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The 10 Best Romantic Movies Currently Available on Netflix

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Sometimes the mood hits and only lingering glances, slow burns, longing stare, and the best movie smooches will do it.

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The mood is best served when the romantic movies you crave are easily accessible on a streaming service like Netflix. Some of the top ten romantic movies on Netflix are comedies, while others are dramas, but all will scratch the itch for a sweet dovey night in. Starting with the oldest movie on the list …

1. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Karan Johar’s debut as a director immediately became a classic Bollywood classic when it appeared in theaters in 1998. Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) and Anjali (Kajol) are the best of the university until Rahul falls in love with Tina (Rani Mukherji) and Anjali realizes her true feelings for him. The friends become estranged before Tina dies, leaving a daughter, also called Anjali, in honor of their old friend. Little Anjali grows up reading letters from her late mother, and she learns from her father’s old friend – his first love. Tina gives her daughter the task of locating Anjali and reuniting the friends as lovers, once and for all.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai remains Johar’s best work to date, a film that has made its name synonymous with pure power in the Hindi film industry. Khan and Kajol’s chemistry fascinates throughout, from their GAP-clad days of college to the unfathomable sexual tension of the gazebo scene. Despite being known for his love triangle, the film never pits Anjali and Tina against each other, but displays a beautiful friendship between the two women, as well as their respective relationships with Rahul. “Pyar dosti hai,” Rahul declared early; Love is friendship. And Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is nothing, if not a timeless tale about friends. – Proma Khosla, Entertainment Reporter

Where to look: Netflix

2. Runaway bride

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere are a rom-com dyad from the 90s for a reason. Nine years after teaming up with Garry Marshall’s Instant Classic Beautiful woman, they returned as the central couple to root in Marshall’s Runaway bride. Roberts is not charming because Maggie, a woman known in tabloids for leaving three different men at the altar, and Gere are weaker than Ike, a reporter who discusses the story of Maggie’s fourth and hopefully final wedding. . Their attraction and mutual understanding is romance film gold, and you can not help feeling bad for poor Bob (Christopher Meloni), Maggie’s fourth fiancée, whose sporting metaphors have no chance against the magical Gere / Roberts chemistry.

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Where to look: Netflix

3. The notebook

The notebook was historically my favorite movie to complain about. I mean it – Noah (Ryan Gosling) thinks it’s okay to threaten to jump off the Ferris wheel if Allie (Rachel McAdams) doesn’t go on a date with him? The supposed dream couple of the movie is actually an absolute disaster? And Allie’s biggest life problem is whether she will marry her poisonous teenage love or play an attractive, wealthy lawyer played by James Marsden who forgives her freely, even after is she cheating on him? But as it turns out, The notebook‘s romantic madness is actually part of what makes it such a stupid, beautiful, guilty pleasure. While there are a million reasons why Noah and Allie should not be together in real life, watching their messy, dramatic relationship play out on screen is like eating candy, especially when it’s against the lush backdrop of South Carolina takes place in the 1940s. Plus Gosling and McAdams have a bit of insane chemistry, which makes the famous rain-soaked kiss insanely satisfying on every rewatch. -Brooke Bajgrowicz, entertainer

Where to look: Netflix

4. Pride and prejudice

A story as old as time: boy meets girl, girl hates boy, feels quite reciprocated because of the complicated class politics from the Regency era and fears of a terrible mother-in-law, the girl’s sister runs away with the child’s rival the kid, the whole thing Mr Bingley too … ok, maybe it’s a little more complicated than that.

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Joe Wright’s 2005 adaptation of Pride and prejudice retains all the sly humor and suspense of Jane Austen’s novel and gives it a temporary appropriate steam. Keira Knightley is wonderful, Tom from Succession is amazing (yes, it’s him! Matthew Macfayden!), and who can forget it ? – Alexis Nedd, Senior Entertainment Reporter

Where to look: Netflix

5. Carol

Are you a fan of longing stares, swimming hugs, gorgeous fur coats and Cate Blanchett enjoying her lover’s name on her lips, like an ice cold martini? Carol has it all and more. Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith The price of salt, Todd Haynes’ beautiful period drama plunges into the breathtaking romance between a glamorous housewife (Carol, played by Blanchett) and a humble shop girl (Therese, played by Rooney Mara) amidst the beauty and oppression of the 1950s in Manhattan. Bittersweet and lush, Carol is a gift to be precious. – Angie Han, Deputy Entertainment Editor

Where to look: Netflix

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6. Moonlight

Barry Jenkins’ award-winning film Moonlight is categorized as a drama, but the decades-long story of Chiron is held together by his enduring love for Kevin. The movie folds themes of blackness and masculinity into the obvious appeal of the two boys on each other as their lives bring them together, then apart and finally back together in the most romantic scene of 2016 – Kevin makes Chiron dinner at his eatery. Barbara Lewis ‘Hello Stranger’ plays on the jukebox while Chiron’s hard exterior disappears in a soft, nervous desire to show his feelings and what does it not sound like a romance? -AN

Where to look: Netflix

7. When we first met

Groundhog Day meet A kind of wonderful in this delightfully romantic comedy by director Ari Sandel. Adam DeVine and Alexandra Daddario play the role of Noah and Avery, friends who could work as a couple but did not get the timing right. So when the stunned Noah discovers a magical photo booth that will take him back to the night he and Avery first met, he is willing to do anything to get it right this time. Funny and surprisingly sweet, When we first met is a hidden gem journey with spectacular supporting performances and a predictable ending that you will still love. – Alison Foreman, Entertainment Reporter

Where to look: Netflix

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8. Set it up

What’s better than one set of hot people coming together in a fun, modern romantic comedy? Those hot people who set up another put hot people in a modern, fun romantic comedy!

Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell play assistants for two singles players (Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs) and work together to get their high boss out so they give their staff a break. Of course, it’s not as easy to make two people fall in love with each other as it seems, nor does it resist the charm of your partner in love crime. Set it up is a perfectly light, cuddly date movie. Pete Davidson is also a bit there. -AN

Where to look: Netflix

9. To all the boys I’ve loved before

Netflix’s rom-com revival began in 2018, a year of which this criminally charming film was based on the novel by Jenny Han. Lara Jean (Lana Condor) is a hopeless romantic in the habit of writing letters to her most epic crushes – writing, not sending. When the letters leak, she starts pretending to date Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) to divert attention from her true love affair with her sister’s boyfriend.

With a bouncy pop soundtrack and visual style that is jealous of your entire Instagram feed, To All the Boys is the kind of movie you can return to again and again, a comfortable watch like Lara Jean’s pastries. Will we ever get tired of watching fictional characters who falsify love until it becomes real? If they are even half as lovely as these two, the answer is no. -PK

Where to look: Netflix

10. Always be me maybe

The excitement of a new romance often lies only in the fact that it is new. But what if your true love lies in one of your oldest relationships? Always be me maybe Ali Wong and Randall Park star as some of the best kids who lost contact in their teens but as adults find their way back. With a beautiful cast that also includes Daniel Dae Kim, James Saito and Keanu Reeves, Always be me maybe is as deliciously cozy as a bowl of Mom’s kimchi jjigae – and just as satisfying. -AH

Where to look: Netflix

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