50 must-watch movies on Netflix

To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You - Lana Condor, Noah Centineo - Photo Credit: Netflix / Bettina Strauss
To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You - Lana Condor, Noah Centineo - Photo Credit: Netflix / Bettina Strauss /
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The Lovebirds, Netflix - Must-watch movies on Netflix
The Lovebirds – Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani – Credit: Skip Bolen /

Must-watch movies on Netflix: The Lovebirds

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: Michael Showalter

Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Anna Camp, Paul Sparks, Kyle Bornheimer, Andrene Ward-Hammond, Moses Storm, Mahdi Cocci, Narendra Singh Dhami, Nicholas X. Parsons, Barry Rothbart, Catherine Cohen

What happens when two of the funniest stars on TV team up for a romantic comedy? The Lovebirds happens, and it’s one of the few things 2020 had to offer than genuinely provided laughs. Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani star in The Lovebirds as Leilani and Jibran, a couple going on half a decade worth of a relationship but feeling the growing pains. In the midst of a breakup, Leilani and Jibran find themselves mixed up in a murder mystery. Suddenly, the couple must put their differences aside in order to make it out of one truly bizarre evening on the other side.

The Lovebirds was originally intended for theatrical release in April 2020, but due to the movie theaters shutdowns caused by the pandemic, the romantic comedy made the leap to Netflix in May. Upon release on the streaming service, the romantic comedy was among the most-streamed titles in its opening weekend and also earned a 65% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, on par with most rom-coms. Regardless of the tepid response, Kumail and Rae’s performances received praise as a perfect on-screen pairing. Don’t miss out on the raucous ride of The Lovebirds on Netflix.