90 Romantic Movies You Can Stream on Netflix in September
Of all the movies available on Netflix in September, it's the sexy, sweet romances that really have our attention. From classics to new releases, dramas to comedies, there are all manner of romantic flicks to choose from in the coming month. Ahead, find your perfect match for a cozy date night or solo movie marathon!
— Additional reporting by Stacey Nguyen
She's Gotta Have It (Available Sept. 1)
Spike Lee's first feature-length film, the 1986 comedy-drama She's Gotta Have It, follows Nola Darling (played by Tracy Camilla Johns) as she dates three different men.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Available Sept. 19)
The 2017 live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as the beloved heroine Belle.
Carol (Available Sept. 20)
Carol is a 2015 British-American romantic drama set in 1950s New York City starring Cate Blanchett as the titular character, a woman in the midst of divorcing her husband who meets and falls in love with a young aspiring photographer (played by Rooney Mara) who works at a department store.
Like Crazy (Available Sept. 5)
Like Crazy is a heartbreaking 2011 romantic drama about the struggles of maintaining a long-distance relationship starring Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin.
Vincent N Roxxy (Available Sept. 2)
The 2016 action crime-thriller Vincent N Roxxy stars Emile Hirsch and Zoë Kravitz as a couple of unlikely lovers who go on the run.
Naked is a 2017 Netflix original comedy starring Marlon Wayans as an about-to-be-married man who is stuck in an infinite time loop that involves him being naked in a hotel elevator.
A Cinderella Story
If you're in the mood for early 2000s nostalgia, the modern teen fairy tale A Cinderella Story encapsulates tragic family drama, good old-fashioned high school politics, and a charming romance. Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray depict high school pen pals who meet up during a Halloween high school dance. The problem is they're from two different worlds: she's a smart, hardworking social outcast, and he's a popular quarterback.
In the cult-favorite Practical Magic, Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock play two witch sisters in a small town. They're afflicted by a curse that dooms the men that they fall in love with.
Beautiful Creatures is a young-adult gothic romance fantasy film about a small-town boy named Ethan who falls for Lena, the girl of his dreams. She's literally the girl of his recurring dreams until they meet in real life. Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich perform alongside seasoned actresses Emma Thompson and Viola Davis.
The goofy romantic comedy My Ex-Ex follows the story of a jilted woman named Mary who gets in touch with a psychic to win back the affections of her ex-boyfriend. In a dramatic turn of events, Mary must choose between her recent beau and college boyfriend.
AWOL unfolds a love story between an aimless high school graduate and an irresistible housewife in the depths of Pennsylvania coal country.
Amélie, played by the incandescent Audrey Tautou, is a shy, quirky waitress who devotes her life to doing good. The kindhearted woman, however, is reluctant to pursue the love right in front of her.
A lovelorn English songstress meets a washed-out music executive in John Carney's breezy Summer musical film, Begin Again, which includes catchy earworms like the melancholy "Lost Stars" and subdued "A Step You Can't Take Back." The film features performances from Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, and Adam Levine.
Bridget Jones's Baby
Bridget Jones, once a wandering waif, now has a very important job as a television producer. One problem: Bridget is pregnant and doesn't know who the father is. Hilarity ensues in Bridget Jones's Baby as possible baby daddies Mark Darcy and Jack Qwant fight for the leading lady's affection.
Bridget Jones's Diary
Perfectly imperfect publishing professional Bridget Jones finds herself falling for both her randy but irresistibly charming boss and an aloof barrister. Renée Zellweger and costars Hugh Grant and Colin Firth deliver hilarious performances in this classic screwball romantic comedy.
Richard Curtis's Love Actually redefines love through eight loosely connected storylines. The beloved English holiday film boasts a star-studded ensemble that includes Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, and many more.
