Top 30 Best Romance Movies on Netflix Of All Time

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: January 24, 2023

Keep this page handy as we celebrate and list what are deemed to be the Top 30 Best Romance Movies on Netflix of all time.

Romance movies have a way of creeping into your heart and staying there. This genre is able to give people some hope and faith that there can be strong relationships out there that will stand the test of time. The romance movies on Netflix have some gimmicks but are almost always grounded and relatable. The list below highlights the best romantic movies on Netflix. Using IMDb and its rating scale, the films below are listed from lowest to highest to give the most accurate score. 

30. Falling for Figaro (2020)

It takes a lot of courage to go after your dream and to completely uproot from the familiar. When you have the itch to do something different, something comes over you to move forward with that change.

Official Premise: A brilliant young fund manager leaves her unfulfilling job and long-term boyfriend to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer in the Scottish Highlands

Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Joanna Lumley, Hugh Skinner

IMDB Rating: 6.4

29. Bombay Rose (2019)

There are many beautiful stories that can be explored through animation including a love story that explores love through a religious divide. How far is one willing to go for true love?

Official Premise: Amidst the bustle of a magnetic and multifaceted city, the budding love between two dreamers is tested by duty and religious divides.

Cast: Cyli Khare, Amit Deondi, Gargi Shitole

IMDB Rating: 6.4

28. When We First Met (2018)

Many do have the one that got away, but wouldn’t it be great if we had the power to change things? The time machine in this film helps Noah realize what he could have done to keep his relationship with Avery.

Official Premise: Noah meets Avery at a Halloween party and falls in love but gets friend-zoned. Three years later, she’s engaged to someone else. Noah returns in a time machine to fix things.

Cast: Adam Devine, Alexandra D’Addario, Shelley Henning

IMDB Rating: 6.4

27. Nappily Ever After (2018)

Relationships are difficult and it can be tiring going through the same cycle of disappointment. There is always one moment that changes everything, almost like a snap to wake you up to start living differently and to grow.

Official Premise: Violet Jones tired of waiting for her longtime boyfriend to propose, breaks up with him. But old feelings, and heaps of jealousy, no doubt, arise when he promptly begins dating another woman.

Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Ricky Whittle, Lyriq Bent

IMDB Rating: 6.4

26. Love Like the Falling Petals (2022)

It has such a sweet premise and shows the extent of life with the person you love through future situations. They fall in love and understand that things could be different in a second.

Official Premise: An aspiring photographer falls in love with a skilful hairstylist. The future stretches before them until a twist of fate threatens their romance.

Cast: Andrew Russell, Honoka Matsumoto, Kento Nakajima

IMDB Rating: 6.5

25. Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

Seeing Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams attempt to sing with an Icelandic accent in elaborate costumes is incredibly entertaining. The story is fun, and heartfelt, and there are some wonderful performances in this film as well.

Official Premise: When aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit are given the opportunity to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition, they finally have a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for.

Cast: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens

IMDB Rating: 6.5

24. All the Bright Places (2020)

Being a teenager can be difficult because you’re then old enough to understand how you were raised, and why you are the person you are presently. Violet and Theodore have been treated unfairly and help each other explore their past.

Official Premise: The story of Violet and Theodore, who meet and chance each other’s lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they discover that even the smallest places and moments can mean something.

Cast: Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Alexandra Shipp

IMDB Rating: 6.5

23. The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

Right after a break-up, it’s important to stay open and try different things. There are so many opportunities that can change your life for the better and Jessica James proves that here.

Official Premise: An aspiring playwright in New York strikes up a friendship with a guy while on the rebound from a breakup.

Cast: Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, LaKeith Stanfield

IMDB Rating: 6.5

22. Set It Up (2018)

The reason why people enjoy this romance film so much is because of the chemistry between Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell. This genre only works if there’s good chemistry because that’s what makes the love story believable.

Official Premise: Two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses.

Cast: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs

IMDB Rating: 6.5 

21. Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2022)

Period romances are always interesting to watch because they have such a different approach to romance and relationships. It’s more subtle and tender in anticipation of the couple actually being together. This film has such freedom between the two leads and that’s why it works incredibly well.

Official Premise: An unhappily married aristocrat begins a torrid affair with the gamekeeper on her husband’s country estate.

