It seems like every binge-watching hopeless romantic is falling for Netflix sensation Noah Centineo. It’s true, he has quickly become a rom-com icon. Everything he does on-screen (and surprisingly off-screen) screams modern love. There’s no point in analyzing if he’s worth the hype or not—we’re past that point. He is. We can’t get enough of Noah’s romantic gestures, so why not take a closer look at all of his on-screen relationships?
We’re covering everything from Sarah Burgess to his upcoming appearance in Charlie’s Angels, looking at the development of each relationship and how he Shakespeared his way into a new on-screen love affair in each movie.
Rom-com lovers, brace yourselves. This may require a re-watch of Noah’s biggest blockbusters. We’re not complaining though, right? While you’re settling in for a night of feelings, corny dates, and all things Centineo, track along with this comparison of Noah Centineo’s best on-screen relationships.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
You’ve probably heard rumors GALORE about Noah’s off-screen romance with To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before star Lana Condor, so it would be an understatement to say they have chemistry. The plot begins with Lara Jean, your typical girl-next-door who has had a few crushes over the years. She wrote secret love letters to all of them (don’t we all?), and to her dismay, they end up getting sent to each of the men.
To recover from the mishap, she makes up a white lie on the spot—that she’s dating one of the hottest guys in school, Peter Kavinsky, played by Noah. The lie also works in Peter’s favor, as he’s trying to make his ex jealous. You can see where this plot is going… acting turns into reality, and the two fake love birds develop real feelings for each other.
In this movie, Noah is an all-star boyfriend. He looks at Lara as if no one else in the world exists, and although he’s putting on a front for the lie, we think he had those feelings from the start.
Sierra Burgess Is A Loser
Sierra Burgess is a Loser starts with a classic Mean Girls move. Again, Noah plays the hottest kid in school (Jamey)—but this time, he’s new to the school. In an eager attempt to find a new girl to swing around on his chiseled arm, he confidently walks up to the popular (and mean) Veronica. Veronica plays a sick joke on Sierra, a smart, quiet, and unpopular girl, by giving Sierra’s number to Jamey instead of her own number.
The joke quickly turns into an elaborate game, in which Jamey and Sierra fall for each other over text. Think Cinderella Story. Their relationship is one filled with jokes and get-to-know-you questions, which makes for a cute and authentic happily ever after. Their chemistry may not be as intense (and in-person) as the chemistry in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, but they fall in love with their friendship, which is always an A+ in our book!
Now we’re getting juicy! So far, Noah has played likable characters, but in Swiped, he’s tasked with playing the role of a dreaded frat boy, Lance. His fratty instincts give him the idea to come up with an app that helps guys like him with their streaks of one-night stands.
The app spirals out of control until finally, Lance and his coding posse realize that the app is no good. The lead developer of the app, James, finds love with a high school fling, and Lance finds a sorority girl who gives him a solid “maybe” when he asks her on a date. Noah’s typical romantic self isn’t as present in Swiped, but his character still scores a date in the end. We’re loving this movie for its feminist undertones, which is a nice change of pace from Noah’s usual cheesy romance.
The Perfect Date
Noah’s character, Brooks Rattigan, goes pretty far on this one with the creation of a money-making “escort” dating service app. Brooks needs extra money on the side in order to pay for college the following year, so he agrees to accept payment in exchange for accompanying girls on dates. He builds a relationship with one of the girls, Celia, who wants nothing to do with his services but ends up enjoying his company.
He plays a classic game of “didn’t know what I had until I lost it” with protagonist Celia and finally ends with a big romantic gesture to win her over. The big romantic gesture is actually an adapted college admissions letter, asking for his acceptance into her heart. Not sure if we’re barfing or crying, but either way, it’s thoughtful.
Their relationship is less steamy and more cute. Noah and Celia are the kind of couple that you’d like to have as your parents. They’re dorky, funny, and adorably awkward together.
We’re still wondering about Noah’s role in the 2019 version of Charlie’s Angels, but from the looks of the trailer and a few rumors on Twitter, we’re guessing he gets a little hot and heavy with one of the three angels. Stay tuned on this one!
Drum roll….. The winner goes to: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before!
We know, pretty predictable, but can you blame us?
Which of these swoon-worthy Noah movies is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!