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. The Wedding Planner
Jennifer Lopez plays a high-end wedding planner in this movie. She has time to plan the most important day of a couple’s life, but no time to find love on her own. At one point she’s saved from a car collision by a doctor, played by Matthew McConaughey. She naturally falls for him, but she doesn’t know he’s engaged, and that the bride wants Lopez to plan the wedding.
This rom-com can be a bit silly at times, but it’s still fun to watch and is one of the best romantic movies on Hulu.
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, who he quickly becomes attracted to.
The catch is that Barrymore’s character has a problem with her short-term memory. She forgets everything that happens to her in 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.
4. Drinking Buddies
Kate and Luke are co-workers at a Chicago craft brewery, where they spend their time flirting and drinking with each other. The two co-workers are very compatible with each other, except they’re already in relationships.
While Luke is contemplating marriage with his girlfriend of six years, Kate is going steady with music producer Chris. Then again, you can always count on beer to blur the lines. It’s a fun film and also one of the best romance movies on Hulu.
5. My Best Friend’s Wedding
My Best Friend’s Wedding is one of the best romance movies on Hulu, as well as one of those films you simply can’t miss. Julia Roberts plays a woman who learns her male best friend is getting married. Unfortunately, Roberts then finally figures out she actually loves him. The rest of the movie shows her attempt to win her best friend back before the wedding.
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.
7. Romeo + Juliet
Baz Luhrmann adapted William Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy for this popular 1996 movie adaptation. Thie movie updates the feud between the Capulets and Montagues families to the present day. The star-crossed lovers of Romeo and Juliet, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. are perfectly cast. The mix of Shakespeare’s language with modern day settings and music is a bit jarring at times, but it’s definitely different.
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 romatic life as well. But is she living a lie? This is one of the best romance movies on Hulu.
9. Love Potion No. 9
This 1992 romantic comedy stars a young Sandra Bullock, who plays a scientist that works with a character played by Tate Donovan. However, both are very unlucky in love. Donavan’s character gets so desperate to find a girlfriend he goes to a gypsy for help, who gives him a love potion that works for four hours. Both Bullock and Donovan decide to use it, and soon things get crazy for both of their romantic lives.
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.
That was our list of the best romance movies on Hulu. We’ll update this list as more romantic flicks come to the service.