5 Romantic Comedies To Netflix & Chill


First of all, I want to state one more time for the record that I reject the pervy connotations of the phrase Netflix & Chill. I’m a grown ass woman so if I tell you I want to stay home and watch Netflix, I promise you I’m being 100% literal about my intentions. Real women don’t need innuendo.

But we all need a good Netflix rom com binge from time to time. My favorite romantic comedies honestly haven’t changed much since the nineties so be prepared for some throwback nostalgia. Or for you young folk reading, some like super old movies your mom used to watch.

These 5 movies all bear the honor of being movies I would literally sit down and watch any day, any time.



This movie has everything – it’s a ridiculously funny Jane Austen modern adaptation with great clothes, catch phrases you’ll remember for the rest of your life and Paul Rudd at the beginning of his Paul Ruddiness. The stairs scene above still makes me feel like a weak kneed teenager every time I watch it.

10 Things I Hate About You


Another classic adaptation, this one is a modern interpretation of Taming of the Shrew. You could also call it Heath Ledger’s Dimples and OMG Joseph Gorden Levitt when he was young and adorkable. Come for the serenade on the football field and stay for the white girl rapping. And if you don’t cry when she reads that poem at the end, you have no soul.



If you want to feel more cultured about your rom com binge, I recommend this French film that absolutely purchased my heart the first time I saw it. Introverted girls everywhere realized that Amelie is our Kindred Spirit Queen when this movie came out and it still gets me every time. If subtitles put you off, I urge you to reconsider for this one – the movie is beautiful and funny and about halfway through I forget I’m reading the subtitles at all. Fair warning, this one is R rated for a reason – don’t watch it with your teens.

The Decoy Bride


This is one of my more recent romantic comedy obsessions and it’s a must watch for all my Whovian friends because David Tennant in some rather fetching plaid pants happens.


More than that, though, is the utter charm of Kelly Macdonald and the ridiculously funny but heart warming story. It takes place on the fictional Scottish island of Hegg where a celebrity couple has secretly traveled to in an attempt to get married without the paparazzi but that all goes awry (of course) and Macdonald’s character gets subbed in when the bride goes AWOL and much confusion, comedy and eventual romance ensues. If you like Scottish accents and awkward but awesome heroines, this one is for you.

You’ve Got Mail


Okay so this is the only movie on my list that isn’t streaming on Netflix right now but I couldn’t leave it off because it’s classic Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, it pretty much started my fantasy of owning a bookstore someday and the early days of the internet are so much nostalgia it hurts a little. If you haven’t seen this one yet, oh my gosh you need to fix that immediately and it’s only a few dollars to stream it on Amazon. #worthit

What are your favorite romantic comedies?

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11 responses to “5 Romantic Comedies To Netflix & Chill”

  1. Andrea Avatar

    I didn’t know that that Netflix saying was pervy! Honestly I’ve never heard anyone say it either, which maybe is accounted for more by my age and not my level of naivete. Ah well. Anyway, judging from your list I have a few titles to watch, and I just have to mention that Meg Ryan’s haircut in You’ve Got Mail was one of her cutest styles, and admittedly one of my most horrific.


    1. Jen E @ mommablogsalot Avatar

      Yeah I cannot pull off that hairstyle either!


  2. Kat Avatar

    I reject the Netflix and Chill pervy connotations too! I say it all the time and I don’t even have Netflix. lol! But if I DID…I would totally add some of those to my list of “must watch” shows!


    1. Jen E @ mommablogsalot Avatar

      We need to start a Netflix and Chill Revolution!


  3. Lindsay Avatar

    Such a great list that throws me right back to the glory days of sleepovers in my best friend’s basement! I’m going to have to check out The Decoy Bride 🙂 Loved your opening paragraph….made me laugh out loud!


  4. carol Avatar

    You’ve Got Mail… one of my all-time favorites!


  5. jenessamullen Avatar

    There’s a few here I have never seen. I’ll have to check them out. 🙂


  6. traci Avatar

    I’ve only watched 10 Things I hate about you. Such a great movie.

    I need to get on the bandwagon and watch the other movies especially Clueless and You’ve Got Mail.


  7. simplegirl74 Avatar

    Interestingly I have only seen one on your list “You’ve got mail” I am going to check some of the others out thanks!


    1. Jen E @ mommablogsalot Avatar

      I hope you enjoy them!


  8. John Holton Avatar

    I already answered the question about my favorite romance movies on Kat’s blog, but trust me, they’re oldies.