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Romantic films on Netflix: the best romcom movies to stream in 2022

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In need of a little light escapism? Try watching one of these fun and frothy romantic comedy films on Netflix, from seasoned classics to new contenders. Let those feel-good vibes roll in. 

When it comes to serving up entertainment, Netflix rules supreme. The only problem? There are almost too many films and TV shows to choose between, which means that – if you’re anything like us – you end up scrolling mindlessly through the menu for hours on end. 

The decision paralysis gets particularly intense if, y’know, your mind is running at 100mph and you just aren’t in the mood for another gritty true crime documentary or meaty drama. How do you sift through all of the delightful romcoms on offer to find the romantic movie (specifically a romantic comedy) of your dreams?

Thankfully, there’s help at hand. We’ve hand-picked a list of our top Netflix romcoms for you to add to your must-watch list. We’re talking seriously warm and fuzzy vibes, and plot lines to spark next-level joy.

Happy viewing, folks.

The Royal Treatment

Straight-talking New York hairdresser Izzy lands the gig of a lifetime with an invitation to style a royal wedding. The only hitch is, Prince Thomas is getting wed for duty, not love. And when sparks fly between the pair (you know how amorous hairdressing can get), the heir must decide – does he go with his head or his heart? 

Resort To Love

Hapless pop star Erica (Christina Milian) travels to a luxurious Mauritius island, where a twist of fate means she ends up being the entertainment at her ex-fiancé’s wedding. Erica still has feelings for her one-time amour, made all the more complicated by the fact that she is trying to keep their past relationship a secret from the bride-to-be. Needless to say, things get messy. 

Love Wedding Repeat

This captivating comedy has a hint of Sliding Doors about it. Alternate versions of the same wedding unfold as Jack battles a never-ending string of disasters – from angry ex-girlfriends to misplaced medication – to ensure his little sister Dina (Olivia Munn) gets the nuptials of her dreams. This ill-fated mission sees Jack cross paths with an old flame of his own: but will she remain The One Who Got Away? 

Good on Paper

Written by and starring stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger, this mostly true story is about a comedian, Andrea, who puts her career above love. That is, until she falls for the quirky yet charming Dennis – but is he all that he seems? Buckle up for a riotous wild goose chase.

Squared Love

School teacher Monika (Adrianna Chlebicka) maintains a secret double life as a model ( “Klaudia”) to pay off her father’s debts. During a photoshoot, she meets womaniser and journalist Enzo (Mateusz Banasiuk), who has been forced to appear in the commercial by his boss. And, yeah, you better believe it’s hate at first sight…

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Critics hated this romantic comedy, but its tale of the battle of the sexes has become a firm favourite with romcom fans over the years. You know the story: Benjamin (Matthew McConaughey) is challenged by his co-workers to make a woman fall in love with him. Andie (Kate Hudson), meanwhile, has to write an article on how to lose a man in 10 days. Cue the sparks.

Holidate

Fed up with being harassed by their families over their single status, two impossibly attractive strangers (Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey) agree to be each other’s platonic plus-ones all year long. In true Hollywood fashion, though, it isn’t long before they catch real feelings along the way…

To All The Boys: Always And Forever

To All The Boys star Lana Condor has promised that the final installment of this sweet romcom franchise will see her character make some very, very difficult choices.

As she told The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s her senior year, so she’s trying to figure out actually what she’s going to do for her future, like making choices for what’s right for you versus what you want in the moment because you want to stay with something. That’s super difficult, right?

“What I can say is she faces some real, real life choices. What I love about the third movie is she fully comes into her own. It’s a full beginning, middle, end, and for me, that was great as an actor because I had all the time in the world to play and to grow and to feel good with the way that we ended things.”

Nappily Ever After

In this big-hearted romcom, a soulful barber helps a woman piece her life back together after an accident at her hair salon makes her realise she is not living life to the fullest.

About Last Night

Danny (Michael Ealy) and Debbie (Joy Bryant) pretend to be a couple for a night. The next day, they decide to test how well their relationship works in the real world, with hilarious results. The legendary Regina King also stars.

What If

Ever wondered what Daniel Radcliffe got up to after Harry Potter? Then you need to stream What If, in which he stars as unlucky-in-love Wallace. With a string of failed relationships to his name, he’s given up on finding The One. Then, he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), and things begin to change. Too bad she already has a boyfriend…

13 Going On 30

Jenna Rink (Jennifer Garner) makes an unusual wish on her birthday. Miraculously, her wish comes true and the 13-year-old Jenna wakes up the next day as a “30, flirty, and thriving woman”…  much to her dismay.

Notting Hill

One of Richard Curtis’ best films to date, Notting Hill spins the story is of a romance between a London bookseller (Hugh Grant) and a famous American actress (Julia Roberts), who happens to walk into his shop.

