The Greatest Romantic Motion pictures On Amazon Prime (December 2020)

We all need a little love in our lives, and sometimes there is no better place to get a dose of that feel-good romantic vibe than a favorite movie. If you're looking for the romantic movies to watch right now, we've compiled a list of the best romantic films currently streamed on Amazon Prime Video, from classics to rom-coms to dramatic love stories and sexy thrillers.

Check out the list below, and if you haven't found what you're looking for, check out our full list of the best movies on Amazon Prime, or if you've got Netflix and are still in the mood for love, check out ours List of the best romantic movies on Netflix.

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His girl Friday


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Directed by Howard Hawkes

Author: Charles Lederer

Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall and Cliff Edwards

Arguably the benchmark for screwball comedies, classic romantic comedy His Girl Friday stars Cary Grant as the seasoned newspaper editor who learns that his ex-wife and star reporter Hildy (Rosalind Russell) is engaged to a new man. Intending to win her back, he persuades Hildy to pursue one final story together, and the duo evidently revive their love amid the comedic antics and the unfolding mystery. It's a crisp comedy classic that's still in keeping with the charisma of the old movie star Grant and Russell and Howard Hawke's legendary film command.


Twilight 2008

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Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Writer: Melissa Rosenberg

Occupation: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Anna Kendrick, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Cam Gigandet

The game has really outdone itself in this case, because all these years later the original dusk Movie is actually pretty damn funny. Unlike the upcoming mid-range franchise rates, Catherine Hardwicke's adaptation of the 2008 international YA phenomenon doesn't take herself too seriously and is all the better. Kristen Stewart plays Bella Swan, a small town little girl who falls in love with a vegetarian vampire named Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and makes friends with the whole family of the damned undead, while a trio of less approachable vampires from Cam Gigandet & # 39; s fabulous over-the-top James comes to town to wreak havoc. From the scintillating to the supermassive softball scene, everything is ridiculous and passed out, but Hardwicke is smart enough to venture into the ridiculous, and with Stewart and Pattinson at the helm, you get a glimpse into two of the most exciting actors of their generation they're all for the paranormal romance in the high camp. It's fun and easy, with a great soundtrack, and nowhere near as bad as the haters would lead you to believe.

What happened if


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Director: Michael Dowse

Author: Elan‌ Mastai

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, and Megan Park

It's hard for you to think of two more personable and lovable actors in the game than Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan and their rom-com from 2013. What If is, in every way, the easy-to-watch love story to be expected from. The film takes an interesting, if ultimately familiar, twist in the genre, with Radcliffe as Wallace, a young man burned to death by a series of bad relationships who immediately develops a friendship (and undeniable chemistry) with Chantry (Kazan) – who happened to be with her longtime friend lives. “Together they try to find out what it means to be best friends with the person who could also be your soul mate. And they do it with a damn supportive duo in Adam Driver and Mackenzie Davis as a demonstrative, passionate couple who absolutely can't keep their hands off each other, a fun slide pair for Wallace and Chantry's abstinent love. Fun, cute and funny, it's a classic feel-good rom-com with an unbeatable cast.

Life itself


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Writer / Director: Dan Fogelman

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Benning, Mandy Patinkin, Olivia Cooke, Jean Smart, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Antonio Banderas, Laia Costa, Lorenza Izzo, Samuel L. Jackson

I cannot tell you that with a clear conscience Life itself is a good love story. However, it is an absolutely confusing, unpredictable, unique cinematic experience that has to be seen to be believed. Just try to keep up with the emotionally terrorist twists and turns of the Life Itself melodrama. Do you remember the first episode of This is usand that big "oh shit" moment of realization at the end? Life itself is like the armed version of it, over and over again, in a completely ridiculous, epic love story with cuckoo bananas and an exaggerated wealth of talent in the ensemble. Be careful, but don't miss out either.

Brittany is running a marathon


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Director / Author: Paul Downs Colaizzo

Occupation: Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Abudkar, Lil Rel Howery, and Micah Stock

Brittany is running a marathon is not the movie you think is the best. The movie stars Jillian Bell As an overweight woman who sets out to train and run the New York Marathon to get in shape. She also believes this will change her life for the better. Change is coming, but it's a mix of positive and negative as the hard way Bell's character learns that her problems are more related to who she is as a person than what she looks like on the outside. It's a surprising, sweet, and often funny comedy with a touch of romance. But it's also really moving and Bell gives a star performance that skillfully navigates both comedic and dramatic terrain. Brittany Runs a Marathon is not only one of the best comedies of 2019, but also one of the best movies of the year. – Adam Chitwood

A simple favor


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Writer: Jessica Sharzer

Director: Paul Feig

Occupation: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding and Andrew Rannells

