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11 Romantic Netflix Movies to Watch This Valentine’s Day

Romeo + Juliette movie still

Romeo + Juliet movie still

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and whether you’ll be snuggling close on the couch, drinking champagne at a Galentine’s Day get-together, or holding a one-member meeting of the Lonely Hearts Club, there’s no better time to watch a rom-com. No matter what kind of love story you’re in the mood for, our list of the 10 best romantic movies streaming now on Netflix will surely get you in the mood for love.

Refined Romance: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

You’d need a heart of stone not to fall head-over-heels for this iconic film starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. Even if you know all the dialog by heart, this love story is still just as captivating as it was 50 years ago.

Love and All Its Quirks: Beginners

You may have missed this 2010 indie rom-com starring Ewan McGregor and Mélanie Laurent, but luckily the twee (but not too twee) comedy about a father and son finding love at the same time is now available to watch instantly.

Shakespeare in Love: Romeo + Juliet

Just try not to cry at some point as you feast your eyes on teenage Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes falling in love in Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 reinvention of Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy.

Star-Crossed Lovers: Notting Hill

If you were waiting for Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant to make an appearance on this compendium, wait no longer. The queen and king of rom-coms star together in this story about lovers who are literally star-crossed—that is, Grant’s character, a British bookshop owner, happens to cross paths and fall in love with Roberts’ character, an A-list Hollywood movie star.

Young Love: Pretty in Pink

Even if you watched it at a million sleepovers, Molly Ringwald flick Pretty in Pink still holds up as a relatable story of a love triangle and romance that overcomes the barriers of high school cliques. Plus the 80s soundtrack is killer.

Amelie movie still

Amelie movie still 


L’Amour: Amelie

This imaginative yarn stars Audrey Tautou as the charming Amelie. The French film follows her on a whimsical scavenger hunt to track down the long-lost owner of a box of treasures she finds in her Parisian apartment. Though you’ll have to wait for the real love story until the very end, there’s no city more romantic than Paris—which this movie puts on full display.

Love Hurts: Blue Is the Warmest Color

Anyone with a broken heart will identify with this controversial but undoubtedly sensual story of the connection between Adele (Adèle Exarchopoulos) and Emma (Léa Seydoux). Blue hair never looked as beautiful as in this raw portrayal of the highs and lows of a real relationship, sans Hollywood ending.

Cinderella Story: Ever After

It wouldn’t be a complete list of romances without one fairy tale love story, and this just-sugary-enough reimagining of the fable stars an enchanting Drew Barrymore as a Cinderella full of girl-power (it was made in the 90s after all).

Crazy in Love: Silver Linings Playbook

J-Law fans will want to rewatch the performance that won the actress an Oscar. In this rom-com, her character strikes a deal with a manic Bradley Cooper: she’ll help him win his wife back if he helps her win a dance contest. Robert De Niro also co-stars in this modern love story about how self-transformation can lead to love.

Unrequited Love: Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre taught us everything we need to know about playing hard to get, and if you’re looking for a story of unrequited love—filled with enough gray misty moors to satisfy anyone feeling dark-hearted this Valentine’s Day—this reinvention of a classic starring Mia Wasikowska will be the perfect match.

Love Is Funny: Annie Hall

Beyond the sartorial reason to watch Diane Keaton in Annie Hall, there’s the laugh-out-loud love story that has forever made this neurotic romance one of Woody Allen’s greatest films.