Let’s be real: we all love a good romantic comedy. In times when we are stressed, nothing really beats a good film that would make us laugh, tug on our heartstrings, and make us want to have our own meet-cute story because #goals, right? However, since we’re all still stuck at home and we can’t really go to cafes, museums, and bookstores until the worst of the pandemic is over, we could just rely on Netflix to give us the good vibes we need for now!
Here are 8 Netflix original rom-coms you can watch and re-watch right now:
The Half of It centers on shy and smart girl Ellie Chu who agrees to help the school jock Paul Munsky write a love letter for his crush, Aster Flores. Everything could have been so simple if only Ellie isn’t also crushing on Aster. The film stars Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, and Alexxis Lemire.
Gina Rodriguez stars as an aspiring music journalist in the movie Someone Great. Just as her character Jenny is about to finally fulfill her dreams, her boyfriend of 9 years tells her that he wants to call it quits as he doesn’t want to do long distance. To deal with her broken heart, she takes her two best friends on an adventure in New York City. The film also stars Lakeith Stanfield, DeWanda wise, and Brittany Snow.
In Isn’t It Romantic?, Rebel Wilson plays architect Natalie whose life suddenly becomes one big romantic comedy after her encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious. Liam Hemsworth, Adam Levine, and Priyanka Chopra also star in the film.
A film based on a novel by Jenny Han, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before centers on Lara Jean Covey, whose life goes out of control after her love letters to her crushes get mysteriously sent out. The film stars Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, and Janel Parrish.
Always Be My Maybe is about two childhood friends – Sasha and Marcus – who have a falling out with each other. They get reunited 15 years later, just as Sasha is about to open her new restaurant in her hometown. She runs into her old friend, now a complacent musician still living in his family home, and they soon find themselves reuniting and rekindling their friendship. The film stars Ali Wong and Randall Park.
In The Lovebirds, a couple gets caught in a murder mystery, and they must go through different extreme and hilarious circumstances to try and clear out their names and survive the night. Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani star in the film.
Alex Strangelove follows Alex Truelove, a high school senior who has a bright future ahead of him and a wonderful girlfriend by his side. Things change when he meets the charming gay kid Elliot, who leads Alex to a journey where he explores his sexual identity while learning about love, sex, and friendship. The film stars Daniel Doheny, Madeline Weinstein, and Antonio Marziale.
A Christmas film based on John Green’s novel, Let It Snow follows high school seniors whose lives collide when a snowstorm hits their area. Thanks to a stranded pop star, a stolen keg, a group of dancers, and a Waffle Town party, nothing is the same come Christmas morning. It stars Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Kiernan Shipka, Odeya Rush, Jacob Batalon,