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The 5 Best Romantic Movies to Stream on Netflix Right Now

Reed Gaudens
Zendaya and John David Washington star in Malcolm & Marie (2021).
Zendaya and John David Washington star in Malcolm & Marie (2021). / NETFLIX © 2021
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Netflix released some of its best original movies in 2021, and fans of the romance genre were certainly spoiled with a range of titles to choose from. Between tear-jerking dramas to heartwarming holiday romantic comedies, here are five of the best romance movies to stream on Netflix right now.

1. The Last Letter from Your Lover

Based on the novel of the same name by Me Before You author Jojo Moyes, Felicity Jones stars in The Last Letter from Your Lover as a journalist piecing together a love story from the 1960s based on the discovery of a series of love letters. Shailene Woodley also stars in the film, which became one of the summer’s most popular original movies on Netflix. If you’re a fan of the genre, this one’s sure to be a new favorite.

2. Love Hard

One of the many new Christmas movies on Netflix in 2021, Love Hard stars Nina Dobrev as a single woman who finds herself getting catfished during the holiday season. The romantic comedy is sweeter than a candy cane and has the potential to become an annual Christmas must-watch.

3. Malcolm & Marie

This black-and-white film centers on an embattled couple who argues through the cracks in their relationship. The movie serves as a reunion between Euphoria star Zendaya and the show's creator, Sam Levinson, who both wrote and directed this movie. And while its 57 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes is a little low considering the film's high expectations, it's still worth a watch if you're a fan of the actress.

4. To All the Boys: Always and Forever

Netflix brought its most popular teen rom-com franchise, To All the Boys, to a close with the third and final film. Fans got everything they wanted with the delightful final entry, and there will be more to love in the upcoming spinoff series XO, Kitty.

5. Sounds Like Love

The Spanish romantic comedy Sounds Like Love was probably one of the more underrated romantic movies on Netflix in 2021, but it’s no less deserving of the spotlight. A charming story, a handsome male lead, and a humorous take on modern romance ... What’s not to love?

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