10 Netflix Original Romance Movies Based on Novels!

Netflix original films based on romance novels are the perfect way to spend your next movie night! Here are some of our favorites for you to check out.

Who doesn’t love a sappy rom-com? Book-to-film adaptations dominate streaming platforms and the box office and almost all of Netflix’s Original romance films are based on books. Whether you’re looking for your next movie or book to cozy up with, we have your suggestions here!

To All the Boys I Loved Before

“It’s not like in the movies. It’s better because it’s real.”

When a teenage girl’s secret love letters are mailed to each of her five crushes, they wreak havoc on her life and turn her high school existence upside down.

Jenny Han is the queen of teenage romance. The 2018 movie is based on her 2014 young adult novel of the same name and stars Noah Centineo and Lana Condor. Try to spot Han’s cameo in the film!

If you want to continue Laura Jean and Peter’s story, read the following two books and watch the movies To All the Boys I Loved Before: P.S. I Love You and To All the Boys I Loved Before: Always & Forever.

Love at First Sight

“Real love is about finding someone that will hold your hand when life gets rough.”

When two people fall in love on a plane from New York to London and lose each other at customs, the probability of finding each other again seems impossible, but love may defy the odds.

The 2023 second-chance romance film is based on Jennifer E. Smith’s 2011 novel The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. The film stars Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy, featuring Jameela Jamil as the narrator.

The Kissing Booth

“Standing here, in front of everyone, I’m telling you that I love you.”

When a teenage girl’s first kiss leads to a forbidden romance with her best friend’s brother and the hottest guy in school, she risks losing her best friend.

The 2011 young adult romance novel by Beth Reekles is the book behind Netflix’s hit 2018 film. The film stars Joey King, Jacob Elordi, and Joel Courtney.

If you’re looking for more teenage romance, read the following two books and watch the corresponding films, The Kissing Booth 2: Going the Distance and The Kissing Booth 3: One Last Time.

The Perfect Find

“She still loved him, and she could feel herself dying from it, like a disease.”

A fashion editor’s career comeback gets complicated when she learns that the charming young coworker she kissed is her boss’ son.

Tia William’s 2016 novel of the same name inspired Netflix’s 2023 film starring Gabriel Union, Keith Powers, Aisha Hinds, D. B. Woodside, La La Anthony, and Gina Torres.

Love & Gelato

“Il primo amore si scora mai.” You never forget your first love.”

After promising her sick mother that she’ll spend her summer before college in Rome, Lina Emerson falls for the city and its people.

Netflix’s 2022 film is based on the New York Times Bestseller Jenna Evans Welch’s 2016 novel and stars Susanna Skaggs and Saul Nanni.

Happiness For Beginners

“The things we remember are what we hold on to. And what we hold on to becomes the story of our lives.”

A year after getting divorced, a woman enrolls in a wildlife survival course and discovers that sometimes you must get lost to find yourself.

The 2023 film is based on Katherine Center’s 2015 novel of the same name and stars Ellie Kemper and Lule Grimes.

Hello Goodbye and Everything In Between

“You don’t have to be perfect all the time… not with me.”

After making a pact to break up before college, a young couple retraces the steps of their relationship for one last epic date to decide whether they should stay together or say goodbye forever.

The 2022 film is based on Jennifer E. Smith’s 2015 novel of the same name and stars Jordan Fisher, Talia Ryder, Ayo Edebiri, and Nico Hiraga.


“It’s okay to love on your own terms, however unorthodox. Don’t let anyone tell you how to live.”

Eight years after Anne Elliot was persuaded not to marry a dashing, humble man, they meet again.

The 2022 film is a modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel of the same name. The film stars Cosmo Jarvis and Dakota Johnson, who breaks the fourth wall to interact with the audience.

The Last Letter to Your Lover

“Spontinateity is at the heart of so many wonderful things.”

A journalist sets out to solve the mystery of a secret affair based on love letters she found from the 1960s.

The 2021 British romance film is based on Jojo Moye’s 2008 novel of the same name and stars Felicity Jones, Callum Turner, Joe Alwyn, Nabhaan Rizwan, and Shailene Woodley.

Along for the Ride

“Life is long. It’d be pretty boring if we had to stay the same versions of ourselves the whole time.’”

During the summer before college, two insomniacs embark on a nightly quest to experience the fun and carefree teenage experience while their town sleeps.

The 2022 film is based on Sarah Dessen’s 2009 novel of the same name and stars Emma Pasarow, Belmont Cameli, Kate Bosworth, Laura Kariuki, Andie MacDowell, and Dermot Mulroney.

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Jessica McCrorie

Jessica McCrorie is a junior at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, studying screenwriting and broadcast journalism. When she’s not writing for AfterBuzz TV or Heal Squad x Maria Menounos, she enjoys exploring her other creative outlets and interests, including filmmaking, reading romance novels, playing guitar, and listening to Taylor Swift.