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The best romance shows on Netflix right now

The cast of Grey's Anatomy season 20.
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If you’ve noticed a distinct lack of new romance shows on Netflix in 2024, then you’re not imagining things. Thanks to the six-month production lull caused by the two Hollywood strikes of 2023, Netflix’s new batch of romantic television series this year is lackluster at best.

The good news is that Netflix hasn’t abandoned the genre. Bridgerton just completed its third season last month, and Grey’s Anatomy season 20 recently premiered on Netflix as well. Additionally, the second season of Eva Lasting will arrive on July 10. Between those two series, romance fans should hopefully have enough to binge until some fresh TV offerings arrive later this summer. In the meantime, these are the best romance shows on Netflix right now.

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Grey's Anatomy (2005)

Grey's Anatomy
64%
7.5/10
tv-14
20 Seasons
Genre
Drama
Stars
Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.
Created by
Shonda Rhimes
Watch on Netflix

Grey’s Anatomy had a short 10-episode 20th season in early 2024, and series star Ellen Pompeo only appeared in half of the season. With Pompeo’s Dr. Meredith Grey largely in the background, veteran characters Dr. Teddy Altman (Kim Raver), Dr. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), and Dr. Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) had more time in the spotlight. The show also continued to spread its focus to include newer characters like Dr. Simone Griffith (Alexis Floyd), Dr. Benson “Blue” Kwan (Harry Shum Jr.), Dr. Jules Millin (Adelaide Kane), and Dr. Lucas Adams (Niko Terho).

Meredith may be in the background, but her conflict with Dr. Catherine Fox (Debbie Allen) over her experimental Alzheimer’s research looms large over the season. Catherine is looking to halt their progress, and the other doctors at Seattle Grace get caught up in the battle of wills between Fox and Meredith.

Eva Lasting (2023)

Eva Lasting
8.0/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Drama
Stars
Emmanuel Restrepo, Francisca Estevez, Sergio Palau
Created by
Dago García
Watch on Netflix

The second season for Eva Lasting begins with some good news for Camilo (Emmanuel Restrepo). The show picks up in 1976, shortly after the first season finale when Camilo’s girlfriend, Eva Samper (Francisca Estévez), was forced to leave Columbia and live with her aunt in the United States. But somehow, Eva was able to return, and she wants to pick up where she left off with Camilo.

That may be tricky since Camilo’s fling, Luisa Salcedo (Sara Pinzón), is pregnant with his child, and he’s feeling intense pressure to marry her. The situation is keeping Eva at bay from Camilo, and even his parents, José (Santiago Alarcón) and Ana de Granado (Verónica Orozco), are on the verge of splitting up over the stress about their son’s future.

Bridgerton (2020)

Bridgerton
75%
7.3/10
tv-ma
3 Seasons
Genre
Drama
Stars
Regé-Jean Page, Phoebe Dynevor, Julie Andrews
Created by
Chris Van Dusen
Watch on Netflix

After a long two-year hiatus, Bridgerton season 3 has finally arrived. This year’s storyline centers on Penelope Featherington, the incorrigible gossip who is secretly Lady Whistledown, the woman who knows all of the scandals and delights in releasing them. At the old age of 28 years, it doesn’t look like Penelope is going to get married, especially since she’s pretty angry at the man she loved, Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton).

Colin thoughtlessly insulted Penelope last season, and now he wants to make amends and save their friendship. But even if season 3 allows Penelope to find love with Colin, there are others who still want to expose the identity of Lady Whistledown. And that’s something that could scandalize Penelope — or worse.

Outlander (2014)

Outlander
76%
8.4/10
tv-ma
6 Seasons
Genre
Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Stars
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan
Created by
Ronald D. Moore
Watch on Netflix

The Starz original series Outlander has added its sixth season to Netflix, which now brings it within a single season of the show’s first run on cable. Since Claire is from the future, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) know that the Revolutionary War is coming. But knowing the future and navigating it are two different things, especially since Jamie swore an oath to the British Crown … and he’s expected to keep it by taking up arms against the growing rebellion.

