The 10 best romantic movies to stream for free in 2023.
Love is free when you stream these great romantic movies.
We reviewed our guide and found that Carol and It Happened One Night are no longer available, so we've replaced them with two new recommendations.
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Romance is in every movie genre, from drama to comedy to action, and you'll find plenty of it on free streaming services. Here are the best movies centered around love and relationships you can stream right now for free and without a subscription.
In Billy Wilder's Oscar-winning romantic comedy, hapless bachelor C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) is so focused on advancing his career by facilitating his bosses' illicit affairs that he neglects his own love life. Baxter provides his apartment to upper-level employees at his company, so they can have a place to meet their mistresses.
Baxter himself pines over one of those mistresses, elevator operator Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), and they bond over their shared heartbreak and mistreatment, forging a sweet, honest connection. Wilder takes his characters seriously while placing them in a sparkling, clever comedy.
The Apartment is streaming for free with ads on Pluto TV , The Roku Channel , and Tubi , and for free via local libraries on Kanopy .
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Director John Stockwell takes a stylish approach to this cross-class romantic drama, about the relationship between a troubled rich girl (Kirsten Dunst) and a straight-arrow working-class boy (Jay Hernandez). Stockwell showcases lesser-known areas of Los Angeles, grounding the story in a sense of place. The characters subvert and overcome stereotypes, and their connection goes deeper than superficial differences. It's an underrated teen drama that combines slick images with heartfelt emotion.
Crazy/Beautiful is streaming for free via local libraries on Hoopla .
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Love transcends the rigid standards of a strict religious community in Sebastian Lelio's intense, sensual drama. Rachel McAdams plays Esti, a sheltered housewife in an Orthodox Jewish community whose life is changed by the return of her free-spirited childhood friend Ronit (Rachel Weisz). The two women share a primal connection, and the worldly Ronit helps Esti see beyond the limits her husband has set for her. They're able to embrace their love without letting go of their spirituality.
Disobedience is streaming for free via local libraries on Hoopla and Kanopy .
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It sounds like a silly concept: An uptight academic falls in love with the android companion she's meant to be testing out. But director Maria Schrader makes I'm Your Man into an insightful and endearing romance, with Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens perfectly cast as the prototype of the ideal boyfriend.
Stevens and Maren Eggert have a warm rapport as the lonely researcher slowly opens herself to the possibility of real emotional connection with a machine. I'm Your Man gently raises philosophical questions without losing sight of the personal dynamic between the main characters.
I'm Your Man is streaming for free via local libraries on Hoopla and Kanopy .
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The central romantic pairing in Moonstruck is kind of ridiculous, but stars Nicolas Cage and Cher have such fantastic chemistry and give such excellent, committed performances that it somehow seems completely natural.
Both Cher and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley deservedly won Oscars for the story of a seemingly practical Brooklyn bookkeeper (Cher) who falls suddenly and passionately in love with an eccentric baker (Cage) who's also her fiancé's brother. It's a warm, funny romance and a loving portrayal of the vibrant Brooklyn Italian-American community.
Moonstruck is streaming for free with ads on Pluto TV , The Roku Channel , and Tubi , and for free via local libraries on Hoopla .
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Stars Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie have never been hotter than in this potboiler adapted from a Cornell Woolrich novel. Banderas plays a 19th-century Cuban plantation owner who gets more than he bargained for when he sends for an American mail-order bride (Jolie).
The two characters deceive and betray each other while engaging in sensual, explicit love scenes. Their anger and deviousness fuels their lust, and writer-director Michael Cristofer creates a delightfully overheated soap opera in the guise of a literary period drama.
Original Sin is streaming for free with ads on Pluto TV and Tubi , and for free via local libraries on Hoopla and Kanopy .
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It's not hard to predict the outcome of the pact made by longtime friends Ben (Jack Quaid) and Alice (Maya Erskine) at the beginning of rom-com Plus One. Faced with the prospect of attending the weddings of numerous friends and acquaintances, they agree to be each other's dates to each event---on a purely platonic level, of course.
Quaid and Erskine have excellent chemistry, and Plus One is funny and poignant as it heads toward its obvious resolution. The filmmakers treat the characters' ambitions and family relationships with as much care as their romance.
Plus One is streaming for free with ads on Tubi and for free via local libraries on Hoopla .
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The dynamic between the main characters in Secretary is certainly unconventional, but at its core the movie is about two people who fulfill each other's deep emotional needs. A demanding lawyer (James Spader) hires a meek woman (Maggie Gyllenhaal) as his secretary, and they discover a shared passion for kinky sexual scenarios within the context of their working relationship.
The movie presents a BDSM relationship as loving and supportive, allowing these misunderstood people to finally be their true, honest selves.
Secretary is streaming for free with ads on Freevee , Plex , and Tubi .
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There are two Gwyneth Paltrows for the price of one in alternate-universe dramedy Sliding Doors. Paltrow's character, London publicist Helen Quilley, either does or does not catch her boyfriend cheating on her at the beginning of the movie, and the story follows both narrative threads.
Either way, she seems destined to end up with friendly businessman James (John Hannah). Both versions of Helen are sharp and energetic, and the movie showcases her inner strength and romantic spirit, no matter what kind of situation she finds herself in.
Sliding Doors is streaming for free with ads on Plex , Pluto TV , Shout! Factory TV , Tubi , and Vudu , and for free via local libraries on Hoopla .
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It may seem a little strange to watch a 13-year-old in a 30-year-old's body fall in love with an actual 30-year-old, but body-switching comedy 13 Going on 30 somehow makes it charming and sweet. Jennifer Garner plays the teenage girl who wakes up as her adult self after making a wish, and Mark Ruffalo plays the grown-up version of the best friend who was always in love with her.
Garner's Jenna learns lessons about maturity and self-esteem while also learning that the dorky guy next door is the one she should have been paying attention to all along.
