The 43 best romance movies to watch on Netflix right now

Sometimes "your love life's DOA," per the "Friends" theme song, and what you need is a good love story that ends up better than yours.

With romance movies, you can do just that. From friends to lovers to enemies to lovers, you're able to immerse yourself into plot lines that will warm your heart —and maybe even break it (in a good way, of course).

Netflix has romance movies to satisfy every taste, including teen love stories, classic rom-coms, funny fish-out-of-water tales and heart-tugging dramas. The streamer's catalogue includes some classic romance movies beloved by viewers of all ages, everything from Nicholas Sparks' "The Choice" to new releases like "Love at First Sight."

Below, we've rounded up the steamiest, saddest and downright sweetest romance movies on Netflix to scratch any love itch you may have. We'll routinely update this list, so be sure to check back once you've watched everything.

'Look Both Ways' (2022)

Natalie's (Lili Reinhart) life abruptly changes on the eve of her college graduation, sending her into two parallel realities. In one version, she stays in her hometown of Texas and becomes a mother; in the other, she relocates to Los Angeles in order to further her profession.

'After Everything' (2023)

Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes Tiffin), now a bestselling novelist, goes to Portugal to atone for his previous actions after splitting up with his true love, Tessa (Josephine Langford) in the conclusion to the cult favorite romance series "After."

'Love Again' (2023)

Readjusting to her fiancé's death, Mira Ray (Priyanka Chopra) sends a string of texts to his former number, without realizing it has been reassigned to journalist Rob Burns (Sam Heughan). Rob is drawn in by the sincerity of her remarks in the romantically written texts. When he is given the task of writing a profile of legendary singer, Celine Dion, he seeks her assistance to figure out how to meet Mira in person and win her over.

'Good Grief' (2023)

When an artist (Dan Levy) loses his well-known writer husband (Luke Evans), he brings his two closest friends to Paris, where they confront difficult realities and complex secrets. This is a sad one, folks.

'Love Is in the Air' (2023)

A strong-willed pilot (Delta Goodrem) struggling to save her family's business begins to fall in love with the guy (Joshua Sasse) assigned by corporate to permanently shut down her operation.

‘Love At First Sight’ (2023)

Hadley (Haley Lu Richardson) and Oliver (Ben Hardy) happen to fall in love while traveling on a plane from New York to London. It may seem unlikely that the pair will reunite after losing each other at customs, but love has a way of beating the odds.

‘No Hard Feelings’ (2023)

Maddy Barker (Jennifer Lawrence), is in risk of losing her childhood home. But when an affluent couple employs her to romance their socially awkward son, Percy Becker (Andrew Barth Feldman), things look up for the desperate bartender. Percy proves to be more of a challenge than Maddy anticipated, and time is running out before she loses everything. She's determined to make Percy into a man before college starts

‘Purple Hearts’ (2022)

In order to get military benefits for her Type 1 diabetes, aspiring singer Cassie (Sophia Carson) proposes a marriage of convenience to Luke (Nicholas Galitzine), who's a Marine and is about to deploy. But shortly after, a tragedy makes their fake relationship all too real, and the two must now navigate their genuine feelings for each other.

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between’ (2022)

Claire (Tailia Ryder) and Aidan (Jordan Fisher) agree to end their relationship amicably and without any regrets before attending college — but not without one unforgettable last date.

‘Someone Great’ (2019)

Music journalist Jenny Young (Gina Rodriguez) was recently dumped by her long-term boyfriend, Nate Davis (LaKeith Stanfield). She enlists the help of her two closest friends for one more crazy night out in NYC before she relocates to San Francisco.

‘Set It Up’ (2018)

In New York City, two young assistants, Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell), discover that arranging dates for their busy bosses can simplify their lives and get their bosses off their backs. However, the mismatched duo soon come to the realization that they could be just right for one another.

‘Sixteen Candles’ (1984)

Anxious Samantha (Molly Ringwald) is about to turn 16, and she is filled with the usual teenage dread that comes with the event because her sister's impending wedding is practically taking center stage. Though Samantha is infatuated with the attractive older boy Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling), she fears that the popular senior will be turned off by her virginity. Samantha, meanwhile, has to continuously reject geeky Ted (Anthony Michael Hall), who is the only guy in the school who seems to be interested in her.

‘13 Going on 30’ (2004)

In this endearing fairy tale, adolescent Jenna (Christa B. Allen) dreams of becoming a well-adjusted adult because of her desires for a boyfriend. Overnight, her long-held dream comes true, and she finds herself transformed into a gorgeous and mature 30-year-old woman (Jennifer Garner). However, maturity isn't as simple as it seems, and growing up isn't all it's cracked up to be.

