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The best romance movies on Netflix right now

True romance is hard to find in real life. But it’s always easy to find romance movies on Netflix. Other genres may not get enough attention, but Netflix boasts one of the largest selection of romantic dramas, rom-coms, and everything in-between even before factoring in the substantial library of original films made by Netflix itself. The reason why is simple: Netflix knows that romance movies are what the vast majority of its subscribers want to see.

This month is a little light when it comes to newly added romantic dramas. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of comedies like My Best Friend’s Wedding, 13 Going on 30, Love At First Sight, and a seasonally appropriate choice: The Noel Diary. But if you really need a touch of drama, we still highly recommend Silver Linings Playbook. For these films and more, keep reading our round up of the best romance movies on Netflix right now.

Looking for something else? Check out our list of the best rom-coms on Netflix, the best rom-coms on Hulu, and the best rom-coms on Amazon Prime Video.

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My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) new

My Best Friend's Wedding
50 %
pg-13 105m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz
Directed by P.J. Hogan

Julia Roberts was the reigning queen of rom-coms when she made the somewhat daring decision to star as both the villain and the main character of My Best Friend’s Wedding. In the mind of Julianne Potter (Roberts), she’s the hero of the story as she desperately tries to stop her best friend, Michael O’Neal (Scream VI‘s Dermot Mulroney), from marrying Kimmy Wallace (Cameron Diaz) because Julianne wants Michael for herself.

In the name of her supposed love for Michael, Julianne does some truly underhanded things in order to try to break up his relationship with Kimmy. Yet even Julianne can see that Kimmy is truly a good person, and she also slowly realizes that her bid to stop Kimberly and Michael’s wedding may not lead to the outcome that she hoped for.

13 Going on 30 (2004) new

13 Going on 30
57 %
pg-13 98m
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Stars Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer
Directed by Gary Winick

Jennifer Garner was so good at rom-coms that it’s surprising that she didn’t do more of them in her prime. 13 Going on 30 is a charming fantasy in the vein of Big in which Jenna (Christa B. Allen) is humiliated by the cool kids on her 13th birthday, and she only has the support of her best friend, Matty Flamhaff (Sean Marquette).

After making a wish to be 30 years old, Jenna (Garner) essentially skips the next 17 years of her life and finds that she has everything that she ever wanted. Or at least everything that she thought she wanted. Much to her disappointment, Jenna learns that she and Matty (Mark Ruffalo) are estranged and that she isn’t the person that she hoped she would be. Fortunately, there’s still hope for Jenna and Matty to come together again.

Love at First Sight (2023) new

Love at First Sight
55 %
pg-13 91m
Genre Romance, Drama
Stars Haley Lu Richardson, Ben Hardy, Rob Delaney
Directed by Vanessa Caswill

Love At First Sight is a bit of a misnomer, because Hadley Sullivan (Haley Lu Richardson) and Oliver Jones (Ben Hardy) don’t fall head over heels in love just because they’re two incredibly attractive people. Although that certainly had to have helped things along. Instead, Hadley and Oliver briefly meet at the airport before sitting next to each other on a long flight to England. And during the flight, they form a bond that surprises both of them.

Their connection is so strong that Hadley makes the decision to pursue Oliver even though they both have family drama that they need to face before they can determine if they can make a relationship between them into a reality.

The Noel Diary (2022) new

The Noel Diary
63 %
pg 99m
Genre Romance, Comedy, Drama
Stars Justin Hartley, Barrett Doss, Bonnie Bedelia
Directed by Charles Shyer

Although it may be implied by the title, The Noel Diary is not a movie about the famous Christmas carol, The First Noel. Instead, it’s a literal diary by Noel Ellis (Essence Atkins), a woman who is unknowingly the common factor connecting Jake Turner (Justin Hartley) and Rachel Campbell (Barrett Doss).

Jake is back in his hometown to handle his late mother’s estate when he meets Rachel, a woman who is looking for Noel, the woman who may be her birth mother. Because Noel was once Jake’s nanny, he realizes that his estranged father, Scott Turner (James Remar), may have answers. And as Jake helps Rachel find what she’s looking for, they may find something even greater together.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Silver Linings Playbook
81 %
r 122m
Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance
Stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
Directed by David O. Russell

Just a few months after she starred in the first Hunger Games movie. Jennifer Lawrence played Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook, a role so memorable that it earned her the Oscar for Best Actress. In the film, Tiffany is a young widow who is battling a mental disorder and her own inner demons. She soon meets Pat Solitano Jr. (Bradley Cooper), the best friend of her brother-in-law.