13 Going on 30 is streaming for free via local libraries on Hoopla .
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The Polygon staff got together and picked our favorite romance movies available on streaming, just for you. Whether you’re looking for a light-hearted romantic comedy, a moving romance filled with meaning, a genre movie fused with romance, or something in between, we have something for you. There’s just one rule for our selections: the romance in it has to be real and tangible, no matter the genre it technically falls under. That includes options on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, and even some available on free platforms that don’t require a subscription at all.
So sit back, grab a tub of popcorn, and enjoy some of these choice selections from the Polygon crew. Got some other favorites of your own? Let us know in the comments.
10 Things I Hate About You
Of all the “teen movie adaptations of classic literature” out there, 10 Things I Hate About You is probably the most romantic. It is a very loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew : popular girl Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) is not allowed to date until her headstrong older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) does, so Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the new kid with a big crush on Bianca, pays bad boy Patrick (Heath Ledger) to woo Kat. It is the sort of romantic comedy where much of the tension comes from the leads butting heads and realizing they’re not so different after all — with an extra dose of two vastly different sisters learning to understand each other. Kat and Patrick definitely take center stage here, but Cameron and Bianca’s romance isn’t half-bad either. — Petrana Radulovic
10 Things I Hate About You is available to stream on Disney Plus . It is also available for digital rental or purchase on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
This is a vampire movie and a romance, but probably not in any of the ways one might expect. Far from the lurid vampires of Dracula or the timid abstinence of Twilight , director Ana Lily Amirpour describes her movie as the “first Iranian vampire spaghetti western.” The movie follows a young man named Arash who lives in a semi-abandoned ghost town called Bad City, where he meets a nameless skateboarding vampire girl. The two quickly bond as misfits in Bad City, starting a tender and (mostly) quiet love story. — Austen Goslin
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is available to stream on the Criterion Channel and Metrograph, on Hoopla with a library card, or for free with ads on Tubi, Pluto TV, and Plex. It is also available for digital rental or purchase on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu.
The moment Carol was released it enshrined itself into the annals of WLW cinema. A lushly drawn, beautifully shot period romance about a rich near-divorcee and a shy salesgirl falling deeply in love — and one where they are not in the end forced apart by historical circumstances. The outfits! The across the room gay-zes! Loosely inspired by actual events! Cate Blanchett has a gun ! — Susana Polo
Carol is available to stream for free with ads on Roku , Vudu , Tubi , and Pluto , or for free with a library card on Hoopla. It is also available for digital rental or purchase on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu.
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Johnnie To is one of our great modern directors, equally adept in hard-boiled triad crime dramas and light-hearted romantic comedies alike. 2011’s Don’t Go Breaking My Heart falls in the latter category, and is one of the many high marks of the Hong Kong director’s legendary career. Fresh off the end of a long-term relationship, Chi-yan (Gao Yuanyuan) is an analyst for an investment bank who finds herself in the middle of a love triangle. On one side, there’s Sean (Louis Koo), a CEO who works across the street from Chi-yan and yearns for her through the tall corporate glass windows that separate them. On the other, there’s Kevin (the always-dreamy Daniel Wu), an alcoholic former architect who helps Chi-Yan move on and is inspired by her to start creating again. What follows is a sincere, funny, and truly charming romantic time. — Pete Volk
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart is available to stream on Netflix .
Hiroshima Mon Amour
I hesitate to recommend Hiroshima mon amou r for roughly a trillion reasons. Number one, it’s a hard hang, beginning with an extended montage that includes real-world atrocities. When we finally meet the central couple, Elle and Lui, they keep comparing their seemingly tedious lives with the bombing of Hiroshima. The pair’s love story, which takes even longer to jumpstart, is non-linear and laced with flashbacks that range from minutes to milliseconds, like sparks of traumatic memories that the characters hurriedly extinguish before they burn out of control. It’s the least pleasurable film on this list.
That’s purposeful. Director Alain Resnais antagonizes the audience, continually undercutting his breathtaking photography and poetic editing with documentary-like reminders of the cruelty of humans as a whole and the pettiness of humans as individuals, unable to comprehend the pain of others without centering themselves. But it’s this ugliness, and how it’s shared with the audience, that I find unforgettable. Elle and Lui, little more than strangers, will sit in a bar or walk through empty streets and casually expose their own damage to one another. Elle in particular behaves like a star in her own movie, wanting love so spectacular that it will erase everything that preceded it. We learn how war (and some historically bad romantic decisions) obliterated her life and sent her across the world looking for someone or something resembling a fresh start. Of course, we can’t erase the past, something Elle can’t see despite literally being in Hiroshima.
So why watch this? Because we don’t get many romantic films that depict people as the selfish, complicated, passionate, despicable, lovable people they actually are. The best comparison I can muster is Linklater’s Before trilogy, where we both love and despise the couple for their egocentrism. But Resnais’ work goes much further in its 90-minutes, reminding us that it’s a miracle we can communicate, let alone find love, when each person is already a walking ball of contradictions and inner-conflict. — Chris Plante
Hiroshima Mon Amour is available to stream on the Criterion Channel . It is also available for digital rental or purchase on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu.
If Beale Street Could Talk
Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to the Oscar-winning Moonlight is this tender adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel. Set in Harlem in the early 1970s, the film follows young Black couple Tish (KiKi Layne) and Fonny (Stephen James) who are simply trying to live their lives: apartment hunting, dealing with squabbling families with a child on the way, and looking towards the future. When Fonny is arrested for a crime he could not have possibly committed, their lives are thrown into turmoil. Featuring terrific supporting performances from an all-star cast including Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Aunjanue Ellis and Brian Tyree Henry, Beale Street is an instant masterpiece with a transcendent score to match. — PV
If Beale Street Could Talk is available to stream on Netflix. It is also available for digital rental or purchase on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu.
