Netflix is a haven of a huge number of movies. There are many that you can find on Netflix which have been made over the past few decades. Some movies might be popular while some might just have a cult following. Nevertheless, there are some movies that have left an impression on people’s hearts and their existence cannot be denied. In this article, we have a look at 10 of the best rom-coms that Netflix has to offer.
10. Love Actually (2003)
This is one of the most popular holiday movies on Netflix right now. Love Actually is a British romantic comedy which was written and directed by Richard Curtis. It follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interwoven storylines.
9. The Black Godfather (1974)
This movie is the best of black love genre movie to come out in the 1970s. This movie is about a man who tries to get help from other African Americans when he has lost his job. He thinks that all African Americans are equal but what he sees is different. The names of the characters have been changed with the names of the actors playing them.
This movie is one of the most influential movies in 1970s Hollywood. It was directed by Melvin Van Peebles who also wrote its screenplay. This movie shows Black Panther Party’s struggle against the brutality of the LAPD during an alleged incident in which two members are arrested for trying to break into a former ally’s home.
8. The One I Love (2013)
The One I Love deals with some ideas that are nothing new but it deals with them in an interesting way. It stars Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss and Ted Danson and features a couple whose relationship is going through a rough patch because of monotony and lack of communication between them while they go away for a weekend to try to fix things between them. What happens next will prove to be quite interesting as well as hilarious.
7. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
(500) Days of Summer is a romantic drama which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel as Tom and Summer respectively. These two characters meet each other through an interesting setup and fall in love, but their individual ideas about love start to clash as time goes on and they break up eventually. This movie deals with the idea of modern relationships and how they work as well as what people expect from them without getting too serious or creepy about it.
6. The Incredible Jessica James (2017)
This Netflix original features Jessica Williams as Jessica James, who plays a young woman who has just been dumped by her boyfriend after an unsuccessful attempt at making things work long-distance. She is then offered a blind date by her friend with the son of another family friend which she accepts, but what happens next is quite unexpected.
The Incredible Jessica James deals with the idea of modern dating in an interesting way and how it can be difficult at times. It also showcases what one must do in order to make things work in these conditions.
5. Love (2015)
Love is a 2015 American romantic comedy-drama web television series that stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust as Mickey and Gus respectively. These two characters meet at a support group for addicts and form an unexpected connection which might help them with their problems. This can potentially change both of their lives for the better.
4. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is an interesting movie with a unique premise which takes place in Toronto, Ontario where Scott must defeat Ramona Flowers’ seven evil exes in order to win her heart after he discovers that she has already dated them. This romantic action comedy stars Michael Cera as Scott and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona. It also features Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman and Anna Kendrick among others.
3. 50/50 (2011)
50/50 is a comedy-drama which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Adam who is diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-seven, forcing him to put his life on hold and try to fight it. As a young man dealing with a serious illness, Adam is forced to confront his mortality and the fragility of his own body as well as what he wants from life and who he wants in it. This movie deals with interesting themes that are not too heavy-handed which helps this great movie from being another cancer movie.
2. Sleeping with Other People (2015)
Sleeping with Other People is the story of two sex addicts who form a platonic relationship and try to get their lives back on track after ruining numerous friendships and relationships because of their addictions. This great movie stars Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Natasha Lyonne among others.
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 romantic comedy-drama which stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence as Pat and Tiffany respectively. These two characters meet in an interesting way and despite their issues try to find common ground between them, while dealing with their own problems such as Pat’s bipolar disorder or Tiffany’s promiscuous behavior. This great movie has a unique premise and is one of Jennifer Lawrence’s best movies to date.