In Pat, Tiffany sees a kindred spirit. He has just been released from a mental health facility after beating the hell out of the man who was sleeping with his wife, Nikki (Brea Bee). More than anything else, Pat wants to get back with Nikki. Tiffany offers to help Pat by relaying messages to Nikki if he agrees to be her partner for a dance competition. And let’s just say that the sparks will fly between them.

Love Actually (2003)

Love Actually
55 %
r 135m
Genre Comedy, Romance, Drama
Stars Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth
Directed by Richard Curtis

Love Actually is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and it’s a cinematic universe all wrapped up in one film. Director and writer Richard Curtis follows nine major romantic plotlines and one subplot. You might need a scorecard to keep track of who’s who, and how they’re related to the other stories … if at all.

Our favorite romance in the film is between David (Hugh Grant), the Prime Minister of the U.K., and Natalie (Martine McCutcheon), a member of the housing staff at his residence. It’s a relationship that could potentially be a political liability for David, but he doesn’t give up on love that easily. Fair warning, not every love story here has a happy ending. Regardless, you’re likely to come away from this film smiling.

What If (2023)

What If
r 112m
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Alessandra de Rossi, JM de Guzman, Chard Ocampo
Directed by Manny Palo
What If starts near the end of its story and pulls off the rare trick of flashbacks within flashbacks as viewers learn how Billie (Alessandra De Rossi) and Jecs (JM De Guzman) fell for each other and got married. However, there are numerous points of tension between the couple that are boiling just under the surface. And when their dream honeymoon goes horribly wrong, their new union may be over before it really begins.

Love Again (2023)

Love Again
32 %
pg-13 104m
Genre Romance, Drama, Comedy
Stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Heughan, Céline Dion
Directed by Jim Strouse

In Love Again, Celine Dion plays herself as an unexpected matchmaker between two people she barely knows at all. That in of itself would make for a pretty standard rom-com. But this is where things get a bit stranger, because Dion is helping a guy, Rob Burns (Sam Heughan), who formed a crush on Mira Ray (Priyanka Chopra-Jonas) because he’s been getting her depressed texts that she wrote to her late husband in which she routinely pours out her heart.

Rob inherited the phone number of Mira’s husband, and now he wants to form a relationship with the dead man’s wife. But this is a pretty big secret to hold over anyone, and Rob can’t hide the truth forever.

Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction (2023)

Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction
Stars Sidse Babett Knudsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Emilie Kroyer Koppel

The title character of Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction is played by Alice Bier Zanden, and she seems to be completely immune to the charms of a painter, Cazotte (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard). Cazotte is so eager to win Ehrengard’s heart that he agrees to help the Grand Duchess (Sidse Babett Knudsen) by giving her son, Prince Lothar (Emil Aron Dorph), some pointers on seducing women so he can have an heir.

Unfortunately for Cazotte, Lothar is a quick study. That leads to all sorts of problems for the royal family. And Ehrengard remains frustratingly out of Cazotte’s reach and in the arms of another man.

Eat Pray Love (2010)

Eat Pray Love
50 %
pg-13 133m
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, James Franco
Directed by Ryan Murphy

Julia Roberts was once the queen of romantic comedies, but she takes a more dramatic turn in Eat Pray Love. After eight years of marriage to Steven (Billy Crudup), Liz finds herself emotionally adrift from her entire life. After ending her union with Steven, Liz decides to embark on an international trip of self-discovery to Italy, India, and Bali.

On her journey, Liz encounters a man named, Felipe (Javier Bardem), whom she falls hard for fairly quickly. But is Liz willing to take a chance on love with someone she barely knows?

Friends with Benefits (2011)

Friends with Benefits
63 %
r 109m
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Jenna Elfman
Directed by Will Gluck

Pop quiz: What’s the difference between Friends With Benefits and No Strings Attached? Friends With Benefits has significantly better reviews. Justin Timberlake stars as Dylan Harper, a man who is recruited to work for GQ by Jamie Rellis (That ’90s Show‘s Mila Kunis). Dylan and Jamie form a close friendship, which soon leads to casual sex. They believe that they can sleep together without affecting their friendship.

As you might expect, this turns out to not be the case. When Jamie starts seeing other people, it puts a strain on her connection with Dylan. And neither Jamie nor Dylan realize that they have something special until it may be too late to save their bond.

