25 Insanely Romantic Movies to Stream on Netflix for All the Feels

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One of my favorite romantic movies of all time is How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and I'm tired of being embarrassed about it. Sure, it's corny and ridiculous and you can't understand what Matthew McConaughey is saying 90 percent of the time, but it's sweet! And funny! And Kate Hudson is in it! I doubt anyone has ever finished the film feeling worse than when they started it—it's just impossible. So yes, sometimes I'd rather watch a lovey-dovey movie and feel happy instead of suffering through some dense, depressing Oscar bait.

But rom coms like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days have a reputation for being stupid, far-fetched, and just plain bad. That's just not true! Some are hilarious. Others punch you right in the feels. Either way, they're real films with actual plots capable of moving you, just like those prestige male-centric dramas everyone pretends to love. Of course you have to sort through the clutter—as you do with any genre—but good romantic movies do exist. Even better: Many of them are streaming on Netflix right now, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Not that you need a significant other to enjoy a good romantic flick. In fact some of them are best watched alone, so you can cry/Instagram stalk the actors in peace. If romantic movies are your jam, check out these 25 currently on Netflix.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

"Our love fern! You let it die! Are you gonna let us die? You should think about that!"

Remember Me (2010)

Two broken spirits in New York City meet and fall in love. I keep waiting for this to happen to me, but instead I just have people sneezing on me on the subway.

Leap Year (2010)

Amy Adams goes to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day. Green-themed hijinks ensue.

The Wedding Planner (2001)

Where. Is. Jennifer. Lopez's. Oscar. For. This. Masterpiece?

The Last Five Years (2015)

If you're not a bucket of tears by the end of "Still Hurting," then you're probably one of the drones Lady Gaga used during her Super Bowl halftime performance.

One Day (2011)

One Day has a somewhat wonky premise: Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess meet on one particular day, then the film explores where they are on that particular day for the next 18 years. Are they together? Do they hate each other? Does Hathaway have a bob? (Yes, she does. And a British accent.)

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

A modern classic. Renée Zellweger is an icon.

Hope Floats (1998)

After finding out her husband is having an affair, Birdie (Sandra Bullock) heads back to her Southern hometown and rekindles things with her high school sweetheart (Harry Connick Jr.). Things escalate from there. If you thought Bullock's Southern accent in The Blind Side was amazing, just wait.

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

One of the best queer films in recent memory, Blue Is the Warmest Color explores passionate love between two young women. Prepare to feel all the things.

Serendipity (2001)

John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale star as Jonathan and Sara, two people who fall in love after spending one day together but who quickly lose touch with each other. So what happens when Jonathan is about to marry another woman years later but can't get Sara out of his head? (I think the answer is the word serendipity...or something.)

The Prince & Me (2004)

Julia Stiles falls in love with a dude who's secretly a prince. (In other words, everyone's dream.)

Jane Eyre (2011)

Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender breathe new life into this timeless classic.

Picture Perfect (1997)

Jennifer Aniston hires someone to pretend to be her boyfriend so she can impress the dude she's actually in love with. Girl, same.

In the Land of Women (2007)

If anything, watch In the Land of Women for the Adam Brody and baby Kristen Stewart feels.

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar for this film, which centers on what happens when the actual William Shakespeare falls in love. (Hey, that's the title!)

Blue Jay (2016)

This gutsy little indie starring Sarah Paulson explores painful regrets and past loves. Put this one on the top of your list.

Becoming Jane (2007)

Your eighth-grade favorite.

My Last Day Without You (2011)

What happens when a German businessman on a one-day business trip to New York falls in love with a Brooklynite? (Answer: a rom com.)

Romeo & Juliet (2013)


Love the One You're With (2015)

Three women go toe-to-toe with their small-minded spouses after announcing they want to make big life changes. It's funnier than any sitcom you'll ever watch.

Lies Men Tell (2013)

The title of this Nigerian film pretty much explains it all: The men are lying, and the women aren't here for it.

A Good Rain Knows (2009)

Any love movie involving rain is a solid choice.

Grease (1978)

Because why the hell not?

Begin Again (2014)

Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley spend the entire movie playing music under random New York City bridges and staring at each other. It's cute.

The Princess Bride (1987)

YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO WATCH THIS. Who doesn't?! (Answer: People with no souls.)

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