Because you're not going to watch an existential tearjerker on your third date but you *might* screen a sexy road trip flick on the couch, it goes unsaid that there are so many romantic movies on Netflix, but a time and place for each. Below we compiled some of the best romantic movies on Netflix that suit every occasion, from classic comedies to kid-friendly romances worth watching to a musical movie filled with celebrity cameos.
A Romantic Thriller: 'Safe Haven'
This 2013 thriller is adapted from Nicholas Sparks' novel of the same title. A woman (Julianne Hough) flees her abusive relationship and moves to a new city, then seemingly runs into a widowed father (Josh Duhamel). We won't spoil the rest for you, but it's a perfect excuse to cuddle up because, you know, you're "scared" and all.
'Safe Haven', $8
A Rom-Com Worth Watching Over and Over: 'Grease'
You've probably seen this one a thousand times, but it never really gets old. We still know every single word of "Summer Nights," but let's be honest: if your date doesn't know any of the words...you'll know the status of that next date.
A Drama (That for All Intents and Purposes Has Some Romance):
Lion has been nominated for several Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards, so to put it simply...it's a great movie. Consider this required movie watching in every person's lifetime, which they'll have you to thank for. There may be a couple tears, but if it's #real that won't matter.
A Kid-Friendly Movie: 'Moonrise Kingdom'
This movie will make you want to go out and buy knee socks, all pastels, and a portable record player STAT. It's a lovable cast of characters from the pair of young lovers who run away together to a scoutmaster played by Edward Norton, and a cheery plot that will make you believe that true love isn't, in fact, dead.
A LOL-Worthy Classic Comedy: 'Miss Congeniality'
You're probably thinking this is more comedy/action than romance, *but* this is a great way to get a feel for their sense of humor with some romance on the side.
Netflix and Chill: 'Y Tu Mamá También'
A road trip movie best known for its ménage à trois scene, bookmark Y Tu Mamá También (starring your Mozart in the Jungle fave Gael Garcia Bernal) when you want to set the tone for a "Netflix and Chill" date. (The sexual tension is *everything.*)
A Feel-Good Musical: 'Begin Again'
It's not exactly a song-and-dance musical, but this star-studded music-centric film featuring Keira Knightley, Cee-Lo Green, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, and Mark Ruffalo will still make you feel all the feels. All bets on you not being able to get the soundtrack out of your head, too.