Punch-Drunk Love subverts the romantic comedy genre with a dark touch, pairing Adam Sandler's comic personality with spasms of rage. Sandler depicts a lonely, socially inept business owner who falls prey to a phone-sex-operator scam that leads him into an extortionist's trap. Much to his consternation and delight, he meets a potential love interest during the same time.
Southside With You
Southside With You is an adorable slice-of-life film about Michelle and Barack Obama's eventful first date that took place long before making political history as FLOTUS and POTUS.
Brought to life by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, the love story of Rose and Jack is perhaps one of the most iconic romances in modern cinema. James Cameron's Titanic breathtakingly tells the story of two people who discover love during the famous ship's doomed maiden voyage.
The Way He Looks
The Way He Looks is a tender coming-of-age film about a blind teenage boy named Leo who, while undergoing the trials of adolescence, yearns for independence from his protective parents and develops feelings for a new student named Gabriel.
The Incredible Jessica James
In The Incredible Jessica James, The Daily Show's Jessica Williams delivers a spectacular performance as a theater teacher and aspiring playwright who reels over a bad breakup while befriending a charming English divorcee.
Seeking a Friend For the End of the World
Sweet and tender, the dystopian film Seeking a Friend For the End of the World stars Keira Knightley and Steve Carell as neighbors who develop an unusual rapport while helping each other with their final wishes before an asteroid destroys the earth.
13 Going on 30
Before his iconic roles in The Avengers and Spotlight, Mark Ruffalo charmed us all in 13 Going on 30, playing Matt, the nerdy and sweet love interest of Jenna, who's played by Jennifer Garner. Thirteen-year-old Jenna wakes up to discover that she's now a head-honcho fashion editor whose glamorous life belies her lack of authentic relationships. That is, until she gets in touch with her former best friend Matt.
In Emma, Gwyneth Paltrow lights up the screen as Jane Austen's clever matchmaking heroine who is blind to the love right in front of her.
In Wes Anderson's vibrant and quirky Moonrise Kingdom, two young and precocious lovers escape their tumultuous family drama and explore the wild.
Across the Universe
A British man becomes involved with an American student in this romantic musical film that uses and reproduces classic hits from The Beatles.
Below Her Mouth
An engaged fashion editor determinedly pursues a lovelorn roofer, and their salacious affair blooms into something more in Below Her Mouth.
In the Spanish film Amar, two young people discover the intensity of first love while also struggling to face the world of adulthood.
If you thought this adaptation was going to be faithful to the original child-friendly bedtime story, beware. Washington Irving's classic gets a creepy and seductive makeover in Sleepy Hollow, which stars Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci.
In Last Night, Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington depict a wife and husband who each encounter adulterous temptation when they are apart for one night.
Sex and Lucía
Fantasy and reality conflate in Sex and Lucía, a movie about a woman reeling over a breakup while remembering the passionate relationship she once shared with her ex-lover.
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Blue Is the Warmest Color is a coming-of-age French film about two young women who fall in love. The powerful emotions of adolescence and romance are shown through the film's raw, cinematic depictions of unbridled passion.
I Am Love
Tilda Swinton enamors viewers in the sexy Italian film I Am Love in which Swinton's character pursues a torrid affair with a chef.
Y Tu Mamá También
Starring Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal, Y Tu Mamá También tells the story of two wealthy young men who embark on a road trip with a sexually energetic and much wiser older woman.
In the sultry drama Summertime, a rural French woman brings home her feminist girlfriend and stirs up controversy in her small town.
The indie romantic drama 6 Years follows a young couple who has been together since high school as they face the future of their relationship after college.
Katherine Heigl stars in Jenny's Wedding as a woman who must come out to her family when she decides to marry her girlfriend.
Can't Buy Me Love
Can't Buy Me Love is an '80s romantic comedy starring a very young Patrick Dempsey as a teen who pays a popular girl to date him.
Naomi Watts and Robin Wright play childhood best friends who begin sexual relationships with each other's teenage sons in the twisted and steamy drama Adore.
