With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the mood is all set for romance. What could be better than prepping up the vibe with romantic movies, roses, and chocolates? I might not be able to help with the latter two, but Netflix has some of the best romantic movie collections to make you feel like ‘love is in the air.’
Be it that you are a in a relationship, single, or situationship or more than friends or whatever you might wanna call it, Netflix has your back for every circumstance. From happily ever afters, ‘right person, not enough time, or worse, to ‘right person, wrong time.’
Find what suits your mood, and pick your favorite romantic movie on Netflix. The following list is not ranked from best to worst because everyone deserves to enjoy their trope of choice without being judged for it.
1. 13 Going on 30
One of the most popular classic rom-com in the “friends to lovers” trope, 13 Going On 30, is a fan favorite. Budding teenagers have a lot going on in their life, with fluctuating hormones and confusing changes. Priorities start changing in every manner- from dolls and hide-and-seek to becoming popular and wanted.
Jenna Rink is one such 13-year-old teenager who wants to become popular in her school and a part of the clique “Six Chicks.” Her plans don’t go as planned when she is left humiliated by the “Six Chicks” with their deceptive schemes.
Her guy best friend Matt gifts her a pink dollhouse with ‘special’ dust in it, which will make her dream come true on her 13th birthday. She wishes to be “30, flirty, and thriving,” which lands her 17 years into the future.
Now, with a successful career and guys at her beck and call, Jenna feels she’s got it all, even though she has no memory of the last 17 years. But all is not what it seems when her wish backfires, and in the middle of everything, Jenna and Matt fall in love.
- Rating: 6.2/10
- Starring: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo
2. 20th Century Girl
One of the most loved movies of 2022, this Korean movie has won many hearts. 20th Century Girl starts with best friends Na Bo Ra and Yeon Du, who are high school teenagers. Yeon Du suffers from a heart condition and is preparing to leave for America to get treated when she falls for Baek Hyun Jin.
For the betterment of her friend Na BoRa asks her to go, and she’ll keep updating Yeon Du about HyunJins’ life. Reassured, Yeon Du goes to America, but BoRa, due to a misunderstanding, falls for the same guy as her best friend. After everything comes to light, BoRa has to choose between love and friendship. A movie about first love, first separation, and unexpected endings.
- Rating: 7.3/10
- Starring: Byeon Woo-Seok, Kim Yoo-Jung, Park Jung-woo, Roh Yoon-seo
3. A Silent Voice
Anime fans will agree when I say that A Silent Voice has some of the best slow-burn romance and character development. A movie where there are no excuses made for the bully, but one that shows his guilt and will to redeem himself. From enemies to lovers and from loners to friends, this movie has it all.
A depressed Shouya Inada is about to kill himself when he decides not to take that step without settling up scores with people he might have wronged as a bully. When Shuoya goes to find Shoko, a hearing-impaired girl who he had previously bullied in sixth grade to the point of her transfer, leaving him with just her sign book, he reaches out to her to give it back.
But he chickens out at the last minute and asks to be her friend instead with sign language. Accepting the hand reaching out to her in friendship, Shoko and Shouya start as friends, and Shouy starts seeing people as possible friends after years of not being able to look them in their eyes due to his guilt of being a bully.
Shoko starts falling for Shouya, but the confession does not go as intended. Despite once wanting to not live himself, Shouya saves Shoko when he reaches the end of her rope at the risk of his own life and redeems himself.
- Rating: 8.1/10
- Starring: Saori Hayami, Mayu Matsuoka
4. A Whisker Away
Another anime movie with fantasy elements that give it the spice of amazement. Set in middle school, Miyo Sasaki is unhappy living with her stepmother and getting rejected daily by her crush Kento Hinode. She, however, does not give up and keeps on pursuing him as a human. and as a cat!
Miyo is approached by a mysterious mask seller one day with a mask that will turn her into a cat when she wears it. Taking advantage of this, Miyo starts spending time with Hinode as a cat, Taro, and learns more about him and falls deeper. But when Hinode says he hates Miyo after her confession for him is read out loud, he is left embarrassed, and Miyo is heartbroken.
Everything goes downhill when the mask seller turns out to be a nightmare when he gives Miyos face to a cat, and Miyo starts permanently having cat features. Now it’s up to Hinode to save her before she is a cat forever.
- Rating: 6.7/10
- Starring: Cherami Leigh, Natsuki Hane
5. About Time
A wholesome movie About Time traveling and knowing the importance of everyday life. About Time depicts the story of Tim Lake,, born in a family where the men have the power to travel to any day they have lived. Tim chooses to use this power to better his romantic life.
But things keep going up and down with Mary, an American immigrant who he meets on a blind date. Things keep happening so that Tim has to keep traveling back and forth to save someone or change something bad from happening, and that interferes with his plans with Mary. Finally, Tim decides to let life take its course and live his life with Mary.
A final dilemma brings Tim to make a difficult choice, but he goes through with it due to his love for his family.
- Rating: 7.8/10
- Starring: Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson
6. Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani
Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani is a fun family movie with a romance between Prem and Jenny, two people who are from different castes but have the same troubles. Prem is a bright young man with good friends but no goal.