Cast: Emma Corrin, Jack O’Connell, Matthew Duckett

IMDB Rating: 6.6

20. Elisa and Marcela (2019)

There are love stories that can be tragic and sweet at the same time. Elisa loved Marcela so much that she wanted to marry her, but during that period it was hard to get married. It’s such a beautiful love story that took over fifteen years to happen.

Official Premise: In 1901, Elisa Sanchez Loriga took on the identity of Mario Sanchez to marry her lover of fifteen years, Marcela Gracia Ibeas.

Cast: Natalia de Molina, Greta Fernandez, Sara Cassanovas

IMDB Rating: 6.6

19. Flavours of Youth (2018)

To be able to travel across different cities in China and explore different relationships is interesting. Everyone has a different eye and appreciates beauty in many ways.

Official Premise: Three different stories of youth set in different cities of China.

Cast: George Ackles, Taito Ban, Dorothy Elias-Fahn

IMDB Rating:  6.6

18. Crazy About Her (2021)

True love is definitely shown in this film as Adri takes it a bit too far and ends up checking into a psychiatric institution just to be with the girl he spent one night with. Carla lives there for her own reasons, and Adri just flips her world upside down.

Official Premise: After a magical night together, Adri voluntarily turns himself into the psychiatric institution where Carla lives.

Cast: Alvaro Cervantes, Susana Abaitua, Luis Zahera

IMDB Rating: 6.6

17. Beyond the Universe (2022)

After being dealt a difficult hand with an illness, Nina wants to pursue her dreams and one of her doctors ends up helping her. The more you stay with someone, the more you get to know them and appreciate them for who they are.

Official Premise: Follows Nina, a talented pianist who has lupus. She forges an unexpected yet strong connection with Gabriel, one of the doctors on the team who takes care of her and gives her the confidence to play with a huge orchestra in Sao Paolo.

Cast: Henrique Zaga, Giulia Be, Joao Miguel

IMDB Rating: 6.6

16. Purple Hearts (2022)

When the connection begins as something fake it could eventually turn into something real and solid. A real relationship forms through hardships sometimes and that’s why this is a lovely romance to watch.

Official Premise: In spite of their many differences, Cassie, a struggling singer-songwriter, and Luke, a troubled Marine, agree to marry solely for military benefits. But when tragedy strikes, the line between real and pretend begins to blur.

Cast: Sofia Carson, Nicholas Galitzine, Chosen Jacobs

IMDB Rating: 6.7

15. A Whisker Away (2020)

At some point, everyone has tried really hard to make their crush like them, and Miyo takes it a bit far. The cat lifestyle overcomes Miyo and she forces herself to understand the diffference between the two.

Official Premise: Miyo Sasaki is in love with her classmate Kento Hinode and tries repeatedly to get Kento’s attention by transforming into a cat, but at some point the boundary between herself and the cat becomes ambiguous.

Cast: Mirai Shida, Natsuki Hanae, Johnny Yong Bosch

IMDB Rating: 6.7

14. The Last Letter From Your Lover (2021)

In this touching romance film, there are two stories being told through letters that have beautiful words that could make anyone fall in love. Keeping love a secret is exciting and that personal bubble is so important to keep.

Official Premise: A pair of interwoven stories set in the past and present follow an ambitious journalist determined to solve the mystery of a forbidden love affair at the center of a trove of secret love letters from 1965.

Cast: Shailene Woodley, Joe Alwyn, Wendy Nottingham

IMDB Rating: 6.7

13. Sweet and Sour (2021)

Long-distance relationships are really hard to keep up with, but more importantly, you have to trust the person you’re with. The two leads navigate their separate lives in order to make it work.

Official Premise: Faced with real-world opportunities and challenges, a couple endures the highs and lows of trying to make a long distance relationship survive.

Cast: Jang Ki-Yong, Chase Soo-bin, Krystal Inui

IMDB Rating: 6.7

12. Always Be My Maybe (2019)

No one knows who the right person is for them and it’s hard to ever be ready for a full commitment if you aren’t sure. The foundation of a friendship can always flourish into something more if the chance is taken.

Official Premise: Everyone assumed that Sasha and Marcus would wind up together, except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder–maybe?

Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito

IMDB Rating: 6.8

11. Dance of the 41 (2020)

Being able to explore the two extraordinary lives in one person of Ignacio de la Torre is incredibly interesting because of how distinct they are. The double life shows how truly different someone can be without anyone knowing.

Official Premise: At the end of the 19th century, Ignacio de la Torre married the daughter of the president of Mexico, Porfirio Diaz. Ignacio leads a double life: he rises in the traditional world of politics while being a member of a clandestine society.

