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The best rom-coms on Hulu right now

Summer is here and love is in the air! Whether you’re involved in a romance or you’re seeking out some summer love, there’s just something about sunny weather that puts us in a romantic mood. And if that’s the case, why not indulge in a good old-fashioned romantic comedy on movie night? Your Hulu subscription gives you access to a lot of great rom-com options. But as you might expect with such a crowded genre, there are plenty of duds in the mix too. To help you spend less time searching, we’ve pulled out all the good ones for you. Here are the best rom-coms on Hulu right now.

Need more rom-coms this weekend? Check out our roundups of the best rom-coms on Amazon Prime Video and the best romantic comedies on Netflix.

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50 First Dates (2004) new

50 First Dates
48 %
6.8/10
pg-13 99m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider
Directed by Peter Segal
At first blush, 50 First Dates is kind of creepy. Veterinarian Henry (Adam Sandler) is a skilled player who sets his eyes on Lucy (Drew Barrymore), a woman with a curious memory condition that causes her to believe she’s living the same day over and over again. A community has risen around Lucy, helping her to maintain this fiction and keep her in a pleasant state of mind — and nobody takes kindly to Henry inserting himself into the equation. But what appears predatory comes from a place of real love as Henry spends every day re-introducing himself and taking Lucy out on another first date, hoping to one day break through and have her remember him for more than a day.

There's Something About Mary (1998) new

There's Something About Mary
69 %
7.1/10
r 119m
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon
Directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
A ’90s classic, There’s Something About Mary is a saga about the girl who makes all the guys go crazy. Ted (Ben Stiller) unbelievably had a shot with Mary (Cameron Diaz) on prom night until things went about as bad as possible in a bathroom mishap. Thirteen years later, Ted hires a sleazy detective, Pat Healy (Matt Dillon), to look her up, desperately hoping for another shot. But when Pat gets smitten by Mary as well, he also uncovers a whole cadre of suitors going to absurd lengths to curry Mary’s favor.
There's Something About Mary (1998) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

Bridesmaids (2011) new

Bridesmaids
75 %
6.8/10
r 125m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne
Directed by Paul Feig
Bridesmaids is first and foremost a movie about female friendship. But it’s also a rom-com. Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a complete mess, and she makes it her mission to be the best maid of honor for her friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) as a way to justify to herself that she has it all together. But when the seemingly perfect Helen Harris (Rose Byrne) emerges as another candidate for Lillian’s affections, Annie goes for broke to one-up Helen and prove herself worthy. Unfortunately, Annie’s obsession with trying to be perfect backfires on her friendship and threatens her burgeoning relationship with Officer Nathan Rhodes (Chris O’Dowd).

The Wedding Planner (2001) new

The Wedding Planner
33 %
5.3/10
pg-13 103m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Justin Chambers
Directed by Adam Shankman
When you’re in the mood for something simple and sappy, The Wedding Planner delivers. Jennifer Lopez stars as Mary Fiore, San Francisco’s most in-demand wedding planner. Mary is the consummate professional who always puts on the perfect wedding. But this next job goes a little wrong when Mary falls in love with the groom, Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey).
The Wedding Planner (2001) Official Trailer 1 - Jennifer Lopez Movie

Pretty Woman (1990)

Pretty Woman
51 %
7.1/10
r 119m
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Ralph Bellamy
Directed by Garry Marshall
One of the most beloved rom-coms of all time, Pretty Woman stars Richard Gere as Edward Lewis, a corporate mogul who wants a companion for a snooty evening of schmoozing. He picks up call-girl Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts), half hoping to shock and disarm the aristocrats he hangs around with. But Vivian soon captivates Edward, and the two discover they have far more to learn from one another than expected.

Easy A (2010)

Easy A
72 %
7.0/10
pg-13 93m
Genre Comedy
Stars Emma Stone, Cam Gigandet, Amanda Bynes
Directed by Will Gluck
Easy A is bit more about falling in love with yourself than it is a strictly romantic comedy, but it still counts. In the pseudo-adaptation of The Scarlet Letter, high-schooler Olive (Emma Stone) tells a little white lie about losing her virginity, only to soon find her sex life as the flavor of the rumor mill. Soon, she’s branded as promiscuous, but rather than run from it, Olive leans all the way in, using her newfound notoriety to advance her social and financial standing while drawing the eye of a longtime crush.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
67 %
7.1/10
r 111m
Genre Comedy, Romance, Drama
Stars Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis
Directed by Nicholas Stoller
Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell) is a TV star and America’s “it” girl. She’s all the cooler because she dates Peter Bretter (Jason Segel), the normal guy who scores her popular show. But when she dumps Peter for rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand), Peter is crushed. To recoup, Peter travels solo to a resort in Hawaii. Unfortunately, it just so happens that Sarah and Aldous are taking a romantic vacation of their own at the exact same resort. With the help of some locals, including the gorgeous Rachel (Mila Kunis), Peter attempts to move on.

