February 21, 2024

We all need a little love in our lives, and sometimes there’s no better place to get a dose of those feel-good romance vibes than a favorite movie. If you’re looking for romantic movies you can watch right now, we’ve put together a list of the best romance films streaming on Prime Video right now, from classics to rom-coms to dramatic love stories and sexy thrillers.

Check out the list below, and if you didn’t find what you’re looking for here, check out our full list of the Best Movies on Prime Video or, if you’ve got Netflix and you’re still in the mood for love, check out our list of the Best Romantic Movies on Netflix.

Editor’s note: This article was last updated February 2023 to include Meet the Parents.

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I Want You Back (2022)

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Run Time: 1 hr 51 min | Director: Jason Orley

Cast: Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Scott Eastwood, Gina Rodriguez, Manny Jacinto

Breakups are hard, but moving on from them is harder. Unwilling to move on after their mutual dumping, Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate) decide to come together to help each other get their respective exes back. The plan: Emma is going to seduce Peter’s ex Anne’s (Gina Rodriguez) new boyfriend, Logan (Manny Jacinto), while Peter is going to friend-seduce Emma’s ex Noah (Scott Eastwood) to break him up with his new girlfriend Ginny (Clark Backo). Of course, in the process of coming up for and planning this plan, Emma and Peter get to know each other and unwittingly develop feelings for each other. Hijinks and shenanigans ensue as the two try and execute their plan, but, without spoilers, it’s safe to say that in the end, everyone ends up exactly where they are best suited. — Therese Lacson

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Meet the Parents (2000)

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Run Time: 1 hr 38 min | Director: Jay Roach

Cast: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner

Meet the Parents stars Ben Stiller as Greg, a male nurse meeting the family of his girlfriend Pam (Teri Polo) with the intention of proposing. Going head-to-head against Stiller is legendary actor Robert De Niro as Jack, Pam’s overprotective, slightly out-of-touch father — who also happens to be a cold and suspicious retired CIA agent. Hilarity ensues as good-hearted Greg continues to make mistakes, heightening situations and causing each unfortunate event to lead to even larger destructions. Amongst the character-driven hijinks, Meet the Parents reveals distinct cultural differences through a nightmare weekend reminiscent of an anxiety dream. – Yael Tygiel

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About Fate (2022)

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Run Time: 1 hr 40 min | Director: Marius Vaysberg

Cast: Emma Roberts, Thomas Mann, Madelaine Petsch, Lewis Tan, Britt Robertson

Inspired by the cult classic Russian play, director Marius Vaysberg adapts About Fate for a modern American audience, enhancing the screen with an undeniably gorgeous cast. Starring Emma Roberts, Thomas Mann, Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale), Lewis Tan (Shadow and Bone), and Britt Robertson (The Rookie: Feds), About Fate focuses on the unexpected chaos of blossoming love between two people who find each other only to have every obstacle thrust upon their journey back to each other. With a message about the importance of love, About Fate is a charmingly quaint romantic comedy. – Yael Tygiel

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Something from Tiffany’s (2022)

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Run Time: 1 hr 27 min | Director: Daryl Wein

Cast: Zoey Deutch, Kendrick Sampson, Ray Nicholson, Shay Mitchell

Zoey Deutch (Zombieland: Double Tap) stars in Something from Tiffany’s, an adorably romantic movie by award-winning director Daryl Wein. Based on the book by Melissa Hill and with a script written by Tamara Chestna, Something from Tiffany’s is a formulaic yet charming romp about a woman (Deutch) who receives an accidental engagement ring from her boyfriend (Ray Nicholson) and a man (Kendrick Sampson) intending to propose but discovers his ring has already inadvertently been given to someone else. The true highlight of Something from Tiffany’s is the top-tier cast, which also includes Shay Mitchell, and the clearly delightful chemistry they all exude. – Yael Tygiel

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My Policeman (2022)

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Run Time: 1 hr 53 min | Director: Michael Grandage

