Top 49 Romance Movies to Cuddle up to now

Carolina

Carolina

Carolina, a resident of Argentina is a movie buff through and through. She enjoys nothing more than binge-watching the latest Netflix series and is a big fan of their 'Originals' line. Her favourite movie is Frozen and she's a big fan of The Good Place & The Dragon Prince.

Going to the movies together with your partner is one of the best date night options.

However, sometimes staying at home watching romantic movies cuddling up on the coach is an even better idea.

For that, Netflix has a big offer in romantic movies in their libraries across the world. Comedies, Dramas, Sci-Fi, Animation, LGBT, Musicals, Love comes in many shapes, forms, colours and genres.

So, here, we made a selection of 49 romance movies you can enjoy on Netflix.

Ready to get loved up? Read on.

Before we get started

Probably, you’ll find that several movies from this list aren’t available on Netflix’s catalogue in your country. This is due to Netflix offering up different content in each region and licencing reasons.

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1. A Star is Born

(2018) (Drama, Music, Romance – 136 min.)

The third remake of the original movie from 1937, it tells the love story between Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), a country-rock singer battling with alcohol and drugs addictions and Ally Campano (Lady Gaga), who works as a waitress and singer-songwriter.

And while the love flourishes between them, Jackson will help Ally to find fame in the music world, while his addictions consume his life and career.

Recommended Netflix location: Japan.

2. We Need to Talk

(2016) (Comedy, Romance – 91 min.)

A Spanish romantic comedy known as ‘Tenemos Que Hablar’, Nuria has everything in her life: a good job, a big house and the perfect boyfriend she’s about to marry.

Just a little thing is missing: getting the divorce from her ex-husband, Jorge, who after the separation got depressed and is jobless.

Now, Nuria must cheer him up so she can get the divorce papers from him.

Available in most countries.

3. Call Me by Your Name

(2017) (Drama, Romance – 132 min.)

A coming of age romantic drama that tells the romance between a 17-year-old boy, Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24-year-old graduate student who assists to Elio’s father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an archaeology professor.

Set in Italy, in the ‘80s, this is one of the best exponents of LGBT cinema, and also an emotional journey.

Recommended Netflix location: Italy.

4. Dirty Dancing

(1987) (Drama, Music, Romance – 100 min.)

A classic from the ‘80s that launched the late Patrick Swayze’s career to the stardom.

In 1963, 17-year-old Baby Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is spending her summer vacation with her family at a resort. There, she meets Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), the camp’s dance instructor for whom she falls in love and becomes into his dancing partner.

Recommended Netflix location: Canada

5. To all the boys I’ve loved before

(2018) (Drama, Romance – 99 min.)

A Netflix original movie based on the novel of the same name by Korean-American writer Jenny Han.

Lara Jean Covey writes love letters to all the boys she ever had a crush. These letters are meant for her eyes only, but one day somehow they get mailed to all her five crushes and now her life is upside down.

Available globally.

6. Loving Annabelle

(2006) (Drama, Romance – 77 min.)

Annabelle Tillman is sent to a Catholic boarding school after being expelled from two other previous schools.

She’s intelligent, beautiful, a trouble maker and very open about her lesbianism.

Simone Bradley is a poetry teacher at the school, and soon she sees herself trapped in a sensual game when Annabelle begins to seduce her.

Recommended Netflix locations: the USA, Canada, and the UK.

7. Eat Pray Love

(2010) (Biography, Drama, Romance – 133 min.)

Based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir of the same name. Julia Roberts steps into Gilbert’s shoes to star in this movie about a woman who realizes how unhappy her marriage is, so after a hard divorce, she decides to travel around the world to find herself.

Recommended Netflix locations: the UK, Canada, and Japan.

8. Your Name

(2016) (Animation, Drama, Romance, Fantasy – 106 min.)

From the acclaimed Japanese animation director, Makoto Shinkai comes this tale of love and fantasy.

Mitsuha Miyamizu is a high school girl living in the countryside and bored with her life. Taki Tachibana is a teenager boy living in Tokyo.

One day Mitsuha wakes up as Taki and Taki wakes up as Mitsuha, and since then, their lives are never going to be the same.

Recommended Netflix location: Italy

9. Ocean Waves

(1993) (Animation, Drama, Romance – 72 min.)

