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20 Best Romantic Movies On Amazon Prime [October 2023]

An Amazon Prime membership is a beautiful thing. Movie-lovers everywhere appreciate Prime Video's vast library of titles, which includes everything from terrifying thrillers to warm-hearted family films. However, Romance fans are especially spoiled by Prime's offerings. Love stories of every stripe are available — from feel-good stories to heart-breaking tear-jerkers, from indie tales to mesmerizing epics — and they've got amorous offerings from all corners of the globe. We've searched through Amazon Prime's enormous collection of films and gathered the 20 best romantic movies on this list. Whether you're a fan of far-fetched rom-coms or prefer your romance with a side of drama, there's a title for everyone. Happy watching!

Updated on October 2, 2023: Amazon Prime offers an ever-changing array of movies, with new love stories constantly being added and subtracted. Make sure to check back every month, as we update this list to reflect the streaming service's current library of romantic movies.

Anything's Possible

Love and romance just seem to hit hardest when they come as a surprise, when one isn't looking — or at least that's the magical notion that fuels plenty of romantic comedy movies. It's also one of the big ideas behind "Anything's Possible," a cute and affecting rom-com about two teenagers who delicately fall for each other during an already chaotic senior year and when one of them is in the middle of a profound and important identity transformation. Cool teen guy Khal develops a crush on the charming and self-assured Kelsa, who has just transitioned. They decide to go for it, despite the potential hardships of young love and the scandal their relationship may create at their school.

  • Starring: Eva Reign, Abubakr Ali, Renee Elise Goldsberry
  • Director: Billy Porter
  • Year: 2022
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

The Big Sick

Kumail, an up-and-coming comedian struggling to make a name for himself, embarks upon a relationship with Emily Gardner, a psychology student. Things get complicated when Emily ends up in a coma, due to an increasingly serious infection. When Kumail's parents learn about their relationship, the situation becomes even more snarled. Loosely based on a true story, "The Big Sick" is sad, funny, and dramatic. This all adds up to a refreshing take on the genre.


"Bros" reinvents the romantic comedy while lovingly embodying those films' tropes, injecting new life into the genre and not just because it's one of the first major studio rom-coms to feature a same-sex couple. "Bros" features emotionally complicated characters who are a little afraid of relationships and not necessarily looking for true love. Screenwriter Billy Eichner plays a podcaster happy with a series of meaningless flings until he meets Aaron, a lawyer with a similar mindset about commitment. Before long, however, they like each other so much they just can't help but let their guards down and inadvertently let love just happen.

  • Starring: Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane, Monica Raymund
  • Director: Nicholas Stoller
  • Year: 2022
  • Runtime: 115 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%


"Charade" is part romance, part comedy, and part suspense, and sticks the landing in all three genres. We follow Regina Lampert and Peter Joshua, who spark a romantic relationship on an Alpine vacation. Yet when Regina returns from her ski trip, she discovers her husband has been murdered. She and Joshua must unravel the mystery, which grows more and more intense. If you like your romance films infused with mystique, then this is, without a doubt, the movie for you.

  • Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Walter Matthau
  • Director: Stanley Donen
  • Year: 1963
  • Runtime: 113 minutes
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%


A low-key romantic comedy, "Forev" explores the pros and cons of marriage through a very unique lens. Sophie and Pete are new neighbors and quick friends. When he embarks on a long drive to pick up his sister from college, she tags along. As a joke, they decide to get engaged, as marriage offers tax breaks, better insurance, and companionship. They really don't see much of a downside — until they get stranded in the desert. This awkward situation forces them to look inward to determine if they even want to be in such a permanent arrangement, and what they want out of life itself.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Wedding season is a beautiful time when love and celebration fill the air. "Four Weddings and a Funeral" portrays things a little differently, however.  Like the title suggests, it revolves around a man named Charles who goes to four weddings and a funeral. The kicker? At each event, he encounters a woman named Carrie, who he comes to love. If you're a fan of nuptials, or romance films with a plethora of comedic elements, then "Four Weddings and a Funeral" is an ideal option.

