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Netflix Romantic Comedies Ranked by Tomatometer

Romantic comedies have a unique Catch-22: They are both beloved by their fans and often despised by the jaded critics who review them.

Thankfully for those who love a good meet-cute, Netflix understands the marketability of the former and has fallen head-over-heels with the genre. The streaming giant has bankrolled Netflix Originals takes on romantic comedies for both film and television, giving us the summer sensation Set It Up (Certified Fresh with a 90% Tomatometer score) and She’s Gotta Have It, the 2017 TV adaptation of Spike Lee’s 1986 film, which tackles some tough issues while its heroine seeks love. The series’ first season is Certified Fresh at 88% on the Tomatometer.

That doesn’t mean that love always conquers in this genre. Netflix’s 2018 film The Kissing Booth fell flat with critics, scoring 20% on the Tomatometer, despite starring former teen rom-com goddess Molly Ringwald. But the Netflix original film was a hit with viewers, scoring a 62% Audience Score and Netflix reporting that one in three viewers have rewatched the film.

But which of Netflix’s rom-coms is the best for a night of cozying up on your couch? We’ll definitely kiss and tell! In fact, we ranked all of Netflix’s romantic comedies based on their Tomatometer scores.

Recently added titles include The Breaker Upperers (out Feb. 15), about two thirtysomething friends who run a business breaking up unhappy couples, along with late summer 2018 hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Is your favorite Netflix rom-com missing? Tell us in the comments.

Added 11/1/19: Someone Great, The Last Summer, Falling Inn Love, Love Per Square Foot, A Christmas Prince, To Each, Her Own, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, The Perfect Date, Murder Mystery, Always Be My Maybe, The Princess Switch, The Fundamentals of Caring, Naked, The Holiday Calendar, Tall Girl, Ready to Mingle, Ali’s Wedding, I Am Not An Easy Man, Blockbuster, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, Christmas Inheritance, and Sex Education season 1.

#41
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Love Per Square Foot is a quirky romantic comedy about a guy and a girl who enter a marriage of... [More]
Directed By: Anand Tiwari

#40
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Simone's been in a relationship for three years with Claire but has never come out to her family. Between her... [More]
Directed By: Myriam Aziza

#39

Blockbuster (2018)

#39
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jérémy and Lola decide to film their daily life as a diary. If Jeremy filmed their life it was for... [More]
Directed By: July Hygreck

#38

Naked (2017)
0%

#38
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Naked, a Netflix original film, is directed by Mike Tiddes (A Haunted House 1 and 2, Fifty Shades of Black)... [More]
Directed By: Michael Tiddes

#37
#37
Adjusted Score: 9.566%
Critics Consensus: The Kissing Booth deploys every rom-com cliché in the book with little care given to achieving any real sentiment.
Synopsis: When Elle Evans (Joey King), a pretty, late-bloomer who's never-been-kissed, decides to run a kissing booth at her high school's... [More]
Directed By: Vince Marcello

#36

The Last Summer (2019)
17%

#36
Adjusted Score: 5.192%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Featuring several intersecting stories, The Last Summer follows a group of recent high school graduates as they navigate their way... [More]
Directed By: William Bindley

#35
#35
Adjusted Score: 28.509%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: IRREPLACEABLE YOU is the heartwarming, romantic story of Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Sam (Michiel Huisman), best friends since childhood who... [More]
Directed By: Stephanie Laing

#34
#34
Adjusted Score: 9.284%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future.... [More]
Directed By: Bradley Walsh

#33
#33
Adjusted Score: 13.785%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A young woman must deliver a Christmas card to a family friend in order to claim her inheritance. Along the... [More]
Directed By: Ernie Barbarash

#32
#32
Adjusted Score: 43.078%
Critics Consensus: Much like its protagonist, When We First Met struggles in the cinematic "friend zone" -- and will face a slew of viewer breakups before finding much in the way of true love.
Synopsis: Noah (Adam Devine) spends the perfect first night with Avery (Alexandra Daddario), the girl of his dreams, but gets relegated... [More]
Directed By: Ari Sandel

#31
Adjusted Score: 18.569%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After the man she thought she'd marry breaks up with her, Ana joins a class for single women who are... [More]

