In need of a little light relief? Try watching one of these fun and frothy romcoms…
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 many people often end up scrolling mindlessly through the menu for hours on end.
The choice 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 comedy of your dreams?
Thankfully, there’s help at hand. We’ve hand-picked a list of romcoms for you to add to your must-watch list, all of which are guaranteed to give you a good time.
Happy viewing, folks.
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.
You’ve Got Mail
You’ve Got Mail sees bookstore owner Joe fall head-over-heels for an unsuspecting Kathleen, who runs a rival bookshop of her own. The clue is in the title, however: the couple’s blossoming romance – for the first half of the film, at least – takes place almost entirely online, through a feverish flurry of emails and chat room messages.
Someone Great sees music journalist Jenny 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.
This rom-com, all about a self-centred weatherman forced to relive the same day over and over, became, ooh, about 100% more relatable during the coronavirus lockdown.
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…
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.
Elle Woods 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?
You may also like
30 things to watch on Netflix that put black people front and centre
When Harry Met Sally
Can men and women ever just be friends? This film takes that age-old question and runs with it as it charts Harry and Sally’s friendship over the course of 12 years.
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.
Watch the trailer for Hitch below:
Peter, an out-of-form tennis player, can’t believe his luck when he’s offered the chance to play in the Wimbledon tournament. There, he meets and falls in love with American tennis star Lizzie Bradbury and slowly begins working his way up the ranks of the tournament players. But does he stand a chance of fulfilling his lifelong dream of winning the men’s singles title? And, if so, at what cost?
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 to one another 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
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 each other. 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.
50 First Dates
Henry is afraid of commitment, so he thinks all his dreams have come true when he falls for Lucy, who suffers from short-term memory loss. Lucy can never remember meeting him, so Henry has to romance her afresh each day… but, over time, he realises his feelings run far deeper for her than he realises.
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.
Watch the trailer for The Incredible Jessica James below:
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.
Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging
This 00s teen drama, all about a 14-year-old girl who keeps a diary chronicling the ups and downs of being a teenager, genuinely needs no introduction,
Charlotte Field is a smart, sophisticated, and accomplished politician, not to mention one of the most influential women in the world. So, when she impulsively hires free-spirited Fred Flarsky as her speechwriter, sparks are guaranteed to fly…
You may also like
Long Shot review: Romance usurps bromance in this satirical comedy
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!
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.
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.
Watch the trailer for The Lovebirds below:
In Mystic Pizza, three best friends work at a pizza outlet and face complications in their respective love lives… until they find a perfect match.
Always A Bridesmaid
Get ready to feel seen in this tale about a serial bridesmaid who wonders if she’s destined to be single forever. Only time will tell, though, as Corina throws caution to the wind and finally dives into the dating pool.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
As in, yeah, the star-studded sequel to Mamma Mia. Featuring yet more ABBA songs, with an added dose of Cher. What’s not to love?
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.
Amy is a heavy-drinking journalist who believes that love is… well, non-existent. Not worth worrying about. Not a realistic goal. However, a chance meeting with a sports doctor forces her to rethink her principles.
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.
Recommended by Kayleigh Dray
Netflix's Always Be My Maybe teaches us the most important love language of all
This Netflix horror series has left viewers absolutely petrified
Set It Up fans, rejoice – the cast are teaming up for another Netflix romcom
How Netflix’s Someone Great is completely transforming the rom com genre