44 best romantic movies on Netflix (January 2022)

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Five Feet Apart
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 07: Haley Lu Richardson (L) and Cole Sprouse arrive at the premiere of CBS Films’ “Five Feet Apart” at the Fox Bruin Theatre on March 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) /

Best romantic movies: Five Feet Apart

Release Year: 2019 

Directed by Justin Baldoni

Starring Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson, Moises Arias, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Gary Weeks, Parminder Nagra

If you’re looking for a movie to make you ugly-cry, Five Feet Apart is the one for you. The romantic drama stars Cole Sprouse as Will and Haley Lu Richardson as Stella, two teenagers who suffer from cystic fibrosis. In and out of the hospital, the two meet and fall for each other. But because of their condition, they cannot have close physical contact and instead have to stay at a distance apart.

Will and Stella get close as they battle the disease together, making memories and unfortunately losing a friend who also had cystic fibrosis in the process. Their journey together is no doubt an emotional one, and you’re going to need a whole box of tissues for the ending.

Though Five Feet Apart didn’t do too hot with critics when it premiered in March 2019, it did attract teen drama fans with the two leads. Of course, Cole Sprouse is currently starring in The CW’s Riverdale, while Haley Lu Richardson is most famous for films like The Edge of Seventeen and the show Recovery Road.

Five Feet Apart isn’t the best movie in the world, but it does check the boxes when it comes to romance.