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The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix

Updated January 7, 2020 280 votes 704 voters 30.3k views25 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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    One Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    One Day

    Anne Hathaway, Patricia Clarkson

    Released2011

    Directed byLone Scherfig

    One Day is a 2011 romance drama film directed by Lone Scherfig. It was adapted by David... more on Wikipedia

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    After is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    After

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    Blue Valentine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    Blue Valentine

    Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byDerek Cianfrance

    "Blue Valentine is the story of love lost and love found told in two parallel moments in time.... more on Wikipedia

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    Suite Française is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    Suite Française

    Michelle Williams, Margot Robbie

    Released2014

    Directed bySaul Dibb

    Suite Française is a 2015 romantic World War II drama film directed by Saul Dibb and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Edge of Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    The Edge of Seventeen

    Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson

    Released2016

    Directed byKelly Fremon Craig

    The Edge of Seventeen (originally titled Besties) is a 2016 American comedy-drama film... more on Wikipedia

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    Palm Trees In the Snow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    Palm Trees In the Snow

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    The Duchess is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    The Duchess

    Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2008

    Directed bySaul Dibb

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    Loving Annabelle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    Loving Annabelle

    Kevin McCarthy, Wendy Schaal

    Released2006

    Directed byKatherine Brooks

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    Last Night is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    Last Night

    Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes

    Released2010

    Directed byMassy Tadjedin

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    A Perfect Ending is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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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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    P.S I Love You is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    P.S I Love You

    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank

    Released2007

    Directed byRichard LaGravenese

    P.S. I Love You is a 2007 American drama film directed by Richard LaGravenese. The screenplay... more on Wikipedia

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    Y Tu Mamá También is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    Y Tu Mamá También

    Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna

    Released2001

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Y Tu Mamá También is a 2001 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and co-written by... more on Wikipedia

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    Nights in Rodanthe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    Nights in Rodanthe

    James Franco, Diane Lane

    Released2008

    Directed byGeorge C. Wolfe

    Nights in Rodanthe is a 2008 American/Australian romantic drama film. It is a film adaptation... more on Wikipedia
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    Seven Pounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    Seven Pounds

    Will Smith, Rosario Dawson

    Released2008

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

    Seven Pounds is a 2008 American fantasy drama film, directed by Gabriele Muccino, in which... more on Wikipedia

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    The Spectacular Now is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    The Spectacular Now

    Shailene Woodley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    Released2013

    Directed byJames Ponsoldt

    The Spectacular Now is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by James Ponsoldt,... more on Wikipedia

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    5 to 7 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    5 to 7

    Glenn Close, Bérénice Marlohe

    Released2014

    Directed byVictor Levin

    5 to 7 is an American feature film. The film stars Olivia Thirlby, Anton Yelchin, Bérénice... more on Wikipedia
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    6 Years is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    6 Years

    Taissa Farmiga, Ben Rosenfield

    Released2015

    Directed byHannah Fidell

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    Below Her Mouth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    Below Her Mouth

    Tommie-Amber Pirie, Natalie Krill

    Directed byApril Mullen

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    Some Freaks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    Some Freaks

    Thomas Mann, Marin Ireland

    Directed byIan MacAllister McDonald

    A charming romance develops between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl, though when she...
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    Irreplaceable You is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    Irreplaceable You

    Claire Holt, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    Released2018

    Directed byStephanie Laing

    Irreplaceable You is a 2018 American drama film directed by Stephanie Laing. The lives of two... more on Wikipedia
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    Kiss & Cry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    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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    The Lighthouse of the Orcas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    The Lighthouse of the Orcas

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    1 Mile to You is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    1 Mile to You

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    The Girl from the Song is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    The Girl from the Song

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    Newness is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Dramas Movies on Netflix
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    Newness

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