Fever Pitch (2005)

Fever Pitch
56 %
6.2/10
pg-13 103m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Spevack
Directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon star in this comedy about two people who would be absolutely perfect for one another if one could learn how to make a few sacrifices around his first true love: The Boston Red Sox. The baseball-centric rom-com is all the better thanks to the shocking coincidence of the Red Sox winning their first World Series in 86 years during the season when Fever Pitch was produced.

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Sense and Sensibility
84 %
7.7/10
pg 136m
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet
Directed by Ang Lee
For fans of the classics, Ang Lee’s delightful adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility hits the mark. The death of Elinor Dashwood’s (Emma Thompson) father leaves her family financially crippled. Forced to move to a cottage in Devonshire, Elinor’s sister Marianne (Kate Winslet) is soon courted by two drastically different gentlemen. Meanwhile, Elinor finds her own romantic hopes dashed by Edward Ferrars’ (Hugh Grant) previous engagement. While Elinor and Marianne both attempt to find love, they find the swirling winds of change in their life make that exceedingly complicated.

We Broke Up (2021)

We Broke Up
53 %
4.4/10
82m
Genre Comedy
Stars Aya Cash, William Jackson Harper, Sarah Bolger
Directed by Jeff Rosenberg
Lori and Doug have been in a relationship for nearly a decade, one that comes crashing to a close when Doug’s proposal to his longtime girlfriend ends in rejection. The only trouble is that the pair experience this great disappointment on the eve of Lori’s sister’s wedding. Deciding to pretend they’re still together, the couple must confront their deep-seated emotions for each other while contending with could-be love interests — all under the shadow of matrimony. Powered by the charismatic lead performances of both Cash and Jackson Harper, We Broke Up employs the talents of its two stars wholeheartedly — an on-screen dynamic that provides much of the film’s gusto.
We Broke Up Trailer #1 (2021) | Movieclips Indie

It Had to Be You (2016)

It Had to Be You
68 %
5.4/10
r 85m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Cristin Milioti, Kate Simses, Dan Soder
Directed by Sasha Gordon
Ever since she was cast as the mom in How I Met Your Mother, Cristin Milioti has proven to be a very versatile romantic lead. In It Had to Be You, Milioti plays Sonia, a jingle writer who has a bright future in advertising. Sonia also has a boyfriend, Chris (Dan Soder), whom she has been dating for a long time. However, Sonia is so afraid of commitment that she not only shoots down Chris’ marriage proposal, she torpedoes their relationship and runs off to Italy to fulfill a fantasy. Unfortunately for Sonia, the reality of her romantic fantasies is less than ideal, and she may have let her true love get away.
It Had to Be You Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Cristin Millioti Movie

Happiest Season (2020)

Happiest Season
69 %
6.6/10
pg-13 102m
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Alison Brie
Directed by Clea DuVall
Abby (Kristen Stewart) and Harper (Mackenzie Davis) a lesbian couple, are planning on spending the holidays with Harper’s right-leaning parents. Embarking on their yuletide trip, Abby has a surprise up her own sleeve in the form of a marriage proposal to her longtime girlfriend. Terms of endearment are prematurely shelved, though, when Abby discovers that Harper hasn’t officially come out to her mother and father. A loving rom-com and a new holiday classic with a glossy sheen, Happiest Season isn’t breathtakingly original, but its sincere story and earnest performances from Stewart and Davis help to elevate the film above other rom-com streaming fodder.

Plus One (2019)

Plus One
65 %
6.6/10
98m
Genre Romance, Comedy, Drama
Stars Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Ed Begley Jr.
Directed by Jeff Chan, Andrew Rhymer
Alice Mori (Maya Erskine) and Ben King (Jack Quaid) are friends in their late 20s and both unwed. Forced to watch everyone in their social circle get married, the duo makes a pact: For every wedding that they’re both invited to, they’ll act as each other’s “plus ones.” Leaning heavily on the onscreen chemistry between Erskine and Quaid, Plus One was released a year before Palm Springs (also featured in this roundup), a rom-com with a similar premise, albeit laced with surreal antics. Plus One goes for a more grounded approach, delivering low-key laughs instead of show-stopping set pieces, a narrative choice that works remarkably well.

Palm Springs (2020)

Palm Springs
83 %
7.4/10
r 90m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons
Directed by Max Barbakow
It’s November 9th, and Nyles (Andy Samberg) is heading to the wedding of friends Tala and Abe — again and again and again. It turns out that after entering a strange vortex in a desert cave, Nyles is stuck in an unbreakable time loop. The situation becomes more complicated once Sarah (Cristin Milioti), the maid of honor and sister of the bride, enters the portal with him, thereby cursing herself to the same vacuum. Oh, and let’s not forget that Nyles is being hunted by a man named Roy (J.K. Simmons). Taking the rom-com genre by storm, Palm Springs dishes out violence and hearty humor in all the right doses. It’s one you don’t want to miss. And miss. And miss.
Palm Springs - Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original Film

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