The best romantic movies on Netflix UK
Ivan Radford | On 14, Feb 2019Reading time: 5 mins
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
When Harry Met Sally
You can never enough of what she’s having.
Some Like It Hot
“Well, nobody’s perfect.”
It doesn’t have to be Christmas to enjoy this knowingly sentimental Richard Curtis flick.
Crazy Stupid Love
Crazy, Stupid, Love, which stars Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, is a promising landmark on the road to the perfect redemption comedy-drama.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Netflix’s high school movie is a fresh, funny delightful teen rom-com.
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.
Four Weddings and a Funeral
“Is it still raining? … I hadn’t notice.”
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.
A Knight’s Tale
Heath Ledger on a horse. Rufus Sewell as a bad guy. Paul Bettany as a naked Geoffrey Chaucer. A Knight’s Tale has everything. Also, jousting!
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.
Woody Allen’s best film finds him in fourth-wall-busting form as Alvy Singer, who’s trying to figure out why his relationship with the titular character has failed.
Molly Ringwald delivers an iconic performance in this generation-defining teen movie from John Hughes.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
From the moment I wake up…
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart bond over broken fairground rides in this charming coming of age comedy.
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.
Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton are remarkable in Jeff Nichols’ quietly powerful story of an important romance.
Director Adam Leon continues to be one to watch with this Netflix Original that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Gorgeous, uplifting and heartbreaking, Carol is an elegant portrait of desire and restraint.
An uplifting celebration of devotion and possibility, Breathe is a swooningly sincere debut from director Andy Serkis.
About Time is an honest, provocative and accomplished work that deserves to be given a shot, even if you don’t like Love Actually.
This intense teen romance rings with earnest chemistry and classic horror – also, baseball.
God’s Own Country
This fantastic British debut is a poignant tale of young romance, maturing identity, and mutual belonging.
The Fault in Our Stars
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort bring John Green’s novel to life with a touching sincerity, as we see two teenagers living with cancer fall in love.
Distilling McEwan’s novel without diluting its potency, this masterful adaptation is a work of genius.
The Light Between Oceans
As beautiful as it is heart-breaking, Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz star in this story of the infinite power of love, the overwhelming fear of loss and the complexities of human nature that bind the two.
Been So Long
Michaela Coel shines in this likeable, open-hearted musical set in modern day London.
The Edge of Seventeen
Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) and Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) are inseparable best friends attempting to navigate high school together… until Nadine’s older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) and Krista begin dating.
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.
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams star in this unabashedly weepie romantic drama, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel.
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Abdellatif Kechiche’s lesbian romance is known for its graphic sex scenes, but isn’t eye-opening because of its unflinching fornication – it’s eye-opening because it’s unflinching with everything else. Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos are superb as the pair of intense lovers, managing to be moving, sad, funny and painful all at once.
This low-key coming-of-age drama is a gorgeous, generous showcase for two contrasting, complex women.
What are your favourite romantic movies on Netflix UK?