We might be at home right now practising self-isolation for the next two weeks (or so) due to a global pandemic, but for what it’s worth, we don’t have to ‘social distance’ from our favourite streaming platforms. What we really need at these times is to switch off from coronavirus o’clock for a bit (at home, self-isolating) and treat ourselves to romantic comedies movies on Netflix.

Netflix is a goldmine of romantic comedies, from the classic lovey-dovey ones to the heart-wrenching ones; there is so much to wrap our heads around. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best romantic comedies movies that truly strike a chord. Get your popcorn ready and kick back under that soft, velvety blanket.

Always Be My Maybe

What are the chances that two close friends would fall in love? Sasha Tran (Ali Wong) returns home to San Francisco to open a new restaurant and happens to run into her childhood best friend, Marcus Kim (Randall Park). Do you smell the possibility of a romance here? Always Be My Maybe is that reality check when two passionate people who happen to be in the same career finally figure it out to make it work.

Watch now on Netflix

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 

Who knew that love letters were still so powerful in this digital era. Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) is the typical teenage girl who has written love letters to her childhood crushes, but never thought that these would be stolen and mailed out one day. A fresh, cute love story that will make you say ‘aww’ several times while you indulge your viewing snack. If you’re anything like us, you’ve already watched the second instalment, but your heart lies in the first one.

Watch now on Netflix.

About Time

In the mood for a fanatical rom-com? When Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) turns 21, he learns from his father that men in his family have the gift to travel back in time. He uses his time-travel abilities to fall in love with the love of his life, Mary (Rachel McAdams). If you are a fan of Love Actually, then chances are this is your next favourite.  

Watch now on Netflix.

The Proposal

When Margaret (Sandra Bullock) finds out that she is about to be deported to Canada, she convinces her assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in return for a tempting promotion. The comical timing and the chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds is an enticing visual treat to watch.

Watch now on Netflix.

The Kissing Booth

A kissing booth that changes everything? Elle Evans (Joey King) is not that typical popular girl in school but her status clearly rises after she runs the kissing booth at her school carnival. She ends up locking lips with her best friend’s brother which leads to a forbidden romance. If you’re into that high-school fluffy romance, then this one’s your pick.

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Set It Up

If you’re secretly planning to hook your bestie, then here’s a 101 guide on all the tips and tricks. Two corporate assistants (Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell) try to hook up their workaholic bosses (Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs) to desperately get a break from their work. It’s the zippy yet so corny-and-loving movie that you would watch before going to sleep.

Watch now on Netflix.

La La Land

If you are all for putting a spring in your step, there’s nothing better than musical romantic comedies. And one of the best musical rom-com to watch on Netflix right now is Damien Chazelle’s 2016 film, La La Land. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone come together in this Hollywood-themed French-nouveau movie to entertain us about fate and the chances we take to overturn it.

Watch now on Netflix.

Mamma Mia!

On Sophie’s (Amanda Seyfried) wedding eve, she secretly invites three men who were her mother’s lovers in the past, hoping that one of them is her father. This musical jukebox will make you want to stand up on your couch and dance for the entire 90 minutes. If you haven’t grown up humming to this musical then where have you been? Oops, this might be the right time to stream.

Watch now on Netflix.

Hero & Feature Images: Courtesy Rotten Tomatoes

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok.

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