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The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix

Updated November 16, 2020 98 votes 706 voters 30.4k views39 items

What do you get when you mix a little bit of romance with just a dash of intrigue and mystery? Some of the best romantic dramas on Netflix, of course! These top-rated Netflix romance/dramas range from historical epics to intimate contemporary tear-jerkers. 

This list of the best romantic drama movies on Netflix offers entertainment that is guaranteed to please him or her If you're just recovering from a break up, don't worry - we have something to fix that too. Watching some of the below films will inspire you and give you hope.  

What are the best romantic dramas on Netflix? It really depends on your mood and what you're looking for. Browse this list to find the best romance film for your next date night. Then, vote up the best romantic dramas on Netflix! 

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    After
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    After

    Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

    Released2019

    Directed byJenny Gage

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    Edge of Seventeen
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    Edge of Seventeen

    Lea DeLaria, Tina Holmes

    Released1998

    Directed byDavid Moreton

    Edge of Seventeen is a 1998 coming of age romantic comedy-drama film directed by David... more on Wikipedia

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    A Perfect Ending
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    A Perfect Ending

    Morgan Fairchild, Jessica Clark

    Released2012

    Directed byNicole Conn

    A Perfect Ending is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Nicole Conn.

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    28 Days
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    28 Days

    Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen

    Released2000

    Directed byBetty Thomas

    28 Days is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Betty Thomas. Sandra Bullock plays... more on Wikipedia
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    Angel Eyes
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    Angel Eyes

    Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel

    Released2001

    Directed byLuis Mandoki

    Angel Eyes is a 2001 American romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    A Walk to Remember
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    A Walk to Remember

    Shane West, Mandy Moore

    Released2002

    Directed byAdam Shankman

    A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age romantic tragedy film directed by Adam... more on Wikipedia
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    Basic Instinct
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    Basic Instinct

    Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas

    Released1992

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

    Basic Instinct is a 1992 French-American neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul... more on Wikipedia

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    Possession
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    Possession

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Headey

    Released2002

    Directed byNeil LaBute

    Possession is a 2002 American/British romantic/mystery drama film written and directed by Neil... more on Wikipedia

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    Pride & Prejudice
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    Pride & Prejudice

    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan

    Released2005

    Directed byJoe Wright

    Pride & Prejudice is a 2005 British romance film directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane... more on Wikipedia
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    Tortilla Soup
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    Tortilla Soup

    Raquel Welch, Constance Marie

    Released2001

    Directed byMaria Ripoll

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    Y Tu Mamá También
    5
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    Y Tu Mamá También

    Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna

    Released2002

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Y Tu Mamá También is a 2002 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and co-written by... more on Wikipedia

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    Remember Me
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    Remember Me

    Pierce Brosnan, Robert Pattinson

    Released2010

    Directed byAllen Coulter

    Remember Me is a 2010 American romantic coming of age drama film directed by Allen Coulter,... more on Wikipedia

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    The Danish Girl
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    The Danish Girl

    Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander

    Directed byTom Hooper

    The Danish Girl is a 2015 romantic drama film directed by Tom Hooper, and loosely inspired by... more on Wikipedia
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    Charlie St. Cloud
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    Charlie St. Cloud

    Zac Efron, Kim Basinger

    Released2010

    Directed byBurr Steers

    Charlie St. Cloud is a 2010 American supernatural romantic drama film based on Ben Sherwood's... more on Wikipedia
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    How Do You Know
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    How Do You Know

    Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson

    Released2010

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

    How Do You Know is a 2010 film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The film... more on Wikipedia
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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev

    Released2012

    Directed byStephen Chbosky

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film, and an... more on Wikipedia
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    Anna Karenina
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    Anna Karenina

    Keira Knightley, Jude Law

    Released2012

    Directed byJoe Wright

    Anna Karenina is a 2012 British epic romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright. Adapted by... more on Wikipedia

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    About Time
    1
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    About Time

    Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie

    Released2013

    Directed byRichard Curtis

    About Time is a 2013 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Richard Curtis. A young... more on Wikipedia

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    A Little Chaos
    1
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    A Little Chaos

    Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman

    Released2014

    Directed byAlan Rickman

    A Little Chaos is a 2014 British period drama film directed by Alan Rickman and written by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Theory of Everything
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    The Theory of Everything

    Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Marsh

    The Theory of Everything is a 2014 British biographical coming of age romantic drama film... more on Wikipedia

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    Holding the Man
    1
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    Holding the Man

    Ryan Corr Craig Stott

    Released2015

    Directed byNeil Armfield

    Holding the Man is a 2015 Australian romantic drama film directed by Neil Armfield, adapted... more on Wikipedia
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    6 Years
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    6 Years

    Taissa Farmiga, Ben Rosenfield

    Released2015

    Directed byHannah Fidell

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    All the Bright Places
    1
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    All the Bright Places

    Elle Fanning, Justice Smith

    Released2020

    Directed byBrett Haley

    All the Bright Places is a 2020 American drama romance film directed by Brett Haley, based on... more on Wikipedia
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    The Half of It
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    The Half of It

    Leah Lewis, Alexxis Lemire

    Released2020

    Directed byAlice Wu

    The Half of It is a 2020 American coming-of-age dramedy, written and directed by Alice Wu.... more on Wikipedia
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    By the Sea
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    By the Sea

    Anglina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Directed byAngelina Jolie

    By the Sea is a 2015 American romantic drama film written and directed by Angelina Jolie. In... more on Wikipedia