5 teen romantic comedy movies like Along for the Ride on Netflix

ALONG FOR THE RIDE (2022), L to R: Laura Kariuki as Maggie, Emma Pasarow as Auden, Genevieve Hannelius as Leah. Cr. Emily V. Aragones / Netflix
ALONG FOR THE RIDE (2022), L to R: Laura Kariuki as Maggie, Emma Pasarow as Auden, Genevieve Hannelius as Leah. Cr. Emily V. Aragones / Netflix /

Have you watched Along for the Ride on Netflix yet? The feel-good romance has skyrocketed to the top of the Netflix top 10 and people are eager for similar movies streaming on Netflix. More Sarah Dessen adaptations are on the way, but until then, there are several other great teen romantic comedy movies like Along for the Ride available on the platform.

Like Dessen’s book-to-screen movie, many of the films on this list are also based on novels. If you read a lot of romance books you’ll probably recognize some of the titles.

Best teen rom-com movies like Along for the Ride

Below you’ll five find different films (and film series) that you can watch right now on Netflix. Most are Netflix Original films, but a few are just licensed to stream on Netflix so you may want to prioritize those to ensure you get the chance to watch them before they leave the platform!

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before film series (2018-2021)

Fans of Along for the Ride need to watch all three movies from the To All the Boys trilogy. Along for the Ride writer and director Sofia Alvarez penned the script for the first and second movies in the series. To All the Boys is based on a book series by Jenny Han. Lana Condor stars as Lara Jean, a teenage girl who makes a habit of writing letters to her past loves. One day, all of her letters are sent to their respective recipients.

After film series (2019-present)

After is a series of romantic drama films based on the series of novels by Anna Todd. These movies have become rather infamous for coming from Wattpad fanfiction originally written about Harry Styles. Todd based her novel on the fanfic she wrote about Styles and a franchise blossomed from there.

Still, if you like teen romances, especially dramatic ones, then you might not be able to resist this love story and charming bad boy Hardin Scott. The first two films are streaming with a third movie on the way. It will release theatrically in September and then later on Netflix. A prequel and sequel are on the way.

The Kissing Booth film series (2018-2021)

Before Jacob Elordi was known for Euphoria he was starring opposite Joey King in the teen romantic-comedy trilogy The Kissing Booth. Like many movies on this list, The Kissing Booth is based on a series of novels written by Beth Reekles. All three films in the series are Netflix exclusives and available to watch now.

Midnight Sun (2018)

Midnight Sun is somewhat similar plot-wise to Along for the Ride in that it centers on two teenagers who usually only hang out at night. The main difference between the two is that in Midnight Sun, the reasoning is really sad. Bella Thorne stars as 17-year-old Katie Price who suffers from light sensitivity and cannot go out into the sunlight. When Katie meets Charlie, she tries her best to hide her condition from him.

A Cinderella Story (2004)

Starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray, A Cinderella Story is one of my favorite teen rom-coms from when I was growing up. If you’re searching for movies that are a little more comedic than Along for the Ride then this is your best bet. Jennifer Coolidge plays the evil stepmom, what more could you want? It’s not clear how long this film will be available on Netflix since it tends to go back and forth between Netflix and HBO Max, so make sure you watch it before it’s gone!

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