Weekend? Party and dates? If you still have not planned anything for your date night but you don’t want to ante up a small fortune on some overpriced dinner and a new release in a crowded theater having no privacy, here is what you should do: Order a dinner or if you want more romance then, cook something together, and just play one of the movies on this list of love movies on Netflix in your own apartment. A bosom meal to start, an amorous movie as per the mood and yes – the inevitable cuddle opportunity! Maybe you and your babe are not that much into some sappy romantic movies, but hey, it’s okay! You can, by all means, have a romantic night without even watching the movies of this genre, and you can check out the Top-rated movies on Netflix, Funny movies on Netflix, or maybe even the Best action movies on Netflix.
What is love? It’s different for different people, and thus, a romantic movie comes in all sort of ways so as to cover this wide range of definitions of love. From romantic comedy movies to some heartbreaking dramas, from gentle to wild, we have got you covered.
But to start, we want to dedicate this section to all the singles out there (for those in a relation, romance is something associated with you, so I guess you don’t need, no dedication), because it is okay to watch romantic movies even if you are single. Here goes, our list:
11 Top-Rated Romantic Movies On Netflix
50 First Dates (2004)
50 First Dates, by Peter Segal, radiates buoyant, but unfeigned emotions is a philosophical, romantic comedy which is about love that is eternal, if only for a day. Adam Sandler plays the role of Hawaiian Henry Roth, who wants to quit his womanizing life when he meets Lucy (Drew Barrymore), an immensely charming art teacher who encountered a horrific car accident which causes her to lose her memory after each night’s sleep. She remembers all the incidents before the accident but not a single bit of what has happened afterwards. Henry engages in many awkward wooing and Lucy is more of a sun-soaked orchid brought back to life. There are plenty of stunning moments of compassionate intimacy between the sporadic eye-roll that resonates with the honest giggles of a couple who are in so loving with every other. 50 First Dates is actually a sweet and sincere romantic movie despite its absurd premise, which makes us care ample about the characters in this idiotic plot. Sandler and Barrymore share palpable but amazing chemistry between them. The film also offers a different Adam Sandler, revealing the affable side of his persona, leaving behind the anger, hostility, and gross-out wittiness to which he has often been related.
Love Actually (2003)
Love Actually is a dive in the pool of romantic comedy, which contains nine interweaved stories of some falling in love and others falling out of love. Richard Curtis, who has given us romantic films like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Bridget Jones Diary, comes out with his best of the lot Love Actually.
This movie explores love from different aspects through several attractive individuals which includes the newly elected handsome British Prime Minister, David (Hugh Grant) who falls for a member of the household staff, Natalie (Martine McCutcheon), a graphic designer Sarah (Laura Linney) who embroils her love life because of her devotion towards her mentally unwell brother, and a married man Harry (Alan Rickman) who is enticed by his appealing new secretary. Love Actually is invariably warm and cheerful in spite of all these transverse stories in the plot – one perfect movie for the holidays and the weekends to be honest!!
Y Tu Mamá Tambien (2001)
Y Tu Mamá Tambien is a story of two teenage boys and their impulsive tour with a slightly older woman which involves sexual uncovering. It is about the two Mexicans, and also about the frailty of life and the certainty of death. Underneath this carefree movie (as advertised), there is one more serious level and beneath that, another dead serious level. The title of this movie translates to “And your Mama, too” where the stories are interlocked together in what is concealed or revealed within the plot and in the parallel milieu of poverty which the rich character moves through. Two Mexican teenagers Julio and Tenoch, one from a middle-class family, another from rich, are free when their girls go to Europe in the summer. They meet Luisa, the wife of a distant cousin and ten years older than them, at a wedding. After her husband cheats on her, Luisa unexpectedly agrees to go on a trip to Heaven’s Mouth, the legendary beach, as proposed by the boys. The two boys and a sexy and playful woman set out for this journey together where they will find out that they are not the only ones who are keeping secrets. This unconventional movie from Alfonso Cuarón contains vibrant and tender sexual nature which makes this one of the most thriving road films to have ever been made.
