Fall in love: 20 cozy romcoms to get you in the autumn mood (PHOTOS)

Oct 7 2022, 1:00 pm

Layer on those cozy knits, people! We are officially in what many romantics refer to as “Nora Ephron season.”

Fall is all about unwinding, unplugging, and giving our undivided attention to When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail and other Ephron creations with the perfect autumnal aesthetic.

Let’s face it, there are two types of people in the fall: those who stay in and binge horror movies and those who stay in and binge festive romcoms. If you fall under the latter category, well, then grab a fuzzy blanket, pour yourself a nice glass of red, and start streaming any — and all — of these 20 romantic comedies.

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

When Harry Met Sally

Columbia Pictures

IMDb plot description: Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Starring: Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, and Carrie Fisher

Available on YouTube and Prime Video.

Notting Hill (1999)

Notting Hill

Universal Pictures

IMDb plot description: The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Starring: Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts

Available on Crave and Prime Video.

You’ve Got Mail (1998)

You've Got Mail

Warner Bros. Pictures

IMDb plot description: Book superstore magnate Joe Fox and independent book shop owner Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet both blissfully unaware that he’s trying to put her out of business.

Starring: Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Greg Kinnear, and Parker Posey

Available on Crave.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

To All the Boys I've Loved Before


IMDb plot description: A teenage girl’s secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.

Starring: Lana Candor and Noah Centineo

Available on Netflix.

The F Word (2013)

The F Word

Entertainment One

IMDb plot description: Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, and Adam Driver

Available on Netflix.

Practical Magic (1998)

Practical Magic

Warner Bros Pictures

IMDb plot description: Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them from ever finding lasting love.

Starring: Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock

Available on Crave.

The Wedding Singer (1998)

The Wedding Singer

New Line Cinema

IMDb plot description: Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Christine Taylor, and Billy Idol

Available on Crave.

Set It Up (2018)

Set It Up


IMDb plot description: Two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses.

Starring: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Liu, Glen Powell, and Taye Diggs

Available on Netflix.

Amélie (2001)


Claudie Ossard Productions

IMDb plot description: Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, and Rufus.

Available on Apple TV.

Sweet November (2001)

Sweet November

Warner Bros. Pictures

IMDb plot description: A workaholic executive and an unconventional woman agree to a personal relationship for a short period. In this short period, she changes his life.

Starring: Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron

Available on YouTube, Prime Video and Google Play.

The Lake House (2006)

The Lake House

Village Roadshow Pictures

IMDb plot description: A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside house begins to exchange love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it’s too late.

Starring: Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves

Available on Apple TV and Prime Video.

Home Again (2017)

Home Again


IMDb plot description: Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, and Candice Bergen

Available on Netflix.

It’s Complicated (2009)

It's Complicated

Relativity Media

IMDb plot description: When attending their son’s college graduation, a couple reignites the spark in their relationship. But the complicated fact is they’re divorced and he’s remarried.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, and John Krasinski

Available on Apple TV.

13 Going on 30 (2004)

13 Going On 30

Columbia Pictures

IMDb plot description: A girl makes a wish on her 13th birthday, and wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman.

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, and Judy Greer

Available on CTV, YouTube, and Prime Video.

Roman Holiday (1953)

Roman Holiday

Paramount Pictures

IMDb plot description: A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck

Available on Apple TV and Prime Video.

The Proposal (2009)

The Proposal

Touchstone Pictures

IMDb plot description: A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the US and avoid deportation to Canada.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Sandra Bullock, and Betty White

Available on Disney+ and iTunes.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Silver Linings Playbook

The Weinstein Company

IMDb plot description: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Robert DeNiro

Available on Netflix and Crave.

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

Sweet Home Alabama

Touchstone Pictures

IMDb plot description: A young woman who has reinvented herself as a New York City socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband after seven years of separation.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, and Patrick Dempsey

Available on Disney+.

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

The Five-Year Engagement

Universal Pictures

IMDb plot description: One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Mindy Kaling, and Alison Brie

Available on YouTube, Apple TV, and Google Play.

Garden State (2004)

Gardne State

Fox Searchlight Pictures

IMDb plot description: A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother’s funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.

Starring: Zach Braff and Natalie Portman

Available on Disney+.

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