30 of the Best Romantic Movies on Prime Video, from ‘Sylvie’s Love’ to ‘The Big Sick’

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There are plenty of factors to consider when it comes to ranking the best romantic movies. There’s on-screen chemistry, well-rounded characters and, most importantly, compelling storylines that aren’t littered with clichés. But if you ask us, the mark of a really good romantic movie is its ability to win over viewers who aren't big fans of the genre.

Fortunately, Prime Video offers plenty of great options that’ll make anyone think twice before dismissing the genre. For instance, you’ll find contemporary titles like Sylvie’s Love, I Want You Back and The Big Sick. Or, if you're feeling nostalgic, there are classics like Notting Hill and A Walk to Remember. Whether you’re craving a thoughtful love story (minus the cheesy tropes) or looking to add some spark to your next date night, keep reading for the 30 best romantic movies on Prime Video right now.

85 of the Best Romantic Movies of All Time

1. Words on Bathroom Walls (2020)

  • Cast: Charlie Plummer, Taylor Russell, Andy Garcia
  • Rating: PG-13

After getting diagnosed with schizophrenia, high school senior and aspiring chef Adam starts to attend a Catholic school—and he’s desperate to keep his condition a secret. But his outlook changes when he meets and falls for a carefree, outspoken teen named Maya. The film does a beautiful job of communicating a powerful message: no one is defined by their mental illness.

2. Notting Hill (1999)

  • Cast: Dylan Moran, Lorelei Ling, Julia Roberts
  • Rating: PG-13

“I'm also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” *Swoons.* We'll never get over this fan favorite, which revolves around an English bookstore owner who starts a romance with a famous American actress.

3. About Fate (2022)

  • Cast: Emma Roberts, Thomas Mann, Britt Robertson
  • Rating: R

Directed by Maryus Vaysberg, About Fate follows two strangers who agree to pose as a couple for a New Year's Eve wedding. However, their little arrangement takes an unexpected turn when they start to develop real feelings for each other.

4. My Policeman (2022)

  • Cast: Harry Styles, Gina McKee, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Rupert Everett
  • Rating: R

Inspired by the real-life relationship between writer E.M. Forster and Bob Buckingham, My Policeman follows Tom, a young officer who gets caught in a love triangle between a schoolteacher named Marion and a museum curator named Patrick. Although Tom has feelings for Patrick, he decides it's safer to tie the knot with Marion. But what ensues is a decades-long forbidden romance.

5. Sylvie’s Love (2020)

  • Cast: Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Eva Longoria
  • Rating: PG-13

Need a feel-good, escapist love story? Allow us to introduce Sylvie’s Love. In the film, a fleeting summer romance turns into something more when Robert, a musician, and Sylvie, an ambitious filmmaker, reconnect years later and discover that their feelings for each other never left.

6. Lovers Rock (2020)

  • Cast: Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Micheal Ward
  • Rating: PG

Released as part of Steve McQueen's Small Axe film series, Lover’s Rock follows the beginnings of a budding romance between Martha and Franklyn, who meet for the first time at a reggae house party in West London during the '80s. Expect catchy tunes and a whole lot of dirty dancing.

7. It Had to Be You (2000)

  • Cast: Natasha Henstridge, Michael Vartan, Cristin Milioti, Dan Soder, Halley Feiffer
  • Rating: R

A schoolteacher named Anna instantly hits it off with Charlie, a charming writer, when they first meet. And they both happen to be staying at the same hotel. But there’s just one problem: They are both engaged to other people. Could this be a sign that they’re planning to exchange vows with the wrong people?

8. Jackie & Ryan (2015)

  • Cast: Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes, Clea DuVall
  • Rating: PG-13

Jackie, a musician and recently single mom, is struggling to gain custody of her daughter. But when she has a chance encounter with Ryan, another aspiring musician with dreams of making it big, they start a passionate romance that leaves quite an impact on their lives.

