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Who doesn’t love a love story? Lucky for those of us all-in on romance, there’s no escaping it, as authors and filmmakers connect audiences with stories of love often. And with subscription services, streaming everything from romantic comedies to regency romances is a breeze. But what can you watch for free? With a Prime Video membership, these romance movies on Amazon Prime are all available to stream at no added cost. 

And there’s something on our list for everyone to fall in love with—from sci-fi time-loop love stories (The Map of Tiny Perfect Things) and period pieces (Sylvie’s Love) to Nancy Meyers rom-coms (It’s Complicated), holiday connections (Something from Tiffany’s) and historical romance dramas (hello, Titanic). So head to Prime Video and say yes to love.

How We Chose the Best Romance Movies on Amazon Prime

While many Amazon originals are easily accessible on the platform at all times, Amazon rotates its selection of films available for free with a Prime Video subscription quite often. We chose the best romance movies on Amazon Prime by checking out their inventory—free with a subscription—to find movies that were either critically acclaimed, highly reviewed by viewers or just had a great romance factor (intense on-screen chemistry, interesting characters or innovative romantic storylines). Here’s what we found.

1. The Idea of You | 2024

Rating: R

The Idea of You is a novel by Robinne Lee that never actually appeared on the New York Times bestseller list when it was released in 2017. Instead, it became a sleeper hit three years later during the pandemic, thanks to an obsessive online fanbase and word-of-mouth TikTok hype. 

Thankfully for cinematic fans everywhere, the novel recently received the Hollywood treatment—and it’s available on Prime Video. The story follows a divorced L.A. 40-something (Anne Hathaway) who falls for the 20-something lead singer of a British boy band (Nicholas Galitzine)—and you’ll just have to watch to find out the rest.

What We Love: Epic Coachella meet-cute, whirlwind pop-star romance

2. Titanic | 1997

Rating: R

The names Jack and Rose have become synonymous with passion-filled young love (and fogged-up windows). Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet star as two very different passengers of the “unsinkable” R.M.S. Titanic—one a poor artist and the other a repressed socialite—who find whirlwind romance aboard the ship’s maiden voyage. This James Cameron-directed and Oscar-winning movie (it won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture) is considered a cinematic masterpiece.

What We Love: Mismatched, star-crossed lovers and an unforgettable Celine Dion tune

3. The Notebook | 2004

Rating: PG-13

Not only is this one of the best romance movies on Amazon Prime, (for many) it’s also one of the best romance movies period. Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, The Notebook follows Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and Allie Hamilton’s (Rachel McAdams) love story, read aloud by an elderly man (James Garner) to his wife (Gena Rowlands) to combat her dementia—“Read this to me, and I’ll come back to you,” the notebook is inscribed.

The movie is set in flashbacks to the younger couple and their Southern summer spent falling in love, the family and circumstances that tore them apart and the love that never dimmed, even with the passage of time. (“It wasn’t over. It still isn’t over” must be one of the most famous lines in the past 20 years of romantic cinema.)

What We Love: Nostalgic tale of enduring love in a Southern setting

4. It’s Complicated | 2009

Rating: R

You can watch the Nancy Meyers-directed It’s Complicated for Meryl Streep’s dream Santa Barbara home and masterfully executed kitchen design. You can also watch it for a smart and goofy romantic comedy with a fun cast that celebrates love and sex for an older generation. Jane (Streep) is a divorced restaurateur who has always remained friends with her ex-husband (Alec Baldwin)—until they begin a fling of their own. A bit of a love triangle ensues as Adam (Steve Martin), an architect hired to remodel Jane’s kitchen, starts to fall for her.

What We Love: Effortless, star-studded rom-com with a dream Nancy Meyers kitchen

5. The Big Sick | 2017

Rating: R

The relationship between Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), a Pakistani comic, and Emily (Zoe Kazan), an American grad student, is blossoming, but their cultural differences are coming to the forefront. When a mysterious illness leaves Emily in a medically induced coma, Kumail meets and develops a bond with her feisty and deeply concerned mother (Holly Hunter) and father (Ray Romano). The screenplay was actually written by Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon and based loosely on their real-life courtship (coma included).

What We Love: Heartfelt, funny and smart—and based on a true story

6. Sylvie’s Love | 2023

Rating: PG-13

Transport yourself to Harlem during the hot, sultry summer of 1957. Sylvie (Tessa Thompson) helps around her father’s record store, where Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), a saxophonist and member of a jazz quartet takes a part-time job. The two find an emotionally charged romance unlike anything they’ve experienced before. But summers end, and so does this relationship. Years pass and times change, and the two cross paths again—this time, they’ll realize their feelings remain the same.

What We Love: Swoony, tissue-grabbing old-Hollywood love story

7. The Break-up | 2006

Rating: R

Is The Break-Up actually a romantic comedy? There’s a bit of a debate. But if you believe that not all romances end in happily-ever-after, this one could be for you. Jennifer Aniston’s Brooke, an art dealer, and her boyfriend Gary (Vince Vaughn), a Chicago tour-bus driver, call it quits. But when neither is willing to move out of their shared apartment, the new roommates take on some hostile, dysfunctional approaches to make the other cave. And while a bit sad, two people falling apart is just as real a romantic situation as two people falling together.

