Netflix Originals Romcoms Of 2019 Ranked From Best To Worst
Updated On 17th September 2020
Netflix is one of the top streaming websites. It is also a production house of some pretty great movies! And as every year goes by, Netflix’s list of originals gets longer and better. For some years now, Netflix originals have steadily become the movies to look out for. 2019 was incidentally a very good year for Netflix with the release of some top-notch originals. The streaming website released 7 romantic comedies in 2019. Without further ado, here are all seven of them ranked from best to worst.
1. Let It Snow (Best)
This Netflix original ticks every single box needed to be the best in the list. Let it Snow is based on the young adult novel of the same name by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. The story is centred around a group of high schoolers who get stuck in a snowstorm. The Netflix original is not the exact adaptation of the book but still manages to charm the audience. There is enough chemistry among the cast and the movie is altogether a Christmas rom-com you will want to watch over and over again.
2. Always Be My Maybe
Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) are childhood friends and neighbours. After the death of Marcus’s mother, the two friends have a falling out and Sasha leaves. Although everyone thought they would end up together, the two set out on different paths in their lives. 15 years later Marcus and Sasha reconnect as adults and find that the spark is still there but they are different people now. Always Be My Maybe does take the cliché paths in a few ways but the diverse casting takes the centre stage. The Asian- American touch is thankfully not light-handed and the cultural originality is retained throughout the movie. The movie also stars Keanu Reeves, Daniel Dae Kim and Michelle Buteau among others.
3. Someone Great
Gina Rodriguez plays Jenny Young, a talented music journalist who gets dumped by her long-term boyfriend (Lakeith Stanfield). The heartbreak leaves Jenny depressed and her two best friends try to nurse her broken heart. Someone Great is hilarious and is full of heartfelt friendship. Gina Rodriguez’s comic timing is amazing and keeps the movie from straying. Although, the movie screams “Girls night-out” trope, the cast manages to save the movie.
4. The Knight Before Christmas
The Knight Before Christmas is a cheesy rom-com which will transport you to a world of knights and magic. The movie stars Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Whitehouse as the charming pair. In all honesty, Netflix took “the knight in shining armour” quite literally and made it into a movie. But, the movie still maintains its Christmas charm throughout. Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse) gets transported to present-day Ohio during the holidays. He becomes friends with Brooke (Vanessa Hudgens) who helps him navigate through the modern world. Sir Cole’s only destination is to get back to his home for which must fulfil a quest. The movie sounds like a classic fairy-tale but it has the modern twist which will make you laugh while wanting a “knight in shining armour” for yourself. Among all the Netflix Originals, this one might become your favourite.
5. Falling Inn Love
Falling Inn Love is wholesome but predictable.It is a Hallmark movie in every way from the start to finish. Gabriela (Christina Milian) is a city girl, hailing from San Francisco, California. She wins a rustic inn and shifts to New Zealand hoping to start anew. The “rustic” inn turns out to be more in ruins than rustic. She teams up with Jake Taylor (Adam Demos) to renovate the inn. The movie is sweet but full of plot holes which makes it a one time watch.
6. The Perfect Date
The Perfect date is not the worst, it has its moments. Noah Centineo plays Brooks Rattigan, a hard-working high-school student who just wants to get into an ivy league college. However, he does not have enough money for tuition. He decides to make a dating app which allows a person to have a “perfect date” with him and he gets paid for it. As a concept, The Perfect Date is unique and fresh but it still uses the same old overused tropes. What works for the movie is the cast, which includes Laura Marano, Camila Mendes and Odiseas Georgiadis among others.
7. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (Worst)
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby is the third instalment of “A Christmas Prince” series. At its best, the movie is cheesy and predictable. Queen Amber (Rose McIver) and King Richard (Ben Lamb) are expecting their first child. The Royal duo is also preparing to renew a 600-year-old sacred truce with Penglia. The truce gets stolen during a snowstorm and it is up to Amber to find it before midnight. The movie does not bring anything new to the table and the predictable storyline is the definite downfall. You could always watch it as a Christmas movie but there are better ones out there.
The release of critically acclaimed movies such as Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” keep making the list of originals bigger and better. Netflix Originals are doing pretty well and they are here to stay.
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