9. Waitress (2007)

  • Cast: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines
  • Rating: PG-13

With its colorful and cheery aesthetic, you’d never think that Waitress explores issues like abusive relationships, but it expertly balances sensitive topics with humor and, of course, a swoon-worthy romance. Keri Russell stars as an unhappily married waitress, who meets and falls for the doctor in her town.

10. What If (2014)

  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park
  • Rating: PG-13

Also known as The F Word, this cutesy rom-com stars Radcliffe and Kazan as best friends, who decide to explore whether they’re meant to be more than just pals. Radcliffe and Kazan are charming as ever, and their chemistry is off the charts.

11. The Big Sick (2017)

  • Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
  • Rating: R

Based on Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s real-life romance, The Big Sick focuses on interracial couple Kumail and Emily, who are forced to deal with their family’s cultural differences when Emily becomes ill. It’s earnest, refreshing and sure to keep you laughing.

12. Chemical Hearts (2020)

  • Cast: Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams
  • Rating: PG-13

Henry Page, a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, has dreams of becoming a successful writer. But before that happens, he wants to experience true love, which will serve as his biggest inspiration. Enter Grace, the one girl who can make that happen.

13. Something From Tiffany's (2022)

  • Cast: Zoey Deutch, Kendrick Sampson, Ray Nicholson
  • Rating: PG

Rachel's life takes an unexpected turn when she accidentally receives a pricey engagement ring that was meant for someone else. The chemistry between Deutch and Sampson? Top notch.

14. Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

  • Cast: Jillian Bell, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Michaela Watkins
  • Rating: R

After getting some shocking news from her doctor, Brittany decides to take up running and get in better shape—even if that means taking on another job to afford a gym membership. She also begins a relationship with a pet sitter named Jern, although it turns out to be a bit more complicated than she anticipated.

15. The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)

  • Cast: Al Madrigal, Kyle Allen, Kathryn Newton
  • Rating: PG-13

Mark has no issues with reliving the same day over and over again. But when he discovers that a girl named Margaret is also stuck in the same loop, sparks fly. Can they figure out how to escape this never-ending loop together?

16. A Rainy Day in New York (2020)

  • Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Jude Law, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez
  • Rating: PG

Directed by the great Woody Allen, this rom-com follows two college students whose itinerary for a romantic weekend in New York City doesn’t go according to plan. A Rainy Day in New York boasts a pretty impressive cast and solid writing.

17. Made of Honor (2008)

  • Cast: Chris Parson, Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan
  • Rating: PG-13

If you loved My Best Friend's Wedding, you'll enjoy it's twin sister, Made of Honor. In the film, Tom realizes that he has romantic feelings for his best friend, Hannah. But there's just one problem: She's engaged to be married to someone else—and Tom is chosen to be her maid of honor. Can he pull off the perfect wedding and win the bride?

18. And So It Goes (2014)

  • Cast: Diane Keaton, Michael Douglas, Annie Parisse
  • Rating: PG-13

Real estate agent Oren Little is a curmudgeon with no intention of changing his ways. But his life turns upside-down when his estranged son leaves him with a granddaughter that he never knew existed. He enlists the help of his neighbor, Leah, and surprisingly, it starts to change him for the better.

19. Finding You (2021)

  • Cast: Rose Reid, Jedidiah Goodacre, Katherine McNamara
  • Rating: PG

We’ll admit, Finding You is a tad predictable, but it’s a beautiful love story with interesting characters and gorgeous Irish scenery to boot. In the film, an aspiring musician named Finley falls for a famous movie star while studying abroad in Ireland. But their new romance proves to be riskier than they anticipated.

20. Love's Last Resort (2017)

  • Cast: Alix Angelis, Jesse Hutch, Thomas Beaudoin
  • Rating: PG

Just a few months after she calls it quits with her boyfriend, Chloe winds up vacationing at a resort where he’s getting married. Without missing a beat, she comes up with a plan to make him jealous and stop the wedding. But can she pull it off?

