If you’re looking for a slew of romantic movies on Netflix, you’ve come to the right place. This shit is my bread and butter – from Brooklyn to those really dumb, funny ones you put on while you cook, or whatever. I’m looking at you, The Princess Switch. So here are 26 romantic movies on Netflix.

1. Moxie (2021)

A Netflix Original. 

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Hadley Robinson and Nico Hiraga in Moxie.

Vivian (Hadley Robinson) is a seemingly shy teen, who prefers to keep her head down and fly under the radar. But when the arrival of a new student (Alycia Pascual-Peña) forces her to examine the unchecked behaviour of her classmates at her high school, Vivian realises she’s had enough.

Inspired by her mum (Amy Poehler), who was a punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s (the underground feminist punk movement), Viv anonymously publishes an underground zine called Moxie to expose bias and wrongdoing in her high school, and unexpectedly sparks a movement.

Moxie isn’t all about the romance, but the young love in it is still top tier stuff.

2. To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021)

A Netflix Original. 

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Noah Centineo and Lana Condor in To All The Boys: Always and Forever.

To All The Boys: Always and Forever is the last movie in the franchise and easily my favourite. I shan’t be taking any questions at this time.

Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) prepares for the end of high school with Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), but what happens when their plans for adulthood go astray? Dun, dun, DUN.

3. Malcolm & Marie (2021)

A Netflix Original. 

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Zendaya and John David Washington in Malcolm & Marie.

Directed by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, this film follows Malcolm (John David Washington) and Marie (Zendaya) across a night of turmoil as the issues in their relationship bubble to the surface.

Malcolm & Marie is believed to be the first post-pandemic movie to complete production. It was filmed in black and white with cinematography by Marcell Rév.

4. The Half of It (2020)

A Netflix Original. 

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Leah Lewis and Alexxis Lemire.

Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis), who is incredibly smart, makes good money writing essays for other students in her tiny town in the middle of Bumfuck nowhere.

One day, sweet himbo Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer) hires Ellie to write love letters to his crush Astor Flores (Alexxis Lemire). But things get complicated when Ellie realises she has feelings for Astor as well.

The Half Of It is an excellent, excellent film about sexuality, love, and friendship and it’s perfectly corny in all the right ways.

It’s also nice when the main characters actually looks like teenagers.

5. The Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020)

A Netflix Original. 

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One Vanessa Hudgens and Nick Sagar in The Princess Switch: Switched Again

In the first Princess Switch, Vanessa Hudgens and Vanessa Hudgens starred as a baker and a duchess who swapped lives because the duchess wanted to see how peasants lived. And then in Switched Again, they, uh, switched again.

The sequel even introduced a third Vanessa Hudgens to the mix, because why not? A third movie is coming out Christmas 2021, but it apparently won’t include a fourth Vanessa Hudgens. Sad!

6. Plus One (2019)

Is it currently on Netflix? Yes. 

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Jack Quaid and Maya Erskine in my favourite rom-com ever.

In Plus One, college friends Alice (Maya Erskine) and Ben (Jack Quaid) team up to survive a summer of weddings. It is completely predictable, but executed perfectly. Love it to bits.

When I think romantic movies on Netflix I immediately think Plus One. It is SUCH a good rom-com and Maya Erskine is hilarious in it.

7. Someone Great (2019)

A Netflix Original. 

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Gina Rodriguez and Lakeith Stanfield in Someone Great.

Jenny Young (Gina Rodriguez) just split up from her longterm partner Nate (Lakeith Stanfield). In an attempt to get over him, she recruits her two best mates Erin (Dewanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) to go on a final bender before she starts a new chapter in another city.

FUN FACT: Taylor Swift‘s song ‘Death By A Thousand Cuts’ was inspired by this movie, which was inspired by her 1989 album. Translation: this movie hits hard.

8. Always Be My Maybe (2019)

A Netflix Original.

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Ali Wong and Randall Park in Always Be My Maybe.

Former childhood mates Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) reconnect after 15 years and while the sparks are still there, the pair quickly realise they live in two very different worlds.

This should be in your top picks for romantic movies on Netflix purely for its Keanu Reeves cameo.

