Top 13 Romance Films on Netflix

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Culture Calling has curated a list of the top 13 funny, awkward and heartwarming available on Netflix. Say goodbye to endless scrolling and say hello to epic love stories, charming rom-coms, or soul-stirring dramas. Get ready to be immersed in tales of lov

Past Lives

Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Decades later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront destiny, love and the choices that make a life.

1h 46m | Romance/Drama | 12

Directed by: Celine Song  |  Starring: Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, John Magaro, Moon Seung-a, Yim Seung-min, Yoon Ji-hye

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Little Women

While the March sisters enter the threshold of womanhood, they go through many ups and downs in life and endeavour to make important decisions that can affect their future.

2h 15m | Romance/Drama | PG

Directed by: Greta Gerwig  |  Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep

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Call Me by Your Name

Elio, a teenager, develops feelings for Oliver, his father's temporary assistant. Although their relationship is temporary, Elio realises his sexual orientation and tries to come to terms with it.

2h 10m | Romance/Drama | 15

Directed by: Luca Guadagnino  |  Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel

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Lost in Translation

An American actor Bob, lands in Tokyo for an ad film and ends up meeting Charlotte, who's left behind by her photographer husband. Gradually, the two discover a friend within each other.

1h 41m | Romance/Comedy | 15

Directed by: Sofia Coppola  |  Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Akiko Takeshita, Kazuyoshi Minamimagoe

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Marianne, a female painter, is commissioned to paint a portrait of Heloise, an aristocratic woman, in a wedding dress. They soon fall in love with each other but cannot unite.

2h 2m | Romance/Drama | 15

Directed by: Céline Sciamma  |  Starring: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino, Christel Baras

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Punch-Drunk Love

Barry’s life takes a transformative turn when he meets Lena Leonard, who shows the shy and awkward man kindness and love. As Barry navigates his burgeoning romance, he confronts his insecurities and the menacing presence of a phone-sex line extortionist.

1h 35m | Comedy/Romance | 15

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson  |  Starring: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, Mary Lynn Rajskub

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About Time

Like all the men in his family, Tim Lake possesses the power to travel in time. With the advice of his father, he uses his special ability to pursue his romantic interest, Mary.

2h 3m | Romance/Sci-fi | 12A

Directed by: Richard Curtis  |  Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie

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Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Cal, a middle-aged man, is heartbroken when his wife asks for a divorce. However, to get over his loss, he starts picking up women at a bar on the insistence of his new-found friend, Jacob.

1h 47m | Comedy/Romance | 12A

Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa  |  Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Lio Tipton, Joey King

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On the verge of securing a golden opportunity, American conductor Leonard Bernstein begins a tumultuous relationship with actress Felicia Montealegre, upturning their lives.

2h 9m | Romance/Musical | 15

Directed by: Bradley Cooper  |  Starring: Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer, Vincenzo Amato, Greg Hildreth, Michael Urie

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Lady Macbeth

Katherine, a young bride, is sold off to an older man. Trapped in a loveless marriage, she engages in an affair with Sebastian, a worker from her husband's estate, with devastating consequences.

1h 29m | Thriller/Romance | 15

Directed by: William Oldroyd  |  Starring: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank, Golda Rosheuvel

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This Is 40

Long-time married couple Pete and Debbie struggle with the idea of turning 40. With disobedient children and rising debts coupled with an unwanted pregnancy, the two head towards a myriad of problems.

2h 14m | Comedy/Romance | 15

Directed by: Judd Apatow  |  Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, John Lithgow, Maude Apatow, Megan Fox, Iris Apatow, Chris O'Dowd, Jason Segel

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The Holiday

Two girls from different countries swap homes for the holidays to get away from their relationship issues. However, their lives change unexpectedly when they meet and fall in love with two local guys.

2h 18m | Comedy/Romance | 12A

Directed by: Nancy Meyers  |  Starring: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach

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