Netflix's 17 Best Romantic Comedies Streaming Through April
Dating may be on the back burner as we continue social distancing in April, so we're craving a dose of romance from our favorite romantic comedies on Netflix! From teen comedies to romantic comedies for grown-ups, there's a great selection of movies that will make you believe in love and happily ever afters. Along with plenty of headline-grabbing Netflix original movies, the platform also offers some of your rom-com favorites from the past, so you've got lots of options for a night in! Grab your coziest pajamas and a glass of wine, and check out one of these heartwarming romantic comedies available on Netflix this month.
Always Be My Maybe
After growing up together, two best friends wreck their relationship in a single night. 15 years later, they reconnect, but they've still got some growing up to do if they're going to make it work.
Failure to Launch
Hey, remember when Matthew McConaughey was "that rom-com guy"? He stars with Sarah Jessica Parker in this comedy about a 35-year-old who just won't leave home and the woman his parents hire to charm him into leaving.
Falling Inn Love
An American exec wins a rustic, run-down inn in New Zealand. What starts out as a quick project instead turns her life upside down, as she falls in love with the inn itself and with the charming contractor who's helping her flip the property.
An uncool teenage boy is desperately in love with his best friend, but she doesn't return his feelings and he leaves, heartbroken. When they reconnect ten years later, though, there might be a spark between them after all.
Watch Just Friends on Netflix starting Apr. 1.
The Kissing Booth
Signing up to run the kissing booth at the school carnival brings a teenage girl together with her longtime crush. The only problem? He's her best friend's brother, and the new couple have to keep their relationship secret in order to avoid a big blowup.
An awkward young man is let in on his family's secret: a genetic ability to travel through time. He uses his newfound abilities — with some hiccups along the way — to win the heart of the love of his life, while also revisiting his complicated relationship with his father.
Kate & Leopold
Through the magic of time travel, a 19th-century duke somehow lands in modern-day New York City. While there, he falls in love with a businesswoman, but the instability of the time-travel mechanism threatens their happiness before it can even begin.
Life As We Know It
Although their best friends are married, Holly and Eric despise each other. Their whole lives change, though, when their friends die in an accident, leaving them with joint custody of a baby girl and forcing them to navigate this new life together.
Over the course of several years, the relationship between two childhood best friends keeps shifting. They struggle with romance, parenthood, and lingering feelings as their lives keep intersecting and they keep missing out on chances to be together.
In one of Jane Austen's lesser-known romances, a young girl, Fanny, is sent to live with wealthy relatives. She grows up constantly aware of her lesser position, but when a brother and sister move into a nearby home, Fanny and her cousins become entangled in a messy web of romantic complications.
The Perfect Date
In need of money for college, a high school senior creates an app to offer his services as the "perfect" fake date for any event. His brilliant (and lucrative) plan hits a snag when he develops real feelings for someone and has to figure out whether to come clean or risk losing his chance.
Set It Up
Two overworked assistants conspire to trick their overachieiving bosses into a relationship in hopes of getting themselves a little time to unwind. Their plan works a little too well, and the more time they spend together, the more their alliance develops into something more.
Sleeping with Other People
After a brief fling in college, Lainey and Jake become best friends, supporting each other through a series of failed relationships. As time goes on, though, their relationship starts to dance back towards romance, although neither one of them wants to admit it, so they try their best to ignore it — with messy results.
A trio of friends try to support each other through major romantic turmoil. Jenny lands her dream job but loses her boyfriend, Erin is afraid to take the next step forward with her girlfriend, and Blair is tangled up in a hate-sex relationship with a rival she might not hate after all — but they've all got each other to lean on.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Two high school students agree to fake-date in order to solve their individual relationship problems. As they pretend to be in love and spend time together, they start to develop real feelings for each other. But there's still the small matter of her leaked love letters and his jealous ex.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
Lara Jean and Peter's new relationship hits a speed bump when the last recipient of Lara Jean's secret letters shows up. As she struggles with feelings for two guys, Lara Jean has to figure out what she really wants out of life — and love.
On the holiday dedicated to love, the love stories of several couples intersect in unexpected ways. Among the couples we follow are a newly engaged duo with cold feet, an army captain on her way home, a closeted gay football player, and several seemingly "stable" couples facing down new obstacles.