No Limit (2022)

No Limit
Genre Drama
Stars Camille Rowe, Sofiane Zermani, César Domboy
Directed by David M. Rosenthal
The French romance movie No Limit is a steamy affair that is loosely based on the life of freediver Audrey Mestre. But the names have all been changed for this story. Camille Rowe headlines the cast as Roxana Aubrey, a freediver who falls deeply in love with her trainer, Pascal Gauthier (Sofiane Zermani). While Pascal can no longer pursue the freedive world record, Audrey can. But with their passions already at intense levels, their relationship may not be able to survive Audrey’s quest to be the very best.

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between (2022)

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
54 %
pg-13 83m
Genre Romance, Drama
Stars Talia Ryder, Jordan Fisher, Ayo Edebiri
Directed by Michael Lewen

It feels like you need to take a deep breath before saying the name Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between. In this Netflix Original movie, Talia Ryder stars as Clare, a high school senior who has had a difficult time connecting with anyone because her family constantly moves. Enter Aidan (Jordan Fisher), a teenager who breaks through Clare’s emotional barriers.

To convince Clare to give romance a chance, Aidan proposes that they set an end date for their relationship with an epic final date. But when the date finally arrives, Clare has to wonder if Aidan’s elaborate plans are really meant to keep them together.

The Choice (2016)

The Choice
26 %
pg-13 111m
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace
Directed by Ross Katz

Nicholas Sparks has a pretty high percentage for getting his romance novels turned into movies. The Choice is one of the more recent Sparks adaptations, and it features Benjamin Walker as Travis Shaw and Teresa Palmer as Gabby Holland, a medical student who catches Travis’ eye. Despite Gabby’s relationship with Dr. Ryan McCarthy (Tom Welling), and Travis’ on-and-off fling with a woman named Monica (The White Lotus‘ Alexandra Daddario), Gabby and Travis seem drawn to each other.

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La La Land (2016)

La La Land
94 %
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music
Stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend
Directed by Damien Chazelle

La La Land is a modern-day musical for the dreamers, and one of the most successful flicks in the romance genre in a long time. Barbie‘s Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone share the spotlight as Sebastian “Seb” Wilder and Amelia “Mia” Dolan, respectively. Mia is a struggling actress in Los Angeles while Seb is an unfulfilled musician who can’t quite realize his career ambitions.

Seb and Mia’s musical courtship of each other is a wonder of song and dance, but finding a mutual happily ever after proves to be far more difficult. Can they stay together even as their dreams and hopes pull them apart?

Forever My Girl (2018)

Forever My Girl
36 %
pg 104m
Genre Romance, Drama, Music
Stars Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey
Directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf

In Forever Your Girl, Liam Lincoln Page (Alex Roe) is one of the biggest country music stars in the world. But years earlier, Liam abandoned Josie Mollee Swan (Jessica Rothe) at the altar and he didn’t look back. Upon returning to his hometown for a funeral, Liam learns that Josie resents him and that they have a daughter, Billy Anne Swan (Abby Ryder Fortson).

Learning about Billy inspires Liam to try to reconcile with Josie while trying to be a father to their daughter. However, the same reasons that kept Liam and Josie apart may keep them from figuring out how to rekindle the love they once had.

Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)

Where the Crawdads Sing
43 %
pg-13 125m
Genre Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson
Directed by Olivia Newman

Where the Crawdads Sing is one of the rare films that works as a romance, a mystery, and a thriller. Director Olivia Newman adapted Delia Owens’ novel for the big screen with Daisy Edgar-Jones as Catherine “Kya” Clark, a young woman who lives alone in the marsh during the 1950s and ’60s after being abandoned by her family.

When Kya is a teenager, she falls for a boy her age, Tate Walker (Taylor John Smith). After her connection with Tate is seemingly severed, Kya takes up with Chase Andrews (Harris Dickinson), a young man who betrays his bond with her. But when one of her lovers ends up dead, Kya finds herself on trial for her life and the deck stacked against her.

Legends of the Fall (1994)

Legends of the Fall
45 %
r 133m
Genre Adventure, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Stars Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn
Directed by Edward Zwick

Legends of the Fall is yet another Brad Pitt romantic drama that takes place over the course of a few decades. In the early 20th century, William Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins) lives on his property with his three sons, Tristan (Brad Pitt), Alfred (Aidan Quinn), and Samuel (E.T.‘s Henry Thomas).

