Pass the Popcorn: 20 Charming Rom-Coms Worth Staying In to Watch

One of my greatest joys in life comes from a simple girls night in with my besties. Comfy clothes, piling onto a couch that’s much too small for the number of people, an endless supply of wine in your glass, and more pizza and snacks than you could ever need—it’s truly my perfect night. 

Thankfully, in the era of streaming wars, we have a countless amount of content to entertain us between the “pause it for a second please!” bathroom breaks and gossip sessions, which brings us to the perfect piece of entertainment for a GNI: the rom-com. In addition to all the classics you can find on your streaming service of choice, Netflix has been seriously churning out some amazing—and more diverse, finally—original content for us. 

Here are 20 of the best rom-coms to watch during your next girls night in, and where to stream them:


1. Someone Great

Watch it on: Netflix

I want to shout it from the rooftops: SOMEONE GREAT WAS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES TO COME OUT IN 2019!!! I truly enjoyed this movie so, so much (and have already watched it multiple times). It’s funny, heartfelt, diverse, and emotional in all the right ways. It’s not your typical rom-com in any way, which makes me love it so much more. It is absolutely the perfect movie for a GNI—you’ll laugh, cry, and appreciate your girl squad that much more.


2. Set It Up

Watch it on: Netflix

Set It Up is about two over-worked assistants in the same building who develop a plan to set their bosses up with each other in an effort to get them off their backs for a bit … and—you guessed it—also develop feelings for each other along the way. It’s fun, simple, and feel-good!


3. Always Be My Maybe

Watch it on: Netflix

Childhood crushes that went on to lead very different lives reunite after a chance run-in, and try to figure out if there is still a connection worth exploring there—or if their worlds are just too different. 


4. When We First Met

Watch it on: Netflix

In a Groundhog Day-style time warp, Noah (Adam Devine) relives the same night over and over, trying to make his best friend—who, in present day, is engaged to another man—fall in love with him instead of just seeing him as a friend. 


5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Watch it on: Netflix

If you haven’t watched this yet, now’s your time! It’s the cutest love story you’ll ever see, with the perfect mix of high school awkwardness and swoon-worthy moves from Noah Centineo’s character, Peter Kavinsky (an Everygirl office favorite). Bonus: the second one just came out, so now you and your girls can enjoy a double feature showing! 


6. The Spectacular Now

Watch it on: Netflix

In the true definition of a coming-of-age film, power duo (and real-life besties) Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller play two very different high school students who develop an unlikely attraction to each other. They try to navigate a relationship at that age, all while also dealing with their personal hardships. 


7. Failure to Launch

Watch it on: Hulu

A successful and charming 35-year-old man still lives at home with his parents with no plans to move out. When his parents discover a woman whose job it is to get grown men to move out of their parents’ homes (by making them fall in love with her), they hire her—and things get oh-so-complicated from there. 


8. No Strings Attached

Watch it on: Hulu

Having met at camp as teenagers, now-adult Emma and Adam agree to a “no strings attached” and strictly physical relationship (what could go wrong?!), only to develop feelings for each other—but neither will admit it. Will they end up together? I’ll give you one guess. 


9. What Men Want

Watch it on: Hulu

Ali, a successful sports agent, has a hard time being taken seriously by her male colleagues and loses out on a promotion. After accidentally drinking a magical concoction and then hitting her head, she gains the ability to hear men’s inner thoughts, and uses this to her advantage both personally and in business. 


10. Fever Pitch

Watch it on: Hulu

In one of the cutest and most innocent plot lines ever, a baseball-obsessed teacher and a successful businesswoman fall in love, but their relationship is tested by just how intense his obsession with the Boston Red Sox is. They both go to extreme lengths to prove their love to each other, and if you’re a baseball fan, you’ll appreciate the timeline of a pre-World Series playoff run. Plus, who doesn’t want to see Jimmy Fallon in a rom-com setting?!


11. Home Again

Watch it on: Prime Video (free)

I saw this movie in theaters and loved it, but it seems like a lot of people haven’t seen it, which is a crime! It’s a very unique story about three 20-something filmmakers who move into the home of 40-year-old Alice, the daughter of a legendary director—an arrangement that tests both their friendships and potential romantic connections.


12. The Big Sick

Watch it on: Prime Video (free)

One of the most critically-acclaimed movies of 2017 and loosely based on the real romance of its writers, The Big Sick is the story of Emily and Kumail, an interracial couple dealing with the pressure of Kumail’s parents trying to set him up strictly with Pakistani women. After the pressure causes a break-up, Emily has a health scare that puts her into a coma, and her parents and Kumail spend a lot of time together, getting to know each other and his relationship with their daughter on a deeper level while Emily recovers. 


13. Stuck in Love

Watch it on: Prime Video (free)

Stuck in Love is on my personal top 10 favorite movies list. I’ll warn you, though, it’s a little more drama-filled and emotional than your typical romantic comedy, so you might want to have some tissues nearby. The film explores the unique love lives and relationships of three different family members and how they affect their relationships with one another. 


14. The Wedding Year

Watch it on: Prime Video (free)

A young commitment-phobic couple’s relationship is really put to the test when they are invited to seven weddings in one year. A promising Amazon review that really makes me want to see it: “Was looking for a cute pick-me-up movie and this was perfect! All of the characters were funny, lovable, and most importantly, relatable! Definitely watch this if you’re sick of watching whatever rom coms are on Netflix, Hulu, etc. This was fresh!” 


15. Crazy Stupid Love

Watch it on: HBO Now or Prime Video (rent)

As if we couldn’t fall in love with Ryan Gosling any more. I feel like this movie is a ton of people’s favorite movie lists, so it probably doesn’t need much introduction. It tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a soon-to-be divorced middle-aged man, Cal, and a womanizing 30-something who tries to help Cal reinvent himself as they each develop new romantic connections. 


16. 13 Going on 30

Watch it on: Starz or Prime Video (rent)

Razzles, Six Chicks, ’80s basement parties, and big-time magazine editors … do I even need to say anything else?! 13 Going on 30 is truly the movie of a generation, and there is no better movie on this list for a true girls night. 


17. How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days

Watch it on: HBO Now or Prime Video (rent)

Who doesn’t love this story of journalist Andie and advertising exec Ben? These two and their competing bets make for a hilarious journey and the absolute perfect balance of romance and comedy.


18. Sex and the City: The Movie

Watch it on: Prime Video (rent)

You’ve watched all six seasons of SATC over and over again, so why not watch the movie for a change? Catch up with Carrie and the ultimate girl squad as they navigate their lives (and relationships) four years after the show ended. 


19. The Devil Wears Prada

Watch it on: Prime Video (rent)

One of the most meme-able movies of the last two decades, TDWP needs no explanation. Miranda Priestly’s blue sweater monologue is so iconic, it’s impossible not to hear it in your head every time you’re digging through a sale bin. Although it may not “technically” be a rom-com, it still deserves a spot on this list. 


20. Crazy Rich Asians

Watch it on: Cinemax or Prime Video (rent)

Full of cultural diversity and stunning cinematography, Crazy Rich Asians was exactly what the world needed when it came out in 2018. If you love to watch love stories of super hot people and want an inside look at what the fantasy world of some of society’s richest might be like, this one’s for you (plus we get hilarious scene-stealing comedy from our queen, Awkwafina). 


Which movie are you watching next? Did we miss any that you love? Let us know in the comments!