Summer is a time to do things that are productive but is also a time to relax. Everyone dreams of falling in love over the summer and experiencing everything that goes with it. Thankfully, Netflix allows us to live this dream vicariously through movies. These are the best summer romance movies to watch on Netflix this year.
1. ‘Wet Hot American Summer’
Though the movie was released in 2001, the movie takes place at a summer camp in 1981. It tells the story of the last full day at summer camp and pokes fun at the sex comedies that teens fell head over heels for in the 1980s.
The movie is based on a novella called The Grandmothers and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. It went by a few different names internationally, including Perfect Mothers. The movie tells the tale of two parents who live next door to each other and have an affair as they watch their best friend sons grow up.
3. ‘50 First Dates’
This comedy tells the tale of Henry, a veterinarian in Hawaii, who falls in love with Lucy. However, when they plan to meet for another date and get together, Lucy’s anterograde amnesia that she got in an accident becomes apparent to Henry.
This coming-of-age film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It tells the tale of William who visits Copenhagen, where his father was born. William meets Effy, who is interning at the hotel where William is staying and they form an attraction, though Effy is half William’s age.
This film takes place in England in 1935. It tells the love story of childhood friends Robbie and Cecilia who are separated when Robbie is accused of a heinous crime. It is romantic, adventurous, and intellectually stimulating.
6. ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’
The French coming-of-age drama tells the tale of Adèle’s high school years. She meets a blue-haired aspiring artist, and the film tells of the blossoming of this love as well as Adèle’s navigation through high school and eventual career as a teacher.
7. ‘The Beauty Inside’
This South Korean comedy is a concept romance film that was released in 2015. It tells the story of Woo-jin, a furniture designer who wakes up in a different body every day, regardless of the demographics of the person. He has to navigate being in love with Yi-soo, who loves him despite his secret.
8. ‘The Incredible Jessica James’
This love story tells the tale of Jessica, who is a playwright in New York City who is recovering from a recent breakup. She meets Boone, who also had a recent breakup, and they navigate the post-breakup world together.
9. ‘The Way He Looks’
This film is inspiring, romantic, and groundbreaking all at once. It is a coming-of-age story of Leo, a blind boy who is seeking independence from his parents while trying to navigate the feeling of falling in love with Gabriel. You have to check out these summer romance movies for those rainy summer days!
10. ‘Southside with You’
Missing the Obamas a little extra lately? This movie transports viewers back to the summer of Barack and Michelle’s first date, and an epic first date it was. The film is emotional yet intellectual, yet fun and easy to love.
Have you seen any of these summer romance movies? Let us know in the comments below!
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