This list will be updated monthly to reflect the new romantic comedies added to Netflix with the newest additions are at the top, so you'll always have a new movie to look forward to.
You've got your face masks on, the wine is chilling and the pizza is on it's way. Now all you need is the perfect rom-com to make your evening complete. Well lucky for you, I'm the rom-com whisperer. I've complied the list of best romantic comedy movies on Netflix, just for you. So sit back in those fluffy pjs and enjoy.
24. Picture This (2008)
- Starring: Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Pollack, Lauren Collins and Robbie Amell
- Director: Stephen Herek
Synopsis: High school misfit, Mandy (Tisdale) just longs to fit in. The school bully, Alexa is trying to keep Mandy in her place by documenting her embarrassing moments on a cellphone. Things look dire until the school hottie notices Mandy and asks her out, the only problem is she's grounded. A perfect movie for anyone who's ever felt like an outsider.
IMDB Rating: 5.4/10
23. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)
- Starring: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey and Kathryn Hahn
- Director: Donald Petrie
Synopsis: Andie (Hudson) works as a magazine writer in New York. Her bitch of a boss challenges her to write a relationship piece based on the idea of finding a man. But there is a twist, she must try all the common dating faux pas to push him away as quickly as possible. However, the man she choses to mess with is Ben (McConaughey), who is also competing with a work friend to make a woman fall in love with him within the 10 days. Cue hilarity and heartache.
IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
22. Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
- Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Mickey Rooney and Patricia Neal
- Director: Blake Edwards
Synopsis: Based on the Truman Capote novel, this movie sees Holly Golightly (Hepburn) take on Manhattan. Watch the chicest call girl in New York find love, money, friendship and peace with her past. Arguably one of the most stylish films of all time. Extra trivia: Moon River was specifically written for Audrey to sing in this movie.
IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
21. A Cinderella Story (2004)
- Starring: Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, Regina King
- Director: Mark Rosman
Synopsis: A modern age Cinderella movie. Perfect for anyone who's ever wished for a fairytale happy ending. Extra bonus points for serious '00s throwback feels.
IMDB Rating: 5.9/10
20. Practical Magic (1998)
- Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock and Stockard Channing
Director: Griffin Dunne
Synopsis: Two modern day witches (Bullock and Kidman) are plagued by their family curse which means every man they fall in love with dies. The two must work together with the help of their zany aunts to break the curse and save the men they love. Magic, love, murder and a fantastic cast, what's not to love?
IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
19. Sliding Doors (1998)
- Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch and Jeanne Tripplehorn
- Director: Peter Howitt
Synopsis: The movie sees Helen (Paltrow, with one hell of an English accent) showing two possibilities of her life story depending on whether she makes it through those 'sliding doors.' A perfect movie for anyone who's ever wondered how their fate could be changed. There's infidelity, new love, questionable 90's hair and an Elton John soundtrack. The London Underground has never been so eventful.
IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
18. What Women Want (2000)
- Starring: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt and Marisa Tomei
- Director: Nancy Myers
Synopsis: After a freak accident womanizer Nick (Gibson) is granted with the ability to hear exactly what women are thinking. A man's dream quickly becomes a nightmare as he begins to release what an absolute cad he's been. You're in good hands with Nancy Rom-Com Myers.
IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
17. 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
- Starring: Josh Harnett, Shannyn Sossamon and Adam Trese
- Director: Michael Lehmann
Synopsis: After an intense break-up, Matt (Harnett) finds himself having 'intimacy' issues. Naturally, to solve this he takes a trip to his local, friendly Priest where he decides to resolve his issues by abstaining for '40 days and 40 nights', that is until he meets Erica (Sossamon). Let's not forget the infamous herbaceous orgasm. I knew women like it when a man brings her flowers, but they take it to the next level.
IMDB Rating: 5.6/10
16. Working Girl (1988)
- Starring: Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack and Kevin Spacey
- Director: Mike Nichols
Synopsis: The ultimate '80s classic. A simple secretary (Griffifth) is thrust into the spotlight when her boss (Weaver) is taken sick and she must pretend to be her. Under the guise of lady-boss, she falls in love with her dream man (Ford), but will he love her when he finds out she's just a secretary? If you only watch this for one reason, let it be the hair!
