Last updated on October 10th, 2022 at 06:06 pm
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The heat of summer is upon us, and what better way to spend your time than watching people fall in love — comically.
Love triangles, humorous plotlines, come hither looks, and dancing in the rain: It’s time to fall in love again with the best romantic comedies on Netflix.
Some romantic comedies walk a fine line between aww and ick, but these Netflix gems hit that romantic sweet spot that warms your heart and leaves you believing in love.
So, grab a drink, your friends, and some tissues and get ready for the 10 best romantic comedies streaming on Netflix.
Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher star in this sweet romantic comedy centered around a story. But it’s not just the plot I’m talking about. This story is being told by a dad to his little girl about how he met her mother and fell in love.
She insists on knowing the story because her parents are, of course, going through a divorce. But in the telling of the story, maybe — just maybe, he’ll discover love again.
It’s a heartwarming must-see. And did I mention it has Ryan Reynolds? Check it out:
Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Well, if it isn’t Sex and the City’s shoe-obsessed Carrie Bradshaw — otherwise known as Sarah Jessica Parker. But she’s not paired up with Mr. Big this time. This time she’s with Hugh Grant, and they’re a married couple on the outs stuck in the Witness Protection Program.
While, yes, they’re a witness to a murder, and that’s not funny at all, you have to watch this adorable pair find each other again in small-town Wyoming.
Watch this, and you’ll see:
If you’re like me and haven’t even watched the first Mamma Mia! — now’s the time. After all, how can you watch the second one unless you catch up?
This musical starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan is about a little girl who just wants her daddy to walk her down the aisle at her wedding. The only trouble is she doesn’t know who that is. Plot twist!
Mamma Mia! will have you singing along and believing in love. This romantic comedy is not to be missed. Watch the trailer and just try not to be delighted:
She’s Out of My League
What happens when a normal everyday guy meets a perfect 10? No, not Bo Derek, we’re talking about Molly. She usually goes for the buff hot guy, but this time she’s going for a guy not for his looks.
Kirk is described as a five, and his friends can’t believe he’s dating Molly. Can their relationship develop and survive with everyone bringing them down?
Find out in the adorable rom-com She’s Out of My League:
When We First Met
If you’re missing Andy from Modern Family, you can stop looking because here he is in When We First Met. Think Groundhog Day meets 50 First Dates.
Adam Devine plays Noah who falls head over heels for Avery on their first perfect date only to find himself in the friend zone. So, what does he do? He uses a photo booth time machine to take a mulligan.
He’s determined to play the day over and over until he gets it right and has Avery for his own.
Check out the trailer:
Monster in Law
Just when you give up on love, you meet the one. In this story, Charlotte finally meets the perfect guy and all is puppies and sunshine until she meets Jane Fonda — the monster in law. Nobody’s good enough for her little boy, and she’ll do everything she can to get rid of Charlotte once and for all.
But she’s met her match in Jennifer Lopez, and maybe that spunk will win over her mother in law.
And will love conquer all? Find out:
For those who are tired of the typical romantic comedy story, there’s The Lobster.
The stakes are high to find love because in this quirky dystopian romance. If you don’t find a mate in 45 days, you turn into an animal of your choice.
Winning all kinds of awards, follow this funny character on his quest for love. To find out if he fails and becomes a lobster roaming through the woods, you’ll have to watch.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
You might wonder if To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a romantic comedy or a horror movie.
Based on a New York Times bestseller, Lana Condor plays a typical teenager who writes secret love letters to five of her crushes. That’s all fine and dandy when they’re tucked in her room, but when the boys start acting strangely, she realizes they’ve been mailed.
The love letters are out there, and she has two choices: she can either hide for the rest of her life, or she can go with it and see if any of these letters lead to true love.
But nobody said it was going to be easy.
Set It Up
Assistants Harper and Charlie are tired of working like dogs for their demanding bosses, Kirsten and Rick, so they come up with a plan.
They’ll set their bosses up with each other so they’ll have time to breathe, but it doesn’t all go according to plan. While they’re trying to clean up the mess they made, they find love in each other.
Set It Up proves that everybody can fall in love, especially when they least expect it.
Check out Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu, along with Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell in this trailer.
P.S. I Love You
Last but not least, get your tissues ready because you’re in for a ride with this one.
Hilary Swank plays a grieving young widow who feels her husband’s love from beyond the grave. No, we’re not talking about ghosts here, we’re talking about a man who planned for his untimely demise.
Gerry couldn’t stand the thought of his wife living in grief for the rest of her life, so he devised a system. Upon his death, letters would be delivered to her, her family, and her friends, forcing her to keep living her life.
His final gift is for his love to live again and not drown in sorrow. While this might not sound like a comedy, her journey will not only make you cry but laugh too. The cast alone guarantees it.
We’ve given you a lot to choose from, so get started! Which one will you try first? What’s your favorite romantic comedy of all time? Tell us about it in the comments!