There's nothing quite like a good romantic comedy to satisfy that "I want to be out on a romantic date but I'm too lazy to change out of my sweatpants and leave the couch" feeling. But with so many movies to choose from on Netflix, how do you decide on which one to watch? Easy. Just take a look at the trusty Tomatometer, and you've got yourself a handy list of nine rom-coms on Netflix with stellar Rotten Tomatoes scores.
Sure, it might be easy for some to write off rom-coms as clichéd schlock, but to do so would be to miss out on some really incredible stories from some even more incredible storytellers. For instance, The Incredible Jessica James stars Jessica Williams, the former Daily Show correspondent as the titular character, who is fiercely independent, driven, and, more importantly, isn't wholly defined by her relationship. That said, she still finds the significance of seeking support in others, especially in a potential romantic partner.
The equally hilarious Ali Wong brings a similar feeling to Always Be My Maybe's Sasha, who, throughout the entire film, steadfastly remains focused on her career as a chef, but isn't afraid to acknowledge that there is a balance to be struck between dedicating yourself to work and dedicating yourself to love and family.
These life lessons are cut with some pointed, clever humor — just enough to make watching these films not feel like a lecture or a chore. That, too, is a delicate balance to strike, and the movies on this list find a way to do exactly that, which is why critics love them so much.