Valentine’s Day may not be your favorite holiday, but revisiting a cheesy rom-com or Kleenex-worthy tear-jerker is the best way to get in the love/hate spirit ahead of February 14. Whether you're happily single, boo’d up or looking for love, you’ll appreciate this comprehensive list of the 40 best rom coms on Netflix, from Runaway Bride to Always Be My Maybe.
The 40 Best Rom Coms on Netflix for Valentine's Day
1. ‘the Royal Treatment’ (2022)
Izzy (Laura Marano), a talented hairdresser, gets the opportunity of a lifetime when she's hired to work at the wedding of a royal family member. But when she starts to fall for the groom, she's forced to choose between love and her career.
2. ‘long Story Short’ (2021)
Rafe Spall is Teddy, a newlywed who wakes up one morning to find that he's time-traveling to the next year of his life every few minutes. But unfortunately, the future of his marriage doesn't look so promising. Can he use what little time he has to win his wife back?
3. ‘about Time’ (2013)
After learning that his family has the special gift of turning back time, he takes a trip to the past with one goal on mind: To win the heart of the woman he loves. (Swoon.)
4. ‘love Jacked’ (2018)
Amber Stevens West and Shamier Anderston star in this light-hearted comedy, where a woman returns from her trip to Africa with a fake fiancé after her engagement gets called off.
5. ‘the Duff’ (2015)
Come for the Michael Jackson's "Thriller" group dance scene; stay for dude-next-door heartthrob Mark Ruffalo.
6. ‘silver Linings Playbook’ (2012)
After spending time in a mental institution, Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) is determined to win his wife back. Lucky for him, he meets and bonds with a free-spirited widow who's willing to help him do just that—only he'll have to do something important for her in return.
7. ‘afterlife Of The Party’ (2021)
When partygirl Cassie (Victoria Justice) dies in an accident, she learns that she needs to serve as a guardian angel before she can reach the "Afterlife party in Heaven." What could go wrong?
8. ‘the Princess Switch’ (2018)
Lady Margaret Delacourt (Vanessa Hudgens) and her lookalike, Stacy De Novo (also Hudgens), decide to switch places for the holidays and find themselves falling for one another's romantic partners. We're getting strong Parent Trap vibes...
9. ‘good On Paper’ (2021)
Iliza Shlesinger plays an ambitious comedian who's thrilled to finally meet the guy of her dreams. Only he seems a little too perfect...
10. ‘midnight In Paris’
We thought we loved Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard before this film about a time-traveling writer on vacation in Paris, but—boy—were we wrong.
11. ‘life As We Know It’ (2010)
Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) are tasked with caring for their orphaned goddaughter after having the worst first date. But can they let go of their mutual hatred for the sake of the child?
12. ‘single All The Way’ (2021)
Ugly Betty alum Michael Urie stars in the holiday flick as Peter, a social media strategist who convinces his best friend to pose as his boyfriend during a family Christmas visit. But their plan doesn't go as smoothly as they'd hoped...
13. ‘always Be My Maybe’ (2019)
After a whopping 16 years apart, childhood friends Marcus (Randall Park) and Sasha (Ali Wong) reconnect and come to realize that their feelings for each other never went away. Could this be mean they're meant to be?
14. ‘runaway Bride’ (1999)
Richard Gere stars as Homer, a curious reporter who's tasked with writing about Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts), a young woman who has left multiple guys at the altar. Before he knows it, Homer starts to fall for the infamous “runaway bride” himself.
15. ‘the Lovebirds’ (2020)
Jibran (Kumail Nanjiani) and Leilani (Issa Rae) are on the verge of splitting up. But when they witness a crime, they find themselves caught up in a huge murder mystery, which forces them to stick together.
16. ‘the Incredible Jessica James’ (2017)
Still healing from a painful breakup, Jessica (Jessica Williams), a New York-based writer, agrees to go on a blind date with a divorced designer. Although their first meeting gets off to an incredibly awkward start, they form an unlikely romance.
17. ‘the Wrong Missy’ (2020)
Tim Morris (David Spade) finds himself in a bit of a pickle when he accidentally invites a woman from an awful blind date on a work retreat. Get ready to laugh your socks off.
18. ‘the Wedding Singer’ (1998)
Dynamic duo Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler appeared together for the first time in this classic comedy, where a wedding singer falls head over heels for a waitress who’s already engaged.
19. ‘to All The Boys I've Loved Before’ (2018)
Lara Jean's (Lana Condor) private letters to her crushes are accidentally mailed out, and of course, chaos ensues. But on the bright side, it sparks an unpredictable romance you can’t help but root for.
20. ‘sabrina’ (1995)
Sabrina Fairchild (Julia Ormond), a chauffeur's daughter, gets the ultimate glow-up after visiting Paris. But when she returns to the wealthy family that she grew up with, she gets involved in a love triangle with her longtime crush…and his older brother.
