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New to Netflix August 2019: The Best of Romance and Period Drama

Netflix (August 2019): This Month’s Romance and Period Drama Highlights


Pictures of romances and period dramas new to Netflix in August 2019.
New to Netflix in August 2019. Left to Right: Four Weddings and a Funeral, Groundhog Day, Now and Then, Something’s Gotta Give, Jupiter Ascending. Images: Rank Film Distributors, Columbia Pictures, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros

Four Weddings and a Funeral

If you’re in the mood for a classic British rom-com with Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, then watch this old favorite. Plus, if you’re interested in watching the new remake series now on Hulu, it’s a good idea to watch the original first. However, this movie is R-Rated so watch out for some strong language.

Groundhog Day

Andie MacDowell stars in another classic romantic comedy. This time with Bill Murray. If you’re looking for something laugh-out-loud funny with a brilliant script, then Groundhog Day is a perfect choice.

Jupiter Ascending

Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum star in this romantic space opera about destiny. If you enjoy paranormal romance and romantic sci-fi, then you won’t want to miss this fun, escapist movie.

Now and Then

If you’ve yet to see this ’90s classic, you’re missing out. It’s good old-fashioned nostalgic fun full of teen romance, female friendships, coming of age drama, and 1970s period drama wistfulness. It’s a cult fave for a reason.

Something’s Gotta Give

With an all-star cast including Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, and Keanu Reeves, this rom-com is hilarious and brilliant.


Jane the Virgin season 5 promotional image.
Photo: CW

Jane The Virgin (Season 5)

Jane the Virgin is one of the best TV shows on television you may not be watching. Now that the amazing series finale just aired this week, you’ll be able to binge through all five seasons. This romantic telenovela parody is intelligent, funny, and unabashedly romantic.


Photos of Cable Girls and iZombie.
Cable Girls and iZombie (CW)

Cable Girls (Season 4)

This Netflix Original from Spain is a romantic period drama series set in the 1920s and follows the friendships of four women working as phone operators. Tune in as this “may” be the final season.

Note: Cable Girls is rated TV-MA for some sexuality.

iZombie (Season 5)

Find out if Liv and Major get their happily-ever-after in the series finale! And if you’re new to this show, check it out if you enjoy romantic urban fantasy series.


The 100 season 6
Photo: CW

The 100 (Season 6)

Season six reinvents the show once again. If you’ve never seen it before, this sci-fi/dystopian series is full of twists and many romantic relationships to root for.


45 rpm (season one)

A Spanish Netflix original about a love triangle in the music industry set during the 1960s. Rated TV-MA.


Love Alarm (Netflix Original)

A new adorable-looking Korean drama series about an app alerting people if someone close likes them.


kardec promotional poster

Falling Inn Love (Netflix Film)

A new Netflix rom-com about a corporate executive (Christina Milian) who wins a New Zealand inn and then falls in love with the contractor helping her renovate it. Sounds charming!

Kardec (Netflix Film)

A new biopic about the French author and spiritist founder, Allan Kardec. Content unknown.


The A List (Netflix Original)

A teen romance series set at a summer camp with dark twists and turns. I don’t know much about this series, so hopefully, it’s good!

What are you looking forward to watching on Netflix in August 2019? Let me know in the comments!

(Featured image: Cable Girls/Netflix)

New to Netflix August 2019: The Best of Romance and Period Drama


By on August 2nd, 2019

About Amber Topping

Amber works as a blogger/writer full-time and fell in love with stories and imagination at an early age. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she received the Publishing Award of Excellence and wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are publishing books, writing and producing movies, traveling around the world, and forming a creative village of talented storytellers trying to change the world through art.

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