12 Feel-Good Romantic Movies to Watch on Netflix Right Now

Feel the love with these rom-coms, dramas, and more.

If you have a Netflix account, you already know it has everything. You're probably already familiar with the best shows on Netflix and, if you're a romantic, you might be aware of all the romantic movies on Netflix, too. The streaming service might be best known for its binge-worthy shows now, but Netflix also has an enormous collection of romantic movies.

Whether you're looking for a sweet rom-com to watch with your S.O., a tear-jerker to watch on your own, or a movie full of love quotes you can repeat over and over again, Netflix probably has a decent option. The issue isn't that you won't find any good romantic movies on Netflix—the issue is that you might spend too much time sifting through the huge assortment of everything from new Netflix originals to years-old classics. (And if you're looking for a very particular romantic movie that you just can't find anywhere, there are always Netflix suggestions.)

You have your pick of everything from romantic dramas to romantic comedies on Netflix, and our list of the best romantic movies on Netflix will help you find that just-right film about love with minimal agonizing. With Valentine's Day and potentially months of social distancing and self-isolation (and little chance of finding love out in the world) ahead of us, this list will give you all the feel-good, lovey-dovey feelings you want from romantic movies to replace a slower love life (or nonexistent love life).

The best romantic movies on Netflix

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Alex Strangelove

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High school student Alex loves his girlfriend—but something's not quite right. This sweet teen movie offers plenty of romantic comedy–esque laughs, but it's also a thoughtful exploration of sexuality, love, and friendship that people of any age can learn from.

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Always Be My Maybe

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Led by the always-hilarious Ali Wong, Always Be My Maybe follows a celebrity chef as she returns to her hometown and reconnects with her childhood best friend. This is undeniably a rom-com—and a sidesplitting one at that—but the romance is genuine, too, so it's the perfect romantic movie to watch whether you're happily single or in a great relationship with someone who makes you laugh.

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The Danish Girl

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This critically acclaimed film follows a married couple in the 1920s as the husband realizes he's meant to live as a woman. The movie follows his transformation and their development as a couple as their love holds strong—with Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander leading the cast, it's got both romantic sentiment and phenomenal performances to help you feel the love.

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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

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Starring a few familiar faces from Downton Abbey, this historical movie based on a beloved book follows a writer as she travels to a remote island in the years after WWII (and falls in love, of course.)

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The Half of It

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Newly released exclusively on Netflix in May 2020, this sweet tale of mistaken love was highly awarded at the Tribeca Film Festival. It follows a school's stereotypical shy, smart girl who is hired to write love letters by one of the school's jocks. Instead of connecting with the jock, though, the popular recipient of the letters is drawn to the writer.

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The Lovebirds

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Starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a just-broken-up couple, this spectacularly funny rom-com on Netflix is lighthearted—despite the central role of murder and false incrimination—and playful as the couple sets off to clear their names. If you and your love (or your friends) like laughing together the most, this is a great pick for date night.

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Love, Guaranteed

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Rachael Leigh Cook makes a grand romantic movie return in this easy watch, where she's a hard-working but struggling lawyer who takes on the case of a man who wants to sue a dating site for not helping him find love. The client—the delightful Damon Wayans Jr.—ends up being less opportunistic and more giving than she thinks, but you'll have to watch the movie to see if sparks fly.

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Love Wedding Repeat

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This new Netflix Original Film boasts Sam Claflin (of The Hunger Games and Me Before You) and Olivia Munn (of The Newsroom and Six) as guests at Claflin's sister's wedding. The connection between them is fun to watch, but even more entertaining is the movie's exploration of chance, opportunity, and alternate timelines. Watch for a lighthearted flick set in the beautiful Italian countryside.

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Set It Up

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An irresistible new rom-com and Netflix Original, this modern-day love story follows two low-on-the-totem-pole assistants as they set their high-maintenance bosses up with each other to make their own lives easier. Shenanigans ensue, of course, as the wanna-be matchmakers become friends and then more.

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Silver Linings Playbook

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Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar for her performance in this critically acclaimed movie, which addresses love and mental illness in a Philadelphia community. Lawrence stars with Bradley Cooper, and each of their characters battles their own demons as they address past love and work to move on together. The plot and characters are beautiful, but the dance competition that serves as the movie's climax is truly a can't-miss.

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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One of the sweetest romantic movies to come from Netflix so far, this teen romance—based on a popular young adult book—starts with a dreamy girl's love letters. When they're accidentally sent out (something she never intended), she must fake a relationship with a former crush to deflect attention from another boy—her sister's ex-boyfriend. Complicated set-up aside, it's a funny, entertaining rom-com you're going to want to watch over and over again.

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

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This follow-up to the 2018 hit serves as the next chapter in Lara Jean and Peter's story. Don't watch it until you've seen the first one, of course, and prepare yourself for plenty of romantic upheaval, high school trials, and life lessons.

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