If that wasn’t enough drama, the Christie family reenters the lives of Claire and Jamie at a very inopportune time to drive a wedge between them. All of these factors combined are making Fraser’s Ridge into a powder keg that’s about to explode.

One Day (2024)

One Day
76%
8.2/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Drama
Stars
Ambika Mod, Leo Woodall
Created by
Nicole Taylor
Watch on Netflix

It’s a rare thing to get a second chance at love with the same person. In One Day, college graduates Emma Morley (Ambika Mod) and Dexter Mayhew (The White Lotus star Leo Woodall) seemingly missed their moment together despite forming a deep connection. And yet Emma and Dexter remain in each other’s orbit, which means that the hope of romance isn’t completely gone yet.

Over the course of 14 episodes, Dexter and Emma’s lives intersect even when they’re dating other people. But it’s up to these lovebirds to write their own ending. Nobody else is going to do it for them.

Young Royals (2021)

Young Royals
8.3/10
tv-ma
3 Seasons
Genre
Drama
Stars
Edvin Ryding, Omar Rudberg, Malte Gårdinger
Created by
Lars Beckung, Lisa Ambjörn, Camilla Holter
Watch on Netflix

Without Netflix, shows like Young Royals would not have found an international audience. This Swedish teen romance follows Prince Wilhelm (Edvin Ryding), a member of Sweden’s royal family who is sent to an elite boarding school after some very public fights at his previous school. Wilhelm soon meets and falls for Simon Eriksson (Omar Rudberg), which leads to a scandal for the royal family when a video of the two is leaked online.

The third and final season of Young Royals finds Wilhelm finally admitting publicly that it was him in the video. Wilhelm and Simon have also reconciled after a period of estrangement, but can they make their love last? Or will Wilhelm’s royal responsibilities keep them apart?

Wanderlust (2018)

Wanderlust
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Drama
Stars
Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh, Joe Hurst
Created by
Nick Payne
Watch on Netflix

Toni Collette stars in Wanderlust as Joy Richards, a relationship therapist whose own marriage to Alan Richards (Steven Mackintosh) is on the rocks. And both Joy and Alan seem to be incapable of being faithful to each other.

After Joy is injured in a car accident, she takes the opportunity to reassess what she wants in life. Rather than ending her union with Alan, she suggests that they try having an open marriage and begin dating other people. Although Alan and Joy mutually agreed to that, they aren’t fully prepared for the way it will place an even greater strain on their relationship.

My Life with the Walter Boys (2023)

My Life with the Walter Boys
50%
7.1/10
tv-14
1 Season
Genre
Drama
Stars
Nikki Rodriguez, Noah LaLonde, Ashby Gentry
Created by
Melanie Halsall
Watch on Netflix

Before Jackie Howard (Nikki Rodriguez) can find love, she has to experience a heartbreaking tragedy in My Life with the Walter Boys. Following the death of her family in a car accident, Jackie is moved cross-country by her guardians, George (Marc Blucas) and Katherine Walter (Sarah Rafferty).

As Jackie struggles with the culture shock of moving from the big city to the country, she also feels strong (and potentially romantic) connections to three of the Walter family’s sons: Cole (Noah LaLonde), Alex (Ashby Gentry), and Danny Walter (Connor Stanhope). But can even the Walter brothers fill the hole in Jackie’s heart?

Zero Chill (2021)

Zero Chill
5.8/10
tv-g
1 Season
Genre
Drama, Comedy, Family
Stars
Grace Beedie, Dakota Taylor, Jeremias Amoore
Watch on Netflix

We already have the term bromance, but what’s an easy way to describe a growing bond between two young women? Zero Chill features Grace Beedie as Kayla MacBentley, a figure skater whose life and ambitions have taken a back seat to those of her brother, “Mac” MacBentley (Dakota Benjamin Taylor), after he gets an opportunity to play hockey in England.