Cast: Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache

My Policeman explores an intense and devastating love triangle between a policeman named Tom (Harry Styles), schoolteacher Marion (Emma Corrin), and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson). Taking place in 1950s Britain, things are even more complicated due to the attraction between Tom and Patrick and the fact that homosexuality is illegal. My Policeman is simply heartbreaking, telling a story of forbidden love and lamenting lost time, diving into what happens when you’re not allowed to be yourself. Make sure to grab some tissues before watching this one. – Taylor Gates

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There’s Something About Mary (1998)

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Run Time: 1 hr 59 min | Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller

Writer/directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly built their careers on crafting raunchy, slapstick comedies, including the Jim Carrey classic Dumb and Dumber. Considered one of their funniest films, There’s Something About Mary is the story of Ted (Ben Stiller), a man who hires Pat (Matt Dillon), a private detective, to find his high school crush Mary (Cameron Diaz), in hopes of reuniting with her 13 years after an incident cut their budding romance short. Hilarity ensues when Ted learns he must now compete with Pat for Mary’s heart, as the investigator inadvertently falls in love with her, too. Starring comedic royalty, There’s Something About Mary squeezes every last laugh out of the audience in a film that is both cute and coarse. – Yael Tygiel

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The Lost City (2022)

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Run Time: 1 hr 52 min | Director: Adam Nee

Cast: Sandra Bullock Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Da’Vine Joy Randolph

Sandra Bullock (Bullet Train) and Channing Tatum (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) are absolutely irresistible in the action romantic comedy TheLost City. Bullock plays Loretta Sage, a grieving romance novelist, while Tatum is Alan, her book’s cover model with dreams of becoming more. When Loretta is kidnapped during her book tour, it’s up to Alan to save her, resulting in boisterous jungle hijinks and adventure. Daniel Radcliffe(Weird: The Al Yankovic Story) radiates glee at playing a sinister role as their abductor, while Brad Pitt’s short cameo is delightful. Stacking star power atop an enjoyable plot, director Adam Nee, who co-wrote the screenplay with Oren Uziel and Dana Fox, knows how to best utilize his actors. – Yael Tygiel

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Love Accidentally (2022)

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Run Time: 1 hr 25 min | Director: Peter Sullivan

Cast: Brenda Song, Aaron O’Connell, Denise Richards

Overflowing with traditional romantic comedy tropes, Love Accidentally is an adorably modern love story starring Brenda Song (Dollface) and Aaron O’Connell (The Haves and the Have Nots). Written by Robert Dean Klein, who is better known for writing dark and suspenseful TV movies, Love Accidentally is charmingly light and playful. Reuniting Song with Director Peter Sullivan (Secret Obsession), Love Accidentally proves that a solid team can create a solid movie. Love Accidentally is a cute and fun movie to watch on an autumn evening with a glass, or bottle, of wine. – Yael Tygiel

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Anything’s Possible (2022)

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Run Time: 1 hr 36 min | Director: Billy Porter

Cast: Eva Reign, Abubakr Ali, Courtnee Carter

InBilly Porter’s (Pose) directorial debut, Anything’s Possible is a beautiful story about two teenagers who fall in love. Starring Eva Reign in her feature debut as the young Kelsa, a confident high school senior with a talent for art who is transitioning while also falling in love for the first time with Khal, played by Abubakr Ali (Katy Keene). As their relationship blooms and the drama ensues, Anything’s Possible focuses on the universal issues of any new, young relationship, while writer Ximena García Lecuona’s script allows this journey to unfold and challenge outdated expectations. –Yael Tygiel

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Marry Me (2022)

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Run Time: 1 hr 52 min | Director: Kat Coiro

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma

Marry Me is as cheesy as it gets for romantic comedies, and that is why it works. After learning that her on-stage partner Bastian (Maluma) has been having an affair, Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez), a pop star, decides to marry Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson), a math teacher holding a “Marry Me” sign at her concert. The premise is over the top, just like the movie itself, but that doesn’t matter because it is one of those films where all the cheesiness draws you in. It’s one of those old romantic comedies reminiscent of the early 2000s that just doesn’t get made that much anymore — a throwback that brings you join on top of the second-hand embarrassment you can get from it. It’s a perfect balance that will give you the perfect night paired with a nice glass of wine. – Arianne Binette