21. ‘as Good As It Gets’ (1997)
As he bonds with his neighbor's dog, Melvin (Jack Nicholson), a bitter novelist, tries to pursue a relationship with a kind single mom named Carol (Helen Hunt). Truly one of Nicholson’s finest.
22. ‘she's Gotta Have It’ (1986)
Not to be confused with Spike Lee’s reboot series of the same name (although it’s equally compelling), She's Gotta Have It follows the sexually liberated Nola Darling (Tracy Camilla Johns), a graphic artist who's juggling romantic relationships with three suitors.
23. ‘someone Great’ (2019)
Jenny (Gina Rodriguez), a New York-based music journalist, gets dumped by her boyfriend right before heading off to San Francisco for her dream job. To cope with the heartbreak, she embarks on one last adventure with her best friends.
24. ‘set It Up’ (2018)
If there’s one thing we learned from this movie, it’s to never underestimate the power of overworked assistants. When Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell), two assistants to demanding workaholics, cross paths for the first time, they agree to set up their bosses on dates. But will their plan work?
25. ‘just Go With It’ (2011)
Plastic surgeon Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler) finds himself entangled in a web of lies when he goes out of his way to woo an attractive high school math teacher. It may have been panned by critics, but if you enjoy Sandler’s brand of comedy (think 50 First Dates and Click), then you’re in for a treat.
26. ‘destination Wedding’ (2018)
Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves flaunt their comedic chops in this witty comedy, which follows two wedding guests who meet for the first time and start an unlikely relationship.
27. ‘little Italy’ (2018)
If you’re a sucker for forbidden love stories, meet your new favorite movie. Little Italy follows Leo Campo (Hayden Christensen) and Nikki Angioli (Emma Roberts), two BFFs-turned-lovers whose parents happen to be rival New York pizzeria owners.
28. ‘ghosts Of Girlfriends Past’ (2009)
Think A Christmas Carol, minus the snowy landscapes and holiday cheer. After attending his brother’s wedding, a womanizing photographer is visited by three ghosts who take him through his romantic past, present and future.
29. ‘love Hard’ (2021)
Nina Dobrev stars as an L.A. writer, who falls for an East Coast guy through a dating app. But when she heads to his hometown for a surprise in-person visit, she realizes that she's been catfished.
30. ‘resort To Love’ (2021)
Resort to Love follows Erica (Christina Milian), an aspiring pop star, whose worst nightmare comes to life when she’s hired to perform at her ex-fiancé’s wedding. Yikes.
31. ‘alex Strangelove’ (2018)
High schooler Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) is prepared to take his relationship with BFF-turned-girlfriend Claire (Madeline Weinstein) to the next level. That is, until he meets a charming guy named Elliot (Antonio Marziale), who clearly has a crush on him.
32. ‘home Again’ (2017)
Alice Kinney (Reese Witherspoon), an interior designer and newly single mom, gets a fresh start after agreeing to welcome three young filmmakers into her Los Angeles home. But her new life gets interrupted when her estranged husband shows up.
33. ‘out Of My League’ (2020)
In this offbeat Italian film, Marta (Ludovica Francesconi), who lives with a rare terminal illness, is determined to win the heart of the guy she likes. With the help of her optimistic friends, she sets out to make this dream a reality.
34. ‘sounds Like Love’ (2021)
Just when Maca (María Valverde), a 30-year-old assistant, finds her footing as a career woman, her worst mistake—better known as her ex, Leo (Álex González)—comes back into her life to stir up some trouble.
35. ‘something Borrowed’ (2011)
After ringing in her 30th birthday with a wild party and way too many drinks, Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) ends up in bed with her BFF’s fiancé (and longtime crush). Talk about awkward…
36. ‘the Holiday’ (2006)
What would you do to get away from your romantic troubles? Take a solo trip? Or maybe swap houses with someone who lives across the pond for two weeks? Iris (Kate Winslet) and Amanda (Cameron Diaz) opt for the latter option in this feel-good flick.
37. ‘think Like A Man’ (2012)
Determined to solve the issues in their respective relationships, four fabulous ladies turn to the advice of a best-selling self-help book. But when their partners find out about the book, they concoct a plan to return the favor.
38. ‘two Weeks Notice’ (2002)
When Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock), an environmental lawyer, struggles to deal with her selfish boss’s behavior, she decides to put in her two weeks’ notice. The only problem? She starts to catch feelings for said boss.
39. ‘cloudburst’ (2011)
In this heartfelt ode to Thelma and Louise, Stella (Olympia Dukakis) and Dotty (Brenda Fricker) are a lesbian couple, who venture on a road trip to Nova Scotia to tie the knot. But during their journey, they cross paths with a hitchhiker and form an unlikely bond.
40. ‘tall Girl’ (2019)
When 16-year-old Jodi Kreyman (Ava Michelle), the tallest girl at school, falls hard for an foreign exchange student, she gets reeled into a rather complicated love triangle. Is it cheesy? You bet. But the charming storyline is sure to win you over.