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10 Cozy Rom-Coms You Should Watch on Netflix This Weekend

Cuddle up with a glass of wine and some popcorn, and stream one of these funny films.

Who doesn't love a good romantic comedy? It's fun to follow along as two people muddle through hilarious scenarios along the way to their happy ending. There's something comforting about rom-coms and their (often predictable) plots, especially when they're love stories you can return to again and again. So, if you're looking for a movie to snuggle up and watch with your partner, pals, or while enjoying some much-needed "me" time, we've got you covered. Read on for 10 cozy rom-coms you can stream on Netflix this weekend.

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Always Be My Maybe (2019)

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This Netflix original stars Ali Wong and Randall Park as Sasha and Marcus—childhood sweethearts who grew apart after a tragedy in their teens. Their paths cross again when Sasha, now an acclaimed chef, moves back to San Francisco to open a restaurant.

In an interview with Bustle, director Nahnatchka Khan said that she met Wong and Park on the set of ABC's Fresh Off the Boat, and the pair shared their hopes of making a modern-day When Harry Met Sally. So, if Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron's beloved rom-com is one of your nostalgic favorites, Always Be My Maybe should be on your watchlist this weekend.

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Happiness for Beginners (2023)

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This Netflix original, which just dropped in July, is based on Katherine Center's 2015 novel of the same name.

This one follows Helen (Ellie Kemper), a recently divorced schoolteacher who decides to take on an Appalachian trail survivalist course. While there, she runs into Jake (Luke Grimes), who happens to be her brother's best friend.

Although there are some emotional moments, you'll get a chuckle out of the supporting cast and swoon over the chemistry between Kemper and Grimes. This is a solid, heartwarming choice, guaranteed to make you smile—and perhaps encourage you to get outside this weekend, too! (Though we won't judge you if you stay in.)

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The Perfect Find (2023)

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If you like your rom-coms set in a big city, The Perfect Find (based on the 2016 novel by Leigh Davenport) offers that and more. Gabrielle Union plays Jenna, a fashion editor forced to reenter the career world after being dumped by her high-powered boyfriend, Brian (D.B. Woodside). After landing a job, she goes out with friends and kisses a stranger (Keith Powers)—it's not until the next day that she finds out the stranger, Eric, is her coworker and her boss' son.

You won't be able to stop rooting for Jenna and Eric as they fall in love, so tune into this one if you want all the feels.

It's Complicated (2009)

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Universal Pictures

When it comes to comfort movies, anything from Nancy Meyers is sure to fit the bill. Her 2009 hit It's Complicated stars Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin as a divorced couple who end up having a secret affair. The wild premise is sure to keep you laughing—with help from the star-studded ensemble cast that features John KrasinskiLake BellRita WilsonZoe Kazan, and Steve Martin.

Beyond its humor, the movie's setting in Santa Barbara, California, and Streep's character's fabulous home are the stuff "Coastal Grandmother" dreams are made of. For the ultimate cozy vibes, throw on a chunky sweater, pour yourself a Meyers-approved glass of white wine, and stream this delightful film.

Groundhog Day (1993)

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Columbia Pictures

A beloved classic for decades, Groundhog Day is a '90s favorite you must see if you haven't yet. This one adds some fantasy to the mix, as our protagonist Phil Connors (Bill Murray) gets stuck in a time loop, constantly relieving Feb. 2 (AKA Groundhog Day).

The film follows Phil as he tries to figure out how to get himself out of the loop, all the while falling in love with his new producer, Rita Hanson (Andie MacDowell). Groundhog Day often makes lists of the best '90s rom-coms, and after you've seen it once—or many more times than that—you'll realize why so many return to this reliable fave.

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)

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For a rom-com that will make you reminisce about your younger years, tune into To All the Boys I've Loved Before. While it's a teen rom-com, that doesn't mean it's any less compelling—the story of high school junior Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) is multilayered and heartfelt. You're rooting for Lara Jean from the get-go, as she tries to navigate life after her private love letters are mailed to the boys they're written about.

If you end up liking this one, you're in luck, since it's actually the first installment in a three-part series, based on the novels by Jenny Han. You can find the sequels, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and To All the Boys: Always and Forever, on Netflix, too.

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New in Town (2009)

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New in Town is a small-town romance movie that's sure to win you over. Renée Zellweger plays Lucy, a consultant sent from sunny Miami to New Ulm, Minnesota, on business—in the dead of winter. She's certainly not accustomed to the weather or the way of life in New Ulm, but things turn around when sparks fly between her and Ted Mitchell (Harry Connick Jr.).

The snowy setting and swoon-worthy stars in this rom-com epitomize coziness—and even if you're not ready for winter's arrival, you'll want to be warm and toasty by the fire watching New in Town.

Someone Great (2019)

DeWanda Wise, Gina Rodriguez, and Brittany Snow in Someone Great

Gina Rodriguez leads the cast of Someone Great, starring as Jenny, a music journalist fresh out of a nine-year relationship. With the help of her best friends, Blair (Brittany Snow) and Erin (DeWanda Wise), Jenny is determined to have a final adventure in New York City ahead of her impending move to Los Angeles, where she's landed her dream job.

Rather than focus explicitly on romantic love, Someone Great focuses on the power of female friendships and the love shared in these relationships. This one has its low moments, but watching Jenny, Blair, and Erin traipse through summertime NYC is well worth a watch for the love and the laughs.

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Set It Up (2018)

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Set It Up has one of the more impressive scores on Rotten Tomatoes, with an approval rating of 92 percent. If that doesn't inspire you to to add this rom-com to your weekend watchlist, the cast sure will.

Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell) are assistants to their respective bosses, Kirsten (Lucy Liu) and Rick (Taye Diggs). The pair bond over their stressful jobs, hatching a plan to set up their bosses and give themselves more free time in the process. While the setup is initially successful, Harper and Charlie have to work to keep Kirsten and Rick together, all while another spark is igniting between them.

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Resort to Love (2021)

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If your idea of coziness is being somewhere on a beach, Resort to Love is the rom-com for you. The film follows Erica (Christina Milian), who travels to a resort in Mauritius where her friend Amber (Tymberlee Hill) has booked her a job as an entertainer. Once there, Erica learns that she's actually a wedding singer—and as her ex, Jason (Jay Pharoah), and his new fiancée (Christiani Pitts) are staying on the island, too, she'll have to perform at their nuptials. It seems like a nightmare situation until Erica meets Caleb, Jason's handsome brother.

If you're not longing for fall just yet, get comfy on the couch and enjoy some tropical romantic vibes—and great music—with Resort to Love, which was co-produced by Alicia Keys.

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Abby Reinhard
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