  • Starring: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet
  • Director: Mike Newell
  • Year: 1994
  • Runtime: 117 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

The Handmaiden

As an erotic psychological thriller, this movie throws a lot at its audience — but it's always delivered in exactly the right way. Sook-hee is the titular handmaiden, in service to a Japanese heiress named Lady Hideko. In truth, Sook-hee is after Hideko's fortune, and is operating with the help of a con man. Yet Hideko is hiding complex secrets of her own. Things become even more complicated when Sook-hee and Hideko develop feelings for each other. This isn't your typical romance film, and that's what makes it so exceptional.

  • Starring: Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong
  • Director: Park Chan-wook
  • Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 144 minutes
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%


"Heathers" follows teen queen Veronica and her boyfriend J.D. as they team up to take down the popular kids. This is somewhat ironic, as she's also part of the top clique. But Veronica and J.D., and "Heathers" as a whole, are all about digging into the rot at the center of the high school hierarchy — a process that quickly turns deadly. Though cynical, "Heathers" glides over its darkest moments with smart, pitch-black comedy. It might have a cult following, but fans of mainstream romance won't be disappointed.

  • Starring: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty
  • Director: Michael Lehmann
  • Year: 1989
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

His Girl Friday

"His Girl Friday" is widely regarded as a classic romance. It might surprise you, then, to learn that it's defined by a major twist: Here, the male lead is enamored with his ex-wife, and desperate to keep her from marrying a ho-hum insurance salesman. A newspaper editor and star reporter respectively, these former lovers are forced back into close proximity by a sizzling scoop. With a killer cast, spectacular script, and memorable plot, this swoon-worthy smash-hit is as comical as it is romantic.

  • Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
  • Director: Howard Hawks
  • Year: 1940
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%

I Want You Back

"I Want You Back" follows two strangers, Peter and Emma, who meet in a rather unique way: Peter hears Emma crying. They discover that they've both recently been broken up with, so they devise a plan to reach out to each other when they're feeling down. But they also take it a step further by attempting to break up their exes, who have both entered new relationships with separate people. "I Want You Back" explores the eternal fact that love will make people do wild things –– and that it arrives when you least expect it.

  • Starring: Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Scott Eastwood
  • Director: Jason Orley
  • Year: 2022
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

The Lost City

The story becomes reality for novelist Loretta Sage in "The Lost City," a romantic adventure that unfolds over a treasure hunt deep within the jungle, complete with a wacky but evil villain in pursuit. Loretta is a popular adventure novelist who keeps to herself, turning her deceased husband's travel stories into novels adorned with images of a hunky cover model named Alan. While Loretta and Alan are out promoting their latest work on a book tour, weird billionaire Abigail Fairfax kidnaps them in hopes that they can lead him to the fabled Lost City of D. Loretta is brainy and cranky; Alan is goofy, sweet, and dumb, and they just might fall in love if they can get out of the jungle alive.

Love and Friendship

"Love and Friendship" follows Lady Susan, a recent widow with little money of her own. As it's the 1790s and she has a so-so reputation, she has few options. Nevertheless, she draws up a plan to revive her fortunes: She and her daughter will both marry up. Does love conquer all? You'll have to watch to find out. Anyone who loves comedy, romance, and period pieces is bound to enjoy this unique Jane Austen adaptation.

  • Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel
  • Director: Whit Stillman
  • Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Rating: PG
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Red, White & Royal Blue

An Amazon Prime original, "Red, White & Royal Blue" brings Casey McQuiston's top-selling romance novel to the small screen. Mixing international politics and royal intrigue with the slow build of an unlikely love story, this film shows how romance can quell an international incident. Alex Claremont-Diaz is the son of U.S. president Ellen Claremont. Prince Henry is an heir to the English throne. They absolutely loathe each other, to the point where their respective parents force them to call off their feud. But the time they spend together makes them realize their strong feelings for each other might skew more towards love than hate.

