Love is in the air.
Funny but with the right amount of drama; romantic but with just the perfect pinch of that estrangement. Yet love still at her heart. Over the years, we have seen a number of these entertaining films come to the screen. So if you’re looking for some suggestions, here’s a mix of classics and recent romantic comedies that you can watch on Netflix.
Notting Hill (1999)
One fine day, American superstar Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) walks into a London travel bookstore owned by William Thacker (Hugh Grant). His chance encounter with Thacker and the events that follow bring these two people from different backgrounds together. Will they overcome the barriers put in place by their radically different lifestyles for the sake of their love for each other? That’s what it’s all about in this classic – one of the best romantic comedies.
The Kissing Booth (2018)
The film is based on the book of the same name by Beth Reekle. It’s a coming-of-age story of two teenage boys Elle (Joey King) and her best friend Lee (Joel Courtney). When the two decide to run a kissing booth at their high school spring carnival, she ends up kissing her longtime crush, Noah (Jacob Elordi), who is Lee’s older brother. According to the friendship pact of the two, She cannot fall in love with him.
The film has two sequels that advance Elle and Noah’s love story, and her friendship with Lee.
To All The Boys Trilogy (2018-21)
Based on critically acclaimed books by Jenny Han, the trilogy revolves around the life of teenage Lara Jean (Lana Condor) who has a habit of writing her favorite letters but never publishing them. . One day all of her letters are accidentally handed to the boys, unfolding a series of hilarious situations as a beautiful love story unfolds. AT All the boys I’ve loved before, the first film in the series, was released in 2018. It was followed by To all the boys: PS I still love you in 2020 and To all the boys: always and forever in 2021.
The Perfect Date (2019)
Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) is a high school student who realizes he has a knack for dating and creates an app that allows him to be hired to pose as the perfect fake date. Her goal is to earn enough money to fund her studies at Yale. But while pretending, he falls in love with wealthy Celia Lieberman (Laura Marano).
Always be my maybe (2019)
Sasha and Marcus (Ali Wong and Randall Park) were best friends from their childhood in San Francisco. However, the two go their separate ways after a bitter fallout. After about 15 years, Sasha, who is now a celebrity chef, returns to town and meets Marcus, bringing back memories of their good times together.
Along with the main characters and phenomenal supporting actors, the film made headlines for the incredible cameo of Keanu Reeves playing an enhanced version of himself.
Isn’t It Romantic (2019)
Natalie (Rebel Wilson) is an architect in New York City who grew up despising all things romance as well as the flowery ideas of love. After being assaulted in the metro, she wakes up to find herself in an alternate world where she is the central character of a true romantic comedy. She eventually realizes that she has feelings for her co-worker Josh (Adam DeVine).
Jibran (Kumail Nanjiani) and Leilani (Issa Rae) have just mutually decided to end their relationship after four years but end up getting involved in a mystery murder, forcing them to flee from the police. They try to erase their names while immersing themselves in hilarious situations.
Rules don’t apply (2016)
Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins) is a small-town beauty queen who arrived in Los Angeles in the 1950s under contract to become an actress for the film studio of Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty). While waiting for months for a screen test, Marla begins an affair with her driver Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich), who is Hughes’ employee. But the tycoon’s brutal entry into their relationship complicates everything.
Configure it (2018)
Harper Moore (Zoey Deutch) is assistant to Kirsten Stevens (Lucy Liu) and Charlie Young (Glen Powell) works for Rick Otis (Taye Diggs). To find a way out of their demanding schedules, Harper and Charlie hatch a plan to set up their workaholic bosses. By the time things finally seem to be working out for them, they are faced with a breakdown in their bosses’ newly built relationship.
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This story first appeared on Bangkok Asia Lifestyle.