‘Forever My Girl’ (2018)

Superstar in the country music industry, Liam Page (Alex Roe), abandoned his wife, Josie (Jessica Rothe), at the altar in order to chase success and wealth. However, Liam never moved on from his one true love, Josie, or lost his small town upbringing. Now, when he goes back to his hometown for his high school best friend's funeral, he finds himself unintentionally facing the repercussions of his actions.

‘After’ (2019)

Tessa Young (Josephine Langford), a well-mannered college student, believes she understands what she wants out of life—that is, until she meets complex bad boy Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes Tiffin).

'Through My Window: Across the Sea' (2023)

Ares and Raquel are a young couple in Stockholm who finally reunite on a beach trip after a year of maintaining a long-distance relationship. With new characters in their friend groups and lives, they face the question of whether their love will truly withstand all tests.

'Persuasion' (2022)

This take on Jane Austen's classic romance novel "Persuasion" features Dakota Johnson as Anne Elliot, who reunites with her ex-lover after eight years of separation and experiences a second chance at love in 19th-century England.

'Your Place or Mine' (2023)

Rom-com royalty Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon star as Peter Coleman and Debbie Dunn in "Your Place Or Mine." Peter and Debbie had a one-night stand 20 years ago and became best friends thereafter. They were never really honest about their feelings, and literally have to move into each other's houses before coming clean.

'The Princess Switch' (2018)

"The Princess Switch" puts a Christmas spin on Mark Twain‘s 1881 novel "The Prince and the Pauper." Vanessa Hudgens plays two women from different worlds who bump into each other and immediately recognize their striking, albeit identical, resemblance. They agree to temporarily switch places, but things get complicated when they each fall in love with someone from the life they're pretending to live.

'The Perfect Find' (2023)

Jenna Jones (played by Gabrielle Union) needs someone to give her a second chance. And she gets it. But shortly after starting her new gig as a fashion editor, she starts falling for a younger guy — whom she later learns is one of her co-workers and not to mention, her boss's son. Is she willing to risk her job for love? Only Jenna knows the answer.

'Endless Love' (2014)

Here's a "Romeo & Juliet" love story — with a happy ending. Jade Butterfield (played by Gabriella Wilde) comes from money and privilege, while David Elliot (played by Alex Pettyfer) certainly doesn't. They meet and fall in love just the same. Their families canonically disapprove, but eventually resort to unlikely alliances that help them bond for real.

'Holidate' (2020)

Sloane (played by Emma Roberts) and Jackson (played by Luke Bracey) meet while returning their respective holiday gifts. They bond over a shared dislike of the holidays due to their families giving them grief for not being in a relationship. So, they agree to spend the holidays together so their families will lay off. It works — in more ways than one.

'About Last Night' (2014)

What happens when two people want to be together but everything else seems to get in the way of their love? That's the story for Danny (played by Michael Ealy) and Debbie (played by Joy Bryant) in "About Last Night." They meet and immediately want a relationship, even moving in together three months after meeting. But then they break up and have to find their way back to each other through all the noise.

'Really Love' (2020)

There's love. And then there's really love, an unfiltered commitment to someone's needs even if they don't include you. "Really Love" shows this type of love in action as the character Isaiah (played by Kofi Siriboe) becomes resigned to losing Stevie so he can experience more joy.

'Beyond the Lights' (2014)

Noni (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is supposed to sing. Kaz (played by Nate Parker) is supposed to protect. The problem: Noni veers from that agreement after feeling some enormous pressure, and, as a result, Kaz comes to her rescue. They love each other from there on out, much to the dismay of, well, everyone.

'La La Land' (2016)

"La La Land" is all giggles and jubilee until Seb (played by Ryan Gosling) and Mia (played by Emma Stone) snap back to reality. Seb and Mia love each other, but their conflicting careers force them to pick their professional passions or each other.

'Nappily Ever After' (2018)

Goodbye hair, hello "Nappily Ever After." Violet (Sanaa Lathan) and her boyfriend split in the wake of her hair loss. This experience prompts her to cut her remaining hair and to live the life she actually wants to live, not the one her mother has forced her to all these years. Her new approach to life attracts a new love interest.

'Been So Long' (2018)

It's been so long for both Simone (played by Michaela Coel) and Raymond (played by Arinze Kene). The single mother and formerly incarcerated stranger meet during a rare night out on the town for the both of them. They hit it off, but will their baggage push the other away?

