ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at Creators.co
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Varia Fedko-Blake

Last Updated: June 27, 2017

Note: This list will be updated monthly to reflect both the old and new romance movies added to Netflix. Newest additions are at the top.

If you're in the mood for movies about love, Netflix has just the thing for you. Currently, there are countless popular romantic movies on the online streaming portal's library, providing subscribers with an overwhelming selection of heart-stopping moments and unforgettable love stories.

From rom-com favorites, iconic chick flicks, epic tales of forbidden love and timeless classics, there is something to make every true romantic's heart flutter with wild abandon in July 2017. In no particular order, here our list of best romance movies available on right now.

16. Emma (1996)

'Emma' [Credit: Miramax Films]
'Emma' [Credit: Miramax Films]
  • Director: Douglas McGrath
  • Who's in it? Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi, Ewan McGregor
  • IMDb score: 6.8/10

Best quote: "I rode through the rain! I'd — I'd ride through worse than that if I could just hear your voice telling me that I might, at least, have some chance to win you."

Jane Austen's love stories are timeless and the 1996 movie adaptation of Emma is no exception. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, it tells the story of an endearing socialite who takes it upon herself to find suitors for the ladies around her. However, when she embarks on finding a lover for pretty debutante Harriet Smith, she encounters obstacles that cast a shadow on her own happiness.

15. Suite Française (2015)

'Suite Française' [Credit: Entertainment One, UGC Distribution]
'Suite Française' [Credit: Entertainment One, UGC Distribution]
  • Director: Saul Dibb
  • Who's in it? Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Margot Robbie
  • IMDb score: 6.9/10

Best quote: "Hardly a word of our true feelings had ever been spoken. Not a single word about love."

British-French-Belgian romance drama Suite Française is based on a best-selling novel by Irène Némirovsky and centers on a relationship between a small-town Frenchwoman and a German commander during the early years of the Fascist occupation of France. Available on Netflix from June 2017 onwards, it is a heartbreaking tale of compassion and courage amidst the tragedy of the Second World War.

Also available on: Netflix UK

14. Chocolat (2000)

'Chocolat' [Credit: Miramax Films]
'Chocolat' [Credit: Miramax Films]
  • Director: Lasse Hallström
  • Who's in it? Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Johnny Depp
  • IMDb score: 7.3/10

Best quote: "And these are for your husband. Unrefined cacao nips from Guatemala, to awaken the passions."

Chocolat is one of the most stand-out romantic titles recently added to Netflix this month.

The romantic comedy-drama tells the story of a young, single mother — played by the exquisite Juliette Binoche — who moves to a small French town with her 6-year-old daughter. Opening up a chocolate shop in the town square, she begins to gradually transform the closed-minded and conservative opinions of the local population. Charming and lighthearted, the film is available as part of the online portal's selection of popular romantic movies and top romance films to watch from May 2017.

Also available on: Netflix UK

13. (2003)

'Something's Gotta Give' [Credit: Columbia Pictures/Warner Bros. Pictures]
'Something's Gotta Give' [Credit: Columbia Pictures/Warner Bros. Pictures]
  • Director: Nancy Meyers
  • Who's in it? Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves
  • IMDb score: 6.7/10

Best quote: "Erica, you are a woman to love."

Are you currently stumbling around for new romance movies to watch right now online? Well, why not rewind back to the heyday of cute rom-coms with 2003's Something's Gotta Give?

Part of Netflix's romance drama movie offerings from April 1, a stellar cast comprised of Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves lead a heartwarming storyline about an older man with an insatiable taste for young woman. However, when he falls for an accomplished woman closer to his age group, his whole world is turned upside down.

12. Safe Haven (2013)

'Safe Haven' [Credit: Relativity Media]
'Safe Haven' [Credit: Relativity Media]
  • Director: Nicholas Sparks
  • Who's in it? Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders
  • IMDb score: 6.7/10

Best quote: "Promise me something Katie, you'll take a lot of pictures and only regret the ones that you didn't take."

Romance thriller Safe Haven is on the list of movies based on love streaming on Netflix from March 2017, as well as being another adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' 2010 novel of the same name. If you're in for a sickly sweet love story about a young woman with a mysterious past who meets a handsome widower, this romantic drama certainly do the trick.

