Winter has slithered in and the breezy air is imparting the sensation of romance. While “winter is coming” is a phrase that has been associated with Game of Thrones off late, it’s also a time when Cupid is on the double and starts implanting the aroma of a flower called love and the same time, makes our Cinephilic whim incline towards the rom-com movies. The list of rom-com movies on Netflix India is a mix of movies from different eras and diverse context. It’s interesting to see how Netflix India content is growing stronger with each passing day. In awe of the collection of movies on Netflix India, we have come up with the list of best rom-com movies on Netflix India that you can stream on the go.
Here’s the list of 10 best rom-com movies on Netflix India –
1. She’s Gotta Have It  –
“She’s Gotta Have It” is an American comedy-drama film by Spike Lee. This film tells the story of a promiscuous girl named Nola Darling who has a simultaneous sexual relationship with 3 partners but desist to commit to any one of them. With a flamboyant performance by Tracy Camilla Johns and other actors, “She’s Gotta Have It” happens to be a film you’ve got to watch. Moreover, the witty dialogue exchange and flawless progression of events in the screenplay makes it one of the best rom-com movies on Netflix India. The film is known for Nola’s voice that became iconic because it portrays the struggles of an African American woman.
2. Kicking and Screaming  –
“Kicking and Screaming” by Noah Baumbach enters our list of best rom-com movies on Netflix India for the nostalgic college romance vibe imbibed in it. The movie tells the story of college students who don’t want to move on with their lives for their own reasons. It depicts the cognitive dissonance in the youth of America wherein no one wants to make big decisions about life. What’s so good about “Kicking and Screaming” is that it is perpetually funny. Moreover, it doesn’t tend to preach in the end. It rather tells the story in a simple way even though it does end up using some clichés.
3. 10 Things I Hate About You  –
Ah, I would rather make a list of 10 things I love about the film “10 Things I Hate About You” by Gil Junger. This tells the story of that Indian younger brother or sister who can’t get married until his/her elder brother does. Jokes apart! The film tells the story of a pretty teenager who can’t date a guy until her perpetually angry older sister does. Filled with wry humor and some belly-laughter inducing sequence, “10 Things I Hate About You” is one of the best rom-com movies on Netflix India you will ever watch. Furthermore, the chemistry between Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles will leave you awestruck.
4. 50 First Dates  –
I haven’t found a filmgoer who doesn’t like this sugary sweet flick “50 First Dates” by Peter Segal. His association with Adam Sandler has always worked wonders and “Anger Management” epitomizes the fact. Things don’t get better when we get to watch Drew Barrymore with Adam Sandler together. They share an awesome on-screen chemistry. The film tells the story of a guy named Henry Roth who has a commitment-phobia but eventually falls in love with a beautiful girl named Lucy. Lucy has a short-term memory loss syndrome and forgets him the next day. “50 First Dates” also features in the list of best rom-com movies ever made, let alone best rom-com movies on Netflix India. Watch it for Peter Segal’s comic timing and performances.
5. Bewitched  –
Written and produced by Nora Ephron, Bewitched is one of the best rom-com movies on Netflix India. It tells the story of an egoistic actor who thinks that he can overshadow an unknown but beautiful actress. He unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television show remake of the classic movie, “Bewitched”. What follows is a sequence of hilarious events that will tickle your funny bone throughout the show. The film that has innocent humor and a fairly good script was criticized by critics for the poor direction. However, we recommend you to give it go!
6. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist  –
The charming Michael Cera and the beautiful Kat Dennings feature in this one of the best rom-com movies on Netflix India. The film will leave you in awe with romantic sequences backed by comic timing of the filmmaker Peter Sollett. The film is based on the book of the same name by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. It tells the story of a high school student Nick who is a member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs. He meets a girl who asks him to be his boyfriend for 5 minutes. What follows is a romantic love story between them. “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” also has visually stunning cinematography and Peter Sollett’s direction is brilliant.
7. Up In the Air  –
“Up In the Air” is an American romantic comedy-drama directed by Jason Reitman written in association with Sheldon Turner. George Clooney plays the dry character of an executive who specializes in downsizing. He also travels around the country firing people from their jobs and he enjoys it like anything. However, he finds a love interest in a new hire that he is unable to fire. The film is full of humorous dialogues and witty one-liners. Moreover, George Clooney gives a tremendous performance along with other actors. For its scintillating cinematography, impeccable script, and background score, the film “Up In the Air” enters our list of best rom-com movies on Netflix India.
8. Meet the Patels  –
Co-directed by Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel, “Meet the Patels” is a rom-com movie that documents the expectation surrounding marriage in Patels’ first generation Indian immigrant and that of in a wider American society. It tells the story of a 30-years old Indian man who asks his family to find a wife for him in the arranged marriage style which is indigenous to India. Moreover, the movie has some witty dialogues and relatable situation for an Indian audience for which it makes its way in best rom-com movies on Netflix India. Even though the film is a real-life portrayal of a character’s life, it follows the grammar of a typical rom-com movie.
9. Spanish Affair II  –
“Spanish Affair II” by Emilio Martinez Lazaro is a sequel to “Spanish Affair” that had released in 2014. After breaking up with Rafa, Amaia falls in love with a Catalonian. Thereafter, her father goes to Sevilla in order to persuade Rafa to go Catalonia and take Amaia’s heart back. It’s a light-hearted topical comedy which has funny moments in galore. Even though the film has its roots in Spain, the context is relatable for an Indian audience too. What makes it enter in our list of best rom-com movies on Netflix India is its story. Moreover, it’s brilliant how the filmmaker has complemented through the camera.
10. Blue Jay  –
Alex Lehmann’s “Blue Jay” is my personal favorite from this list of best rom-com movies on Netflix India. This film takes you to a nostalgic journey of high-school lovers who accidentally meet each other when they move to their hometown in tiny California. Shot in black and white, “Blue Jay” makes you laugh out loud with rollicking sequences and at the same also weep a bit with romantic sequences that are full of warmth. “Blue Jay” is that maddening beauty disguised as a rom-com movie that becomes an experience you will remember. Watch it for the extraordinary performances by the lead star-cast, crisp script, and convictional direction by Alex Lehmann. Furthermore, the background score of the movie is masterfully crafted.
Netflix India is the next big thing in Indian Film Industry. It’s quite evident when doyens like Anurag Kashyap and other filmmakers are making TV Shows on the platform. Moreover, Netflix India’s collection of movies be it horror, thriller, war, and other genres, is just terrific. The giant company is also continuously looking to enhance the strength of movies and TV shows with good content. Also, this list of best rom-com movies of Netflix India is not exhaustive. There is obviously a scope for adding some more titles in the list of best rom-com movies on Netflix India. Stay tuned for more such recommendations and best lists to add to your Netflix India watchlist.