He falls for Jenny, a librarian who is not all that bright but is kind-hearted. Prem falls for Jenny to the point that after assuming she might be non-vegetarian, he too starts to eat non -vegetarian despite being from a Brahmin family. All this, only to find out later that Jenny is a pure vegetarian.
But after they are through with a bunch of their misunderstandings, Prem decides to confess to Jenny but is unable to when she confesses to him that she likes him. Some other guy! Jenny asks Prem for his help to elope with Rahul Jalan, who is the son of a Hindu politician and does not accept Jenny due to caste differences.
Brokenhearted yet wanting Jenny to be happy, Prema and his friends decide to help her elope with an elaborate plan that goes from running away to Rahul pretending to take severe measures. But somehow, when Jenny gets kidnapped, Prem has to save her, and Jenny finally sees Prem be the guy who was always there for her. A movie is full of comedy and romance with an equal amount.
- Rating: 6.4/10
- Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
7. Atithi Devo Bhava
Keeping close relationships with a disorder may seem tough, as is shown in Atithi Devo Bhava, a movie about a man with monophobia in a relationship. Abhi is a man suffering from autophobia or monophobia- a fear of being unloved or ignored.
This is due to the passing of his father at a young age and his mother raising him with a lot of love and care. When Abhi, in present-day, falls in love with Vaishnavi, he must learn to get over his irrational fears before it takes away the love of his life in the form of misunderstandings and fights.
- Rating: 6.1/10
- Starring: Nuveksha, Aadi Saikumar
8. Bahubali: The Conclusion
A conclusion to the biggest question that was aroused by its prequel, ‘Why did Kattappa kill Bahubali?’, ‘Bahubali: The Conclusion‘ is a great fictional epic that takes place because of one Crown Prince so in love he gives up his throne for it.
Amrendra Bahubali, now the Crown Prince of Mahashmati, goes on an expedition under disguise with Katappa. After getting attacked by some bandits and simultaneously helping princess Devsena in the fight, he is invited to her land- Kuntala. He falls for her, much of a love-at-first-sight scenario, and goes with Kattappa while acting like a dunce.
On the other hand, Bhallaldeva also lusts for Devsena and manipulates his mother, Shivagami, to ask for her hand for him. When the ministers sent with the proposal look down condescendingly upon the land of Kuntala, Devsena gives them a befitting reply and rejects the marriage offer. This angers not only Bhallaldeva but also Shivgami.
When the bravery and courage of Bahubali and Kattappa are witnessed under a dacoits attack, Devsena, too, falls in love with Bahubali. After knowing the true status of Bahubali as a Crown Prince and his promise to protect her at all costs, they set off to Mahismati.
But due to a series of events, both Amrendra and Devsena are banished. The story then follows the reveal of the true reason for Kattappa’s actions and Mahendra Bahubali’s revenge on Bhallaldeva.
- Rating: 8.2/10
- Starring: Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Tamanna
A Telugu rom-com with Nithilin and Rashmik as the main characters, Bheeshma and Chaitra. Bheeshma is a meme creator who wants to fall in love and have a good life. After a few failures with girls, he lands up in jail, where he has to be bailed by his uncle.
His uncle needs to call ACP Deva, his friend, to do so. But Deva thinks that Bheeshma is a loser for the life he lives. To everyone’s or maybe no one’s surprise, Bheeshma falls in love with Chaitra, ACP Deva’s daughter.
From here on, go the roller coaster of whether Bheeshma is or is not the grandson of a huge CEO millionaire and the next in line CEO because that would determine his worth as a husband for Chaitra and her father. And with this, he has to tackle another businessman that means harm not only to farmers but also to the environment.
- Rating: 6.6/10
- Starring: Nithiin, Rashmika Mandanna
10. Chennai Express
A must-watch rom-com with your partner that tells the story of a man who might have missed his station but found a home with the woman he loves. Rahul is a man in his mid-30s, a grandson of a famous confectioner and many branches.
So a rich Halwai, After the death of his grandfather, who was a father figure to him, despite his grandmother’s wishes for half of the grandfather’s ashes to be given away in Rameshwaram, he plans to do so in Goa as he plans a trip there with his friends.
But his plans go awry when he misses his stop by first forgetting the ashes on the train and getting back on it, and then helping a beautiful girl on the train as she is running to catch it. But the beautiful girl, who later introduces herself as Meenamma, aka Meena, is not the only one trying to catch the train.
He pulls in four more huge men who are told to be Meena’s cousins who are taking her back to the village that she ran away from. Now this very train, Chennai Express, gives way to an amazing and unique love story between Rahul and Meena, who, after a series of misunderstandings and desperate attempts to stay alive, pretend to be married and then catch feelings for real.
- Rating: 6/10
- Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone
This movie, surprisingly, has been a super hit at the box office for its unique storyline and execution. A concept that could be said to be the epitome of ‘never seen before,’ Eega is a story of a lover being reborn as a housefly to keep his girl safe from any harm that may occur to her. How did S.S. Rajamouli come up with this? Beats me.
Starting as a bedtime story told by a father to his daughter, the plot talks about Nani, a young man who works in fireworks and is in love with his neighbor Bindu, a miniature artist. But their love story doesn’t meet a happy ending when Sudeep, an industrialist villain lusts for Bindu and kills Nani in jealousy.
