Top 5 new age Hollywood romances on Netflix to watch with your partner

Netflix may not have a lot of classic films. It might fall short on the newest VOD releases. But when it comes to romantic movies for date night, they’ve got love stories to spare. Netflix is even a pioneer of the romance trilogy — or quadrilogy, as the case may be — with lovey-dovey franchise series for people who want to know what happens after “happily ever after,” like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Kissing Booth and After (not to mention romantic Christmas movies like The Christmas Prince or The Princess Switch).

There’s nothing like re-living those first, world-ending crushes, which might make you want to try one of their high-school-set rom-com. No matter which way you go about it, you’ll leave with your heart full.

 

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

There’s nothing like that awkward, uncomfortable, brand-new blush of first love. If you want to recapture your teenage yearning, check out Netflix’s original movie (based on a YA book series) about a high schooler whose secret love letters unintentionally get mailed to her top five crushes, giving her a tumultuous start to dating life. Once you fall in love with Lara Jean, you can watch To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and the third instalment, To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean.

 

My Fair Lady

No matter what you say about My Fair Lady, songs like “I Could’ve Danced All Night” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” are certainly swoon-worthy. The rest of the classic Lerner & Lowe tunes are a bonus!

 

Silver Linings Playbook

With powerhouse stars and a story about love in the midst of crisis, it’s no wonder this received a lot of Academy Award nominations when it came out in 2012. It was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, though only Jennifer Lawrence came home with the award.

 

Set it up

The, well, setup to Set It Up is brilliant: Two personal assistants to workaholic bosses figure they’ll get more free time if their employers started dating each other, so they use the tools at their disposal (personal calendars, etc.) to try and engineer a romance. But — wouldn’t you know? — the assistants start to fall for each other, too. The assistants are played by the extra-charismatic Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell, and the bosses are Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs, so there are plenty of nice celebs to look at in this movie, too.

 

Always be my maybe

This film stars Ali Wong and Randall Park, so you know it definitely falls on the “rom-com” side of romance. They play with people who knew each other as kids and re-connect as adults after several years, possibly rekindling their teenage spark.

 

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