- Movie News -The Best Rom-Coms On Netflix In June 2021
Sometimes you're just in the mood for some love and a laugh. With an endless amount of movies cataloged on all of the streaming platforms, it can feel impossible to know where to begin, too. Do you go girl meets mall Santa at Christmastime, they fall in love only for her to learn he's the real Santa; or two work nemeses fall for each other when they're partnered up to save a suffering bakery from foreclosure? That's why we've pulled together the best rom-coms on Netflix, to, you know, save you some of that hassle.
In addition to some classics that remain on the streamer, we've included the newest releases coming to Netflix this month. Plus, we've listed out the movies that are leaving Netflix at the end of the month, too. Happy streaming!
Are you flipped or what? If you're looking for a complete heart-warmer, Rob Reiner has answered your beck and call. Starring Callan McAuliffe, Flipped takes you back to a simpler time for young love in 1957, where the easiest way to profess your love was buying your sweetheart's lunch basket at the auction.
Release date: June 1
Fools Rush In (1997)
Think a rom-com lead with a Chandler-esque personality, but swap out Monica for Salma Hayek. In Fools Rush In, a one-night stand turns into a whole lot more than Alex (Matthew Perry) and Isabel (Hayek) bargained for when she gets pregnant. After deciding to "do the right thing" and get hitched in Vegas, the two wonder if they really did rush into this all too quickly or if there is something more between them than just a sense of responsibility.
Release date: June 1
The Best Man (1999)
Signing up to be the best man at your friend's wedding is no small task, or ask. But none of those duties entail stirring up drama from the past that could potentially put the brakes on the wedding entirely. Well, Harper (Taye Diggs) doesn't know the fire he's started when an advance copy of his new book circulates amongst his close group of friends before the shindig, as he tries to hide that the novel is loosely based on their own past lives and loves.
Release date: June 1
What Women Want (2000)
Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) thinks he's God's gift to women. How familiar. But when a freak accident doesn't turn him into Spider-Man but instead grants him the power to hear what women are really thinking, he seeks to use his "gift" to edge out his female competitor (Helen Hunt) on the corporate ladder. That is, until he starts to fall for her.
Release date: June 1
In the most person-to-person contact you've seen since February 2020, the Brazilian rom-com Carnaval transports you to the namesake festival in Bahia, Salvador, as a group of best friends learn that life should be lived to the fullest...rather than posted to get the most engagement on social media.
Release date: June 2
Trippin' With The Kandasamys (2021)
They're back! The third film featuring the raucous (mis)adventures of the Kandasamy family is coming to Netflix this June. Best friends and now in-laws Shanthi and Jennifer embark on a couples vacation to reignite the passion in their marriages. But even the most well-meaning of getaways can go just a tad awry.
Release date: June 4
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
When you're at a crossroads, sometimes life sends you someone who can help – in more ways than one. After Pat (Bradley Cooper) returns home from a psychiatric hospital, all he wants to do is reconnect with his wife. Enter Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence, in an Oscar-winning role), a widow who promises to help him if he agrees to dance in a competition as her partner. But over time, their old lives fade more and more into the distance and they, in fact, find a silver lining in each other.
Release date: June 17
Good on Paper (2021)
Ever meet that guy where you're like whoa, he's got it all – the looks, the brains, the bed frame – and you're thinking...it's got to be too good to be true? Well, you're absolutely onto something. Just ask Iliza Schlesinger in Good on Paper, where a classic meet-cute on a plane comes with more strings she never could have expected may need some serious cutting.
Release date: June 23
About Time (2013)
About Time has that Richard Curtis British endearment that you can't help but root for. Domhnall Gleeson stars as a man who learns the men in his family can time travel, and hopes to get things right with his lady love (Rachel McAdams) to improve his future. Who does he inherit this time traveling gene from, you ask? Billy Mack himself, Bill Nighy.
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
It's never a maybe if your friend asks if you want to watch Always Be My Maybe for a movie night. It's a definite yes. Ali Wong and Randall Park, who offscreen have been longtime friends since the '90s, star as childhood pals who rekindle their teenage romance as adults. The film also blessed us with Randall Park's hit track, "I Punched Keanu Reeves." And yes, it was better than any scene you could see in Speed.