9. Isn’t It Romantic? (2019)

A Netflix Original. 

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Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth in Isn’t It Romantic.

The gist of this film is very much a rom-com within a rom-com with a stacked cast, including Rebel WilsonLiam HemsworthPriyanka Chopra, and Adam DeVine.

Lucifer‘s Tom Ellis randomly cameoed in it too.

10. Let It Snow (2019)

A Netflix Original. 

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Isabela Merced and Shameik Moore being cute in Let It Snow.

When a snowstorm hits a small town on Christmas Eve, several high school seniors discover unexpected opportunities as well as complications that test their friendships, love lives, and futures.

Let It Snow is easily the best Christmas rom-com on Netflix, because it doesn’t involve a dumb plot. It’s also based on a book written by John GreenMaureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle, so you know it’s going to be better than the usual Chrissy romantic movies on Netflix.

Kiernan Shipka (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Jacob Batalon (the new Spider-Man flicks), and Shameik Moore (Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse) starred.

11. The Knight Before Christmas (2019)

A Netflix Original. 

Vanessa Hudgens (again) and Josh Whitehouse in The Knight Before Christmas.

In this Christmas movie, a time-travelling knight (Josh Whitehouse) journeys to present day on a quest to fall in love and befriends a disillusioned teacher (Vanessa Hudgens), who doesn’t believe in love. Standard.

The knight’s name is Sir Cole and for the first 30 minutes, I thought people were calling him Circle.

12. Set It Up (2018)

A Netflix Original. 

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Glen Powell and Zoey Deutch in Set It Up.

In Set It Up, Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell) are two overworked personal assistants who team up to set their bosses up. Why? Because with their bosses finally busy, they might just get some R&R.

Lucy Liu is in this movie as well, which is all the reason you need to watch it.

Set It Up is an example of the quintessential rom-com, it’s pure feel good content.

13. Alex Strangelove (2018)

A Netflix Original. 

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Daniel Doheny and Antonio Marziale in Alex Strangelove.

In Alex Strangelove, Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) plans on losing his virginity to his girlfriend Claire (Madeline Weinstein), but things become complicated when he meets and develops feelings for his new mate Elliot (Antonio Marziale).

14. The Big Sick (2017)

Is it currently on Netflix? Yes. 

Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan in The Big Sick.

The film is based on the love story of Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon who co-wrote the movie.

Eight months into their relationship, Gordon (played in the film by Zoe Kazan) becomes sick and is placed into a medically induced coma. Nanjiani and Gordon’s mum and dad, played by Holly Hunter and Ray Romano, wait by her side in the hospital, while doctors hurry to find a diagnosis.

15. The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

A Netflix Original. 

Chris O’Dowd and Jessica Williams in The Incredible Jessica James.

Jessica James (Jessica Williams), an aspiring playwright in New York, is navigating a break-up when she meets a man named Boone (Chris O’Dowd) who’s trying to get over a divorce. With their heartbreaks in common, Jessica and Boone link up to figure shit out.

16. Brooklyn (2015)

Is it currently on Netflix? Yes. 

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Emory Cohen and Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn.

If you’re after romantic movies on Netflix, then you cannot go past Brooklyn. It’s based on the book by Colm Tóibín, and is quite possibly one of the only films I can think of that is better than the book. And that is saying A LOT.

This period drama follows the life of a young Irish immigrant named Eilis (Saoirse Ronan), who moves to 1950s New York and falls in love with an extremely sweet Italian bloke named Tony (Emory Cohen).

But when she’s summoned home by her mother, Ellis is torn between two different worlds. The other world’s name is Jim, played by Domhnall Gleeson.

17. Holding the Man (2015)

Is it currently on Netflix? Yes. 

Craig Stott and Ryan Corr in Holding the Man.

Holding The Man is extremely sad – it’s #1 on our sad movies on Netflix list, but it is a romantic movie.

Based on the 1995 memoir of the same name by Timothy ConigraveHolding The Man chronicles the enduring love story of Tim (Ryan Corr) and his husband, John Caleo (Craig Stott), from high school to beyond.

18. Love, Rosie (2014)

Is it currently on Netflix? Yes. 

