79 Brilliant Romantic Comedies On Netflix To Watch Right Away
Netflix’s wide gamut of romantic comedies is a treasure we hold REALLY close to our hearts, especially in 2020. During a time when we are all stuck at home, a movie binge sounds like a delightful plan. And what better genre to cheer up our spirits with than romantic comedies. These flicks are mushy, cute, sweet, and hilarious, cracking, and insanely fuzzy at the same time. We know you are craving some feel-good films, so we have created a list of 79 romantic comedies on Netflix to watch right away. Enjoy your movie night!
1. The Lost Husband
Based on a 2013 novel of the same name by Katherine Center, this romantic comedy is about Libby, a widow who struggles to run her aunt’s farm after her death, and James, a man who teaches her how to do it successfully. But in between all this, sparks begin to fly.
2. Seriously Single
Dineo is a die-hard monogamist, and is currently finding it hard to be single. But after a messed up breakup with her boyfriend, Dineo’s best friend motivates her to go ahead and live her single life in an amazing manner. This flick is truly one of the best romantic comedies on Netflix at the moment!
A girl falls head over heels in love with her ex-stepbrother, and life takes a hilarious 360 degree turn for her. A total 90s rom-com, this flick will make you go “awww” and laugh like crazy at the same time!
4. The Notebook
When it comes to romantic comedies on Netflix, this one’s a classic! Two individuals from different social strata fall in love with each other in the war-torn 1940s. First the society, then the war manages to keep them apart, but hope is never lost, and a few decades later, love find its way.
5. A Walk To Remember
A popular bad boy from school falls in love with the daughter of a preacher in a small town. Life takes a drastic turn when the girl is found to be terminally ill. As the duo begin to spend more and more time together, they discover that love means a lot more than they show in the fairy tales.
6. Dear John
John and Savannah struggle to keep their relationship strong and alive after John decides to re-enlist in the army post the 9/11 attacks. But soon, time and distance make things difficult, and the only hope they can hold onto are a string of letters they write to each other.
7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
After an intense correspondence, a young author finally pays visit to a small island community’s resident post World War II. But slowly, she begins to discover agonizing secrets about the wartime events on this island.
8. The Wrong Missy
This hilarious movie is about what happens when you have dated two women named Missy, and end up texting the wrong one with an invitation to a company vacation! And the end result is the one you never expected!
9. One Day
The movie revolves around one day in the lives of two college friends, over 18 long years. And while everything around them constantly keeps changing every single year, what doesn’t change is their destiny – where they are constantly brought back time and again. A romantic flick that shows what “written in the stars” really means.
10. The Heartbreak Kid
A man just got married to the woman of his dreams. But, on his honeymoon, he encounters another woman who makes him question everything in life he thought was perfect. That’s The Heartbreak Kid for you!
The story follows Wes and her friends who travel all the way to Mexico after she sends an embarrassing email to a guy she had a hook up with, to delete the mail before he even gets a chance to read it.
12. The Ugly Truth
Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler star in one of the best romantic comedies on Netflix, where the latter tries to hold on to his own romantic theories to the former, while the former firmly holds her ground against his chauvinism.
13. The Lovebirds
Two lovebirds think that their relationship is on the rocks. But after mistakenly getting involved in a murder mystery, their lives are at stake too. This movie takes a risky life situation and turns it into a hilarious screenplay – this one’s worth the watch.
14. The Half of It
Ellie is a smart, shy girl who writes love letters for a jock’s potential love interest in return of money. But, she soon begins to develop a crush on the subject of the letters herself, and things just get complicated from there.
15. Before I Fall
Samantha Kingston is caught in a loop where she daily gets up, gets hit by a car, and dies. And she must do something to stop it!
16. Rich in Love
In Brazil, a young, privileged man is set to prove that he can succeed without using his father’s reputation. But he mistakenly convinces a rich woman into thinking that he’s a poor chap, falls in love with the woman, and the lie deepens just as much as the relationship does!
17. Groundhog Day
Bill Murray plays a tired reporter who’s caught in a loop, reliving Groundhog Day every day. It’s such a classic romcom that you will want to be caught in a loop where this flick’s playing on repeat!
