The 20 best romantic movies on Netflix you'll actually want to watch

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Valentine's Day is upon us, and whether you're planning a fancy night out at your favorite restaurant or flopping onto the couch with single friends, let's face it, at some point you will be watching Netflix.

Nothing breaks the mood more than a dull movie, so we've put together a collection of romantic movies on the streaming giant that will keep the night on a high note.

From studio rom-coms like "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" and "Serendipity" to lesser-known titles like "The Duke of Burgundy" and "Medicine for Melancholy," there's a lot of passion going on in this list.

Here are 20 romantic movies on Netflix you need to check out:

Note: Numerous Netflix titles drop off the streaming service monthly so the availability of titles below may change.

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“The Princess Bride”

“The Princess Bride”

Rob Reiner’s classic that looks at “truuuueeee loooovvvveeee” never gets old. And we challenge you to look away from young Cary Elwes and Robin Wright.

“Moonrise Kingdom”

“Moonrise Kingdom”

Two young lovers run away from a New England town leading to a search party to track them down. But from the mind of director Wes Anderson, that means a highly stylized search party.

“Under the Tuscan Sun”

“Under the Tuscan Sun”

Diane Lane plays a recently divorced woman who on a whim buys a villa in Tuscany. Prepare for incredible shots of the Italian countryside and follow her character's entertaining quest to find love.

“Bridget Jones’ Diary”

“Bridget Jones’ Diary”

We highly recommend this as a double feature with ‘Under the Tuscan Sun.” Renée Zellweger playing a Brit determined to improve herself and hilariously running into roadblocks has many similarities to Lane’s character.

“Grosse Pointe Blank”

“Grosse Pointe Blank”

John Cusack plays a hitman who really has some issues with his high school crush.

“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”

“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”

Arguably the best Matthew McConaughey movie during his rom-com phase, in which he's opposite Kate Hudson. The two have instant chemistry.

“Clueless”

“Clueless”

Alicia Silverstone plays the poster child of the 1990s popular high school girl — who can’t help but fall for… her stepbrother(?).

“Serendipity”

“Serendipity”

It’s John Cusack again! This time he plays a guy who just wants to buy a pair of gloves at Bloomingdale’s for his girlfriend. But after running into a woman (Kate Beckinsale) who wants the same gloves, there's a chain reaction of events that years later leads them back together.

“Love Actually”

“Love Actually”

A whole bunch of movie stars play characters in different stages of love in London during the Christmas holiday season. You might need some tissues handy.

“Blue Is the Warmest Color”

“Blue Is the Warmest Color”

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, the drama follows Adèle’s (Adèle Exarchopoulos) self-discovery, which is helped by meeting and starting a relationship with the blue-haired Emma (Léa Seydoux).

“Can’t Buy Me Love”

“Can’t Buy Me Love”

Patrick Dempsey plays a nerdy high schooler who pays the most popular girl (Amanda Peterson) in school $1,000 to be his girlfriend so he can become cool. Yes, kids, money does solve everything.

“Shakespeare In Love”

“Shakespeare In Love”

Joseph Fiennes plays a young (and broke) William Shakespeare who after running into the beautiful Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) comes up with his most famous play, “Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter” (yeah, the title needs a little work).

“Sing Street”

“Sing Street”

What’s the fail-safe way to get a girl’s attention? Start a band. And that’s exactly what Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) does to win the heart of the girl of his dreams. And did I mention his band has some really, really good songs?

“Amelie”

“Amelie”

Audrey Tautou plays Amélie, a naive girl from Paris who while doing good deeds for others finds love.

“Beginners”

“Beginners”

Oliver's (Ewan McGregor) father (Christopher Plummer) not only reveals that he has terminal cancer but also that he’s gay. As Oliver tries to cope with these two huge announcements he begins to fall for a woman (Mélanie Laurent) he just met.

“The Duke of Burgundy”

“The Duke of Burgundy”

Director Peter Strickland (“Berberian Sound Studio”) gives us a glimpse inside the unique relationship between Evelyn and Cynthia. Explaining anything else would give too much away.

“Your Sister’s Sister”

“Your Sister’s Sister”

A perfect example of that old rule “tell your friend you have feelings for him, because he may get drunk and sleep with your sister.” Iris (Emily Blunt) invites her friend Jack (Mark Duplass) to stay at her family’s vacation house, but when Jack finds Iris’ sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) is also there, a night of drinking and sex leads to some awkward conversations. Especially when Iris shows up.

“Y Tu Mama Tambien”

“Y Tu Mama Tambien”

Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar-nominated movie made Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal international stars. They play two teens who go on a sex-filled road trip with an older woman.

“Medicine for Melancholy”

“Medicine for Melancholy”

Before Barry Jenkins made the Oscar-nominated “Moonlight,” he directed this drama that follows two people (Wyatt Cenac and Tracey Heggins) after a one-night stand who spend the day together to learn more about each other and take a trip around the rapidly gentrified San Francisco that surrounds them.

“Upstream Color”

“Upstream Color”

This is one of the most unique love stories you’ll ever see. Writer-director Shane Carruth also stars as a man who connects with a woman (Amy Seimetz) for unknown reasons and the two quickly form a bond that heals both of their broken lives.

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