The 15 Best Romance Movies on Hulu, from ‘Palm Springs’ to ‘Love and Basketball’

While romance films are often loaded with cheesy cliches and unrealistic portrayals of relationships, we’ll admit, we just can’t resist a feel-good love story. From classic romantic comedies like Never Been Kissed to poignant romance dramas like If Beale Street Could Talk, these titles never fail to take us on a rollercoaster of emotions.

Since we could all use a little more love in our lives right now (even if it’s through our TV screens), we took it upon ourselves to round up 15 of the best romance movies on Hulu. Get your popcorn ready.

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1. Rosaline (2022)

Everyone knows about Romeo and Juliet, but in this comedic version, the story is told from the perspective of Romeo’s ex-girlfriend, Rosaline (Kaitlyn Dever). Can she reclaim his love before it’s too late?

2. Just My Luck (2006)

Ashley (Lindsay Lohan) is known for being lucky. Everything changes when she kisses a man (Chris Pine) and loses all her good fortune. Cue the chaos.

3. Sixteen Candles (1984)

Samantha (Molly Ringwald) is bummed when her 16th birthday is overshadowed by her sister’s upcoming wedding. Meanwhile, she’s trying to win the affection of a popular boy named Jake (Michael Schoeffling). But instead, she’s receiving unwanted attention from a nerd (Anthony Michael Hall) who’s crushing on her.

4. Groundhog Day (1993)

Meet Phil Connors (Bill Murray), a smug weatherman who finds himself trapped in a time loop, where he’s forced to relive February 2nd (AKA one of the coldest days of the year) over and over again.

5. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Based on James Baldwin's novel of the same name, this incredibly moving drama follows friends-turned-lovers Clementine "Tish" Rivers and Alonzo "Fonny" Hunt. When Fonny is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, Tish must fight to prove his innocence.

6. Just Go with It (2011)

Just Go with It is a remake of the ’60s film Cactus Flower. It tells the story of a plastic surgeon named Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler), who’s a total player in the romance department. As in, he pretends to be married, so he can date with no strings attached. When he seemingly meets “the one” (Brooklyn Decker), he must cover his tracks by hiring his assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to be his “ex-wife.”

7. Premature (2019)

Set in Harlem, Premature follows 17-year-old Ayanna (Zora Howard) as she prepares to go off to college. In the months leading up to her departure, she meets an older man, an attractive music producer named Isaiah (Joshua Boone). The two begin a passionate romance—but the relationship isn’t and sunshine and rainbows. Expect to see a lot of raw, poignant moments and intimate scenes.

8. Deep Water (2022)

The psychological thriller follows a couple who are on the verge of divorce. To avoid the inevitable, the husband (Ben Affleck) allows his wife (Ana de Armas) to have extramarital affairs. When her lovers begin to disappear, he is targeted as the prime suspect.

9. Palm Springs (2020)

Could you imagine being forced to relive the same day over and over again, after having a chance encounter with a total stranger? Well, in Palm Springs, this happens to Nyles (Andy Samberg) and Sarah (Cristin Milioti), whose random meeting at a wedding turns into a never-ending nightmare—and it seems like neither of them can escape this trap, or each other.

10. Love and Basketball (2000)

Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) are BFFs who share a passion for basketball, and both have dreams of playing the sport professionally. As time progresses, they start to fall in love, but when their respective careers begin to take off, it just might ruin their chances of being together.

11. Brown Sugar (2002)

Two best friends, Andre Ellis (Taye Diggs) and Sidney Shaw (Sanaa Lathan), have established successful careers in the hip hop industry. Although they remain close friends, things get a bit complicated when they try to pursue romantic relationships with other people. Get ready to laugh and catch all the feels.

12. Happiest Season (2020)

In this holiday romance film, Harper Caldwell (Mackenzie Davis) invites her girlfriend, Abby Holland (Kristen Stewart), to celebrate Christmas with her family, and Abby sees it as a good opportunity to propose. The only problem? Harper never came out to her parents.

13. Pretty Woman (1990)

The fairy tale-esque rom-com follows a Hollywood prostitute named Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts), who gets hired by Edward Lewis (Richard Gere), a wealthy businessman, to play his girlfriend. After being his escort for a few days, she undergoes a noticeable transformation, and Edward, impressed by the glow-up, starts to build a real relationship with her. Before he knows it, he’s head over heels for her.

14. Never Been Kissed (1999)

This will definitely bring back memories of obsessing over your first kiss. In the classic rom-com, we follow young journalist, Josie Geller (Drew Barrymore). While going undercover as a high school student for a future story, she falls for her dreamy (adult) teacher, who appears to like her too. Aside from the creepy aspect, it’s definitely a cute story.

15. Love, Simon (2018)

In this comedy-drama, we follow the lovable Simon Spier (Nick Robinson), a closeted gay student who doesn’t quite know how to come out to his family and friends. Dealing with this is stressful enough, but to make matters worse, he also has to deal with a classmate who’s threatening to out him to the entire school. On top of that, he’s also falling in love with an anonymous peer that he’s been chatting with online. Get ready for all the laughs.

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Nakeisha Campbell

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Nakeisha has been interviewing celebrities and covering all things entertainment for over 8 years, but she has also written on a wide range of topics, like career...
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