If warm weather just makes you want to watch Dirty Dancing and Grease instead of go outside, you’re in luck: Netflix is on a mission to bring back the rom com this summer, and we are here for it.
Following the literal overnight success of Friday’s adorably perfect Set It Up (it’s currently 88% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), the streaming behemoth is sitting on a few more romantic comedies, all coming out between now and September.
What’s next on the summer love original movie docket? This Friday, Us and Them drops on Netflix, a flick about two strangers who first meet on a train ride home. Now, 10 years later, they’re reunited thanks to a plane trip. Three more original movies will hit in August, when there’s still time for a summer fling, and one more will drop in September, just as time is running out:
Like Father (August 3)
A jilted, workaholic woman (Kristen Bell) takes her own honeymoon trip anyway, except with her overachieving dad.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (August 10)
A writer (Lily James) forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (August 17)
A teenage girl’s secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.
Sierra Burgess is a Loser (September 7)
In a case of mistaken identity, a geeky teen must team up with the popular girl in high school in order to win her crush.
If you need help deciding which ones you should add to the queue, here are the newbies, paired with a classic rom com.
(Image credit: Courtesy of Netflix)
All of this rom com goodness doesn’t even include this winter’s much-anticipated sequel to A Christmas Prince, Netflix’s so-bad-it’s-great nod to the Hallmark Channel-style holiday jaunt, or the recently announced First Ladies, the gay rom com that I hope comes out around the midterms when it will be most definitely needed! All hail, 2018: Return of the Rom Com.