Don’t you just love love? From romantic comedies to dramas, there’s something about romantic movies that is absolutely addictive. We’ve put together a list of the most romantic movies on Amazon Prime, everything ranging from it’s-so-beautiful-I’m-going-to-cry films to I’m-laughing-so-hard-I-can’t-breathe rom coms. Take your pick from the list below, and get ready to have the time of your life.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
In the summer of 1987, Baby is 17. She and her well-to-do family are spending the summer at Kellerman’s, a resort in the Catskills. Baby's determined to have a relaxing summer but her plans are thrown off-course when she falls for Johnny, the dance instructor at the swanky resort.
Baby is fascinated by life in the staff quarters at Kellerman’s. There are wild parties with dirty dancing and no shortage of drama. Enthralled by Johnny and the dancing, Baby becomes Johnny’s temporary dance partner. But her father is not on board and after he forbids Baby from seeing her nimble crush, Baby and Johnny must continue their steamy dance lessons in secret.
The remake of the 1954 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina is the story of Sabrina, the daughter of a chauffeur. Sabrina's father works for the wealthy Larrabee family, and for as long as she can remember, Sabrina has been in love with the Larrabee's youngest son, David. David is the classic ladies’ man. He’s constantly falling in and out of love, and there’s always a new, gorgeous woman on his arm.
As a young adult, Sabrina gets an internship at Vogue in Paris, returning to the States a changed woman. David, who is now engaged to a doctor, is stunned by her transformation. Despite his engagement, he begins to fall for the breathtaking and sophisticated Sabrina. Linus, David’s older brother, who has been working on a merger between their family business and David’s fiancée’s father’s business, fears financial repercussions if the engagement ends. Linus takes it upon himself to end the attraction between Sabrina and his brother—by taking Sabrina for himself.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Considered one of the best films of all time, Gone with the Wind is based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Mitchell. It takes place in the South, beginning at the brink of the Civil War and concluding in the era of Reconstruction. Scarlett O’Hara is a young woman living on her family’s cotton plantation in Georgia. She is in love with a man named Ashley Wilkes who is engaged to be married to his cousin, Melanie. When Scarlett professes her love, Ashley rejects her, claiming that he and Melanie are more compatible. Their conversation is overhead by the scandalous Rhett Butler, a mysterious visitor from Charleston.
That very day, the war begins and the declaration of love is quickly forgotten. Melanie’s younger brother suddenly proposes to Scarlett, and the young couple is married before he is deployed. Scarlett soon becomes a widow when her husband falls ill while at war. Gone with the Wind is Scarlett’s story as she navigates her way through the treacherous days of war and her torrid love affairs with Ashley and Rhett.
Tortilla Soup (2001)
Martin Naranjo is a seasoned chef. Despite losing his sense of smell and taste, he continues to cook decadent and delicious multi-course meals. A widower, Martin lives with his three adult daughters: Leticia, Carmen, and Maribel. He only has one rule for his girls: be home for family dinner every Sunday night.
Leticia, a chemistry teacher and a born-again Christian, is the oldest and most reserved of the sisters. Carmen, the middle sister, is nearly as passionate about food as her father but has given up on her dream of owning a restaurant, opting for a more reliable job as a business analyst. The youngest daughter, Maribel, is a free spirit with a bit of a rebellious streak. The close family finds themselves driven apart when the sisters fall in love and an overbearing woman begins pursuing their father.
Eyes Wide Open (2009)
Aaron, an Orthodox Jewish butcher, is a loving husband and father of four. When Ezri, a homeless Yeshiva student, comes into his butcher shop to use the phone, Aaron takes the impoverished boy under his wing. Ezri becomes Aaron’s apprentice and begins staying at the shop.
Ezri is a talented artist and with Aaron’s support, continues to draw and pursue his religious studies. However, when Aaron asks Ezri to draw his portrait, Aaron’s protective feelings towards the boy quickly turn into something else. As they embark in a passionate affair, Aaron must choose between his family, his religion, and his love for the young man he rescued.
