The best rom-coms on Amazon Prime Video right now

Romantic comedies don’t require a whole lot of thought. They’re just there to make you feel good, make you laugh, and give you a nice little movie night. No wonder they’re such a common fallback plan on movie night. Of course, it’s also an incredibly crowded genre, especially if you’re an Amazon Prime Video subscriber. With so much to offer, you’re bound to find plenty of duds. So, which ones are worth your time? We’ve gone through and identified the best rom-coms that you can stream on Amazon Prime Video 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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10 Things I Hate About You (1999) new

10 Things I Hate About You
Genre Comedy, Romance, Drama
Stars Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Directed by Gil Junger
pg-13 97m
A quintessential rom-com for ’90s kids, 10 Things I Hate About You has at least two of the top five scenes from all of the copious number of ’90s romantic comedies. (Do you really have to ask?) Julia Stiles stars as Kat Stratford, a beautiful, quiet, and abrasive teen who doesn’t attract much romantic attention, much to the ire of her younger sister Bianca, who isn’t allowed to date until Kat has a boyfriend. But when Kat meets handsome new kid Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), things start to look up for everyone. Will she fall for the charming Patrick?

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) new

Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
pg-13 118m
A multi-generational love story that gets convoluted real quick, Crazy, Stupid, Love is one of the better rom-coms of recent memory. Steve Carell plays Cal Weaver, a normal, upper-middle-class guy living the American dream. But when he discovers his wife has been unfaithful and wants a divorce, Cal is suddenly over 40, single, and deeply depressed. Hoping to get back into dating, Cal recruits ladies man Jacob Palmer to help him out. Unfortunately, Jacob has his own romantic interests that are coming a little too close to Cal’s home.

Wimbledon (2004)

Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Sam Neill
Directed by Richard Loncraine
pg-13 98m
Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst make a cute couple in this sporty rom-com. Peter Colt (Bettany) was once a rising star but, frustrated at his own failures to launch, he’s resolved to retire from competition after playing one last Wimbledon. But then he meets American star Lizzie Bradbury (Dunst), who is a bundle of inspiration Peter didn’t know he needed. Now, he’s tapping into long-latent talent despite the stern warnings from Lizzie’s father to stay away.

The Graduate (1967)

The Graduate
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross
Directed by Mike Nichols
pg 106m
It might be a slight stretch to call The Graduate a romantic comedy, but it is one of the greatest depictions of lust and obsession in cinema, and it has a great sense of humor, so we’re counting it! Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) has just graduated college and, back at his parents’ house, keeps trying to avoid answering the dreaded question about what he wants to do with his life. When his parents’ friend Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) suddenly takes an interest in him, however, Benjamin finds this post-grad life might not be so bad. But the fun turns sour when Benjamin falls for Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross).

Fools Rush In (1997)

Fools Rush In
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Jon Tenney
Directed by Andy Tennant
pg-13 109m
New York City real estate developer Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a bit of a ladies’ man. But three months after a Vegas one-night stand with Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek), the ambitious Alex learns Isabel is pregnant. Despite being a bit career-obsessed, Alex finds himself drawn to Isabel and decides to make the difficult decision to propose. Isabel’s father Miguel, however, suspects Alex has bad intentions, while Alex’s family assumes Isabel is after Alex’s money. To make matters worse, when Alex is offered a promotion, he finds himself torn between a new life in Vegas and wild success in New York.

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

Intolerable Cruelty
Genre Crime, Comedy, Romance
Stars George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Edward Herrmann
Directed by Joel Coen
pg-13 100m
The Coen Brothers made a rom-com? You better believe it! George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones star in this smart, flirtatious battle of wits. Clooney plays Miles Massey, an exceptional divorce lawyer who specializes in saving philandering husbands from paying expensive settlements to their aggrieved ex-wives. But he’s bored since he always wins. That is until he represents Marylin Rexroth’s (Zeta-Jones) husband and denies Marylin any divorce compensation. Vowing to get revenue, Marylin enlists the help of an oil baron to separate Miles from his money.

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

It's Kind of a Funny Story
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Keir Gilchrist, Emma Roberts, Viola Davis
Directed by Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
pg-13 102m
One of the grimmer romantic comedies you’ll see, It’s Kind of a Funny Story plays out in a mental health clinic. Sixteen-year-old Craig Gilner (Keir Gilchrist) checks himself in after an anxiety attack. Unfortunately, his mandated five-day stay has to happen in the adult ward since the youth wing is closed. There, Bobby (Zach Galifianakis) takes Craig under his wing while Craig quickly finds himself drawn to a fellow teen, Noelle (Emma Roberts). Both are overwhelmed by stress and anxiety, but they might just be the cure to one another’s woes.

