The Most Romantic TV Shows to Stream on Netflix This Month
Whether you prefer an LGBTQ+ storyline, a sexy foreign film, or even an original, there's something on Netflix for you. But if you're looking for something that pulls at your heart strings and makes you question why a certain type of love doesn't exist in real life, you'll want to watch the most romantic TV shows on Netflix.
Want to laugh, cry, or maybe even both? We've rounded up the best romantic shows on Netflix streaming right now, both new and old — including steamy hits like "Bridgerton," fan favorites like "Emily in Paris," and romantic shows like "Grey's Anatomy" that you know will make you cry.
FYI, this list definitely falls more into the PG/PG-13 category, but if you're looking for something a bit more sex-filled, we have a super-steamy roundup of the sexiest movies streaming on Netflix and sexy Netflix shows that you may enjoy more. (But if you're looking for something that will put you in your feels, you're in the right spot here.)
Don't be mad when you find yourself obsessed and adding all the titles below to your Netflix queue — you're in for many, many Netflix and chill dates. Ready to press play?
— Additional reporting by Taylor Andrews, Lauren Harano, Haley Lyndes, and Sheneca Sharpe
"Heartstopper" is a Netflix original series that follows the blossoming romance between secondary schoolers Charlie (played by Joe Locke) and Nick (played by Kit Connor). With its second season out officially, this LGBTQ+ romantic comedy series will make you feel all the things as the two newly-out students navigate their relationship.
Watch "Heartstopper" on Netflix now.
Based on the Virgin River novels by Robyn Carr, this romantic drama series tells the story of a nurse practitioner who decides to relocate to the remote town of Virgin River, CA, hoping for a fresh start, though she soon realizes small-town life isn't as easy as she thought it might be. With its newest season out now, get ready for see some secrets to come to light in the town of Virgin River.
In "Sex Education" — starring Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield — an inexperienced high school student, who ironically has plenty of sexual knowledge thanks to his sex therapist mother, decides to team up with a bad girl and open an underground sex therapy clinic at school. It's hilariously implausible, it's insanely raunchy, it seems to take place in a mysterious vacuum of time, and it's brilliant. Watch its newest — and final season — out now.
Inspired by Julia Quinn's bestselling novel, "Bridgerton" takes place during England's early 1800s Regency period, and follows the love affairs of a diverse group of high-society members. Julie Andrews narrates the series as the voice Lady Whistledown, an anonymous gossip columnist.
Canadian comedian Mae Martin stars as herself in this rom-com series, following her life in London as she fights to overcome her addiction to narcotics and pursues a relationship with a woman who has never dated another woman before.
Based on the novels by Elísabet Benavent, this Spanish drama tells the story of the titular Valeria, a writer who — experiencing both writer's block and tension with her husband — must turn to her three besties, Lola, Carmen, and Nerea, for support. Valeria's friends, on the other hand, are caught up in a world of love, drama, relationships, unfaithfulness, and more that will keep your eyes glued to the screen.
"Never Have I Ever"
This series, which is executive produced by Mindy Kaling and loosely based on her life, centers around a first-generation Indian American girl named Devi (played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) as she navigates the struggles of high school, boys, and adolescence. As Devi gets ready for her sophomore year of high school, she is determined to be popular and snag a hot boyfriend.
Imagine "Twin Peaks" meets "The O.C.," and you'll understand what this dark teen soap encompasses. When they're not cracking the mysteries and secrets that plague their town, Archie and his friends try to figure out their own romantic drama. "Riverdale" definitely puts a sexy spin on the wholesome, folksy Archie comics from your childhood.
There is a massive ensemble cast in the show "Easy," which follows Chicagoans as they navigate relationships.
In the romantic comedy "Lovesick," Dylan finds out he has chlamydia. He and his friends go back over Dylan's previous relationships as he notifies all of his past partners of his status.
If you haven't seen "Grey's Anatomy" yet, now is the time. It follows the passions of a group of doctors and the steamy relationships they have with each other.
"She's Gotta Have It"
Spike Lee reimagines his critically acclaimed '80s indie comedy in this modern, serialized remake. "She's Gotta Have It" circles around the life of Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise), a fiercely independent artist with three strikingly different paramours.
Based in 17th-century Italy, a teenage girl discovers that she's destined to be a witch. However, her boyfriend's father does not approve.