With her whole life uprooted in the move from Canada, Kayla can’t even maintain her connection with her skating partner. Kayla does find a kindred spirit in Sky Tyler (Jade Ma), an ice skater who was forced to give up skating while battling leukemia. Sky and Kayla turn out to be a good pair on the ice. But Sky is also romantically interested in Mac, which could torpedo her new friendship with Kayla.

Tooth Pari: When Love Bites (2023)

Tooth Pari: When Love Bites
6.9/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Comedy, Mystery
Stars
Tanya Maniktala, Shantanu Maheshwari, Saswata Chatterjee
Created by
Pratim D. Gupta
Watch on Netflix

Although it arrived on Netflix earlier this year, Tooth Pari: When Love Bites is very appropriate for Halloween. This Indian love story follows Dr. Bikram Roy (Shantanu Maheshwari), a dentist who treats Rumi (Tanya Maniktala) after she breaks a tooth. Romantic sparks fly between them — even though Rumi is a vampire.

Rumi’s kind are kept hidden by their ally, Adi Deb (Adil Hussain), to protect them from their enemies, who are led by Luna Lika (Revathi). But having made a connection with Birkram, Rumi risks everything to pursue a romance — even though she can’t tell him who or what she really is.

Surviving Summer (2022)

Surviving Summer
6.6/10
tv-pg
2 Seasons
Genre
Drama
Stars
Sky Katz, Kai Lewins, Savannah La Rain
Created by
Joanna Werner, Josh Mapleston
Watch on Netflix

You may get Fresh Prince of Bel-Air flashbacks from the way that Summer Torres (Sky Katz) is shipped off to Australia in the teen romance series Surviving Summer. Summer gets in a lot of trouble in the U.S., so her mother, Margot (Kate Beahan), needs someone to look after her while she’s on an international assignment. Margot turns to her friend, Abbie (Adrienne Pickering), whom she hasn’t seen since Abbie moved to Australia 10 years earlier.

Although Summer wants to ditch Australia right away, she makes an instant connection with Margot’s son, Ari Gibson (Kai Lewins), and his circle of friends starts to become hers as well. This trip was only supposed to be for the summer, but Summer may have found where she belongs.

Glamorous (2023)

Glamorous
54%
6.0/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Stars
Kim Cattrall, Miss Benny, Jade Payton
Watch on Netflix

Wondering what Kim Cattrall is up to when she isn’t making 30-second cameos on And Just Like That? Cattrall has her own Netflix comedy series, Glamorous, in which she plays an aging fashion mogul, Madolyn Addison, who still rules the industry with her company, Glamorous.

Cattrall may get top billing, but the focus of the show is more on her new assistant, Marco Mejia (Miss Benny), a makeup enthusiast who is deeply fascinated by the world of fashion. Marco is also experiencing some questions of sexual identity, which are only magnified in this new environment.

A Perfect Story (2023)

A Perfect Story
7.7/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Comedy
Stars
Anna Castillo, Álvaro Mel, Ane Gabarain
Watch on Netflix

A Perfect Story is a Spanish romance series that follows an heiress, Margot (Anna Castillo), and a working-class guy, David (Álvaro Mel). Margot’s hard work isn’t taken seriously by her family and she feels trapped by her engagement to Filippo (Mario Ermito). As for David, he’s got three jobs just to make his ends meet.

When Margot flees her own wedding, she ends up in a bar where David is working as a bartender. From there, a friendship begins to bloom, but can they find love and move on together?

Heartstopper (2022)

Heartstopper
100%
8.6/10
tv-14
2 Seasons
Genre
Drama
Stars
Joe Locke, Kit Connor, William Gao
Created by
Alice Oseman
Watch on Netflix

Heartstopper season 1 was a slow-burn romance between gay teenager Charlie Spring (Joe Locke) and his best friend in school, Nick Nelson (Kit Connor). In season 2, Charlie and Nick are in a real romantic relationship, but Nick is having some real trouble finding a way to come out to his friends and teammates on the rugby team.

While Charlie and Nick are on solid ground with each other, there are still obstacles ahead that are getting in the way of their happiness, especially Charlie’s ex-boyfriend, Ben Hope (Sebastian Croft).

