The 30 Best Romantic Comedies You Can Watch on Netflix Right Now
Netflix has a refreshed batch of movies every month, which is perfect for when we're looking for a good romantic comedy to stream while nestled into a blanket. (Nothing pairs better with a fine red on a Friday night.) Some amazing romantic comedies have already come out in 2018, and we're expecting to see even more in theaters as the end of the year draws near. But if you want to watch something in the privacy of your own home, Netflix is here for you. Here are the best romantic comedies on the streaming service right now.
Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried play a mother-daughter duo in this musical about a young woman named Sophie (Seyfried) who wants her father to walk her down the aisle in her upcoming wedding. But, she's not quite sure who her real father is because her mother, Donna (Streep), was with three men around the time she was conceived. So what's a girl to do? Invite all three men to the wedding and try to figure out which one is her biological father — all while singing some of ABBA's greatest hits.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Have you ever been in a relationship that ended so poorly, you wished it could be erased from your memory altogether? In this film, that's precisely what a couple does after splitting up. Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) and Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet) decide to undergo a procedure to completely forget about each other and their relationship. However, the two soon learn that you can fool the mind, but not the heart.
If you're trying to find the recipe for love, it's not so easy. That's what restaurant head chef Kate Armstrong (Catherine Zeta-Jones) learns after a new sous chef named Nick Palmer (Aaron Eckhart) joins the staff. Initially threatened by Nick's charm and appeal, Kate eventually finds herself developing feeling for her fellow cook.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Breakout stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo will make you feel all the lovey-dovey emotions in the world with this Netflix hit. High school junior Lara Jean Covey (Condor) secretly writes five love letters to all the boy she's had strong feelings for in the past. When those letters are secretly mailed out without her knowing, she suddenly finds herself involved with the school's heartthrob, Peter Kavinsky (Centineo).
At some point, every couple hits a road bump that forces them to choose whether they want to continue their relationship or not. On their three-year anniversary, Mollie (Noël Wells) and Sam (Ben Schwartz) must decide if their connection is worth fighting for, or if it's time to walk away from each other.
The Money Pit
When two lovers named Walter (Tom Hanks) and Anna (Shelley Long) are forced to find a new home, they buy a country estate outside of New York City. But the house soon begins to completely fall apart, as does their relationship. Can they put the pieces back together?
The Princess Diaries
Awkward high schooler Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) gets the shock of a lifetime when she finds out she's the princess of the country Genovia. Her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews), must prep her to officially assume her royal role while Mia navigates the pressure of high school, love, and running an entire government.
After her family forgot about her 16th birthday, Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald) spends the rest of the day trying to lift her spirits. Perhaps finally getting the attention of her biggest crush will help turn things around.
Must Love Dogs
Based on Claire Cook's 2002 novel of the same name, this movie tells the tale of two hopeless romantics who meet each other through an online dating website. Despite a shaky first date, things begin to look up for them as they see potential for something more than a friendship.
Two Weeks Notice
Environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock) starts working for playboy billionaire and real estate developer George Wade (Hugh Grant) to preserve a community center. Despite their rocky start and opposite personalities, the two begin to realize that they might see each other as more than just business partners.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson are irresistible to each other (and in general) in this modern screwball comedy about trying not to fall in love.
I Give It a Year
This 2013 movie beats the rule that recent romantic comedies aren't good by completely bending the rules. I won't give it away, but I Give It a Year is totally unpredictable but still very cute, and Rafe Spall and Rose Byrne are a gut-busting pair of newlyweds.
Set It Up
Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell will wow you with their chemistry and their comedic timing as they play two overworked assistants who hatch a plan to get their domineering bosses to fall in love.
This romantic comedy classic is suitable for viewing anytime — not just the holidays.
The Incredible Jessica James
Jessica Williams is effervescent in this indie romantic comedy about a young woman who's struggling in the aftermath of a breakup and in her aspirations as a playwright when she meets a guy who seems all wrong for her (Chris O'Dowd).
A woman (Lake Bell) is accidentally mistaken for a man's blind date. But instead of coming clean, she goes with it and actually ends up developing feelings for her accidental date.
The First Time
Real-life couple Britt Robertson and Dylan O'Brien play a couple of inexperienced high schoolers who let their guard down with each other and fall hard . . . for the first time.
Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, and Phoebe Robinson star as three BFFs who take a spontaneous trip to Spain (and later, as the title suggests, Ibiza) where they encounter love, drugs, ridiculously sexy DJs, and some serious sunburns.
A Case of You
Check out A Case of You, in which Justin Long tries to romance Evan Rachel Wood by becoming her perfect man.
Meet the Parents
Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is meeting the parents of his girlfriend, Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo), before proposing to her, but things don't go very smoothly. Pam's father, Jack (Robert De Niro), and mother, Dina (Blythe Danner), are instantly critical of Greg, forcing him to prove his worth.
Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) is your average high school senior with a great girlfriend, Claire (Madeline Weinstein), who seems like he has it made when it comes to his future. What he doesn't expect said future to include, however, is a blossoming romance with Elliot (Antonio Marziale), a handsome guy who opens Alex's eyes up to other sides of himself and his sexuality.
Nappily Ever After
Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan) has spent her entire life trying to be perfect, which includes hiding her natural curls. But as soon as her relationship disintegrates and she begins to lose a grip on everything else in her life, she drunkenly shaves her head and starts on a new path toward self-love and romance.
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Teenager Nick O'Leary (Michael Cera) is a total mess when his girlfriend breaks up with him. He tries to get her back to no avail, but soon meets another girl named Norah (Kat Dennings) at a club when she asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend for five minutes. But the night quickly turns bizarre as the two try to find Norah's drunk friend while running into Nick's ex-girlfriend.
In this 1954 classic, World War II soldiers and aspiring entertainers become interested in two sisters and follow them to a resort owned by their former commanding officer. When they catch wind that the commanding officer is in financial trouble and the resort is failing, they plan a big show to help save it.
When Abbie (the wondrous Gugu Mbatha-Raw) discovers she has an aggressive form of cancer, her future with childhood sweetheart Sam (Michiel Huisman) is thrown off the rails right before their wedding. Trust us when we say Irreplaceable You is worth the tears.
Two young strangers, Ellie (Grace Van Patten) and Danny (Callum Turner), are pulled into two different shady deals in which they're supposed to swap briefcases with someone. However, a case of mistaken identity sets the two on the same track, and they must deal with the consequences of their inability to complete their jobs all while a romance develops.
If you're looking for humor and romance wrapped up inside a family drama, check out Ali's Wedding. The film follows a musically gifted young man as he struggles to respect his Muslim family's wishes and go through with an arranged marriage, despite being in love with another woman.
Comedian Donna Stern (Jenny Slate) is dumped by her boyfriend who leaves her to be with her friend. Donna is sent into a tailspin of emotions and ends up hooking up with a guy named Max (Jake Lacy), resulting in an unplanned pregnancy. Typical rom-com stuff, right?
When We First Met
Adam DeVine and Alexandra Daddario play two people meant for other — but who get friend-zoned early on, until they get a chance for a re-do via some time-traveling magic.