The 17 Best Romantic Comedies On Netflix For When You Need to Really feel Something
Rom-coms are having a comeback, and the streaming platform has plenty to fall in love with.
Valentine’s Day is just across the nook, which implies that we’re living in Peak Rom Com season. Whether you like to be swept away in a dazzling romance or you prefer to chuckle at embarrassing pratfalls, romantic comedies are the right cross-section of film genres. These movies simultaneously pull at your heartstrings and poke at your humorous bone, and the perfect half is, you’ll be able to at all times expect a happy ending—excellent if you wish to zone out from your own dating disasters.
If you’ve bought an account (or your cousin’s boyfriend’s sister’s login), you then’ve bought entry to our favourite romantic comedies at present streaming on Netflix. Queue them up for a night in, Whether you’re flying solo or snuggled up with your Valentine.
The Incredible Jessica James
2 Dope Queens’ Jessica Williams proves her leading lady status as a struggling New York playwright who, following a breakup, bounces back by dating a recently single older guy (played by Chris Dowd).
In this deliciously over the top film, the romcom genre gets twisted up with action movie tropes. Anna Kendrick stars as Martha McKay, a woman characteristically unlucky in love, who soon discovers that her new beau (Sam Rockwell) is a hitman gone rogue. Screwball and silly, marrying cotton candy romance with violent killings, Mr. Right lands on our list thanks to the electric chemistry between its two leads.
The Kissing Booth
Elle Evans (Joey King) might not be the most popular girl in school, but her social status definitely rises when she volunteers to run the kissing booth at the school carnival—a scheme to lock lips with her crush, who just happens to be her best friend’s brother.
To All the Boys: Always and Forever
The third and final film in Netflix’s mega-popular To All the Boys franchise sees Lara Jean and her boyfriend, dreamboat Peter Kavinsky, at a crossroads. Newly returned from a life-changing trip to Korea and staring down her senior year, Lara Jean considers her college plans, with and without her beau. Fans of the series will be deeply satisfied by this winning, winsome conclusion.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
This irreverent and energetic movie stars Michael Cera as a slacker musician who hits the romantic jackpot when he meets his new girlfriend Ramona Flowers—but must defeat her seven evil exes in manic, video game-inspired fashion.
I’ll See You in My Dreams
People over 50 deserve rom-coms, too, and this is Blythe Danner’s. Widow Carol Peterson (Danner) lives alone with her dog in California. Eventually, she meets Bill (Sam Elliott) who changes her mind about falling in love again. She also meets Lloyd (Martin Starr), and then the rest of the movie we are just thinking about Martin Starr as Bill in Freaks and Geeks (1999).
Set It Up
Two corporate assistants (Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell) are tired of their domineering bosses (Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs), so they scheme to hook them up in order to lighten their workload (and, naturally, also happen to fall for each other, too).
The Prince and Me
In this cult classic from the early aughts, Julia Stiles stars as a pre-med student at the University of Wisconsin who falls for a classmate who secretly happens to be the Crown Prince of Denmark, posing as a normal college student. The film spawned three sequels, but the OG remains the best: a fluffy fantasy of royalty and romance, all grounded in one woman’s determination to follow her professional dreams.
She’s Gotta Have It
Spike Lee’s first feature film is an indie black-and-white comedy starring Tracy Camilla Johns as a young woman in Brooklyn who juggles three potential boyfriends.
At age 21, Tim Lake learns from his father (Bill Nighy) that the men in his family—including him—can travel through time. But when he falls for a woman named Mary (Rachel McAdams), Tim begins to see that there are some specific complications to his time-traveling abilities.
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
Stranger Things’ Barb finally gets her redemption, with Shannon Purser starring in Netflix’s latest original teen comedy as the titular outcast who teams up with the most popular girl in school in order to nab their respective crushes.
On the brink of a breakup, Leilani and Jibran unintentionally become involved in a bizarre murder. The two spend a wild night attempting to clear their names and find the killer, maybe even salvaging their relationship.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) is your typical lovelorn teenage girl, drafting love letters to her former crushes for her eyes only. But when the letters wind up being mailed to the former objects of her affection, her life is turned upside-down as the boys confront her about her former feelings.
After Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) is dumped by her long-term boyfriend and lands a music writing job at Rolling Stone in San Francisco, she embarks on a mission with her best friends, Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) to have one more adventure in New York City.
Silver Linings Playbook
After losing his job and his wife, as well as a stint in a mental institution, Pat (Bradley Cooper) moves back in with his parents. He wants to win back his wife and get his life back, until he meets an intriguing but complicated woman, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who won an Oscar for her performance.
Always Be My Maybe
In Ali Wong’s directorial debut film, she plays Sasha Tran, who returns home to San Francisco to open a new restaurant and runs into her childhood best friend, Marcus Kim. They fall back into their friendship, and the possibility of a romance lingers again.
Can’t Hardly Wait
Recent high school grads spend a night at a wild party where they each have a different agenda for the evening, including winning over the prom queen, revenge on a bully, and losing their virginities.
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