Inspired by Federico Moccia's novel "Tre Metri Sopra il Cielo" and set on Italy's Adriatic coast, this romantic Italian series follows the love story that blossoms between a street-racing motorcyclist and a woman determined to leave her small town behind and see the world.
A figure skater with a dream of going to the Olympics struggles to balance love, family, and her own mental health.
"Twice Upon a Time"
This French romantic drama tells the story of Vincent, who — while still recovering from a breakup — receives a mysterious package that may just allow him to have a second shot with his ex, Louise.
Kavya and Dhruv are a young couple living in the fast-paced city of Mumbai and navigating the crazy new-age world of relationships, careers, and family.
"Survival of the Thickest"
"Survival of the Thickest" is a romantic comedy series that follows the life of Mavis Beaumont (played by Michelle Buteau), a newly single stylist who finds herself having to rebuild her career and relationships from the ground up. This feel-good series comes with plenty of drama, friendship, and oh-my-god-so-cute romances.
Watch "Survival of the Thickest" on Netflix now.
"Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story"
If you're obsessed with the Bridgerton series, you'll love following Queen Charlotte's rise to power in "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story." Just like the other notable Bridgerton shows, you can expect to watch a beautiful love story that pulls on all of your heart strings. (Some of the romantic quotes from the series even inspired one POPSUGAR writer to use them on Tinder.)
Watch "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" on Netflix now.
"Troy: Fall of a City"
This romantic (and very dramatic) series tells the epic story of everything that led up to the historic Trojan War. Hint: it involves love, secrets, temptation, sex, intrigue, and the ultimate betrayal.
"My First First Love"
When a group of Yun Tae-o's friends move into his house together, they all experience everything that comes with love, friendship, and getting older.
Runaway teen lovers June and Harry find their love getting even more confusing when they learn that June has the ability to shape-shift. As these young lovers try to control her new power, they learn that there are more shifters just like June.
"The Road to Love"
What happens when a woman from a macho truck family is kicked out of her home after an argument with her dad? She strikes out to make it on her own as a trucker, of course, which is exactly what happens in this new romantic dramedy.
This compelling Spanish story follows the heir to a fashion house who falls for a seamstress who works for the company. The house is home to money, drama, love, and trouble.
"Romance Is a Bonus Book"
A gifted writer who is the youngest editor-in-chief ever at his publishing company gets entangled in the life of a former copywriter who is desperate for a job. They learn about work, love, and how to balance both.
"Crash Landing on You"
This South Korean rom-com revolves around the secret romance that develops between a South Korean heiress of a conglomerate and a high-ranking North Korean officer after a paragliding accident causes the heiress to make an emergency landing in North Korea.
Set in politically conservative 1960s Madrid, this romantic drama follows the love triangle that forms between music producer Guillermo and aspiring singer Robert, who launch their own rock 'n' roll label together and compete for the affection of a beautiful producer named Maribel.
This multigenerational drama revolves around the family and friendship of Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter, Rory. They experience first loves, heartbreak, and the journey along the way.
This Colombian biographical miniseries recounts the triumphs (and romances) of Venezuelan liberator and political leader Simón Bolívar, whose efforts led to the succession of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama from the hold of the Spanish Empire.
This series looks into the lives of a married couple who must figure out whether lifelong monogamy is possible or even desirable for them anymore. It explores what makes a good relationship and how to maintain that through the ups and downs of life.
"Oh My Ghost"
In this Korean drama series, Na Bong Sun is a chef who has a crush on a famous culinary hotshot. When a ghost possesses her, Bong Sun's newfound confidence catches the eye of her longtime crush.
"Tales of the City"
Mary Ann, who left her family behind to pursue her career 20 years ago, returns to San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna and ex-husband. She is drawn back into a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane and rediscovers the meaning of life, love, and family.
This dark comedy follows two best friends who live in New York City and work together as a dominatrix and bodyguard. Their sexually explicit job teaches them about relationships, life, and love like never before.
Dong Shancai is determined to do well at her dream university. When she gets there, she soon meets an elite clique of popular high-achievers, and finds love of her own.
This dramatic and romantic series follows two time-crossed lovers who must figure out what love really is along the way.
Based on the novels by Sherryl Woods, this romantic drama series follows the lives of three women who've been besties since high school as they navigate the complexities of marriage and family in their small hometown of Serenity, SC. JoAnna Garcia Swisher stars in the series as Maddie Townsend, with Brooke Elliott and Heather Headley playing her two best friends, and Jamie Lynn Spears playing Noreen Fitzgibbons, the newest resident of Serenity.
