Top 5 Romantic Comedies On Netflix Right Now (October)
When you?re either looking to cuddle up with your significant other or want to swoon over the romantic ideal, check out the best romantic comedies on Netflix right now. You just might find a new favorite.
1. The Lobster?(2015)
Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz star in this dark, absurdist comedy about a man searching for love under some very strange circumstances. Farrell plays David, a man whose wife recently left him. David is sent to a hotel where he?s told he must find a mate within 45 days or be turned into an animal. While there, David witnesses strange rituals and must follow strict rules in order to find love, but it?s not until he ventures into the woods, where the ?loners? live, that he pairs up with a woman (Weisz) who may be his soulmate. It?s weird, eccentric, and the perfect Farrell-starring vehicle.
2. Obvious Child?(2014)
Jenny Slate is one of the more underrated comedians in the game right now, but she proved herself a capable leading lady in Gillian Robespierre?s indie rom-com,?Obvious Child. Slate plays Donna, a young hopeful trying to make it in the world of stand-up. She frequents a few undergrounds around New York City, honing her set while disappointing her successful academic mother by phoning it in at a used bookstore in Brooklyn for her regular 9-5. She has a brief and promising love affair with Max (Jake Lacy) before facing a dilemma: an unplanned pregnancy. There aren?t many films that can tackle the sensitive topic of abortion with dignity, grace, and a ton of poop jokes, so you?ll want to check this one out.
3. To All The Boys I?ve Loved Before?(2018)
Netflix?s latest original flick is being hailed as the best teen rom-com of the decade and for good reason. The story stars Lana Condor as Lara Jean Covey, a junior in high school who tends to write her crushes love letters but never actually send them. After those same letters are anonymously sent, she?s forced to do damage control by carrying on a fake relationship with one of her former love interests. It?s a sweet, oddly empowering twist on the classic rom-com trope and you won?t be able to scroll through Twitter without coming across a Peter Kavinsky stan account thanks to this one.
4. About Time?(2013)
Not many people know about this British romance drama, which is a damn shame because it stars the queen of the genre, Rachel McAdams, and a very soft young cinnamon roll, Domhnall Gleeson. Gleeson plays a young man who discovers he has the ability to travel through time and McAdams (once again) plays the love interest of said time-traveler, but things don?t turn out quite as depressing as they do in that other movie. The chemistry between Adams and Gleeson is spot on, as is the humor from Bill Nighy, who plays Gleeson?s eccentric dad.
5. The New Romantic?(2018)
The End of the F****ing World star Jessica Barden carries this modern British rom-com about a young woman, fed up with dating men her own age, who decides to forego love for the promise of an older man who buys her gifts. It?s dark, sarcastic, and funny as hell, but it also offers an interesting look at dating dynamics in the 21st century and how the game has most definitely changed.