Broken Heart? The 19 Best Rom Coms on Netflix To Give You Hope!

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| LAST UPDATE 01/02/2023

By Genevieve Scott
Best Romantic Comedies On Netflix
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Unpopular opinion- rom coms are the genre for every mood. Feeling sick and sad at home? Watch a rom-com. Out on a date or movie night with family? Play a rom-com. Feeling like a movie marathon as you wake up? Choose the list of rom-coms.. you get the idea.

Maybe the most important thing a rom-com conveys is that everything will always be okay in the end. In these times, we need it more than ever. And just in case you need something to remind you next time, we’ve compiled a list of the best romantic comedies on Netflix.

You are left with just one task. Go through this list, find the movie that resonates with your mood, get some popcorn and click play.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Year: 2003

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a sweet, charming movie that is elevated to a romantic comedy classic by the performances of Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. Andie, played by Hudson has an assignment – write an article about How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Benjamin, played by McConaughey, is a ladies’ man that women can’t seem to get enough of. Andie’s job – break Benjamin into leaving their relationship in 10 days. What follows is a series of events that will keep you smiling at just how sweet couples can get with each other.

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Just Friends

Year: 2005

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Chris Brander has had it rough in high school – being fat doesn’t really help with the girls. He is also in love with his best friend Jamie Palamino, but it just doesn’t seem to go anywhere. Fast forward ten years and Chris is now a records executive, who is also drop-dead glamorous. His new assignment is with pop star Samatha James, who wants to “lick his skin off”, and a plan to fly to Paris has him going back home for the holidays. He meets Jamie once again, and his love is rekindled. Now, he must try to win her love before he flies back to Paris, despite the odds.

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When Harry Met Sally

Year: 1989

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Directed by Rob Reiner, When Harry Met Sally is a classic recommendation, you would hear from any friend who is a fan of the rom-com genre. Starring Bill Crystal and Meg Ryan, the movie starts in 1977, when they spend a car ride arguing about whether men and women could maintain a strictly platonic relationship. Fast forward ten years, they meet again, and things move faster than expected and they end up “doing it” with each other. With an ample mix of clever storytelling, funny dialogues and a touch of charming romance, you’ll never get bored of this film.

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The Half of It

Year: 2020

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Ellie Chu is different from the rest of the residents in Squahamish, and she always expected to remain this way. While doing homework papers for other students, she is asked by her crush Paul to write a love letter for Aster, the popular girl at their school. But when Ellie and Aster develop feelings for each other over their letters, things develop into a comedic love triangle. How will it end, and who ends in love with who? A lovely movie that is filled with charming scenes, The Half of It is a modern-day romantic comedy that is surprisingly enjoyable to all generations.

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Love & Gelato

Year: 2022

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Have you ever known someone who just doesn't seem to have a life? More often than not, it's because no one ever pushed them to take a chill pill and relax. So was the case with Lina in Love & Gelato, whose plans for the summer include preparing for college. But she finally takes the plunge to go to Rome, to respect her mother's final wishes. What changes in her life, you'll have to watch yourself.

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A Perfect Pairing

Year: 2022

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A Perfect Pairing is the perfect vacation movie to watch - one that doesn't ask much of us to be enjoyed heartily. Ready to do whatever it takes to win a large client, Lola must fly to Australia and work hands-on at a sheep farm. A romance sparks between her and the local hand, and she gets caught up between love and ambition.

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He's All That

Year: 2021

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She's All That is a timeless romantic comedy classic. He’s All That is a modern reproduction of this movie, but the roles switch. Social media influencer Padgett must save her reputation by turning Cameron into prom king material. We soon come to realize Cameron is extremely antisocial. But the quest to save face sparks something touching between the two, and you'll be gripped to the seat wondering if they will end up together.

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Trainwreck

Year: 2015

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Ever gone too far ahead with your ideals, you've forgotten how to go back? This is the case with Amy in Trainwreck, a magazine writer who really does not know when the party stops. But a job she undertakes to profile rising star sports doctor Aaron Conners has her questioning everything she's believed and forges a path for her to really go back and understand her true self.

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Someone Great

Year: 2019

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Here’s a great movie that you can easily relate to because of its sentimentality and melancholy. Someone Great follows Jenny, an aspiring music journalist who, on the one hand, landed her dream job in San Francisco but, on the other hand, just broke up with her boyfriend of nine years because he wasn’t ready to try long-distance. Because she knows she can’t get through it alone, she dials up her best friends Erin and Blair for one last wild time in New York City. The movie is apt for our times and manages to take the romantic comedy genre down new paths.

