Romantic Movies on Netflix

11 Romantic Movies on Netflix to Get You in the Mood

I’m just a girl standing in front of a boy… asking for dinner, a movie and a little romancing.

Surely that’s not too much to ask? It sounds like a simple request, but not so much when you’re a parent. Kids, cash flow, babysitters and crazy schedules have a knack for cramping your style.


My husband and I have been quick to learn you don’t need a night out to keep the fires burning in your relationship. Netflix has a host of romantic movies on offer begging you to spice up your Saturday night and reignite the romance from the comfort of your own home.

Whether you’re chasing a rom-com, sweeping love story, or something a little saucier, Netflix has just what you need to get you in the mood for love. Pop the kids in bed, dim the lights, grab a bottle of vino and flirt the night away with these romantic movies on Netflix my husband and I have given the seal of approval. Ooh la la!

The Lucky One

Netflix rating: 4 stars

Did it just get hot in here? Zac Efron is smoking in this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ bestseller, The Lucky One. Alongside Taylor Schilling (OITNB) and Blythe Danner, Efron plays a US Marine Sergeant in search of his lucky charm – a beautiful woman from a photo he found during a tour of duty. If you believe in destiny and love a romantic drama, start streaming this gem now.

In Your Eyes

Netflix rating: 4.5 stars

Joss Whedon’s In Your Eyes is a beautifully moving romance of the supernatural kind. Dylan and Rebecca live vastly different lives in separate corners of America. They’ve never met, yet their souls, minds and hearts are connected. They can see each other in their eyes and experience what the other is experiencing. They become increasingly dependent on and obsessed with each other. The supernatural sex scene is sure to get you in the mood.

Love and Honor

Netflix rating: 4 stars

War theme to keep the guys happy – check. A shirtless Liam Hemsworth to keep the girls happy – check. When his girlfriend dumps him during the war, young Vietnam soldier Dalton Joiner’s (Austin Stowell – Bridge of Spies) world is torn apart. Joiner and his best friend Mickey Wright (Hemsworth) escape the war during an R&R and return to the US to win his girlfriend’s love back, only to find she’s joined an anti-war activist group. Set during the Vietnam War and at the time of the Apollo 11 mission, this romantic drama is based on a true story. Love and Honor is a little weak in places, but has all the right ingredients for a moving love story.

Remember Sunday

Netflix rating: 4.5 stars

Think 50 First Dates with a twist. Gus (Zachary Levi) meets quirky waitress Molly (Alexis Bledel) and is quick to fall for her. There’s one problem though – Gus suffers short term memory loss and must remind himself every day who he is. Will these two overcome their hurdles and find love? A little Hallmark-y in places, but an easy to watch love story with enough quirk to keep the guys happy.

No Strings Attached

Netflix rating: 3.5 stars

Old friends Adam (Ashton Kutcher) and Emma (Natalie Portman) are reunited after a drunken text. The text leads to sex, more sex, and then a little more sex. The friends make a pact to keep it casual, but it’s not long before feelings get in the way.

Like Water For Chocolate

Netflix rating: 3.5 stars

Sensual, romantic and full of sexual desire, Like Water For Chocolate centres around young woman, Tita, denied of love and destined to care for her mother. A slave to the kitchen, Tita infuses every meal she cooks with intense emotion that affects everyone who eats it.

Meet My Valentine

Netflix rating: 4.5 stars

Married couple Tom (Scott Wolf) and Valentine have fallen ‘out of like’ with each other. They still love each other, but the spark has all but gone. When Tom discovers he has months to live, he sets about finding a replacement for himself – a new husband for his wife and father for his daughter. In his search, Tom and Valentine rediscover their love and passion for each other.

Friends with Benefits

Netflix rating: 4 stars

You know the formula well. Friends + sex = drama. Despite the predictable plot, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis have great chemistry in this easy to watch rom-com sure to get you in the mood for love.

Autumn Dreams

Netflix rating: 4 stars

High school sweethearts Ben and Annie elope at the tender age of 18 and prepare to ditch their small town for the bright lights of New York. Annie’s dad finds out and demands the marriage be annulled. Ben and Annie go their separate ways and are reunited 15 years later to discover the annulment papers were never filed and they are in fact still married. A little corny in parts, but you can’t help but stick with it to see if true love prevails.

Pretty Woman

Netflix rating: 4 stars

It would be a mistake to not add this classic to the list. Big. Huge! One of the most popular romantic movies of all time, Pretty Woman is a classic that reminds us to treasure what’s right in front of us.

Under the Tuscan Sun

Netflix rating: 3.5 stars

Writer Frances (Diane Lane) has a second chance at love when she flees to Tuscany following her devastating divorce. On a whim, Frances buys a run-down villa and begins the mammoth task of rebuilding the villa and her life. Under the Tuscan Sun will make you laugh, cry, fill you with wanderlust and warm your heart.

Which Netflix romantic flicks would you add to the list? Which movies get you in the mood?

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