Australia, get ready to swoon over the best romantic comedies on Netflix!

If you’re ready to fall in love and laugh your pants off, flick through our list of the best romantic comedies on Netflix.

Just in time for the weekend or any mid-week binge session, we’ve curated a list of the best romantic comedies on Netflix right now. It’s a genre of film that peaked in the early 2000’s and has become a fan favourite even still to today. Included in our list is love-struck collection of dramas, classic fairytale remakes and heart throbbing storylines.

Settle in with some popcorn or a tub of ice-cream if you prefer, as we share with you the top romantic comedy movies to watch on Netflix Australia now!


After 50 First Dates‘ success, when Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore get together for another film, you know it’s going to be good. Blended is one of those romantic comedies where if you haven’t seen it already, you need to watch it now. After a terrible blind date, Jim (Sandler) and Lauren (Barrymore) find themselves crossing each other’s paths on more than one occasion. Stranded at a resort together with their respective children, the duo soon starts to develop feelings for each other. Blended proves that sometimes the most unlikely match is the perfect fit.

A Cinderella Story

What does the modern Cinderella look like? In the 2004 live remake she lives in Los Angeles, works at a family-owned diner, and goes to high school like any normal teen. Much like the original, this Cinderella played by Hilary Duff is exploited by her salmon loving stepmother and stepsisters. Finding confidence in an online pen pal, Duff decides to take the plunge and meet her mysterious prince charming at a school dance. What happens next? Only the tale will tell.

Friends With Benefits

Just friends? Casual sex? No emotional attachments? For most, this loop sounds like an absolute nightmare. However, for Jamie (played by Mila Kunis from That ’70s Show) and NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake, their friendship is soon taken to the next level with their not-so complicated idea of becoming friends with benefits. So with a dash of sex and a mix of emotions, their unique relationship becomes the highlight for one of the best romantic comedies on Netflix.

Good Luck Chuck

We’ve all got a lucky charm – a piece of jewellery, a pair of underwear, or just a special sentimental token. But for playboy Charlie, played by Dane Cook, he soon realises that he himself may be that dose of good luck every woman wants… Because after a one-night fling, they all seem to find the man of their dreams. In hopes of finding his very own happy ending, Charlie bumps into the not-so lucky Cam Wexler played by Jessica Alba. Destiny or just meant to be? Charlie soon realises the problem as he falls for Cam deep.


Released in 1978, Grease is a classic film also making our list as one of the best romantic comedies available to watch on Netflix right now. Starring John Travolta and the late Olivia Newton-John, it comes to no surprise why this movie-musical has cemented its place in cinematic history. Famed for its infectiously bright songs, the brilliant on-screen chemistry between its two leads, and its dedication to hair products. What better way to spend your weekend than by singing and dancing along to this rom-com favourite!


Meeting your partners family for the first time is challenging. But imagine meeting your partners mother and being proposed to at the same time? Introducing Monster-in-Law, it’s the 2005 romantic comedy film starring Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez. As Charlotte (Lopez) begins to plan her wedding of her dreams with fiancé Kevin (played by Michael Vartan), Viola, that was perfectly portrayed by Jane Fonda, decides to take things onto her own terms and do whatever it takes to ruin their relationship.

Notting Hill

Julia Roberts’ career spans several decades and an array of different genres, but her romcom work in the 1999 film Notting Hill will always remain legendary and be renowned as one of her quintessential roles. Set in a bookshop that’s now become a tourist attraction, a reserved bookshop owner, a dazzling movie star and a whole lot of complications all make this one of the best romantic comedies on Netflix. Promising watchers a great viewing experience, you’ll also be granted a happy ending.

She’s Out of My League

Have you ever heard of the saying that opposites attract? The 2010 film featuring Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, Krysten Ritter and Nate Torrence proves that the person who you’d think would be the right fit, turns out to be your soul mate. After Molly (Alice Eve) bumps into Kirk (Jay Baruchel) and loses her phone, the pair fall in love. Knowing that Molly is out of his league, the couple must work hard to make the relationship work. One of the best romantic movies on Netflix Australia!

The Ugly Truth

Released in 2009 and starring Katherine Heigl as Abby, a lovelorn TV producer, The Ugly Truth follows the story of how two colleagues work together to improve their status both in the workplace and in their love lives. Guided by Mike who is played by Gerard Butler, a chauvinistic character in his own sense, Abby tests Mike’s relationship theories that are first deemed as inappropriate and over sexualised. “Women would have us believe that they are the victims; That we break their hearts for sport. That’s crap. They say they want romance, they say they want true love, but all they want is a check list.” One of the best romantic comedies on Netflix right now!

13 Going on 30

Thirty, flirty and thriving. Every teen wants nothing more than to be an adult – to make their own decisions, live in the city and score their dream full-time job. But, as Jenna Rink (Jennifer Garner) makes this wish on her 13th birthday, she wakes up the next day as exactly that, a 30-year-old woman. Wanting to improve her relationships with others, Jenna soon realises that it’s not as easy as it was being her usual 13-year-old self. By far, 13 Going on 30 is one of the best rom-coms on Netflix!

For more things to watch on Netflix, be sure to add these Top Comedy TV Shows on Netflix to your list now. Or go international with our list of Netflix Australia’s 10 Best Foreign Movies to Stream Now.

Feature image: Photographed by Mollie Sivaram. Image via Unsplash.
This article was first published on December 03 2018. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on December 07 2022.