Romantic Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Romances have this unique gift of making you sob your heart out, whether from happiness or sadness. Here are our recommendations for romantic movies on Amazon Prime Video.
Romantic Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Hugh Grant in his lover boy era made girls swoon and set the bar high for men who wanted to make their partners happy. Then there’s Saif Ali Khan's soft boy portrayal in the early 2000s, which made us fall in love with his mischievous grin. We can name endless legendary characters who proudly elevated the rom-com genre.

So here are some romantic movies on Amazon Prime Video which are bound to make you miss someone even if you do not have anyone to miss.

Notting Hill (1999)

This classic rom-com, a staple in any discussion of the “Boy meets Girl” movie trope, has aged finer than wine. What's more, the fact that it's “Rich Girl Meets Poor Boy” makes it even more delicious, as Titanic (1997) showed us.

William Thacker (Hugh Grant) is a divorcé, owner of a travel book store, and above all, a lover boy. So when Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), a famous actress with fans swarming her everywhere, makes the initial moves, he is ready to give her everything. But the one thing she wants—privacy from the paparazzi—is not in his hands. How their love prevails over an increasingly interfering media is a treat for sappy rom-com lovers.

This is one of the best rom-com movies on Amazon Prime Video if you want happy endings, or wish to spend a couple of hours gazing into Hugh Grant’s expansive blue eyes. Grant and Roberts’ performances are charming, and their chemistry is timeless.

Hum Tum (2004) 

If anyone can get the enemies-turned-lovers trope right, it’s Yash Raj films. Hum Tum was released at a time when all the currently 30-something cynics were still very much hopeful about finding love. It had all the clichés, the songs, the drama, and the reconciliation, all tied up neatly in a boxful of emotions wrapped with the Saif-Rani combination of wholesomeness.

Karan (Saif Ali Khan), an aspiring cartoonist, and Rhea (Rani Mukerji) met on a plane, then on a train, and in numerous other places in between, at different stages of their lives.

Their journey from their first encounter, when they were young with a thirst for experience, versus when they met at a later period, when life had well and truly happened, was not necessarily path-breaking. Still, it was everything for those who love watching the cocky boy with not an ounce of commitment inside him fall for the stubborn woman trying to build a life on her terms.

Brilliant performances by the ever-entertaining Kirron Kher as Bobby, Rhea’s mom, and Rishi Kapoor as Arjun, Karan’s dad, made this movie a family entertainer that may just make you cry happy tears.

Salaam Namaste (2005)

Live-in relationships were a hush-hush topic in 2005. And then Salaam Namaste came out. Nikhil (Saif Ali Khan) and Ambar (Preity Zinta) meet when Ambar has to interview Nikhil on her radio show. That triggers a relationship that starts with utter hate because Ambar dislikes Nikhil’s attitude. This enemies-turned-lovers trope is turned on its head when they start living together without discussing where their relationship will go until Ambar gets pregnant.

With the youth as its target audience, this movie elicits equal amounts of laughter and discussion about relationships and living together before marriage. Nikhil and Ambar’s dynamic is a manifestation of the modern adult relationship, so maybe it was ahead of its time. We must applaud Vishal-Shekhar for treating our ears with an amazingly diverse soundtrack.

With Jaaved Jaaferi’s comic timing as Jaggu, Nikhil and Ambar’s landlord, and Arshad Warsi’s wise quips as Ron, Nikhil’s best friend, this movie is chock-full of excellent performances.

Something from Tiffany’s (2022)

When Natasha (Kalki Koechlin) thought Kabir (Abhay Deol) was proposing to her in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), the sympathy we felt was genuine. But what if Kabir didn’t remember that the ring wasn’t for her after all?

That’s the crux of Something from Tiffany’s. Rachel (Zoey Deutch) finds a ring box in Gary’s (Ray Nicholson) car after he gets into an accident. Assuming he would propose to her, Rachel is over the moon. But that ring box belonged to Ethan (Kendrick Sampson), the man who saved Gary after the accident, who instead picks up the earrings box that Gary bought. Gary also has no idea about the mixup because the accident caused memory loss.

This storyline may sound comical, but threads of heartbreak knit the narrative together. It’s a rendition of the mantra ‘Love happens in mysterious ways.’ With a touch of Christmas glamour, this is the perfect rom-com for cosy movie nights.

Let’s Get Married (2023) 

This Telugu romantic movie is an underrated watch. Gautham (Harish Kalyan) wants to marry Meera (Ivana), but Meera wants a level of independence that Gautham’s family may not be ready for. As a solution, Gautham and Meera decide to take their families on a trip so that Meera can warm up to his family, especially Leela (Nadia Moidu), Gautham’s mom.

There is one hitch: Gautham’s family thinks Meera is his colleague and nothing more. The vacation is eventful, full of fun bonding activities, and also… an abduction? Let’s Get Married is a light-hearted romantic comedy with catchy music and entertaining dialogues. With powerful performances by the entire cast, it’s a movie you should not miss.

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