Reborn as a housefly and getting back his memories, Nani, the housefly, vows to exact revenge against Sudeep for his murder and keep Bindu safe from him. Bindu recognizes Nani and makes him miniature goggles and armor to help him with his plan. As unrealistic and funny as this story may sound, it has worked wonders in storytelling, making you shed tears for a fly and its love for Bindu.
- Rating: 7.7/10
- Starring: Nani, Samantha Prabhu, Sudeep
Written by Jane Austin, this book of the same name ‘Emma‘ was bound to be a sensation at its time and to date for classic literature lovers. And bringing this book to life with the main protagonist, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, the director, has won the hearts of many readers.
Emma is a story about, well. Emma is a beautiful young British girl from the regency era in England with a bit of a nosy personality in romantic matters of others. Opposite to her as her love interest is Mr. Knightly, the younger brother of her sister’s husband, i.e., Emma’s sister’s brother-in-law. When Harriet, Emma’s friend, falls for a particular gentleman, Emma’s interference causes a few clashes and sparks.
- Rating: 6.7/10
- Starring: Anna Taylor- Joy, Johny Flynn, Mia Goth, Callum Turner
13. Hey Sinamika
Hey, Sinamika is a story of a woman wanting to be free of her talkative husband and deciding to frame him as a cheater for grounds of divorce. Yeah, that’s not much convincing to me, either. But that is how it goes. This rom-com is a story about three individuals- Yaazhan, his wife Mouna, and a third party Malarvizhi who Mouna hires to fall in love with her husband. This movie is a remake of A Boyfriend For my Wife.
When Mouna gets tired of her husband and more or less falls out of love with Yaazhan (who loves her wholeheartedly, by the way), she wants freedom and decides to opt for divorce. But because she doesn’t want to come clean about her loss of feelings and be the bad but honest person, she goes to a psychiatrist Malarvizhi.
She brings her in this plan to make her husband fall in love with Malarvishi, but when things actually start looking like they may go according to her plan, Mouna starts feeling restless again, but this time because she feels like she is losing her husband.
But now that she doesn’t want to divorce her husband anymore and shut down any budding feelings for Malarvizhi Yaazhan may have(which he doesn’t), she loses his trust in the process. Now Mouna has to start groveling and begging for acceptance and a chance to fall back.
- Rating: 6.2/10
- Starring: Dulquer Salmaan, Aditi Rao Hyadri, Kajal Agarwal
14. Howls Moving Castle
A movie by Studio Ghibli, Howls Moving Castle, is a beautiful film about love, war, positive aging, and magic. Set in a fantastical background mixed with a 20th-century world, giving it a steampunk look, Howls Moving Castle follows a girl named Sophie through her journey from a young maiden who gets cursed to be an old woman.
Sophie looks for Howl, a wizard of Inagry, to break the curse put upon her by the Witch of Waste. The background of war brings in more than just old-school romance to the movie and some more intense plot.
Howl makes Sophie, who looks like a 90-year-old granny, do his bidding when he is asked to fight a war from the king’s side. After many circumstances, Howl, despite not knowing what Sophie looks like in reality without the curse, still falls for her, and together they fight against evil and stop the war.
- Rating: 8.2/10
- Starring: Takura Kimura, Chieko Baisho
15. Hum Aapke Hain Koun
One does not make a list of best romances or include a couple of OG Bollywood classics. You’ll find quite a few of them in this list. Some might be your favorite too. Hum Aapke Hai Koun is one such movie that many Indian kids have watched at least once in their life in its multiple reruns.
With its beautiful songs and splendid chemistry between not just the main couple but also the second lead couple, this movie is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Everything aside, one must watch this movie for the gorgeous Madhuri Dixit. Speaking of Madhuri Dixit, she the role of Nisha, a young, bubbly girl who is happy for her elder sister Pooja marrying Rajesh, a rich yet simple, good-hearted man.
Prem, Rajesh’s younger brother, and Nisha fall for each other without anyone during the time of marriage arrangements. But all does not end well when Pooja dies after giving birth and leaves a young baby motherless, and Nisha is proposed to marry Rajesh.
- Rating: 7.5/10
- Starring: Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit
16. Hum Saath Saath Hai
A modern version inspired by Ramayana, Hum Saath Saath Hai depicts the story of four couples- 3 brothers and a sister with their love interests and different dynamics in the Chaturvedi family.
Ramkishan Chaturvedi is a successful businessman who married Mamta, his second wife, after the death of his first wife, leaving behind one-year-old Vivek. Vivek accepts Mamta as his true mother and loves his siblings Prem, Sangita, and Vinod wholeheartedly.
Sadhna, a daughter of Adarsh (an associate of Ramkishan in his business), wants to marry Vivek. Preeti and Prem are an introverted couple with their way of flirting and getting shy, and Vinod and Sapna, the extrovert bubbly ones- both couples are in a to-be married situation. Sangita is happily married to Anand, with a daughter, and the whole family is picture-perfect until it isn’t.
- Rating: 6.3/10
- Starring: Mohnish Bahl, Tabu, Salman Khan, Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan, Karishma Kapoor
17. Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na is coming of age rom-com that was the blueprint of best friends to lovers (Don’t worry, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai has also made its place on this list, they just took a different take).
