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Best Romantic-Comedies Streaming on Netflix

Known for their cliché storylines, cheesy dialogue and the unrealistic expectations they place on real-life love, rom-coms are not for everyone. However, the genre has evolved over the years to encompass more nuanced, complex relationships and touch on serious topics such as the spectrum of sexuality and mental illness, making them more appealing.

We have curated a list of the best om-coms streaming on Netflix. Keep reading to find amazing stories to watch!

 

An accident at a hair salon causes the perfect life of Violet (Sanaa Lathan) to spiral out of control, leaving her with a shaved head and without a boyfriend. As her hair grows, she learns to embrace both her natural appearance and the challenges that life has thrown at her.

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Often regarded as the end-all, be-all of rom-coms, “Sleepless in Seattle” is a must-watch. Directed by Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, Sam Baldwin and Annie Reed fall in love over the radio and risk it all to find each other.

Directed by all-time rom-com expert Richard Curtis, “About Time” tells the story of Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson), who discovers that the men in his family have the ability to time travel. Though Tim uses this power to his advantage when wooing Mary (Rachel McAdams), he soon encounters complications when important milestones begin to disappear from his life because of the tweaks he made to his past.

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With an all-star cast consisting of Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks and Abigail Breslin, “Definitely Maybe” follows Will Hayes, a political consultant who tells his 11-year-old daughter about his romantic history to help her understand his divorce. Full of heart and realism, the film is a refreshing take on the rom-com genre that will still leave you swooning.

8. Picture Perfect – 1997

Picture Perfect was released in 1997 when Aniston’s Friends career was taking off. The film saw Aniston playing Kate Mosley, a talented advertising executive struggling to find success in a prestigious New York agency. Through happenstance, Kate meets a videographer called Nick (played by Jay Mohr) and they start a relationship with each other. The film follows the trials and tribulations of Kate and Nick’s relationship.

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9. Rumor Has It – 2005

In 2005, Aniston starred alongside Mark Ruffalo and Kevin Costner in ‘Rumor Has It’, a sequel to the 1963 novel ‘The Graduate’. Aniston played Sarah Huttinger, an obituary and wedding writer who goes home for her sister’s wedding. During her trip, she learns that her mother had an affair and that her father, Earl, might not be her father after all. This revelation sends Sarah into a tailspin, and she decides to go to San Francisco to find her biological father.

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10. The Break-Up – 2006

2006’s ‘The Break-Up’ starred Aniston and comedy legend Vince Vaughn as a former couple forced to share a condo. The film followed the pair as they learned to live together and move past their hatred for each other. The film, directed by Peyton Reed, was a huge success at the box office grossing over $200 million worldwide.

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