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The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix  

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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. Browwe 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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Anne Hathaway, Patricia Clarkson, Jim Sturgess
One Day is a 2011 romance drama film directed by Lone Scherfig. It was adapted by David Nicholls from his 2009 novel of the same name. It stars Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. Focus Features ...more
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Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel
"Blue Valentine is the story of love lost and love found told in two parallel moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and ...more
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Naomi Watts, Jacqueline Bissett, Oliver Platt
Dangerous Beauty is a 1998 American biographical drama film directed by Marshall Herskovitz and starring Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, and Oliver Platt. Based on the non-fiction book The ...more
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The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick
The Edge of Seventeen (originally titled Besties) is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Kelly Fremon Craig. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Hayden ...more
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Kiss & Cry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
Kiss & Cry Sarah Fisher, Luke Bilyk

Faced with a rare form of throat cancer, teen figure skater Carley Allison finds strength in singing for an online audience in this biopic.

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Michelle Williams, Margot Robbie, Kristin Scott Thomas
Suite Française is a 2015 romantic World War II drama film directed by Saul Dibb and co-written with Matt Charman. It is based on Irène Némirovsky's 2004 novel of the same ...more
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Audrey Hepburn, John Goodman, Holly Hunter
Always is a 1989 romantic drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, introducing Brad Johnson and featuring Audrey Hepburn's cameo in her ...more
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Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson
Seven Pounds is a 2008 American fantasy drama film, directed by Gabriele Muccino, in which Will Smith stars as a man who sets out to change the lives of seven people. Rosario Dawson, Woody ...more
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Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
Carol is an upcoming British-American romantic drama film directed by Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Phyllis Nagy based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith. The film stars ...more
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The Duchess is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Duchess is a 2008 British-American drama film directed by Saul Dibb. It is based on Amanda Foreman's biography of the 18th-century English aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of ...more
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Y Tu Mamá También is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Maribel Verdú
Y Tu Mamá También is a 2001 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and co-written by Cuarón and his brother Carlos. The film tells a coming-of-age story about ...more
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Jodie Foster, Richard Gere, James Earl Jones
Sommersby is a 1993 romantic drama film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman and James Earl Jones. The story is adapted from the historical account of 16th ...more
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Irreplaceable You is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
Irreplaceable You Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman

A stunning cancer diagnosis spurs Abbie to seek a future girlfriend for fiancé and childhood sweetheart Sam, who's clueless when it comes to dating.

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5 to 7 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
Glenn Close, Bérénice Marlohe, Anton Yelchin
5 to 7 is an American feature film. The film stars Olivia Thirlby, Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Eric Stoltz, Glenn Close, Lambert Wilson, and Frank Langella, and was directed
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Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani
Meet Joe Black is a 1998 American fantasy romance film produced by Universal Studios, directed by Martin Brest and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Claire Forlani. It was the second ...more
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Loving Annabelle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
Kevin McCarthy, Wendy Schaal, John P. Farley
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Loving Annabelle is a 2006 film directed by Katherine Brooks. Based on Mädchen in Uniform, it tells the story of a boarding school student who falls in love with her teacher. It was filmed ...more
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Shailene Woodley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh
The Spectacular Now is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by James Ponsoldt, written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber and starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. The ...more
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Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Last Night is a 2010 drama romance film written and directed by Massy Tadjedin. It stars Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet. The film's official trailer was ...more
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6 Years is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
Taissa Farmiga, Ben Rosenfield, Lindsay Burdge
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Some Freaks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
Thomas Mann, Marin Ireland, Lachlan Buchanan
A charming romance develops between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl, though when she loses her weight after going to college, their relationship is tested in devastating ways they ...more
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A Perfect Ending is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
Morgan Fairchild, Jessica Clark, John Heard
A Perfect Ending is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Nicole Conn.