Jay and Aditi are long-time best friends and are now on the verge of graduation. With their own quirky nicknames for each other that only they can call the other, they are often easily mistaken as a couple due to their closeness. Their group of friends always has each other’s back, so they think about getting Jay a girlfriend at their graduation party.
When that plan falls through as Jay saves a damsel in distress, Meghna, Meghna, and Jay fall for each other, and Jay starts prioritizing her over Aditi. Though Aditi takes it in a stride initially, feelings start mixing up. When jealousy from both Aditi and Jay (after Aditi’s plan to get engaged to Sushant) turns into confusion, they are made to face the fact that they might be in love.
- Rating: 7.4/10
- Starring: Imran Khan, Genelia D’souza
18. Jab We Met
Though many fans of the Shahid-Kareena pairing might have been upset after hearing the news of their breakup after this movie, one cannot deny the chemistry between the leads and the feel-good vibes this movie has.
Geet is a bubbly, energetic girl who lives one day at a time, at the moment, without too much thought for the future. The polar opposite of her is Aditya Kashyap, who is depressed after having a series of misfortunate events in his life.
When they meet on a train and miss the said train, it is now up to Aditya to drop Geet home safe and sound. On this journey, and the one they take as Geet runs away from her home to elope with her lover, Aditya falls for Geet.
Despite being in love and the absolute green flag he was, Aditya walks away after wishing Geet all the best. After almost a year, when he gets the news that Geet never actually married Anshuman (her said boyfriend), he again goes out to find her and bring her back home.
- Rating: 7.9/10
- Starring: Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor
19. Jodha Akbar
The casting director was having a really good deal with Hrithik-Aishwarya pairing in a historical movie with them as royals. Because let us be real, we all enjoyed the desi aesthetics in ‘Jashna-E-Bahra,’ and we had a treat watching Hrithik as Akbar and Aishwarya as Jodha.
Jodha Akbar may not be the most historically accurate movie, but it is definitely worth watching for the close-to-truth depiction the production tried while keeping it interesting and entertaining enough for a movie. Akbar is a Mughal Emperor who marries the Rajput princess Jodha in return for her kingdom being safe from any Mughal attack and his provided protection.
Though they have a rocky start, this story evolves into a beautiful regal tale of love when both these royals go through misunderstandings, strife, and grief that transforms into love with mutual passion and respect.
- Rating: 7.5/10
- Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Sonu Sood
20. Just Go With It
If you’ve ever watched Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and Just Go With It, you’ve definitely noticed a few similarities. That is not to say that Just Go With It is just a remake, no, no, no, not at all. Though it may seem similar in spirit, this movie has a better-detailed script and is funnier.
Just Go With It is a story about Daniel, a plastic surgeon, who is more or less a chick magnet due to his pretense of being an unhappily married man. But when he finds a spark with Palmer, a math teacher, he wants to be with her for more than just a fling. But that’s not possible because apparently Danny is “married.” The only one aware of this lying fiasco is his assistant Katherine.
Thus, he plans an elaborate lie involving Katherine to “divorce” him as his (fake) wife, so he can finally be free of his wife and move on with Palmer. For all that matter, in a trip involving a married( soon to be divorced?) couple, said husband’s girlfriend, and their kids, Daniel and Katherine, start getting feelings for each other.
- Rating: 6.4/10
- Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Brooklyn Decker
21. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
The movie may be more family drama than romance, but the romance is undeniable. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham is a movie that, no matter how many times you watch it, is always a great watch. It doesn’t matter whether or not you like the title track, but we were all obsessed with Bole Chudiyaan at a point.
The movie revolves around the Raichand family, with father Yashvardhan, mother Nandini, and two sons- Rahul (adopted) and Rohan. Raising and maintaining his household and business empire with a firm hand, Yash Rasichand is a mix of both gentleness and strict actions. When Rahul fails to stand up to his expectations when he marries a small-town girl Anjali without his permission, Rahul is disowned, and he leaves to settle in America.
While all this happens, Rohan, who went through a massive glow-up, is in boarding school and is shocked to see his brother nowhere around. He vows to bring back his brother and reunite his family. On the way to completing his promise, he also falls for Pooja, Anjali’s younger sister.
- Rating: 7.4/10
- Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor
22. Kal Ho Na Ho
This movie played with a lot of tropes and endlessly pulled at our heartstrings. Kal Ho Na Ho is a story about friendship, family, love, and heartbreak. The essence of life and this movie is sung beautifully in the title track by Sonu Nigam.
Kal Ho Na Ho depicts the love triangle of three people, Aman, Naina, and Rohit. Naina is a skeptical girl who lives with a big family that mostly never has a day of peace, and this leaves her jaded. She does have a few friends she shares all her troubles with, like Dolly and Rohit.
When Aman, a ‘live as if it’s your last day,’ comes along and changes her to look at life more positively, she falls for him. At the same time, Rohit falls for Naina. Through hardships and a string of heartbreaks, and newfound hope and love, this movie is a beautiful masterpiece of ‘what-could-have-been.’
- Rating: 7.9/10
- Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Preeti Zinta, Jaya Bachchan
23. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Another best friend to lovers but with a slow burn and heartache, and instead of an evil third party interfering between the two, in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, we get two couples who love each other in their own right. Anjali Sharma and Rahul are best friends in their college years, where Anjali is ‘one of the guys’ and dresses like a tomboy, and Rahul is a player.