On the Road
Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, and Sam Riley have a couple of hot and heavy threesomes — including one in a car — in the dramatic adaptation On the Road.
Amy Adams plays a woman who travels to Ireland with plans to propose to her boyfriend in the romantic comedy Leap Year.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence play a ambitious newlywed couple who face some serious bumps in their marriage in the Depression-era-set romantic drama Serena.
I Give It a Year
If you love a good British rom-com, 2013's I Give It a Year — about newlyweds whose marriage begins to deteriorate soon after the wedding — is for you. Plus it stars Rose Byrne and Anna Faris.
In the 1989 black comedy Heathers, a popular girl gets mixed up in murder and a nasty scheme against the "Heathers" who rule their high school, thanks to the bad influence of her rebellious new boyfriend.
I Hate Valentine's Day
Fans of My Big Fat Greek Wedding will love to see the same onscreen couple in I Hate Valentine's Day (2009). The film focuses on a florist who refuses to go on more than five dates with the same man — until she meets a guy who challenges her philosophy.
Take This Waltz
Michelle Williams plays a woman happily married to Seth Rogen's character until she suddenly finds herself tempted by another man in the romantic drama Take This Waltz.
Who doesn't love the classic story of Sandy and Danny? Watch them flirt and fall for each other all over again in Grease, the 1978 musical about T-Birds, Pink Ladies, and a Summer-fling-turned-high-school-love.
The Great Gatsby
Robert Redford and Mia Farrow star as the star-crossed lovers in the 1974 adaptation of the classic romance The Great Gatsby.
Work and love collide in the indie rom-com Drinking Buddies, which stars Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, and Ron Livingston.
In Your Eyes
Joss Whedon wrote the script for the indie romance In Your Eyes, which stars Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David as two strangers whose telepathic bond results in a romantic connection.
Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson star in Anna Karenina, a historical romance based on the Russian novel by Leo Tolstoy about a high-society married woman who has an affair with a handsome young cavalry officer.
Love, Wedding, Marriage
Mandy Moore and Kellan Lutz star as newlyweds dealing with parental relationship drama in the romantic comedy Love, Wedding, Marriage.
Dianna Agron and Paz de la Huerta star as drifters who fall for each other as they embark on a sordid, drug-fueled adventure in the 2015 drama Bare.
The Face of Love
Annette Bening stars in the romantic drama The Face of Love as a widow who begins a relationship with a man (played by Ed Harris) who looks just like her late husband.
Have the tissues handy for Atonement, an epic historical romance set during WWII that stars Keira Knightley and James McAvoy as star-crossed lovers.
The Last Five Years
Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan sing about their failed onscreen marriage in The Last Five Years, a romantic musical.
Armageddon is an action movie set in space with Ben Affleck, romance, and Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" — does it really get better than this gut-wrenching classic from the '90s?!
Victor Van Dort accidentally proposes to a dead bride instead of his flesh-and-bone love in Tim Burton's 2005 dark comedy Corpse Bride.
Before We Go
Chris Evans and Alice Eve star in Before We Go, a romantic drama about a woman and man who meet by chance at a train station and spend a life-changing night together before having to return to their lives.
Holding the Man
Holding the Man is a 2015 romantic drama based on a memoir of the same name about two teen boys who fall in love in 1970s Australia.
A stranger mistakes a woman at a train station for his blind date — and she plays along. But for how long? Man Up is witty and lovable.
How to Steal a Million
Audrey Hepburn stars in the 1966 rom-com about an art forger and an art collector loaning a forgery to a museum, How to Steal a Million.
Save the Date
Save the Date is an indie comedy starring Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie as sisters dealing with proposals, breakups, and wedding planning.
A Belgian girl teaching French in Japan falls for a Japanese student enamored with French culture in the 2014 romantic drama Tokyo Fiancée.
A fling between two men becomes something more in the 2011 indie romantic drama Weekend.