Why Did I Get Married?

Four married couples take a week’s vacation each year where the only agenda is asking themselves, “Why did I get married?” This time, each couple’s relationship is exposed as secrets are laid bare.

The Kissing Booth

Based on the book of the same name, this popular Netflix Original sees a high school student find herself face-to-face with her long-term crush when she signs up to run a kissing booth at the spring carnival.

Love, Guaranteed

This frothy romcom follows hardworking lawyer Susan (Rachael Leigh Cook) who, in a bid to save her small law firm, takes on a high-profile case from Nick (Damon Wayans Jr), a charming new client wanting to sue a dating website that promises love to those who use it.

“But as the case heats up, so do Susan and Nick’s feelings for each other,” Netflix teases. Classic.

Letters To Juliet

Amanda Seyfried’s Sophie is an aspiring writer who travels to Verona, Italy in a bid to unite Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) with her lover. While on her journey, though, she finds herself drawn to Claire’s grandson, Charlie (Christopher Egan), and Cupid soon steps in…

Mamma Mia!

Another film in which Amanda Seyfried plays a woman named Sophie, this film sees her unleash her musical talents alongside the likes of Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, and many more. 

Think Like A Man

Think Like A Man follows four men whose lives are turned upside down when the women in their lives buy Steve Harvey’s best-selling book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man and start taking his advice to heart. 

Someone Great

Someone Great follows music journalist Jenny as she get unexpectedly dumped by her boyfriend of nine years. With a new job and a new start lined up in San Francisco, it’s up to her two best friends to take her out on one last outrageous NYC adventure.

Clueless

Inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma, Clueless tells the tale of Cher, a rich high-school student who takes it upon herself to help a new student gain popularity. And, in the process, she unexpectedly discovers that she has feelings for someone very close to her…

Clueless was released in 1995.
Clueless is a firm favourite film from the 90s.

Legally Blonde

Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon – who else?) is a woman on a mission: she wants to get into Harvard, prove to the world that she has what it takes to be an excellent criminal lawyer, and win back the heart of her ex-boyfriend in the process. What, like it’s hard?

Hitch

He’s the love doctor who believes he can match anyone with their soulmate in just three dates. She’s the tabloid journalist who’s desperate to expose him as a scam artist. Together, though, they have impossible chemistry, and soon find themselves falling head-over-heels for one another.

She’s Gotta Have It

Spike Lee revisits his original film of the same name in this TV series, which follows Brooklyn-based artist Nola Darling as she divides her time between her friends, her job, and her three lovers.

Always Be My Maybe

When childhood sweethearts Sasha and Marcus have a falling out as teens, they don’t speak for 15 years. When their paths cross in San Francisco, it quickly becomes apparent that they still have feelings for one another. Too bad, then, that they now inhabit entirely different worlds.

Set It Up
Set It Up has a whopping 92% 'fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Set It Up

In this smart and furiously funny Netflix Original, two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them up with one another. Guess what happens next?

The Wedding Party

Weddings are stressful at the best of times. For this couple, though, their lavish plans turn into a nightmare of exes, fighting parents and uninvited guests.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

When her secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, Lara Jean finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down. And, for those who fall in love with this story about… well, about love, the sugary-sweet sequel is on Netflix, too.

The Half Of It

In this twist on a classic rom-com formula, a shy, introverted student helps the school jock woo a girl whom, secretly, they both want.

The Incredible Jessica James

This uplifting romance follows aspiring NYC playwright Jessica as she does her best to fix her broken heart. How? By bonding with Brooke, a man who has also been spectacularly dumped.

Isoken

Single at 34, Isoken is maneuvered by her mother toward a relationship with a black entrepreneur. As is the way with any good romcom, though, her mother’s best-laid plans run awry when Isoken soon finds herself drawn to a white photojournalist.

Falling Inn Love

If you love romance and interior makeover shows, then Falling Inn Love needs to be on your watchlist. Christina Milian is the corporate executive who, on a whim, enters a competition to win an inn in the New Zealand countryside – and wins. Naturally, a handsome contractor is on-hand to help with the renovation of the rustic property.

Two Weeks Notice

Lucy Kelton is a high-flying lawyer, who works for the handsome and rich George Wade. However, while she’s undoubtedly fond of her flustered employer, she decides to quit when he continuously treats her like a nanny instead of using her professional skills.

The Lovebirds

On the brink of breaking up, a couple gets unintentionally embroiled in a bizarre murder mystery. As they get closer to clearing their names and solving the case, they need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.

Jumping The Broom

Sabrina Watson, who hails from a wealthy background, plans to marry a Wall Street worker, Jason Taylor. However, things spiral out of control when their families meet.

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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.

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