Discover the Top 10 Netflix Romantic comedy Movies 2023 that are perfect for holiday viewing. Get ready to laugh and fall in love with these must-watch films that will add a delightful touch to your holiday season. Find the perfect blend of humor and romance as you indulge in these entertaining and heartwarming movies on Netflix.
Top 10 Netflix Romantic Comedy Movies 2023
A Tourist’s Guide to Love
A Tourist’s Guide to Love is a 2023 romantic comedy film directed by Steven K. Tsuchida and written by Eirene Tran Donohue. It stars Rachael Leigh Cook, Scott Ly, Missi Pyle, Ben Feldman, Nondumiso Tembe and Andrew Barth Feldman.
Filming took place on location in Vietnam in April 2022, and it was released on April 21, 2023, on Netflix. Read more : The Best Korean Dramas on Netflix Right Now
|Steven K. Tsuchida
|Eirene Tran Donohue
Rachael Leigh Cook as Amanda Riley
Scott Ly as Sinh Thach
Ben Feldman as John
Missi Pyle as Mona
Glynn Sweet as Brian Conway
Alexa Povah as Maya Conway
Jacqueline Correa as Sam Gonville
Nondumiso Tembe as Dom Fisher
Morgan Lynee Dudley as Robin
Andrew Barth Feldman as Alex
Quinn Trúc Trần as Anh
Lê Thiện as Ba Noi
Anh Dào as Auntie Diem
Your Place or Mine
Your Place or Mine is a 2023 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Aline Brosh McKenna in her directorial debut. The film stars Reese Witherspoon (who also produced) and Ashton Kutcher as best friends who decide to swap houses for a week. Jesse Williams, Zoë Chao, Wesley Kimmel, Tig Notaro, and Steve Zahn also star. The film was released on Netflix on February 10, 2023. It received mixed to negative reviews from critics, who criticised the lack of chemistry between Witherspoon and Kutcher.
|Aline Brosh McKenna
|Aline Brosh McKenna
Aline Brosh McKenna
|Chris A. Peterson
|February 10, 2023
Cast of Your Place or Mine
- Reese Witherspoon as Debbie Dunn
- Ashton Kutcher as Peter Coleman
- Zoë Chao as Minka
- Jesse Williams as Theo Martin
- Wesley Kimmel as Jack
- Tig Notaro as Alicia
- Steve Zahn as Zen
- Rachel Bloom as Scarlet
- Griffin Matthews as Professor Golden
- Vella Lovell as Becca
- Shiri Appleby as Vanessa
In Los Angeles in 2003, after an evening of playing poker with another couple, Debbie Dunn and Peter Coleman have sex and spend the night together in her home.
Twenty years later, Debbie and Peter are best friends. He has moved to New York City and become a successful businessman, while she still lives in Los Angeles and works as an accountant at her son Jack’s middle school.
Debbie calls Peter on his birthday, and they discuss her plans to head to New York soon to complete an accounting program to help her get a better-paying job. Debbie’s ex-husband’s actress girlfriend, Scarlet, is to watch Jack for the week but flakes when she is offered a role in Vancouver for two weeks. Peter, who has just broken up with his girlfriend and is between jobs, offers to go to LA to take care of Jack.
In California, Peter learns the extent of Debbie’s overprotective parenting and decides to help Jack loosen up a little. Peter gets skybox tickets to a Los Angeles Kings game and encourages Jack to invite along two classmates, but this goes awry when they ignore him.
Meanwhile in New York, Debbie attends her accounting classes and meets Peter’s ex-girlfriend, Minka, who invites her out for drinks. At the bar, Minka helps her catch the attention of book publisher Theo Martin. She also shows Debbie Peter’s unpublished novel. After reading the manuscript, Debbie pretends to be a freelance editor as she tries to convince Theo to give it a chance.
You, People, is a 2023 American romantic comedy film directed by Kenya Barris, which he co-wrote with Jonah Hill. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Hill, Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Eddie Murphy.
Its plot focuses on an interracial and interreligious couple, namely a Jewish man and a Black NOI woman, and how their families reckon with modern love amid cultural clashes, societal expectations, and generational differences. Set in the Los Angeles area, two Millennials meet by chance and go into uncharted waters in their dating lives. Read more : What are some K-dramas with beautiful countryside scenery?
You People 2023 Netflix
You People was released in select theaters on January 20, 2023, before its Netflix streaming release on January 27. It was the first time Barris directed a feature film. The film received mixed-to-negative reviews from critics and has stirred questions of anti-semitism.
