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Take A Dip In The Pool Of Love With The Top 30 Romantic Movies On Netflix

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - Oct. 4, 2023 19 min read

There are few things in the world that have the power to put you in a mood the way movies do. And when it comes to basking in the feeling love, what better way to achieve it than by kicking your feet up with a beautiful rom-com by your side? 


Some romantic movies make you pine for a love you are yet to experience, while others make you appreciate the little joys of life. Some others make you wonder if friendship is really all you need, while the rest make you want to let go of things not meant for you. However, it's safe to say that all of them entertain you thoroughly, and also that most of these best romantic movies are available on our favourite streaming platform, Netflix! 


So, to help you truly explore the world of romance, we have handpicked the creme-de-la-creme from the different categories of romantic movies out there! Read on to figure out the next addition to your To-Be-Watched list from this guide to the best romantic movies on Netflix India! So, let's dive in shall we?


Please Note: The movies featured on this list are available on Netflix India on a temporary basis. 


1. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind 

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is a tragic, beautiful movie that stays with you long after you've shut your laptop off. In fact, there are perhaps very few hopeless romantics that haven't yet heard of the haunting love story of Clementine and Joel. This movie captures the essence of what it's like to be pushed by heartbreak into making impulsive decisions, as well as the inevitability of things that are meant to be. Curl up with this piece of art to spend time watching a true Valentine's Day movie on Netflix!  


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IMDb Ranking:  8.3/10

Director: Michel Gondry

Star Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson 


2. Notting Hill

This movie is about a simple bookstore owner, whose life is drastically altered after he encounters the world's most beautiful and well-liked actress! The strong performances, the fresh script and the dreamy over-all look of this romantic movie on Netflix, together make for a heart-warming and oh so charming watch! While at first glance Notting Hill might seem like a run-of-the-mill Julia Roberts romantic flick, the story-line will surprise you with its depth and uniqueness! 


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IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Director: Roger Michell

Star Cast:  Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe


3. No Strings Attached

Perfectly summing up the struggles unique to our generation as far as finding love is concerned, No Strings Attached is all shades of humorous, heartwarming and delightful! Based on a pair that turns every stone possible to keep their relationship strictly physical, this romantic movie on Netflix makes you realise how unexpectedly you may end up encountering genuine love! Also, the fact that Ashton Kutcher is the lead actor, should be enough for all the ladies to claim this story as one of the best Romantic movies on Netflix to spend the night with!


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IMDb Ranking:  6.2/10

Director: Ivan Reitman

Star Cast: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline



4. The Notebook

The Notebook doesn't need much of an introduction when included in any list of the best romantic movies ever made, and we are sure that is a sentiment most mush-hearts would resonate with! The stunning potrayal of Noah and Allie's love that consumes them during yound adulthood, and stays just as poignant throughout the entirety of both their lives, will touch you in a way you won't forget easily. This movie is perfect for those who just want to be enveloped by the beauty of romance, and marvel at the intensity of genuine love that lasts a lifetime.


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IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Star Cast: Ryan Gosling, Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams


5. Crazy, Stupid, Love

Crazy, stupid, love is as entertaining as it gets, and hence, has long been established as a real crowd-pleaser in the genre of romantic movies. This adorable duo that Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone make together, keeps your eyes and heart glued to the screen, and Steve Carell's comic timing makes you laugh out loud. Julianne Moore is as gorgeous as ever, and this movie hollisticaly covers the spectrum of love, from young innocent crushing, to the thrill of first love, along with the durability of love that has been nurtured for several years!


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IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Star Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone


6. The Ugly Truth

Perfectly capturing the essence of what the famous quote "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus" actually means, The Ugly Truth is an amusing, funny and throughly delightful romantic movie on Netflix. This movie perfectly sums up how nobody can successfuly resist the charm of love, regardless of whether it is the biggest womaniser around or a methodical control freak who has her life organised right down to every single detail.


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IMDB Rating: 6.4/10

Director: Robert Luketic

Star Cast: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Bree Turner


7. He's Just Not That Into You

He's Just Not That Into You is all about real-life relationships where some are happy and some are not. This endearing romantic movie on Netflix is highly relatable and you'll enjoy watching all the charming characters traverse through the path of finding and losing love. The plot revolves around 4 men and 5 women struggling to keep their love life going, and their stories will amuse you, inspire you and teach you some hard-hitting truths of romance in the 21st century!