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The High Note (2020)

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Run Time: 1 hr 53 min | Director: Nisha Ganatra

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

The High Note is an excellent dramedy that centers around Maggie Sherwoode (Dakota Johnson), a long-time personal assistant to R&B singer Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), who’s still successful despite not having released new music in over a decade. Though Grace’s manager encourages her to do a Vegas residency and stop making new music, Maggie – who’s striving to be a music producer – tries to convince her to keep creating. There is also a swoon-worthy romance between Maggie and a cocky but incredible singer named David (Kelvin Harrison Jr.). In addition to being a compelling rom-com, the film also offers a refreshing look at women trying to make and keep a name for themselves in a competitive industry. – Taylor Gates

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Emma (2020)

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Run Time: 2 hr 4 min | Director: Autumn de Wilde

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth

We all love Clueless, but Autumn de Wilde’s 2020 adaptation of the beloved Jane Austen novel actually sticks to the Regency-era setting, and it’s not less accessible in the slightest. Anya Taylor-Joyhas never been more charismatic, and her hilariously heartbreaking performance is worthy of Austen’s beloved text (and Alicia Silverstone, for that matter). The rising British star Johnny Flynn is perfectly cast alongside Taylor-Joy and even contributed the original song “Queen Bee” to the soundtrack.It’s a visually splendid achievement, particularly for a directorial debut, and earned Academy Award nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup & Hairstyling. –Liam Gaughan

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Sylvie’s Love (2020)

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Run Time: 1 hr 54 min | Director: Eugene Ashe

Cast: Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Regé-Jean Page

If it’s a swooning period piece you’re looking for, Sylvie’s Love is a guaranteed hit. A lush, lovely slow-burn, Eugene Ashe’s romantic drama stars Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha as a pair of ambitious creatives, who first spark a connection over their love of jazz in 1957 New York; a connection that ties them together for a passionate, decades-long love affair with intoxicating highs and heartbreaking lows. Cinematographer Declan Quinn frames a rich, sumptuous world for their love to take root, set to a fantastic and appropriately jazzy soundtrack. Sylvie’s Love moves a little too slowly at times, but all that time with the characters, and giving them so many moments to let the emotions breathe, also pulls you deeper into their lovely, though fraught, love story.

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His Girl Friday (1940)

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Run Time: 1 hr 32 min | Director: Howard Hawkes

Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall, Cliff Edwards

Arguably the benchmark for screwball comedies, the classic romantic comedy His Girl Friday stars Cary Grant as a veteran newspaper editor who learns his ex-wife and star reporter, Hildy (Rosalind Russell), is engaged to a new man. Intent on winning her back, he convinces Hildy to chase down one last story together and the duo, obviously, rekindle their love amidst the comedic antics and unfolding mystery. It’s a cracking comedy classic, still magnetic with the old school movie star charisma of Grant and Russell, and Howard Hawkes’ legendary filmmaking command.

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What If (2013)

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Run Time: 1 hr 42 min | Director: Michael Dowse

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Megan Park

You’d be hard-pressed to think of two more likable, amiable actors in the game than Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, and their 2013 rom-com What Ifis every bit the easy-watching, feel-good love story you’d expect. The film takes an interesting if ultimately familiar spin on the genre starring Radcliffe as Wallace, a young man burned by a string of bad relationships who sparks up an instant friendship (and undeniable chemistry) with Chantry (Kazan) – who happens to live with her longtime boyfriend.‌ Together, they try to figure out what it means to be best friends with the person who might also be your soul mate. And they do it with a heck of a supporting duo in Adam Driver and Mackenzie Davis as a demonstrative, passionate couple who absolutely cannot keep their hands off of each other, a hilarious foil couple to Wallace and Chantry’s abstinent love. Fun, sweet, and witty, it’s a classic feel-good rom-com with an unbeatable cast.