18. Under The Riccione Sun
This easy-going flick is about a group of friends who are on a summer vacation on Riccione’s beaches in the Ardiratic Coast in Italy, simply having a good time!
19. The Kissing Booth 2
In this sequel, Elle begins her senior year at high school, and Noah goes to Harvard, complicating matters further in a way only the best romantic comedies can!
20. The Bounty Hunter
A bounty hunter is running out of luck in his career. When he’s assigned to get his ex-wife in the picture, he’s elated. Little did he know that his ex-wife’s not someone to fall in traps easily.
21. About Time
When Tim learns about his ability to time travel, the first thing he does is travel in the past to win the heart of the woman he loves the most. But, Tim needs a few more attempts and many more massive life lessons to be adept at his skill!
Talk about being caught in a loop, this romcom is every guy’s worst nightmare turned real! A man cannot reach the aisle to take his wedding vows with the woman he loves, because he just keeps on waking up inside the hotel’s elevator. Naked. One of the best romantic comedies on Netflix for a chilled night out.
23. Ibiza: Love Drunk
Three best friends team up to track down a REALLY hot DJ all the way to Ibiza! If you are hosting a girls’ night, this is one of the most amazing romantic comedies on Netflix to stream.
24. Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary is the story of Sam and Molly, who discover that true, real, genuine love isn’t about loud gestures and grand gifts, but about keeping it as real as possible, with a fair share of tears, troubles and yet, filled with laughter. Now, that’s a romantic comedy that makes absolute sense!
Dani, a nerdy high school girl is crushing on the hottest guy in school. But she’s got competition in form of an Instagram-obsessed girl who is equally mean. It’s full of cliches, but aren’t all romcoms like that? Plus this one can make its way into your list of ‘guilty pleasure’ movies too!
26. The Incredible Jessica James
A struggling playwright, Jessica James trying to wrap her head around a sudden, bad breakup soon finds herself charmed by an app developed who’s divorced. And Jessica James is a fiercely confident and independent woman – this just makes any romcom better!
27. Set It Up
Two underpaid, overpaid assistants decide to set up their demanding bosses with each other, but eventually end up falling for one another themselves. If this movie is not on your list of romantic comedies on Netflix, then you need to add it in right away!
28. Our Souls At Night
Two widowed individuals who lived next door to each other for years decide to simply “sleep” together one night (just sharing a bed) to tackle their loneliness. Soon, their platonic company for one another goes beyond just that. Who said romcoms are for people under 30?!
29. Someone Great
A music journalist has a bad break up right before moving to San Francisco for her dream job. To mend her heart, she decides to spend one girls’ night out with her best friends in New York. A feel-good romcom overall!
30. Ali’s Wedding
This is seriously one of the most hilarious romantic comedies on Netflix at the moment! Ali’s Wedding is the story of Ali, a guy who loves music, but studying medicine (badly failing at it too, despite what he tells his dad!). Ali is also torn in his love life – he can’t choose between the woman he absolutely loves and the woman to whom he is promised to by his dad! A sweet, hilarious roller coaster, this one.
31. Tall Girl
This romantic comedy flick is about the tallest girl in the high school who is enveloped with insecurities, and falls hard for a foreign exchange student. Soon, she’s also involved in a love triangle that allows her to discover much more about herself than she ever imagined.
32. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Netflix’s original romcom is about two teens who enter into a fake-relationship contract, but in the end, they end up falling hard for each other. It’s mushy, fuzzy and funny at the same time!
33. To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
If you’ve already watched the first part, here’s a sequel to binge on! This is one of the most amazing romantic comedies on Netflix, which sees Lara Jean stuck in a love triangle between a crush she’s connected with him recently and another guy she’s definitely in love with.
34. The Knight Before Christmas
A time traveling medieval knight meets a kind science teacher the night before Christmas in this sweet, funny flick on Netflix!
35. Always Be My Maybe
Two best friends from childhood get in touch after 15 long years. Despite their varied outlook in life, they find out that there’s a lot of love left between the two of them.
36. Merry Happy Whatever
A father of a family Philadelphia is already struggling to keep his mind steady in midst of all the holiday stress. But then his daughter cones home with a boyfriend by her side, and the dad immediately knows that the stress is here to stay.