If Only (2022)

If Only
6.2/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
Stars
Megan Montaner, Miquel Fernández, Michel Noher
Created by
Irma Correa
Watch on Netflix

Time-travel stories are often built around regret and an attempt to change something that went wrong. In If Only, everything went wrong for Emma (Megan Montaner), and it’s not just one thing she would change. It’s everything, but especially her failing marriage with Nando (Miquel Fernández).

Inexplicably, Emma finds herself reliving the past decade of her life. And this time she doesn’t have to commit to a dead-end relationship with Nando. She can find someone new to love. But just because Emma has lived through her life one time doesn’t mean that she’ll get everything right the second time.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (2023)

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
76%
7.3/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Drama
Stars
India Ria Amarteifio, Corey Mylchreest, Arsema Thomas
Created by
Shonda Rhimes
Watch on Netflix

On Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) is so self-assured and in control that it’s a little disconcerting to see the young Queen Charlotte (India Amarteifio) decades earlier in the prequel series, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Early in this show, young Charlotte becomes the queen when she marries King George III (Corey Mylchreest).

Unfortunately for Charlotte, love and marriage isn’t as easy as marrying into the royal family. George’s penchant for secrecy and his growing mental illness threaten his reign even as he and Charlotte struggle to make their marriage into a true union.

XO, Kitty (2023)

XO, Kitty
67%
6.6/10
tv-14
1 Season
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Stars
Anna Cathcart, Choi Min-yeong, Gia Kim
Created by
Jenny Han
Watch on Netflix

Spinoffs are always tricky because it’s hard to make a supporting character into a lead. XO, Kitty largely avoids that problem by taking Anna Cathcart’s Kitty Song Covey out of the familiar confines of the To All the Boys trilogy. Kitty thinks she knows everything she needs to know about love, but she’s in for a rude awakening.

Much to the surprise of Kitty’s long-distance boyfriend, Dae (Choi Min-young), Kitty uproots her life and moves to South Korea just in the hope of finally finding the true love that has eluded her. Kitty has a lot to learn, and she might get her heart broken along the way.

Valeria (2020)

Valeria
6.6/10
tv-ma
3 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Stars
Diana Gómez, Silma López, Paula Malia
Created by
María López Castaño
Watch on Netflix

Do you think that Sex and the City is racy? Then you haven’t seen Valeria, the Spanish romantic comedy/drama series that is ending its three-season run on Netflix. Much like HBO’s iconic series, Valeria follows four female friends, Valeria (Diana Gómez), Carmen (Paula Malia), Lola (Silma López), and Nerea (Teresa Riott). Together, they navigate their late ‘20s as they search for love and fulfillment in their lives.

Season 3 picks up with Carmen heading to the altar while Valeria’s romance with Victor (Maxi Iglesias) hits the skids. Fortunately, it’s not long before Valeria sparks a new love connection with Bruno (Federico Aguado), a writer who shares many of her passions. But Valeria and her friends will have to face some serious questions before they can find the happiness they are looking for.

Sex/Life (2021)

Sex/Life
tv-ma
2 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Stars
Sarah Shahi, Mike Vogel, Adam Demos
Created by
Stacy Rukeyser
Watch on Netflix

Sometimes, romance means intense passion, and that’s just what Billie (Sarah Shahi) realizes she was missing in Sex/Life. While suffering a midlife crisis, the former psychology Ph.D. candidate, mother, and housewife can’t seem to stop thinking about her ex-boyfriend Brad (Adam Demos).

He lives a fast-paced, exciting life that’s very different from Billie’s life with her strait-laced investment banker husband. While her husband Cooper (Mike Vogel) tries to make her feel as sexually satisfied as she once did with Brad, their twisted, emotional states create a messy situation. Sex/Life isn’t your traditional romance, but it’s provocative, steamy, and erotic.