Julia Ormond co-stars as Susannah Fincannon, the woman who comes between the brothers. All three of the Ludlow brothers have romantic feelings for Susannah, but only two of the brothers return from World War I. And in the years that follow, heartbreak and pain threaten to tear the two remaining brothers apart as well.

Lady Chatterley's Lover (2022)

Lady Chatterley's Lover
67 %
r 126m
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Emma Corrin, Jack O'Connell, Matthew Duckett
Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre

For the better part of a century, D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover has been adapted again and again for film, television, and even radio. Netflix’s movie is the latest adaptation, and it features Emma Corrin in the title role of Constance “Connie” Reid, the wife of Matthew Duckett’s Sir Clifford Chatterley.

When Clifford returns home from World War I as a paraplegic, the passion goes out of his marriage with Connie despite her best efforts. But when Connie begins a torrid affair with a gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors (Jack O’Connell), it may cost Lady Chatterley her title, her wealth, and even her husband.

Faraway (2023)

Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Naomi Krauss, Goran Bogdan, Adnan Maral
Directed by Vanessa Jopp

Sometimes, you just need a break from life. When her mother passes away and her husband doesn’t show up to the funeral, it’s the last straw for Zeynep (Naomi Krauss). She’s already dealing with stress at work, an aging father at home, a husband who is clearly too preoccupied with his job for her, and a typical closed off teenage daughter.

So, she takes things into her own hands and decides to drive off to a home in Croatia that her mother bought before her death. But when she arrives, the owner of the villa Josip (Goran Bogdan) is still living there. This could pose a problem, or could it? Faraway is a romantic drama with elements of comedy and feel-good heartwarming moments that fans have likened to movies like Mamma Mia.

The Age of Adaline (2015)

The Age of Adaline
51 %
pg-13 112m
Genre Romance, Fantasy, Drama
Stars Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford
Directed by Lee Toland Krieger
Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has a secret: She’s remained 29 years old for nearly 80 years, which forces her to lead a solitary existence out of fear that someone might discover her strange immortality. But when Adaline meets philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman), she can’t stay away. For the first time in decades, she feels a passionate draw toward someone. When a weekend with Ellis’ parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) nearly reveals her secret, Adaline must decide between security and love. This movie is not available with Netflix Basic with Ads.

Most Eligible Bachelor (2021)

Most Eligible Bachelor
pg-13 149m
Genre Romance
Stars Akhil Akkineni, Pooja Hegde, Jayaprakash
Directed by Bhaskar
Harsha is a young Indian man whose parents set him up for an arranged marriage. But during his time flipping through the photos of the various prospective brides, he ends up meeting a stand-up comedian named Vibha with whom he falls in love. By then, however, he is already set to marry someone else. It’s a story of forbidden love that has been told again and again. But Most Eligible Bachelor, offered in the Indian Telugu language, struck a chord with viewers and became a box office success. Breezy and emotional, the film is lauded as much for its soundtrack and cinematography as it is for the story.
Most Eligible Bachelor Theatrical Trailer | Akhil Akkineni, Pooja Hegde | Bhaskar | #MEBOnOct15th

Along for the Ride (2022)

Along for the Ride
Genre Romance, Drama
Stars Emma Pasarow, Belmont Cameli, Kate Bosworth
Directed by Sofia Alvarez
Looking for a high school romance? Look no further than Netflix’s original adaptation of Sarah Dessen’s novel Along for the Ride. In the summer before college, insomniac Auden (Emma Pasarow) meets Eli (Belmont Cameli), another teen insomniac wandering the seaside town of Colby at night. Drawn to one another, they embark on nightly quests to discover themselves and one another as the ambitious Auden finally experiences the laidback teen life she didn’t know she yearned for.

Phantom Thread (2017)

Phantom Thread
90 %
r 130m
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps are an explosive chemistry experiment in Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama about Reynolds Woodcock, a fashion designer at the epicenter of British fashion in 1950s London. With his sister Cyril, he dresses royalty, movie stars, and all of the world’s most famous people while women come and go through his life like leaves on the wind. But when he meets Alma (Krieps), his carefully tailored existence begins to unwind as he finds himself succumbing to love. Unfortunately, if you have Netflix Basic with Ads, you will not be able to stream this title.

