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25 Underrated Romance Films You Can Stream To Get Through Cuffing Season

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1. Bachelorette

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This hilarious, star-studded comedy by Leslye Headland focuses on three less-than-perfect bridesmaids as they struggle to balance a night of partying with a mission to fix the bride's gown (which they may have drunkenly ruined).

Bonus: Adam Scott attempts to sing.

Streaming on: Netflix

2. Never Let Me Go

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Adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro's novel, this dystopian drama tells the story of clones who are born and raised for the purpose of donating organs.

Bonus: You will feel refreshed after all the crying.

Streaming on: Netflix

4. The Last Five Years

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Based on the stage show of the same name, this musical dramedy chronicles the five-year relationship of Jamie and Cathy, one perspective going forward as the other works backward.

Bonus: You will instantly want to own the soundtrack.

Streaming on: Netflix

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5. The Lovers

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This 2017 romantic comedy centers on an older married couple, their lovers, and a new affair they never saw coming... one with each other.

Bonus: The score by Mandy Hoffman is delightful.

Streaming on: Amazon

7. Stardust

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A young man named Tristan (played by Charlie Cox AKA Daredevil) embarks on a journey to retrieve a fallen star for his true love, only to discover that the star is a woman named Yvaine.

Bonus: This fantasy/comedy is perfect for any Princess Bride fan.

Streaming on: Amazon

8. Take This Waltz

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Written and directed by Sarah Polley, this indie drama focuses on Margot as she struggles with her husband's intimacy issues and her sudden attraction to a new neighbor.

Bonus: The movie includes a gripping performance by Sarah Silverman.

Streaming on: Netflix

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9. Blue Is The Warmest Color

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This instant French classic revolves around a teenage girl who falls in love with an aspiring painter.

Bonus: The film won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2013.

Streaming on: Netflix

10. Saved

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This quirky teen dramedy shows the struggles of growing up in a strict religious environment when you're not exactly playing by the rules.

Bonus: Mandy Moore and Macaulay Culkin play siblings.

Streaming on: Hulu

12. In Secret

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This romantic thriller is both over-the-top and deeply erotic. Perfect for anyone who thinks Elizabeth Olsen and Oscar Isaac are two of the hottest people on this planet.

Bonus: Tom Felton is adorably pathetic.

Streaming on: Amazon

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13. Sleeping With Other People

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Another comedy by Leslye Headland, this film is the right choice for anyone who wished When Harry Met Sally was a bit raunchier. Follow Lainey and Jake as they deal with their inability to form stable romantic relationships.

Bonus: Jason Mantzoukas and Andrea Savage are married couple goals.

Streaming on: Netflix

14. She's Gotta Have It

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Catch Spike Lee's very first feature film from 1986. The movie centers on Nola, a young woman juggling three men in Brooklyn.

Bonus: The Netflix series of the same name premieres on November 23rd.

Streaming on: Netflix

15. Flipped

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Rob Reiner adapts Wendelin Van Draanen's dramedy about two young teens who begin to have feelings for one another.

Bonus: The film features John Mahoney (AKA Frasier's dad).

Streaming on: HBO GO

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17. Loving

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The true story of Richard and Mildred Loving whose famous Supreme Court case paved the way for interracial marriages in the U.S.

Bonus: Ruth Negga was nominated for an Oscar.

Streaming on: HBO GO

18. The Lobster

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This incredibly weird film introduces you to a dystopian future in which people must find a spouse within 45 days or be transformed into an animal.

Bonus: Colin Farrell is just really hot.

Streaming on: Amazon

19. The Way He Looks

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This Brazilian coming-of-age drama is about a blind teen who falls for the new boy in school.

Bonus: The film includes the musical stylings of Belle and Sebastian.

Streaming on: Netflix

20. What If

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In this indie comedy (alternatively titled The F Word), a med-school dropout tries to conceal his romantic feelings for his new friend, who happens to be in a relationship.

Bonus: You get to see Harry Potter and Kylo Ren be best friends.

Streaming on: Amazon

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21. Her

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This beautiful, sci-fi drama by Spike Jonze chronicles the future of romance as a man falls in love with an operating system.

Bonus: You'll spend most of the film listening to the smooth sounds of Scarlett Johansson's voice.

Streaming on: HBO GO

22. The Incredible Jessica James

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This Netflix original follows Jessica, a playwright dealing with a breakup in New York who meets a man going through something similar.

Bonus: You might learn some helpful tips on how to stop social media stalking your ex.

Streaming on: Netflix

23. Penelope

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Another light-hearted fantasy, Penelope is about a young woman who was literally cursed with a pig-nose. Her family believes the only way to break the curse is to find her a husband.

Bonus: Peter Dinklage!

Streaming on: Netflix

24. Much Ado About Nothing

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Shakespeare meets Joss Whedon in this hilarious, 2012 adaptation of a classic. This movie is perfect for anyone who still hasn't gotten over the Fred/Wesley tragedy on Angel.

Bonus: The movie was filmed in Joss Whedon's house.

Streaming on: Hulu

25. Carol

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While this movie isn't exactly a hidden gem, you should take advantage of the fact that it's on Netflix. The sensual story of a young photographer and wealthy soon-to-be divorcee is a beautifully crafted film by Todd Haynes.

Bonus: The film was nominated for six Oscars.

Streaming on: Netflix