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Solid romance movies are hard to come by. Some are too cheesy and others lack substance. Plus, with Netflix offering thousands of titles to choose from, the search for a tug-at-your-heartstrings kind of movie can be daunting. Lucky for you, we have shed the tears and let out a collective “You went back to him?” groan to compile the perfect list of romance movies. Here are our choices for the best romance flicks on Netflix.

While technically a Christmas movie, The Princess Switch has everything a feel-good, slightly over-the-top Hallmark-esque movie should. There’s a fictional country firmly situated in modern-day Europe, a down-to-earth woman from Chicago (Vanessa Hudgens) and literal princess (also Vanessa Hudgens) trading places, an impending royal wedding, and a high-stakes baking competition. While pretending to be the other person for two days, both women find love and a new outlook on life in this sweet holiday film.

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Following the end of World War II, London writer Juliet Ashton (Lily James) bonds with the residents of Guernsey while writing her latest book. The colorful locals share their experiences of living on the once Nazi-occupied island with her, and the founding of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. This romantic hidden gem, based on a book of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, will dazzle fans of period pieces and romance alike.

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Based on Matthew Quick’s novel of the same name, Silver Linings Playbook is a rom-com of the finest caliber. It follows Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) and his attempt to reclaim his wife after a brief stint in a mental institution, that is, until he meets widow Tiffany Maxwell (Jennifer Lawrence). The acting is superb, particularly Cooper and the award-winning Lawrence, drawing from impeccable chemistry and a script that deftly toes the line between cynical and bittersweet. There’s a reason the film was a sleeper hit at the box office. 

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Even if you don’t know who novelist Nicholas Sparks is, you certainly know of him. He’s the man responsible for penning classics such as Dear John and A Walk to Remember, along with several other best-selling novels that have since been adapted for the big screen. The Notebook, however, is arguably his most recognizable. It’s a tearjerker of a story that’s transfixed on a young couple in the 1940s, one that must face class differences and the atrocities of war throughout their tenure together. It’s cliche and melodramatic, yes, but Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams do the text justice… regardless of which ending scene you happen to catch.

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Alex Strangelove is a coming-of-age story about Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a high-school student who is ready to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, Claire (Madeline Weinstein). Things get complicated, however, when he meets Elliot (Antonio Marziale), a charming gay kid. This sends him on an emotional roller coaster, where his sexuality is blurred as his feelings for Elliot deepen. In the end, it’s a story of self-discovery and sexuality during an age where nothing makes sense. The well-cast ensemble and homages to teenage classics like Sixteen Candles are simply a plus.

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Few films are as beautiful, subtle, and beguiling as Carol. Based on author Patricia Highsmith’s groundbreaking novel, The Price of Salt, the film chronicles a forbidden love affair between a budding photographer (Rooney Mara) and an older in the midst of a challenging divorce (Cate Blanchett) at the onset of the 1950s. It’s a film that conveys much with few words — namely due to Mara and Blanchett’s exemplary performances and Edward Lachman’s muted cinematography — and speaks volumes regarding the nature of romantic desire. “Electrifying” is one way to put it, “profound” is another.

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In the Netflix original Ibiza, Harper (Gillian Jacobs) is sent to Spain for a business meeting, so she naturally brings her two best friends, Nikki (Vanessa Bayer) and Leah (Phoebe Robinson), to join along in the merriment. Harper meets a famous DJ, Leo (Richard Madden), and her friends convince her to throw caution — and her meeting — to the wind to go to Ibiza and find this man. It’s different from regular romance plots, but conventional nonetheless. With a trio of hysterical ladies, Ibiza will hit your funny bone, but not tear too hard at your heartstrings.

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Ali’s Wedding is proof that a single white lie can change your life forever. Ali (Osamah Sami) is the son of a prominent Muslim clergyman, whose only wish is for his son to become a doctor. When Ali lies about his exam results — spoiler: He failed — his life changes overnight. He is quickly arranged to be married, even though he has fallen for a Lebanese woman named Dianna (Helana Sawires). Ali’s Wedding may border on cliche at times, particularly when it comes to cultural norms and issues of race, but the offbeat comedy still has its heart in the right place.

