16 Netflix Rom-Coms That’ll Make You Feel the Love on

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Everyone loves a happy ending, and a good romantic comedy often guarantees it. Whether the trope is enemies to lovers, love at first sight, or friendship with a twist, the journey is full of that sweet and sometimes frustrating excitement that ends with our hearts full and our eyes a little watery. And what’s a better time to get in our feelings than on Valentine’s Day? To help get the ball rolling, we scoured Netflix’s extensive catalog and picked out 16 romantic comedies that are sure to make the heart pitter-patter, cause a good laugh, and maybe even teach a valuable lesson or two about the L word. Whether you’re spending the day alone, with friends, or with a lover, you’re sure to enjoy these emotional rollercoasters. Grab snacks and a couple tissues to start movie night strong.

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The Lovebirds

Leilani (Issa Rae) and Jibran (Kumail Nanjiani) fell in love on their first night out together, but four years later it seems like they can’t have a conversation without arguing. In the middle of them calling it quits, a man hijacks their car and kills a biker…on purpose. Now they’ve taken on finding out just who the biker is, and why he deserved to be run over (and over and over). Amid chaos, and a wild goose chase, they might find each other all over again.

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Love Wedding Repeat

Jack (Sam Clafin) wants his sister’s (Eleanor Tomlinson) wedding to go off without a hitch. But with uninvited guests, awkward encounters, and a weird drug going around, how many times does he have to replay the scenario before he can get the wedding of his–or her–dreams?

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Always Be My Maybe

Did you ever wonder what would happen if your childhood best friend was also your first love? In Always Be My Maybe, Sasha Tran (Ali Wong) and Marcus Kim (Randall Park) grew up as best friends until a fateful night where things became painfully awkward. Fast forward 15 years later, Sasha, a big-time chef, runs into Marcus who’s in the same place she left him. She’s successful and unforgiving, and he’s too comfortable settling. If only they weren’t still in love.

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Think Like a Man

Narrated by comedian Kevin Hart, this comedy follows four “types” of men and women as they navigate dating and relationships. The ladies are reading Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, and are hip to their suitors’ games, but what happens when the guys find out? When all bets and games are off, who’s going to give into love?

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The Half of It

Everyone’s had a crush, and if you haven’t, then count yourself lucky. A-student Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) writes papers for her classmates in exchange for cash to help pay the bills. Things get complicated when Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer) asks her to ghost-write his love letters to Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire), the girl Ellie has a crush on too.

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Walk of Shame

Meghan (Elizabeth Banks) is a reporter with dreams of becoming a big news anchor. But when her fiancé breaks up with her and she doesn’t get her dream job offer, she goes out and has a one-night stand that quickly turns into her worst nightmare. Now she’s lost in L.A. without a phone, and her friends and the very cute Gordon (James Marsden) can’t find her. If she doesn’t make it to work, she’ll miss her second chance at her dream.

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Resort to Love

If you love beach scenes, beautiful views, and a good playlist, this is the movie for you. Erica’s (Christina Milian) fiancé Jason (Jay Pharoah) left her a year ago, and the album she’s worked so hard for has just been destroyed, literally. Fortunately, she’s been booked on a beautiful resort for a working vacation. But when Caleb (Sinqua Walls) saves her from drowning, she realizes he’s Jason’s older brother…and wedding guest.

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Alex Strangelove

Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) has everything planned out: He’s class president and plans to go to Columbia with Claire (Madeline Weinstein), who he’s sure will be his future wife. While he feels like the last virgin in high school, an unsettling question about his non-existent sex life makes him realize he’s the only one who believes in taking things slow in the relationship. But meeting Elliott (Antonio Marziale) makes him question his plans–and dream of so much more.

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Good on Paper

Good on Paper is loosely based on a real-life occurrence in comedian Iliza Shlesinger’s life. She plays Andrea, a semi-famous comedian who falls for the perfect guy (Ryan Hansen) on a plane ride home, until she realizes that he lies about everything. In this reverse romantic comedy, Andrea finds truth and friendship while uncovering just how far or low a guy might go to get the girl.

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About Time

Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) finds out on his 21st birthday that he has inherited an unusual trait from his father, the ability to travel through time. Realizing he can change his life and that of the people around him is a powerful feeling. But when he falls in love and starts a life with Mary (Rachel McAdams), being able to change time isn’t an automatic fix anymore.

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5 Flights Up

Ruth (Diane Keaton) and Alex (Morgan Freeman) are getting older, and their fifth-floor apartment, while beautiful, is getting harder and harder to get to, especially with no elevator. As they attempt to navigate New York’s real estate market and the city’s many changes, they can’t help but recall their own love story.

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Holidate

Is anyone else tired of answering the “why are you single” question at every family gathering? Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) might have found the perfect solution in being each other’s plus one for every event. But what happens when real feelings get involved?

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The Clapper

In this star-studded movie, Eddie (Ed Helms) has made a career out of being an audience member on infomercials, a “clapper” in L.A. But things get bad when a late-night TV host recognizes him and his many disguises, making him infamous—and jobless. People want to make him famous, but he just wants to take Judy (Amanda Seyfried) on a nice date, and maybe find a second chance at love.

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Love, Guaranteed

Ever felt like online dating is a scam? Susan Whitaker (Rachael Leigh Cook) is a struggling lawyer with a passion for helping the less fortunate. Nick Cook (Damon Wayans Jr.) wants to sue the big-time dating site Love Guaranteed for wasting his time. But what happens when he falls in love with his lawyer?

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Long Story Short

While this movie is worth watching for the ocean views alone, the story is even better: Leanne (Zahra Newman) falls in love with Teddy (Rafe Spall), the guy who is saving everything for later. From setting a wedding date to following his dream of becoming a photographer, he always seems to need more time to think about it. But what happens when the next moment–or year–comes too soon?

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Happy Anniversary

If you’ve never seen a realistic romance movie, then here’s your chance. Happy Anniversary follows Sam (Ben Schwartz) and Molly (Noël Wells), an offbeat couple on their third and seemingly last anniversary as they comb over what went wrong. But after three years together, what’s right and who’s wrong is only the half of it.

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