You People Movie Cast
- Jonah Hill as Ezra
- Lauren London as Amira
- David Duchovny as Arnold
- Nia Long as Fatima
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Shelley
- Eddie Murphy as Akbar
- Sam Jay as Mo
- Travis Bennett as Omar
- Molly Gordon as Liza
- Deon Cole as Demetrius
- Andrea Savage as Becca
- Elliott Gould as Mr. Greenbaum
- Rhea Perlman as Bubby
- Mike Epps as Uncle EJ
- La La Anthony as Shaela
- Yung Miami as Tiffany
- Khadijah Haqq as Renee
- Bryan Greenberg as Issac
- Jordan Firstman as Danny
- Andrew Schulz as Cousin Avi
- Matt Walsh as Don Wood
- Emily Arlook as Kim Glassman
- Hal Linden as Mr. Greenwald
- Winnie Holzman as Mrs. Greenwald
- Richard Benjamin as Dr. Green
- Doug Hall as Chris
- Anthony Anderson as barber #1
- Nelson Franklin as director
- Rob Huebel as producer
- Kym Whitley as Aunt Nadine
- Kenya Barris as an airplane passenger
- Felipe Esparza as Zminski
|Khalabo Ink Society
|January 20, 2023 (United States)
January 27, 2023 (Netflix)
You People Netflix Movie Plot:
Ezra Cohen, a thirty-five-year-old finance broker and pop culture podcaster, falls into an unlikely relationship with stylist Amira Mohammed. The couples first meet in a meet-cute when Amira, frustrated with her GPS navigation system, parks in front of Ezra’s work building. He mistakenly believes Amira is his Uber driver, so climbs into the car, setting off an awkward dust-up.
Ezra makes amends by later taking her out to lunch, and they realize there is a mutual attraction despite their differences, as Ezra is Jewish, and Amira is Black and the daughter of devout followers of the Nation of Islam.
Amira and Ezra eventually move in together, to her father Akbar’s chagrin who’d prefer his daughter date another Nation of Islam member. Six months into their relationship, Ezra takes her to meet his family. His parents Shelley and Arnold awkwardly explain that they are accepting and supportive of everyone, including their lesbian daughter Liza. When Shelley begins to bring up subjects related to the BLM movement, an embarrassed Ezra steers her out of the room. He confides to her that he plans on proposing. Read more: Top 10 Netflix Romantic comedy Movies 2023
If Beale Street Could Talk (Netflix film)
If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 American romantic drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins and based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same name. It stars an ensemble cast that includes KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry, and Regina King. The film follows a young woman who, with her family’s support, seeks to clear the name of her wrongly charged lover and prove his innocence before the birth of their child.
Following the success of Jenkins’ Moonlight (2016), it was announced in July 2017 that he would direct an adaptation of Baldwin’s novel of the same name, from a screenplay that he wrote in 2013. Principal photography began in October 2017 in New York City and the cast was announced that month.
If Beale Street Could Talk had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 14, 2018, by Annapurna Pictures. It was praised for its acting, Jenkins’s screenplay and direction, cinematography, and the musical score.
It was chosen by both the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute as one of the Top 10 Films of 2018. The film received numerous accolades and nominations, including Best Supporting Actress wins for King at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. It was also nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Screenplay at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, and Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score at the 91st Academy Awards.
|If Beale Street Could Talk
by James Baldwin
Brian Tyree Henry
Plan B Entertainment
|September 9, 2018 (TIFF)
December 14, 2018 (United States)
If Beale Street Could Talk Movie Cast
- KiKi Layne as Clementine “Tish” Rivers
- Milanni Mines as young Tish
- Stephan James as Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt
- Ethan Barrett as young Fonny
- Regina King as Sharon Rivers, Tish’s mother
- Teyonah Parris as Ernestine Rivers, Tish’s sister
- Colman Domingo as Joseph Rivers, Tish’s father
- Brian Tyree Henry as Daniel Carty, Fonny’s friend, and a recent parolee.
- Ed Skrein as Officer Bell, a police officer who testifies against Fonny.
- Emily Rios is Victoria Rogers, a rape victim who misidentifies Fonny.
- Michael Beach as Frank Hunt, Fonny’s father
- Aunjanue Ellis as Alice Hunt, Fonny’s mother
- Ebony Obsidian and Dominique Thorne as Adrienne & Sheila Hunt, Fonny’s sisters
- Finn Wittrock as Hayward, Fonny’s lawyer
- Diego Luna as Pedrocito, a waiter and Fonny’s friend.
- Pedro Pascal is Pietro Alvarez, a man who sets up the meeting between Victoria and Sharon.
