela Coel shines in this likeable, open-hearted musical set in modern day London.

Our Souls at Night

“We’ve both been on our own for years. I’m lonely. I guess you might be too.” Robert Redford and Jane Fonda spark low-key chemistry in this gentle drama about two mature neighbours finding a connection.

Pride & Prejudice

Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen are superb in Joe Wright’s underrated Jane Austen adaptation.

The Photograph

Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield have serious chemistry in this engaging, low-key romantic drama.


A moving, masterful adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel.

Dirty Dancing “I’ve had the time of my life…”


This intense teen romance rings with earnest chemistry and classic horror – also, baseball.


Mati Diop’s absorbing, atmospheric feature debut is part melancholic romance, part ghost story

Your Name

This body-swapping, coming-of-age epic is one of the most beautiful animations you’ve ever seen.

Brokeback Mountain

“I wish I knew how to quit you!”

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