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Blue Valentine is a love story of the everyday struggle. It follows two people through their journey of falling in love, getting married, having a child, and falling out of love. Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) are a young, working-class married couple. You experience their hardships and their triumphs. In the present day, Dean is pleading for their marriage to work, and Cindy is trying to decide if it’s worth it. This may not be a happy-ending-type romance, but it can’t always be happily ever after, right?

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This coming-of-age story set in London in the 1960s features a teenage girl, Jenny (Carey Mulligan), whose life changes when she falls for David (Peter Sarsgaard), a man twice her age. Jenny swoons at the attention of an older man and leaps at the chance to be introduced into his world. An Education explores the idea of finding love in an unlikely person and how that person could end up changing your life forever.

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Written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze, Her is not your average love story. Theodore, the main character, (Joaquin Phoenix) is a lonely man who spends most of his time playing video games. He decides to buy the brand new OS1, the world’s first artificially intelligent operating system. Her name is Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) and she is everything Theodore could want in a woman, but she isn’t real. Her explores what it would be like to fall in love with something you can’t see or touch. The Oscar-winning movie for Best Original Screenplay, Her is a new but relatable kind of love story.

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Based on the novel of the same name, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is about a teenager named Lara (Lana Condor), whose life is turned upside down when love letters she has written to her crushes — meant for her eyes only — are mailed out. Each of her five previous loves confronts her one by one in an awkward, cringe-worthy fashion. Lara, normally a shy girl, must face the reality that her secrets are now out. She breaks through her shy exterior and lets herself have extraordinary experiences, and maybe she even finds love? This Netflix original will solidify your notions that high school was a rough time for all, but not without pulling at your heartstrings first.

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Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, Nappily Ever After tells the story of Violet Jones, played by Sanaa Lathan, who seemingly has it all — the job, the boyfriend, the hair — until it all falls apart. She comes to realize that the life she thought she wanted isn’t actually the life for her. In a late-night breaking point, Violet cuts all her hair off, shedding not just her locks in the process. When she goes on a date with a soulful barber, she begins to understand what true happiness means to her. The Netflix original is a feel-good romance where one woman finds out what is most important to her.

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Not all love stories are confined to America. In Been So Long, Michaela Coel (Black Mirror, Chewing Gum) plays Simone, a committed single mother living in London who falls — rather unexpectedly — for a man (Arinzé Kene) who may or may not be living in the shadow of his troubled past. Part musical part romance, the Netflix Original is a pure portrayal of finding love during a time when life is already complicated enough. It’s based on the stage musical by Ché Walker and Arthur Darvill, and as such, you can expect the modern-day tale to incorporate elements of funk and soul, not to mention plenty of mood lighting.

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Based on David Nicholls’ best-selling book, One Day follows Dexter (Jim Sturgess) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) on the same exact day for 23 years. The films starts in 1988 on the day of their college graduation, and follows them throughout the course of their lives, providing only a snapchat as to what happens on July 15. Sometimes the two are together and other times they’re seeing other people, though, they seemingly always find their way back to one another. It may not seem like a typical romance movie, but their love for one another is hard to deny. Pro tip: Keep some tissues handy.

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When inquiring daughter Maya, played by Abigail Breslin, starts asking about the story of her mom, her father played by Ryan Reynolds begins to tell a story of three women that her mom could be. First, it’s his college sweetheart, Emily (Elizabeth Banks), then it’s Emily’s friend, Summer (Rachel Weisz), and finally his co-worker, April (Isla Fisher). He fell madly in love with each woman and any one of them could be her mother.  Maya must try and figure out who her mother is, from the stories that her dad tells. Definitely, Maybe is a lighthearted love story that will have you trying to guess the real mother while also falling in love with the father-daughter duo.

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