In the Mood for Love
When someone sees one Wong Kar-wai film, they often immediately want to see all of them, but not at once: they’re movies best enjoyed as chance encounters, beguiling strangers one spends two hours with at a bar or on a train before continuing on their way. The movie is about neighbors Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung) and Su Li-shen (Maggie Cheung) who begin to suspect their spouses are having an affair with each other, and slowly start to develop a relationship of their own. It’s an achingly beautiful movie, full of deep reds and tight, lonely spaces, one of those stories where nothing and everything happens all at once. Which is kind of how it goes, when two people begin to understand what they want only when they realize what they lack. — Joshua Rivera
In the Mood for Love is available to stream on HBO Max and Criterion Channel .
For the sheer number of pulp adventure movies in which the hero wins the girl at the end, there are very few where the romance feels like a tangible part of the story, as present in the memory as the monster or the MacGuffin. Harrison Ford and Karen Allen might have electric chemistry, but the whole “Indiana Jones and Marian Ravenwood first dated when she was underage ” makes enjoying it a little tough to sit back and enjoy.
Not so for The Mummy , which commits itself as much to the juicy tropes of an Opposites Attract-style romcom as to the juicy tropes of booby-trapped Egyptian tombs. The slow burn between hardened adventurer-with-a-heart-of-gold Rick O’Connell and buttoned-up-librarian-who-blossoms-under-the-call-of-destiny Evelyn Carnahan is the core stuff of romance novels.
It doesn’t hurt that Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz are two of the hottest people Hollywood has ever produced. There’s a reason that loving The Mummy , which contains no openly queer characters, is a memetic trope in the bisexual community . There’s something here for every romantic. — SP
The Mummy is available to stream on Hulu, or for digital rental or purchase on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
I wish I could watch this movie again for the first time, but I’ll settle for watching it over and over. Portrait of a Lady on Fire is absolutely exquisite, gorgeous, and cheeky — telling the tale of a woman hired to paint the portrait of another, for the sake of sending to a potential suitor. Of course, the two fall for each other — over the course of thorny portrait sessions, coastal walks, discussions of Eurydice and the nature of art and memory. The quiet longing! The marvel of seeing desire fulfilled! Finally, a period piece about queer women that is firmly rooted in the female gaze, and one that does not fixate on the tragedy of separation but in the joy of passion, intimacy, and companionship. The placement of that mirror ! (If you know, you know.) The filmmaking is crisp, considered, and full of life — the slow burn made me consider both the nature of seeing and being seen ; and what it means to make intentional choices about how that impression of love is preserved, even as memory erodes all. — Nicole Clark
Portrait of a Lady on Fire is available to stream on Hulu and Kanopy with a library card. It is also available for digital rental or purchase on Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu.
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride has it all: swashbucklers, epic adventures, incredibly quotable humor, Cary Elwes, and a lovely romance that ties it all together. It’s a fairytale fantasy that plays with familiar tropes and breathes new life into them, a parody born out of love. The amount of pop culture references and quotes birthed from this movie is frankly inconceivable. (Haha.)
Yes, it is funny, but the heart of The Princess Bride is the swoon-worthy romance between Buttercup and Wesley. The loyalty, the dedication, the reconnection, the devotion — as you wish , indeed. Witty, funny, and deeply romantic, The Princess Brid e is a fun fantasy romp with a very sweet framing device of a grandfather reading his grandson a bedtime story, which preserves the narrative of the William Goldman book a little better than a straightforward adaptation. — PR
The Princess Bride is available to stream on Disney Plus . It is also available for digital rental or purchase on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu.
What’s great about Someone Great is that it’s not a love story per se, but rather a story about how people grow through the act of love. Gina Rodriguez stars as Jenny, a music journalist working in New York City whose longtime boyfriend Nate (Lakeith Stanfield) breaks up with her after she lands her dream job in San Francisco. Torn up by the end of her nine-year-long relationship, Jenny ventures out with her best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one last night on the town before she moves, all the while reflecting on her time with Nate and the events that led to their break up. It’s a surprisingly deep and genuinely funny romantic comedy about letting go of fear and regret, making peace with the past, and embracing all that love has to offer in the present. —TE
Someone Great is available to stream on Netflix .
The Thomas Crown Affair
They don’t make heist movies hotter than this. John McTiernan’s remake of the 1968 Steve McQueen/Faye Dunaway classic is a steamy romp, with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo at their sexiest. Brosnan plays Thomas Crown, an arrogant playboy billionaire who is also the world’s greatest art thief in his spare time (in many ways, this is Brosnan’s Batman movie). Russo is Catherine Banning, an insurance investigator tasked with solving and recovering Crown’s most recent daring theft. The two fall for each other over the course of a delicious cat-and-mouse game, culminating in an unforgettable, intricately choreographed sequence set to Nina Simone’s “Sinnerman.” — PV
The Thomas Crown Affair is available to stream for free with ads on Roku , Tubi, and FreeVee, and on Hoopla with a library card. It is also available for digital rental or purchase on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu.
Weathering With You
While not quite as popular as director Makoto Shinkai’s previous movie, Your Name , Weathering With You is an anime follow-up with just as much romance, beauty, and tragic longing as its predecessor. Weathering With You follows Hodaka Morishima, a boy who lives an isolated life in a rainy Tokyo. One day Hodaka meets Hina Amano, a girl who can control the weather, and the two slowly fall in love, all as the rain in Tokyo continues to pour. The movie’s gorgeous animation and achingly sweet plot help tell a beautiful story about choosing love, even when knowing how it ends. — AG
Weathering With You is available to stream on HBO Max and Hoopla with a library card. It is also available for digital rental or purchase on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu.
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Best Romance Movies You Can Watch for Free on YouTube
Love is for all platforms. Here are the best romance movies you can watch for free on YouTube.
We're all human, right? When we browse for the next movie we want to watch, sometimes we are in the mood for a laugh, a good cry, a scare, and even butterflies in our stomachs. Nothing screams comfort like a classic romance movie, and with so many streaming platforms at our disposal, we want to make sure you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to watch a love story. Some of our favorite movies are out there free of charge, and we are going to narrow it down for you.
When it comes to where we go to watch movies, we typically think of platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and Max, to name a few. Well, it is time to shine a spotlight on YouTube ! YouTube has a plethora of movies to choose from that are free with ads across all genres. In the realm of romance , YouTube has a fantastic selection for your viewing pleasure. From Breakfast at Tiffany's to The Lucky One , here is our list of the best romance movies you can watch for free on YouTube.