This Studio Ghibli movie was made for TV, and although it isn’t as popular as the other productions from the studio, it’s a little gem aimed to a more mature audience.

A high school romance about a love triangle between two best friends, Morisaku Taku and Matsuno Yutaka, and the new transfer girl Muto Rikako.

Recommended Netflix locations: the UK, Italy.

10. Set it up

(2018) (Comedy, Romance – 105 min.)

A Netflix original comedy about two young executive assistants who want a break in their lives by setting their workaholic bosses into a relationship.

The cast is composed of Zoey Deutch (Before I fall, Zombieland: Double Tap), Glen Powell (Hidden Figures), Lucy Liu (Elementary, Kill Bill), and Taye Diggs (Chicago, Rent).

Recommended Netflix locations: the USA, the UK, and Japan.

11. Mamma Mia!

(2008) (Comedy, Musical, Romance – 108 min.)

Told through ABBA’s songs, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) lives with her mother Donna (Meryl Streep) on a Greek island.

She’s about to get married, and without telling her mother, she invites three men to her wedding. One of them is supposed to be her father, according to a diary her mother wrote.

Recommended Netflix locations: Canada and Japan.

12. How do you know

(2010) (Comedy, Drama, Romance – 121 min.)

Lisa Jorgenson (Reese Witherspoon) is a softball player who is left out of her team roster.

George Madison (Paul Rudd) is a young businessman who has just been indicted from her father’s company and his girlfriend just bumped him.

Matty Reynolds (Owen Wilson) is a baseball pitcher forever single and clueless. The three of them will find themselves involved in a love triangle while they look to find a way in their lives.

Recommended Netflix locations: Canada, Japan, and the UK.

13. The Great Gatsby

(2013) (Drama, Romance – 143 min.)

Based on the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald set in Long Island in the roaring twenties, this movie tells several stories of love, tragedy, jealousy, and revenge, all tangled together and seen from Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire)’s point of view.

Nick is lured to a world of parties, lust, and wealth following his billionaire neighbour Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio).

Recommended Netflix location: the UK.

14. Someone Great

(2019) (Comedy, Romance – 92 min.)

A Netflix original movie about Jenny, an aspiring music journalist, who after getting her dream job at San Francisco and moving in there, her boyfriend from nine years decides to end the relationship due to the upcoming distance.

So, to feel better, Jenny calls her two best friends to spend one last adventure in New York.

Recommended Netflix locations: Canada, the UK, and the USA.

15. Meet Joe Black

(1998) (Drama, Fantasy, Romance – 181 min.)

Bill Parrish (Antony Hopkins) is a billionaire media mogul who is about to turn 65 years old. One day, Death in the shape of a young boy named Joe Black (Brad Pitt) enters to his house asking for a guide about life.

While Parrish will teach Joe Black about what life means, Joe will fall in love with Parrish’s daughter, Susan (Claire Forlani).

Recommended Netflix location: Japan.

16. Just go with it

(2011) (Comedy, Romance – 117 min.)

Daniel “Danny” Maccabee (Adam Sandler) is a successful plastic surgeon in Los Angeles who has lied to his much younger girlfriend that he’s a divorced family man.

So, on a trip to Hawaii, he recruits his assistant (Jennifer Aniston) and her kids to play as his ex-wife and children in front of his girlfriend.

Recommended Netflix location: Japan, the UK, and Canada.

17. Friends with Benefits

(2011) (Comedy, Romance – 109 min.)

Dylan Harper (Justin Timberlake) and Jamie Rellis (Mila Kunis) are friends that meet in New York City, and they decide to add sex to their friendship believing that this won’t add any complications to their relationship.

Soon, they begin to develop powerful feelings mutually, but they deny it every time they meet each other.

Recommended Netflix locations: Canada, Japan, and the UK.

18. 50 First Dates

(2004) (Comedy, Drama, Romance – 99 min.)

Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) lives in Hawaii, and he’s not looking for commitment in a relationship until he meets Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore).

But the second time he meets Lucy, she doesn’t recognize him because she suffers from short-term memory loss. Now, Henry should try to seduce her every day, reminding her who he is and how they met.

Recommended Netflix locations: Canada, Japan, and the UK.

19. The Ugly Truth

(2009) (Comedy, Romance – 96 min.)

Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a morning show TV producer who believes in true love. Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler) has a segment in a TV show named The Ugly Truth, and he’s cynical about relationships.

When the TV station owner announces that Mike will have a segment in Abby’s show, the war between them is about to start.

Recommended Netflix locations: Canada, Japan, and the USA.

20. Always be my maybe

(2019) (Comedy, Romance – 101 min.)

A Netflix original movie about two best friends, Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park), who have been apart for 15 years.

When Sasha, now a renowned chef, comes back to San Francisco to open a new restaurant, she meets with her old pal Marcus and chances are the sparks are going to fly again.

Available globally.

21. Carol

(2015) (Drama, Romance – 118 min.)

Set in New York in the ‘50s, Therese (Mara Rooney) is an aspiring photographer working as a clerk in a Manhattan department store.

Carol (Cate Blanchett) is a woman from the high society trapped in a loveless marriage. Once they met, the chemistry between them can’t be denied, and they find themselves in a love affair that will defy any social conventions from that time.

Recommended Netflix location: Japan.

22. Ghost

(1990) (Drama, Fantasy, Romance – 127 min.)

Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) is a banker who is madly in love with his girlfriend Molly (Demi Moore), a potter artist.

When Sam is murdered, Molly is devastated, but she doesn’t know that Sam is right beside her all the time as a ghost to protect her from the people who killed him.

Recommended Netflix locations: Japan, the UK.

23. The Kissing Booth

(2018) (Comedy, Romance – 105 min.)

Elle Evans is in high school, and she has never been kissed, so she decides to run a kissing booth for the Spring Carnival.

Then, she finds herself kissing her crush Noah Flynn, who happens to be her best friend’s brother. According to the pact she has with her friend Lee, the brother is totally off-limits. So, now Elle must choose between being faithful to her friendship pact or follow her heart.

Available globally.

24. La La Land

(2016) (Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music – 128 min.)

Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) directed and wrote La La Land as a homage to classic musical and romantic movies from the golden age in Hollywood.

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is a pianist and Mia (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actress falling in love in Los Angeles while they pursue their dreams of fame.

Recommended Netflix locations: the UK, Japan, and Canada.

25. No Strings Attached

(2011) (Comedy, Romance – 108 min.)

Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) met each other when they were teens in a summer camp.

In the next 15 years, they occasionally see each other, until one day, Adam finds that his father Alvin (Kevin Kline) is dating his ex-girlfriend.

Devastated, Adam calls all the women in his phone to hook up, and the next morning he finds himself naked at Emma’s apartment.

Recommended Netflix locations: the UK, Japan.

26. My Best Friend’s Wedding

(1997) (Comedy, Drama, Romance – 105 min.)

Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) and Micheal O’Neal (Dermot Mulroney) are lifelong friends who have made the promise that if they remain unmarried when they turn 28, they will marry each other.

Three weeks before her birthday, Julianne receives a call from Michael announcing his imminent wedding with a college student, Kimmy Wallace (Cameron Diaz). Julianne realizes she’s in love with Michael and decides to sabotage the wedding and ask her friend George (Rupert Everett) for help.

Recommended Netflix locations: Canada and Japan.

27. Love, Rosie

(2014) (Comedy, Romance – 102 min.)

Based on the novel Where The Rainbows End by Irish author Cecelia Ahern, this is the story of Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin), two childhood friends that always have been for each other except for love.

When distance tests their friendship, they will be connected through letters, emails, instant messages and maybe find they’re meant to be together.

Recommended Netflix locations: the USA and Japan.

28. Can’t help falling in love

(2017) (Comedy, Drama, Romance – 119 min.)

A Filipino romantic comedy-drama film about a woman, Gab, who is ready to marry her longtime boyfriend Jason, but everything turns upside down when she discovers that she is already married to a total stranger named Dos.

While she tries to get her marriage annulled, she will find that her heart is ready for a change of plans.

Recommended Netflix locations: the UK, the USA, and Japan.

29. The Notebook

(2004) (Drama, Romance – 123 min.)

Based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook tells two stories set in two different timelines.

Noah Calhoun (Ryan Goslin) and Allison “Allie” Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) are a young couple falling in love in the 1940s.

In the present time, their story is read from an old notebook by an elderly man (James Gardner) to a fellow woman (Gena Rowlands), who lives in the same home residence.

