5 movies to watch after Love at First Sight on Netflix

Ben Hardy as Oliver Jones and Haley Lu Richardson as Hadley Sullivan in Love at First Sight on Netflix
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Love at First Sight is a new Netflix movie that has shot straight into the streamer’s top 10 most-watched list. The reaction has been mostly positive, with a respectable 79% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. And the audience score is a similar 80%. 

So what should you watch next? Fortunately, Netflix offers several alternate picks that are more worthy of your time. So, if you’re looking to watch a romantic comedy on Netflix, we’ve got three picks down below that should be next on your watchlist. 

Here are our picks for the five Netflix movies that you should watch after Love at First Sight. 

Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Ali Wong as Sasha Tran and Randall Park as Marcus Kim in Always Be My Maybe on Netflix

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Sasha Tran (Ali Wong) and Marcus Kim (Randall Park) are former childhood friends who haven’t spoken for more than 15 years after a teenage fling ended badly. But when Sasha moves back to San Francisco, the pair reconnect and find that their romantic chemistry hasn’t faded over time. The two start to wonder if maybe they should explore this rekindled spark but personal and professional challenges threaten to tear them apart once again.

Always Be My Maybe succeeds largely thanks to the comedic charms of both Ali Wong and Randall Park, and the pair’s on-screen connection is practically palpable. While you’ll probably be able to predict how this one will play out from the get-go, the journey to get to the very familiar ending is seriously sweet. Oh, and there’s a brilliant Kenu Reeves cameo as well. 

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The Half of It (2020)

Leah Lewis as Ellie Chu and Daniel Diemer as Paul Munsky in The Half of It on Netflix

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Similar to 10 Thing I Hate About You actually being a modern spin on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, Netflix’s The Half of It is a loose retelling of the classic 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac. It follows a socially awkward straight-A student named Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis), who agrees to help the school jock (Daniel Diemer) romance a girl whom Ellie is also secretly in love with.

A surprisingly smart teen romance that impressively balances both comedy and drama, The Half of It makes good use of its somewhat surprising source material. There are no musical numbers ala the 2021 Cyrano movie starring Peter Dinklage, but there are plenty of laughs and some well-written character drama to boot. The direction from Alice Wu was particularly praised by critics and the film won an award at the Tribeca Film Festival for Best Narrative Feature. 

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Wedding Season (2022)

Suraj Sharma as Ravi and Pallavi Sharda as Asha in Wedding Season on Netflix

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Asha (Pallavi Sharda) and Ravi (Suraj Sharma) are both facing pressure from their parents to find a partner and settle down, but the pair's first date goes poorly, and neither of them is particularly interested in a second let alone a lifetime spent together. However, they hatch a plan to pretend to date across a summer of family weddings in order to get their disapproving parents off their backs. But as they spend time pretending to be in love, genuine sparks start to fly between them. 

Wedding Season is far from the most original Netflix movie — its basic premise is practically identical to the Holidate which landed on the streaming service two years prior — but this is still a seriously enjoyable rom-com anchored by two charismatic leads. What Wedding Season lacks in originality, it makes up for with an abundance of pure charm, and that’s what really counts.

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Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen in Pride and Prejudice (2005)

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Turning back the clock a bit, this adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved 1813 novel has a splash of youthful energy. That's thanks to director Joe Wright who was credited with introducing the timeless romance tale to a whole new audience with his take. The flick is also notable for starring a young Keira Knightley and earning the English actress a leading actress  Oscar nomination at the age of just 20. 

A well-told tale, but still highly impactful to this day, Pride & Prejudice centers on Elizabeth Bennet (Knightley), an outspoken young socialite in 18th century England, who is facing increasing pressure from her family to marry into high society. And when she meets the handsome Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen), an undeniable chemistry forms between the unlikely pair. However, various forces threaten the fledgling relationship just as it's starting to blossom.  

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Your Place or Mine (2023)

Reese Witherspoon as Debbie Dunn and Ashton Kutcher as Peter Coleman in Your Place or Mine on Netflix

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Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher spent a lot of the aughts starring in rom-coms, but somehow never ended up in one together. This movie rectifies that while serving tons of ‘00s nostalgia! 

They star as Debbie and Peter, college BFFs who now live very different lives. He’s a businessman with a swanky NYC apartment, and she’s a divorced mom with an unfulfilling job in L.A. After she gets a great opportunity to take a career-improvement course in his city, they agree to swap homes, while he also provides childcare. 

Because Debbie and Peter spend so much time apart, their interactions often happen over the phone or via split-screen. This is a callback to the iconic Rock Hudson-Doris Day starrer, Pillow Talk. Plus, there’s Steve Zahn, Jesse Williams, and Shiri Appleby in fun supporting roles. Your Place or Mine definitely feels like a romcom made by fans of the genre.

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Rory Mellon
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Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.