#30

Tall Girl (2019)
44%

#30
Adjusted Score: 20.156%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jodi (Ava Michelle) has always been the tallest girl in school -- and she's always been uncomfortable with it. After... [More]
Directed By: Nzingha Stewart

#29

Murder Mystery (2019)
45%

#29
Adjusted Score: 47.308%
Critics Consensus: Murder Mystery reunites Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler for a lightweight comedy that's content to settle for merely mediocre.
Synopsis: When an NYC cop (Adam Sandler) finally takes his wife (Jennifer Aniston) on a long promised European trip, a chance... [More]
Directed By: Kyle Newacheck

#28

Like Father (2018)
46%

#28
Adjusted Score: 46.923%
Critics Consensus: Like Father unites an alarmingly talented cast for a predictable rom-com that does nothing to counter the negative stereotypes surrounding the genre.
Synopsis: When a workaholic young executive (Kristen Bell), is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise... [More]
Directed By: Lauren Miller

#27
Adjusted Score: 33.058%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A year after Amber helped Richard secure the crown, the two are set to tie the knot in a royal... [More]
Directed By: John Schultz

#26

Falling Inn Love (2019)
61%

#26
Adjusted Score: 55.886%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Gabriela Diaz's (Christina Milian) San Francisco design firm folds the week of her break-up. Inspired by a potent concoction of... [More]
Directed By: Roger Kumble

#25
#25
Adjusted Score: 61.782%
Critics Consensus: Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, but her movie's okay - largely thanks to Shannon Purser's work in the title role, which is strong enough to counter an uneven narrative.
Synopsis: SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER is a modern rom-com retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story set in high school.... [More]
Directed By: Ian Samuels

#24

Ibiza (2018)
67%

#24
Adjusted Score: 67.125%
Critics Consensus: Ibiza settles into an amiable comedic groove enlivened by its talented stars, even if the end result is fittingly somewhat narratively hazy.
Synopsis: When Harper's two best friends tag along on her work trip to Barcelona, they ditch work and fly to Ibiza... [More]
Directed By: Alex Richanbach

#23

The Perfect Date (2019)
69%

#23
Adjusted Score: 56.191%
Critics Consensus: Though it may not be the perfect romcom, The Perfect Date's endearing leads still manages to show viewers a fun -- if overly familiar -- time.
Synopsis: Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) has the academic chops to get into his dream Ivy League school, but what he's missing... [More]
Directed By: Chris Nelson

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 46.609%
Critics Consensus: Smart and socially conscious, Nappily Ever After depicts black female empowerment in a fresh way, but the film relies too heavily on romantic comedy tropes.
Synopsis: Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan) has a seemingly perfect life -- a high-powered job, an eligible doctor boyfriend and a meticulously... [More]
Directed By: Haifaa Al-Mansour

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 36.776%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this delightful holiday romance, a New York journalist heads to Eastern Europe for Christmas to report on a prince... [More]
Directed By: Alex Zamm

#20
#20
Adjusted Score: 42.201%
Critics Consensus: The Princess Switch offers a healthy dose of charming, light-hearted, twin-swap fun and is delightful viewing for any hopeless romantic.
Synopsis: One week before Christmas, Margaret, the gorgeous Duchess of Montenaro, switches places with Stacy, a "commoner" from Chicago, who looks... [More]
Directed By: Michael Rohl

#19
Adjusted Score: 77.482%
Critics Consensus: The Fundamentals of Caring gets maximum mileage out of the chemistry between its well-matched leads as it follows a fairly well-worn coming-of-age road trip route.
Synopsis: An 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy (Craig Roberts) goes on a road trip with his caregiver (Paul Rudd), and the pair... [More]
Directed By: Rob Burnett

She's Gotta Have It (2017)
77%

#18
Synopsis: She's Gotta Have It centers on Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and... [More]

#17
Adjusted Score: 18.756%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Alexandra, 40, is a dominant seductress that nothing and no one seems to destabilize. His meeting with Damien, a forty-year-old... [More]
Directed By: Eléonore Pourriat

#16

Alex Strangelove (2018)
80%

#16
Adjusted Score: 80.172%
Critics Consensus: Alex Strangelove offers a refreshingly insightful -- and fittingly adult -- take on teen sexuality enlivened by smart humor and a fearlessly progressive approach.
Synopsis: ALEX STRANGELOVE tells the story of Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend Claire... [More]
Directed By: Craig Johnson

