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Five of the most romantic movies to watch on Netflix

Why not lighten your mood by indulging in some good romantic movies on Netflix? We've assembled the best romance movies streaming on Netflix right now.

Five of the most romantic movies to watch on Netflix

Bored with the lockdown period? Not certain how to schedule your day? I got you! Why not lighten your mood by indulging in some good romantic movies on Netflix? Perhaps, they are not realistic, but these films can make you feel some affection and passion for sure. Solid romantic movies are tough to find.

Few are way too cheesy while others are deficient in content. The big news about Netflix is that it offers you all of the various flavors of romance served on a platter that would leave Cupid elated. Therefore, the quest for a kind of movie that will hit the right chords of your heart can be really challenging!  By the way, if you are a fan of Bollywood movies, don’t worry we have you covered. All you need to do is check out some of these best Bollywood romantic movies that you cannot miss! 

So, if you’re feeling miserable or heartbroken or desolated—or even though everything around you is completely merry and you wish to just be reassured—we’ve assembled the best romance movies streaming on Netflix right now. Without further ado, let’s get started!

Here are the Best Romantic Movies to Watch On Netflix:

Her

Can we still call it a romance if half of the couple is not pictured on screen? Her is not your average love story. In a world where the strings between the personal and the technological are steadily blurred, Her is the melancholic sci-fi romance we need.

Directed by Spike Jonze, Her follows a lonely man, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with the world’s first artificially intelligent operating system, Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). Her delves into what it would be like to lose one’s heart to something you cannot see or touch. The constraints of their delightful romance soon turn, however, resulting in an ending that’s both grievous and hopeful. Her will challenge you in all the best possible ways that a film should challenge you. 

It will enhance your definition of an affectionate relationship, execute the subjects of love and loss in other ways and maybe deliver you with a strong message that just because something ends it doesn’t mean that you must end. This Oscar-winning movie is a fresh but relatable type of love story.

Blue Valentine

In the mood for a romantic movie that will also just break your whole state of being for days, probably weeks later on? Let me introduce you to Blue Valentine! It’s a love story of the everyday battle. At times, it’s not possible to trace where a relationship went wrong. They can be disorderly and self-destructive, but cosy and familiar when you’re in them. 

The story follows two people – a house painter, Dean (Ryan Gosling) and a nurse, Cindy (Michelle Williams) who are young, working-class married couple. You explore their journey of falling in love, getting married, having a child, their hardships and triumphs and falling out of love. 

Brilliant editing and clever juxtaposition draw focus on how love can bloom and love can explode. But truly Blue Valentine revolves around two stunning, almost uncomfortably naturalistic performances given by Gosling and Williams. The film is raw, beautiful, and sensual in the most depressing way imaginable! This perhaps not is a happy-ending-kind romance, but it can’t always be happily ever after, right?

Set It Up

Another of Netflix’s big rom-com hits of 2018, Set It Up is probably the one which you will be willing to watch repeatedly. It is a feel-good love-fest with lots of laughter. The plot revolves around two beleaguered assistants (Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell) who hatch a plan to set up their bosses (Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs, respectively) with the intention of just stealing some precious free time away from their fussy and hard jobs. 

Gradually, our two flunkies discover their friendship of convenience blooms into something more. The film sizzles because the trick is all in the casting; Deutch and Powell will make your eyes glued to the screen. 

Meanwhile, Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs – portraying the big, bad boss people – are old pros. This film delivers far more delight than your typical scheme-y rom-com. Set It Up feels ordinary but is undoubtedly fresh. It’s the perfect film to watch late at night with some pizza!

Blue is the Warmest Color

Some of the highest buzz out of the Cannes Film Festival debut for Blue is the Warmest Color revolves around its epically intimate portrait of love and is among the most gripping and powerful romances of all time. 

The storyline traces the journey of two teenage girls named Adele (Adèle Exarchopoulos), who deeply falls in love with the other (Léa Seydoux) while in high school and weaves a complex and extremely passionate bond. The film openly discloses the chronicle of a young lady’s (Exarchopoulos) wobbly ride of self-discovery. It’s a pragmatic portrayal of the pain, obsessive proximity, and the passion you feel when you first fall in love—and the shell of yourself you’re left with when it’s swept away.

It’s a love epic, where minor notes play like power chords. Abdellatif Kechiche’s three-hour opus engulfs tabloid-buzz with sensual and sensitive drama. The cinematography is hauntingly beautiful. If you’re in the mood for a love story that feels epic, real and human then surely go for Blue is the Warmest Color and you can thank me later. 

The Incredible Jessica James

This Netflix original is excellent if your heart is craving a classic story! Alongside a tricky romantic state, this movie features a breakout performance from The Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams, an enervated lady in the city, who delivers the tropes of breakups and a new lease on life. Jessica Williams portrays a burned-out New York City playwright who ends up falling for a divorced app designer (Chris O’Dowd) she meets on a blind date. 

The two have electrifying chemistry as they try to maneuver the waters of heartbreak together toward something healthy and fresh. Now, the character of Jessica James may not be quite as incredible as the title suggests you to believe — she’s in fact, pretty self-absorbed and naive — but she’s enthusiastic, raw and ambitious, and Williams makes you love her despite her flaws. 

Williams forms the case that the biggest love story of all might just begin with you. The Incredible Jessica James is a rejuvenating twirl on the rom-com that doesn’t pander to the lowest common denominator.

Conclusion

The journey of life is complicated. We get it. There are plenty of terrible things happening out there—in our private lives, in the news, on television, on social media and so on. It’s difficult to realize like there’s any magic out there at all. 

Thankfully, movies do act like an escapade from reality. So, gear up to fall in love with these best romantic movies on Netflix, which will surely make you feel that love isn’t dead yet!

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Frankie Stein is from Italy, but lives in Ingolstadt, Germany. Her hobbies are: reading about science, doing experiments, and travelling. She's been all around Europe and loves Scotland, London, and Russia. Her boyfriend is called Victor and they both love listening to The Cure, reading Byron, and gazing upon William Blake prints.

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