Romantic pictures never get the review they should get, and for a romantic drama to grab 11 Oscars, it must be extremely good. You may all have watched the movie once but going through this James Cameron movie once again will never deteriorate your mood. Titanic is a fiction movie which accounts the infamous tragedy that occurred in 1992 when the Titanic Cruise crashed into an iceberg and sunk on its trip to New York. The film is an epic fantasy populated by two lovers of a different class – Rose (Kate Winslet), an upper-class American woman and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio), a poor person who boarded the ship through the lottery he won. What makes the movie more tragic is the searing chemistry between DiCaprio and Winslet, and because of this chemistry, the ultimate scene with a wooden plank on the sea is one of the most shattering situations you will ever witness on a movie. You will always have a question, however – Was not there enough space in the plank, though?
A must watch love movie for the couples!!
Atonement, based on one grand novel by Ian McEwan of the same name, brings to us the heart tearing romance between an upper-class woman Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley), who is living in an English country house some years before the Second World War begins, and Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), the son of a helper working for the Tallis. In this complex love story between two repelling classes, there is another problem too – Briony (Saoirse Ronan), Cecilia’s cousin sister who also happens to have a teenage crush on Robbie. Briony, a 13-year-old, witnesses something she misunderstands because of her mixed reactions of shock and jealousy, tells a lie which destroys every possibility of joy in all three lives, which includes herself too. Atonement begins with joyous delicate wings and slowly sinks to an abyss of loss and tragedy. Joe Wright, the director, has a story in the McEwan novel which can hardly fail him, an ending which bemuses us with its indication and a cast that portrays the real emotions and elegance into the characters. This was meant to be a successful film, and rightly so. After watching the movie, you will be forced to question yourself – what do betrayal and atonement necessitate?
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Wes Anderson, the director picks the nostalgic spirit of the East Coast Scout expeditions for this eccentric, symmetric and pubescent romantic comedy. The cucumber-cool Sam Shakusky (Jared Gilman) makes his way to an amorous sojourn into the wastelands with his mercurial lady love Suzy Bishop (Kara Hayward) after a break away from his weekend ensemble trip, and this makes the adult world to make a worried search for them. Anderson creates contrast on their simple and immediate love with a composite triangle circumscribing Laura Bishop (Frances McDormand), her husband Walt Bishop (Bill Murray) and a semi-depressed Captain Sharp (Bruce Willis). The director delights in every of his tiny triviality for creating an exacting summer fantasy and young love. The Moonrise Kingdom weaves a series of events to create a world driven by desires and emotions, which plots back to 1965, but the greatness is that this might as well be placed at any time and the aura remains the same. The movie is filled with definitive and active colors converting it to a soothing canvas of magical realism where we can find elegant and formal brilliance and various gentle but winning comedy. The understated gravity in the story makes us more involved in the fantasy world the Moonrise Kingdom creates.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
What is first love? Well, for everybody it’s quite the same – wet, fucked up and messes but the worst of it all, unforgettable. Blue Is the Warmest Color is as unforgettable as the topic it covers. The harrowing performances of Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux drive this movie to the frank but uncomfortable annals of a young girl’s (Exarchopoulos) journey of self-disclosure. And along the path, she falls in love and begins a lingering relation with another girl (Seydoux), you will get to witness this puppy love grow into the open water beyond the honeymoon phase (or, whatever you name it!). You can’t let this familiar premise fool you, because the winner of The Palme d’Or which is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival, is not straggly adult fare. Blue Is the Warmest Color is a vivid portrayal of the obsessive attachment, pain, and the zeal of the first love – and the void you are left with when this love is taken away from you. Abdellatif Kechiche’s movie starts with an imposing question – “How do you understand that the heart us missing something?” the answer you will get during the movie is emotionally shattering in this reflection of ecstasy and agony of real love. Based on Julie Maroh’s novel, it is the best comic-book film of the year having an excellent moving story.
