Finding the best movies on Netflix for couples that both will enjoy is sometimes hard to accomplish. Overly gushy romantic movies tend to turn men, and sometimes women, off. Romantic drawn-out dramas like Meet Joe Black isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Humor is the key in finding a good romantic movie that’s perfect for couples.
Best Netflix Movies For Couples
Someone Marry Barry
This crude romantic-comedy, with an emphasis on crude-comedy, stars Lucy Punch (Hot Fuzz) and Tyler Labine (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil/Deadbeat). Tyler plays Barry, a socially bungling bro-man bachelor. Tired of dealing with Barry’s embarrassing ways, three friends work together to set him up with a woman; hoping this will tone down his over bearing personality. When Barry finds a woman just like him, the embarrassment increases for the trio.
This movie is perfect for couples wanting a romantic-comedy that won’t offer anything too serious.
Starring the British duo Simon Pegg (Star Trek/Shaun of the Dead) and Olivia Williams (Hyde Park on Hudson/Wild Bill), Man Up brilliantly toggles the line between romantic-comedy and outright comedy. Rotten Tomatoes scores this film at 81% and provides the synopsis for one of the best comedy movies on Netflix.
“Nancy, is done with dating. 10 times bitten, 100 times shy, she’s exhausted by the circus. So when Jack blindly mistakes her for his date, no one is more surprised than her when she does the unthinkable and just — goes with it. It’s going to take a night of pretending to be someone else for Nancy to finally man up and be her painfully honest, awesomely unconventional self… but will Jack also man up, and be able to get over her duplicity? Best just to let the evening unfold, roll with the consequences, and see if one crazy, unpredictable, complicated night can bring these two messy souls together.”
There are moments that the script struggles a bit, but the performances and chemistry between Pegg and Williams is brilliantly refreshing. This is one of the best movies for couples who like comedy as much as romance.
This coming-of-age tale stars Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Kristen Stewart (the Twilight franchise), Bill Hader (Trainwreck), and Kristen Wiig (The Martian). Eisenberg plays a college graduate who takes a summer job at an amusement park where he embarks on new friendships and romance.
Adventureland is one of the best feel-good movies on Netflix. It tackles the issues of finding one’s self after college while blending in a pleasant romantic story that isn’t overbearing. Eisenberg and Stewart have excellent onscreen chemistry together and this is the first of the three movies (American Ultra and Café Society) that the duo are paired in.
2 Days in New York
This is a continuation of the character Marion, played by Julie Delpy, from 2 Days in Paris. For those that haven’t seen the predecessor, the movie’s synopsis contains a spoiler. IMDB gives the synopsis for one of the best movies on Netflix for couples that have children from other relationships.
“Manhattan couple Marion and Mingus, who each have children from prior relationships, find their comfortable family dynamic jostled by a visit from Marion’s relative”
Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook was nominated for eight Academy Awards and stars Bradley Cooper (Best Actor), Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress), Robert De Niro (Best Supporting Actor), and Jacki Weaver (Best Supporting Actress). The accolades the movie received are well deserved. IMDB provides the premise of one of the best movies on Netflix.
“After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.”
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Whether you and your better half are in the mood for an outrageous comedy like Someone Marry Barry or a heartfelt story like Silver Linings Playbook, some of the best Netflix movies are perfect for couples.
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