Love Is Blind (2020)

Love Is Blind
62%
6.1/10
tv-ma
4 Seasons
Genre
Reality
Stars
Vanessa Lachey, Nick Lachey
Watch on Netflix

It’s difficult to believe that Netflix’s cheesy, weird, trashy social experiment is already on its fourth season. Thirty singles from a different state in America join each season to “meet” other singles, talking to them from separate enclosed pods without ever seeing one another. After courting multiple people, they decide who they made connections with and talk more.

If they ultimately decide this person is “the one” and want to propose marriage (and it’s accepted), the two finally get to meet in person. From there, they go on vacation together, live together, meet one another’s families, and discover if it is truly meant to be, all while planning their weddings. The concept is completely backward, but there are enough raw, romantic moments intertwined with the juicy drama to keep you hooked the entire way through.

Little Things (2016)

Little Things
4 Seasons
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Stars
Mithila Palkar, Dhruv Sehgal
Created by
Dhruv Sehgal
Watch on Netflix
The Indian rom-com, offered in English language (with some Hindi dialogue), is the sweet story of a young man and woman living together in Mumbai. The episodes through the show’s four-season run follow Kavya (Mithila Palkar) and Dhruv (Dhruv Sehgal) through their everyday lives trying to make life interesting and fun. Exploring the typical mundane conversations between couples in a realistic but humorous fashion, Little Things is all about, well, the little things that test a relationship and love for one another. It’s also about the challenges young couples in today’s modern society face, from career aspirations to the fear of missing out on things with friends, long distance, and life goals. As a show without all the frills and exaggerations of romance, Little Things’s ability to be relatable is what makes it entertaining.

Emily in Paris (2020)

Emily in Paris
58%
7.0/10
tv-ma
3 Seasons
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Stars
Lily Collins, Ashley Park, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu
Created by
Darren Star
Watch on Netflix
Despite all the criticism, Emily in Paris remains the perfectly predictable, corny, funny, sweet, and modern show that takes the concept of romance right to its source: Paris. While Emily initially moves to the city of love for a one-year work project, she quickly finds herself wrapped up in the beauty, culture, and attractive men the city has to offer. From torrid romances to jealous jaunts, career setbacks, and culture shock, it’s like a Hallmark holiday movie extended for every season, with gorgeous people in love (and lust), stereotypical French storylines, and stunning fashion to boot. If you like exploring an indulgent, guilty pleasure show every now and then, Emily in Paris won’t disappoint.

The Empress (2022)

The Empress
7.9/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Drama
Stars
Devrim Lingnau, Philip Froissant, Melika Foroutan
Created by
Katharina Eyssen
Watch on Netflix
Netflix quickly snapped up this German historical drama series based on the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Devrim Lingnau). This sultry, mostly true tale finds 16-year-old Bavarian duchess Sisi falling in love with her sister’s betrothed, Emperor Franz Joseph (Philip Froissant). When Franz Joseph returns her love, Sisi picks up and moves to Vienna, causing a rift in the family and prompting many in her husband’s family to scheme to sabotage the marriage. With a bevy of political complexities, captivating characters, and an enduring romance at the heart of the show, The Empress is a fascinating historical drama.

Jane the Virgin (2014)

Jane the Virgin
81%
7.9/10
tv-14
5 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Stars
Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas
Created by
Jennie Snyder Urman
Watch on Netflix
Jane (Gina Rodriguez) has been raised by her Catholic, telenovela-obsessed grandmother to believe that a woman’s virginity is sacred, and it must stay intact until marriage. But when 23-year-old Jane is accidentally artificially inseminated by donor sperm, the technically still-a-virgin woman experiences a bold new awakening of her sexuality. Suddenly, the opposite sex never seemed so appealing and attainable. You can watch all five seasons of this hit romantic dramedy on Netflix.

Love (2016)

Love
73%
7.7/10
tv-ma
3 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Stars
Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Chris Witaske
Created by
Judd Apatow, Paul Rust, Lesley Arfin
Watch on Netflix
This series has a pretty basic name for a pretty basic series. It’s a show about a nice guy named Gus (Paul Rust) who moves into a new apartment after his relationship falls apart only to meet the free-spirited Mickey (Gillian Jacobs). Although they’re at different stages of their lives and appear to be polar opposites, Gus and Mickey find they just plain work.

