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The best rom-coms on Amazon Prime right now (August 2022)

Romantic comedy is a timeless genre. And when it comes to movie night, it’s always easy to fall back on a rom-com when you can’t think of what else to watch. Your Amazon Prime subscription gives you access to a host of great rom-coms on Prime Video, so if you’re feeling like spending a sticky summer night in, you’ve got loads of options to choose from.

However, that’s part of the problem. To help you spend less time browsing Amazon’s clunky interface and more time watching, we’ve put together a list of the best rom-coms on Amazon Prime right now.

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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Licorice Pizza (2021) new

Licorice Pizza
90 %
7.3/10
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) new

His Girl Friday
7.8/10
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

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Breakfast at Tiffany's
76 %
7.6/10
pg 114m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal
Directed by Blake Edwards
Audrey Hepburn and her little black dress (LBD) ruled the ’60s thanks, in large part, to the success of romantic comedies like this one. Hepburn stars as the naïve Holly Golightly, a high society woman who, despite all expectations of her, falls for a struggling writer. The movie earned five Academy Award nominations and a pair of wins, and it featured iconic, Grammy-winning songs like Moon River.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

Clueless (1995)

Clueless
53 %
6.9/10
pg-13 97m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy
Directed by Amy Heckerling
It’s not your traditional rom-com but rather a coming-of-age teen comedy with a romantic twist. Alicia Silverstone stars as the seemingly ditzy, materialistic Cher, the daughter of a wealthy litigator who has wanted for nothing her entire life. The core of the story is Cher’s friendships with her best friend Dionne (Stacey Dash) and her taking on shy new friend Tai (Brittany Murphy) as a makeover project. But it’s really about Cher coming into her own, realizing the value of others and what’s truly important, and recognizing love in the most unexpected of places.
Clueless (1995) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

I Want You Back (2022)

I Want You Back
61 %
6.6/10
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 %
6.8/10
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.

Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

Brittany Runs a Marathon
72 %
6.8/10
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

What If (2013)

What If
6.8/10
pg-13 93m
Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance
Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park
Directed by Michael Dowse
Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan shine in this easy-to-watch, feel-good love story. When Wallace (Radcliffe), a man with a long string of bad relationships, strikes up an instant friendship with Chantry (Kazan), he, unfortunately, discovers that she happens to live with her longtime boyfriend. Rather than fall in love, they try to figure out what it means to be best friends with your soulmate. Being friends is often harder than being lovers, and this fun film dares to ask, “What if they are just meant to be friends?”
What If Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Daniel Radcliffe Romantic Comedy HD

The Big Sick (2017)

The Big Sick
86 %
7.5/10
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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