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IMDb Ranking: 6.4/10

Director: Ken Kwapis

Star Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly


8. Safe Haven

The plot of Safe Haven is refreshing with a flair of thrill and heart-wrenching suspense. Based on one of the best novels by all-time favourite romantic writer Nicolas Sparks, Safe Haven perfect blends the sweetness of new-found love with the adversities of life. Watch this spell-binding tale of love on Netflix India to truly appreciate the small moments of love in our life, we end up usually taking for granted!




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IMDb Ranking: 6.7/10

Director:  Lasse Hallström

Star Cast: Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders


9. Dirty Dancing

This classic flick starring Patrick Swayze has through the years, been continually lauded for its refreshing potrayal of fierce, unexpected love. The one scene featuring the sweltering dance between the two leads, has become a cult classic, often grabbing a mention in recent rom-coms, including Crazy, Stupid, Love. The sparks of the fire of love that is ignited between the two leading characters, will also envelop you, and you'll be left star-struck at how giddy inside true, old-school romance can make you feel like!


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IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

Director: Emile Ardolino

Star Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach


10. Blue Valentine 

Here is a film that is considered by several hopeless romantics as one of the best Romantic movies on Netflix, and perhaps the world at large. Derek Cianfrance, the film's writer and director, observes with great precision, the birth and decay of a long-term relationship while Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams play a couple whose marriage is coming apart at the seams. Blue Valentine might not exactly leave you with a wide happy smile, but the raw yet beautiful depiction of old love in the movie will surely touch the deepest corners of your heart! 


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IMDb Ranking:  7.4/10

Director:  Derek Cianfrance

Star Cast: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman


11. Sleepless In Seattle

Perhaps, one of the most famous romantic Hollywood movies of all time, Sleepless In Seattle witnesses two stellar actors come together as a magical couple you can't help but fall in love with! This tale of love on Netflix is mushy, tender and heart touching with a unique concept, great storytelling and brilliant direction, sealed together by awe-inspiring performances by the lead actors! So if you've been in the mood for romance off late, curl up under a cosy blanket, and smile through this classic romantic flick!


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IMDb Ranking:  6.8/10

Director:  Nora Ephron

Star Cast:  Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger


12. P.S. I Love You

A whimsical and bitter-sweet love story that meets an early demise but refuses to fade, P.S. I love You will make you fall in love with the feeling of love, all over again! The tale of a married couple forced into seperation by the un-expected death of the husband, this romantic movie on Netflix comes with a dreamy spin. P.S. I Love You tastefully appraches the sensitive topic of sudden endings, working through trauma coupled with the the act of moving on, yet holding on to the love that changed your life forever.


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IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

Director: Richard LaGravenese

Star Cast: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr.


13. My Best Friend's Wedding

Sometimes we find love in a place we never expected to, and developing feelings for your bestfriend can be an inevitable turn of fate. And when it so happens, the choice is ours, will we pick our happiness over theirs or the other way around? My Best Friend's Wedding is one of those movies, that take you on a bumpy ride, and yet manage to satiate the craving for love within you. Most importantly, this romantic movie on Netflix will leave you with the lesson of a lifetime, love might be a lot of things, but selfish shouldn't be one of them!


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IMDb Ranking:  6.3/10

Director: P.J. Hogan

Star Cast:  Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz



14. The Proposal

When you pair two brilliant actors like Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock together, the end product is highly likely to be a masterpiece, which is what the case with this popular rom-com is! The Proposal revolves around the story of a tyrannous boss and her frustrated assistant who never gets the chance to say no to her outrageous orders, even if they involve getting married for a visa! While this romantic movie on Netflix might not exactly go ahead to win an Oscar, it will definitely entertain you and leave you feeling optimistic about the prospect of bumping into love!  


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IMDb Ranking: 6.7/10 

Director:  Anne Fletcher

Star Cast: Sandra BullockRyan ReynoldsMary Steenburgen 



15. Set It Up 

Set It Up is an adorable new-age workplace romance flick, and the perfect light watch to keep yourself company with on a night you can't help but crave the thrill of new-found romance! The witty sense of humour in the dialogues and their perfect delivery by the two lead actors ensure constant entertainment throughout the movie, and we'd suggest watching this romantic movie on Netflix with a cheery heart and some faith in the universe!


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IMDb Ranking: 6.5/10

Director: Claire Scanlon

Star Cast: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu



16. That Awkward Moment

If you're looking for a convincing reason to give this romantic movie on Netflix a shot, we have two words for you....Zac, Efron! That Awkward Moment revolves around the heavy question that pops up inevtiably when you're dating somebody in the 21st century..."so, what are we?" The cast of the film brings out the true magic in an otherwise straight-laced script, and the relatable humour will have you nodding your head enthusiastically to the musings of the lead characters!


