If you’re looking back on memories of old loves and yearning for the days of easy connection with new ones, you’re not alone. Whether you’re in the mood to fall head over heels for a new romance movie or to cry it out with an old favorite, Netflix has you covered this August.
From Oscar Award-winning films to new indie darlings, here are all the must-see romance movies hitting Netflix in August 2020. It’s time to crack open that bottle of wine.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
If you’re looking for an excuse to get weepy this August, Netflix is giving you one. This deeply loved Oscar-winning flick is coming to Netflix on August 1, and there won’t be a dry eye in the room by the end.
Starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, the story follows Clementine, who decides to undergo a procedure to erase her memories of her boyfriend Joel after a particularly painful breakup. But when Joel decides to have the same procedure, the two slowly forget the love they once shared, even if they also manage to forget the pain too.
Nights in Rodanthe
Nicholas Sparks fans, rejoice! The 2008 adaptation of Nights in Rodanthe starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane is coming to Netflix on August 1, and you’ll find as much solace in it as our two lovebirds do.
When a fateful storm brings two hotel guests together in the small coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina, life and love will never be the same again.
Robert Pattinson’s romantic coming-of-age drama will be hitting streaming on August 1, and Netflix users, prepare for some heartbreak.
After a family tragedy, Tyler thinks no one can understand or heal him. But when he meets Aly, her warmth and love begin to put him onto the right path. However, past secrets are about to emerge, and they could threaten everything Tyler has just finally learned to put his faith in.
The Ugly Truth
The search for the perfect rom-com to stream this month is over. The Ugly Truth, starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler, is finally coming to Netflix on August 1.
When perpetually single and hopelessly lovelorn TV producer Abby Richter is set up with opinionated celebrity Mike Chadway, she thinks things could not possibly get worse. Mike is determined to prove to her that he’s right about what makes men and women tick, and he’ll get under Abby’s skin—in more ways than one—to prove it.
Also known as Sell By, this debut film from writer-director Mike Doyle follows a group of friends in New York City whose lives are in need of some major reassessment.
At the heart of this story are, Adam (Scott Evans) and Marklin (Augustus Prew). After dating for five years, their relationship has gone stagnant. Though things are still good, and their love still runs hot, it isn’t the same anymore.
And on August 2nd, you’re about to find out whether or not this romance is quickly approaching its expiration date.
A Knight's Tale
If you’re craving a historical twist on your romance movies this summer, you’re in luck, because medieval romantic adventure A Knight’s Tale, starring Heath Ledger, is coming to Netflix on August 1.
Based on Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Knight’s Tale,” the film follows peasant William Thatcher, who must enter a jousting tournament to prove his worth and win over the heart of the fair maiden he’s been lusting after.
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Featured still from "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" via Focus Features