New and Upcoming Romantic Comedies on Netflix in 2024 & Beyond


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Romantic comedies make up a significant portion of Netflix’s Original movie lineup. Some would argue that the streamer singlehandedly saved the genre when all other distributors decided to ditch it. What’s coming next? Here’s a look at all the new rom-coms added in 2024 and what’s coming next. 

Want to see just the cream of the crop when it comes to Netflix Original romantic comedies? Resident critic Andrew Morgan, who has watched his fair share of rom-coms over the years, compiled a list of his favorite Original rom-coms earlier this year.

2024 has already seen the release of several romantic comedies already, including:

  • Good Grief – Daniel Levy’s directorial debut that’s about a man trying to find new love following the death of his husband.
  • Players – Released for Valentine’s Day, Players from director Trish Sie starred Gina Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr. and Joel Courtney.
  • The Heartbreak Agency – German rom-com about an author researching into the whimsical world of self-help.
  • Irish Wish – Linday Lohan’s second major Netflix movie came just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
  • No Pressure – Polish rom-com about a big city chef who takes a crash course on a farm with the help of a fieldhand.

So what’s coming next? Let’s delve into Netflix’s upcoming slate of romantic comedies:


Romantic Comedies Coming to Netflix in 2024

Love, Divided

Coming to Netflix: April 12th, 2024

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Coming from Netflix Spain and based on a French movie called Behind the Wall, this new movie sees a bitter rivalry developed between two neighbors who are separated by a thin wall. Will they be warring forever or will a romance blossom?


Honeymoonish

Coming to Netflix: April 29th, 2024

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New from Kuwaiti from the Middle East, this new rom-com is about two newlyweds on their honeymoon who discover that they are different in almost every way, but it might just work anyway.

Nour Al Ghandour, Mahmoud Boushahri, and Faisal Almezel lead the cast.


Mother of the Bride

Coming to Netflix: May 9th, 2024

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Arriving on Netflix in time for Mother’s Day is the rom-com movie from director Mark Waters, who returns for his second rom-com at the streamer with Mother of the Bride (and will also be coming back for a third as we’ll cover below).

The plot revolves around a mother who is rushed away to Thailand at a moment’s notice after being told her daughter is getting married. The father of the man her daughter is marrying is an old flame, which makes things a little awkward.

Brooke Shields, Miranda Cosgrove, Benjamin Bratt, Rachael Harris, Sean Teale, and Chad Michael Murray lead the cast.


Find Me Falling

Coming to Netflix: July 19th, 2024

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Find Me Falling. (L-R) Harry Connick Jr. as John and Ali Fumiko Whitney as Melina in Find Me Falling. Cr. Pavlos Vrionides/Netflix © 2024.

From Stelana Kliris, this new rom-com has very much flown under the radar thus far despite being slap bam in the middle of Netflix’s ongoing, summer of love.

The familiar rom-com follows aging rock star John Allman who retreats to a Mediterranean island seeking solitude after a career setback, only to find his peace disrupted by unexpected encounters and the resurgence of a past relationship.

Harry Connick Jr., Agni Scott, Ali Fumiko Whitney, and Tony Demetriou headline the cast of the feature film.


Meet Me Next Christmas

Coming to Netflix in 2024

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Every year, Netflix has a big romantic comedy, and this year, it’ll be Meet Me Next Christmas by director Rusty Cundieff. Starring Christina Milian, Devale Ellis, Kofi Siriboe, Tymika Tafari, and Mitch Grassi, the movie sees Layla racing through New York City to get a ticket to a sold-out music concert to score her fairytale romance.

There is no release date for Meet Me Next Christmas just yet, but as the name suggests, Netflix will likely add it for the Christmas season. For the most part, Netflix releases all of its Christmas lineup throughout November ahead of Thanksgiving, so that’s when we’re almost certainly going to see it.


A Family Affair

Coming to Netflix in 2024

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It’s been a long time in development and production, but A Family Affair will finally be coming to Netflix in 2024 (even after recent reshoots).

