For the past year or so, 23-year-old Noah Centineo has been Netflix's resident heartthrob. He's been cast in back to back romance movies, the most popular one being To All The Boys I've Loved Before. This weekend, I decided to do something I only kind of regret - I watched all of Centineo's movies. Here's my list of Noah Centineo movies on Netflix ranked from best to worst.
Luckily for me, the movies weren't all bad - I even really enjoyed some of them. Of course, some of them were absolute dumpster fire (particularly the two movies with the exact same plot - seriously?!), but I watched them so you don't have to.
To All The Boys I've Loved Before
Rating: 97% on Rotten Tomatoes
Of all of Centineo's movies, I think it's pretty widely agreed that this is his masterpiece. I personally put off watching To All The Boys I've Loved Before for quite some time, and I think it's because I didn't want to be disappointed by a film that looked pretty cute based solely off the trailer.
In TATBILB, Centineo plays Peter Kavinsky, a high school heartthrob whose name took over girl's Tinder and Instagram bios for months when the movie first released. When his girlfriend leaves him for a college guy, Kavinsky teams up with Lara Jean Covey to stage a fake relationship that will make both of their crushes jealous.
I really hate to admit it, but there were some parts of this movie that made me wish that I was Lara Jean. Centineo does a really good job of taking on the role of Kavinsky, and I'm pretty excited to see what he does in the upcoming sequels.
Sierra Burgess Is A Loser
Rating: 62% on Rotten Tomatoes
I went into Sierra Burgess Is a Loser with a pretty neutral mindset. After watching Swiped I was almost certain that I couldn't come across anything worse, but I also wasn't expecting anything totally life-altering, which is basically what I got.
In this film, Centineo plays, you guessed it, a high school heartthrob. Are you starting to see a pattern here? This story is about more than just a high school romance, it's about finding your confidence and stepping outside of your comfort zone, which is something a lot of people struggle with.
I would probably watch this movie again, but not specifically for Centineo's character, although he is more likable here.
The Perfect Date
Rating: 69% on Rotten Tomatoes
The Perfect Date was the last Centineo film that I conquered over the weekend, and it wasn't entirely disappointing. Because the plot is literally almost the exact same as Swiped, I figured the movie would be equally as horrible, but it redeemed itself.
In this movie, Centineo plays Brooks Rattigan, a high school senior who dreams of attending Yale, but doesn't have the finances to do so. In order to make some cash on the side, he designs an app that allows girls to request him as a customized date for different events.
Of course, it wouldn't be a Noah Centineo movie if he didn't get caught in some sort of weird love triangle. Luckily though, the drama in The Perfect Date is pretty well played out, and the ending will leave you pretty satisfied.
Rating: 8% on Rotten Tomatoes
Of all of Noah's Netflix movies, this is the one I've heard least about, and probably for good reason. I had a really hard time keeping up with the plot of SPF-18, but from what I gathered, almost every character had a fling with one another, making for some weird triangles.
Centineo played Johnny Sanders Jr., the son of a late surfing star. His character is on the verge of deciding whether he should pursue a liberal arts degree, or rediscover his passion for surfing. His character is almost likable in SPF-18, and I haven't decided if that's because he's not a total asshole, or because he doesn't talk much.
I really wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone else, and I'm pretty surprised I sat through the entire thing myself because I got absolutely nothing from it.
Rating: 17% on Rotten Tomatoes
I had heard some pretty bad things about Swiped before deciding to watch it, but I wanted to give it an honest try, and so I sat down and forced myself through the entire hour and thirty-three minutes of it. Not only is this Centineo's worst movie, I think it may just be one of the worst movies that I've ever seen.
I'd like to start out by saying that I have lived the past few months of my life thinking that Swiped and The Perfect Date were the exact same movie - Centineo plays a teenage boy who wants to create a dating app in both of them, and there's only so many ways that plotline can go.
Do not waste your time watching Swiped. Even if you think you might kind of enjoy it, I can promise you that you won't. Centineo's character and his annoying friends will remind you exactly why we hate the patriarchy so much, and not to mention the entire thing looks like it was filmed on an iPhone.