'Falling for Christmas' (2022)

Sierra (played by Lindsay Lohan) is a spoiled heiress who takes a tumble while skiing and, as a result, experiences memory loss. Jake (played by Chord Overstreet) owns a nearby lodge and cares for her as he mourns the death of his wife. They're still trying to figure out whom they are individually. But what happens when they start to catch feelings for one another?

'Here Love Lies' (2022)

Single mother Amanda (played by Tope Oshin) is entertaining a suitor she connected with on social media. Here's where things get complicated: She lives overseas and works as a travel blogger, but he's a tour guide in New York City.

'That's Amor' (2022)

In "That's Amor," Sofia (played by Riley Dandy) is looking to start from scratch and along the way, meets a handsome young chef who may be able to help her career and love life. But he has his work cut out for him in trying to win her over.

'Married to Work' (2022)

Malaika (played by Grace Wacuka) and Zaki (played by Idris Sultan) try one last Hail Mary to save their failing real estate agency when a potential investor's interest is contingent on them being a married couple. They fake it as long as they can, but is it enough to convince the investor?

'Along For The Ride' (2022)

The beauty of young love is on full display in "Along For The Ride," a Netflix original. Just before leaving for college, Auden (played by Emma Pasarow) meets Eli (played by Belmont Cameli), both of whom are insomniacs. Their nightly adventures uncover a lot about themselves and each other.

'Airplane Mode' (2020)

As a result of her job as an influencer, Ana is glued to her phone. She's so caught up in it all that she gets into a car accident while talking on the phone. Her parents exile her to her grandfather's farm, where she's forced to completely unplug. While it's hard at first, a young man distracts her from her off-the-grid life.

'Tall Girl' (2019)

The tallest girl in school can have a hard time finding suitors, and Jodi (played by Ava Michelle) knows that firsthand. She's insecure about her height and how others treat her because of it. Well, that is until she meets a foreign exchange student who not only likes her, but his attraction prompts other guys to crush on her as well.

'Greenberg' (2010)

Roger (played by Ben Stiller), who is already down on his luck, leaves New York City to housesit for his brother in Los Angeles. Roger doesn't drive, so he can't really get around until his brother's assistant, Florence (played by Greta Gerwig), visits. Feelings develop as they spend more time together.

'New In Town' (2009) --> (Leaving Soon)

Lucy (played by Renée Zellweger) takes a new job in the middle of nowhere to restructure a local factory. She sees it as a stepping stone to the next opportunity, but Ted (played by Harry Connick Jr.) interrupts her plans and gives her more than one reason to stay permanently.

‘A Tourist’s Guide to Love’ (2023)

What is the best way to get over a breakup? When a travel executive finds herself going through an unexpected split, she decides to take a traveling assignment to Vietnam to understand the tourist industry of the area. As she is exploring the city, she finds herself falling in love with more than just the scenery.

‘You People’ (2023)

While Amira (Lauren London) and Ezra (Jonah Hill) know they are an unlikely couple, their differences only start to become a problem when they decide to take their relationship to the next level. Although they respect each other's different upbringings, their families struggle to accept this budding relationship. Will Amira and Ezra be forced to choose each other or their families?

‘All The Bright Places’ (2020)

After the death of her sister, Violet (Elle Fanning), struggles to assimilate into regular high school life. When she is paired with Theodore (Justice Smith) and tasked with a project about finding the wonders of Indiana, she is given a new purpose. This movie explores the physical and emotional scars that come with life as the two learn how to find the beauty in the small everyday discoveries.

'Friends with Benefits' (2011)

When Dylan (Justin Timberlake), an art director from Los Angeles, takes a job at GQ's New York City office, he meets executive recruiter Jamie (Mila Kunis), and the two become fast friends. After realizing they're both feeling jaded from failed relationships, they decide to opt for casual sex together with no emotional ties. As you can imagine, their "friendship" bond eventually takes a turn.

'Love Actually' (2003)

Love really is all around within these nine intertwined stories that tell the tales of forbidden relationships, extramarital affairs and smitten, childlike crushes. Though primarily set in London at Christmastime, the various plotlines show that love is felt around the world.

'Eat Pray Love' (2010)

After a painful divorce, Liz (Julia Roberts) decides to spontaneously travel the world in the hopes of reconnecting with herself. While making her way through Italy, India and Indonesia, she encounters incredible food, spirituality and deep love. The film is based on the 2006 memoir of the same name by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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