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Charade (1963)

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Run Time: 1 hr 55 min | Director: Stanley Donen

Cast: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau

Part romance, part crime thriller, Charade is one of the essential early entries in a personal favorite genre I like to call “sexy criminals doing sexy crime”. The sexy criminals in question are Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, delivering a dazzling battle of on-screen charisma in a film that was firmly planted in the last gasps of vibrant Old Hollywood schtick just as “grittier” filmmaking was starting to take hold of cinema. See, there’s a whole lot of murdering going on and the Grant/Hepburn duo are making awfully sexy eyes at each other, but with the great Stanley Donen directing, the 1963 caper is firmly rooted in that Golden Age ambiance, interested above all in delivering one heck good time at the movies, breezing through one twisty-turny reveal after the next, Grant and Hepburn beaming at each other the whole way through.

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Life Itself (2014)

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Run Time: 2 hr | Director: Dan Fogelman

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Benning,‌ Mandy Patinkin

I cannot, in all good conscience, tell you that Life Itselfis a good romance movie. It is, however, an absolutely baffling, unpredictable, one-of-a-kind cinematic experience that you have to see to believe. Just try to keep up with the emotionally terroristic twists and turns of Life Itself‘s melodrama. Remember the first episode of This Is Us, and that big “Oh shit” moment of realization at the end? Life Itself is like the weaponized version of that, over and over again, in a completely ridiculous, cuckoo bananas, epic love story with an over-the-top wealth of talent in the ensemble. Proceed with caution, but also, do not miss it.

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Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

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Run Time: 1 hr 43 min | Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo

Cast: Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Abudkar

Brittany Runs a Marathon is not the movie you think it is, in the very best way. The film stars Jillian Bell as an overweight woman who sets out to train for and run the New York marathon as a way to get in shape, which she also believes will change her life for the better. Changes do come, but they’re a mix of positive and negative as Bell’s character learns the hard way that her issues are related to who she is as a person rather than how she looks on the outside. It’s a surprising, sweet, and frequently hilarious comedy with a dash of romance for good measure. But it’s also genuinely moving, and Bell gives a star-making performance that deftly navigates both comedic and dramatic territory. Brittany Runs a Marathon isn’t just one of the best comedies of 2019, it’s also one of the best films of the year full-stop. – Adam Chitwood

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The Big Sick (2017)

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Run Time: 2 hr | Director: Michael Showalter

Cast: Kumail Najiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon’s real-life love story serves as inspiration for the most delightful romantic comedy in years in The Big Sick. Directed by Michael Showalter from a script by Nanjiani and Gordon, the film stars Nanjiani as himself and Zoe Kazan as Emily in the stranger-than-fiction story of two people falling in love despite clashing cultures, family expectations, and a mysterious life-threatening illness.

The story follows a standup comic (Nanjiani) who falls for a woman who heckles him (Kazan) at a show. He tries to hide the relationship from his parents, who expect a strictly traditional arranged marriage to a Muslim woman, but their romance faces an even greater hurdle when she falls into an inexplicable coma and he bonds with her parents (who you can’t help but fall in love with thanks to the performances from Ray Romano and Holly Hunter). Bursting with heart and earnest good nature, The Big Sick is a witty and charming exploration of love, commitment and family, and it’s a bonafide crowd-pleaser to boot.

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The Handmaiden (2016)

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Run Time: 2 hr 24 min | Director: Chan-wook Park

Cast: Min-hee Kim, Tae-ri Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jing-woo Jo

The Handmaiden is the most downright gorgeous erotic thriller ever made. Liberally inspired by Sarah Waters‘ British melodrama, Chan-wook Park gives the source material a cultural transplant to 1930s Japan-occupied Korea where Sook-Hee (Tae-ri Kim) takes a job as a handmaiden to the mysterious, troubled Lady Hideko (Min-hee Kim), sparking a passionate affair that reshapes their lives. Our entry point to the twisted tale is through Sook-Hee, a thief by trade and family tradition who is in fact teaming with a fake count Fujiwara (Ha Jung-woo) in a scheme to defraud Lady Hideko of her fortune, but when Sook-Hee falls for her mark, the fiendish plan is thrown for a loop as new layers of deception and manipulation are uncovered at every turn.

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