Rom-coms are a finicky category. Sometimes, even the worst-reviewed ones are considered “the best” by fans who love corny, sappy, and even predictable stories. There’s a reason, after all, the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies are so popular. But sometimes, a rom-com totally hits the mark with the perfect mix of comedy and romance.
You can find tons of rom-coms on Amazon Prime, including ones that skew more to the romance side, ones that are hilarious, and even a few that are more anti-rom-com for those who love going against the grain. We have curated this list of the best rom-coms on Amazon Prime Video right now for you to check out the next time you’re in the mood for love.
Amazon Prime Video isn’t short on titles, but it may not have what you’re looking for. Fortunately, we’ve also rounded up the best romantic comedies on Netflix and the best romantic comedies on Hulu.
Ticket to Paradise2022
The acting talents of George Clooney and Julia Roberts, combined with their consistently fabulous on-screen chemistry, is always a winning combination. Such is the case with Ticket to Paradise. Almost worthy of being called an anti-rom-com, the pair play David and Georgia, a divorced couple who can’t stand one another.
When their daughter, Lily (Kaitlyn Dever), graduates from college, however, and makes a rash decision to get married to a man she meets on vacation in Bali, leaving her career aspirations behind, the two must unite. They travel together to Bali to try and convince their daughter that she’s making a mistake, one that’s all too reminiscent of one they made themselves decades prior. Despite mixed reviews, Ticket to Paradise was a box-office success. It’s full of laughs, along with heartwarming and relatable moments.
Dave Franco co-wrote this rom-com alongside his wife Alison Brie, who stars as Ally, the showrunner of a reality TV show that is almost over its 15 minutes in the spotlight. With a cancellation brewing, Ally comes to the realization that her work has consumed her and she doesn’t have much of a social life outside of it. She decides to visit her mother in Washington where she runs into an ex-boyfriend who, she discovers, is about to get married.
Somebody I Used to Know isn’t your cliched rom-com: the movie is praised for its nuanced story and comedic moments. But it’s also an inspiring movie that takes you on a journey of self-discovery and that there’s so much you can learn about yourself not only from your successful relationships but the failed ones, too.
Emma Roberts and Thomas Mann star as a realtor and a lawyer, respectively, who live similar lives in different places. Through a chance encounter after eerily similar embarrassing experiences with their significant others, the pair meet. The rest, as they say in movie world, is history.
About Fate is a sweet film that serves as a remake of the 1975 Soviet TV movie The Irony of Fate. The premise shows that somewhere, somehow, someone else might be going through the same experiences you are. You’re not alone. And everyone can find love, sometimes in the strangest of places, especially when it’s meant to be.
Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum shine in this corny albeit entertaining action-adventure comedy that throws in a bit of romance, too. Bullock is Loretta, a successful romance novelist who ends up on a real journey with the cover model of her latest book (Tatum) as they try to escape the clutches of a billionaire villain (Daniel Radcliffe). He’s looking for the lost ancient burial chamber she describes in one of her books, believing it to be real since she based the story on historical facts.
The odd pairing of the grumpy, reclusive widow and the handsome, attention-seeking model draws you into the story of The Lost City. And no surprises, there’s a bit of romance in the end.
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