A Christmas Prince (2017)

A Christmas Prince
66 %
Genre Romance, TV Movie
Stars Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige
Directed by Alex Zamm
A surprise holiday romance hit, A Christmas Prince spawned a trilogy with a devoted fanbase. In the original, a young journalist (Rose McIver) is sent abroad to cover a foreign prince who is poised to become king. Traveling and working over the Christmas holiday, the journalist and prince receive a surprising Christmas gift when they immediately click and fall in love.
A Christmas Prince | Official Trailer | Netflix

Malcolm & Marie (2021)

Malcolm & Marie
53 %
r 106m
Genre Romance, Drama
Stars John David Washington, Zendaya
Directed by Sam Levinson
While Malcolm & Marie may be a bit soapy for some, it will very likely hit all the right tones for the hopeless romantics. After the premiere of his new movie, a filmmaker (John David Washington) and his girlfriend (Dune: Part Two‘s Zendaya) return home with the expectation of an imminent windfall of critical and financial success. As they celebrate, the night takes a turn when revelations about past relationships arise, testing the strength of their bond in the face of an incoming, drastic change.
Malcolm & Marie | Official Trailer | Netflix

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)

To All the Boys I've Loved Before
64 %
pg-13 100m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish
Directed by Susan Johnson
Based on the novel of the same name, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is about a teenager named Lara (Lana Condor), whose life is turned upside down when love letters she has written to her crushes — meant for her eyes only — are mailed out. Each of her five previous loves confronts her one by one in an awkward, cringe-worthy fashion. Lara, normally a shy girl, must face the reality that her secrets are now out. She breaks through her shy exterior and lets herself have extraordinary experiences, and maybe she even finds love? This Netflix original will solidify your notions that high school was a rough time for all, but not without pulling at your heartstrings first.
To All The Boys I've Loved Before | Official Trailer | Netflix

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020)

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
54 %
pg-13 102m
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Jordan Fisher
Directed by Michael Fimognari
Loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before? Good news, there’s a sequel! Lana Condor returns as awkwardly in love Lara and, turns out, she’s still reaping the fall out from the love letters she never meant to send. You may recall, the last movie left off with Lara and Peter (Black Adam‘s Noah Centineo) happily in a relationship but when another recipient of her old love letters — a crush from way back — enters the picture, there’s trouble brewing in paradise.
TO ALL THE BOYS 2: P.S. I Still Love You | Official Sequel Trailer 2 | Netflix

To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021)

To All the Boys: Always and Forever
65 %
pg-13 115m
Genre Romance, Comedy, Drama
Stars Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish
Directed by Michael Fimognari
Finally, cap off the trilogy with the newest release in the To All the Boys series! It’s senior year, and after returning from a family trip to Korea, Lara Jean has a lot on her mind. Primed to make the first major decision of her life, Lara Jean begins to weigh the pros and cons of attending college both with or without Peter.
To All The Boys: Always and Forever | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
65 %
Genre Romance, Drama, History
Cast Lily James, Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew Goode
If you’re wondering about the name, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is the improvised title of a group that was breaking curfew in German-occupied Guernsey in World War II. In 1946, author Juliet Ashton (Lily James) journeys to Guernsey to learn more about the society and its missing co-founder, Elizabeth McKenna (Jessica Brown Findlay). Along the way, Juliet develops feelings for a Guernsey resident, Dawsey Adams (Michiel Huisman), even though her boyfriend, Mark (Glen Powell), has already asked her to marry him. This film deftly balances its romantic elements with the mystery, and it’s very well-made.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Marriage Story (2019)

Marriage Story
94 %
r 137m
Genre Drama
Stars Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern
Directed by Noah Baumbach
Marriage Story was one of four Netflix original films to be nominated for the 2020 Golden Globes and is yet another thought-provoking, deeply moving offering about real life from celebrated director Noah Baumbach. Baumbach, who has built his reputation on down-to-earth films about relatable characters like The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha, and another Netflix original, The Meyerowitz Stories, delivers perhaps his most profound work yet in Marriage Story. Starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver as a couple who genuinely love one another yet can’t make their marriage work, Marriage Story is one of the most honest, complex analyses of love and marriage you’ll ever see. “Marriage is hard” is the platitude we always hear but this film takes that saying to its absolute logical and philosophical extent.
Marriage Story | Official Trailer | Netflix

Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Always Be My Maybe
64 %
pg-13 102m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves
Directed by Nahnatchka Khan
After a teenage fling, childhood friends Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) go their separate ways. She grows up to be a celebrity chef, engaged to a successful businessman, while Marcus stays in San Francisco to help out with his father’s air conditioner installation business. When Sasha’s boyfriend keeps putting off their wedding, she breaks up with him and moves back to San Francisco, where fate reunites her with Marcus. The two start hanging out again, and Marcus’s old feelings for Sasha reignite, but he has to deal with his feelings of inadequacy as well as her new boyfriend, Keanu Reeves (playing himself). Always Be My Maybe doesn’t reinvent the rom-com formula, but it executes it well, and all the actors involved give it their all (especially Reeves, delightfully over-the-top).
Always Be My Maybe | Trailer | Netflix

Someone Great (2019)

Someone Great
63 %
r 92m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise
Directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Gina Rodriguez stars in this Netflix original that marks the directorial debut of Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, who is also the screenwriter for Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder. Rom-com to Marvel movie? Yes, and it will make sense once you see this imaginative, unusual, and hilarious flick about love, loss, growth, and the bond of female friendship. Rodriguez plays Jenny Young, a music journalist who is dumped by her long-term boyfriend on the eve of a huge move to San Francisco for her dream job. Despite her sorrow, her two best friends pry Jenny out of her misery for one last outrageous adventure in New York City, determined to help her look forward and not back.
Someone Great | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Set It Up (2018)

Set It Up
62 %
Genre Romance, Comedy
Cast Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu
Sick of their domineering bosses (Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs), two corporate assistants (Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell) hatch a plan to make them fall in love with one another so they’ll stop being so darn demanding. Naturally, the assistants fall in love, too. This 2018 Netflix original was written by Booksmart writer Katie Silberman and delivers far more charm than your typical scheme-y rom-com. With engaging performances from the lovable Liu and Diggs as well as the relative newcomers, Deutch and Powell, Set It Up is a feel-good love-fest with plenty of laughs.
Set It Up | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

The Incredible Jessica James
72 %
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Jessica Williams, Chris O'Dowd, Noël Wells
Directed by Jim Strouse
Jessica Williams hasn’t quite had a breakout since The Daily Show, but The Incredible Jessica James is the first real chance she gets to show off her rom-com chops … and she succeeds marvelously. Jessica James, the character, may not be quite as incredible as you’d expect but she’s passionate and fun, and Williams plays her with a comedic resolve that makes you fall in love with her. Her chemistry with co-star Chris O’Dowd makes for a goofy, sexy, and refreshingly honest exploration of love after heartbreak. It’s a rom-com simply for lack of a better classification — this cynical but hopeful romp is very much its own thing.
The Incredible Jessica James | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Nappily Ever After (2018)

Nappily Ever After
63 %
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Sanaa Lathan, Ricky Whittle, Ernie Hudson
Directed by Haifaa al-Mansour
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, Nappily Ever After tells the story of Violet Jones, played by Sanaa Lathan, who seemingly has it all — the job, the boyfriend, the hair — until it all falls apart. She comes to realize that the life she thought she wanted isn’t the life for her. At a late-night breaking point, Violet cuts all her hair off, shedding more than just her locks in the process. When she goes on a date with a soulful barber, she begins to understand what true happiness means to her. The Netflix original is a feel-good romance where one woman finds out what is most important to her.

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This month, Peacock has added The Exorcist: Believer, Requiem for a Dream, Man on the Moon, and Jumanji to its lineup. Note that some titles are only available to stream on the Peacock's paid tiers. Regardless of which tier you subscribe to, these are the best movies on Peacock right now.

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The best animated movies on Netflix right now
Mario and Luigi celebrating in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

There's no chance that Netflix could have planned it this way, but the top two theatrical animated films of 2023 are both currently streaming on the platform. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse joined Netflix's lineup on Halloween, and now The Super Mario Bros. Movie is here as well. That's quite a one-two punch. And that's not all that Netflix has in its arsenal. The original animated film, Leo, is another recent addition. Wish Dragon and The Boxtrolls have both been around for a while longer, but we're throwing the spotlight on those films as well.

Unfortunately, December will also be the last month that Megamind, The Adventures of Tintin, The Road to El Dorado, Kung Fu Panda, Sing 2, and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit are streaming on Netflix. That's a lot of great movies to lose all at once, but the new additions should make up for it for now. Keep reading for our full list of the best animated movies on Netflix. Then, check back in early 2024 as more animated movies arrive.

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