Need some help figuring out what movie you are going to watch on Valentine’s Day? This post is for you. Below are 69 romance movies, covering a wide variety of styles, that are streaming on Netflix Instant Watch. Enjoy.
BEST REVIEWED ROMANCE MOVIES ON NETFLIX INSTANT
E.M. Forster’s turn-of-the-century novel about Edwardian manners is expertly adapted for the screen. Lucy (Helena Bonham Carter) travels to Florence with her chaperone (Maggie Smith) in tow. There, Lucy meets and falls for a fellow countryman’s moody son (Julian Sands). But like any proper Englishwoman of that era, she must fight her feelings … and it’s a losing battle. Merchant-Ivory’s first big hit won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.
BEST ROMANTIC COMEDIES ON NETFLIX INSTANT
In this Blake Edwards-directed adaptation of Truman Capote’s novel, fortune hunter Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard), who’s moved into her building on a wealthy woman’s (Patricia Neal) dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly (Buddy Ebsen) shows up on the scene, revealing Holly’s past. The film received Oscars for best song (“Moon River”) and best score.
BEST FOREIGN ROMANCE MOVIES TO WATCH INSTANTLY
Alex (Romain Duris) and his sister, Mélanie (Julie Ferrier), and her husband, Marc (François Damiens), earn money by breaking up relationships. But when Alex falls for a client’s (Jacques Frantz) daughter, Juliette (Vanessa Paradis), he has to decide if he’ll bust up her wedding to Jonathon (Andrew Lincoln), who’s truly perfect for her. Pascal Chaumeil directs this romantic comedy filmed in Monaco.
BEST TOTALLY 80′S ROMANCE MOVIES STREAMING ON NETFLIX
Expecting the usual tedium of summer in the mountains with her family, 17-year-old Frances is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional dancer — and falling in love with the resort’s free-spirited dance instructor.
BEST INDIE ROMANCE MOVIES TO WATCH ONLINE WITH NETFLIX
In this comedic fantasy, science has facilitated the search for a soul mate via biotechnological implants that count down to the moment one is supposed to meet his or her match. But Oona (Emma Caulfield) is worried: She’s nearly 30, and her TiMER isn’t ticking yet. Will her dream guy get snatched up by someone else? John Patrick Amedori co-stars in this film from first-time writer and director Jac Schaeffer.
BEST ROMANCE MOVIES WITH BIG STARS ON NETFLIX
It’s love at first sight for Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan. Within days of meeting, they’re walking down the aisle, and a strange thing happens: An old man shows up and kisses the bride. Then, on the honeymoon, Baldwin begins to suspect that the woman he’s with isn’t the person he married. Screenwriter Craig Lucas’ comedy is a thought-provoking mix of romance and philosophy.
BEST CLASSIC ROMANCE MOVIES ON NETFLIX INSTANT
Cary Grant stars as Peter, who may or may not be a flimflam man who aids the recently widowed Regina (Audrey Hepburn) in her mission to recover a fortune hidden by her late husband. But three sinister crooks (Walter Matthau, James Coburn and George Kennedy) — who’ll stop at nothing — also covet the loot. A cast of legendary stars has chemistry to burn in director Stanley Donen’s suave comedy with an Oscar-nominated score by Henry Mancini.
BEST TEAR-JERKER ROMANCE MOVIES STREAMING ON NETFLIX
While working together near Wyoming’s Brokeback Mountain in 1963, sheepherders Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) begin an increasingly passionate affair. But keeping their relationship a secret from their wives (Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams) proves agonizing and all-consuming. Ang Lee directs this Oscar-winning drama based on a short story by Pulitzer Prize winner E. Annie Proulx.
BEST OUTSIDE-THE-BOX ROMANCE MOVIES ON NETFLIX
After learning that his mercurial ex-girlfriend, Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet), has undergone an experimental medical process to purge all memories of him, mild-mannered Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) opts for the same procedure. But during the operation, he decides he doesn’t want to lose what’s left of their relationship and tries to conceal her image in his memory cells. This quirky romantic comedy won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.