When one woman can't seem to get over a boyfriend from a long time ago, she moves from New York City to California to get him back. If you love musicals, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" is a great series for you.
"Dash & Lily"
Based on the YA novel "Dash & Lily's Book of Dares" by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, this holiday rom-com stars Austin Abrams and Midori Francis as the titular Dash and Lily, two strangers who meet through a notebook left on a bookstore shelf and the series of challenges that eventually bring them together.
"On My Block"
This series takes a look into the lives of a group of street-savvy friends who are in the middle of navigating their way through high school, including all of the ups, downs, and new experiences they go through along the way.
"Emily in Paris"
Lily Collins stars in this romantic comedy series as Emily Cooper, a marketing exec from Chicago who relocates to Paris after landing her dream job and discovers a world of high fashion, work challenges, and love interests.
A South Korean romance television series, "Love Alarm" is about an app that helps users find love by sounding if someone within a 10-meter radius has romantic feelings for them.
"Ginny & Georgia"
The mother-daughter drama series "Ginny & Georgia" tells the story of a 30-year-old mom and her angsty 15-year-old daughter who, after years on the road, finally settle down in a picturesque New England town. In the newest season, Ginny focuses on her new relationship with Marcus, while Georgia learns how to navigate her relationship with her defiant teen daughter.
In this adaptation of Kristin Hannah's novel, "Firefly Lane" returned for its second and final season on April 27. The show explores the relationship between two best friends, whose friendship traces back to the 1970s. Of course, this show is not just a feel-good friendship series though, there are plenty of romantic storylines to follow, as well.
"Good Morning Call"
A high school girl gets her first apartment and realizes she has to share it with the most popular guy in school. The roommates decide it's best they keep it a secret.
"Jane the Virgin"
This sweet telenovela follows Jane Villanueva, the daughter of a teen mother, who wants to remain chaste until marriage. When she finds out she got pregnant after a hospital slip-up, she has to decide what to do with her life next.
"The Hookup Plan"
Elsa, who can't seem to get over her ex or figure out why she's so unlucky in love, finds herself falling for a new guy who her friends set her up with. Little does she know that he's a male escort.
"Girls From Ipanema"
Set in the 1950s, this romantic show follows a young rich girl who moves to Rio de Janeiro with her husband. Shortly after the two arrive, she realizes her husband has run off with all their money and she must make a new life for herself.
"My Holo Love"
This K-drama revolves around Han So-yeon, a reclusive woman with face blindness disorder whose life is changed by a prototype of Holo, a state-of-the-art AI hologram device that's modeled after its genius creator's assistant, Go Nan-do. However, she never expects that the result will be a complicated love triangle between herself, the hologram, and the man who inspired it.
Created by Ryan Murphy and starring "Glee"'s Darren Criss, this series follows several narratives from 1940s Hollywood, which was known as the "Golden Age of Tinseltown," and tells the story of young and optimistic aspiring performers.
"Friends From College"
Twenty years after they graduated from college, this tight-knit group of friends head into the a new era together: their 40s. They must navigate this new time in their lives, as well as figure out what relationships are worth having.
When an actress is diagnosed with leukemia, she enters into a secret marriage with a CEO so she can receive a bone marrow transplant and continue her career. But she soon finds out that love and secrets get in the way.
"If I Hadn't Met You"
In this Spanish thriller, a man who loses his wife and children in a tragic accident discovers that he can travel to alternate universes, compelling him to find a world in which his family can be saved.
"The Cook of Castamar"
Based on the novel by Fernando J. Múñez, this Spanish period drama is set in 1720 Madrid, following the love story between a talented cook and a widowed duke who recently returned to aristocratic society.
"Something in the Rain"
Take a break from crimes and thrillers and indulge in a romance with "Something in the Rain." A hit from South Korea, it's fairly new to US Netflix and incredibly popular in its home country.
"Love and Anarchy"
In this Swedish comedy, an ambitious consultant and married mother of two starts to question everything after she begins a flirtatious game of dares with a young IT tech.
"Accidentally in Love"
This Chinese drama follows a pop star who decides to return to school for some normalcy, only to have his every move tracked by fans, classmates, and the media — except for his quirky and seemingly ordinary new seat mate.