A group of teenagers start playing sex games at their high school, but things get complicated in the 2015 French drama Bang Gang.
The Little Death
The quirky Australian rom-com The Little Death follows four couples as they hilariously navigate their sex lives.
Jennifer Aniston stars in the '90s rom-com Picture Perfect as a woman who has a wedding videographer pretend to be her fiancé so she can get ahead at her job.
White Christmas is a true Christmas classic starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, a pair of ex-GIs who fall hopelessly in love with two charming sisters.
In Liberal Arts, Josh Radnor plays a 30-something who visits his college for an event. He ends up meeting a college student who captures his attention.
Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn play a couple going through a terrible breakup in the rom-com The Break-Up.
Me, Myself and Her
Me, Myself and Her is an Italian dramedy following the lives of two women trying to navigate their romance along with other obligations in life.
Watch (or rewatch) Twilight, the first movie of the dramatic Kristen Stewart-Robert Pattinson franchise about a vampire who falls deeply in love with a regular girl.
Daddy's Little Girls
Idris Elba and Gabrielle Union star in the 2007 romantic drama Daddy's Little Girls about an attorney who falls for a single dad fighting for custody of his daughters.
Stranger by the Lake
In Stranger by the Lake, a listless young man lounges around a nudist lake, where he meets a mysterious, handsome stranger who also turns out to be a murderer.
The Switch features hilarious performances from sitcom favorites Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston. It tells the story of a woman who becomes pregnant with her son by artificial insemination. Her son shares eerily similar behavioral traits with her neurotic best friend and she begins to suspect that her son may not be the biological offspring of her donor.
Beauty and the Briefcase
In Beauty and the Briefcase, former teen queen Hilary Duff plays a fashion writer who lands a story about dating in the workplace. When the unexpected happens, however, she must decide between love and her assignment.
Waiting For Forever
In Waiting For Forever, a handsome street performer wanders around with no ambitions . . . until he makes it a priority to reconnect with his childhood BFF, who's now a Hollywood actress (Rachel Bilson). Will his efforts pay off?
In Hateship Loveship, a teenage girl (played by Hailee Steinfeld) tries to orchestrate a romantic relationship between her father (Guy Pearce) and her nanny (Kristen Wiig).
Rumor Has It
In Rumor Has It, Jennifer Aniston stars as a young woman who comes to the realization that her family was actually the inspiration for the book and film The Graduate.
The Decoy Bride
The Decoy Bride is a British rom-com starring Alice Eve as a celebrity bride-to-be who runs away from her fiancé and has to be "replaced" by a local girl played by Kelly Macdonald.
Revenge of the Bridesmaids
Raven-Symoné and JoAnna Garcia play undercover bridesmaids trying to break up a wedding in the ABC Family movie Revenge of the Bridesmaids.
One Small Hitch
One Small Hitch is a romantic comedy about friends who pretend to be getting married to appease the groom's dying father.
Your Sister's Sister
Mark Duplass will be your new crush when you see him as Jack, Emily Blunt's nebbishy, underachieving but sweet best friend in the underrated indie drama Your Sister's Sister.
In Slow Learners, TV comics Adam Pally and Sarah Burns play two nerdy singles who decide to try to be cool to attract the opposite sex, and find each other. Despite that predictability, it's cute and really funny, and you probably haven't ever seen it.
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.
Someone Like You
Ashley Judd plays a talk show talent scout who writes an advice column in the 2011 rom-com Someone Like You.
Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough play opposite each other in the tearjerking romantic drama Safe Haven, an adaption of a Nicholas Sparks novel about a woman escaping her past.
Tatyana Ali and Mo McRae star in November Rule, about a commitment-phobic shoe entrepreneur trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.
A Manhattan chef, played by Aasif Mandvi, takes over his family's Indian restaurant and falls in the love in the process in the 2009 comedy Today's Special.