5 Romantic Movies on Netflix This Week

Looking for some romantic escapism? Look no further! Netflix has got you covered with a delightful lineup of romantic movies to make your heart flutter this week.

Whether you’re in the mood for heartwarming love stories, passionate romances, or charming tales of serendipity, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Get ready to cozy up with these five romantic movies that are currently streaming on Netflix.

1. Title: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga 

Release Year: 2020
Director: David Dobkin
Runtime: 2 hr 3 min

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, a Netflix Original comedy, defied expectations by delivering a touching and romantic movie experience. Rachel McAdams, known for her roles in Mean Girls and Game Night, once again showcased her underrated comedic talent alongside Will Ferrell. The film follows two Icelandic singers with aspirations of winning the Eurovision Song Contest. While it offers plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, the real highlights are the incredibly catchy original songs and the unexpected tenderness that lingers between the comedic scenes, capable of evoking both tears and warmth. Notably, Dan Stevens delivers a career-defining comedic performance, adding an extra touch of emotion to the film.

2. Title: Wedding Season 

Release Year: 2022
Director: Tom Dey
Runtime: 1 hr 37 min

Wedding Season revolves around Asha (Pallavi Sharda), who reluctantly agrees to attend numerous weddings at her mother’s insistence, in order to prevent her meddling in Asha’s personal life. To avoid being proposed to at each event for the next three months, Asha hatches a plan: she convinces Ravi (Suraj Sharma), a guy she had a disastrous date with, to pose as her boyfriend. The film, penned by writer Shiwani Srivastava, explores the dynamics of an Indian-American family, providing an authentic glimpse into the life of a child raised by immigrant parents from India. It delves into the pressures and challenges faced by the protagonist, offering a firsthand perspective on the experience.

3. Title: A Tourist’s Guide to Love 

Release Year: 2023
Director: Steven Tsuchida
Runtime: 1 hr 36 min

Rachael Leigh Cook, known for her role in “She’s All That,” joins Scott Lý in the romantic comedy “A Tourist’s Guide to Love,” directed by Steven Tsuchida. The film follows Amanda Riley (Cook), an executive who assumes a covert identity and travels to Vietnam to explore its tourism industry. During her journey, she encounters Sinh Thach (Lý), a captivating and charming tour guide. With a heartwarming narrative crafted by Eirene Donohue, “A Tourist’s Guide to Love” delves into themes of resilience, heartbreak, and second chances. The cast is further enriched by the comedic talents of Ben Feldman and Missi Pyle, adding to the delightful charm of this romantic comedy.

4. Title: Faraway 

Release Year: 2023
Director: Vanessa Jopp
Runtime: 1 hr 49 min

“Faraway” is a captivating romance film that shares a resemblance to “Eat. Pray. Love.” Directed by Vanessa Jopp and written by Jane Ainscough, based on Alex Kendall’s story, the movie takes viewers on a self-discovery journey. The story revolves around Zeynep, a woman who feels overlooked and overwhelmed by her responsibilities. When she unexpectedly inherits a house her mother had secretly purchased years ago, portrayed by Naomi Krauss, Zeynep impulsively embarks on a soul-searching adventure from Munich to a serene Croatian island, leaving her family behind. With stunning visuals, “Faraway” weaves a relatable narrative of finding inner peace and rediscovering the joys of life.

5. Title: Your Place or Mine 

Release Year: 2023
Director:  Aline Brosh McKenna
Runtime: 1 hr 49 min

Aline Brosh McKenna’s directorial debut, “Your Place or Mine,” is a revelation that often what we seek is right before our eyes. This delightful film pays homage to classic romantic comedies like “When Harry Met Sally” and “You’ve Got Mail.” The story centers around long-distance best friends Debbie Dunn (Reese Witherspoon) and Peter Coleman (Ashton Kutcher), who decide to swap cities, immersing themselves in each other’s daily struggles. As Peter cares for Debbie’s son in Los Angeles, she pursues her dreams in New York. However, when Debbie falls for the suave and charming Theo Martin (Jesse Williams), their relationship takes an unforeseen turn. “Your Place or Mine” is a heartfelt movie that combines genuine emotion with a stellar ensemble cast of talented comedians, delivering both laughter and heartwarming moments.

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