There are few things more delightful than a feel-good romantic comedy. Even if you’ve been through a breakup or have had a rough week in general, taking a break from real life to turn on a movie about a love story can be an uplifting experience. Pair it with good friends (and ice cream!) and you’ll usually leave the rom-com feeling better than before.
While few things hit the top of the box office like rom-coms (Crazy Rich Asians, anyone?), the genre often gets a bad rap for its cheesiness. But even if you pretend to dislike romantic comedies in theaters, you’re probably a less judgy when it comes to your Netflix account. Fortunately for you—and for all of us, really—the streaming service keeps quality rom-coms stocked up, so you can enjoy the heights, depths, and complexities of relationships anytime.
Each month Netflix changes its offerings, so even if your favorite flick isn’t available, it doesn’t mean it won’t ever be. We’ve done some searching and found the best romantic comedies on Netflix right now. So go ahead: Call your friends to screen the following movies.
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Based on the pop songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia! follows Sophie, a bride-to-be, who has invited three men, all of whom she believes could be her biological father, to her wedding, but she doesn’t tell her mother, Donna. Once Donna spots them, the drama of the encounters and the festivities surrounding the wedding snowball into countless musical numbers. One thing’s for sure: This optimistic rom-com will leave you singing.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
In this Netflix original movie, Lara Jean Song Covey writes love letters to all of the guys she has crushes on, but instead of passing them along, she stashes them in a teal hatbox left by her late mother. When Lara Jean finds out the letters got sent to the guys she wrote them to, she panics and ends up fake-dating one of them in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. But will it turn into something more?
Catching Feelings (2018)
When a celebrated but hedonistic writer comes to live with a married couple in Johannesburg, South Africa, their lives get turned upside down. In Catching Feelings, 30-something professor Max and his journalist wife Sam’s relationship is put to the test. The film also addresses racial tension in a post-apartheid society.
The Incredible Jessica James (2017)
In The Incredible Jessica James, the film’s titular main character is trying to get over a breakup when she meets Boone, who is recently divorced. The pair start to fall for each other, and they both admit they stalk their ex-partners’ social media accounts. They agree to unfollow their exes and follow each other instead.
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
Childhood sweethearts meet again in San Francisco after 15 years apart. Find out if there's still a spark between the two in Always Be My Maybe.
The Graduate (1967)
A college graduate is seduced by his parents' middle-aged neighbor, Mrs. Robinson, in this Oscar-winning classic. But is Mrs. Robinson's daughter his better match?
The House Bunny (2008)
A Playboy bunny is kicked out of Hugh Hefner's mansion when she is deemed too old—at the ripe age of 27. In search of a new home, she stumbles upon a college sorority of misfits in The House Bunny.
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018)
In this high school tale, a jock believes he's texting with a popular cheerleader, but in reality he's corresponding with his smart but unpopular classmate. Will she win his heart in Sierra Burgess Is a Loser?
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
A 60-year-old womanizer can and does snag girls half his age in Something's Gotta Give. But is his new girlfriend's mother actually the woman that the doctor ordered?
As Good as It Gets (1997)
A rude, obsessive-compulsive romantic-fiction writer softens around the waitress at the diner he frequents in As Good as It Gets. Will she fall for him, too, in this Academy Award-winning flick?
Lust Stories (2018)
This is actually a collection of four short films that explore sex and love in modern-day India from the viewpoint of an Indian woman. Lust Stories has a glowing 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Friends and roommates Zack and Miri are short on cash. The obvious solution to their problems? Making and staring in a porno. But will they fall for each other on accident?
Ibiza: Love Drunk (2018)
A New York woman must attend a work meeting in Spain, so her hard-partying friends decide to come with and talk her into hooking up with a famous DJ. Go on a vacation from your couch while watching Ibiza: Love Drunk.
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
A man and a woman have a one night stand and then run into each other 12 years later in Sleeping with Other People. The two are deeply troubled. Can they help each other out and become friends, or will they inevitably hook up again?