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20 Romantic Comedies On Netflix For When You Need to Feel...Anything

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Love is in the air, folks. It's time to yank those collars and see hearts in your eyes, because Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Whether you're coupled up or looking for love, don't sweat it—romantic comedies have your back. Where else are you going to see someone try to catch the person they love before they get on an airplane? Where else will you see someone have so much difficulty telling someone else their true feelings? These films will put that romance back in your heart at the push of a button.

Whether you love classics such as Something's Gotta Give or modern hits like Set It Up, Netflix has you covered. The streaming giant has everything from dazzling meet-cutes to embarrassing pratfalls. These movies simultaneously pull at your heartstrings and poke at your funny bone. The best part? You can always expect a happy ending—which is perfect when you want to zone out from your own dating disasters.

Luckily, even with Netflix's rotating movie selection, there's always a collection of in-house rom-coms. If you're flying solo or cuddling up with a loved one, queue up some movies and get ready to swoon.

Persuasion

Dakota Johnson takes on the period romance genre in this Jane Austen adaptation. Have you ever wanted to know if you could make it work with the one who got away? Well, Johnson plays Anne Elliot, who gets a second chance with a love she never stopped loving—and a new chance at love with someone else who comes into her life.

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Set It Up

Two corporate assistants (Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell) are tired of their domineering bosses (Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs), so they scheme to hook them up in order to lighten their workload (and, naturally, also happen to fall for each other, too).

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Always Be My Maybe

In Ali Wong’s directorial debut, she plays Sasha Tran, who returns home to San Francisco to open a new restaurant and runs into her childhood best friend, Marcus Kim. They fall back into their friendship, and the possibility of a romance lingers again.

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Look Both Ways

Look Both Ways is a romantic comedy that explores the age-old idea: What if? We've all wondered what our lives would have turned out like if we made a different decision here or there. In this film, Lili Reinhart plays a young woman whose life takes two different completely paths after a pregnancy scare.

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Love And Leashes

Talk about awkward office romances! In this rom-com, K-pop sensation, Seohyun, plays an office worker who has a crush on her co-worker... who has secret BDSM fantasies. When she accidentally discovers this, she exploits it to entangle them in a totally unconventional romance.

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The Half of It

In this touching coming-of-age comedy, straight-A student Ellie Chu helps the school jock woo his crush by penning his love letters—for a fee. It's all just business until it's not, when Ellie befriends the jock and falls for the girl he's pursuing, making for a deliciously complicated love triangle.

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Someone Great

After Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) is dumped by her long-term boyfriend and lands a music writing job at Rolling Stone in San Francisco, she embarks on a mission with her best friends, Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) to have one more adventure in New York City.

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The Lovebirds

On the brink of a breakup, Leilani and Jibran unintentionally become involved in a bizarre murder. The two spend a wild night attempting to clear their names and find the killer, maybe even salvaging their relationship.

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Plus One

Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid play longtime friends who agree to be each other's plus ones. Naturally, feelings begin to develop as they attend an endless stream of insufferable weddings.

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No Hard Feelings

After becoming desperate for cash, Maddie (Jennifer Lawrence) pretends to date a rich couple's 19-year-old son for money. She's supposed to bring the antisocial Percy out of shell before college, but he proves to be a difficult nut to crack.

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Something's Gotta Give

Keanu Reeves stole hearts in Something's Gotta Give when he plays a doctor who helps to take care for the aging Harry (Jack Nicholson) and Erica (Diane Keaton). The all-star cast also features Frances McDormand and Amanda Peet.

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To All the Boys: Always and Forever

The third and final film in Netflix’s mega-popular To All the Boys franchise sees Lara Jean and her boyfriend, dreamboat Peter Kavinsky, at a crossroads. Newly returned from a life-changing trip to Korea and staring down her senior year, Lara Jean considers her college plans, with and without her beau. Fans of the series will be deeply satisfied by this winning, winsome conclusion.

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He's All That

Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanon star in the Netflix remake of the classic 1999 rom-com, She's All That. Reversing the roles, Rae's Padgett Sawyer decides to turn the school's most antisocial boy into the Prom King.

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Desperados

Do you like your romcoms with a side of buddy comedy? Desperados will scratch that itch. After drunkenly sending a cringeworthy email to her dreamy new beau, Wes and her gal pals head to Mexico to wipe the email from his phone before he can read it. Hijinks ensue, naturally, but so does a sweet story about the perils of hiding our true selves in relationships.

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Nappily Ever After

Advertising executive Violet is obsessed with perfection: perfect hair, perfect boyfriend, perfect life. When her relationship ends unexpectedly and a salon disaster fries her hair, Violet snaps one fateful night, shaving her head bare. What seems like a catastrophe soon proves to be a ticket to life-changing freedom and confidence. "My hair was like a second job," Violet explains. "Now I'm forced to focus on myself."

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Good on Paper

Stand-up comedian Iliza Schlesinger wrote and starred in Good on Paper, a romcom inspired by her own personal experiences. Schlesinger plays Andrea Singer, a stand-up comic who has put love on hold for years. When she starts dating the perfect guy, she begins to suspect that he's too good to be true, roping her pals into a hilarious mission to get to the bottom of who this catfish really is.

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My Best Friend's Wedding

Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz star in this 90's classic, when one woman realizes that she's falling in love with her best friend just a little too late. He's about to marry someone else, but not if she has anything to say about it!

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

It's easy to forget that Eurovision is a bit of a romantic comedy. Starring Rachel McAdams and Will Ferrell as Icelandic singers who have hopes of becoming famous via the infamous Eurovision Song Contest, the story is a slow burn about two people realizing that the greatest victory is finding the love that's been next to them the whole time.

It's also a PSA to not cross elves. Watch. You'll understand.

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The Incredible Jessica James

2 Dope Queens' Jessica Williams proves her leading lady status as a struggling New York playwright who, following a breakup, bounces back by dating a recently single older guy (played by Chris Dowd).

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Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

Stranger Things'Barb finally gets her redemption. Shannon Purser stars in a teen comedy as the titular outcast who teams up with the most popular girl in school in order to nab their respective crushes.

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