My friends call me the TV queen because I somehow manage to fit in tons of random shows every week, even while juggling work, yoga, and freelance projects (the truth is that there's basically always a show on in the background at my apartment). And while Netflix has an amazing assortment of new movies—with prompts telling me what I'll like, thank you very much—sometimes I've already seen everything out at the moment. But this happens to be where the best romance movies on Hulu come in.
Although I usually turn to Hulu to catch up on all the shows that premiered earlier that week, it's also got some hidden gems when it comes to movies. And why romance? Well, I think I probably forgot to mention that I'm particularly a sucker for romance flicks (yes, I will admit I stayed in one weekend night watching The Prince & Me 4, although it would have been much better if Julia Stiles had starred in it like the original). So the next time you're craving a love story in movie form, it's time to turn to the romance movies on Hulu we're loving. From classics to little-known favorites and everything in between, take a peek to see what we've been watching.
The Choice: This flick is based on a Nicholas Sparks novel in which neighbors Travis and Gabby basically fall in love upon first meeting. Of course, it takes a little time for them to get out of their respective relationships before they can be together. But when they do, a life-changing event occurs that may just affect the rest of their lives.
Roxanne: This 1987 movie stars Steve Martin as a small-town fire chief everyone admires but doesn't want to date because of his Pinocchio-like nose. When a new woman arrives in town, he helps a friend try to woo her with notes that Martin's character writes himself (it's based on Cyrano de Bergerac). But when she finds out that it's the fire chief who is wooing her, who will she pick?
Me Before You: Even my mom, who said this movie based on the best-selling book by JoJo Moyes looked depressing, ended up loving it. It tells the tale of a young woman who takes a job caring for a paraplegic man who ends up showing her a lot about life (and love). The end will have you booking the next flight to Paris.
She's All That: The classic high school love story between Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachel Leigh Cook still gives us all the feels. When Prinze Jr.'s Zack is bribed by his friends to take Cook's Laney to prom (and turn her cool in the process), he ends up feeling something real instead. Our favorite part? When she trips down the stairs in that little red dress on the way to their date.
Hello, My Name Is Doris: Sally Field is oh so charming as a Doris, a 60-something woman who falls for a younger man in her office. She takes to social media and concert-going to try to catch his eye, only to befriend the younger office crew. The movie is at times funny, at others a little sad, but reinforces the notion that it's never too late for love (or to fall in love).
Drive Me Crazy: Another '90s teenage drama stars Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier, next-door neighbors who plot to fake a relationship to make their love interests jealous before prom. As fate would have it, they end up with their respective partners only to question whether they have something real together. If anything, watch it to get the Britney Spears song "Drive Me Crazy" stuck in your head.
Creed: Yes, this is based on the Rocky movies, but we have to say we like the drama a heck of a lot more than the original. Plus, Michael B. Jordan—yes, one of our favorites from Friday Night Lights—is in love with a hearing-impaired musician played by Tessa Thompson, and we just can't get enough of them together.
Columbus: This story revolves around Jin, a Korean-born man who ends up in Columbus, Indiana, to stay with his estranged architect father, who is in a coma. While there, he crosses paths with an architecture aficionado named Casey who works at the library—and who is dealing with family obligations of her own. Can the two balance their love with for each other with that they have for their parents?
Sense & Sensibility: When you need a little romance in your life, there's nothing like a Jane Austen novel adapted into a movie. In this classic story, sisters Elinor (sense) and Marianne (sensibility) navigate love and life after their father passes away, leaving his inheritance to his first wife and son. Watch it for the 1800s society drama, gorgeous clothing, and a happy ending (of course).
Runaway Bride: In this classic, Richard Gere's character is a journalist looking to write a story about Julia Roberts, aka Maggie Carpenter, "the runaway bride." After jilting three guys at the altar, she's set to march down the aisle, this time with Gere watching her every move. Chances are she'll bolt, but maybe to someone instead of from them this time.
Punch Drunk Love: In this dark comedy, Adam Sandler begins dating Emily Watson, the co-worker of one of his domineering sisters who have all royally messed him up. Throw in extortion from a sex phone operator company and the question becomes can this couple survive in the face of conflict?
Brokeback Mountain: If you haven't watched this award-winning movie featuring a secret love story between two cowboys played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, now's the time. The acting has been described as nothing less than "raw" and follows the then illicit romance that takes place over two decades and transcends marriages and time apart.
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