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8 romantic comedies on Netflix to warm your cold heart in isolation

It’s difficult to Netflix and chill when you’re under the MCO, but at least there are some romantic comedies to tide you over for now.

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. At times like these, our emotions may be through the roof between the pockets of immense boredom to the struggles of working from home. What we really need is to switch off from Coronavirus O’clock for a bit (at home, self-isolating) and treat ourselves with some cheesy Netflix and chill time.

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.

Watch now on Netflix.

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.

Pretty Woman

The 90’s American romantic comedy is the OG film every rom-com lover needs to watch. Edward (Richard Gere), a rich businessman, hires Vivian (Julia Roberts), an escort, to attend social events with him, but in the bargain he loses his heart to her. If you fancy a classic rags-to-riches kind of love story and you’re a die-hard fan of Julia Roberts, then Pretty Woman is a must-watch.

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 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 Image via Rotten Tomatoes)

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok.

8 romantic comedies on Netflix to warm your cold heart in isolation

Alisha Pawa


Alisha is a passionate dancer and is always creating her own choreographies. She is a fan of rom-com novels, a coffee-drinker who loves tea, and is always on-the-go for her midnight chocolate cravings. She hopes to tick-off her never-ending bucket list one day by hosting her own travel show.


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