We all turn to Netflix when we are in the mood for some true crime show or an interesting thriller or famous hits like Money Heist, Strange Things, or Squid Game. But what about when you just want to cuddle with your sweetheart on the sofa on a Saturday night and put the week behind you? Well, don’t worry! Netflix has got you covered for that too with its wide range of romantic movies. Some of the best ones have been listed down for you to save you precious cuddling time.
- You’ve Got Mail (1998)
- The Lake House (2006)
- The Lucky One (2012)
- Passenger (2016)
- Five Feet Apart (2019)
- The Half of It (2020)
1. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
The owner of a small but renowned children’s bookshop, Kathleen Kelly, is having an affair. She betrays renowned journalist Frank Navasky when they are together by discreetly and anonymously emailing a man she meets in a chat room. Her store is suddenly put in jeopardy as a result of the discount Fox Books bookstore opening just around the block. She meets Joe Fox, the owner’s son, and finds his snobbish approach to running the business very irritating. Despite the advice she receives from her mail friend, she is forced to close her shop. But when Joe Fox finds out that his mysterious mail-pal is none other than Kathleen Kelly, his life spirals out of control.
- Release Date: December 18, 1998
- IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
- Time Duration: 1 hour 59 minutes
- Director: Nora Ephron
- Main Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, and Jean Stapleton
2. The Lake House (2006)
Alex Wyler, a lonely architect in Chicago, struggles to get along with his father, Simon Wyler. In 2004, he purchases an antiquated glass house by a lake that his father had designed and built. Upon moving in, the previous occupant, the lonely Dr. Kate Forster, leaves him a note asking him to bring her mail to a downtown address. When Alex and his brother Henry visit the address listed in Dr. Forster’s letter, they discover a building of lavish apartments that is still under construction and will be completed in 18 months. Kate and Alex learn after exchanging a few messages that Kate resides in 2006 and Alex in 2004. They fall in love with one another and attempt to arrange a face-to-face meeting even after living in a parallel dimension.
- Release Date: June 16, 2006
- IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
- Time Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes
- Director: Alejandro Agresti
- Main Cast: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Dylan Walsh
3. The Lucky One (2012)
After completing his third tour in Iraq, U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns with the one item he believes saved his life: a picture of a lady he doesn’t even know. He knocks on her door after learning her name is Beth and where she lives, and after accepting a job at the family-run local kennel. A romance blossoms between them in spite of Beth’s initial suspicion and the difficulties in her life, giving Logan confidence that Beth might be more than just his lucky charm.
- Release Date: April 20, 2012
- IMDb Rating: 6.4/10
- Time Duration: 1 hour 41 minutes
- Director: Scott Hicks
- Main Cast: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner, and Jay R. Ferguson
4. Passenger (2016)
More than 5,000 cryogenically frozen passengers’ lives are on the line when the cutting-edge spaceship Avalon experiences an unforeseen failure during a prolonged 120-year mission to the distant planet Homestead II. The unhappy mechanic, Jim Preston, finds himself unexpectedly awakened, ninety ears before reaching the destination. A terrible and equally unsettling paradox arises as intolerable isolation, agonizing loneliness, and profound despair take hold. Will Jim ever enter the land of the living?
- Release Date: December 21, 2016
- IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
- Time Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes
- Director: Morten Tyldum
- Main Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, and Laurence Fishburne
5. Five Feet Apart (2019)
Stella, a 17-year-old cystic fibrosis patient, spends majority of her time in the hospital. When she meets Will, an incredibly charming teen with the same disease, her life’s routines, limits, and self-control are all put to the test. Despite the fact that they are required to keep a safe distance between them due to conflicts, there is an instant flirtation. The temptation to ignore the rules and give in to that attraction grows stronger as their relationship does. After all, love knows no limits.
- Release Date: March 15, 2019
- IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
- Time Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes
- Director: Justin Baldoni
- Main Cast: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias, Claire Forlani, and Emily Baldoni
6. The Half of It (2020)
A genius, shy, and introverted Chinese American senior girl is forced to assist the school jock in pursuing the girl they both have a crush on. As they develop a relationship in the most unexpected of locations, they teach one another about the nature of love in the process.
- Release Date: May 1, 2020
- IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
- Time Duration: 1 hour 44 minutes
- Director: Alice Wu
- Main Cast: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Wolfgang Novogratz, and Collin Chou
A sweet Conclusion
Love is spontaneous and you cross paths with it when you least expect to. Some find love early others find it late but we all find it in one way or the other. The key is to be patient and never stop the search for it. For all those who have given up on love, this list of movies is designed to restore your lost faith in love.