Their strong friendship starts to take a turn as Anjali starts falling for Rahul after Tina, the dean’s beautiful daughter, enters the picture. Rahul and Tina fall for each other, and Anjali leaves under the pretext of her father’s illness. At this point, Tina realizes that she might have come between their potential love.
After many years, Tina dies after delivery and asks Rahul to name their daughter Anjali. In 8 consecutive letters that she writes for her daughter for her 8 birthdays, she writes her final wish of reuniting Anjali and Rahul back together to her daughter. Now junior Anjali goes on a mission to a summer camp she knows Anjali Sharma will be at to fulfill her mother’s wish.
- Rating: 7.5/10
- Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukherji, Salman Khan
24. La La Land
La La Land is famous for the great performances of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as the characters of Sebastian and Mia, respectively. This movie depicts the love between two struggling artists- Sebastian is a pianist, and Mia is an actress, and their struggle to keep their relationship afloat when external forces make it seem impossible.
Though this movie has a happy ending in its own right and is realistic, too, it could be a good depiction of how people work when love and career clash heads.
- Rating: 8/10
- Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone
25. Little Women
With one of the most beautiful dialogues and its dialogue delivery comes the book-adapted period drama movie Little Women. Many have remembered this movie for the truth. It portrays the duality of womanhood and second chances in romance.
Jo, Amy, Mag, and Beth are the March sisters who have different hobbies and want different things out of their life. The life of the March sisters isn’t an easy one when they lose their sister Beth to an illness and make a series of decisions.
Amy is in love with Laurie, her neighbor, who is in love with Jo, who is not in love with him. After a series of events that make them understand their true feelings, the love story between these three, along with the parallel character development of everyone involved, is delightful.
- Rating: 7.8/10
- Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Eliza Scanlen
26. Love Actually
Love Actually revolves not around one or two but whole 8 couples. The stories are all linked in some ways or others, and this brings in the huge picture by the end of the movie. But the plot itself is quite interesting in the way it deals with what love is for other people and how they find love in the most hopeless places at times. You can watch this movie with your partner to see how you define what love actually is for you.
- Rating: 7.6/10
- Starring: Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie Sangster, Keira Knightly, Emma Thompson
27. Love, Rosie
Alex and Rosie are best friends who enjoy their life as friends until they have to face their feelings at the wrong times and when they are committed to someone else. Don’t worry, no one cheats, but the whole movie gives a good build-up as to what could have been and how one can sensibly act when in love with their best friend.
Though life takes Rosie and Alex on different roads, they still find their way back to each other and give us (and themselves) the ending they deserve.
- Rating: 7.1/10
- Starring: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin
28. Main Hoon Na
A must-watch for its memorable plot and the two couples, Main Hoon Na, is a great romance action movie. The movie involves Major Ram Prasad, who promises his dying father, Brig. Shekhar said that he would take care of his stepbrother Lakshman and stepmother.
Coincidentally, the General’s daughter, Sanjana (who is Lakshman’s best friend and studies with him in the same college), also needs protection from terrorists, so, with these two missions overlapping, Ram sets out to Dehradun.
On this mission, not only does Ram fall in love with his chemistry teacher, Ms. Chandni, but he also finds a family with Lakshman and his mother though they are not aware of his true identity as the same love child of Brig. Shekhar chose his wife and son. Lakshman, too, falls in love with Sanjana, though they have a few misunderstandings and arguments along the way.
- Rating: 7/10
- Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan, Amrita Rao
29. Mr. And Mrs. Smith
With the pairing of Angelina and Brad, Mr. and Mrs. Smith was a hit for its spy romance storyline. Jane and John were a passionate couple who had a marriage that was filled with more lies than truthful vows. Both are unaware of their spouse being an assassin while they deal with their now boring everyday life in front of each other.
Each is oblivious to the fact that the other is working for an opposing agency and about to burst their bubble. When a mission involving an assassination goes wrong for both parties, they come across the truth about each other and now have to eliminate the other for the “greater good.” But all is not what it seemed when these two lovers turned enemies are targets of their agencies and are on the run and turn towards each other to survive.
- Rating: 6.5/10
- Starring: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie
30. Nitham Oru Vaanaam
You, too, like Arjun, our protagonist, may get annoyed about the abrupt ending of the love stories you were invested in without getting any answers or closure. Arjun suffers from OCD, and his love life is not going all too well and like to picture himself as the protagonist in any book he reads. This turns into a form of torture for him when he gets to know of two love stories that don’t get a proper ending.
But when he is told that the stories aren’t fictional but based on real-life experiences of existing couples, he sets out to know how it all played out for them and learn more about different ways love can suffice a person. Watch Nitham Oru Vaanaam so that you may get to know them too.
- Rating: 7.3/10
- Starring: Ashok Selvan, Ritu Varma
31. Om Shanti Om
Deepika Padukone’s Bollywood debut is unforgettable as Shantipriya, the Dream Girl. Om Shanti Om is a movie that is a complete romance package- the cast, the plot, the music, and the chemistry. Om is a struggling junior actor in the 70s and is crushing on Shantipriya, a famous actress. But just when he thinks all is going well, and he might have some hopes of receiving affection from her, he overhears a conversation that breaks him.
