The best romantic movies on Netflix UK
Ivan Radford | On 13, Feb 2021
Boy meets girl. Boy gets with girl. Boy and girl move in together and get a shared Netflix account.
It sounds like a happy ending, but much like true love, a good rom-com is hard to find. A good drama can prove just as elusive. To help you find the perfect match, we round up the best romantic movies on Netflix UK…
Best romantic comedies on Netflix UK
Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are genuinely funny in this formulaic but feel-good rom-com caper.
Alicia Silverstone is timeless in this witty high school update of Jane Austen’s definitive rom-com, Emma.
Friends with Benefits
Easy A director Will Gluck helms Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis in this cracking romantic comedy.
Just Go with It
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston team up for this surprisingly entertaining comedy about two workmates who end up pretending to be former spouses.
This political rom-com starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen is unabashedly rude, surprisingly sweet and very, very funny.
The Half of It
Alice Wu’s follow-up to Saving Face is a fresh, tender take on Cyrano de Bergerac.
Isn’t It Romantic
Rebel Wilson shines in this highly enjoyable rom-com send-up.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Netflix’s high school movie is a fresh, funny delightful teen rom-com.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
Lana Condor and Noah Centineo still have the same spark in this winning rom-com sequel.
Always Be My Maybe
This hilarious romantic comedy oozes with charm and wit.
La La Land
Damien Chazelle’s bittersweet Hollywood romance, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is a toe-tapping delight.
When Frank and Lindsay meet on their way to a destination wedding, they soon discover they have a lot in common: they both hate the bride, the groom, the wedding, themselves, and each other. Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder are wonderfully spiky in this unconventional rom-com.
A drunken one-night stand leaves beautiful overachiever Katherine Heigl pregnant by stoner slacker Seth Rogen.
With sassy performances and solid snowboarding action, Chalet Girl is Bridget Jones on ice. Gnarly stuff.
Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow and DeWanda Wise are fantastic in Netflix’s sweet comedy.
Will Smith is on charming form in this comedy about a ‘date doctor’ coaching nerds in the art of seduction – but he’s not so smooth when he meets a savvy journo played by Eva Mendes.
Set It Up
Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell are on superbly charming form in Netflix’s likeable rom-com about two assistants who try to set their bosses up.
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
More high school comedy than rom-com, Netflix’s update of Cyrano de Bergerac is an entertaining tale of unexpected friendship.
Netflix’s refreshingly open teen comedy is warm, likeable and contains a positive message about sexuality.
The Incredible Jessica James
“I’m tall. I’m pretty. I’m smart. Obviously, I will have many great loves in my life.” That’s Jessica James in Netflix’s original film, The Incredible Jessica James. And spoiler alert: she really is.
A starmaking turn from Emma Stone, a serious lesson and an endlessly quotable script make this teen movie an A-grade classic.
Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts are irresistible in this peak Richard Curtis rom-com.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
A charming cast and witty script make this romantic comedy a winning tale of a woman turning the page and writing her own story.
Richard Curtis’ deceptively serious comedy is an honest, moving piece about family.
She’s Gotta Have It
Spike Lee’s coming-of-age comedy is a bold, trailblazing achievement.
Noah Baumbach’s remarkable, heartfelt masterpiece about divorce aches with comedy and compassion.
Best romantic dramas on Netflix UK
The latest in Netflix’s deal with the Duplass brothers, this romantic comedy, written by Mark Duplass, stars him and Sarah Paulson as two former high-school sweethearts who return to their small California hometown.
William Wyler’s 1968 drama follows comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side to her peak with Ziegfeld Follies.
Director Adam Leon continues to be one to watch with this Netflix Original that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Been So Long
Michaela Coel shines in this likeable, open-hearted musical set in modern day London.
Holding the Man
Epic, intimate, universal. This drama, based on the true story of an ill-fated romance between two men, deserves to be a crowd-pleaser. Read our full review.
Our Souls at Night
“We’ve both been on our own for years. I’m lonely. I guess you might be too.” Robert Redford and Jane Fonda spark low-key chemistry in this gentle drama about two mature neighbours finding a connection.
Ethan Hawke and Rose Byrne are superb in this sweet, sad tale of romance and disillusion.
A United Kingdom
A powerful story of romance and race, A United Kingdom is a crowd-pleaser that deserves the biggest crowd possible.
What are your favourite romantic movies on Netflix UK?