24 Best Netflix Romance Movies That You Should Know Update 12/2022

Best Netflix Romance Movies

This time of year, there’s a lot of love in the air. Netflix has it, too! We’ve compiled a list of the finest romantic movies available on Netflix right now. Here, you’ll find a variety of romantic comedies, dramas, and dramedies from around the world that are sure to make you swoon.

1. The Blue Lagoon (1980)

The Blue Lagoon (1980)

It’s a romantic comedy starring Christopher Atkins and Brooke Shields, about two stranded strangers who uncover their dead bodies. There was a short sequel featuring Milla Jovovich, but it wasn’t as good.

2. Howards End (1992) 

Nine-time Oscar nominee Howard’s End, based on E. M. Forster’s 1910 novel about English social norms, standards of conduct, and relationships, is possibly the high point of the unique, decades-long romantic and professional union of filmmakers James Ivory and Ismail Merchant.

3-4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018) + To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) 

Susan Johnson’s teen romance, a Netflix original, is based on Jenny Han’s 2014 novel of the same name and has been a hit with both fans and critics.

On Rotten Tomatoes, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has a 94% approval rating.

Starring Noah Centineo, Lana Condor, and John Corbett. To All the Boys: This is a follow-up. P.S. I Still Love You premieres on Netflix in February 2020.

5. 365 Days (2020)

365 Days (2020)

A smokin’ gorgeous babe with an aura of innocence gets kidnapped by a 10/10 chiseled stud in this major hit for the streaming service. An exciting year of sex ensues as the crime boss allows the young lady one year to fall in love with him.

Italian-flavored Fifty Shades of Grey is 365 Days. Clunky storytelling, like in Fifty Shades, has been criticized for the story’s misogynistic implications as well. Despite all of this, the skin flick was nevertheless one of Netflix’s most popular offerings of 2013. Nudity and explicit sexuality propelled it to the top of the box office charts earlier this summer.

6. A Cinderella Story (2004) 

Regina King and Hilary Duff star in a modern-day retelling of an age-old tale with Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, and Regina King. It’s a clone and a breeze to carry around… And it’s far superior to this year’s Cinderella musical.

7. The Theory of Everything (2014)

For his portrayal of Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Hawking was diagnosed with motor neuron disease at the age of 21. It was Hawking and colleague Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) who forged new territory in science and medicine, against overwhelming odds against their efforts.”

8. Silver Linings Playbook (2012) 

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) 

One of the greatest movies ever made is David O. Russell’s Philly-set classic, which tells the story of two hot messes who fall for each other as they heal from tremendous trauma.

To the satisfaction of all who see movie, Silver Linings Playbook manages to tread a dangerous tightrope in terms of theme. Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver were all nominated for acting Oscars in this film, making it the first time since Warren Beatty’s Reds in 1981 when all four actors were nominated in all four acting categories. No one can dispute Lawrence’s triumph as the year’s top actress.

It’s a strange thing, family. We adore them, but at the same time, they make us crazy. Silver Linings Playbook is one of the few movies that captures the heartache and even hilarity that ensues when loved ones go toe-to-toe. An important lesson about grace, living amends, and the healing power of selfless love is conveyed in this film.

Silver Linings Playbook is a fundamentally American film that not only contains the strongest screen romance we’ve seen in the twenty-first century, but it also deconstructs our love of football like no other film has before.

9. Good Luck Chuck (2007)

Dane Cook and Jessica Alba feature in this R-rated rom-com full of slapstick and gross-out humor about a man who is doomed to be in love until he meets the lady of his dreams. Ambitious ideas and attractive characters are at conflict with the film’s flawed execution.

10. Titanic (1997)

Returning to Netflix, James Cameron’s historical epic juggernaut retains its appeal and replay value.

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio feature in the doomed ocean liner love epic.

11. Alex Strangelove (2018)

Alex Strangelove (2018)

This Netflix original film stars Daniel Doheny as Alex Truelove, a high school senior who is profoundly in love with his girlfriend, Claire (Madeline Weinstein), but is overcome with confusion when he falls for an attractive, comfortably out boy named Elliot (David Harbour) (Antonio Marziale).

12. Always Be My Maybe (2019)

It’s a sweet love story about two childhood friends who reunite after a terrible fling and fall in love again. Ali Wong and Randall Park appear. When Keanu Reeves is fluid and nimble as himself, he can’t help but steal every scene.

13. My Fair Lady (1964)

Audrey Hepburn plays an impoverished Cockney flower girl who becomes a project of an egotistical phonetics professor, played by Rex Harrison, in George Cukor’s famous adaptation of the theatrical musical. My Fair Lady has been preserved by a series of high-profile restorations over the years, but it’s the legendary performances of the show’s leads that really help it stand the test of time.

14-18. The Twilight Saga (2008-2012) 

The Twilight Saga (2008-2012) 

All the characters from Twilight to Breaking Dawn — Part 2 are here.

No one can deny that Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling vampire novels, adapted into a successful film series, have had a lasting impact on popular culture for nearly a decade.

Catherine Hardwicke’s original film, Thirteen, is the greatest, with equal parts angst and sexuality, and stands out from the rest.

19. As Good As It Gets (1997) 

In James L. Brooks’ Oscar-winning rom-com about a writer with a slew of mental disorders who falls in love with a stunning waitress, Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt feature.

20-22. The Kissing Booth Trilogy (2018-2021)

The Kissing Booth Trilogy (2018-2021)

This is Joey King, who plays a high school student with a blossoming romance and connection with her younger brother in Netflix original adolescent romantic comedies.

The third installment of The Kissing Booth debuted on August 11.

23. The Holiday (2006) 

Nancy Meyers’ popular comedy features Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black, and Kate Winslet as two similarly unlucky in love women from across the pond who exchange residences (and find romance with local beaus). The Holiday brought in almost $200 million at the box office thanks to its familiarity, predictability, and excellent acting.

24. Ghost (1990)

Ghost (1990)

When Ghost was released in 1990, it was the highest-grossing film of all time—and at the time, the third-highest-grossing film of all time.

Demi Moore plays a dead man’s love interest in a thriller starring her (Patrick Swayze). Whoopi Goldberg plays a medium who reluctantly becomes engaged in the lovers’ dilemma in an uncategorizable, inspired turn. A Best Supporting Actress Oscar was hers for this role.