Recommended Netflix location: Italy.

30. Dear John

(2010) (Drama, Romance, War – 108 min.)

Another adaptation from a Nicholas Sparks’ novel, this romantic drama war movie is starred by Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum.

Set in 2003, it tells the story of a soldier (Tatum) who falls in love with a conservative young woman (Seyfried). When he’s deployed to war, they continue their relationship through letters.

Recommended Netflix locations: Japan, the UK, the USA, and Italy.

31. Silver Linings Playbook

(2012) (Comedy, Drama, Romance – 122 min.)

Pat Solitano Jr. (Bradley Cooper) has bipolar disorder and has been released from a psychiatric hospital coming to live again with his parents.

Then, he meets a young widow, Tiffany Maxwell (Jennifer Lawrence), who has issues of her own and asks him to be her partner in a dancing competition.

Recommended Netflix locations: Canada, Italy, Japan, and the USA.

32. The Bodyguard

(1992) (Action, Drama, Music, Romance – 129 min.)

Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) is a pop singer who has been receiving threatening notes, so her manager hires a professional bodyguard, Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner), who is a former Secret Service agent.

A love affair will flourish between them while the stalker increases their attacks.

Recommended Netflix location: Italy.

33. Crazy Rich Asians

(2018) (Comedy, Drama, Romance – 120 min.)

With an ensemble cast of Asian artists which includes Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, and Awkwafina, among others, this movie follows Rachel Chu, a Chinese-American professor in New York and her boyfriend, Nick Young.

They travel to Singapore to the wedding of Nick’s best friend, and there, Rachel will find that her boyfriend’s family is among the wealthiest people in Singapore.

Recommended Netflix location: Japan.

34. All The Bright Places

(2020) (Drama, Romance – 107 min.)

A Netflix original movie based on the young adult fiction novel of the same name by Jennifer Niven, this movie follows Violet Markey (Elle Fanning) and Theodore Finch (Justice Smith), two teenagers tired of their lives in a little town in Indiana and struggling with emotional issues.

They meet unusually, and their relationship will change their lives forever.

Available globally.

35. Kate & Leopold

(2001) (Comedy, Fantasy, Romance – 118 min.)

Directed by James Mangold (Logan, Ford vs Ferrari), this movie is a tale of fantasy and love.

Leopold (Hugh Jackman) is an English duke from 1876 who is dragged to modern-day New York by accident. There, he will meet and fall in love with a depressed advertising executive (Meg Ryan).

Available only in the USA.

36. Life as We Know It

(2010) (Comedy, Drama, Romance – 114 min.)

Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) hate each other with passion.

When their mutual best friends die in a car accident, they find their friends left them in charge of their baby girl Sophie. As Sophie’s guardians, they should move to their friends’ house and try to avoid their differences to raise the baby.

Recommended Netflix locations: Canada, Italy, and the USA.

37. Blue Is the Warmest Colour

(2013) (Drama, Romance – 180 min.)

Adapted from the French comic book Le Bleu est une couleur chaude by Julie Maroh.

Adele’s (Adèle Exarchopoulos) life changes forever when she meets Emma (Léa Seydoux), a young woman with blue hair. Through their relationship, they will learn about life, love, sex, and loss.

Recommended Netflix locations: Japan, Italy, and the USA.

38. P.S. I Love You

(2007) (Comedy, Drama, Romance – 126 min.)

Based on the bestseller of the same name by Cecelia Ahern.

When Holly (Hilary Swank) suddenly lost her husband Gerry (Gerald Butler) to a brain tumour, she is devastated. Then, she finds her late husband left her ten messages to encourage her to keep going and start a new life.

Recommended Netflix locations: Canada, and the UK.

39. Every Day

(2018) (Drama, Fantasy, Romance – 97 min.)

Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), is a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious and wandering soul named “A”, who every day wakes up in a different body.

Both of them feel a strong attraction that will make Rhiannon seek A no matter who they are the next day.

Recommended Netflix locations: the UK and Canada.

40. Crimson Peak

(2015) (Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance – 119 min.)

After losing her father, Edith (Mia Wasikowska), an aspiring writer, is torn between her childhood love and the attraction she feels for an exotic stranger, Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston).

Trying to escape from her past, she accepts marrying Thomas and embarks on living away from everything at the Crimson Peak, an old house full of mysteries that seems to be alive.

