Romance movies have a time and a place. You might be relaxing on a Sunday, enjoying a date night, be on your own, or hanging out with friends and family. Maybe you’re stuck in bed nursing a cold, or simply in the mood for a sappy love story. Whatever the case, when you’re ready to watch, you want to find the perfect one. Romance movies, however, also come in all shapes and forms. Some are fairy tale-like predictable stories, others add more elements of comedy, and some are even pretty action-packed, with a healthy dose of romance thrown in for good measure.
To help you find the right fit for your mood, we have put together this collection of the best romance movies on Netflix right now. With new movies coming to Netflix all the time, there’s always something fresh and exciting. Keep in mind that some of these titles, notably the non-Netflix originals, cannot be streamed if you have a Netflix Basics with Ads subscription tier. But with all other tiers, you can stream to your heart’s content, and hopefully find a satisfying happy ending.
Looking for something else? Check out our list of the best rom-coms on Netflix, the best rom-coms on Hulu, and the best rom-coms on Amazon Prime Video.
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After he gained fame as George Michael on Arrested Development, Michael Cera starred in this romantic action-comedy film from Edgar Wright about a young slacker and indie musician intent on entering a competition to win a record deal. But before he can possibly make it big, he needs to battle the seven exes of his new girlfriend, Ramona (Mary Elizabeth Winstead).
An unconventional “romance” movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World takes you into the styles of video games and comic books, with exciting visual effects, kinetic music battles, and plenty of chaos. While the movie did not perform well at the box office when it was initially released, it has since become a cult classic. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is inherently all about love and the lengths we’ll go to find and keep it — and it’s the perfect romance movie to watch with someone who isn’t into stereotypical sappy love stories.
This memorable Ang Lee neo-Western romantic drama was a massive success, receiving a Best Picture Academy Award nomination and winning for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Original Score. Brokeback Mountain also made the phrase “I just can’t quit you” an instantly recognizable one. The movie told the torrid and complicated love story of two American cowboys who, while both married to women, could not shake the intense attraction and love they had for one another.
Played beautifully by Jake Gyllenhaal and the late Heath Ledger, their performances were complemented by equally compelling ones by Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams as their respective wives. Representing what many believe was a turning point for the depiction of LGBTQ characters in cinema, from a romance perspective, Brokeback Mountain touches on the messier side of love, and the movie has all the elements of a solid tearjerker.
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