- Dave Franco as Levy, a Jewish landlord
- Marcia Jean Kurtz is a Jewish grocer
If Beale Street Could Talk Movie Plot:
Clementine “Tish” Rivers and Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt have been friends their whole lives. They become romantically involved when they get older. In the 1970s, they struggle to find an apartment, as most New York landlords would not rent to black people. Eventually, they find a place in a warehouse being converted to loft apartments; Levy, the Jewish landlord, rents it to them at a good rate because he enjoys seeing couples who are in love, regardless of race.
That night, Tish is harassed by a man while in a mostly white grocery store. He begins to assault her, so Fonny physically throws him out of the store. A white policeman nearby, Officer Bell, attempts to arrest Fonny for it but reluctantly lets him go when the Jewish woman who runs the grocery store vouches for them and chastises Bell for his racism. Read more
When Harry Met Sally…
When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows the title characters from the time they meet in Chicago just before sharing a cross-country drive, through twelve years of chance encounters in New York City. The film addresses but does not resolve questions along the lines of “Can men and women ever just be friends?”
Ideas for the film began when Rob Reiner divorced Penny Marshall. An interview Ephron conducted with Reiner provided the basis for Harry. Sally was based on Ephron and some of her friends. Crystal came on board and made his contributions to the screenplay, making Harry funnier. Ephron supplied the structure of the film with much of the dialogue based on the real-life friendship between Reiner and Crystal. The soundtrack consists of standards from Harry Connick Jr., with a big band and orchestra arranged by Marc Shaiman. For his work on the soundtrack, Connick won his first Grammy Award for Best Jazz Male Vocal Performance.
Columbia Pictures released When Harry Met Sally… in selected cities, letting word of mouth generate interest, before gradually expanding distribution. The film grossed $92.8 million in North America and was released to critical acclaim. Ephron received a British Academy Film Award, an Oscar nomination, and a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for her screenplay. The film is ranked 23rd on AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Laughs list of the top comedy films in American cinema and number 60 on Bravo’s “100 Funniest Movies”. In early 2004, the film was adapted for the stage in a production starring Luke Perry and Alyson Hannigan.
In 2022, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Harry Connick Jr.
|Castle Rock Entertainment
|July 14, 1989
When Harry Met Sally… Movie Cast
- Billy Crystal as Harry Burns
- Meg Ryan as Sally Albright
- Carrie Fisher as Marie
- Bruno Kirby as Jess
- Steven Ford as Joe
- Lisa Jane Persky as Alice
- Michelle Nicastro as Amanda Reese
- Kevin Rooney as Ira Stone
- Harley Kozak as Helen Hillson
- Estelle Reiner as Female Customer
When Harry Met Sally…Plot
In 1977, Harry Burns and Sally Albright graduated from the University of Chicago. Harry is dating Sally’s friend, Amanda Reese, leading to Harry and Sally’s ride-sharing to New York City. Sally is attending journalism school there and Harry has a job waiting.
During the drive, Harry and Sally discuss their differing ideas about relationships; Sally disagrees with Harry’s assertion that men and women cannot be friends as “the sex part gets in the way”. They stop at a diner, and when Harry tells Sally she is very attractive, she angrily accuses him of making a pass. They part company in New York, never intending to see each other again.
Five years later in 1982, Harry and Sally find themselves on the same flight. Sally is dating Harry’s neighbor Joe, and Harry is engaged to Helen, which surprises Sally, as it seems uncharacteristically optimistic of him. Harry suggests they become friends, forcing him to qualify his previous position about the impossibility of male-female friendships. They separate, concluding that they will not be friends.
Five years later in 1987, Harry and Sally run into each other at a bookstore. They have coffee and talk about their previous relationships; Sally and Joe have broken up and Helen has left Harry for another man. They agree to pursue a friendship and have late-night phone conversations, go to dinner, and spend time together discussing their love lives. Read more
Phantom Thread is a 2017 American historical drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, and Lesley Manville. Set in 1950s London, it stars Day-Lewis as an haute couture dressmaker who takes a young waitress, played by Krieps, as his muse. It marked Day-Lewis’s final film role to date. The film is the first Anderson film shot outside the United States, with principal photography beginning in January 2017 in Lythe, England. It is Anderson’s second collaboration with Day-Lewis, following There Will Be Blood (2007), and his fourth with composer Jonny Greenwood.
Phantom Thread premiered in New York City on December 11, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 25, 2017. The film received acclaim for its acting, screenplay, direction, musical score, costume design, and production values. It was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2017 and is considered one of the best films of the 2010s.
