If you’re looking to settle down at home and watch a great romantic comedy on Netflix, you might be surprised to find that the genre is somewhat lacking on the streaming platform. Furthermore, Netflix’s frequently strong genre classification system seems to falter a bit when it comes to romantic comedy, placing films in the category that would often appear more commonly in drama or pure romance. That being said, Netflix does have some great romantic comedies available, even if takes a little more time than usual to find them. To get you started, here are seven great romantic comedies available on Netflix streaming.
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper star in this quirky romantic comedy from director David O. Russell. In the film, Cooper plays Pat, a mentally disturbed ex-teacher who was recently released from a state institution, while Lawrence plays Tiffany, a mysterious widow with issues of her own. Ostensibly united over a complex plan to reunite Pat with his ex-wife, the two form a bond that transcends their own obsessions. Robert De Niro costars as Pat’s Philadelphia Eagles obsessed father. Silver Linings Playbook earned Jennifer Lawrence a Best Actress Oscar and the film currently has a 92% Certified Fresh rating from the critics at Rotten Tomatoes.
2. Adventureland (2009)
Before Jesse Eisenberg was Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, he was starring in quirky romantic comedies like Adventureland. The film is set in 1987, focusing on the life of a recent college graduate stuck with the world’s worst summer job at a local amusement park. He soon finds love in Kristen Stewart’s character, but as it is with most films in the genre, things aren’t quite what they seem. At 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, you can do a whole lot worse than this one, with critical consensus calling it an “insightful coming-of-age comedy that will resonate with teens and adults alike.”