I am probably the most unromantic person on the planet.
Like, I don’t even enjoy hugs. That’s how unromantic I am.
But when it comes to movies and books, GIVE ME ALL OF THE ROMANCE.
Every single kind even –comedy, drama, steamy, paranormal, just leave out the terminal illnesses that win in the end. I don’t do sad romance.
But every other kind, give it to me.
And the more predictable the better.
If I can see the happy ending coming from a mile away I am 100% going to see that thing through.
Like I always say, I like my coffee light and my romances predictable.
Okay, I totally never say that. Just made it up in fact, but it’s truth.
All of it.
Anyway, this I challenged myself to watch all of the romantic movies on Netflix that I could, including all of those that pop up in the “more like this” section after you watch one you love.
I tried. But, there are sooooo many! I am certain I put unrealistic expectations on myself when I put the “this summer” parameters in place.
I mean, I have children, and a job, and like the need to use the bathroom all things that get in the way of my personal pursuits of lazy joy.
But I’m no quitter and I intend to make the romantic movies on Netflix section my bi$tch. You know, one day.
Here are some I have already checked off of my list.
10 Romantic Movies On Netflix You’ve Probably Never Seen
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Best of Me, PG-13
I am officially in love with James Marsden and don’t know why this man isn’t in more films. I love their love story even though there is some pretty uncalled for infidelity. It takes a turn for the sad that some of you will probably find bittersweet. As previously mentioned I am strictly a happy ending gal and wanted to kick my TV on this one. Related: Watch As Cool As I Am, another Marsden flick. I thought it was a pretty decent love/coming of age tale also starring Claire Danes.
Night Owls, R
I laughed quite a bit with this film. It is a darker comedy that is also sort of a drama. So like, um, a dramedy! Or something. I don’t know. I thought it was decent but fair warning, other Netflix-ians only gave it like 2 stars which basically means they thought it was trash.
Okay, Darryl, The Walking Dead Darryl, is in this movie. He looks exactly like himself –sketchy, scruffy, probably untrustworthy for a variety of undisclosed reasons, and hot. In that drunken, scraggly way only he can bring to life. Another one that ends bittersweetly, which, in my book, shouldn’t even be a thing. Pro tip: Pretty sure NR is Netflix code for there will be sex and cussing and inappropriate scenes that would make this an R rated movie if we felt like telling you.
Leap Year, PG
Amy Adams and Rachel McAdams are two of my favorite actresses. They could star in anything and probably I’d like it. Same here. It’s a cute, romantic comedy that is totally predictable. Just like I like them. And, I watched this one with The Dudes and they weren’t entirely uninterested.
One Day, PG-13
Sad. Sad. Sad. Sad. But only after it was super happy. Pissed me off almost more than the rest of them combined. Almost.
Before We Go, NR
Ridiculously stupid ending. Does she go back to her husband? Does she leave him? Does the train derail and kill her in a fiery blaze? Does he get hit by a bus and spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair busking on a corner for cash? I need to know these things. I don’t to use my imagination. When I want to imagine things I read a book –movies are supposed to tell you how they end. They just are. Side note, Chris Evans is adorable, super suit or no.
The Rebound, R
Loved. Probably because the idea of a cute 20 year old many who thinks I am seriously hot is like my fantasy. Or, just because it was a cute movie. Either one.
Jackie and Ryan, PG-13
I really like Catherine Heigl. I’m not sure I really liked this movie. Something about a person with a kid falling in love with a hobo felt weird to me. And then, the ending. Odd. Netflix viewers seem to be cool with it though, giving it 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Love and Honor, PG-13
Felt a little Nicholas Sparks-ish. I think Liam Hemsworth is adorable. Despite the Miley thing. Even though I will forever and always be mad at Juniper.
The Holiday, PG-13
I love Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet and Jack Black and Jude Law even if he did hook up with his nanny. It’s just a fun movie proving that single girls with no attachments to a particular nation really do have more fun.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team. I am compensated to share some of our favorite shows and movies available on the platform. All opinions are my own.