#15

Someone Great (2019)
82%

#15
Adjusted Score: 83.545%
Critics Consensus: What Someone Great lacks in originality it makes up for in relatability and charm, thanks in large part to the undeniable chemistry between its talented leads.
Synopsis: Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to... [More]

#14
#14
Adjusted Score: 23.351%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Happy Anniversary is a romantic comedy about a relationship at a crossroads. It's Sam and Mollie's three-year anniversary, and they... [More]
Directed By: Jared Stern

#13
Adjusted Score: 89.656%
Critics Consensus: The Incredible Jessica James makes its standard storyline feel new, almost purely on the strength of a captivating, potentially star-making performance from Jessica Williams.
Synopsis: An aspiring NYC playwright (Jessica Williams) gets over a painful breakup by bonding with a man who was also recently... [More]
Directed By: James C. Strouse

#12
#12
Adjusted Score: 90.063%
Critics Consensus: The Breaker Upperers brings the laughs early and often, thanks to the dry wit -- and effervescent chemistry -- of writer-director-star duo Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami.
Synopsis: Fifteen years ago, Mel (Madeleine Sami) and Jen (Jackie van Beek) discovered they were being two-timed by the same man.... [More]

#11
#11
Adjusted Score: 90.878%
Critics Consensus: Our Souls at Night honors the quiet strength of its source material by offering a simple yet sturdy canvas for two talented veteran leads to bring its story to life.
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling novel written by Kent Haruf and adapted for the screen by Scott Neustadter and Michael H.... [More]
Directed By: Ritesh Batra

Sex Education (2019)
90%

#10
Synopsis: Meet Otis Milburn -- an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his mother, a sex therapist. Surrounded... [More]
Directed By: Ben Taylor

#9
#9
Adjusted Score: 93.53%
Critics Consensus: Carried by the infectious charms of Ali Wong and Randall Park, Always Be My Maybe takes familiar rom-com beats and cleverly layers in smart social commentary to find its own sweet groove.
Synopsis: Childhood sweethearts have a falling out and don't speak for 15 years. They reconnect as adults when Sasha, now a... [More]
Directed By: Nahnatchka Khan

#8

Ali's Wedding (2017)
92%

#8
Adjusted Score: 92.099%
Critics Consensus: Ali's Wedding uses its very specific setting to explore universal ideas about relationships -- and in delightfully smart, funny fashion.
Synopsis: After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself... [More]
Directed By: Jeffrey Walker

#7

Set It Up (2018)
92%

#7
Adjusted Score: 93.767%
Critics Consensus: Set It Up follows the long-established outlines of the rom-com template -- and in the process, proves there's still substantial pleasure to be wrought from familiar formulas.
Synopsis: Harper and Charlie are overworked, underpaid assistants wasting their 20s slaving away for bosses who treat them like dirt and... [More]
Directed By: Claire Scanlon

Love (2016)
94%

#6
Synopsis: Love follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations... [More]

#5

Tramps (2016)
95%

#5
Adjusted Score: 88.494%
Critics Consensus: Sweet, breezy, and unexpected, Tramps traipses through its romcom premise with earnestness and ease.
Synopsis: Aspiring chef Danny (Callum Turner) is struggling to make ends meet, living with his mother and brother in a Polish... [More]
Directed By: Adam Leon

Lovesick (2015)
97%

#4
Synopsis: A comedy about a man who learns he has an STD and must tell his former sexual partners about his... [More]
Directed By: Elliot Hegarty

#3
Adjusted Score: 99.095%
Critics Consensus: To All the Boys I've Loved Before plays by the teen rom-com rules, but relatable characters and a thoroughly charming cast more than make up for a lack of surprises.
Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once? Lara Jean Song... [More]
Directed By: Susan Johnson

#2

Catching Feelings (2018)
100%

#2
Adjusted Score: 32.823%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A Johannesburg-based husband and wife feel stuck in their humdrum life. When a famed writer comes to speak at the... [More]
Directed By: Kagiso Lediga

#1

Lust Stories (2018)
100%

#1
Adjusted Score: 46.89%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Lust Stories is an anthology that explores contemporary relationships through four intriguing stories. The anthology, directed by four powerhouse directors... [More]
Directed By:


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