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
15. Rumor Has It (2005)
- Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Ruffalo and Mena Suvari
- Director: Rob Reiner
Synopsis: Sarah (Aniston) uncovers a family secret at her sister's wedding. The big reveal is that her family is the inspiration for The Graduate, and her sassy grandmother (MacLaine) is in fact, Mrs Robinson. They say the apple never falls far from the tree, is Sarah destined to follow in her family's footsteps?
IMDB Rating: 5.5/10
14. Portrait Of A Serial Monogamist (2015)
- Starring: Grace Lynn Kung, Robin Duke and Carolyn Taylor
- Director: John Mitchell and Christina Zeilder
Synopsis: After a traumatic rejection in her childhood, Eve (Kung) pushes away anyone who tires to get close before they can hurt her, even her long term girlfriend, Robyn (Taylor). But was it the right thing to do and is it too late to change her mind? A rarely seen gay relationship at the centre of a romantic movie, definitely worth a watch.
IMDB Rating: 4.6/10
13. Pleasantville (1998)
- Starring: Tobey McGuire, Reese Witherspoon, William H.Macy, Joan Allen and Jeff Daniels
- Director: Gary Ross
Synopsis: When two 90s teenager siblings (McGuire and Witherspoon) are sucked into a 1950s TV show, they turn the residents of Pleasantville's lives upside down. A simple town in black and white, with all American values becomes awash with color as they are introduced to lust, curiosity, art and pleasure. Hands down, this movie wins best euphemism for masturbation, burn baby burn!
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
12. Sixteen Candles (1984)
- Starring: Molly Ringwald, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, John Cusack and Joan Cusack
- Director: John Hughes
Synopsis: It's Samantha's (Ringwald) sixteenth birthday and no one seems to notice. in her humble opinion, her life is completely tragic and she's stuck with an idiot while lusting after her dream-date. A complete cult classic, just ignore the date rape and blatant racism and you'll have a good time.
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
11. Something's Gotta Give (2003)
- Starring: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Frances McDormand and Keanu Reeves
- Director: Nancy Myers
Synopsis: Harry (Nicholson) is the very definition of a ladies man, so it's basically Nicholson playing Nicholson. He has a thing for the younger ladies, that is until he meet's his girlfriend's mother, Erica (Keaton). Erica and Harry are complete opposites, but with each other's help they open each other up to new life experiences. Cue lots of old people sex that will make you think about your parents doing it. Sorry about that.
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
10. Love Actually (2003)
- Starring: EVERYONE, literally everyone: Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Keira Knightley, January Jones, Andrew Lincoln, Liam Neeson, Chiwetel Ejiofor - I could go on.
- Director: Richard Curtis
Synopsis: It's the run up to Christmas and we see eight very different love stories unfold. Highly quotable and more British than a cup of tea and a cucumber sandwich. It's now law in the UK to watch this every Christmas, lest ye be thrown into the tower.
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
9. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
- Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell and Evelyn Keyes
- Director: Billy Wilder
Synopsis: Married man, Richard (Ewell) is left alone in sweltering NYC when his wife and son go away for the summer. He becomes infatuated with all the young women in the city, convinced his wife too must be playing away and complete obsessed by the young blonde upstairs (Monroe). Go retro with this absolute classic, watch as Monroe flirts her way through the film and enjoy the legendary white halter- neck billowing up.
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
8. Bedazzled (2000)
- Starring: Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Francis O'Connor
- Director: Harold Ramis
Synopsis: Elliot (Fraser) is one hell of a loser and all he longs for is the love of one woman, Alison (O'Connor) but she doesn't even notice him. Enter the Devil (Hurley) who offers Elliot seven wishes in return for his soul. Elliot jumps at this opportunity to get the life he thinks he wants. However, the seven wishes aren't what they seem and Elliot must learn a tough lesson in order to keep his soul.
