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The Best Rom-Coms On Netflix

The film version of comfort food.

After a long week, there are few things more comforting than a well-written, heartwarming rom-com. But with such a wide range of options on Netflix, half your viewing time can be eaten up by sheer scrolling alone.

The other issue? While the category of rom-coms is an undoubtedly brilliant one overall, there’s a big difference between Notting Hill and one of those crass mid-2000s films that manages to be both overtly sexual and entirely un-sexy all at once. Adam Sandler, we’re looking at you.

To help you navigate this ever-expanding pool of content, we’ve sifted through the rom-coms available on the streaming service to narrow down the best offerings.

Keep reading for Girlfriend’s picks of the best rom-coms on Netflix.

First Daughter
First Daughter

First Daughter 

The US president’s daughter insists on attending college as a normal kid. But when your dad’s the leader of the free world, “normal” is relative.

Practical Magic
Practical Magic

Practical Magic

In director Griffin Dunne’s romantic comedy, sisters Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian (Nicole Kidman) are modern-day witches whose love lives are complicated by an unusual curse.

Sing Street
Sing Street

Sing Street

In 1980s Dublin, a teen whose family is falling apart transfers to a tough school, where he forms a rock band to fit in and win a girl’s attention.

Are We Officially Dating?
Are We Officially Dating?

Are We Officially Dating?

When Jason’s (Zac Efron) relationship crumbles, his two best friends (Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan) decide to show their solidarity by staying single until he’s ready to get back in the game.

27 Dresses
27 Dresses

27 Dresses

Altruistic Jane (Katherine Heigl) finds herself facing her worst nightmare as her younger sister announces her engagement to the man Jane secretly adores.

Bride Wars
Bride Wars

Bride Wars

Two best friends, played by Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson, become enemies when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day at their dream venue.

The Sweetest Thing
The Sweetest Thing

The Sweetest Thing

After a brief nightclub encounter with a handsome real-estate agent, a party girl and her best friends embark on a wild road trip to track him down.

What Happens In Vegas
What Happens In Vegas

What Happens In Vegas

After a night of heavy partying in Vegas, two strangers (Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher) wake up to realise, much to their displeasure, that they’ve gotten married.

Set It Up
Set It Up

Set It Up

Harper and Charlie are overworked, underpaid assistants wasting their 20s slaving away for bosses who treat them like dirt and work them ’round the clock. When they realise that they would have much more free time if the people they worked for weren’t single, they concoct a plan to lure their bosses into a faux-romance.

The Five Year Engagement
The Five Year Engagement

The Five-Year Engagement

An engaged young couple (played by Emily Blunt and Jason Segel) discovers that the more they get to know each other, the more unpredictable their commitment to getting married becomes.

Isn't It Romantic
Isn’t It Romantic

Isn’t It Romantic

New York City architect Natalie (Rebel Wilson) works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city’s next skyscraper. And if things weren’t bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare—a romantic comedy—and she is the leading lady.

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