37. Let It Snow
A Midwestern town is hot by a snowstrom on Christmas Eve. And the group of high school friends in the town now encounter a collision of their love lives too.
38. Alex Strangelove
A teen boy thinks that his love life is all sorted. But then, at a party, he meets a dashing stranger, who turns his life completely upside down.
39. Sierra Burgess Is A Loser
A smart band geek begins to text her popular crush and a romance begins to brew, because the popular crush thinks that the girl he’s texting is a popular cheerleader. This romcom about mistaken identities is an easy, feel-good watch for sure!
40. Holiday Rush
A widowed radio DJ loses his job when Christmas is just right around the corner, But fortunately, his producer and his aunt is also right around the corner to the rescue.
41. The Breaker Upperers
Two best friends run a unique business – they will come up with a way to break up any relationship for a good fee. But one of them starts having moral concerns, and things begin to spiral.
42. The Kissing Booth
In The Kissing Booth, best friends Elle and Lee’s relationship is at stake as Elle finds herself heads over heels with Lee’s brother Noah, and the two try to keep their love affair a secret.
43. The Perfect Date
A sweet, nice teen boy needs extra funds to pursue his dream of studying at a particular college. So, he creates an app where he advertises himself as a plus-one for hire. What could go wrong?
44. When We First Met
There’s just something amazing about a romcom with time travel. In this one, the main character gets another chance at love, as he gets an opportunity to time travel in the past to set things right with the girl of his dreams.
Two complete strangers have to swap their briefcases with someone, and it seems like a shady task. Soon, the case of a mistaken identity sets the two on the same course. Hilarity ensues while romance blossoms between the two in this funny adventure.
46. Sleeping With Other People
Sleeping With Other People is a lot like When Harry Met Sally – but this one is a lot more steamy and raunchy! This is one of the most delightful romantic comedies on Netflix at the moment.
47. Christmas Inheritance
A fiercely independent woman is about to inherit her father’s business empire; but before she can do that, she has a simple task at hand – delivering a Christmas card to her father’s former partner, who’s living in a small town. When she reaches there, she finds out about things that really matter in life.
48. A Christmas Prince
A reporter on a lookout for a great Christmas story gets a chance to report one on a European Prince who’s about to inherit the throne. But, what’s a romcom with some faitytale romance? So the reporter instead ends up falling for the charming Prince!
49. Candy Jar
A working class girl and a sophisticated guy are rivals – but they are placed in the same high school debate team. As they work together, they realize there’s a lot more that binds them together.
50. The Holiday Calendar
In this Christmas romcom, a photographer gets an Advent calendar that not only gives her a count down to Christmas, but also predicts her future and points to a romance that’s totally out of the blue!
51. The Princess Switch
This flick has Vanessa Hudgens in a dual role – that alone makes this movie one of the best romantic comedies on Netflix. And then there’s the ‘Princess and the Pauper’ storyline, where a princess switches place with a baker so that they can both find things that really matter to them, including a dreamy romance!
52. Love Jacked
A woman on a trip to Africa falls in love with a guy, whom she later finds out has been cheating on her. To avoid embarrassment by telling her family the truth, she sets on a journey to find a fake fiance for herself.
53. I Don’t Know How She Does It
Kate Reddy is a busy, busy employee at a financial firm in Boston. She struggles to spend quality time with her husband and kids. And then business associate Jack Abelhammer enters her life to throw everything into a whirlwind!
54. Murder Mystery
A bored married couple goes on a Europe trip, and through a set of happy circumstances, end up on an old billionaire’s yacht. When the billionaire is found dead, everyone aboard is a suspect, and the bored couple’s life takes a 360 degree turn.
55. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby
The King and Queen of Aldovia are expecting a royal baby AND preparing for a visit by some really important foreign dignitaries. But the precious peace treaty goes missing, and an ancient curse materializes – everything goes haywire in this Christmas romcom!
56. The Last Summer
In this romcom flick, four high school best friends try to make their last summer together as memorable as possible before they all go on their separate ways to college.
57. Nappily Ever After
A woman has her life sorted until she goes through a terrible breakup. So she gives herself a makeover and sets out to find things in life that really matter to her. It’s a romcom filled with loads of self-love and self-discovery!
