10 Movies to Cuddle Up with on Netflix

With today being National Cuddle Up Day, what better way to get snuggled up than by watching 10 great movies about romance that are all on Netflix.

By Jesse Conner

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in "50 First Dates."

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1. About Time

With one of the most unusual plots on our list, this film is a notable rom-com that shows us what life would be like if we had the power to go back in time to a moment where we wish we'd done something differently to relive it and do it again the right way. If you could go back to every moment where you said the wrong thing or where you were too afraid make a move, you might go from geek to sleek overnight.

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About Time

Romantic Comedy / 2013 / R

When Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is 21, his father (Bill Nighy) tells him a secret: The men in their family can travel through time. Although he can't change history, Tim resolves to improve his life by getting a girlfriend. He meets Mary (Rachel McAdams), falls in love and finally wins her heart via time-travel and a little cunning. However, as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds that his special ability can't shield him and those he loves from the problems of ordinary life.

2. Safety Not Guaranteed

Although we don't consider this movie a traditional romance film, it does have certain elements centered around love and trust that make it a worthy candidate to watch while snuggling. While the two aspiring time travelers in the film are getting to know each other to see if they'll be good partners on their journey, they could end up clicking much more than they expected.

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Safety Not Guaranteed

Comedy / 2012 / R

A disaffected magazine intern (Aubrey Plaza) befriends an unusual guy (Mark Duplass), who is looking for a partner to accompany him on a trip back through time.

3. Set It Up

Sometimes when people make their whole life about work, there can be a trickle-down effect that occurs which affects the lives of the people who work under them. In this case, the best way for two hardworking assistants to get their social lives back will be to work together to make sure their bosses have a social life, too. There are also times where people think that they're setting up someone else, but they might unknowingly be setting themselves up in the process.

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Set It Up

Romantic Comedy / 2018

Two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them up with each other.

4. 50 First Dates

This film is one that you're likely to see on every Valentine's Day list or even just any list of the greatest rom-coms of all time. Though Adam Sandler is absolutely known for his out-of-the-box comedy, he's also known for this gem because it's one of his most endearing films that shows what it really means to love someone unconditionally... and we get to hear him sing a little bit, too.

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50 First Dates

Romantic Comedy / 2004 / PG-13

Playboy vet Henry sets his heart on romancing Lucy, but she has short-term memory loss; she can't remember anything that happened the day before. So every morning, Henry has to woo her again. Her friends and family are very protective, and Henry must convince them that he's in it for love.

5. The Lovebirds

In all relationships there are ups and downs, but if it's meant to be after you make it through the highs and lows, then those things can make the bond even stronger. For the couple in this flick, they are faced with one of the lowest lows... being accused of murder. Now that they're forced to go on the run to clear their names, only time will tell if their love will prevail.

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The Lovebirds

Comedy / 2020 / R

Accused of murder, a desperate couple embark on a dangerous quest to solve the mystery and clear their names.

6. Mr. Right

When we meet new people who seem to check all of our boxes for what we want in a significant other, we might accidentally ignore the other boxes that are checked which shouldn't be. For example, the guy in this film is always 100% honest, has a pretty good sense of style, and he always gets the job done. But he also murders people. So, he might be Prince Charming when he takes you out to dinner, but he might also have to be John Wick for a quick moment in the restaurant parking lot when trouble comes calling for him.

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Mr. Right

Action / 2015 / R

A woman (Anna Kendrick) comes to a crossroad when she finds out that her new beau (Sam Rockwell) is a professional assassin who kills the people who hire him instead of the intended targets.

7. Silver Linings Playbook

There are times when someone's mental health ends up getting in the way of their happiness so much that they need to get professional help before they can find or sustain any meaningful relationships. For the main character in this film, he's had to deal with bipolar disorder in an institution, but he ends up meeting someone who has also had to deal with their own mental health condition. Even though he may think he wants to reclaim an old relationship, life may show him a better path that he wasn't even looking for.

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Silver Linings Playbook

Comedy Drama / 2012 / R

After losing his job and wife, and spending time in a mental institution, Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) winds up living with his parents (Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver). He wants to rebuild his life and reunite with his wife, but his parents would be happy if he just shared their obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles. Things get complicated when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who offers to help him reconnect with his wife, if he will do something very important for her in exchange.

8. Loving

The freedom that we have to love anyone no matter what color or gender they are is something that we may take for granted nowadays. This true love story from the 1950's shows us how lucky we truly are that times have changed, and bigotry and judgement is much less prevalent than it used to be. Against all odds, this couple chooses love over hate.

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Biography / 2016 / PG-13

Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia.

9. To All the Boys I've Loved Before

We've all probably written a love letter at some point or another, whether it was a poem about a crush or a diary entry to remember what happened that day. But imagine if those poems and diary entries were then given directly to your crush without your knowledge... would you still be feeling confident about what you wrote? This film is exactly that story...and this teenage girl better be ready for all her crushes to come knocking on her door.

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Drama / 2018

A teenage girl's love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her life.

10. Our Souls at Night

Our final pick is not only one that is sure to make you want to cuddle up with someone, but who knows... maybe your neighbor might be interested if they're single. We mention your neighbor because the two old souls in this film are actually just two lonely neighbors who could both use some company. When you've already lived as long as they have and you're still alone, what's the harm in spending some time together?

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Our Souls at Night

Drama / 2017

Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower, have lived next door to each other for years. When Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbor, the two begin sleeping in bed together platonically, with the innocent goal of alleviating their shared loneliness. As their relationship deepens, however, they each deal with grief and loss, and a real romance begins to blossom.

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