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The Best Romance Movies on Hulu to Watch Right Now

You'll fall head over heels for these films.

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Spice up your watchlist with these amazing romance movies streaming on Hulu right now. No need to scour the site: we’ve brought you a list of the best love stories Hulu has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a tearjerker or a good laugh, these ten romance movies are guaranteed to make even the coldest of hearts swell.

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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The first winner of the Queer Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival to be directed by a woman, this French film peers inside the nuances of the relationship between a young aristocrat and the woman hired to paint her portrait. 

The two begin a forbidden love affair which they know from the start is destined to end, but which leaves a lasting and unforgettable impact on their lives.

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Happiest Season

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Fans of holiday romances and LGBTQ romance movies alike will enjoy Happiest Season, a Hulu original starring Kristen Stewart as Abby and Mackenzie Davis as Harper. Abby is planning on proposing to Harper, but first, she's accompanying her to her family's house for Christmas. It's only on the car ride there that Harper admits that her conservative parents don't know who Abby really is—or that Harper likes women.

Hilarious, heartfelt, and full of classic holiday moments, this modern movie is an instant classic.

If Beale Street Could Talk

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From acclaimed Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk is based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same name. When a young woman’s partner is wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit, she becomes determined to clear his name before the birth of their child. 

Told in a non-linear fashion, this sprawling and emotional love story is surely one for the ages.

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I Still Believe

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This Christian musical romance starring Riverdale’s KJ Apa is based on the real-life story of Jeremy Camp and his first wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp. 

Camp’s wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer shortly before their marriage and passed away soon after. The film follows Camp’s rise to fame as a Christian singer-songwriter and the power of faith despite grief.

Vita & Virginia

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Adapted from the 1992 play Vita & Virginia, this film tells of the love affair between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, which spanned ten years and defined much of their lives. 

Though both women were married to men, they carried on well-known relationships with women, and none better known than this one. Vita Sackville-West famously served as the inspiration for the protagonist in Woolf’s Orlando. Now, you can learn why.

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Though you won't find this film on any must-watch lists, sometimes you just want to settle in for a light romance—and Endless, a spin on Ghost for YA audiences, may be just what you're looking for. 

Riley and Chris are madly in love, despite their diverging life paths. After Riley is accepted to Georgetown, the couple argues about their future. Tragically, the argument is cut short by a car accident that claims Chris's life. However, he's not truly gone, and soon figures out a way to keep communicating with Riley.

Beach Rats

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For those looking for a more experimental romance movie streaming on Hulu, Beach Rats is less plot-focused and more of an exploration of identity and sexuality. 

An aimless Brooklyn teenager begins causing trouble with friends and flirting with older men online, and falls into intense territory. He begins cruising on a beach to meet men at the same time he cautiously enters a relationship with a woman, forcing him to reckon with himself and his identity.

Dirty Dancing

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This 1987 classic starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in arguably their most iconic roles is now at your fingertips. 

Baby is stuck spending a summer at a resort with her family. But when she meets the resort’s dance instructor and he taps her to be his new partner, things begin to look up. The two fall in love, and despite the forbidden nature of their romance, they are determined to perform one final dance.

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Valley Girl

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Based on the 1983 movie of the same name (which was based on Romeo & Juliet), this 80's throwback musical romance movie is a ton of fun. In present-day, Ruby has broken up with her boyfriend, and goes to her mom for comfort. This prompts her mother Julie to tell her the story of her own high school love triangle, between preppy Mickey, punk Randy, and herself.

Plus One

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Everyone hits that point in life where it feels like everyone is getting married—except you. When Alice and Ben find themselves there, single and lonely, they agree to be each other’s plus-ones to every insufferable wedding they’re invited to. But they might find more love than they bargained for at the end of these aisles...

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