ELLE: The Best Romantic Movies To Watch In 2021 From blockbuster musicals like West Side Story to indie gems you might have missed, these escapist love stories are must-sees.
October 29, 2021
"Watching movies has looked a little different in 2021, with the COVID-19 pandemic still putting a significant dent in moviegoing. Even now that theaters have started to cautiously reopen, many studios like Warner Bros. have embraced simultaneous releasing in cinemas and online, making their slate available for at-home viewing at the same time as their theatrical launch. But whether you're comfortable going back to the theater, or prefer to stay home, there are few things better than watching a truly great love story unfold on screen. From blockbuster musicals like West Side Story, to long-awaited Netflix threequels, to indie gems you might have missed, here are 10 romantic movies from 2021 you need to see, if you haven't already.
Like many rom-coms, Dating & New York starts out from a familiar premise: after a spectacular one-night stand, two people agree to pursue a strictly friends-with-benefits relationship, but things don't go entirely to plan. But the witty script and charismatic leads ensure it's never quite predictable. Jaboukie Young-White and Francesca Reale play the millennial New Yorkers trying to navigate this treacherous romantic terrain."