58. Falling Inn Love
A woman in San Francisco enters a ‘win an inn’ contest after a bad breakup. She wins a dilapidated inn called Bellbird, which is located in New Zealand. She goes there to fix the inn with the help of a dashing contractor. But alongside, she gets her heart fixed as well!
59. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List
Best friends Naomi and Ely fall for the same boy, their bond is put to test, and they have to decide what matters most to them – romance or friendship.
60. Wine Country
A group of girl best friends travel to the wine country California to celebrate one of the friend’s 50th birthday. This is undoubtedly one of the most feel-good romantic comedies on Netflix!
61. He’s Not Just That Into You
Nine people, both singles and couples, face a gamut of romantic problems in their lives – from cheating to unrequited love and rekindled romances, while a common thread binds them all together.
62. Fun Mom Dinner
Four preschool mums with nothing but motherhood in common decide to have a fun mom’s night out with good dinner, great drinks and cool karaoke. Also, there’s a hot bartender in the mix!
63. Like Father
After an unsuccessful wedding, a daughter embarks on her honeymoon Caribbean cruise with her estranged dad, and discovers what actually matters in life.
64. The Clapper
A man who works a paid audience member (as a clapper) for an infomercial is thrown into spotlight by a talk show host who points out his repeated appearances in the audience. Life takes an abrupt turn after this overnight fame, and the clapper finds it hard to deal with the situation.
65. The Week Of
Two loving fathers try to prepare for their children’s wedding while dealing with disagreements amongst themselves and handling mishaps that can only occur in a good romcom!
66. DJ Cinderella
A Brazilian teen stops believing in love post her parents’ divorce until a pop star enters her life and shows her what true love feels like. This is surely one of the cheesiest romantic comedies on Netflix right now!
67. She’s Gotta Have It
This romcom from 1986 follows a woman named Nola Darling as she dates and tries to explore love with three different men.
68. Christmas Wedding Planner
A wedding planner, planning her cousin’s wedding, runs into a problem when a private investigator pokes his nose into it – little does she know that everything’s about to change for the good!
69. I Am Not An Easy Man
In this French romcom, a chauvinistic male wakes up in a world that women dominate, and he ends up becoming a test subject for a fiercely independent female author.
70. In Family I Trust
After being cheated on by her boyfriend, an architect returns home to find that the unexpected craziness and comfort from her family is the dose of healing she always needed in life.
71. Life As We Know It
Two people who don’t hit off well with each other suddenly find themselves as the guardians of their mutual friends’ baby. They must do their best to raise the baby well, even if that means putting their differences aside and teaming up.
72. Despite Everything
Four sisters with vivid personalities embark on a road trip post their mother’s death, only to find out that their dad isn’t actually their dad.
73. Como Caido Del Cielo
Mexican music icon Pedro Infante is stuck in a limbo between the heaven and the earth due to his chauvinistic, womanizing lifestyle. And now, he must set things right to get out of the limbo, but the only way to do it is to possess the body of his impersonator.
74. Holiday In The Wild
This is one of the best holiday romantic comedies on Netflix to stream right away! A woman decides to tour Cape Town on her own after her husband abandons her just a night prior their African Safari trip, and there, she meets a hot elephant conservationist.
75. Failure To Launch
A 35-year old man refuses to leave his parents’ home. So, his parents hire a smart, beautiful lady to charm him out of the house. This is a romcom to watch when you just want to relax after a long, tiring day.
76. Silver Linings Playbook
A man, just out of a mental institution, is hell bent upon winning back the wife he’s separated from. A widow promises to help him out, but only if he’ll be her partner in a ballroom dance competition. Before they know it, sparks are flying!
77. Just Friends
After being friend zoned by the best friend he’s in love with, a boy reconnects with her 10 long years later. Things have changed, and the two realize that there is a spark between them at last.
78. Valentine’s Day
If you haven’t watch this romcom in your life, you have seriously missed out! With an ensemble cast, this beautiful flick weaves together the lives of several individuals as they find, explore, and redefine love in their own ways.
79. Ready To Mingle
This Mexican romcom follows a bunch of women who sign up for a course in finding the right man for themselves after being ditched at their altar. It’s a hilarious and lovely flick that will warm your heart for sure!