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.
If you meet the person who seems like your soulmate, but they're already in a deeply serious relationship, is friendship a healthy second option? What If explores this question through the story of Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) and Chantry (Zoe Kazan). After they meet at a party, Wallace walks Chantry home and learns along the way that she's in a committed long-term relationship. Although Wallace has strong feelings for Chantry, he accepts her relationship and does his best to be a good friend to the woman he secretly loves.
But as Chantry's relationship with her boyfriend evolves, she and Wallace must reckon with challenging truths about their friendship. A charming, genuine, and funny look at the romantic dramas of a group of well-intentioned twenty-somethings, What If is the perfect friends-to-lovers rom com for a relaxed night in. It also features delightful supporting performances from Adam Driver and Mackenzie Davis as two of Wallace's most infuriatingly attractive and confident friends.
Some Kind of Wonderful
This 1987 teen movie is a John Hughes classic. L.A. high schoolers Keith (Eric Stoltz) and his tomboy best friend Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson) both want to rise above their respective low social standings. As part of his social rejuvenation strategy, Keith asks out Amanda (Lea Thompson), the queen bee of their school. But when Watts sees Keith beginning to sincerely fall for Amanda, she realizes she has repressed romantic feelings for her best friend.
Although almost everyone will find themselves rooting for Watts to get her happy ending, Some Kind of Wonderful is also empathetic towards Amanda, and paints her as a three-dimensional character with agency rather than just a foil to highlight the dynamic between Keith and Watts.
This classic 1954 film stars 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.
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 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 "What If" via Entertainment One