Available only in the UK.

41. The Break-Up

(2006) (Comedy, Drama, Romance – 106 min.)

Brooke Meyers (Jennifer Aniston) is tired of her immature boyfriend, Gary (Vince Vaughn).

After an escalating series of arguments, Brooke decides to break up with Gary, but there’s a little detail: they share the condo they bought together. So, to keep the apartment, a cold war begins between them.

Recommended Netflix locations: Japan and Italy.

42. Legends of the Fall

(1994) (Drama, Romance, War – 133 min.)

Colonel William Ludlow (Sir Anthony Hopkins) has three sons, Tristan (Brad Pitt), Alfred (Aidan Quinn), and Samuel (Henry Thomas).

After Samuel is killed in World War I, Tristan and Alfred return alive from the war, and both of them fall in love with Samuel’s beautiful fiance, Susannah (Julia Ormond). From there on, their rivalry will mark their lives forever.

Recommended Netflix locations: Japan and Italy.

43. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

(2008) (Drama, Fantasy, Romance – 166 min.)

Based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald and directed by David Fincher (Seven, The Fight Club, Gone Girl), this movie is an epic tale about the extraordinary life of Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt), a man who ages backwards.

The ensemble cast includes Cate Blanchett, Julia Ormond, Elias Koteas, Taraji P. Henson, and Mahershala Ali.

Recommended Netflix locations: Canada and Italy.

44. Like Crazy

(2011) (Drama, Romance – 86 min.)

Anna (Felicity Jones) and Jacob (Anton Yelchin) fall in love while they’re studying at an L.A. university.

But, Anna is British, and after graduation, she must return to England. However, she decides to stay a little bit longer violating her visa status.

When she goes home for a brief visit, she finds out she can’t go back to the USA. In the middle of this conflict, Anna and Jacob must decide if they’re ready for a relationship at a distance.

Recommended Netflix location: Japan.

45. The Shape of Water

(2017) (Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance – 123 min.)

From Guillermo del Toro’s prolific imagination comes this tale of fantasy and romance set in the USA in the ‘60s.

A lonely janitor, Elisa (Sally Hawkins), works at a top-secret facility belonging to the government. There, she discovers an amphibious creature that’s been held in captivity, and soon she falls in love with the mysterious being.

Available only in Netflix Canada.

46. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

(2004) (Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi – 108 min.)

Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) has broken up with her girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet).

When he finds out she underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, he’s devastated and decides to do the same. When he sees his memories of her fading away, he realizes that maybe he has made a big mistake.

Recommended Netflix locations: Canada and Japan.

47. Moonlight

(2016) (Drama – 111 min.)

Academy Award winner for Best Picture in 2017, Moonlight tells the story of an Afro-American young man, Chiron (Ashton Sanders) who struggles with his identity and sexuality.

Split into three important stages in Chiron’s life, the movie is a compelling coming of age drama that shows the path of self-discovery and acceptance of Chiron’s sexuality and the love he finds in another boy.

Recommended Netflix locations: the USA and Japan.

48. Begin Again Japan

(2013) (Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance – 104 min.)

After being dumped by her long-time boyfriend, Gretta (Keira Knightley), a songwriter, is left on her own in New York.

Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, meets Gretta by chance when she’s performing on an East Village stage. He’s immediately fascinated by her talent. Both will join forces and help each other to overcome their difficult times.

Recommended Netflix locations: the UK and Japan.

49. Thanks for Sharing

(2012) (Comedy, Drama, Romance – 112 min.)

Adam (Mark Ruffalo) has been going to an addict group because of his addiction to sex.

He has been sober for five years when he meets Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow), who could be the perfect woman for him, except she doesn’t date addicts.

In the meantime, Mike (Tim Robbins), Adam’s mentor at the group, deals with his former drug-addicted son who is coming back home.

Recommended Netflix location: the UK.

Summary

If you’re in the mood for romance movies to enjoy cuddled up with your partner on the couch, this list is for you.

Netflix is full of romance awaiting for you. And with the help of ExpressVPN, it doesn’t matter where in the world you are. You can always watch the movie you want to!

How many of these have you seen and what did you think of them? I would love to know so drop me a comment below. Also if you think I’ve missed off any classics let me know what they are too!

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