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The best rom-coms on Amazon Prime right now

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.

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Ticket to Paradise (2022) new
Ticket to Paradise
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Kaitlyn Dever
Directed by Ol Parker

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.

Somebody I Used to Know (2023) new
Somebody I Used to Know
Genre Romance, Comedy, Drama
Stars Alison Brie, Jay Ellis, Kiersey Clemons
Directed by Dave Franco

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.

About Fate (2022)
About Fate
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Emma Roberts, Thomas Mann, Lewis Tan
Directed by Marius Weisberg

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.

The Lost City (2022)
The Lost City
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Stars Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe
Directed by Adam Nee, Aaron Nee

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.

Book of Love (2022)
Book of Love
44 %
pg-13 106m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Sam Claflin, Verónica Echegui, Antonia Clarke
Directed by Analeine Cal y Mayor
Henry (Sam Claflin) is a struggling author who learns that his latest work is a flop, except in one country: Mexico. At the urging of his publisher, Henry travels to Mexico for a book signing tour in hopes of keeping the momentum going. But when the uptight English writer arrives, he realizes, much to his chagrin, that his book has been completely rewritten by his translator Maria (Veronica Echegui) into a steamy, sexy romance novel. Now, he must deal with the unwanted attention while also coming to terms with the fact that maybe there’s an untapped area he needs to explore, not only in his writing but in his personal life as well. It’s a cute, cross-cultural story with a fun twist.
Book of Love – Official Trailer | February 4
My Fake Boyfriend (2022)
My Fake Boyfriend
r 100m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Keiynan Lonsdale, Dylan Sprouse, Sarah Hyland
Directed by Rose Troche
Hailing from Canada, Dylan Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) and Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) star in this social media-centric rom-com for a new generation. In order to help his friend get out of a toxic relationship, Jake (Sprouse) and his girlfriend, Kelly (Hyland), create a fake online boyfriend for him. But not everything goes as planned, and hijinks ensue. My Fake Boyfriend is plenty fun, representing a new kind of romantic comedy that diverts from the old days of secret letters and meetings on bridges and into the modern world of deepfakes.
My Fake Boyfriend - Official Trailer | Prime Video
Licorice Pizza (2021)
Licorice Pizza
90 %
r 133m
Genre Drama, Comedy
Stars Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
A 2021 Best Picture Oscar nominee, Paul Thomas Anderson directs this zany romantic dramedy about Alana Kane (Alana Haim) and Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman), a couple of kids growing up, getting into trouble, and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley in 1973. Licorice Pizza isn’t necessarily a spiritual sequel to Boogie Nights but it’s hard not to draw parallels as the teenagers continually find themselves in adult situations and relationships they are not nearly mature enough to navigate wisely.
His Girl Friday (1940)
His Girl Friday
g 92m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
Directed by Howard Hawks
Harken back to the 1940s with this classic rom-com starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell as Walter and Hildy, a newspaper editor and reporter who are recently divorced. Fearful of losing his former wife for good, however, and still madly in love with her, Walter convinces her to work one last story with him in hopes he can win her back before she marries her new fiancé. He stops at nothing in the screwball company to keep Hildy around for as long as possible, all in the name of love.
His Girl Friday (1940) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers
I Want You Back (2022)
I Want You Back
61 %
r 111m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, Scott Eastwood
Directed by Jason Orley
Charlie Day and Jenny Slate star in this odd couple comedy about Peter and Emma, two strangers who bond over being unexpectedly dumped by their respective partners on the same weekend. They click over their misanthropic misery and soon become one another’s worst influences after seeing that both of their exes have happily moved on to new romances. Peter and Emma fear that they’re in their mid-30s and have lost their last shot at love, resolving to hatch a desperate plot to get back their lost loves. As each encourages the other, they go to increasingly wacky lengths to avoid moving on.
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things
61 %
pg-13 99m
Genre Fantasy, Romance
Stars Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen, Jermaine Harris
Directed by Ian Samuels
Mark (Kyle Allen), a teenager with big dreams, is stuck in a ceaseless time loop. Reliving the same day over and over, he seeks to help others by anticipating their next move and stepping in to assist. When Mark meets Margaret (Kathryn Newton), a teenage girl who also happens to be stuck in a loop of her own, the two form an instant connection and begin discussing the when and how of breaking their loops. But in letting go of their endless cycles, will they also be letting go of each other? Based on a short story from the film’s screenwriter, Lev Grossman, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is a heartwarming and original film led by two charismatic performances from Newton and Allen.
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things - Official Trailer
Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)
Brittany Runs a Marathon
72 %
r 103m
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar
Directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo
Many people make a very big, very public deal about their journey to run a marathon. This movie is a realistic depiction of what really happens when those people set off on that journey. Jillian Bell stars as an overweight woman who sets out to train for and run the New York marathon, believing that by getting in shape, she will change her life for the better. However, she finds that the changes that come are negative as well as positive. Brittany realizes that many of her issues are related to who she is inside rather than how she looks on the outside. It strikes a nice balance between drama and comedy and reminds the audience that you can’t move forward in life if you can’t first learn to love yourself.
Brittany Runs a Marathon Trailer #1 (2019) | Movieclips Indie
The Big Sick (2017)
The Big Sick
86 %
r 120m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
Directed by Michael Showalter
The Oscar-nominated film The Big Sick is based on the real-life courtship of Kumail Nanjiani and his writing partner and wife, Emily Gordon. Nanjiani, a Pakistani-born comedian from a traditional family, falls in love with grad student Emily but struggles to deal with the familial culture clash. When Emily falls sick with a mysterious illness, he starts to have a change of heart, though. Ultimately, The Big Sick is a beautiful, lighthearted exploration of loving someone — or falling in love with someone — even during low times.
The Big Sick – Official US Trailer | Amazon Studios
Life Itself (2018)
Life Itself
21 %
r 118m
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening
Directed by Dan Fogelman
Life Itself is one of those movies that the critics hate but audiences adore. It’s melodramatic, but it’s sweet and it has a sense of humor. From This Is Us director and writer Dan Fogelman, Life Itself discusses the perils and rewards of everyday life, telling a multigenerational saga that spans continents. Beginning with a young New York couple, the story follows them through their marriage and the birth of their first child, creating unexpected twists and turns that reverberate across continents and through lifetimes. Life Itself features an outstanding cast including Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Olivia Cooke, and Annette Bening.
Life Itself - Official Trailer | Amazon Studios

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