20 Best Romantic Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

A little love never hurt anyone. In fact, every once in a while, a swoon-worthy love story is necessary to keep one’s faith alive in the fairy-tale endings. While other genres come and go, romance stays. Just like the power of love, there’s something special about romantic films. Whether it is the way they make you feel good, or because it wants you to be in love, whatever be the reason, romantic films have always been and will always be amongst the most well liked. Another special quality about romantic films is that there is no occasion for watching them. Whatever your mood, I am sure, there are romantic films out there that you can watch.

In its large collection of movies, Amazon Prime houses a lot of romance films. Love may or may not be in the air, but it is definitely there in Amazon’s library! With the emergence of online streaming services, nowadays, people prefer watching movies sitting in the comforts of their home. Netflix, of course, has the lion share of eyeballs, but Amazon Prime is not far behind. So, if you are planning to watch a romantic film with bunch of your loved one, you don’t need to go to a theater. You can just invite him/her to you house and turn on Amazon Prime. This list consists of all kinds of romantic films: from love stories to sad romantic movies; from romantic comedies to heartbreaking films. Again, here’s the list of some really good romance movies on Amazon Prime.

20. The Song (2014)

Jed is trying to find a career in music, just like his father did. But he is overshadowed by his father’s greatness. When meets Rose at her father’s vineyard, he falls in love with her. Soon, they get married. Jed writes a song for Rose, and it opens the gates of fame and stardom for him. As he enjoys his new-found success, he strays further away from his family. More complications arise when he gets attracted to Shelby Bale, another musician. The film follows Jed’s journey and the choices that he has to make.

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19. Not Cinderella’s Type (2018)

Based on the book of the same name by Jenni James, this film tells the story of a girl who wants to live life on her own terms. Indy has never been the one to fall for bad boys and has stayed focused on the things that she wants in life. She lives with her aunt and uncle and her interaction with others is restricted, mostly because she wants it that way. When she meets Bryant Bailey, she dislikes him. But as their paths cross more than once, she sees a side of him that he doesn’t present in front of others.

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18. Letters to Juliet (2010)

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Sophie is soon to be married to a man who takes her on a pre-honeymoon trip to Italy. While she believes that they are on a holiday and must spend their time together, she realises that her fiancée is more interested in researching material for his upcoming restaurant. She wanders off in the streets and comes across a place where people leave letters to Juliet that are answered by a group of women who call them the Secretaries of Juliet. She joins them and answers one of the letters. When the lady of the letter comes to Italy to follow up on Sophie’s advice, they go on a wild adventure, along with the lady’s grandson.

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17. How We Met (2016)

Eddie Better has always felt like a loser in his life. There is nothing that he can be proud of, or hold on to. When he is sent on a blind date, he thinks that since everything is already bad in his life, nothing could go worse. Even if the date falls through, nothing will have changed. His date Marie Walker turns out to be a different type of girl and he might even begin to like her. But then, things take turn for the worse. They come across a crooked cop and witness a murder which was an accident, by the way. Now they have to cover it up and find a way to come out of the situation they have gotten themselves in.

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16. The Cake Eaters (2007)

This film tells the story of three men in a dysfunctional family who try to come to terms with their love lives. After his wife dies, Easy Kimbrough finds it difficult to get over her loss, especially because he feels guilty for sustaining an affair over all these years. His elder son, Guy, who had left the town to pursue his dreams comes back after hearing of his mother’s death. He discovers that the girl he loved in high-school has found love somewhere else and has started a family of her own. Easy’s youngest son Beagle, was the closest to his mother because he was the only one to care for her in her last days. He finds difficulty in coming to terms with his luck when he falls for a girl who is suffering from a terminal disease.

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15. Bull Durham (1998)

In this film, Kevin Costner played the role of Crash Davis, a veteran in minor league baseball. He is sent to mould a rookie, Ebby Calvin, into a proper, professional game material. However, Crash finds that Ebby is too slack with his pitching and needs a lot more work than he had previously imagined. The two get off on a rocky start and it feels like they wouldn’t be able to properly communicate with each other to solve the problem. Then comes Annie who has a thing for baseball players and every year, finds herself in a relationship with one of the players. She gets interested in Ebby, but after meeting with Crash, she realises that her interests lie with him. As both of them try to help Ebby in polishing his game, their methods clash which sparks romance between them.