10 First Daughter
When you browse on YouTube for something to watch, make sure you don't skip out on all the fantastic movies they have to offer. Romance is just one of many genres that YouTube has. First Daughter is the kind of romantic comedy film that is an easy watch for a night in and is free on YouTube. This movie follows Samantha MacKenzie, played by Katie Holmes, who is the daughter of the President of the United States of America.
In her attempts to act like a "normal" girl, devoid of Secret Service security at her college campus, her father secretly hires someone to go in undercover as a student to look after her. Their blossoming romance turns into chaos when she learns what he is actually there for.
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9 The Accidental Husband
Just by reading the title of this one, you have to know that it'll be a good time. The Accidental Husband is a romantic comedy from 2008 that starred Uma Turman as Emma and The Walking Dead 's own Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Patrick.
In this film, radio host Emma's world is turned upside down when her upcoming marriage is delayed because she happens to already be married to a man named Patrick. Patrick is a fireman and is the mastermind behind Emma's troubles, fabricating this elaborate revenge plan that eventually leads to an unintentional and unexpected love story in itself.
8 The Back-Up Plan
Continuing on the romantic comedy train, 2010's The Back-Up Plan , starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin, is a solid choice for a free movie on YouTube. This rollercoaster of a plot starts with a desperate Zoe (Lopez) looking for a way to get her life going. She is tired of waiting for the perfect relationship and decides to get artificially inseminated to start a family.
She meets Stan (O'Loughlin) and the two completely hit it off, and Zoe might have found her one and only. However, problems in their relationship are inevitable and things get more complicated with Zoe's pregnancy.
7 The Lucky One
What is a romance movie list without Nicholas Sparks? Luckily for us romance lovers, The Lucky One is free on YouTube! This absolutely heart-wrenching film stars heartthrob Zac Efron alongside Orange is the New Black' s Taylor Schilling. Efron plays U.S. Marine Sgt. Logan Thibault, who has been in possession of a picture of a woman named Beth, whom he believes has kept him safe throughout his three tours.
When he finally tracks Beth down, he becomes an integral part of her and her son's lives, to the point of no return. Keeping the picture a secret as well Beth's rough relationship with her ex makes this romance movie a hard one to find a happily ever after.
6 Marie Antoinette
A round of applause for the one and only Kirsten Dunst! Marie Antoinette is a 2006 drama romance film that is pretty much a must-watch for romance watchers. Dunst plays a young Marie Antoinette, who marries the Dauphin of France, setting herself up to become Queen. Well, like anyone in the spotlight too long, Marie becomes slightly unhinged after some years into her reign. Marie Antoinette is directed by the impeccable Sofia Coppola.
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5 Girl with a Pearl Earring
Scarlett Johansson stars in the 2003 romance drama film Girl with a Pearl Earring . In this film, a young woman named Griet finds work as a maid for an artist named Johannes Vermeer in order to help care for her blind father. When the two develop an unlikely bond and spend countless amount of hours with each other for a commission, things begin to escalate. This gorgeous film is one of the best films to watch on YouTube and should not be missed out on. Also in this film are Colin Firth, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Wilkinson.
4 Runaway Bride
Jumping back into a light-hearted classic, we have Julia Roberts and Richard Gere starring in the 1999 romantic comedy Runaway Bride . What would you do if your reputation for leaving men at the altar coined you as the "runaway bride?" Journalist Ike Graham (Gere) is certain that runaway bride Maggie Carpenter (Roberts) will not make it through her fourth try down the aisle. However, in the midst of finding a story to write, he finds an unlike love story of his own that has him falling head over heels for the woman that can't seem to commit.
3 Just Wright
We cannot get enough of the romance and comedy pairing. 2010's Just Wright is the next film on this list and a sports romance for the ages. This movie stars Queen Latifah as Leslie Wright and Common as Scott McKnight. Leslie is a physical therapist that ends up working for Scott, a massive star in the basketball world. Leslie finds herself falling for Scott, but his eyes are only on her friend Morgan. If you are looking for a film filled with enough laughs and moments of longing to keep your hopeless romantic heart intact, this is the movie to go for.
2 Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's is a movie and romance lover's dream . Do you really love romance if you haven't seen Breakfast at Tiffany's ? This 1961 rom-com stars entertainment icon Audrey Hepburn and might just be the most prominent project of her career . This film is classic romance: girl meets boy, they live in the same building, they forge different paths, but end up falling for each other anyway. Hepburn's illustrious career on screen is something to marvel at, and this project is a must-see in her filmography.
1 A Walk to Remember
Well, duh. Of course, to top off the list is A Walk to Remember . This film is based on another Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. There is nothing like young love and a coming-of-age romance ,and this one stars Shane West as Landon and Mandy Moore as Jamie. This is one of those movies that you have to experience over and over again. As these two grow and learn from their relationship, love, understanding, and passion are constants as they navigate their youth. We are forever grateful that this romance movie is free on YouTube.
Romance Movies & TV Shows
Comedies, dramas, and musicals all benefit from a little romance. From unrequited love to a funny night out, our romance collection will make your heart go pitter patter.
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35 Best Romantic Movies Streaming [December 2023]
We love romance movies so much that we're willing to run through the rain just for the chance to make a heartfelt confession of our feelings. After all, it's easier than writing a love song to perform on acoustic guitar. And do you know how hard it is these days to convince airport security to let you through just so you can declare your love to someone right before they get on a plane? We'll take the rain, thanks. So imagine us suitably drenched in the best, most satisfyingly cliché fashion as we admit that we love all this stuff. Our favorite romance movies range from silly high-concept farces to bittersweet weepies and include everything in between. Best of all, we have several decades' worth of charmers to draw on, giving us a selection of romance films that spans both the classics and the movies that are expanding the genre in new directions.