Dime Cuándo Tú (2020)
In this Mexican rom-com, Will (Jesús Zavala) decides to uproot his life to fulfill his grandfather's last wish – to hightail it to Mexico City and enamórate. Well, Will does start to fall in love with the girl who joins him on his aventura, but the catch is she wants to be just friends. The trailer above is in Spanish as originally intended, but here's a dubbed English trailer, too.
Friends with Benefits (2011)
Does anyone else remember how Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher (former That 70's Show co-stars who are now married with children) had similar no strings attached romantic comedies come out the same year? Yeah, cool, me too. In Friends with Benefits, Kunis and Justin Timberlake (post-The Social Network) agree to hook up without any of the emotional hangups of a relationship. Come for the flirty banter, stay for one of the best flash mobs ever captured on film.
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
In this remake of the hit 1977 film starring George Segal and Jane Fonda, Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni team up as a hapless couple who resort to robbery after a corporate scandal leaves their family bankrupt and with nothing else to lose.
The Half of It (2020)
A modern spin on Cyrano de Bergerac, but you don't know the half of it. High school teen Ellie Chu writes a love letter for a student athlete to make some extra cash. But what she doesn't expect? Becoming his friend, or falling for his crush.
Tired of the pressure of finding a date for the holidays, Luke Bracey and Emma Roberts make a pact to always be each other's plus one for the next year: for New Year's Eve countdowns, chugging Guinness on St. Patrick's Day, and dressing up for Halloween parties. But always being there for each other turns into something more than just the holiday spirit.
Ibiza is the life we all want to be living after the pandemic as we usher in the new roaring 20s. Gillian Jacobs stars as Harper, whose New York job sends her off to Spain for a business trip. But when her friends tag along and they meet DJ Robb Stark (Richard Madden) at a club, their trip turns into a riotous adventure to Ibiza to track him down.
Just Say Yes (2021)
Netflix's content library is huge to say the least, and that goes for international film titles as well, like the upcoming Dutch rom-com, Just Say Yes. And no, the Snow Patrol song doesn't seem to be featured in the soundtrack, as far as I know. Yolanthe Cobau stars as Lotte, a self-proclaimed sucker for romance who reinvigorates her life and career after facing heartbreak on live TV.
Legally Blonde (2001)
If anyone can teach us about resilience, it's Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. You know it, you love it. You don't need me to explain it to you. Just watch.
Love, Guaranteed (2020)
After 986 dates on the dating app, Love, Guaranteed, Nick (Damon Wayans Jr.) thinks it's time for them to pay up for his lack of results...in the courtroom. Taking his case to Susan (Rachael Leigh Cook), they both come to find that the online matchmaking service may have unintentionally set up a love connection after all.
Love Wedding Repeat (2020)
Sam Claflin wants to make sure his sister's wedding goes as smoothly as possible. Well, that all becomes upended when an uninvited guest crashes the party. From the screenwriter of Death at a Funeral, Love Wedding Repeat plays the game of chance on the multitude of ways a wedding day can play out, from reuniting with a lost love to just missing your moment.
Amy Poehler directs and stars in this Netflix original, based on the book by Jennifer Mathieu. Poehler plays a former Riot Grrrl mom whose daughter is inspired to take a page from her mama's book and publish her own feminist zine to fight back against sexual harassment and sexism at her school. But the kicker is, it's anonymous.
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Let's all say a little prayer that this rom-com is finally on Netflix. In this affair of the heart, Julianne (Julia Roberts) realizes she is in love with her best friend Michael (Dermot Mulroney) and tries to stop his impending wedding to Kim (Cameron Diaz) by any means necessary. The catch is though that she's the maid of honor.
Mystic Pizza (1988)
This movie has always made me want to trek out to Connecticut to try the real Mystic Pizza and discover for myself what Leona puts in those slices of heaven. The ever-cozy Mystic Pizza sees three Portuguese women (Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish, and Lili Taylor) find love when they're off the clock from working at the pizza joint.
