20 best Netflix romantic comedy movies: To All The Boys and more

To All The Boys I've Loved Before | Photo courtesy of Netflix
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Happy Anniversary – Credit: Netflix
Happy Anniversary – Credit: Netflix /

14. Happy Anniversary

Romance and relationships are all fun and games when all you see is the couple meeting and then assume they live happily ever after. That is what most rom-coms show. But life doesn’t work that way and what comes after the happily ever after is a lot more complicated. The after is what’s explored in Happy Anniversary.

The movie hit Netflix in 2018 and follows Mollie and Sam. They’ve been together for three years when Mollie announces that she isn’t happy. Together the couple try to figure out what they can do to stay together or if they should ultimately break up.

Happy Anniversary stars Noel Wells, Ben Schwartz, Rahul Kohli, Joe Pantoliano, Annie Potts, Kristin Bauer van Straten, David Walton, and Leonard Nam.

The film goes on to show how the couple go about trying to repair their relationship. Mollie wants Sam to be as romantic as he used to be when they first met and she wants it to be easier than what they’ve been doing. Sam believes it’s supposed to be hard; that they’re supposed to have to fight for each other.

Happy Anniversary does a great job at balancing the comedy, the romance, and the drama. With this cast, you know the film is funny, but the romance is just as heartwarming and the drama just as real. It goes back and forth between their present situation and the past when they first met and were happy.  If you haven’t seen Happy Anniversary, you are missing out!