Shanti is already married to producer Mukesh though their marriage is not made public. Thus stepping back, Om keeps his distance from Shanti, but when Mukesh kills her in arson and Om dies while suffering heavy injuries while trying to save her.
The plot progresses when Om is reborn in a rich actor’s home and is himself a successful actor as an adult. After getting back his memories of his past life, and starts to plan the doom of Mukesh, who is now a producer for his film, with the help of his previous mother, friend, and a new member of the team- Sandy, a doppelganger of Shanti.
- Rating: 6.7/10
- Starring: Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan
32. Pride And Prejudice
Original enemies to lovers, for me, Pride and Prejudice is a love story between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, who must overcome their pride and prejudice when it comes to matters of each other. The Jane Austin book adapted movie shares the story of Elizabeth having a misfortune meeting with Mr. Darcy at a party that makes him look high and haughty to her and leaves her with a disagreement with him at every meeting later on with piling misunderstandings between them.
But, surprise, Mr. Darcy, unbeknownst to Elizabeth, has fallen in love with her. I’m sure we saw that hand flex scene twice just to feel his suppressed emotions and his awkward tortoise personality. And asks for her hand in marriage. He does.
While simultaneously insulting her family. Not the best, but the plot needed the tension in that scene. And boy, was the tension sky-high. Never has a rejection been more deserved and swoon-worthy at the same time. Fear not, after reflecting upon his actions and raising our standards of a man taking a rejection, Mr. Darcy gains not only Elizabeth’s love but also her father’s approval after a series of events.
- Rating: 7.8/10
- Starring: Keira Knightly, Matthew Macfayden
33. Purple Hearts
A Netflix original romance movie about the fake marriage trope, Purple Hearts is about Cassie and Luke making a great pair who, despite their differences, are brought together by their circumstances. Cassie is a diabetes patient who cannot afford insulin and proposes to Luke, who is a soldier in debt with a drug dealer, for a fake marriage.
Though they experience their highs and lows, Luke and Cassie cannot deny their attraction toward each other and their wish to turn this sham marriage into something real. With a drug dealer on their back, the government that might jail them for their lies, and their own clashing personalities, these leads still bring out the feels with their acting and songs featured in the movie.
- Rating: 6.7/10
- Starring: Sofia Carson, Nicholas Galitzine
Close to the storyline of the music video of Ammy Virk of the same name, Qismat is a romantic drama movie that shows two people in a fake dating scenario. And as we all know how this ends, yep, Shivjit and Bani (the main couple) fall for each other while Shivjit pretends to be Bani’s boyfriend to make her cheater of a boyfriend jealous.
But as the music video ends, this movie shows the reality that not all love stories have the happy ending we look forward to. Despite their love for each other, they are separated by people, society, and then fate.
- Rating: 8.1/10
- Starring: Ammy Virk, Sargun Mehta
35. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
When two people with two parallel but ulterior motives meet up, there can be no doubt that lies are the foundation of the relationship rather than trust. And we all know that is not the best way to start any relationship.
Ben and Andie are two people with a deadline of 10 days- for Ben, it is a bet he needs to win by making a woman fall for him, while for Andie, it is to lose a guy in 10 days. Without revealing their true intentions, these two start dating and, as per the requirements of the bets, try with all their might to do what they need to.
It just so happens that they fall in love, and the truth of their relationship keeps weighing down on each person, and when it finally comes into the limelight, it isn’t pretty. But, this movie does give us a great time with this romantic comedy.
- Rating: 6.4/10
- Starring: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey
This fantasy romance is really one of a kind. Though the elements of magic and curses are an always used plot, falling for a literal star was a first. Stardust depicts the story of Tristan, a young man in love with his village’s most sought-after girl, Victoria. But Victoria, not impressed by any of his gifts, asks him to get him a star. And thus, what just was a journey to get a star turns into a whole adventure for Tristan, who then finds true love.
Tristan crosses ‘the Wall’ that protects the village from magical creatures and enters the world of magic, where he meets Yvaine, who is an actual personified star. From the point of dragging Yvaine to fulfill Victoria’s wish to save Yvaine from any and all harm that comes her way (which is a lot, in the form of 3 witch sisters) and also finding his rightful place as an heir, Tristan lives a very magical life filled with awe and love.
- Rating: 7.6/10
- Starring: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox
37. Hasee Toh Phasee
One can find love in the most wrong times and even in worse people. For example, in Hasee Toh Phasee, it is falling for your soon-to-be sister-in-law while you are preparing for your wedding. I know it sounds terrible, so let me clarify.
Nikhil is trying to avoid joining government services as per his father’s wishes and gets into business with not much luck. He meets Karishma, a beautiful girl, at a wedding, and they hit it off. At the same wedding, he helps an unknown girl run away from the house, who he is unaware is Karishma’s younger sister Meeta.
Now, years later, with the couple dynamic being that of an on-and-off couple with the threats of break up always visible on the horizon, Karishma, now an actress, and Nikhil (still a struggling businessman) decide to get married.
For this, Karishma invites Meeta without her family knowing of Meeta’s arrival so as not to cause drama. She gives Nikhil the responsibility of keeping Meeta hidden from the family, but this just brings the two closer.