Notting Hill (1999)
Netflix is just a streamer, queued up on your TV, asking you to press play. This rom-com penned by Richard Curtis (Bridget Jones's Diary, Love Actually) sees Hugh Grant in his peak 90s charming lead status, working as the owner of a travel book shop in the eponymous London neighborhood of Notting Hill who just happens to fall in love with America's sweetheart and world renowned movie star, Julia Roberts.
Set It Up (2018)
The rom-com that kicked off Netflix's boom in the genre, Set It Up sees charmers Glen Powell and Zoey Deutch team up as New York assistants who need a damn break from their high-powered bosses, Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu. So what do they do? "Parent Trap" their bosses into falling in love. But do these matchmakers fall in love at the same time? You'll just have to "set up" your Netflix movie night and find out.
She's Gotta Have It (1986)
Spike Lee's first feature-length film sees Brooklyn-based artist Nola Darling (Tracy Camilla Johns) own her sexuality and go after what she wants. She's gotta have it, and no guy is going to infringe on her independence. Shot in black-and-white, the film shows her manage relationships with three men (Lee, Tommy Redmond Hicks, and John Canada Terrell). Once you're done watching the film, you can make your way through Lee's TV series adaptation starring DeWanda Wise, which premiered on Netflix in 2017.
Someone Great (2019)
Someone Great is technically about a breakup, so it's not a romance in the traditional sense. After Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) nabs her dream job in San Francisco, her boyfriend (Oscar nominee LaKeith Stanfield) breaks up with her rather than try to make long-distance work. But the story sees Jenny and her two best friends (Brittany Snow and DeWanda Wise) come together in their support of each other more than anything, and that's a love story worth rallying behind. Plus, the soundtrack really is something great.
The Sweetest Thing (2002)
After enduring too much heartbreak, Christina (Cameron Diaz) has steeled herself against love. That is, until she meets Peter (Thomas Jane) at a club one night and her heart flips a switch. So what else is a girl to do but embark on a road trip with her best friend (Christina Applegate) in search of the guy that got away?
The To All the Boys I've Loved Before Trilogy
We're just going to group these babies in the To All the Boys trilogy together: To All the Boys I've Loved Before, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, and To All the Boys: Always and Forever. The lovestruck tales of Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky came to an end in this year's third installment, which was released just in time for quarantine Valentine's Day. So why not make a night of it and go back to where it all began, with a couple of love notes shy teen Lara Jean had stowed away in her closet that her sneaky little sister Kitty couldn't help but get her hands on...and send to all Lara Jean's crushes. I will say though, in the end, justice for #TeamJAM. He's a star.
The Wedding Planner (2001)
Mary (Jennifer Lopez) plans out everyone else's love life, except her own. When a handsome stranger (Matthew McConaughey) saves her – and her shoe – on the streets of San Francisco, she thinks fate may have finally intervened. Well, until she gets her next wedding planning gig and discovers her knight in shining armor is the groom-to-be.
A Week Away (2021)
Think Camp Rock, minus the Jonas Brothers. A teen (Kevin Quinn) with a rocky past evades juvenile detention by heading to church camp, "Aweegaway," where "a week away" can change everything. While there, he falls for the camp director's daughter (Bailee Madison).
What a Girl Wants (2003)
High in the ranking of movies that are guaranteed to make your dad cry (it's up there with Armageddon), What a Girl Wants sees teen queen Amanda Bynes jet off to England to find the dad she's never met. Surprise, he's Colin Firth and is an uptight politician running for office. The movie's got fashion shows, romantic reunions, and a motorcycle-riding singer with frosted tips. If this doesn't inspire you to go abroad post-pandemic, I don't know what will.
When We First Met (2018)
Ever wish you could have a second chance at a first impression? When Noah (Adam DeVine) find himself consumed with regret over blowing his shot with newly-engaged Avery (Alexandra Daddario), a magical photo booth whisks him back to the night they first met so he can take another crack at getting it right.
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Longtime friends and roommates Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) are on the verge of eviction. So to make ends meet, they decide to make an amateur adult film without thinking of the romantic repercussions that having sex will have on their relationship.
And Don't Forget to Watch These Rom-Coms Before They Leave Netflix
In terms of the dearly departed rom-coms of Netflix, schedule these flicks for your next movie night before they leave the streamer by July.
- Crazy Stupid Love (June 30)
- Two Weeks Notice (June 30)
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