Headlined by Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and Joey King, here’s what you can expect from the new movie, courtesy of Netflix:

“A surprising romance kicks off comic consequences for a young woman, her mother and her movie star boss as they face the complications of love, sex, and identity.”


Our Little Secret

Coming to Netflix in 2024

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How about a double dose of Lindsay Lohan on Netflix in 2024? Well, that’s exactly what we’re getting with Our Little Secret, slated to be another one of the Christmas rom-coms released this year. Production has already wrapped on what marks Lohan’s return to Netflix Christmas movies following Falling for Christmas, which was released in 2022.

Hailey DeDominicis wrote the script, and Stephen Herek directed the film. The plot revolves around two resentful and warring exes who are forced to spend Christmas together under the same roof after learning their new partners are siblings.


New Romantic Comedies Coming Soon to Netflix

The Life List

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NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 20: Sofia Carson is seen at the movie set of the ‘The Life List’ on March 20, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Adapting the novel of the same name by Lori Nelson Spielman, Adam Brooks is helming this new movie that’s set to star Sofia Carson, who has been in a Netflix rom-com before (one of the most successful ones in fact!) in the form of Purple Hearts.

Here’s what you can expect:

“When Alex Rose’s mother sends her on a quest to complete her childhood bucket list, it takes her on a journey that will make you both laugh and cry as she uncovers family secrets, finds romance, and discovers herself along the way.”

Kyle Allen, Sebastian de Souza, and Connie Britton lead the cast alongside Carson, with José Zúñiga, Jordi Mollà, Ladani Sanchez, Federico Rodriquez, and Marianne Rendon also set to star.


Kinda Pregnant

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NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 20: Will Forte and Amy Schumer are seen on the set of ‘Kinda Pregnant’ on March 20, 2024 in New York, New York. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)

Tyler Spindel is returning to Netflix to direct a new comedy (with a dash of romance), which will star Amy Schumer, Jillian Bell, Will Forte, Damon Wayans Jr., and Brianne Howey.

The plot revolves around Lainy (played by Schumer), who is jealous of her best friend’s pregnancy, begins wearing a fake baby bump…and accidentally meets the man of her dreams.

Filming on this title began in late February and concluded in early April 2024.


La Dolce Villa

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As we alluded to earlier, Mark Waters has another rom-com lined up for Netflix. Unlike his previous work, this one is set not in Thailand but rather in the picturesque locations of Tuscany, Italy.

The duo behind Falling Inn Love (Elizabeth Hackett & Hilary Galanoy) are writing the film that entered production in early 2024, with the cast set to include Scott Foley, Violante Placido, Maia Reficco, and Giuseppe Futia.


Love Forever

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Coming out of Sweden, Love Forever (also known as Love Fårever) is described as a “warm romantic comedy centers on Stockholmers Hanna and Samuel, whose plans of an intimate countryside wedding in Gotland are shattered by family and friends.”


Madea’s Destination Wedding

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Expected to be one of two Madea sequels coming exclusively to Netflix, Madea’s Destination Wedding has already wrapped up its filming in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Dominican Republic.

Tyler Perry will reprise his iconic role as Madea. The plot revolves around her granddaughter, Tiffany, who introduces her new boyfriend to the family and drops the shocking news that they are planning a destination wedding in the Bahamas.


To round out the article, here are a few older romantic comedies announced to be with Netflix that might’ve been quietly canceled behind the scenes.

  • Dial A For Aunties – One movie announced back in 2020 was an adaptation of Jesse Sutanto’s novel with Nahnatchka Khan attached to produce. Nothing has been heard about this one for four years.
  • The Netherfield Girls – Becca Gleason would be behind this contemporary update to Pride and Prejudice, with Maitreyi Ramakrishnan set to star. Still, we’ve not heard anything new regarding the project for quite some time so we’re putting it here.
  • A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out – Based on the book by Sally Franson, this movie was set to be directed by Meg Ryan.
  • Arranged Marriage – First announced all the way back in 2017, nothing has been heard about the development of Vali Chandrasekaran’s rom-com spec script so we can probably presume this one is no more.

Which new rom-com are you most looking forward to watching on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.

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