Cast: Alfonso Herrera, Emiliano Zurita, Mabel Cadena

IMDB Rating: 6.8

10. Man in Love (2021)

When it comes to people falling in love with others unexpectedly, it can turn out one of two ways. And in this film, when a small-time gangster tries to court his crush, things go differently.

Official Premise: A small-time gangster clumsily attempts to court a girl he has a crush on. Can he win her over and leave the underworld behind?

Cast: Roy Chiu, Wei-Ning Hsu, Xiao-Ying Bai

IMDB Rating: 6.9

9. Our Souls At Night (2017)

The longer you’re in a relationship, the more it changes because there’s mutual growth. When a woman becomes friendly with her neighbor, her husband of many years looks at her differently, and the dynamic changes.

Official Premise: Fonda and Redford star as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower who’ve lived next to each other for years. The pair have almost no relationship, but all that changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbour.

Cast: Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Matthias Schoenaerts

IMDB Rating: 6.9

8. The Half of It (2020)

The concept is interesting and shows how we never truly know who we are unless a weird situation arises. For Ellie, it becomes complicated because she goes on this journey of self-discovery through a jock.

Official Premise: When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn’t expect to become his friend – or fal for his crush.

Cast: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire

IMDB Rating: 6.9

7. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

When we have crushes, ideas start to swirl in our heads and it’s hard to tell the person how you truly feel. So through the power of writing love letters (and not sending them), those feelings are healthily expressed. Once those letters get out, it changes things entirely for Lara Jean making this one of the strongest romance films on Netflix.

Official Premise: A teenage girl’s secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.

Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish

IMDB Rating: 7

6. Silver Skates (2020)

For romance films, there is always something that goes wrong to conveniently push people together and that’s exactly what happens here. A courier with the fastest legs on ice meets a pickpocket who needs help.

Official Premise: Matvey, the fastest courier on the frozen canals of 19th-century St. Petersburg is recruited by a group of pickpockets working the winter markets.

Cast: Fedor Fedotov, Sonya Priss, Yuriy Borisov

IMDB Rating: 7.1

5. Tune in For Love (2019)

Imagine finding love through the radio during a period that would be impossible to actually meet someone in person. This romance film takes this couple through some harsh times to see if their relationship sticks.

Official Premise: In 1994 during the IMF crisis, two people meet while exchanging stories on a radio program. They fall in love, but can’t quite seem to get the timing right.

Cast: Kim Go-eun, Jung Hae-in, Park Hae-joon

IMDB Rating: 7.1

4. Love Per Square Foot (2018)

This almost plays out like an arranged marriage because it’s for the greater good. This pairing learns to love each other through this faux marriage only to actually make the relationship work.

Official Premise: Individually, Sanjay and Karina don’t earn enough money to be able to buy a home, so they enter into a marriage of convenience.

Cast: Vicky Kashual, Angira Dhar, Alanrita Sahai

IMDB Rating: 7.2

3. Your Name Engraved Herein (2020)

There is a lot that happens in this film and it addresses important social issues that may not be spoken about as much. Relationships suffer and go through some tough obstacles, only to end up on top.

Official Premise: In 1987, as martial law ends in Taiwan, Jia-han and Birdy fall in love amid family pressure, homophobia, and social stigma.

Cast: Edward Chen, Jing-Hua Tseng, Leon Dai

IMDB Rating: 7.2

2. 20th Century Girl (2022)

It’s hard to trust friends with your relationships but in this case, two best friends trust each other and even keep a lookout on their beau.

Official Premise: In 1999, a teen with a heart of gold begins keeping close tabs on a popular classmate as a favor to her smitten best friend.

Cast: Kim Yoo-jeong, Han Hyo-joo, Woo-Seok Byeon

IMDB Rating: 7.3

1. Dear Ex (2018)

To live with someone your whole life and realize that they lived a different life is heartbreaking. For a teenage boy and his brother to find out that their father had a lover drives them both apart in wondering what went wrong.

Official Premise: A teenage boy and his mother are further driven apart when they find out that his father’s life insurance policy is to be received by his lover.

Cast: Roy Chiu, Ying-Hsuan Hsieh, Spark Chen

IMDB Rating: 7.3

And that completes our Top 30 Best Romance Movies on Netflix of All Time list. What’s your favorite Romance movie on Netflix? Comment below.

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