The best romantic movies on NOW TV (Sky Cinema)
Ivan Radford | On 24, May 2020Reading time: 5 mins
Boy meets girl. Boy gets with girl. Boy and girl move in together and get a big TV.
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 Sky Cinema. Don’t have Sky Cinema? You can stream the whole catalogue live and on-demand through NOW TV, as part of a £11.99 monthly subscription, with a 7-day free trial.
Here are the best romantic movies available:
Best romantic comedies on Sky Cinema and NOW TV
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
This impossibly enjoyable sequel is a pure blast of feel-good movie magic.
Crazy Rich Asians
Utter joy from start to finish, Crazy Rich Asians is the film the world needs right now.
Crazy, Stupid, Love
A rom-com starring comedian Steve Carrell and Ryan Gosling opposite Julainne Moore and Emma Stone, it’s the story of how a middle-aged husband’s life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.
As Good As It Gets
Jack Nicholson is on cantankerous form in James L Brooks’ 1997 rom-com. The film follows misanthropic writer Melvin Udall, who, after his homosexual neighbour is brutally beaten, is entrusted with the care of their dog – and, on top of everything, finds himself falling for Carol (Helen Hunt), a single mother and waitress with whom he has a difficult relationship. Both stars took home acting awards at the Oscars.
Sleepless in Seattle
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are on charming form in this endearing rom-com from queen of the genre Nora Ephron.
There’s undeniable chemistry between John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – in fact, it’s electrifying – in the chart-topping, dancefloor-filling, feelgood musical romance between two star-crossed lovers at a 1950s California high school.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
A young New York socialite takes interest in a man who moves into her apartment building downstairs in this lovely adaptation of Truman Capote’s novel. Audrey Hepburn is a delight.
A day out on the town with Audrey Hepburn? William Wyler’s romantic comedy, which stars Gregory Peck as a reporter who crosses paths with a runaway princess, is a delightful, charming ride.
Meet the Parents
Comedy starring Ben Stiller as the doomed groom who can’t do anything right when he meets his fiancee’s intimidating dad, played by Robert De Niro.
Will Smith is on charming form in this comedy about a ‘date doctor’ coaching nerds in the art of seduction – but he’s not so smooth when he meets a savvy journo played by Eva Mendes.
Harold Ramis’ comedy about a weatherman who finds himself reliving the same day over and over again is funny, sweet, profound and features a superb central turn from Bill Murray. A verifiable classic.
Just Go With It
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston team up for this surprisingly entertaining comedy about two workmates who end up pretending to be former spouses.
Friends with Benefits
Easy A director Will Gluck helms Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis in this cracking romantic comedy.
50 First Dates
Adam Sandler finds his perfect match in Drew Barrymore. Everything is wonderful until the next day, when he discovers she’s forgotten everything about him. It’s a cute enough premise for a rom-com, but Sandler and Barrymore’s chemistry is the real star here.
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Best romantic dramas on NOW TV (Sky Cinema)
A Star Is Born
Reminding us all that some stories can be just as effective if retold, Bradley Cooper makes an assured directorial debut in this Oscar-winning story of two artistic souls coming together both on-stage and off.
About Time is an honest, provocative and accomplished work that deserves to be given a shot, even if you don’t like Love Actually.
“I’ll never let go, Jack!”
DescriptionSam and Molly love each other, but their romance is short-lived when Sam is killed by a thug. Unable to tell Molly that her life is in danger, Sam’s spirit takes help of a psychic in this sweet and genuinely entertaining romantic fantasy.
John Cusack stars in Cameron Crowe’s directorial debut about an optimist, Lloyd, who’s out to capture the heart of his high-school beauty and first love.
“Show me the money!”
British film lecturer Duncan (Chris O’Dowd) singlehandedly keeps alive the memory of long-forgotten cult rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke), who disappeared in the 90s mid-way through a gig. He’s turned one of the rooms he shares with long-suffering girlfriend Annie (Rose Byrne) into a shrine to the star. However, fate deals him a cruel hand when – through a series of coincidences – Tucker and Annie meet. Out of everyone’s disillusionment springs an unexpected well of hope and it’s that juggling of the naive optimism of new romance and the boredom of disappointment that makes both moods so vivid and real.