Best romantic comedies on Netflix (Updated in September 2018)

Best romantic comedies on Netflix (Updated in September 2018)

Best romantic comedies on Netflix (Updated in September 2018): Based on author Jenny Han's 2014 best-selling young adult romance novel, Netflix's 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' is set to premiere on the streaming platform this coming August 17. The trailer for the romcom seemed to indicate that that the Susan Johnson-directed venture will do justice to the highly popular novel, and this should come as little surprise considering the effort that went in to secure the movie rights in the first place. Will Smith's Overlook Entertainment won that particular battle and Sofia Alvarez (Man Seeking Woman) was brought on board to adapt the book to the screen, and soon enough, it may just prove to be one of the sleeper hits of the year.

'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' sees Netflix continue on its quest to stock up its library with more original content — it recently committed $6 billion with the view of financing 470 original TV shows and movies — and get a leg up on its competitors. But while you wait for the movie's release, the streaming giant also boasts of a repertoire of quite a few amazing romcoms, some original, that you can watch to bide your time. We've rounded up 10 of the best romanctic comedies on Netflix (in no particular order) to make your task a little easier for you.

#10 Love Actually 

No one expected 'Love Actually' to make such a large impact in the box office, but the Christmas-themed romantic comedy went on to earn $245 million on a $45 million budget; quite the respectable sum for 2003. Boasting a star-packed ensemble on impossibly good-looking actors and actresses, the prediction was that the Richard Curtis-directed movie was a little too ambitious for its own good but instead it proved to be, in the words of Variety's Todd McCarthy, "a doggedly cheery confection."

The comedy is set five weeks before Christmas and is played out in a weekly countdown until the holiday. Its unique premise involves exploration of the different aspects of love as shown through ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are later shown to be interlinked to one another as the story progresses. The opinion on 'Love Actually' has changed quite a bit over the years, with many now regarding it as a modern-day Christmas classic. 


#9 50 First Dates 

Adam Sandler has become quite the divisive figure today, at least amongst the denizens of the internet. While undoubtedly talented, the actor has had a knack for picking roles in spectacularly terrible movies; a fact corroborated by his three Raspberry Awards (the second highest ever). But '50 First Dates' is undoubtedly one of his better movies, with the romantic comedy earning close to $200 million at the box office.

Featuring Sandler as a veterinarian, '50 First Dates' follows the actor as he attempts Drew Barrymore's Lucy to fall in love with them. There is one little catch, however, and that's to do with Lucy being an amnesiac whose memory wipes itself clean every 24 hours. The result is a light-hearted film where Sandler's and Barrymore's excellent on-screen chemistry is on full show and whose crude humor is somehow quite endearing.