The best romantic movies on Amazon Prime Video
James R | On 13, Feb 2022
Boy meets girl. Boy gets with girl. Boy and girl move in together and get a shared Amazon Prime account.
It sounds like a happy ending, but much like true love, a good rom-com is hard to find. A good drama can prove just as elusive. To help you find the perfect match, we round up the best romantic movies on Amazon Prime Video:
Best romantic comedies on Amazon Prime Video
As sweet as it is cynical, this smart, funny, charming chron-rom-com is an absolute blast.
10 Things I Hate About You
“I love you, baby, and if it’s quite alright, I need you, baby…” If your heart isn’t won over by Heath Ledger singing Can’t Take My Eyes Off You to Julia Stiles complete with marching band, then you may well be dead inside. Gil Junger’s knowing update of The Taming off the Shrew has enough laughs to keep you entertained, while the high school setting is rife with the kind of gender inequality that Shakespeare’s play originally examined.
Desiree Akhavan’s sharply observed comedy is a calling card for a fresh, distinctive filmmaking voice.
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling have fantastic chemistry in this comedy-drama.
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere reunite for this charming tale of a reporter who profiles a handywoman who keeps leaving guys at the altar – no prizes for guessing what happens.
(500) Days of Summer
There’s more to this anti-rom-com than its reputation suggests.
Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts are irresistible in this peak Richard Curtis rom-com.
Wild Mountain Thyme
A talented cast can’t overcome twee stereotypes in this bizarrely artificial romantic drama that’s entertaining for all the wrong reasons.
The Big Sick
Funny, moving and sharply written, The Big Sick is a film you’ll never get tired of.
I Want You Back
Charlie Day and Jenny Slate bring a hilarious chemistry to this amusing rom-com about a couple of dumped adults who agree to help each other win back their ex.
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things
From The Magicians’ Lev Grossman, this sci-fi romantic follows two young adults who discover that they are the only two people in the world experiencing the same day over and over again. Balancing poignant themes of isolation and loss with amusing set pieces and an endearing whimsy, this is a sweet, if aptly familiar, watch.
The funniest and breeziest British rom-com in years.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie prove a perfect match on camera with this enjoyable 2005 comedy from Doug Liman.
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds have chemistry to spare in this comedy about a put-upon assistant agrees to marry his strict boss for a promotion.
When millionaire Edward enters into a business contract with Hollywood sex worker Vivian, he loses his heart in the bargain.
A Knight’s Tale
Heath Ledger on a horse. Rufus Sewell as a bad guy. Paul Bettany as Geoffrey Chaucer. A Knight’s Tale has everything. Also, jousting!
Two best friends decide to embark on a fake relationship to avoid questions about their sexuality in this funny, charming and heart-warming Irish comedy.
This earnest ensemble rom-com is full of charming sincerity.
The Princess Bride
A true family blockbuster, this pitch-perfect swashbuckling romance is timeless fun for all ages.
Best romantic dramas on Amazon Prime Video
When a young woman meets an aspiring saxophonist in her father’s record shop in 1950s Harlem, their love ignites a sweeping romance that transcends changing times, geography, and professional success in this moving Amazon drama starring Tessa Thompson.
Love Is All You Need
This moving, funny and delightfully sweet drama, starring Pierce Brosnan, rings with emotional truth.
Romeo + Juliet
Baz Luhrmann’s update of Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes is a jaw-dropping, open-hearted masterpiece.
This intense teen romance rings with earnest chemistry and classic horror – also, baseball.
This low-key coming-of-age drama is a gorgeous, generous showcase for two contrasting, complex women.
“I’ve had the time of my life…”
A couple spy on their neighbours in this highly enjoyable erotic thriller that’s guaranteed to get your pulse racing.
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams star in this unabashedly weepie romantic drama, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel.
Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan are excellent in Francis Lee’s restrained romantic drama about palaeontologist Mary Anning.