12 Romantic Movies on Netflix to Make You Swoon

For your bachelorette or a simple date night in, these flicks will give you the heart flutters.
Lady Chatterley's Lover and Call Me By Your Name, streaming now on Netflix.
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Updated Oct 23, 2023
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Are you ready to embark on a journey of love and passion from the comfort of your couch? If you're a hopeless romantic searching for the perfect movie night, look no further: we've curated a selection of the best romantic movies on Netflix or to rent on Amazon. From timeless classics to modern rom coms, these films promise to sweep you off your feet and leave you with all the heart-fluttering feels.

Films like Brooklyn and Lady Chatterley's Lover will transport viewers to a bygone era, while recent romances like The Kissing Booth and Friends With Benefits showcase the complexities of modern relationships (with a healthy dose of humor and wit). Whether you're looking for a sweet escape from reality or a cathartic emotional experience, here are 12 romance movies on Netflix that'll leave you feeling warm, fuzzy, and maybe even a little lovestruck. So, snuggle up and get ready to swoon as we explore the magic of romance, connection and all the moments that make our hearts skip a beat.

The Best Romantic Movies on Netflix

Grab some popcorn (and maybe even a box of tissues) and cozy up to one of these romantic movies on Netflix.

Oscar-Winning: Silver Linings Playbook
Most Whimsical: La La Land
Best LGBTQ+: Call Me By Your Name
Best Period Drama: Brooklyn
Steamiest: Lady Chatterley's Lover
Funniest: The Sweetest Thing

Silver Linings Playbook

This Oscar-nominated film revolves around the tumultuous lives of Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) and Tiffany Maxwell (Jennifer Lawrence), who are struggling with mental health issues and personal challenges. The film masterfully combines elements of drama and romantic comedy as it explores their complex journey toward healing and love.

Release Date: November 16, 2012

Call Me By Your Name

Based on André Aciman's 2007 novel of the same name, this film is set in the summer of 1983 in a picturesque Italian villa. It tells the story of a passionate and transformative romance between Elio (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old boy, and Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming (and older) American scholar.

Release Date: January 19, 2018

My Best Friend's Wedding

My Best Friend's Wedding is a classic rom-com starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, and Cameron Diaz. The film revolves around a food critic (Roberts) who realizes she's in love with her best friend (Mulroney) only when he announces his engagement to another woman (Diaz). Fueled by jealousy, she attempts to win him back in a series of humorous and heartfelt misadventures.

Release Date: June 20, 1997

Lady Chatterley's Lover

In the aftermath of her husband's war injury, Lady Chatterley (Emma Corrin) finds herself isolated in her marriage and eventually ends up in a steamy, passionate affair with the estate's gamekeeper (Jack O'Connell). As their relationship deepens, she confronts her own internal prejudices, leading to a profound journey of self-discovery and liberation.

Release Date: September 2, 2022

The Kissing Booth

In this teen romance, you'll be left feeling giddy as ever as you watch Elle Evans (Joey King) in the most unexpected lip-lock situations with Jacob Elordi's character. With a dash of teenage drama, a sprinkle of first-love jitters, and a secret kissing booth that turns her world upside down, this adorable rom-com does not disappoint.

Release Date: May 11, 2018

The Best of Me

Based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks, it tells the story of Dawson (James Marsden) and Amanda (Michelle Monaghan), high school sweethearts who are reunited after 20 years when they return to their hometown for a friend's funeral.
Release Date: October 17, 2014


Step back in time to the era of the 1950s as we journey with Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) in Brooklyn. This poignant coming-of-age story follows a young Irish immigrant who leaves her home behind for new opportunities (and love) in the bustling streets of Brooklyn, New York. While coping with major homesickness and the challenges of a new life, Eilis finds herself torn between two worlds and two loves.

Release Date: November 20, 2015

Friends With Benefits

In this sizzling, cheeky rom-com, two friends Jamie (Mila Kunis) and Dylan (Justin Timberlake) decide to add a little spice to their sex lives by embarking on a strictly physical relationship… no strings attached. But as their playful arrangement unfolds, they soon discover that love and friendship are not as easily compartmentalized as they thought.

Release Date: July 22, 2011

To All The Boys I've Loved Before

Based on Jenny Han's novel, To All The Boys I've Loved Before follows the life of Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor), a high school junior whose secret love letters to her past crushes are mysteriously sent out. As she navigates the aftermath of her secret being exposed, Lara Jean discovers love in unexpected places.

Release Date: August 17, 2018

The Sweetest Thing

Starring Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, and Selma Blair, the story follows three women as they embark on a wild and hilarious road trip to track down a man. It's a lighthearted and often over-the-top comedy that explores the importance of friendship and the challenges of finding love in the early 2000s dating scene.

Release Date: April 12, 2002

La La Land

Set in Los Angeles, La La Land follows the love story between a struggling jazz musician (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone). The film is a vibrant homage to classic Hollywood musicals, featuring beautifully choreographed song-and-dance numbers, a jazz-infused soundtrack and stunning cinematography.

Release Date: December 9, 2016

Dear John

Dear John is a 2010 romantic drama directed by Lasse Hallström, based on Nicholas Sparks' novel of the same name. The movie stars Channing Tatum as John Tyree, a soldier on leave, and Amanda Seyfried as Savannah Curtis, a college student. Their love story unfolds through letters as they navigate the challenges of a long-distance relationship.

Release Date: January 24, 2010

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