21. Accidentally Engaged (2016)

  • Cast: Lexi Giovagnoli, Brant Daugherty, Lexi Atkins
  • Rating: PG-13

We’ve all seen how one small rumor can spiral out of control. Only in this case, it eventually leads to an “accidental engagement.” When Clarissa, a D-list actress, tries to impress her family with a white lie about dating Chas, a famous celebrity, her statements find their way to the press. Naturally, chaos—and an unlikely romance—ensues.

22. A Bride For Christmas (2012)

  • Cast: Andrew Walker, Arielle Kebbel, Kimberley Sustad
  • Rating: PG-13

This list wouldn't be complete without at least one Hallmark fairytale. A Bride for Christmas follows Aiden as he tries to win a bet by convincing any woman to marry him. His target is Jessie, who has sworn off relationships after three failed engagements.

23. Christmas in Mississippi (2017)

  • Cast: Wes Brown, Jana Kramer, Faith Ford
  • Rating: PG

Why wait until Christmas when you can enjoy a holiday-themed romance year-round? In this rom-com, Holly Logan finds herself in an awkward situation when she learns that she volunteered to work on a holiday show that’s run by her ex-boyfriend, Mike.

24. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2001)

  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody, Kerry Washington
  • Rating: PG-13

In this action-packed classic, which established Pitt and Jolie as Hollywood's "it" couple during the early 2000s, a married couple discovers that they're working for competing organizations. The worst part? They're assigned to kill each other. 

25. I Want You Back (2022)

  • Cast: Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Gina Rodriguez, Scott Eastwood
  • Rating: R

Peter and Emma, two thirty-somethings who've recently been dumped, team up to sabotage their exes' new relationships in hopes of rekindling their romances. It's a refreshing spin on the rom-com formula, and the cast is compelling enough to keep you watching from start to finish.

26. A Walk to Remember (2002)

  • Cast: Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote
  • Rating: PG

Bad boy Landon Carter gets community service after a high school prank goes south—but what he doesn't expect is to fall head-over-heels for Jamie Sullivan, a modest Christian who rarely draws attention to herself. Watch for Jamie's swoon-worthy rendition of "Only Hope" and, of course, Landon's awesome dance lesson.

27. Keith (2008)

  • Cast: Jesse McCartney, Elisabeth Harnois, Jennifer Grey
  • Rating: PG-13

A baby-faced Jesse McCartney stars as Keith Zetterstrom, a rebellious high schooler who gets paired up with Natalie, an over-achieving academic, for a chemistry project. Initially, she's turned off by his carefree attitude, but when they start to spend more time together, she falls for him. (And her boyfriend, Rafael, isn't too happy about it.)

28. Safe Haven (2013)

  • Cast: Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders
  • Rating: PG-13

In an attempt to escape her dark past, Katie Feldman heads to Southport, North Carolina and changes her identity. Things start to look up when she meets and falls for a charming widower named Alex, but before long, her past comes back to haunt her.

29. Red, White & Royal Blue (2023)

  • Cast: Nicholas Galitzine, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Uma Thurman
  • Rating: R

Based on Casey McQuiston's best-selling romance novel, the movie follows Prince Henry of Britain and Alex, son of the U.S. president, whose bitter feud turns into an unlikely romance when they're forced to stage a truce. In his rave review, Editor Joel Calfee wrote, "Fans of the book, as well as those completely new to the story, will be completely enamored with Alex and Prince Henry, and when you turn off the TV, you’ll be in the mood for love." 

30. Ticket to Paradise (2022)

  • Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Kaitlyn Dever
  • Rating: PG-13

After learning about their daughter's plans to give up her legal career and get married in Bali, David and Georgia, a divorced couple, try to stop the wedding before their daughter makes a mistake. Naturally, their plan goes sideways pretty quickly.

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