Grace and Frankie (2015)

Grace and Frankie
58%
8.2/10
tv-ma
7 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Stars
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen
Created by
Howard J. Morris, Marta Kauffman
Watch on Netflix
It’s a situation no person ever wants to find themselves in, particularly in their 70s. But alas, Grace and Frankie learn, while in the golden years of their lives, that their husbands and business partners are actually gay and have secretly been in a relationship with one another for more than 30 years. So goes the story of two women who are completely different from one another trying to not only re-start their lives in an elder age, leaning on one another for support, but also trying to find that romantic spark by dating again. Spoiler alert: They succeed on both fronts, offering a compelling look at romance at a time when some would consider these women to be past their primes.

Gilmore Girls (2000)

Gilmore Girls
78%
8.3/10
tv-14
7 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Stars
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson
Created by
Amy Sherman-Palladino
Watch on Netflix
While Gilmore Girls is primarily focused on the mother-daughter relationship between Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) Gilmore, the lighthearted drama has more than its fair share of romance. Lorelai’s the young single mom who has the eye of just about every eligible bachelor in Stars Hollow, Connecticut, while Rory is the driven, straight-A student and witty daughter who’s the apple of her mother’s eye. And just about every boy’s eye in town, too. But through all the romantic entaglements and drama, the two women remain one another’s best friend.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
80%
7.8/10
tv-14
4 Seasons
Genre
Comedy
Stars
Rachel Bloom, Donna Lynne Champlin, Vincent Rodriguez III
Created by
Aline Brosh McKenna, Rachel Bloom
Watch on Netflix
Rachel Bloom is a revelation in this wacky romantic comedy about a woman who impulsively throws her successful Manhattan life away to chase a former romantic interest across the country to West Covina, California. Despite her success, she just feels something missing, and she hopes that this new adventure will help her find the happiness — and love — that she’s been missing. The musical comedy is simultaneously a send-up of rom-coms and a touching tribute.

Lucifer (2016)

Lucifer
49%
8.1/10
tv-14
6 Seasons
Genre
Crime, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Stars
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro
Created by
Tom Kapinos
Watch on Netflix
Despite being part of the DC Comics universe, based on the character from The Sandman comic book series, and falling under the police procedural/urban fantasy genre, make no mistake: Lucifer will satisfy the desires for romance television, too. It’s a slow burn from the romance angle but predictable from the get-go in that respect as well. Nonetheless, the intertwining, ever more fantastical stories, characters that draw you in, and the right amount of comedy mixed with drama and corniness all make Lucifer a worthwhile watch. Check out all six seasons, which wrap up the series with an equally satisfying end.

Sex Education (2019)

Sex Education
81%
8.3/10
tv-ma
4 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Stars
Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa
Created by
Laurie Nunn
Watch on Netflix
It’s more about physical relationships than emotional ones, but Sex Education provides a good look into romance and how it impacts the youth of today. At the heart of the story is high school student Otis, who has become ambivalent about sex because of his mother, who is not only a sex therapist but also quite promiscuous. Call it an anti-romance series, but it’s unconventional and relatable, with themes and topics that will teach you a thing or two about Gen Z.

Virgin River (2019)

Virgin River
7.4/10
tv-14
5 Seasons
Genre
Drama
Stars
Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Colin Lawrence
Created by
Sue Tenney
Watch on Netflix
A surprise hit for Netflix, this romantic drama stars Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel, a woman struggling with her life who makes an impulsive decision to move to a remote California town and work as a midwife and nurse practitioner. She wants to leave her old life and the painful memories that come with it behind and believes a change of scenery is just what the doctor ordered. But upon arrival, she learns that what she really needs to heal is herself before she can find lasting love.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
7.6/10
tv-14
1 Season
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Stars
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson
Created by
Amy Sherman-Palladino
Watch on Netflix
A continuation of Gilmore Girls, Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel return as mother-and-daughter duo Lorelei and Rory, who find themselves supporting one another as they both deal with their lives and unique relationship troubles. It’s a sweet look back at the fast-talking series that enthralled viewers through the early 2000s. With Rory now all grown up and Lorelei married to Luke for a decade, the pair rely on the advice of one another once again in hopes of finding their individual happiness.

