Even though Pretty Woman is a great romantic comedy, it’s far from the only one.
It’s possible that Pretty Woman wasn’t the first romantic comedy made, but it’s certainly one of the best. Garry Marshall directed this film, which is frequently referred to as a modern-day Cinderella story thanks to the role that Julia Roberts plays. Roberts has appeared in a slew of films, but her role in 2000’s Pretty Woman was a career-defining moment for the actress. The way she played Vivian in the movie made the audience fall in love with her as well as the movie.
Even though Pretty Woman is a great romantic comedy, it’s far from the only one. Many romantic films on Netflix are just as good as Robert Redford’s masterpiece. Even if you’re a hopeless romantic, we’ve compiled a list of the best Netflix romantic comedies that will have you laughing and crying in equal measure.
15. Yes Man Is One Of The Funniest Rom-Coms Around
Yes Man is as romantic as Pretty Woman, but it’s also far funnier, as you’d expect from a Jim Carrey film. Carrey plays Carl Allen, who attends a life-changing seminar and vows never to use the word “no” again in his life. He meets people, falls in love, and does things he never would have done otherwise during his journey.
14. Someone Great Is More Realistic, But Equally Emotional
One of Gina Rodriguez’s best friends helps Jenny Young (played by Gina Rodriguez) get over a heartbreaking break-up with the man she believed would be her lifelong partner in Someone Great. While Someone Great is a far more realistic rom-com than Pretty Woman, it’s still an emotionally charged movie that fans of the genre will appreciate.
13. Groundhog Day Shares The Same ’90s Vibe
Because of its ’90s aesthetic, if you liked Pretty Woman, you’ll like Groundhog Day because of the charming love story it includes. A TV weatherman named Phil, played by Bill Murray, wakes up every morning to the same day.
12. About Time Is For The Hopeless Romantics
If anything, the story of Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson’s romance in About Time is more magical than that of Pretty Woman. It takes Gleeson several tries to get it right with McAdams as a time traveler who falls in love with her.
11. She’s Out Of My League Is About An Unlikely Relationship
Even though he knows she’s way out of his league, Kirk (Jay Baruchel) falls head over heels in love with an unexpected woman. Kirk can’t believe his good fortune and will do anything to keep her. He finds himself in a new world with his new lover, just like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.
10. Dear John Will Definitely Pull At Your Heartstrings
Dear John tells the story of a forbidden love story between two people who are forced to be apart because of John’s (Channing Tatum) military service. The two frequently correspond via letter and are still deeply in love. Nicholas Sparks’ latest film is a heartfelt love story that will appeal to even the most cynical of people.
9. He’s Just Not That Into You Is All About Complicated Relationships
A lot of big-name actors, such as Jennifer Aniston, Justin Long, and Scarlett Johansson, star in He’s Just Not That Into You. This love story is spiced up with a variety of issues that each couple faces, as well as some comedic relief to lighten the mood.
8. Always Be My Maybe Is About A Couple Living Different Lives
If you liked the idea of two people from completely different backgrounds falling in love despite their differences, you’ll probably enjoy Always Be My Maybe because it follows the same basic premise as the previous film. A cameo appearance by Keanu Reeves is one thing this film has over Pretty Woman.
7. The Ugly Truth Is Raunchier Than Pretty Woman
If you’re a fan of romantic comedies in which two people who were once enemies become lovers, The Ugly Truth is a unique take on the genre. The numerous pranks played on each other by Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler keep the audience entertained. As risqué and comical as Pretty Woman, this film is as well.
6. Hitch Is About A Dating Consultant Who Can’t Get The Girl
After struggling to get the attention of beautiful Sara Melas, a reporter, dating consultant who believes he knows everything about romance is forced to try new methods. When he discovers that Sara has been digging up dirt on one of his friends, things start to get complicated in his love life.
5. Mansfield Park Follows A Poor Woman Thrown Into The World Of The Wealthy
There is romance between two people from totally different backgrounds in Mansfield Park because of the 1800s setting, but it’s similar to Pretty Woman because it takes place in the same time period. Several versions of this film have been made based on the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name, but the 1999 Netflix version is by far the best.
4. Total Opposites Fall In Love In The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now depicts the story of two high school students who fall in love despite having no common interests. Unlike Aimeeis, Sutter enjoys going out with friends and attending parties. Despite the fact that this appears to be a stereotypical teen drama, it is far more realistic and moving than one might expect.
3. Julia Roberts Returned To A Romantic Comedy In Valentine’s Day
Pretty Woman and Valentine’s Day (2010) wouldn’t have been the same without Julia Roberts as the lead. On the eve of Valentine’s Day, several couples compete to have the perfect love life. This film has a lot of energy and a stellar cast.
2. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Is Youthful, But Romantic
It’s no surprise that To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is one of Netflix’s most popular movies, given how well it depicts the blossoming of a teen romance while the two pretend to be a couple on-screen. There’s a sequel in the works, and it’s a heartfelt, relatable film for young women.
1. A Cinderella Story Is A Modern Retelling Of Cinderella
A Cinderella Story, like Pretty Woman, is a modern retelling of Cinderella, but this one sticks much closer to the original Disney tale. In comparison toPretty Woman, this Hilary Duff vehicle is far more lighthearted and innocent, but that doesn’t make it any less entertaining.