Also available on: Netflix UK, Netflix Canada

11. Midnight In Paris (2011)

  • Director: Woody Allen
  • Who's in it? Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Marion Cotillard
  • IMDb score: 7.7/10

Best quote: "We all fear death and question our place in the universe. The artist's job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence."

Another Woody Allen classic, Midnight In Paris stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates in a film that sees a nostalgic screenwriter accidentally going back in time to 1920s Paris during one of his many late-night city wanderings. There he collides with the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife Zelda, Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein, before falling head-over-heels in love with Pablo Picasso's lover Adriana (Marion Cotillard).

10. Twilight (2008)

'Twilight' [Credit: Summit Entertainment]
'Twilight' [Credit: Summit Entertainment]
  • Director: Catherine Hardwicke
  • Who's in it? Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke
  • IMDb score: 5.2/10

Best quote: "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb."

Go right back to the beginning of Stephanie Meyer's book-to-movie series and immerse yourself in a teenage romance that finds a young girl falling in love with a handsome vampire that doesn't do much else but look solemn and sparkle in the sun.

Ultimately, Twilight was responsible for kick-starting one of the most successful young adult series in recent times and plunged newcomers Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson right into the deep end of fan hysteria. It's available on Netflix, where it currently sits high on the list of best romance movies and chick flicks on the streaming platform.

Also available on: Netflix Canada

9. Picture Perfect (1997)

'Picture Perfect' [Credit: 20th Century Fox]
'Picture Perfect' [Credit: 20th Century Fox]
  • Director: Glenn Gordon Caron
  • Who's in it? Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr, Kevin Bacon
  • IMDb score: 5.5/10

Best quote: "I can be a 'bad' girl."

At the height of Jennifer Aniston's Friends fame, America's sweetheart stars alongside Kevin Bacon in an adorable comedy romance called Picture Perfect. Oozing that Rachel charm, Jen plays the role of a young, single advertising exec who pretends to be engaged to a man she just met to impress her boss.

If you're on the look-out for good classic movies about love, this one will certainly hit the spot.

Also available on: Netflix Canada

8. Titanic (1997)

'Titanic' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]
'Titanic' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]
  • Director: James Cameron
  • Who's in it? Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane
  • IMDb score: 7.7/10

Best quote: "I'll never let go, Jack. I'll never let go."

Titanic is perhaps the romance movie of the '90s — the role that threw Leonardo DiCaprio into superstardom and paved the way for James Cameron's blockbuster streak in Hollywood.

Although we all probably know how the story goes, here's a quick reminder anyway: A young British aristocrat embarks on journey to New York on the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic, falling in love with a poor American artist along the way. Years on, and we still refuse to let go of one of the most popular romantic couple movies of all time.

Also available on: Netflix UK, Netflix Canada

7. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)

'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]
'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]
  • Director:
  • Who's in it? Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg
  • IMDb score: 6.4/10

Best quote: "Our love fern! You let it die!"

Before Matthew McConaughey was winning Academy Awards and lending his name to critically-acclaimed projects such as Interstellar, True Detective and the Wolf of Wall Street, he was basically the epitome of a romcom heartthrob in the early '00s. And How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days is perhaps the best example of that heyday.

Starring alongside Kate Hudson in the movie, McConaughey plays a high-flying advertising executive who bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in ten days. Meeting Andie Anderson, little does he know that she's actually got her own agenda.

If you want to get your girlfriends together for a cozy Friday night on the couch, you're in luck because this is one of the best girly movies streaming on Netflix right now.

Also available on: Netflix Canada

6. Hope Floats (1998)

'Hope Floats' [Credit: 20th Century Fox]
'Hope Floats' [Credit: 20th Century Fox]
  • Director: Forest Whitaker
  • Who's in it? Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands
  • IMDb score: 5.9/10

Best quote: "Just give hope a chance to float up and it will."

A beautiful story about true love lost and found, Forest Whitaker's Hope Floats (yeah, he's also a director!) sees Sandra Bullock as a former high-school beauty queen who must choose between her head and her heart after her husband leaves her for her best friend. When another young, handsome man comes back into her life, she is forced to reevaluate everything she had previously expected in life.