Two Night Stand (2014)
Megan was on top of the world. She was a pre-med student and engaged to Chris, who she was convinced was the love of her life. Fast-forward a few months: Chris has called off the engagement, and after deciding not to go to medical school, Megan is unemployed. Desperate for a distraction from her misery, Megan joins a dating site. There, she meets Alec.
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On a whim, Megan goes to Alec’s apartment for her very first one-night stand. The pair doesn’t exactly hit it off, but Megan is trapped in Alec’s apartment when a blizzard buries the whole city. Trapped in the small space, Megan and Alec begin to move past their initial dislike for one another, their negative feelings slowly turning into something else entirely.
The Lobster (2015)
In a dystopian society, single people have 45 days to find a partner. If they fail, they will be turned into an animal of their choosing. David’s wife just left him, and now the 45-day countdown begins. He is brought to a hotel, accompanied by a dog, who is his brother. David has decided that if he fails to find a partner, he will turn into a lobster.
The hotel has a lot of very specific rules. The occupants may not touch themselves, but are required to watch propaganda advertising the benefits of being in a relationship. They also must find a partner with whom they share a distinguishing trait, such as a limp. The only way the singletons can extend their 45 days is by hunting down single people who live in the forest.
The Choice (2016)
Based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, The Choice is the story of Travis and Gabby. Travis is a veterinarian who loves women but hates commitment. Gabby, a medical student who is in a serious relationship with her longtime boyfriend, is Travis’ new next-door neighbor. With Gabby’s boyfriend away for work, Gabby and Travis grow close.
Although they’re both involved with other people, their attraction to one another is undeniable. Gabby and Travis enter into a heated love affair, but when her boyfriend comes back eager to marry her, Gabby has an impossible choice to make.
Hello, My Name is Doris (2016)
Doris Miller has lived with her mother her whole life, and when her mother dies, she’s left all alone. She keeps to herself for the most part. Doris’ only friends are Roz and Roz’s granddaughter, Vivian. Her life is highly unexciting. Even Doris’ job is unexciting: She has done data entry at the same company for ages.
When a new employee named John arrives at her job, Doris' life finally starts to change. She finds herself infatuated with the much younger man. Inspired by self-improvement tapes and Vivian’s advice, Doris decides to pursue John. Is there any way the eccentric 60-year-old woman can capture a young man’s attention the way he captured hers?
Me Before You (2016)
Louisa Clark is an eccentric young woman who still lives at home with her parents, working to help support her family. When she loses her job at a local cafe, she is desperate for a new job. She ends up taking a position as a caretaker and companion for Will, a wealthy banker who was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident and is now severely depressed.
Will’s mother is convinced that Louisa will be able to break through Will’s hard outer shell and cheer him up. She couldn’t have been more wrong: Will is in no mood for Louisa’s cheeriness and goes out of his way to make her life miserable. Not one to quit, Louisa dutifully shows up for work each day. She and Will soon develop a friendship, which turns into something far more.
The Big Sick (2017)
Loosely based on the real-life love story between the screenwriters, The Big Sick follows Kumail Nanjiani as he falls in love with Emily Gordon. Kumail is a struggling stand-up comedian. At one of his shows, he is heckled by a woman in the crowd–Emily–and when he confronts her afterwards, they have a one-night stand, which develops into a relationship.
Kumail fears telling his traditional Pakistani parents that he has fallen for a white girl, so they continue to set him up with eligible Muslim women. When Emily discovers this, she’s furious and breaks up with Kumail. A few weeks later, Emily becomes ill and falls into a coma. Kumail goes to the hospital to see her and ends up growing close to her parents, falling deeper in love with the unresponsive Emily in the process.
Featured still from "Me Before You" via Warner Bros. Pictures
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Created on 10 Jul 2018