The best romantic movies on Disney+ UK
James R | On 14, Feb 2022
Boy meets girl. Girl likes boy. Boy and girl move in together and get a shared Disney+ UK 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 Disney+ UK:
Best romantic comedies on Disney+ UK
Witty, hilarious and unabashedly earnest, this post-modern Disney flick deftly hits the mark.
Robin Williams steals the show in this animated musical, but it’s the folktale’s classic story of a street urchin and a princess falling in love that makes this whole new world a charming one to revisit.
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.
Silent Running meets stunning CGI in Pixar’s mature sci-fi about a droid left behind by humans to tidy up a polluted Earth – only to find himself falling into something bigger after an encounter with a sleek probe, called EVE, sent down to the surface by a starship.
Pixar’s tale of an elderly widower who floats away on a balloon-covered home to South America to see the paradise he always dreamed of visiting with his wife loses its way in its second half, but remains a moving portrait of loss and grief.
High School Musical
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens light up the screen in this winning teen musical about a basketball star and a bookish new pupil who end up falling in love after they audition for their school’s musical.
When millionaire Edward enters into a business contract with Hollywood sex worker Vivian, he loses his heart in the bargain.
While You Were Sleeping
The archetypal example of a romantic comedy that hinges on one person doing something highly questionable – only to be forgiven by everyone in the audience because their obsessive feelings for another person are eventually reciprocated. Jon Turteltaub’s 1995 gem sees Sandra Bullock step into a leading role as a Chicago everywoman who is mistaken for being engaged to a guy she fancies on the train (Peter Gallagher). After saving his life, he winds up in a coma – and his family immediately invite her into the fold. Enter the guy’s charming, suave and suspicious older brother (Bill Pullman).
Enjoyed the stage musical? Don’t miss drienne Shelly’s smart, sweet and snappy original movie that inspired it, starring an iconic Keri Russell.
Romancing the Stone
Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner star in this action adventure filled with old-school matinee movie appeal.
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.
Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel heads to America with this entertaining rom-com pitched perfectly by John Cusack.
Grosse Pointe Blank
What have you been doing since you left high school? For John Cusack’s Martin Blank, the answer is easy: he kills people for money. George Armitage’s gun-toting comedy, which boasts stellar supporting turn from Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin and Dan Aykroyd, sees Cusack in his heyday. Great fun.
The Family Stone
Sparks fly at Christmas when an uptight career girl Sarah Jessica Parker joins boyfriend Dermot Mulroney’s family for the holidays. The result is an heartfelt comedy-drama that boasts a superb cast – including Luke Wilson and Diane Keaton – with an inclusive, impressively progressive philosophy that paved the way for such films as Happiest Season.
(500) Days of Summer
There’s more to this anti-rom-com than its reputation suggests.
Best romantic dramas on Amazon Prime Video
James Gandolfini and Julie Louis-Dreyfus are on charming form in Nicole Holofcener’s prickly, warm and honest romantic comedy.
Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman are spectacular spectacular in Baz Luhrmann’s eye-popping, heart-swooning musical romance extravaganza.
A writer’s dream woman jumps from the page into real life in this whip-smart anti-rom-com written by Zoe Kazan.
The Spectacular Now
Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley are superb in this endearingly honest teen movie
Beauty and the Beast
Another Disney classic, this 1991 animation based on the 1756 fairy tale is a sweet tale of accepting people for who they are on the inside – and a visually stunning family gem, climaxing in a gorgeous computer-animated ballroom sequence.
This breathtakingly beautiful short follows two people brought together by a fleet of paper airplanes, after a chance meeting on a commute.