Twisted thrillers don't get more deliciously absurd and provocative than A simple favor, Paul Feig& # 39; s stylish secret about a lonely single mother (Anna Kendrick) who finds himself in an increasingly wild position when she agrees to take care of her friend's son. It turns out that the friend in question is a real wild card (Blake Lively in a redefined role) and when she is missed everything is messed up. One of the most sleepy films of 2018, A Simple Favor is a suspenseful thriller with some insane revelations and next-level fashion porn that would make Ocean's 8 tremble. Batshit is crazy about a trio of killer lead performances. You never know exactly who is playing whom, who is trapped and which game is currently playing. And that's fun. A simple favor will make you guess, but better yet, it will make you grin from start to finish.

The big sick one


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Director: Michael Showalter

Authors: Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani

Occupation: Kumail Najiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Bo Burnham and Aidy Bryant

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily GordonThe real life love story serves as the inspiration for the most adorable romantic comedy in years The big sick one. Directed by Michael ShowalteBased on a script by Nanjiani and Gordon, the film plays Nanjiani as itself and Zoe Kazan as Emily in the strange story of two people who fall in love despite contradicting cultures, family expectations and a mysterious life-threatening illness.

The story follows a stand-up comic (Nanjiani) who falls in love with a woman who harasses him (Kazan) at a show. He tries to hide the relationship from his parents, who expect a strictly traditionally arranged marriage to a Muslim woman, but their romance faces an even bigger hurdle when she falls into an inexplicable coma and he bonds with her parents (whom you can't help) but fall in love with thanks to the services of Ray Romano and Holly Hunter). The Big Sick is a fun and charming exploration of love, engagement and family and a real crowd puller.

Catch a thief

catch a thief

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Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: John Michael Hayes

Occupation: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Hughs and Charles Vanel

Alfred HitchcockThe breathtaking caper embodies the glamor of Old Hollywood. Set in the posh locations of Cannes, Catch a thief plays Cary Grant as John "The Cat" Robie, a retired jewel thief who finds himself embroiled in a new round of crime as he takes on the heat of a new series of heists on the French Riviera. To clear his name, he gets caught up in a romantic escapade with a beautiful young celebrity (played by the greats) Grace Kelly) that send him through the stunning locale in search of the real criminal. To Catch a Thief is beautiful, romantic, exciting and elegant to the bone and one of the greatest capers of all time. An enchanting secret backed by two of the most charming movie stars in cinema.

The maid


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Director: Chan-Wook Park

Authors: Seo-kyeong Jeong and Chan-wook Park

occupation: Min-hee Kim, Tae-ri Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jing-woo Jo

The Handmaiden is absolutely the most adorable erotic thriller there has ever been. Chan-wook Park is generously inspired by the British melodrama of Sarah Waters and gives the source material a cultural transplant to Japan-occupied Korea in the 1930s, where Sook-Hee (Tae-ri Kim) as the maid of the mysterious, troubled Lady Hideko ( Min-hee Kim), sparking a passionate affair that changes her life. Our entry point into the twisted story is Sook-Hee, a thief from trade and family tradition who actually teams up with a fake Count Fujiwara (Ha Jung-woo) to cheat Lady Hideko of her fortune, but when Sook-Hee falls in love in their goal, the diabolical plot is thrown for a loop as new levels of deception and manipulation are revealed at every turn.

Two-night stand

Two night stand

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Directed by Max Nichols

Author: Mark Hammer

Cast: Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton, Jessica Szohr and Kid Cudi

Ah, to be trapped together – a familiar environment in which any fictional love can blossom. In a situation that may feel familiar in times of social distancing and quarantine, Two bedside tables Stars Analeigh Tipton and Miles Teller are two people who meet on a dating website and have been trapped together in a small apartment for much longer than they expected when a snow storm hit the morning after their one-night stand. Teller and Tipton have an electrical chemistry that keeps the movie pulsating all the time, even as the script drifts into some deeply strange depictions of borderline issues in the final act. But up to this point there are plenty of winning banter, steamy love scenes, and a compelling character bond that will keep you going forever.


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Haleigh Foutch is a writer, editor, presenter, actor and cat lover and lives in Los Angeles. She is currently Senior Editor for Content Strategy and Analytics at Collider, where she has been yelling about the unsung genius of Grosse Pointe Blank for nearly a decade. She is also responsible for the horror content of Collider and co-created the podcast The Witching Hour, which was previously a regular panelist on Movie Talk and for Rotten Tomatoes, Complex, Birth.Movies.Death. And wrote more. She usually shares Buffy the Vampire Slayer memes on Instagram, rehearses The OA's Five Moves, and asks people about their pets.

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