5. Forrest Gump (1994)

'Forest Gump' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]
'Forest Gump' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]
  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Who's in it? Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
  • IMDb score: 8.8/10

Best quote: "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get."

Ever since the feature hit cinemas back in 1994, Forrest Gump has been warming the hearts of audiences all over the world. Bearing the phenomenal power to make the burliest of men cry and the most cynical of us to crack a smile, this continues to be one of the most uplifting and best romance movies around.

Observe some of America's most significant historical moments through the eyes of Tom Hanks in the title role — events which are all interlaced with the beautiful love story between Forrest and his dear Jenny at the heart of it all. However, be prepared to shed a tear because this one's on Netflix's list of romance movies that make you cry.

4. Anna Karenina (2012)

'Anna Karenina' [Credit: Focus Features]
'Anna Karenina' [Credit: Focus Features]
  • Director: Joe Wright
  • Who's in it? Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
  • IMDb score: 6.6/10

Best quote: "Romantic love will be the last delusion of the old order."

Leo Tolstoy's 19th century masterpiece has received a rather hefty number of marvellous screen adaptations over the years, with projects originating from all corners of the globe. The most recent one however, 2012's Anna Karenina, is a dazzling addition to the list of best romance movies and good classic movies about love on Netflix.

Starring Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina, the movie brings to life the timeless story of a Russian aristocrat who engages in a whirlwind affair with affluent officer Alexei Karenin. A tragic exploration of marriage, superficial society and rigid gender ideals, it is no wonder that this breathtaking romance remains one of the greatest love stories to emerge from Russia.

3. Love Actually (2003)

'Love Actually' [Credit: Universal Pictures]
'Love Actually' [Credit: Universal Pictures]
  • Director: Richard Curtis
  • Who's in it? Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Martin Freeman, Kris Marshall, Andrew Lincoln, Keira Knightley
  • IMDb score: 7.7/10

Best quote: "If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."

Every year, British rom-com Love Actually overwhelms audiences with a flutter of happy feelings at Christmas. Packed to the brim with familiar Hollywood faces, Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis' first directorial effort weaves in and out of a various friendships and love stories in the run up to the big day.

Yet while hitting all the spots with its charm and whimsy, Love Actually also helps to reflect on the tragedies of heartbreak, loss and unrequited love. Oh, and it will make you think that a person holding up a name sign at an airport may just be the most romantic thing you've ever seen.

Also available on: Netflix Canada

2. Before We Go (2014)

'Before We Go' [Credit: RADiUS]
'Before We Go' [Credit: RADiUS]
  • Director: Chris Evans
  • Who's in it? Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Emma Fitzpatrick
  • IMDb score: 6.9/10

Best quote: "This is no perfect. There will always be struggle. You just need to choose who you wanna struggle with."

You'd never think that our Captain America could ever find the time to also direct, and star in, a romance movie but there you go. In 2014, Chris Evans made his directorial debut with Before We Go, a love story about two strangers who accidentally cross paths in New York City, becoming entangled with each other in one whirlwind night of adventure.

Alice Eve and Evans have a terrific chemistry, bringing to life a very real and convincing relationship that beautifully unravels the fact that love really can happen, even if only for a fleeting moment.

Also available on: Netflix UK, Netflix Canada

1. One Day (2011)

'One Day' [Credit: Focus Features]
'One Day' [Credit: Focus Features]
  • Director: Lone Scherfig
  • Who's in it? Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson
  • IMDb score: 7/10

Best quote: "Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today."

When David Nicholls published his best-selling novel One Day in 2009, it was only a matter of time before it crept its way onto the big screen to become a must-see romance. The love story tracks the relationship between Emma and Dexter, who meet at their college graduation on July 15, 1988. For the next few decades, events track the trials and tribulations of their complex relationship on the same day each year.

Ultimately, One Day finds new ways of delivering an old-fashioned love story and is a romantic movie that is bound to bring you laughs and tears in equal measure. It's currently streaming as one of the top romance films to watch online on Netflix right now.

What would you say are some of the best romantic movies on Netflix?

'Love Actually' [Credit: Universal Pictures]
'Love Actually' [Credit: Universal Pictures]


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