IMDB Rating: 6/10
7. Someone Like You (2001)
- Starring: Ashley Judd, Hugh Jackman, Greg Kinnear and Marisa Tomei
- Director: Tony Goldwyn
Synopsis: Released in 2001 a.k.a year of the rom-com. Jane (Judd) falls for her perfect guy (Kinnear) and everything seems perfect, that is until he breaks her heart. Jane finds herself homeless and heartbroken. She moves in with work colleague and womanizer, Eddie (Jackman) only to find, maybe she's been looking for love in all the wrong places.
IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
6. Serendipity (2001)
- Starring: Kate Beckinsale, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Eugene Levy and Bridget Moynahan
- Director: Peter Chelsom
Synopsis: Fate had them meet, but can it bring them back together? After a chance meeting on Christmas Eve in New York, British Sara (Beckinsale) and Jonathan (Cusack) spark a connection that even after ten years and other partners can't be shifted. What is it about cinema and cross-Atlantic accents falling in love?
IMDB Rating: 6.9/10
5. Legally Blonde (2001)
- Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davies, Victor Garber, Jennifer Coolidge and Holland Taylor
- Director: Robert Luketic
Synopsis: When blonde, sorority queen, Elle Woods (Witherspoon) is dumped by boyfriend Warner (Davies) for being too 'Marilyn,' she does all she can to win him back. Even if it means getting into Harvard Law School. Elle learns along the way that she is capable of so much more than people give her credit for. Proving to audiences everywhere women can wear pink and still have a brilliant brain. You'll learn the most useful pick-up technique ever, everyone together! Bend and SNAP!
IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
4. Coming To America (1988)
- Starring: Eddie Murphy, James Earl Jones, Arsenio Hall, Madge Sinclair
- Director: John Landis
Synopsis: Prince Akeem (Murphy) has grown tired of his privileged life and he wants to marry for love not duty. He leaves his parents (Earl Jones and Sinclair) in Africa to find his soulmate on the mean streets of New York City. Akeem has no idea how to integrate himself into American society, cue hilarious mishaps and an endearing love story. Bonus: Earl Jones and Sinclair voiced Mufasa and Sarabi in The Lion King together, six years later.
IMDB Rating: 7/10
3. Amélie (2001)
- Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Jamel Debbouze and Rufus
- Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Synopsis: For this whimsical French classic, you'll have to put subtitles on. Amélie (Tautou) is a young, odd but romantic Parisian who seeks to go out into the city and improve other people's lives, and along the way she finds love. A completely darling film that will have you booking flights to Paris quicker than you can say 'J'adore'.
IMDB Rating: 8.4/10
2. Shakespeare In Love (1998)
- Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Imelda Staunton, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench, Simon Callow, Tom Wilkinson and Ben Affleck
- Director: John Madden
Synopsis: An all star cast feature in this period rom-com. Arguably historically incorrect, but we love it anyway. A young woman, Viola (Paltrow) is down hearted with her position and longs for romance and poetry. William Shakespeare (Fiennes) has lost his muse and is struggling to write. His chance meeting of Viola dressed as a man brings him the love and the inspiration he needs. Their love acts as the inspiration for Romeo and Juliet. Their love is that of star-crossed lovers and they cannot be together, but they'll separate only after the curtain falls. Shakespearean gender bending, mistaken identities and the declaration of love through sonnets, bliss. Judi Dench famously won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Queen Elizabeth in this film, with only eight minutes screen time.
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
1. Maid In Manhattan (2002)
- Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson and Stanley Tucci
- Director: Wayne Wang
Synopsis: It's your classic Cinderella story. Marisa (Lopez) is a single parent who works as a maid in luxury hotel. She is mistaken by politician, Christopher (Fiennes) to be a guest, when found messing around in socialite Caroline's (Richardson) suite. He becomes quickly infatuated with her and does all that he can to find her again. There's even a ball scene! Marisa has to take a chance to see if this love could be for real or if he'll lose interest once he realizes she's just the help. It's still weird seeing Voldemort lose it over JLo though.
IMDB Rating: 5.1/10
Do you think we've missed any of the best romantic comedies on Netflix from the list?