Torn between his loyalty to his fiancee and his blooming free love for Meeta, Nikhil decides to go forward with the wedding and sends away Meeta. After a lot of family drama and huge crying and dancing sessions, the story unfolds with last-minute truths and letting go of your love for the betterment of everyone involved. (I’m not talking about Nikhil)
- Rating: 6.8/10
- Starring: Pareeniti Chopra, Siddharth Malhotra
38. The Age of Adaline
In all the movies of an immortal falling for a normal aging person, I feel there has always been a creepy angle of not addressing the age gap and the truth of the differences of experience, and the hurt of how it would be to live on without your love for the rest of your long unending life.
But The Age of Adaline works its magic with this fantasy- a twist of immortality in the romance plot. Adaline is rendered immortal after lightning strikes her, and she is physically left at 29 for 80 years. Even when her daughter ages normally and her husband dead, Adaline faces a lot of challenges that keep her on the run and unable to let herself fall in love.
But when, in the present modern times, she does fall in Elise, she faces a man from her past, and her reality crashes on her. Now, Adaline has to choose how to move forward when everyone around her keeps doing so.
- Rating: 7.2/10
- Starring: Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Michiel Huisman
39. The Holiday
When singles go on a solo trip, the potential of having a ‘meet-cute’ trope is always a tempting trope. Though whether or not that happens isn’t in our hands, this movie will definitely evoke the same emotions in you. The Holiday is about Iris and Amanda, who are two women worn down by their current lives and troubling romantic relations.
These two decide to swap places with each other to get a change in scenery, and this just happens to be the right decision in their lives. Amanda lives in an urban city while Iris puts her cabin in the woods for the swap, ad this brings about unexpected but delightful changes in the lives of these women. With a great star cast and a cute love story between two couples, this movie is an amazing watch.
- Rating: 6.9/10
- Starring: Jack Black, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz
40. The Notebook
Many of you’ll have already expected this movie to be on this list. The Notebook is a popular movie based on the book of the same title by author Nicholas Sparks and is a more beautiful film of two lovers who are together despite it all.
Allie is a rich heiress who falls in love with a poor worker Noah. Opposed by her parents and insulted by them, Noah and Allie break up. After immediate regret but unable to resolve their arguments, both of them are separated and live their own lives. Noah still believes that if he completes his promise of building the house to Allie, she will, one day, return to him. And as destiny may have it, things turn out that way.
But after a few heartbreaks and missed opportunities later, we do feel satisfied with knowing that Allie and Noah found their happily ever after and died while holding each other’s hands in old age.
- Rating: 7.8/10
- Starring: Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling
41. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Lara Jean is a Korean-American teenager who has had a few crushes like any other teenager her age. The plot, however, is when she writes letters to her crushes, thus the name “To All the Boys I’ve Love Before,” even though they were never meant to see the light of the day after being locked in her box kept in the corner of her closet.
Now, after her sister sends these letters to the respective recipients, Lara is embarrassed and looking for a hole to hide in. But when she has the bright idea of using one of her past crushes to not have to deal with the other crushes and them confronting her, she is on a long ride of love and high school teenage drama.
- Rating: 7/10
- Starring: Noah Centineo, Lana Connor
42. Violet Evergarden
In the installment of the wholesome yet heartwrenching anime series Violet Evergarden comes this movie with a conclusion to Violet’s search for her love and her understanding of love.
Violet, who was brought up and used as a weapon in war, now lives a normal life surrounded by people who understand her and her job, which shows her different faces of love. Thinking she understands the feelings of love, she sets out to find Major Gilbert, whom she loves and who confessed to her in the warzone.
Separated for a long time, she now wishes to reply after understanding the depth of her own feelings and reunite with a man everyone thought was dead except her. A tearjerker for sure, Violet Evergarden is another anime movie one can watch to applaud anime romance.
- Rating: 8.3/10
- Starring: Yui Ishikawa, Daisuke Namikawa
43. Whisper of The Heart
One can always count on Studio Ghibli to make movies worth recommending. In their list of movies comes Whisper of the Heart, a movie about two people who admire, inspire and grow with each other. Seiji, an aspiring luthier, and Shizuku, a girl dreaming of being a writer, meet each other at an antique shop and strike a friendship with equal admiration for each other and their crafts.
When Seiji goes to Italy for his apprenticeship, Shizuku is inspired by his hard work and determination and is motivated to follow her dreams with vigor. The story continues with Shizuku writing a story with the consent of Baron- a cat statuette in the antique shop, the condition being that he is the first to read it.
After being relieved that her months of hard work were good enough, Shizuku hears Barons’ story. Later, when Seiji returns back to Japan, he proposes to Shizuku with the thought that they will get married in the future.
- Rating: 7.9/10
- Starring: Issei Takahashi, Yoko Honna, Shigeru Tsuyugochi
44. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
After its popularity hit the sky, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani is a movie that you not only can watch with your partner but also with your friends. This movie covers topics such as wrong timing right person, letting go of one-sided crushes for real requited love, and how adulthood changes friendships.
Banny (Kabir), Aditi, and Avi are three best friends who are going on a trip to Manali when their group has an addition of another member- Naina, their batchmate. Where the trio is outgoing, ready to party, and bold, Naina is shy, a nerd, and a newbie to everything. She gets to get out of her shell and enjoy new phases of her life and win new friends.
