Top 5 Romantic Comedies On Netflix Right Now (September)
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. Set It Up?(2018)
Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell star in this office rom-com with a bit of a twist. Instead of the two young co-stars falling in love, it?s Deutch and Powell who try to set up their overbearing, workaholic bosses with each other so that they can get a break from their demanding jobs. Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs play the employers from hell, and Deutch and Powell put themselves through the ringer to make the pair fall in love, and to make us laugh. It?s superficial and cute, so really, it?s the perfect movie binge for a Friday night.
2. Someone Great?(2019)
Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, and DeWanda Wise team up for this romantic comedy about a young woman?s final hurrah before leaving NYC. Rodriguez plays a journalist named Jenny who must pack up her life, leave her friends, and travel to the West Coast for an exciting job opportunity. Unfortunately for her, her boyfriend of nearly 10 years decides to call it quits, which leaves Jenny on the party warpath, determined to have one final night of fun before her big trip. Lakeith Stanfield also stars in this, and with Netflix?s pretty stellar rom-com track record lately, bet on this being a fun watch.
3. Always Be My Maybe?(2019)
Ali Wong and Randall Park star in the latest rom-com from Netflix. This time around, the plot follows two childhood sweethearts who?ve spent the last 15 years apart and try to reconnect when one moves back home. Wong plays a successful chef opening a new restaurant in San Francisco while Park plays her former best friend still living at home and working for his dad. Both have some growing up to do, but the film eschews classic romcom tropes for bits that are funnier and more poignant than your average lighthearted fare.
4. The Incredible Jessica James?(2017)
Unfortunately, romantic comedies are no longer a regular part of the movie release landscape, for a variety of reasons, from changing sensibilities to changing economics. Romcoms need a readjustment, however, not an eradication.?The Incredible Jessica James?is an excellent example of a new empowered sensibility that could help save romcoms. Jessica James (Jessica Williams) is struggling to make it as a writer in NYC while also dealing with a painful breakup. While she does open herself up for a new relationship with an older man (Chris O?Dowd), it feels more like Jessica finding yet another piece of herself instead of being the end all and be all of her happiness. Williams has charm to spare in the role, and she and O?Dowd play well off of each other. It may look a little different than the glossy romcoms of decades past, but?The Incredible Jessica James?captures romance in the millennial age and the difficulties that come along with that.
5. Life After Beth?(2014)
Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan star in this horror comedy about a guy named Zach mourning the loss of his girlfriend, only to discover she?s come back to life. Plaza stars as Beth, the dead girl revived, who begin exhibiting strange behavior, eventually going into full-blown zombie mode while her devoted boyfriend Zach (DeHaan) tries to manage her mood swings and her pesky craving for human flesh. John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon play Beth?s parents, who hilariously try to cover-up their daughter?s current undead state, and though things go off the rails in the final third, watching Plaza play a moody, angst-ridden walking corpse is one hell of a good time.