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 for Valentine's Day (or any date night) about love with minimal agonizing.
The best romantic movies on Netflix
Lady Chatterley's Lover
This new adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's controversial (and often-banned) classic novel about an illicit (and steamy) romance between an aristocratic woman and her gamekeeper is perfect for costume-drama fans.
Two of the rom-com greats—Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts—pair up for this charming tale of a regular British bookshop owner who falls in love with a superstar actress.
Look Both Ways
Ever wonder what would happen if you'd taken a different path in life? This new Netflix movie romance explores two very different endings for Natalie (Lili Reinhart), as she pursues love and family vs. her dream career.
Good on Paper
Comedian Iliza Schlesinger stars in this sassy Netflix Original rom-com based on a true story from her own life—where she falls in love with a guy who seems too good to be true. (And her friend and fellow comedian—played by Margaret Cho—agrees.)
Gather your pals for a Galentine's Day viewing of this romantic movie, which celebrates BFFs front and center. Gina Rodriguez enjoys one last night out with her squad after a bad breakup on the eve of her move across the country.
In this new Netflix movie, a young woman with diabetes enters into a marriage of convenience with a Marine to get life-saving health insurance. (And yes, true love ensues.)
Five Feet Apart
For a socially distanced romance, check out Five Feet Apart, a medical romance about a pair of teens who fall in love, but need to stay apart to avoid health complications from cystic fibrosis. (And yes, have the tissues handy!)
The romance that launched a thousand iconic lines—from "Show me the money" to "You complete me" to "You had me at hello"—tells the tale of a sports agent who falls in love with a single mom who helps him launch his new management business.
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.
Always Be My Maybe
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 side-splitting 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.
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
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).
The Half of It
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.
Starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a just-broken-up couple, this spectacularly funny rom-com on Netflix is lighthearted—despite the central plot of murder and false incrimination—and playful as the couple sets out 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.
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.
Love Wedding Repeat
This 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.
Set It Up
An irresistible 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.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
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.
(And P.S.—there are two charming sequels for a perfect binge fest, too!)