Somewhere between finding herself and getting away from all the pressure, Naina falls for Bunny but doesn’t confess due to his dreams of going abroad. Years after that, when Aditi is getting married, and Naina is still sticking around as her best friend, Naina, and Kabir find themselves back to each other, but their dreams, careers, and future lives are still on the line. Does love find a second chance with them?
- Rating: 7.2/10
- Starring: Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin
45. Your Name is Engraved Herein
A Taiwanese romantic movie with a lot of love from its audience, Your Name Engraved Herein, brings out many emotions of love, fear, frustration, and heartbreak. A-han and Birdy are two students in school in 1987 who are getting closer due to the time they spend together. But when both notice the feelings growing into something more, they are hesitant to take a step further due to the high rise of homophobia in the country and their faith.
When conflicts start to arise in the form of homophobic peers, co-ed school, and the potential for a heteronormative relationship A-han and Birdy break apart. But somewhere, it was written in the stars, which caused both of them to meet once again and reminisce about all that was beautiful and their memorable moments.
- Rating: 7.3/10
- Starring: Edward Chen, Tseng Ching- Hua
46. Gatta Kushti
A Tamil-language romance sports movie with Veera, a Kushti player who is a misogynist. The plot of Gatta Kushti revolves around Keerthi, a woman who goes against Veera’s idea of womanhood and an ideal wife who is married to him for precarious reasons.
Keeping her real self in check, Keerthi tries to check all the boxes on Veera’s list of good wives- lesser education than him (she is a graduate while he didn’t even pass class 10th), quiet (she has a short temper) and be delicate (Keerthi is a wrestler).
Oblivious to all these truths of Keerthi, Veera marries her, but the truth comes to light when she saves him from a bunch of goons of a politician. This leads to Veera being scared of her and lowers his masculinity in his own eyes.
When evil family members strike a discord between these two, Veera and Keerthi, decide to divorce and fight against each other in competition. Now, one after the other, misunderstandings are resolved, and Veera comes face to face with the fact of his toxic masculinity and the fact that he has failed as a husband. They both get their happy ending after Veera grows out of his patriarchal mentality and chauvinism.
- Rating: 6.5/10
- Starring: Aishwarya Lekshmi, Vishnu
47. Shyam Singha Roy
A romantic period film with a supernatural twist in it, Shyam Singha Roy revolves around Vasu, a modern-day filmmaker who is the reincarnation of a man from the 1970s. When Vasu gets fame for his film, its tail comes to the allegations of plagiarism. Vasu denies such claims, but he is given just 3 days to defend himself in court. He goes under hypnosis to understand why he was able to write a story that he had never read.
It is shown that he was Shyam Singham Roy in his previous life, and he fell in love with Rosie (formerly Maitreyi), a devadasi. He rescues her from the priest (Mahant) of the temple, who molests the devadasis under his care and kills the priest. Shyam and Rosie elope and settle down in Calcutta. After a lot of hurt and betrayal, the story progresses back to the present, with Vasu trying to prove his reincarnation.
Vasu then gets proven not guilty when Shyam’s brother Manoj defends him by giving a book written by Shyam that was never published, yet Vasu knows its contents. Thus it is proved that Vasu is Shyam. Vasu then goes on to find Rosie, who is from two different periods, and they finally meet each other and have their closure.
- Rating: 7.7/10
- Starring: Nani, Sai Pallavi, Krithi Shetty
48. Ante Sundaraniki
You’ve known of people changing their religions after marriage, but here in Ante Sundaraniki, the couple builds up whole palaces of lies to be able to marry each other due to their different religions. Sundar and Leela are from Brahmin and Christian families, respectively.
Knowing that their parents and family would be against such a relationship, they start to plot an elaborate plan to deceive the families until they can get married. Jumping through hoops and faking pregnancies and whatnot, the two have to keep making up new stories to pull their plan through.
Hurdles in the form of stubborn and hypocritical family members and a nosy fiancee keep them apart long enough for the plot to move forward, but when both parties come clean, everyone accepts them and is happy. This rom-com might find its place on your to-watch list.
- Rating: 7.6/10
- Starring: Nani, Nazriya Nazim
49. A Walk To Remember
This list would have been incomplete without this awesome yet heart-rending movie on this list. A Walk To Remember is an absolute beauty of a movie that shows how miracles happen when one is in love.
Landon, the bad boy in his school, has an authoritarian personality which lands him in trouble quite a number of times. To make up for one such mistake, he is given hours of community service and asked to participate in the school play.
There he comes in frequent contact with the astronomy nerd Jamie, who is his complete opposite. These opposites attract such a well-done trope in this movie that it has been loved for a long time by its viewers and the fans of the original book. Landon and Jamie fall in love and have their highs and lows. Their love is put to the test when destiny plays a cruel game.
- Rating: 7.3/10
- Starring: Mandy Moore, Shane West
50. Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind
You’ve known that people succumb to drinking and sometimes drugs to forget their ex or toxic relationships, but Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind takes it to the next level, where a couple goes as far as to perform surgery on themselves to erase the memories of the other.
When Joel and Clementine resort to having their memories of each other erased by Lacuna, a company that specializes in that procedure, they might be deeper in love than their anger towards each other.
- Rating: 8.3/10
- Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet
Hope you find your favorite movie on Netflix and enjoy it!