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

(500) Days of Summer
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Chloë Grace Moretz
Directed by Marc Webb
pg-13 95m
For a brief period in 2009, you couldn’t go 48 hours without somebody telling you to watch (500) Days of Summer. One of the better rom-coms of the last decade-plus stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tom, a greeting card writer and hopeless romantic. When his girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), dumps him out of the blue, Tom is heartbroken and completely lost. So, he does what anyone does after they get dumped. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where it all went wrong. And in that reflection, he finds a new Tom.

My Man Godfrey (1936)

My Man Godfrey
Genre Comedy, Romance, Drama
Stars William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady
Directed by Gregory La Cava
Sometimes, the classics are still the best. In this 85-year-old film, William Powell stars as the title character in My Man Godfrey. He’s a “forgotten man,” which is just a “polite” way of saying homeless and destitute. When a socialite, Cornelia Bullock (Gail Patrick), tries to bring Godfrey home to win a scavenger contest, he rebuffs her. Instead, Godfrey discovers that he has an affinity with Cornelia’s sister, Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard). Irene hires Godfrey to be the new family butler, and he quickly takes to the role. However, the growing attraction between Godfrey and Irene is threatened by a vengeful and jealous Cornelia.

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things
Genre Fantasy, Romance
Stars Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen, Jermaine Harris
Directed by Ian Samuels
pg-13 99m
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.

Goin' South (1978)

Goin' South
Genre Comedy, Western
Stars Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd
Directed by Jack Nicholson
pg 109m
Jack Nicholson directed and starred in Goin’ South, an offbeat Western that mixes in comedy and romance. Nicholson plays Henry Lloyd Moon, an outlaw who is facing execution. A local ordinance states that any criminal not convicted of murder can regain his freedom if he marries a respectable woman who is willing to vouch for him. Julia Tate (Mary Steenburgen) takes that bet, much to the anger of her would-be suitor, Deputy Towfield (Christopher Lloyd). Henry and Julia eventually form an uneasy partnership, even as their feelings for each other start to evolve. Be sure to keep an eye out for John Belushi as Deputy Hector. This is a largely forgotten film that deserves to be rediscovered.

Funny Face (1957)

Funny Face
Genre Music, Comedy, Romance
Stars Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson
Directed by Stanley Donen
If you’re looking for a window into the distant past, Funny Face is a brilliant example of a rom-com musical from one of Hollywood’s golden eras. Fred Astaire stars as Dick Avery, a fashion photographer who wants to find a new model who combines brains and beauty. Dick soon discovers Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn), an unassuming book shop assistant who doesn’t have any desire to be a model. Regardless, Dick and Jo have undeniable chemistry together, even though their collaboration places several roadblocks in the way of their potential relationship.

Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

Brittany Runs a Marathon
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar
Directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo
r 103m
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.

What If (2013)

What If
Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance
Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park
Directed by Michael Dowse
pg-13 93m
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?”

The Big Sick (2017)

The Big Sick
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
Directed by Michael Showalter
r 120m
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.

His Girl Friday (1940)

His Girl Friday
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
Directed by Howard Hawks
pg 92m
His Girl Friday ushered a new idea into Hollywood: A screwball comedy that’s also a romantic comedy. Cary Grant stars as a veteran newspaper editor who learns that his star reporter ex-wife, Hildy (Rosalind Russell), is engaged to a new man. He becomes intent on winning her back, convincing Hildy to go with him to track down one last story before she gets married. Naturally, they rekindle their love on the trail of a new mystery and rediscover the chemistry that made them click before.

Life Itself (2018)

Life Itself
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening
Directed by Dan Fogelman
r 118m
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.

To Catch a Thief (1955)

To Catch a Thief
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Stars Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
pg 107m
Alfred Hitchcock’s romantic caper isn’t a comedy so much, but it is dripping with the kind of Old Hollywood glamour and charm that fans of romantic comedy will adore. Plus, it features Cary Grant and Grace Kelly at the peak of their charisma. Grant plays John “The Cat” Robie, a retired jewel thief who gets roped back into the game when a string of robberies in the French Riviera are pinned on him. As he tries to clear his name, he unwittingly gets tangled up with a young socialite (Grace Kelly) as they venture through France to catch the real criminal.

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