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14. Lovely, Still (2008)

Martin had never found a love strong enough to make him stick to one woman. He spent his youth as a bachelor and even now, in his old age, he hasn’t found anyone for himself. Until the day he meets his new neighbours. Mary, the mother of Martin’s neighbour asks him out on a date. While this gets him by surprise, he also looks forward to spending time with her because he hasn’t been close to someone in a very long time. But, this newfound love scares Martin and this causes problems in his relationship with Mary.

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13. Benny and Joon (1993)

Benjamin Pearl lives with his sister Juniper Pearl who is mentally ill. They meet Sam at Benny’s friend Mike’s house. After a bet is made, which Joon loses, Sam is made to live with them at their house. While Benny is initially against it, he soon realises that Sam might not be such a bad influence. Joon, too, likes spending time with Sam and they soon form a bond that doesn’t set so well with Benny. The film tells the story of the trio as they try to find love along with their own individuality. It explores the psyche of a brother who wants to take care of his sister but doesn’t realise that, in the process, he is robbing her of her freedom.

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12. Me Before You (2016)

When Louisa Clark loses her job at the café, she finds work as the caretaker for Will Traynor, a wheelchair-bound man who was paralysed after he met with an accident. Will has lost his will to live and wants to go through with euthanasia, something that his parents strongly oppose. When the bright and outgoing Louisa comes into his life, they find themselves to be completely different from each other. Soon, they start to grow on each other and fall in love. But, things haven’t changed for Will, physically.

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11. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

This film features Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan as two people who find love through the most unimaginable ways. After losing his wife, Sam Baldwin completely dedicates his time to his son. Watching his father alone and unable to let go of the grief, his son convinces him to talk about it on a radio talk show. Sam’s story is heard by women all over the country who start sending him letters. One of those listeners was Annie Reed. She was already in a relationship but didn’t feel any connection there, not as much as she felt while listening to Sam’s story. She sends a letter to Sam that is intercepted by his son. The boy sets the wheel in motion for their love.

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10. The Wedding Plan (2016)

Michal has had trouble finding love for a very long time. She is tired of being alone and desperate to start her life with someone who will love her. However, when she finally gets engaged, at a cake testing, her fiancée tells her that he doesn’t love her. She breaks off the engagement but decides to go through with the wedding, believing that God will send a groom along her way by the wedding date. She goes on multiple dates and tries to reconnect with men from her past. As nothing pans out, she finds love in an unexpected place.

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9. Jerry Maguire (1996)

There isn’t a fixed genre under which ‘Jerry Maguire’ can be categorized. It is a sports drama, a comedy with a lot of romance. It tells the story of a sports agent who is dissatisfied with the way things work in his current firm. So, making a big gesture with a big speech, he decides to leave the job, starting his own firm and offers anyone who wants to work with him to leave the firm with him. He would have had to face utter embarrassment had Dorothy Boyd not stood up and left with him. With just one client who sticks with him for the sake of loyalty, Jerry Maguire tries to make things work while a relationship develops between him and Dorothy’s son.

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8. The Age of Innocence (1993)

Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder star in this historical love-triangle of a story. Set in the 1870s, it shows Newland Archer announcing his engagement to May Welland. However, he becomes conflicted about their relationship when May’s cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska comes to New York after her failed marriage with a Polish Count. Archer is impressed by Olenska’s individuality, her modern thought-process and defying of societal norms. Comparing this to May’s innocence and subservient behaviour, he starts gravitating towards the Countess. But their situation is not so simple! Archer has to decide between his love for Olenska who doesn’t enjoy a respectable status in the society because of her divorce and May, the epitome of a girl who lives by society’s standards and belongs to a respectable family.