Easy (2016)

Easy
72%
6.9/10
tv-ma
3 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Created by
Joe Swanberg
Watch on Netflix
Love and romance are never easy, which is precisely the focus of this comedy-drama anthology series. With three seasons under its belt, each has a different star-studded ensemble cast that depicts the trials and tribulations of navigating love and relationships. Set in Chicago, the focus is on depicting the many different types of modern love, from married couples in open relationships to living up to your partner’s expectations, threesomes, reignited love, and old flames. There’s no romantic relationship type left untouched through the 25 episodes.

Love Alarm (2019)

Love Alarm
7.0/10
2 Seasons
Genre
Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Stars
Kim So-hyun, Jung Ga-ram, Song Kang
Created by
Yoo Bo-ra
Watch on Netflix
Hailing from South Korea and based on the Daum webtoon of the same name, Kim Jo-jo is a high schooler who starts to use a new mobile app that alerts the user when someone nearby has romantic feelings for them. So begins the love triangle story of the beautiful but troubled young girl, the handsome model, and the son of a domestic worker who secretly loves Jo-jo. As the app eventually reveals itself to cause more societal problems than it helps, the story takes a dramatic turn. But it’s ultimately about understanding what it truly means to like, or love, someone without technology getting in the way.
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The best family movies on Disney+ are a mixture of animated classics, live-action adaptations, and iconic blockbusters. The Disney library is home to several iconic brands and IP, from Marvel and Star Wars to Pixar and The Muppets. After the acquisition of 20th Century Fox, Disney's vault expanded even more with the additions of the X-Men, Planet of the Apes, and Avatar franchises. From Captain America and Ariel to Goofy and Nemo, Disney+ has hundreds of family films to satisfy every type of audience.

Disney+ is arguably the best streaming service for family movies. Below, you'll find an assortment of animated smash hits like Moana, as well as updated live-action adaptations of animated classics like Cinderella. Whatever movie your family prefers, chances are you'll find something on the list for your next movie night.

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The best dramas on Netflix right now
Two pirates confronting Captain Richard Phillips in the film Captain Phillips.

Out of all the streamers currently vying for your attention, Netflix is probably the one with the best and most complete dramatic library. The best dramas on Netflix include several modern cinematic films helmed by some of the industry's most acclaimed filmmakers, many of which have left a considerable mark on modern pop culture. Since the release of its critically acclaimed war movie Beasts of No Nation, Netflix has built a strong film library, recruiting auteurs like Martin Scorsese, Alfonso Cuarón, Jane Campion, and David Fincher to ensure its reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry.

The best dramatic movies on Netflix offer a mix of searing romantic tales, intense family dramas, passionate romances, tragic tales of woe, and a few small-scale yet no less worthy movies. However, because Netflix has a wide and diverse collection of quality films, it might be difficult for you to choose just one, especially because some are not as high-quality as others. To save you some time and effort, we've compiled a list of the best dramas on Netflix right now.
Netflix may be a treasure trove when it comes to content, but it doesn't have everything. Thankfully, we've also curated a list of the best dramas on Hulu and the best drama shows on Amazon Prime Video.

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The best animated movies on Netflix right now
Rudger and Amanda hang on for dear life in The Imaginary.

It says a lot about Netflix's powerhouse animation lineup that it can lose films like Shrek and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron at the end of July and not miss a step. That's because Netflix has added an incredible anime film, The Imaginary, which is one of the most impressive hand-drawn movies we've seen in years. Netflix has also added The Lego Batman Movie and Rango to go along with two of last year's biggest hits,  Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

The secret to Netflix's dominance are its deals with DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Animation, and Universal/Illumination. Those outside movies have helped give Netflix a library of animated flicks that rivals Disney+'s selection. And you can find all of the best animated movies on Netflix right now simply by scrolling down.

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