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The Best Romantic Movies You Can Watch on Netflix Right Now

The Best Romantic Movies You Can Watch on Netflix Right Now
From TIME - January 17, 2018

When it comes to exploring matters of the heart, queueing up a romantic movie on Netflix is the way to go.

Romance always seems to play out better onscreenin movies, music swells, the rain falls at the just the right moment and people are forgiven, even if they screwed up earlier. A romantic movie tracing the pattern of a relationship can immediately bring us back to the giddiness of a first crush or the uncertainty that follows a breakup.

Romantic movies, specifically romantic comedies, have been declared dead for years. But just because Hollywood isnt churning out meet-cute scenes at the rate that it used to does not mean that people arent looking for a good romantic movie to watch. Everyone loves love. Now, should you base real life decisions off what occurs in a romantic movie? Absolutely notyou (probably) wouldnt risk your life to save a stranger after watching the latest Marvel installment, either. Still, there is no need to write off romantic movies entirely, especially as Valentines Day approaches.

Theres a world of romance movies out there, and whether youre in the mood to laugh over a rom-com heroines latest missteps or a sad romance that will bring out all the sobs, Netflix has a large collection of romantic movies you can stream right now.

Check out some of the best romantic movies below.

Bridget Joness Diary (2001)

Perhaps one of the ultimate romantic movies, Bridget Joness Diary based on the Helen Fielding novelstars Rene Zellweger as a British woman chronicling her efforts to become a better person in a journal for a year. Love interests played by Colin Firth and Hugh Grant threaten to impede Bridgets quest for self-improvement.

A classic film, the success of the movie led to two sequels; the final installment in the trilogy, Bridget Joness Baby, is also available to stream on Netflix.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Andie (Kate Hudson) is a magazine journalist eager for political assignments outside the scope of her How To column for Composure. Before she can do that, her boss asks her to write one last How To article on losing a guy in 10 days to shine a light on some common dating faux pas. Only Andie ends up falling for her subject Ben (Matthew McConaughey), an advertising executive who has his own agenda. The pair reunited in 2008 to play a married couple seeking a lost treasure in Fools Gold.

Barefoot in the Park (1967)

Newlywed New Yorkers Paul (Robert Redford) and Corie (Jane Fonda) move into a tiny, fifth floor Manhattan apartment, which is how many romantic movies start. But its not long before their different personalities start to clash as Corie, a free spirit, begins to feel that her more stuffy husband will stifle her personality.

Penelope (2006)

Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci) is a young girl looking for her true love to break a mysterious family curse that gives her the snout and ears of a pig. After scaring off most potential suitors by showing them her full face, Penelope becomes enamored with Max (James McAvoy), a gambling addict hired by a tabloid photographer (Peter Dinklage) to steal a photo of her pig features.

Desk Set (1957)

One of nine movies actors Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy appeared in together, Desk Set follows Bunny Watson (Hepburn) as the leader of a reference library, which does research for a television network. As her company negotiates a merger, an efficiency expert named Richard Sumner (Tracy) arrives to help automate the office with a computer he has invented. Bunny, who knows the computer is no match for her smarts, refuses to budge without a strugglebringing her closer to Richard than she expected.

The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

Carol (2015)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961)

Hitch (2005)

13 Going on 30 (2004)

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Our Souls At Night (2017)

Wedding Crashers (2005)

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

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