Annie Hall (1977)
Out of many movies that the great Woody Allen made over the years, Annie Hall most probably is his masterpiece. Woody Allen himself stars in the movie as Alvy Singer and Diane Keaton stars as Annie Hall, the main protagonist. This movie won Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actress (Keaton), Best Picture, and it did something which is unthinkable today, edging out the Star Wars to win the Oscars for Best Picture in 1977. Alvy Singer is a TV writer having a strange viewpoint on life; he falls in love with a Midwestern woman, they date, but it did not seem to work, and thus, Alvy follows down a path of examining and questioning the way of life and a need for understanding. Annie Hall is an intelligent, unique, and amusing movie that has a poignant look at the highs and lows of a relationship and its effects on people. The greatness of this movie is its realism, quirkiness, and idiosyncrasy which reflects the sheer emotions coming from personal experiences. Central performances from Allen and Keaton deftly maps out the shift of the couple from the initial delving to terminal unreliability. Keaton stands out in this romantic comedy, but Allen cannot be overlooked as an actor because of his brilliant handling of Alvy’s insecurity, his sensitivity, and twisting. This remarkable restoration of an exhausted love affair is both melancholic and hysterically funny, there is abundant pain within the movie but the bountiful comedy sutures the raw edges.
A must-watch romantic movie 2017 for everybody!
The Princess Bride (1987)
The Princess Bride, a classic from Rob Reiner that looks at “true love” and never gets old is a fairytale felt about an elegant princess and the intrepid hero who extricates her from the iniquitous villain. In this movie, the vile persons are outplayed, true love overshadows perfidy, and a small boy realizes the power of pure imagination. This enchanting movie is a doughty romantic fantasy with sheer charm and superb humor which is hatched as a tale within a tale. It begins with a garrulous old grandfather (Peter Falk) making a visit to his sick 10-year-old grandson (Fred Savage). This new generation kid wants none of his Grandpa’s jolly bluster or his moldy book that bewitched boys from earlier generations in his family. But you can’t stop an old man from soothing (as per them) a sick child in the family. Can you? So, this prevailing grandfather reads aloud his stories about the behemoths, chases, escapes, pure love, and miracles, and briskly the kid is won over. The Princess Bride is an oft-told story about a lovely maiden Buttercup (Robin Wright) and her endearment for Westley (Cary Elwes), the boy from the ranch who is too pleased just to wish her with “as you wish”. Their estrangement takes this story to the presumed death of Westley at the hand of marauders, the engagement of Buttercup with treacherous Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) and a valiant rescue mission. The adventure that follows is always gripping but what’s more, fun is the expressive dialogues in the movie, splendid performances from all the characters and the prolific cinematography of Adrian Biddle.
The Princess Bride is an enchanting classic where you are free to giggle or be thrilled, as per your wish, and a masterwork which an entire family will love to watch!!
Amélie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a mouth-watering tart of a movie, a carefree fantasy in which an appealing protagonist overcomes her sad childhood to grow up into an altruist person and in becoming so provides much need joy to herself as well. When you think about this build-up later, you are surely going to smile. Audrey Tautou, a fresh face plays the role of the title character, the girl who starved for affection from her early days. Amélie, the waitress on a mission, assembles several schemes to utilize joy from strangers for making life happier of those surrounding her until when she realizes, it is she who needs a tonic for herself. The film is not suited for everyone. Even Cannes Film Festival rejected it from screening because some programmers tagged it “uninteresting”. Though being dismissed for being too mawkish, the film was able to conjure more than 30 million US dollars at the box office and making Amélie the most successful French movie on the American market. It is extremely hard to not tumble under a strong spell of this batty romance because Amélie is one of the once-in-a-decade romance comedies that scatters its glow like the pearls from a shattered necklace.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Cinema Paradiso is what every director dreams of, for Giuseppe Tornatore – making that one great movie which will serve as his love letter to the artistic cinematic universe. Though the movie commences in the 80s, most of it is shown as a flashback of a filmmaker Toto who recalls the moments of his childhood when he fell in love with the movies and that friendship with Alfredo, the theater projectionist at the Cinema Paradiso. The greatness of this movie is appropriately reflecting the art of filmmaking and editing by incorporating this as its main story. To be honest, the movie bombed in its original Italian format at the box office, which was initially 155 minutes long but when it was released internationally, editor cut-off 31 minutes of it and it was an instant hit. This shorter version earned a Special Jury Prize at Cannes and won the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film in 1990.
We know that love comes in different ways, here it comes as love about the movies, about friendship and this movie by the director of Malena, is one that you should not miss out!!
Here we rest our list of romantic movies on Netflix. We may have missed out on some of the cool Netflix movies that should have featured in this list. If we have, then please let us know by mentioning those in the comment section. And finally, enjoy every season of LOVE!!