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Irreplaceable You

Year: 2018

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There are a lot of unbelievable elements tied together in this simple plot, which makes this a movie that will affect you deeply. Irreplaceable You begins with Abbie being diagnosed with cancer and how it turns her life upside down. But she decides to get back up and plan a future without her for her fiancé Sam, who has also been her best friend since childhood. But how does it all play out? This movie leaves you with an important thought after 96 minutes – “among all the what if’s, we miss out on the truly important thing – the what is.”

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Love Hard

Year: 2021

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Not every movie needs to be an artistic masterpiece. Some movies should be there that give you a feel-good vibe. And Love Hard does this splendidly. Natalie hasn’t seen good luck with her online dating game in the longest time ever, and then she happens to find her perfect match. If you’re beginning to think that it would be too good to be true, it is – because she was catfished by someone 3000 miles away.  But will she manage to find love on Christmas week? A fun film to start the holiday season. Love Hard is a definite watch for the casual rom-com fan.

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Alex Strangelove

Year: 2018

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Teen sexuality is a topic that has a 50 percent chance of making it big with the audience, but Alex Strangelove blends in good humor to take a progressive approach to this topic, and we think the end result paid off. When Alex Truelove plans to have his first sexual experience with his girlfriend, he doesn’t account for Elliott to be the one who puts him into the chaos of confusion. How does he do this? Elliott is gay, handsome, and charming, and this makes Alex doubt his sexual identity, which is enlightening to us in a manner of sorts.

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The Lovebirds

Year: 2020

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In The Lovebirds Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae play Jibran and Leilani, a couple who are being to fall apart. But what manages to keep them together? An accusation of murder, and now the Jibran and Leilani must keep one step ahead of the cops and try to clear their names. The movie offers light humor and makes us laugh easily throughout the screen time. The bickering banter of the unhappy couple and the buddy cop-type comedy provides familiar territory for moviegoers, and the plotline is pleasantly hilarious. We had a good laugh throughout the movie, so if you’re looking for an easy movie to laugh along with, The Lovebirds will be it.

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The Incredible Jessica James

Year: 2017

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When a Black woman lets nothing stop her in the way of her dreams, it makes for a unique set of scenes that can stroke a different emotion within us. Jessica James is a playwright looking to make it big in the Big Apple, but a recent breakup makes her falter in her journey. But then she meets Boone, who is also recovering from a recent break-up, and the two of them shake hands-on finding a way to navigate through a “post-relationship” world. What could have turned out as a standard rom-com off the block is raised to the level of a fantabulous movie, and the actors completely own the movie?

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Always Be My Maybe

Year: 2019

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We’ve seen best friends falling in love and rekindling dead sparks before. But Always Be My Maybe shows us how to take an old concept and show it in a refreshing, feel-good way. Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) are childhood friends who have a falling out and end up meeting up after 15 years. This movie shows us how they deal with their feelings amidst their vastly different lives. In the end, what must be sacrificed to keep the rekindled spark burning?

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She’s Gotta Have It

Year: 2019

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This movie is another black-and-white masterpiece that explores complex questions about society’s stereotypes. One of the first films shot by Spike Lee, She’s Gotta Have It explores the life of Nola Darling, a woman who, according to society, has “too many men around her”. Shot in the backdrop of Brooklyn, she becomes the prize between three men, each of whom tries to make her choose them over the others. This allows for a sensual drama that should find its way into your watchlist.

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Year: 2018

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“I write a letter when I have a crush so intense that I don’t know what else to do,” is the line that sets the stage for this movie. Lara Jean’s secret letters to her crushes (the movie focuses on Josh, her elder sister’s now ex-boyfriend, and Peter, the hottest guy in high school) somehow gets mailed, and the plot dives into a blend of fake high-school romance, jealousy, and teenage confusion. The movie is one that leaves you happy in the end, so add it to your watch list right away!  

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Two Weeks Notice

Year: 2002

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Two Weeks Notice is a typical rom-com, but the performance of the actors is what makes us add it to our list. Lucy Kelson, played by Sandra Bullock, is a lawyer who graduated from Harvard and loves working on pro-bono cases. She chooses to get hired by George Wade (played by Hugh Grant), a billionaire real-estate developer, as a way to stop him from destroying a community project close to her heart. However, George drives her crazy and she submits her two weeks notice for resignation. The movie follows the two weeks in which Lucy tries to find a replacement for her role, and they realize their feelings for each other. Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant play their roles perfectly to the dot, as this movie takes you through laughs and tears.    

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Set It Up

Year: 2018

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Set It Up has a simple story, but the screenplay is light, humorous, and deserves a spot on the list. Harper and Charlie are overworked assistants, who scheme to get their bosses to date each other so that they can have more free time. The movie has us smiling as the two assistants find ways to make their bosses fall in love, and eventually realize that their antics are more than just about their bosses.

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