1. Candy Jar
If you enjoyed Netflix’s nostalgic throwback Set It Up, this is your best bet for a follow-up watch: Candy Jar follows the antics of two rival adolescent debaters (Jacob Latimore and Sami Gayle).
This movie’s two leads are diametrically opposed, which means they want to attend Yale while the other prefers Harvard, and they have very different approaches to debate prep.
2. The Incredible Jessica James
To Put It Another Way, This movie is about Jessica James (played by Jessica Williams), who is getting over a breakup, trying to figure out what she wants in a romantic partner, and dealing with the consequences of her choices.
In the movie, you’re still trying to figure out if you can walk away from someone or if you have the feelings for them to stick it out and show the fuck up.
3. Sleeping With Other People
sleeping with other people is about two promiscuous people who had an affair ten years ago and decide to have a platonic relationship when they meet up again.
Given that it’s a romantic comedy, it’s safe to assume that you know how the story ends for them. But the journey is just as important as the destination. How about observing these two attractive people discover that they have feelings for one another?
4. Love per Square Foot
Love per Square Foot, another Netflix original film, is based on scamming and leads to love. It’s the perfect movie for an evening of comfort and entertainment. It’s a marriage of convenience for Vicky Kaushal’s Sanjay and Angira Dhar’s Karina, who play the leads, to get a mortgage in Mumbai. Do you think they’ll end up being a couple? You know they will, don’t you?
5. The First Time
There’s a Netflix original film called The First Time, which follows two high school students (played by Dylan O’Brien and Britt Robertson) as they do various things for the first time. It’s a cute rom-com. It’s a movie about a weekend, from start to finish.
6. Alex Strangelove
Alex Strangelove is a Netflix original film that follows a young man named Alex (Daniel Doheny) as he prepares to have sex for the first time with his girlfriend Claire (Jennifer Garner) (Madeline Weinstein). An obstacle stands in the way of this plan: Elliot’s growing attraction to him as a young man (Antonio Marziale).
7. How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days
The rom-com classic How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. At the pinnacle of their careers, actors Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey star in this romantic comedy. Set It Up is heavily influenced by romantic comedies from the turn of the century, so fans of that film will likely enjoy this as well.
There’s betrayal, a fight for a stalled journalism career, and a lot of two people who try to avoid falling in love but do so anyway.
8. Bridget Jones’s Baby
Bridget Jones’s Baby is the sequel to Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, which was a travesty. That would logically imply that the third film in the trilogy is also a dud. It turns out that it doesn’t work that way. This is a fun comedy about middle age and impending parenthood instead.
Colin Firth’s Mark Darcy in particular shows how important — and difficult — it can be to open yourself up to another person in a way that leads to a partnership.
9. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
More adolescent boys and girls! Kat Dennings and Michael Cera star in Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist as two musically inclined but emotionally troubled teenagers. Everything changes when they find themselves in New York City for the night, and the rest is rom-com history.
10. Catching Feelings
It’s not like Catching Feelings follows two loners as they stumble across one another. A rom-com instead, it follows a married couple in Johannesburg with opposing views on how their lives should be right now.. After that, they are joined by a “hedonistic” white writer who wants to live with them as well. After all, this is a movie in which characters say things like “that dude is going to colonize that ass.” That’s up to you, of course.
11. A Christmas Prince
Netflix original movies like A Christmas Prince and Set It Up are made for binge-watching on the couch. And, like Set It Up, A Christmas Prince is a ton of fun with a minimum of stress. With its powdered hot chocolate-style plot, A Christmas Prince is a lot of fun to watch. It’s okay if you don’t celebrate Christmas when you read this, but at least give it a shot.
12. Definitely, Maybe
In this film, as in Set It Up, there is a strong cast to which you can pledge your allegiance or disapproval. For example, in Definitely, Maybe (starring Ryan Reynolds), Will (Ryan Reynolds) is getting divorced and telling his daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin) the story of how he met his wife (Jennifer Garner). This entails a few of his previous love affairs, such as those involving Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, and Isla Fisher, to name a few.
13. November Rule
November is when the rule changes. Steve, played by Mo McRae, has a rule: in November, he must break up with his girlfriends for some reason. When we first meet him, he’s seeing Leah (Tatyana Ali), and it’s possible that he’s beginning to realize that his anti-commitment rules don’t apply to women with whom he connects.
14. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is an introspective look at the days and weeks that follow a heartbreaking breakup. You can also have a good time. Hawaii is the setting for this storyline! Kristen Bell is here to help you out! And there were numerous musical interludes involving vampire puppets! That movie manages to be both grounded and elevated at the same time — while also being silly.
15. Ali’s Wedding
Are you in the mood for a story about love at first sight, spiced up with a little humor? Ali’s Wedding will take care of everything. The story revolves around Ali (Osamah Sami), a young Iraqi Australian man who is in the middle of an arranged marriage, despite his feelings for Lebanese Australian woman Dianne (Helana Sawires).
Amélie is a comedy about a young French woman (Audrey Tautou) who discovers ways to overcome her shyness by doing good deeds for others, rather than a romcom. but it’s a romcom and the love story in this film is so central and so memorable that I declare it counts as entertainment.
17. A Case of You
It’s safe to say that Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood have a lot in common. Here they are in a film based on a song by Joni Mitchell, and it stars both of them. Although Long’s character proceeds to stalk and lie his way into a relationship with Woods, the formula works quite well. It also serves as a reminder that many romantic comedies could be easily recast as horror films..
However, if you enjoyed Set It Up’s charismatic leads and the film’s convoluted premise, you’ll enjoy this one as well.
18. Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List
In Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List, a straight woman (Victoria Justice) and a gay man (Pierson Fodé) are best friends. In the event that one of them makes someone on their “kiss list,” the other is forbidden from having any feelings for that person for the rest of the time until they kiss. Once Gabriel (Matthew Daddario) enters the scene, he is clearly attracted to Ely despite being on Naomi’s “kiss list.” The rules are thrown out the window when Gabriel enters the picture.
19. Leap Year
To be clear, I am not going to tell you that Leap Year is a great film. To give you an idea of the plot, I’ll only say that it stars Amy Adams and Matthew Goode and that they’re seen cavorting through the Irish countryside while performing some of the most trusted romantic comedy clichés, such as the whole “enemies to friends to lovers” storyline.”
That may not be sufficient to make a bad film enjoyable for some people. Even so, I’ve found that watching it every few years on a day when I don’t want to be stressed out and want to see hot people kissing and arguing in an idyllic setting is more than enough for me.
20. America’s Sweethearts
The cast of America’s Sweethearts includes some of the best-loved romcom stars of the golden era, such as Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and John C. Sullivan. While the situation is chaotic, it’s the good kind of chaotic. Everyone in this film is a trainwreck, and the movie itself is a trainwreck too — and sometimes all you need after a stressful week is to sit back and watch a bunch of people even messier than you sort through their garbage is to watch this movie.
21. 13 Going On 30
We can’t be friends if you don’t think 13 Going On 30 is a classic and a joy. It’s a godsend that it’s available on Netflix at all times. Watch Jennifer Garner become a 13-year-old girl and win Mark Ruffalo back on a lazy Sunday. See how they move to the music of artists like Michael Jackson and Pat Benatar. Watch them. Get everything you’ve worked for.