  • Starring: Taylor Zakhar Perez, Nicholas Galitzine, Uma Thurman
  • Director: Matthew Lopez
  • Year: 2023
  • Runtime: 112 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

The Shape of Water - Frevee

Monster-movie maverick Guillermo del Toro expressed his sensitive and romantic side with "The Shape of Water" and wound up winning the Academy Award for best picture. It's a play on the "Romeo and Juliet" formula of two characters from opposite backgrounds who find true love in the face of much opposition, although the romantics in this movie are Elisa — a lonely, mute cleaner who works in a secret government laboratory in the early 1960s — and a scaly amphibious sea monster who resides in the facility. The duo forges a powerful and profound connection that will change both of their lives, should they be able to work around nasty federal operatives.

  • Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins
  • Director: Guillermo del Toro
  • Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 123 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Sylvie's Love

"Sylvie's Love" is a romance fan's romance movie. It follows a saxophonist named Robert and a woman named Sylvie, who develops a burning passion for her career in television — something not everyone is happy about, given the fact that it's 1962. The two fall head-over-heels for each other, but commitments, work, and a remarkable offer to play in Paris get in the way. Sylvie and Robert's story splits, reconnects, and branches in a number of fascinating ways. Love is complicated here, but it is also enduring.

To Catch a Thief

John Robie is a retired jewel thief living out his days on the French Riviera. When crimes that have his name written all over them start occurring, police come knocking. John isn't to blame, however, and attempts to clear his name by solving the mystery. Along the way, he starts a relationship with Frances, an American tourist. When her high-priced jewelry is stolen, their burgeoning bond takes a hit — yet that doesn't stop John from, as the title suggests, continuing on his quest to catch the thief.

  • Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis
  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Year: 1955
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Rating: PG
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Untamed Heart - Freevee

"Untamed Heart" explores to its fullest extent the metaphorical idea that the blood-pumping organ is also the place where feelings of love reside. The result is a heart-swelling and heartbreaking romance. 

After a string of unfaithful and unreliable boyfriends, diner worker Caroline doesn't even notice busboy Adam gazing adoringly at her until he rescues her from a street assault. He's severely injured in the melee, and while hospitalized, he learns that he has a likely fatal and rare heart condition. But when approached about a transplant, Adam refuses, swearing that his doomed heart is where his love for Caroline resides. A quick but profound romance ensues, from which no one will emerge without some kind of heart damage.

Valley Girl

Randy is a boy from Hollywood. Julie is a girl from the Valley. Though those differing upbringings didn't necessarily mesh back in the '80s (despite being close in proximity, if we're being honest), "Valley Girl" proves that love is everywhere –- you just have to have an open heart and mind. But Randy and Julie discover that they also have to fend off the naysayers who say they're not right for one another just because they're from different cliques and aren't the exact same people. If '80s hairdos, outfits, and music are your jam, and you also like to dive deep into a romantic comedy, then "Valley Girl" is a no-brainer.

  • Starring: Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily

  • Director: Martha Coolidge

  • Year: 1983

  • Runtime: 99 minutes

  • Rating: R

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

The Wedding Singer

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore showed off their palpable chemistry for the first time in "The Wedding Singer," an '80s-set tale about a couple of banquet hall workers helpless against their attraction to each other. Sandler plays Robbie Hart, a guy who loves weddings so much that he applies his formidable musical talents to becoming a poorly paid reception singer.  This line of work introduces him to Julia, a server engaged to a despicable, adulterous yuppie stockbroker. Robbie becomes absorbed in self-loathing after being dumped by his shallow girlfriend, and Julia trudges ahead with her ill-advised wedding ... but they can't stop thinking about each other, and growing ever closer.

  • Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor
  • Director: Frank Coraci
  • Year: 1998
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Who You Think I Am

"Who You Think I Am" follows a woman who connects with a man on a social media platform. Sounds normal enough, right? The problem is, she's a middle-aged adult who portrays herself online as a 20-something. This quickly go from bad to worse as her secret unravels. This French film has a bit of everything, from thriller-esque twists to stirring passion. It's a romance unlike any other, and a drama you'll never forget.

  • Starring: Juliette Binoche, François Civil, Nicole Garcia
  • Director: Safy Nebbou
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%