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IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Director: Tom Gormican

Star Cast: Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller


17. Two Night Stand

Another realistic potrayal of love in the 21st century, Two Night Stand teaches you about the wonderful things that can happen, only if you have some faith, and lots of patience. The two lead actors upon being paired together, have managed to showcase brilliant chemistry, and the relatable nitty-gritties of the script accurately sum up what it's like to be dating in the age of one-minute dates and online flings.


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IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Director: Max Nichols

Star Cast: Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton, Jessica Szohr


18. Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook is not just another light-hearted romantic comedy flick, and that is a realisation you'll be met with a few minutes into the movie. This romantic movie on Netflix is as raw as it gets, and does not shy away from being realistic and straight-forward while also tracing the dreamy evolution of a romance between two unsuspecting people dealing with their own damage. This movie provides a stunningly accurate look at how it's like to live and love while dealing with Bipolar Disorder, and how two flawed, messy individuals can sometimes find solace in one another. 


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IMDb Ranking: 7.7/10

Director:  David O. Russell

Star Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro


19. Letters To Juliet 

This easy-going romantic movie is refreshing, cutesy and whimsical, all in equal measure! Doubling as a stunning postcard from Italy, Letters To Juliet takes you through the journey of a woman who finds an ancient letter buried in the crevices of a sacred site of love in Verona, and pledges to trace its origin! Amanda Seyfried's portrayal of a starry-eyed hopeless romantic is as real as it gets, and the picturesque screenplay makes this an enthralling romantic watch on Netflix India, regardless of whether you're single or not! 


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IMDb: 6.5/10 

Director: Gary Winick

Star Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave


20. Clueless 

Based on an adaptation of Jane Austen's famous work of fiction, Emma, Clueless adds that vibrant, contemporary spin to a classic love story! This romantic movie on Netflix takes the audience for a joy ride, as the ditzy, yet lovable lead character struggles through the ups and downs of adolescence, coupled with the journey of finding first love. This classic 90s Romantic Chick-Flick on Netflix, is a feel-good watch, that leaves you with a hopeful, warm smile!


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IMDb Ranking: 6.8/10

Director: Amy Heckerling

Star Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy



21. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

If you say you've watched this movie, and claim to have succesfully resisted the charms of Peter Kavinsky, we bet you're lying through your teeth! This adorable adaptation of the Young Adult novel by the same name, took Netflix by storm when it was first released, with fans all over the world collectively letting out periodic sighs at the romantic gestures by the two starry-eyed younglings falling in love. This Netflix Original Romantic Movie will make you reminsice about the beauty of whirl-wind like young love! 


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IMDb Rating:  7.2/10

Director: Susan Johnson

Stars: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish


22. Blue Jay

You may not have heard of this grossly under-rated romantic Movie on Netflix, but rest assured that this is one of those hidden gems you'll want to tell the world about! Blue Jay is an emotional story, depicted in old-school black and white style, that traces the journey of two old school friends, re-united after some 20 odd years. Both the lead actors have delivered world-class performances, and this romantic movie will leave you with an overwhelming basket of emotions, that include amusement, melancholy and bitter-sweet nostalgia!


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IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Director: Alex Lehmann

Star Cast: Mark Duplass, Sarah Paulson, Clu Gulager


23. Life As We Know It 

Katherine Heigl is the queen of rom-coms and that is a fact acknowledged by most romance aficionados! In addition to her captivating portrayal of a highly methodical lead character, Josh Duhamel's convincing acting coupled with his dazzling looks, all steer this movie to be commonly featured in almost every list of the best romantic comedy movies on Netflix! The name of this movie is accurate as instead of playing around dreamy themes, it tries to depict the reality of how messy life can be sometimes, and how you can end up falling for someone you would've never even considered dating-worthy! 


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IMDb Ranking: 6.5/10 

Director: Greg Berlanti

Star Cast: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas


24. What To Expect When You're Expecting

Don't be dissuaded by the low review rating, this romantic movie on Netflix will pleasantly surprise you with its honest potrayal of the most challenging yet exciting juncture in a couple's life, the event of pregnancy. The dialogues have been delievered with a natural sense of ease by the entirely of the star-studded cast, and the chemistry between all the lead pairings, seems genuine and authentic. The primary lesson this movie leaves you with is, that regardless of how little or lot you prepare, life will always deliver what you're least expecting!


