May is here, which means it’s time to find out what’s coming to Netflix this month! If you’re in search of a new romance to watch (from Genre with an awesome Movie/TV couple to romantic dramas and comedies), we’ve got you covered!

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In the past, we shared longer streaming lists of what’s new each month. But since there are so many of those lists out there already, we decided to instead pick out ten of the best that’s available while also focusing on our niche. So, since we’re the site of Romance & Modern Romanticism, each month we’ll pick the best Romances and Period Dramas added to Netflix. We may also include a bonus or two when something really relevant to you, our audience, pops up!

From old favorites to new content, there are some great romances coming your way. Let’s take a look at our recommendations below for Netflix May 2018, each with personal commentary, rating, and the Netflix release date. Titles are listed in alphabetical order.

(NOTE: We aim to share content that has PG-13 “like” content and below minus a few exceptions for artistic merit and/or genre interest.)

#1 ARROW: SEASON 6

Arrow Oliver and Felicity - Olicity Reunited; Netflix May 2018

Photo: CW

If you’re behind like I am, then you’ll be excited to know Arrow is coming to Netflix soon! And if you’re a fan of Oliver and Felicity like me, I hear there’s MUCH to be excited about this season…maybe even a wedding! If you haven’t watched Arrow before, you should enjoy this series if you enjoy darker and romantic superhero shows.

Content Note: Rated TV-14

Available on Netflix: May 25

#2 BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA

This lovely adaptation of the beloved children’s novel has a touching story about two pre-teens who create a beautiful fantasy world to escape reality together. Steeped heavily in Romanticism, the film also showcases young, innocent love. Be prepared though, this one’s a tearjerker!

Content Note: PG

Available on Netflix: May 19

#3 THE FLASH: SEASON 4

With an overabundance of superheroes right now, I found myself in superhero burnout and stopped watching. But with the help of Netflix, I plan to catch up to see what’s the latest between Barry and Iris and the rest of the characters. If you haven’t watched this series about the superhero speedster, and you enjoy more light-hearted superhero fare, this is the series for you.

Content Note: TV-PG (usually)

Available on Netflix: May 30

#4 HELLBOY: THE GOLDEN ARMY

With a touch of Beauty and the Beast influence, the subtle love story between Hellboy and Liz kept me intrigued. If you enjoy well-written superhero films with an artistic flair, you should enjoy this sequel.

Content Note: PG-13

Available on Netflix: Today, May 1

#5 THE KISSING BOOTH

Based on a popular YA romance novel written by an actual teen, this one tells the story of a young teen who falls into a romance with her crush. Let’s hope this Netflix original movie turns out to be good!

Content Note: Rating and content unknown

Available on Netflix: May 11

#6 MAMMA MIA!

This romantic comedy musical is a blast to watch and sing along with. And with an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and more, as well as catchy songs, it’s not only a must-see but a must-watch on repeat.

Content Note: PG-13

Available on Netflix: May 16

#7 MY PERFECT ROMANCE

While I haven’t seen this one yet, it sounds like a cute romantic comedy TV Movie. So, if you enjoy them, it may be worth checking out.

Content Note: Rating and content unknown

Available on Netflix: Today, May 1

#8 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

The Phantom of the Opera (2004) Film Review; Netflix May 2018

Photo: Warner Bros.

Romantic period drama lovers, The Phantom of the Opera is back on the Netflix queue! And if you haven’t seen this gorgeous adaptation of the musical, you’ll want to watch it right away!

Content Note: PG-13

Available on Netflix: May 14

#9 SHREK

This cute romantic comedy fairy tale film is now available! A funny movie for the whole family with an uplifting message.

Content Note: PG

Available on Netflix: May 1

#10 SLIDING DOORS

Photo: Miramax

I can’t recommend this romantic dramedy enough. Original, emotional, and unabashedly romantic, this thought-provoking film is a must-see. The film shows two parallel stories. One, in which a woman catches a train. The other, when she misses it.

Content Note: PG-13

Available on Netflix: May 1

BONUS: BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

A well-reviewed new biography/documentary about the classic film star. While I haven’t seen it yet, it sounds like a must-see for classic film fans.

Content Note: PG-13

Available on Netflix: May 31

What romances are you excited to watch on Netflix this month? Leave a comment below and let me know!


Featured Image at Top: Mamma Mia! Photo Credit: Universal Studios

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