Whether in a relationship or single, the romantics among us get an immediate burst of emotional intensity from romance movies. Lucky for you, the Hulu streaming service features a wide array of excellent choices. But which are the best romance movies on Hulu?
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Here’s our list of the best romance movies you can watch on the service. You can sign up for Hulu at the link below with a 30-day free trial.
The best romance movies on Hulu:
Editor’s note: We will update this list of the best romance movies on Hulu as new releases are added and older movies are phased out.
1. If Beale Street Could Talk
Lifetime friends Clementine “Tish” Rivers and Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt are looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together. It’s been a struggle for the couple to find an apartment in 1970s Harlem, but a sympathetic landlord offers them the start to their lives together.
The couple’s plans are derailed when Fonny is accused of a crime he didn’t commit. It’s up to Tish and her community to prove Fonny’s innocence and expose the abuses of power fighting against them.
2. A Nice Girl Like You
Lucy may be a really nice girl, but she is sexually inhibited, which ruins her relationship with her boyfriend, Jeff. This happens after she finds porn on his computer, which causes a huge argument. Her sexual life takes a turn after she decides to make a list of new things to try. This adventure starts with a healthy dose of porn watching. Her list takes her on plenty of fun and new adventures as a special new man comes into her life.
3. 50 First Dates
In this Hulu romance, Adam Sandler plays a man who is afraid of committing to a woman. He then finds a girl, played by Drew Barrymore, to who he quickly becomes attracted.
The catch is that Barrymore’s character has a problem with her short-term memory. She forgets everything that happens to her the previous day when she wakes up in the morning. Sandler’s character has to figure out how he can have a relationship with a woman that will forget about him every single day. It’s one of the best romance movies on Hulu.
Romance and comedy go hand in hand, and Cyrus is the perfect example of this. This movie features John and Molly, a couple of middle-aged singles who meet at a party and start a great relationship. There’s only one thing standing between them, and it’s Molly’s son. Cyrus and John have an ongoing rivalry, which becomes a rather funny, but tragic situation for their relationship. Love will always conquer all, though.
5. Romeo & Juliet
The Story of Romeo & Juliet takes us back to classic times in a love story known by the whole world. It’s William Shakespeare’s most famous piece, and this 1996 film takes the story to another level by modernizing the environment while following the same dialogue and story. This time the story takes place in Verona, a modern and trendy Italian city. You also get to see Leonardo DiCaprio in his youngster days, which is always a treat.
6. Happiest Season
This 2020 Hulu original movie combines romantic comedy with a holiday film. Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis play a couple, and they go to Davis’ parents for the holidays. The problem? Davis hasn’t yet told her parents that she is gay. The result is a funny, but at the same time poignant, look at how it’s still hard for many gay people to reveal themselves to their family and friends, and how those fears could affect those around them. It’s perhaps the best of the original romance movies on Hulu.
7. The Shape of Water
This is definitely not your typical romantic movie, but it is excellent. The 2017 winner of the Best Picture Oscar, the Guillermo del Toro directed film stars Sally Hawkins as a mute woman who works in a secret government facility. As it turns out, the reason this place is so secret is that the government is holding a strange humanoid amphibian being against his will. Hawkins’ character falls in love with this creature, played by Doug Jones. It’s a beautiful film that shows that love has no bounds.
8. I Feel Pretty
Amy Schumer plays a woman who is looking for validation in her life in this 2018 comedy. She keeps getting told that she’s ordinary in appearance, and just wants to “feel pretty.” She gets her wish when a fall changes her entire attitude, and she believes she is the most beautiful woman on earth. Suddenly, her confidence gets her noticed at work and also in her romantic life as well. But is she living a lie? This is one of the best romance movies on Hulu.
9. The Mountain Between Us
Strangers Alex and Ben hire a private plane in a rush to get to their destination, but this unexpected trip ends in a tragic plane crash that leaves them stranded in a snowy mountain. They must survive and face plenty of tribulations, an experience that forces them to build a relationship as they become fond of each other and push each other to live another day. This film is full of suspense, action, and is definitely one of the best Romance movies on Hulu.
Do you like your romantic comedies with a bit of dark humor? Heathers is the one to watch. Winona Ryder plays a high-school girl involved with the popular “Heathers” clique. She, however, hates the arrogant and mean girls of this group. She then hooks up with a new boyfriend, played by Christian Slater. To prove his love for her, he starts killing students she doesn’t like. This is not only one of the best romance movies on Hulu, but also an excellent satire on high school life.