At the 90th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Day-Lewis, Best Supporting Actress for Lesley Manville, and Best Original Score, and won for Best Costume Design. It also earned four nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, winning for Best Costume Design, and received two Golden Globe nominations.
|Paul Thomas Anderson
|Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
Ghoulardi Film Company
Perfect World Pictures
|Focus Features (United States)
Universal Pictures (international)
|December 11, 2017 (Walter Reade Theater)
December 25, 2017 (United States)
Phantom Thread Movie Storyline: Plot
In 1954 London, fashion designer Reynolds Woodcock creates dresses for members of high society, even royalty. His clients view him as a genius whose creations enable them to become their best selves, but his creativity and charm are matched by his obsessive and controlling personality. Cyril, his sister, manages the day-to-day operations of his fashion house and tries to protect him from anything that might distract him from his work. The superstitious Reynolds is haunted by the death of their mother and often stitches hidden messages into the linings of the dresses he makes.
After designing a new gown for a revered client, Lady Harding, Reynolds visits a restaurant near his country house and meets a foreign waitress, Alma Elson. She accepts his invitation to dinner. Their relationship blossoms, and she moves in with him, becoming his model, muse, and lover, although the physicality between the two is very subtle. Cyril initially distrusts Alma but comes to respect her willfulness and determination. Read more
Where the Crawdads Sing (Netflix film)
Where the Crawdads Sing is a 2022 American mystery drama film based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Delia Owens. It was directed by Olivia Newman from a screenplay by Lucy Alibar and was produced by Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter. Daisy Edgar-Jones leads the cast featuring Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jr., Jojo Regina, Garret Dillahunt, Ahna O’Reilly, and David Strathairn. The story follows an abandoned yet defiant girl, Kya, who raises herself to adulthood in a North Carolina marshland, becoming a naturalist in the process. When the town’s hotshot is found dead, she is the prime suspect and is tried for murder.
After being filmed in Louisiana from March to June of 2021, the film was released in the United States on July 15, 2022, by Sony Pictures Releasing under Columbia Pictures. It received generally mixed reviews from critics, who praised Edgar-Jones’s performance and the cinematography but found the film’s overall tone incoherent. Audience reception was more positive and the film became a box office success, grossing $140 million worldwide on a $24 million budget.
Canadian composer Mychael Danna composed the film’s soundtrack, which includes the original song “Carolina” by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift that has been nominated for various accolades such as a Critics’ Choice Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award, and a Satellite Award.
|Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens
Taylor John Smith
Sterling Macer, Jr.
|Alan Edward Bell
TSG Entertainment II
|Sony Pictures Releasing
|July 11, 2022 (MoMA)
July 15, 2022 (United States)
Where the Crawdads Sing Plot
A dead body is found and Catherine “Kya” Clark is accused of murder. Kya’s story begins when she lives in a shack with her poor family in a North Carolina marsh in 1953. As their abusive alcoholic father gambles their money away, Kya’s mother and older siblings flee one by one, leaving Kya alone with him until he too abandons her at the age of seven. She survives by selling mussels at Barkley Cove’s general store, owned by a warm, caring couple, Mabel and “Jumpin” Madison, who become Kya’s good friends. The townspeople know her as the “Marsh Girl”.
Over the years, her slightly older friend Tate Walker lends her books and teaches her to read, write, and count. They share an interest in nature and begin a romantic relationship until Tate leaves for college and breaks his promise to return to her on the 4th of July.
One More Time (Netflix film)
One More Time is a Swedish comedy-duck fantasy film Pious 2023. The film is directed by Jonatan Etzler, with a script by Sofie Forsmanduck Tove Forsman. The film premiered on the streaming service Netflix Wed April 21, 2023.
One More Time is a backward 13 Going on 30 meets Groundhog Day. A Swedish film, One More Time follows Amelia (Hedda Stiernstedt), whose birthday wish takes her back to 2002, her 18th birthday, forcing her to relive the day again and again. With a premise not too dissimilar to 17 Again, One More Time broaches universal themes of friendship, fixing mistakes, and reevaluating life choices. One More Time finds a clever and charming way to explore a story that could be seen as redundant, with a pleasant script from Sofie Forsman, Tove Forsman, and Mikael Ljung.
|One More Time Netflix Film
|April 21, 2023 (Netflix)
One More Time Movie Plot:
On the night of her birthday, 40-year-old Amelia is hit by a bus. When she wakes up, she has been transported back 20 years in time to 2002 and her 18th birthday. With this, she gets the chance to relive the best day in her life and make changes the way she thought it would be. However, she keeps waking up on the same day over and over again. What must she do to be able to return to the present?