Last Updated: July 9th
If love isn’t in the air, it’s sure to be on Netflix. The streaming giant has a host of swoon-worthy titles guaranteed to sweep you off your feet. There are high school rom-coms, ’60s coming-of-age stories, period drama, World War II romances, and plenty of forbidden love affairs to keep things juicy. (Be still our beating hearts.) Of course, because there are so many romantic films to choose from, we’ve chosen the cream of the crop. Grab some tissues and get ready to melt over the best romances on Netflix right now.
1. P.S. I Love You (2007)
Run Time: 126 min | IMDb: 7.1/10
Is P.S. I Love You the saddest, sappiest flick in the history of film? Probably not, but it is the biggest tearjerker on this list. Hilary Swank plays Holly, a young widow trying to heal after the death of her husband, Gerry (Gerard Butler). Unbeknownst to her, Gerry has scheduled 10 letters to be delivered over the course of the film, each directing Holly and helping her to begin her life again, without him in it. It’s an emotional mess of a movie. Swank is crying most of the time, and Gerry’s well-meaning notes just make things worse, but it’s also a lovely commentary on losing a loved one and the work it takes to build a life of your own.
2. Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)
Run Time: 179 min | IMDb: 7.8/10
When this French coming-of-age drama premiered in 2013, it sparked plenty of controversies. The film centers on a blooming romance between a naïve teenager named Adele and her free-spirited lover, Emma. Praised for painting an honest portrait of a lesbian romance on screen while also scrutinized for its sometimes graphic sexual content, the film marked a turning point in how the LGBTQ community was represented on film and gave people a heartbreaking look at a young woman discovering herself and her sexual identity in an unforgiving world.
3. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
Run Time: 99 mins | IMDb: 7.3/10
Netflix’s latest original flick is being hailed as the best teen rom-com of the decade and for good reason. The story stars Lana Condor as Lara Jean Covey, a junior in high school who tends to write her crushes love letters but never actually send them. After those same letters are anonymously sent, she’s forced to do damage control by carrying on a fake relationship with one of her former love interests. It’s a sweet, oddly empowering twist on the classic rom-com trope and you won’t be able to scroll through Twitter without coming across a Peter Kavinsky stan account thanks to this one.