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7. Still Mine (2012)

There is a flame in young love that makes it so desirable. But, as one of my favourite authors said, “love needs to be tended to the roots to keep itself alive”. There’s a reason people say “I want to grow old with you”. Maybe, it’s because, in this age, people have been together through thick and thin, their love has passed the test of time and they know that it was for real. ‘Still Mine’ is the tale of one such love. Based on true events, it tells the story of Craig Morrison who is a simple farmer. When his wife suffers from a disease, he decides that their current home is not suitable for her needs and decides to build a new house for her. However, he faces strong opposition from the bureaucrats.

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6. Under the Greenwood Tree (2005)

Based on the book of the same name by Thomas Hardy, this film shows the story of a schoolmistress who is pampered by three men trying to woo her. Dick Dewey fancies Fancy Day ever since he first saw her. While she comes from a well-off family, she doesn’t dissuade the advances of Dick who is not as rich. Encouraged by the reciprocation of a small measure of feelings from her, he becomes convinced that he’ll be able to win her heart. However, when it comes to his attention that there are other people trying to do the same thing, he has to level up his game. It is utterly necessary because his competitors are richer and more influential than him, and thus, they have a better chance than him to woo someone more important than Fancy- her father.

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5. Love and Friendship (2016)

Based on the novel ‘Lady Susan’ by Jane Austen, this film features Kate Beckinsale as the titular Lady Susan Vernon. She arrives at Manwaring with the intentions of finding a suitable husband for her young daughter. But, that’s not where he intentions stop. Considerably young herself, and being a widow, she is looking for a man for herself as well, someone who can help her regain her previous status in the society. As she spends time in Churchill at her brother-in-law’s house, young Reginald de Courcey is enchanted by her. Warned by his family to stay away from Lady Susan, he rebuffs them by saying that there is nothing romantic between them. But the schemes of Lady Susan are in constant motion and soon, Reginald finds himself falling for her.

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4. Eyes Wide Open (2009)

Love is a complicated thing, made even more so by the bounds that the society places on it. Aaron comes across this situation when he meets Ezri. A father of four and held a respectable place in the society, Aaron owns a butcher shop. One day, a young, nineteen-year-old boy comes to him asking for help, to which Aaron refuses. Later, he discovers Ezri sleeping in a synagogue and taking pity on him, invites him to stay at the butcher shop and become his apprentice. As they spend more time together, Aaron realises that Ezri is attracted to him. Initially hesitant, Aaron reciprocates Ezri’s feelings after some time. Ezri’s growing presence in Aaron’s life alerts his wife. And he is made to choose between them and his love for Ezri.

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3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

This film stars Audrey Hepburn as an outgoing socialite. She catches the fancy of a struggling writer who has just moved next door to her. As the writer, Paul, and Holly spend more time with each other, he gets to know about her lavish lifestyle and her plan to find a rich man and marry him, so that she can spend the rest of her life with all the comforts that she wants. While, in the beginning, Paul takes her for who she appears to be, he soon realises that there are emotions she hides behind her face. But for how long will she continued with her façade? Will Paul have to give up on her as she goes about finding someone else for herself?

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2. Breathe (2017)

This biographical drama centres on the life of Robin Cavendish. Having encountered polio at the age of 28, Robin becomes depressed and decides to end his life now rather than in two or three months, as the doctors have told him. However, his wife refuses to give up on him and motivates him to live for her and their newborn son. With the support and love of his family and friends, Robin finds the will to live. As his spirits rise, he finds ways to make life easier for himself by inventing a movable chair with built-in respiratory aid in it.

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1. The Big Sick (2017)

Love knows no bounds, but people do! This is the what happened when Kumail first met Emily. Their first interaction made sparks fly between them and soon they found themselves in a relationship. However, when it came to their parents, Emily had told her parents about her relationship with Kumail. But, when she discovers that Kumail hadn’t done the same and that his parents were actually trying to arrange his marriage with someone else, she decided to call it quits with him. But then, she got sick and went into a coma. During this time, Kumail realised how strong his love was for Emily and how he’d have to fight for it if he wanted her back.

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