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IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

Director: Kirk Jones

Star Cast: Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, J. Todd Smith


25. Playing It Cool

This entertaining romantic comedy on Netflix revolves around two of the most cliched themes in love stories: the I-don't-believe-in-love plot and the friendzone plot, yet manages to steer clear from dissapointing the audience! This refreshing, cutesy story is told from the guy's perspective, and has sufficient dramatic plot punches to keep you engaged throughout. Also the fact that Chris Evans is the lead actor, definitely helps you stay glued to your screen!


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IMDb Rating: 6.0/10

Director: Justin Reardon

Star Cast: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace


26. Sleeping With Other People 

Sleeping With Other People is arguably one of the funniest rom-coms in recent times! The lead characters of this engaging romantic comedy movie have been known to derive loud and carefree laughter from the audience especially in the improv sequence over the end creditsThis romantic movie on Netflix heightens the joy of seeing two incompatible lovers brought together by serendipity after a decade, and makes you fall in love as they try to complete their adorable love story! 


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IMDb Ranking: 6.5/10

 Director: Leslye Headland

Star Cast:  Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jordan Carlos


27. Love Actually

One of the best romantic movies to watch on Netflix, Love Actually would leave you with that warm, fuzzy feeling you've been craving lately! With 8 stories running in parallel, featuring characters trying to deal with their unique relationships in their own different ways, you'll fall in love with all the protagonists of the stories. Director Richard Curtis made sure to highlight how complicated relationships can get, and all the parts that make the trouble worth it. Love Actually feels a lot like a steaming cup of hot chocolate, on the coldest day of the year!


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IMDb Ranking: 7.6/10

Director:  Richard Curtis

Star Cast: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson



28. The Perks Of Being A Wall-Flower

The director of this romantic movie on Netflix managed to successfully do what most can only aspire to, take an exceptional novel, and make it into an extraordinary film that sends shivers up your spine! The cast of this movie is absolutely brilliant, with the lead actors seeming especially perfect for the characters they are portraying. The Perks Of Being A Wall-Flower deals with several sensitive and emotionally-charged topics with utmost ease and tenderness, and leaves you smiling ear-to-ear with tears streaming down your face!


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IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Director: Stephen Chbosky

Star Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller


29. A Lot Like Love

While this movie might not exactly stand-out as a cinematic masterpiece, it will definitely warm the deep crevices of your heart! A light-hearted romantic movie on Netflix, A lot Like Love traces the journey of two strangers who keep bumping into each other for a span of 7 years! This movie is what you'd exactly expect from a romantic comedy, but with a refreshing modern perspective. The adorable love story between the two characters will make you shake your head throughout the movie, with a smile transfixed on your face!


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IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Director: Nigel Cole

Star Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet, Taryn Manning


30. 13 Going On 30  

Jeena Rink wishes on her 13th birthday to wake up as a 30 year old and much to her horror, her wish comes true! Her parents are nowhere to be found, she now has a body that she doesn't recognise, and to top it off, she hasn't spoken to her best friend from high school in several years! Bright moments and witty humour together make this that one Netflix romantic movie, perfect for a cosy night replete with some self-love and plenty of indulgence!


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IMDb Ranking:  6.1/10

Director: Gary Winick

Star Cast: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer


So, now that you are well-equipped with this list of the Best Romantic Movies on Netflix by your side, for that perfect night-in-at-home of self-indulgence, all that's left to do is fire up your Netflix screens! Irrespective of whether you're single or not, cynical or a hopeless romantic, the magic of love has the tendency to seep in when you least expect it!


Q: Which are the best thriller movies on Netflix?

A: Creep, Gerald's Game and Killing Ground


Q: What is Netflix and how does it work?

A: Netflix is an online platform/website which screens the top-notch series of movies, documentaries and tv shows based on monthly subscription packs. 


Q. How many devices can stream Netflix at the same time?

A. This depends on the plan you’re subscribed to. If you’re subscribed to the Basic plan, you can stream on only one device at a time but you can connect multiple devices to your account. On the Standard plan, you can stream on two devices at a time, and with the Premium plan, you can stream on up to four devices at a time.


Q. How much does Netflix cost in India?

A. You can get a one-month free subscription but to continue, Netflix India rates start at Rs.159 per month. It costs Rs. 499 a month (HD plan) which can be shared on 2 screens. So, you can share the password with a friend and effectively pay Rs. 249 a month. The video library of Netflix is Ad Free which makes it a delightful experience.


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