What We Love: Rapid-fire comic delivery

8. Red, White and Royal Blue | 2023

Rating: R

For an enemies-to-lovers romance movie on Amazon Prime, Red, White & Royal Blue (based on Casey McQuiston’s New York Times bestseller) follows the long-running feud between Alex, the U.S. president’s son, and Prince Henry of England. In the interest of U.S. and British relations (and as a plan for damage control), the two are forced by heads of state and family alike to fake a truce. But what begins as an Instagrammable, for-the-press friendship turns into something deeper.

What we love: Sexy LGBTQ romance and the royal family

9. Something from Tiffany’s | 2022

Rating: PG

Between the hustle and bustle of the holidays in New York City, a mix-up of gifts causes two couples Rachel and Gary (Zoey Deutch, Ray Nicholson) and Ethan and Vanessa (Kendrick Smith Sampson, Shay Mitchell) to cross paths. And their lives are certain to change. In Something from Tiffany’s, you’ll find great on-screen chemistry, comedy and a little fun.  

What we love: Romantic misfortune during the holidays in New York City

10. Chemical Hearts | 2020

Rating: R

Austin Abrams stars as a hopelessly romantic high school senior who falls in love with a transfer student (Lili Reinhart), who happens to have a heartbreaking secret. A touching story of teenage love and the reality of loss and trauma.

What we love: Character-driven romance, real concepts about teenage life

11. Somebody I Used to Know | 2023

Rating: R

Husband-and-wife team Alison Brie and Dave Franco wrote (both), direct (Franco) and star in (Brie) Somebody I Used to Know, about workaholic TV producer Ally (Brie) who returns to the comforts of her hometown only to run into her ex and first love, Sean (Jay Ellis). Years ago, Ally chose a career over love, but now she’s staring at those regrets. What’s more: Sean is engaged, and his fiancé is actually pretty cool—and a bit like Ally’s younger self. Will Ally’s meddling turn into wedding-wrecking?

What We Love: Thoughtful, indie romance with complicated, oddball charm

12. I Want You Back | 2022

Rating: R

Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate) are dumped by their long-term significant others. Both thought marriage and kids were just around the corner. But not only have their respective partners broken their hearts, they’ve also moved on. As a friendship unfolds between Peter and Emma, so too does a mutually beneficial scheme to win back their exes.

What we love: Blubbering heartbreak, karaoke-friendships and chaotic high jinks

13. The Map of Tiny Perfect Things | 2021

Rating: PG-13

A YA Groundhog Day? High school senior Mark is living in an endless loop of the same day. And he thinks he’s the only one stuck in repetition. That is until the quick-witted teen meets his magnetic match in Margaret, who’s stuck in the same loop. As they work to find out how to escape the never-ending day, they’ll also find the tiny little things that make it perfect.

What we love: Fantastical meet-cute, young love

14. Upgraded | 2024

Rating: R

An ambitious intern (Camila Mendes) dreams of a successful career in the art world. So when she’s upgraded to first class on a work trip and the ultimate meet-cute-on-a-plane happens, she assumes the career identity of her demanding boss (Marisa Tomei). That little white lie snowballs into opportunity—and romance.

What we love: Entertaining romance set in London’s art world

15. About Fate | 2022

Rating: PG-13

It’s New Years Eve, and two strangers, Margot Hayes (Emma Roberts) and Griffin Reed (Thomas Mann), are about to meet thanks to fate. They’re would potentially make a great couple. The only problem: They have significant others. But thanks to a twist of fateful events, true love just may prevail.

What we love: Holiday rom-com featuring comedy and chaos

Are these romance movies suitable for all ages?

While there’s nothing rated G for general audiences on this list, the romance movies here span the rest of the rating system—from PG (parental guidance suggested) to R (restricted).

Can I watch these movies for free with my Amazon Prime subscription?

Yes, the movies on our list are all free with an Amazon Prime subscription. These on-demand streaming options are offered both as a stand-alone service (Prime Video) and as part of Amazon’s Prime subscription.

Are there any hidden gems or underrated romance movies included in your list?

On this list, we’ve included everything from Oscar-winning movies (Titanic!) to smaller budget films that give indie vibes. 

How can I access these movies on Amazon Prime?

There are a few ways to access movies through Amazon Prime. You can either watch these romance movies on the web at Amazon.com/primevideo or using the Prime Video app on your tablet, smart TV or iOS or Android phone.

While every film on this list is available for free with an Amazon Prime account, keep in mind that Amazon Prime also features thousands of movies available to rent or buy.

Can I download these romance movies for offline viewing on Amazon Prime?

According to Amazon, if you’d like to download Prime Video titles for offline viewing, you’ll need a Fire tablet or the Prime Video app for iOS, Android, macOS or Windows 10. To download romance movies on Amazon Prime, open the Prime Video app on your device, and find the title you want to download. Select the option to download the title from the detail page.

Megan O'Neill Melle is a dynamic Senior Editor at Reader's Digest, bringing over a decade of expertise in magazine and digital publishing. With a flair for turning captivating ideas into engaging narratives, Megan has a proven track record in guiding editorial strategy for major publications like Parade, showcasing her editorial acumen and passion for storytelling.

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