Updated on December 4, 2023 : Some romances are married to their streaming services, but others just flirt with them occasionally. We'll keep track of which is which and update this list every month to make sure it always reflects the best love stories streaming right now.
10 Things I Hate About You - Disney+, Prime Video
Shakespeare comes to high school with "10 Things I Hate About You," a sweet-tart updating of "The Taming of the Shrew." Bad boy Patrick agrees to romance the acerbic, independent Kat so that her overprotective father will let her younger sister, Bianca, date the doe-eyed Cameron ... or the far less sincere Joey. While Patrick first takes Kat out just for the money, the two social outsiders soon start developing a real connection, but can it outlast the revelation about the dating scheme? This is one of the top teen romances, especially thanks to its unbeatable cast.
- Starring: Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger , Joseph Gordon-Levitt
- Director: Gil Junger
- Year: 1999
- Runtime: 97 minutes
- Rating: PG-13
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%
Always Be My Maybe - Netflix
The quirky, warm, and wildly funny "Always Be My Maybe" is a romance that doubles as a slow-burn coming-of-age story. Marcus and Sasha are inseparable as kids, and it's easy to see how perfectly they complement each other — but when their friendship escalates to sex and romance, it does so at the worst possible time. They don't reconnect again until they're adults, when Sasha is a high-powered chef and Marcus is an amiable slacker musician. She needs help reclaiming her sense of home, he needs help taking risks, and they both need each other. The movie's laid-back charm is enhanced by a hilarious meta performance from Keanu Reeves.
- Starring: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves
- Director: Nahnatchka Khan
- Runtime: 102 minutes
- Rating: PG-13
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%
Beauty and the Beast – Criterion Channel, Max
You may think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast by heart, but there's no version quite as magical as Jean Cocteau's, one of the most visually stunning films ever made. After a mysterious Beast captures Belle's father, the kind-hearted peasant girl volunteers to take his place and live in the Beast's enchanted castle. In her otherworldly new home, full of magic mirrors and living statues, Belle falls in love with the noble-hearted Beast — but intruders from the outside world threaten to destroy their paradise. Gloriously shot in black and white, "Beauty and the Beast" is the definitive live-action adaptation of this tale as old as time.
- Starring: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély
- Director: Jean Cocteau
- Running Time: 93 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%
The Big Sick - Prime Video
Severe, unexpected illness comes as both a tragedy and a strange blessing in the funny, bittersweet, and emotionally complex film "The Big Sick." Stand-up comedian Kumail quickly hits it off with Emily. When it's just the two of them, they click on every level ... but Kumail can't see a future where his traditionalist parents will be happy with their relationship. Their breakup leaves them both raw, and before they can really grapple with their feelings, Emily gets horribly sick and has to be put into a medically induced coma. Kumail winds up at her bedside after all, striking up an unexpected bond with her anxious parents.
- Starring: Kumail Nanjiani , Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
- Director: Michael Showalter
- Runtime: 120 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%
Bound - Paramount+, Pluto TV
Directed by the groundbreaking Lilly and Lana Wachowski, "Bound" puts a sapphic spin on the neo-noir thriller. Leather-clad ex-con Corky falls under the spell of the sweet-voiced Violet after she's hired to refurbish the apartment next door. But if the new lovers want to ride off into the sunset, they will have to dispose of Violet's money-laundering boyfriend, Caesar. Erotic and electrifying, "Bound" sets pulses racing with its stylish direction and the compelling romance at its criminal heart.
- Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano
- Directors: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
- Runtime: 108 minutes
Brief Encounter - Criterion, Freevee, Max
"Brief Encounter" is one of the all-time best bittersweet romantic dramas. This intimate, well-characterized piece shows what happens when two people who might be made for each other — Laura Jesson and Alec Harvey — find each other too late. Their chance meeting at a train station turns into an easy, intimate friendship that soon starts shading into romance; it would be a wonderful start to a new life together if they both weren't already married to other people. In the 1940s, that was a hard obstacle to overcome, especially with children involved. They can't bring themselves to end good, solid marriages of grounded love and contentment for the sake of this passion, and that makes their fleeting connection all the more moving.
- Starring: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway
- Director: David Lean
- Runtime: 87 minutes
- Rating: NR
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Paramount+
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" tells the immortal story of Holly Golightly, a New York City socialite with a chic Givenchy wardrobe, an orange cat named "Cat," and an effervescent smile that hides a lonely heart. When struggling writer Paul Varjak moves into her apartment building, he's immediately smitten with the flighty Miss Golightly, but her desire to marry for money puts a barrier between them. Featuring an iconic opening scene in which little-black-dress-clad Holly eats a pastry in front of the Tiffany & Co. window and an Academy Award-winning score by Henry Mancini, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is the crown jewel in Audrey Hepburn's sparkling career.
- Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal
- Director: Blake Edwards
- Runtime: 114 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%
Casablanca - Max
It's 1941, World War II is in full swing, and the weary and cynical Rick Blaine is determined to stay out of it. He's had his fill of heroism and politics, and now he just wants to keep his head down and run his club. Casablanca, however, is a major hub for a dangerous mix of Nazis, collaborators, and desperate refugees and fugitives ... and one of the people passing through is Ilsa, Rick's long-lost love. She isn't there to reconnect; she just needs his help getting her husband, a noble leader in the Resistance, to safety. "Casablanca" is an iconic romance that examines a case where doing the right thing may mean breaking your own heart.
- Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
- Director: Michael Curtiz
- Year: 1942
- Runtime: 102 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%
Clueless - Paramount+, Pluto TV
One of the most beloved teen movies of the 1990s, "Clueless" gives Jane Austen's classic novel "Emma" a modern makeover. Bubbly Beverly Hills teen Cher Horowitz catches the matchmaking bug, pairing up her teachers and trying to find a boyfriend for Tai, the shy new girl at school. But when it comes to Cher's own love life — and her feelings for her ex-step brother Josh — Cher is totally clueless. Endlessly quotable ("As if!") and featuring star-making turns from Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, and the ageless Paul Rudd, "Clueless" is a classic.
- Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd , Brittany Murphy
- Director: Amy Heckerling
- Year : 1995
- Rating : PG-13
- Running Time: 97 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%
Desert Hearts - Criterion, Max
Lives are on hold in the funny, passionate, and insightful "Desert Hearts." Vivian needs a six-week stay in Reno if she wants to get her divorce, and that means hanging around a ranch that serves as a kind of waiting room for women going through the same thing. There she meets Cay, a vibrant young woman who makes her attraction to Vivian very clear. Vivian's never been with a woman before, and while she's drawn to Cay, she's unsure if she wants to commit to her ... especially when it means accepting that her life won't be exactly conventional for 1959.
- Starring: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley
- Director: Donna Deitch
- Runtime: 96 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%
The Half of It - Netflix
"The Half of It" features a tender and unusual love triangle that riffs on "Cyrano de Bergerac." Jock Paul is sweet and earnest, but he doesn't have a way with words, and his intellectual horizons are narrow. He knows it, so when he wants to woo the popular Astrid (who's already dating someone else), he hires geeky Ellie Chu to write his texts and love letters. Astrid starts falling for Ellie's words, Ellie starts falling for Astrid, and Paul increasingly finds himself falling for Ellie. Their youth and small town upbringing makes all this even more difficult, but it plays out with delicacy and realism.
- Starring: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire
- Director: Alice Wu
- Runtime: 104 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%
Happiest Season - Hulu
The holidays are a lonely time for Abby. When her girlfriend, Harper, impulsively invites her to come home with her for Christmas, Abby eagerly accepts, thinking this should be the perfect chance to propose. But Harper is still in the closet with her family, so Abby is forced back in alongside of her, with the two of them pretending to just be roommates. The strain of lying — all while Abby wonders if Harper will choose to trade their happiness for her parents' approval — takes a serious toll on their relationship. "Happiest Season" infuses holiday romance tropes with a lot of raw emotion, and its performances are alternately warm, funny, and heartbreaking.
- Starring: Kristen Stewart , Mackenzie Davis, Alison Brie
- Director: Clea DuVall
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%
In the Mood for Love - Criterion, Max
The gorgeously shot "In the Mood for Love" is suffused with a poignant sense of romantic longing. Su Li-shen and Chow Mo-wan live next door to each other. Both of them are quietly lonely in their marriages, a feeling that only deepens when they find out her husband is having an affair with his wife. The two of them are drawn to each other, and their combination of emotional intimacy and physical restraint has a palpable charge. The film is melancholy but beautiful, with an exquisite sense for the small moments of closeness and yearning between its characters.
- Starring: Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung , Siu Ping Lam
- Director: Wong Kar-wai
- Runtime: 98 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%
Juliet, Naked - Prime Video
Annie Platt has had it up to here with her boyfriend's adoration of reclusive musician Tucker Crowe. She knows writing a takedown of one of Crowe's albums will upset him, but she can't resist. The last thing she expects is for the bad review to wind up introducing her to Tucker himself, who's grown sick of admirers and wants something honest and real. Annie and Tucker have an earthy, slightly world-weary chemistry that offers them both escape and stability. Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, and Chris O'Dowd all shine in this nuanced romantic comedy.
- Starring: Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke , Chris O'Dowd
- Director: Jesse Peretz
- Runtime: 105 minutes
The Lady Eve - The Criterion Channel
"I need him," says Jean Harrington, a fortune-hunting con artist, about the rich man she has unwittingly fallen in love with, "Like the axe needs the turkey." While helping her card shark father swindle wealthy passengers on an ocean liner, Jean plans to seduce hapless ale fortune heir Charles Pike. When her ruse is discovered, Jean concocts a second identity as "The Lady Eve" to fleece Charles yet again. But he couldn't possibly fall for the "same dame" twice, could he? An unlikely love story between an axe and a turkey, "The Lady Eve" is an irrepressible, unforgettable screwball comedy that sparkles with wit and sensuality.
- Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn
- Director: Preston Sturges
- Runtime: 97 minutes
- Rating: Not Rated
Making Mr. Right - Pluto TV, Tubi
They say a good man is hard to find — so why not try dating a robot? Sparks fly when Frankie Stone meets Ulysses, a handsome blonde android made in the exact image of his creator, Dr. Jeff Peters (John Malkovich in a delightful dual role). Frankie is hired to promote Ulysses' upcoming space mission, but to her surprise, the robot proves to be much more human than the scientist who made him. "Making Mr. Right" puts a whimsical sci-fi spin on the romantic comedy by asking two key questions: Can true love blossom between man and machine? Or will poor Ulysses fall to pieces?
- Starring: John Malkovich, Ann Magnuson, Glenne Headly
- Director: Susan Seidelman
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%
Maurice – Kanopy, Tubi
Based on the classic novel by E.M. Forster, "Maurice" is an achingly beautiful depiction of a forbidden love triangle. While studying at Cambridge, young Maurice Hall falls in love with his classmate, Clive — but in Edwardian England, being gay risks social ostracization and even imprisonment. Clive marries a woman for respectability's sake, breaking Maurice's heart. As Maurice struggles with his identity in a world that seemingly has no place for him, Alec — Clive's rough-and-tumble gamekeeper — suddenly appears to offer him salvation. Carefully observed and splendidly acted, deep passions simmer under the film's elegant surface, and in Maurice himself.
- Starring: James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves
- Director: James Ivory
- Running Time: 140 minutes
Much Ado About Nothing - Pluto TV, Prime Video, Tubi
A matchmaking prince sets a wave of comedy, drama, and — of course — romance into motion in this delightfully witty Shakespearean adaptation. After Don Pedro successfully arranges a match between his friend Claudio and the sweet Hero, he turns his attention to the constantly bickering Beatrice and Benedick. What if each of them could be convinced that the other was secretly in love with them? Would that be enough to overcome their prickly animosity? Of course it is, and the two immediately begin to fall in love. Unfortunately, Don Pedro's scheming half-brother is all set to make trouble that could ruin everything ....
- Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington
- Director: Kenneth Branagh
- Runtime: 110 minutes
My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Max
Toula Portokalos has always felt awkwardly caught between her traditional and boisterous Greek family and generic American culture. As she becomes more independent and comfortable in her own skin, she dares to pursue a relationship with charming, easygoing Ian, even though she knows her family would hate the fact that he's not Greek. Secrets don't stay buried for long, however ... especially after Ian proposes. Toula and Ian's sweet, low-key love story supports this big-hearted family comedy about acceptance, affection, and the surprising healing properties of Windex.
- Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan
- Director: Joel Zwick
- Runtime: 94 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%
Phantom Thread - Netflix
In "Phantom Thread," Daniel Day-Lewis gives his final onscreen performance as Reynolds Woodcock, a brilliant but aloof fashion designer in 1950s London. Reynolds meets a charming waitress, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover after a whirlwind courtship. When Reynolds' controlling personality threatens their happiness, Alma concocts an unusual plan to restore the balance of power in their relationship. The rough outline of "Phantom Thread" may seem like a familiar take on the Pygmalion myth, but this darkly funny, sumptuously shot film reveals startling depths. Ultimately, it's a love story between two passionate, iron-willed people who have finally met their match in each other.
- Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville
- Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
- Running Time: 130 minutes
The Photograph - Peacock
The death of famous photographer Christina Eames inspires her daughter Mae to uncover the secrets of her past and the love her mother left behind. Unbeknownst to her, a handsome and charming journalist named Michael is on the same quest. "The Photograph" spans decades, chronicling Christina's doomed relationship with Mae's father as well as Mae's burgeoning romance with Michael. But the past is in danger of repeating itself, unless Mae can break the cycle and follow her heart. Electric performances from lead actors Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield elevate an already moving love story into a must-watch for romance fans.
- Starring: Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield, Chanté Adams
- Director: Stella Meghie
- Running Time: 106 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%
Portrait of a Lady on Fire - Hulu
This bittersweet historical romance tells the story of a portrait — which is also the hidden love story of artist Marianne and her subject, the upper-class Héloïse. Héloïse's mother plans to send her daughter's portrait to an Italian nobleman who may propose, but Héloïse's lack of interest in marriage means Marianne is supposed to do her work in secret. She finds herself transfixed by Héloïse, however, and the painting process becomes both open and romantically and erotically charged. The two fall in love, but they're all too aware that it would be almost impossible for them to build a future together. "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" is a wistfully and sometimes agonizingly beautiful look at the lifelong importance of even cruelly short-lived romances.
- Starring: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami
- Director: Céline Sciamma
Set It Up - Netflix
Harper and Charlie are high-powered executive assistants at the ends of their ropes. Their demanding, hyper-critical bosses are workaholics in a perpetually bad mood, so Harper hits on a zany plan: Make the two of them fall in love. While she and Charlie are rigging schedules and providing romantic lines to puppeteer the intense Kirsten and the volatile Rick into falling for each other, they can't help getting closer. Their mutual snark and genuine affection for each other quickly starts spelling romance. Unfortunately, their plan's success might come with its own devastating failures. The office setting and "Parent Trap"-style shenanigans are both fun, but the characters (including the ensemble) are what really make "Set It Up" shine.
- Starring: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu
- Director: Claire Scanlon
- Rating: TV-14
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%
Shotgun Wedding - Prime Video
Action and comedy collide in the charming "Shotgun Wedding." Darcy and Tom's dream destination wedding in the Philippines is off to a rocky start — and that's before a team of armed pirates storm the island and take the guests hostage. Darcy, still decked out in her wedding dress, narrowly manages to escape with her fiancé, and it's up to her and Tom to save their families and their troubled relationship. This dizzy, delightful romantic adventure film is destined to become a date night favorite.
- Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Coolidge
- Director: Jason Moore
- Running Time: 101 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%
Some Like It Hot - Max
The inspiration for the 2020 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "Some Like It Hot" has been ranked as one of the greatest films ever made. After witnessing a mob massacre, 1920s jazz musicians Joe and Jerry flee the scene and join a band headed to Miami. The catch? The band is for female musicians, causing Joe and Jerry to don the drag disguises of "Josephine" and "Daphne." Joe takes a second disguise to woo his bandmate, the sweetly cynical Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe in one of her most famous roles), while an eccentric millionaire courts "Daphne." From the opening credits to its iconic final scene, "Some Like It Hot" is a witty, boundary-breaking romantic farce.
- Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
- Director: Billy Wilder
- Runtime: 121 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Sylvie's Love - Freevee, Prime Video
A chance encounter in 1962 New York City reignites an old flame in magnetic melodrama "Sylvie's Love." When Sylvie and Robert first meet in her father's record shop in 1957, their spark is undeniable. Fate pulls them apart — Sylvie is engaged to another man, and Robert's jazz quartet has a job in Paris — but soon they meet again, and know they love only each other. Can they make peace with the past without sacrificing their dreams for the future? Featuring sumptuous costumes and an unforgettable soundtrack, "Sylvie's Love" is a glittering gem of a film.
- Starring: Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Eva Longoria
- Director: Eugene Ashe
- Running Time: 114 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%
Titanic - Paramount+, Pluto TV
"Titanic" likely needs no introduction, given its legendary reputation for breaking hearts and box office records. Nominated for 14 Academy Awards and one of the highest-grossing films of all time, "Titanic" is a sprawling and sparkling epic about the 1912 sinking of the titular passenger liner. Wealthy heiress Rose meets and falls in love with Jack, a poor artist traveling in steerage. The ship strikes an iceberg, interrupting Rose and Jack's whirlwind romance and threatening the lives of everyone onboard. An unforgettable cinematic experience, "Titanic" is one of best romance films of the 20th century.
- Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane
- Director: James Cameron
- Running Time: 194 minutes
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Netflix
Like many teenagers, Lara Jean has had her fair share of crushes. Since she knows she'll never work up the courage to tell any of them how she feels, she pours out all her feelings into letters they're never actually meant to read. It's just a way to grapple with all the ups and downs of unrequited love — until the letters get mailed. Oops. In a twist, this leads to her pretending to date one of the boys, Peter, so she can help him make his ex-girlfriend jealous. It works, but Lara Jean and Peter's fake closeness is rapidly turning real. "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" is cute, funny, and touching, and its heroine is a particular delight.
- Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish
- Director: Susan Johnson
- Runtime: 99 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg - The Criterion Channel, Max
"The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" is a beautifully crafted romantic musical that looks at both the heightened romance of a first love and the kind of later, slower love that nonetheless endures. Geneviève and Guy adore each other, but when Guy is drafted, they have to part — and the long, difficult separation gets even harder when Geneviève realizes she's pregnant. If her love story with Guy hadn't been interrupted, they could have easily had a happy ending with each other — but under the circumstances, they both move on to new lovers who truly care for them, and they start building separate, contented lives. The film couples its heady romance with sensitivity and emotional maturity.
- Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon
- Director: Jacques Demy
- Year: 1964
- Runtime: 91 minutes
Valley Girl - Pluto TV, Tubi
"Romeo and Juliet" as reimagined for the MTV Generation, the '80s teen classic "Valley Girl" is a pure bubblegum delight. Mall-hopping Valley Girl Julie is pretty and popular, but she has doubts about her boyfriend, wannabe prom king Tommy. Julie's true love is the handsome Hollywood punk Randy (Nicolas Cage, in his first starring role), but will pressure from her disapproving friends drive them apart? This star-crossed romance features a dizzying New Wave soundtrack and inspired a 2020 remake.
- Starring: Nicolas Cage , Deborah Foreman, Frederic Forest
- Director: Martha Coolidge
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%
The Wedding Singer - Hulu
Adam Sandler plays Robbie Hart, one of his most memorable and endearing characters, in the totally tubular romantic comedy "The Wedding Singer." It's New Jersey in the 1980s, and mullet-haired musician Robbie loves his job as a wedding singer — until his fiancée dumps him at the altar. His new friendship with Julia, a sweet-natured waitress at his reception hall, develops into something more, but Robbie must sing his way into her heart before she marries the wrong man. Bursting at the spandex seams with humor and heart (and nonstop '80s jokes), "The Wedding Singer" proves that stars Sandler and Drew Barrymore are a match made in movie heaven.
- Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor
- Director: Frank Coraci
- Runtime: 100 minutes
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%
West Side Story - Disney+
Steven Spielberg revisits the classic musical "West Side Story" in a heartfelt, impassioned, and colorful way. This story of 1950s star-crossed love shows the "Romeo and Juliet"-inspired tragedy of the sweet but doomed romance between a white member of a scrappy street gang and a young Puerto Rican department store cleaner whose brother heads up a rival gang. Tony and Maria fall in love at first sight, but they live in different — and constantly clashing — worlds. With a big intergang rumble on the horizon, the two of them do their best to craft the kind of peace that might allow them to be happy.
- Starring: Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose
- Director: Steven Spielberg
- Runtime: 156 minutes
What's Up, Doc? - Max
Paying homage to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s and '40s, "What's Up, Doc?" is a fizzy, freewheeling romantic farce. Straitlaced musicologist Howard Bannister travels to San Francisco on business, only for his life to be thrown into chaos when the hotel mixes up his luggage with identical bags containing top-secret government documents and priceless jewels. Also staying at the hotel? Judy Maxwell, a free spirit whose irrepressible charm could save Howard — if she doesn't drive him absolutely bonkers first. Sparkling and witty, "What's Up, Doc?" culminates with Howard and Judy caught in a madcap chase through San Francisco that must be seen to be believed.
- Starring: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn
- Director: Peter Bogdanovich
While You Were Sleeping - Disney+
Lucy works at a Chicago train station and fills some of the dull hours by daydreaming about regular fare Peter Callaghan, the crush she's never even truly met. Her dreams get mistaken for reality when a severe injury leaves Peter in a coma, and a nurse mistakes Lucy's romantic wistfulness for a full-on relationship. Suddenly, Peter's delightful, welcoming family are all convinced that Lucy and Peter are engaged, and Lucy doesn't have the heart to tell them otherwise. As an added complication, she starts to realize that the Callaghan man for her may actually be Peter's brother, Jack. The emotions and warmth of "While You Were Sleeping" have helped make it a Christmas romantic comedy classic.
- Starring: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher
- Director: Jon Turteltaub
- Runtime: 103 minutes
Written on the Wind - The Criterion Channel
Director Douglas Sirk was the master of the opulent 1950s melodrama, and there is perhaps no better example than the deliciously decadent "Written on the Wind." Geologist Mitch Wayne has long lived in the shadow of the affluent Hadley Oil family, particularly spoiled siblings Kyle and Marylee. When Mitch falls for the beautiful Lucy Moore, Kyle sweeps her off her feet and marries her, leaving Wayne in Marylee's clutches. The love polygon may be as toxic as an oil spill, but "Written on the Wind" is a sumptuous, subversive, and surprisingly soulful romance anchored by powerful performances from Rock Hudson and Lauren Bacall.
- Starring: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack
- Director: Douglas Sirk
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%
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Currently you are able to watch "Romance" streaming on BFI Player. It is also possible to buy "Romance" on Rakuten TV, Apple TV as download or rent it on Rakuten TV, Apple TV online.
Where does Romance rank today? The JustWatch Daily Streaming Charts are calculated by user activity within the last 24 hours. This includes clicking on a streaming offer, adding a title to a watchlist, and marking a title as 'seen'. This includes data from ~1.3 million movie & TV show fans per day.
Streaming charts last updated: 09:24:19, 05/12/2023
Romance is 8014 on the JustWatch Daily Streaming Charts today. The movie has moved up the charts by 7539 places since yesterday. In the United Kingdom, it is currently more popular than Potato Potahto but less popular than Marvellous.
A young woman frustrated by her boyfriend's lack of interest in sexual activity becomes involved with multiple men.
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