Love has many dimensions, and so does this list of top 10 romantic movies to watch on Netflix right now (September 2021). For romantic joyrides and emotional feels, we bring to you a holistic list of romance films that have a lot to offer. Right from promising casts to eye-watering stories, from fantasies to dramas, these movies on Netflix are must-watch.
While September 2021 is bringing many delights, like Sex Education and Money Heist, we bring a feast for your romance appetite.
Romantic Movies to Watch on Netflix – September 2021
The Twilight Saga
On July 21, 2021, per Forbes, The Twilight Saga occupied all top 5 spots in Netflix’s daily most-watched movies. The Vampire-themed romance fantasy series is based on the four novels published by author Stephenie Meyer. The five-part film series released between 2008-12 has the following movies –
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012)
‘When Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) moves in with her father, she starts school and meets Edward (Robert Pattinson), a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire.’
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke (1), Chris Weitz (2), David Slade (3), and Bill Condon (4–5)
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
An American teenage romantic comedy filled with cute ‘aww moments’, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, is a film series based on a trilogy of novels by the same name written by Jenny Han. This Netflix Original film series includes To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018), To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020), and To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021).
‘When Lara Jean’s (Lana Condor) secret love letters are mailed by her little sister to each of her five crushes, she finds her quiet and introverted high school existence turned upside down.’
Directed by Susan Johnson (1), and Michael Fimognari (2,3)
The Kissing Booth
Yet another high school romance, The Kissing Booth, just became a trilogy when its third part premiered on August 11, 2021. This Netflix Original series is also based on a novel – The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles. The series takes you through an array of phases a relationship goes through. From long-distance to a third’s complication, The Kissing Booth has it all covered. You cannot miss how beautifully the individuals in the film travel in life.
‘When teenager Elle’s (Joey King) first kiss leads to a forbidden romance with the most desired boy in high school, Noah (Jacob Elordi), she risks her relationship with her childhood best friend (Joel Courtney), apparently Noah’s brother.’
Directed by Vince Marcello
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About Time is a 2013 British romantic fantasy comedy-drama film. This time travel fantasy goes far beyond superhero ambitions and delivers a very human account of emotions and love.
‘When Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is 21, he discovers through his father that the men in their family can travel through time. Tim uses the magic ability to improve his life by getting a girlfriend. He meets Mary (Rachel McAdams), falls in love, and after many attempts by jumping in time, finally wins her heart.’
Directed by Richard Curtis
Set It Up
This romcom has two employees struggling through work in the corporate world of New York. While trying to set their bosses up, they end up setting up themselves. It’s amusing to watch and feel the love emanating from the absurdities of the plan.
‘In despairing need of a break from the hectic office, two beleaguered assistants team up and plot together to trick their workaholic bosses into falling in love. However, they end up developing feelings for each other.’
Directed by Claire Scanlon
When career goals require a shift of places, people break up to avoid long-distance. The film has three best friends on a night out as a farewell to Jenny (Gina Rodriguez). Each of the three have their own story when it comes to love. Besides being a tale of lasting friendships, the film has flashbacks of Jenny and Nate’s relationship after 9 years.
‘On the heels of a blindsiding breakup, music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) prepares for a new beginning, and one last adventure with her closest friends in the New York city.’
Directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
A divorce affects the entire family. The story is of a couple going through court proceedings to clear their divorce. A love story is woven around the divorce in this 2019 Netflix Original. Two individuals, two cities, and a family, Marriage Story is a strong depiction of the direction of marriage at a bitter divorce. It is an incisive and compassionate spectacle to view marriage. Laura Dern claimed the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in this film.
‘A stage director, Charlie Barber (Adam Driver) and his actor wife, Nicole Barber (Scarlett Johansson) struggle through divorce proceedings that push them to their extremes.’
Directed by Noah Baumbach
A fantasy romance, no less than a fairy tale, Stardust is a soothing experience of love that one dreams of. A fallen star and a young man follow a magical adventure. This 2007 film is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardustis.
‘To win the heart of his love (Sienna Miller), a young man Tristan Thorn (Charlie Cox) journeys into the forbidden realm of fairies to retrieve a fallen star that has taken a human form of a charming woman Yvaine (Claire Danes).’
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Always Be My Maybe
Love in this 2019 film is about the acceptance and adaptations of two individuals with each other. Two childhood sweethearts go estranged and don’t talk for 15 long years. They reconnect, rekindling their old spark as adults when Sasha runs into Marcus in San Francisco.
‘Sasha (Ali Wong) is a famous chef and Marcus (Randall Park) a hometown musician, feeling the old spark of childhood love, along with struggling to apart to each other’s new poles apart worlds.’
Directed by Nahnatchka Khan
The Incredible Jessica James
The US film is centered on Jessica, an aspiring playwright in New York City, struggling to get over a hard breakup. She meets Boone, going through the same phase, trying to recover from a recent split. Together, they walk in a broken world to heal and grow in love.
‘Burned by a bad breakup, Jessica (Jessica Williams) makes an unlikely connection with a divorced app designer, Boone (Chris O’Dowd) whom she meets on a blind date set up by her best friend Tasha (Noël Wells).’
Directed by Jim Strouse
Some More Romantic Movies To Watch on Netflix
Though the list above ends, the content on Netflix does not. So here are a few more romantic movies that you can watch on Netflix –
No Strings Attached (2011)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
The Theory of Everything (2014)
After We Collided (2020)
365 Days (2020)
The Last Letter from Your Lover (2021)