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Sam Claflin and Lily Collins in Love, Rosie.

If you enjoy frustrating movies, then watch Love, Rosie. Bonus: the book is far worse.

This baby is based on Where Rainbow Ends by Cecelia Ahern, and it follows the lives of childhood best friends Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin), who take approximately three million years to admit they’re in love with each other. Timing is a vicious bastard, I tell you what. Also a vicious bastard? Miscommunication.

19. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Is it currently on Netflix? Yes. 

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Silvers Lining Playbook.

Silver Linings Playbook is based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Matthew Quick.

After a stay in a psychiatric facility, Pat (Bradley Cooper) moves in with his parents (Jacki Weaver and Robert De Niro) and tries to win back his wife, until he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence).

This isn’t an obvious entry into the romantic movies on Netflix category, but it’s a really good watch nevertheless.

20. Just Go With It (2011)

Is it currently on Netflix? Yes. 

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler in Just Go With It.

Burned by his college sweetheart, Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler) pretends to be married so he can enjoy future dates with no strings attached. But lying gets him into a tough spot when he meets Palmer (Brookklyn Decker), the woman of his dreams who doesn’t want anything to do with a married man.

So, what does he do?

Enlist his assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to pose as his soon-to-be ex-wife.

FUN FACT: Jackie, Adam Sandler’s wife, cameos in a lot of his movies. In this one, she played his almost-wife in the opening scene.

21. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Is it currently on Netflix? Yes. 

Not pictured: Bill Hader telling Jason Segel to GO HOME.

Dumped by the love of his life, Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) fucks off to Hawaii to heal, only to run into his famous ex Sarah Marshall (Kirsten Bell) and her new boyfriend Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) at the hotel he’s staying at.

Making the most of a shit situation, Peter decides to stay in Hawaii and befriends the hotel staff, including hotel concierge Rachel Jansen (Mila Kunis).

I’ve watched this movie so many times I wrote all of that without Googling details.

22. The Holiday (2006)

Is it currently on Netflix? Yes. 

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Kate Winslet and Jack Black in The Holiday.

Romantic movies on Netflix = The Holiday. 

It is the other British movie staple during the festive season, and it is pure bliss.

In The Holiday, Iris (Kate Winslet) agrees to swap her home in Surrey with Amanda (Cameron Diaz) in California, as they both get over the men in their lives.

Jude Law and Jack Black co-starred.

23. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Is it currently on Netflix? Yes. 

Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen in Pride & Prejudice.

Is this the best Pride & Prejudice adaptation? Not quite, but it is still very, very, very good.

Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen starred as the iconic Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from the beloved Jane Austen book.

Mrs. Bennet is hellbent on finding rich husbands for her daughters, when along comes the aggressively wealthy Mr. Darcy and his good friend Mr. Bingley.

There is a whole yarn in ranking the Jane Austen adaptations throughout time, but that’s for another day.

24. The Notebook (2004)

Is it currently on Netflix? Yes. 

Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling in The Notebook.

Allie (Rachel McAdams) and Noah’s (Ryan Gosling) love story is read from a notebook in present day, detailing their first meeting in 1940s South Carolina and how they found their way back to each other despite being torn apart.

25. Shrek (2001)

Is it currently on Netflix? Yes. 

“Oh, would you look at that?”

Lonely, bitter ogre Shrek (Mike Myers) is tasked with rescuing Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) from a tall, dark tower so that she can marry Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). He’s joined on his quest by his noble steed/donkey named Donkey (Eddie Murphy).

Shrek is absolutely a romantic movie and I shan’t be hearing otherwise.

26. The Bodyguard (1992)

Is it currently on Netflix? Yes. 

Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard.

Not to be confused with Richard Madden‘s very intense thriller series of the same name, The Bodyguard starred Kevin Costner as a former Secret Service agent, who takes on the job as a bodyguard to pop sensation Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston).

If 26 romantic movies on Netflix didn’t satisfy your thirst, perhaps this list of the sexiest TV shows on Netflix will. Or if you’re looking for more movies once you’ve worked your way through all these, head to our list of the best movies on Netflix right HERE.

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