20 Best Romantic Movies of 2022


Lana Condor and Cole Sprouse in Moonshot

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You may have mixed feelings about how 2022’s going (valid), but at least we can say that it’s given us a slew of delightful new romantic movies to watch, and there are so many more coming out this year. From J.Lo’s return to early aughts rom-com glory in marry me, to the hotly anticipated adaptation of Sarah Dessen’s along for the ride, which is coming to Netflix in April, there’s no shortage of films to cry to, sweeping teen dramas to swoon over, and charming meet-cutes to satisfy your sentimental side. Already blown through Bridgerton? Mark your calendars for Hulu’s release of Rosalinea twist on Romeo and Juliet, told from the perspective of Romeo’s former flame (Kaitlyn Dever). Love an impromptu musical number? Amazon Primes I Want You Back, which you can watch now, is filled with charming moments. You get the point. So whip out those leggings (if you aren’t wearing them already), grab a salty snack, and settle in with the best new rom-coms of 2022…so far!

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1

marry mes

Moments before popstar Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez) is set to marry her equally famous fiancé (Maluma) on stage at a huge arena, she learns that the cad had been cheating on her. When the jilted Kat spies a modest dad (Owen Wilson) in the audience, she spontaneously proposes to him. Hey, sometimes opposite (lifestyles) attract.

Watch on Peacock

2

The Royal Treatment

When an outspoken salon owner is hired to do hair for a royal wedding, she meets the dutiful prince who happens to be committed to a loveless arranged marriage. Soon, her joie de vivre rubs off on him. We bet you can guess what happens next in this cheerful tale as old as time.

Watch on Netflix

3

The Sky Is Everywhere

If you like your romantic movies with a twist of melancholy and magical realism, this wistful story about a musical teen who loses her sister, but finds love in other places, is a beautiful watch.

Watch on Apple TV+

4

I Want You Back

When Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma’s (Jenny Slate) significant others unceremoniously break up with them, they bond over their shared scheme to get their exes back. Come for the sharp-witted dialogue. Stay to watch Jenny Slate fully slay a number from Little Shop of Horrors.

Watch on Amazon Prime

5

The Lost City

After author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) is kidnapped, the cover model for her books (Channing Tatum) attempts to come to her rescue in this humorous big-budget romp.

The Lost City is currently in theaters, but you can expect it to come to Paramount Plus later this year.

6

Tall Girl 2

In the sequel to this beloved Netflix movie, newly popular Jodi lands the starring role in her high school’s musical, but while she seems to have everything together, she begins to doubt herself — and her relationship.

Watch on Netflix

7

Through My Window

Raquel’s not-so-innocent crush on the boy next door is the driving force of this sizzling Spanish teen drama.

Watch on Netflix

8

love tactics

In this Turkish rom-com, a blogger seeks revenge for a friend who was ghosted by a one-night stand by luring an ad executive playboy to fall in love with her. Little does she know that he’s got some tricks up his (exceptionally well tailored) sleeves as well.

Watch on Netflix

9

moonshot

Sophie (Lana Condor) is in a very long distance relationship with a boyfriend who took a job … on Mars. Walt (Cole Sprouse) is a carefree barista who sneaks onto the space shuttle during Sophie’s 35-day trip to visit her beau. We’ll let you guess what happens next in this sweet, star-studded (see what we did there?) rom-com.

Out on March 31 on HBO Max

10

sneakerella

In this music-fueled, gender-bending spin on the classic Cinderella tale, a stock boy with dreams of becoming a sneaker designer falls for the heir to a kicks kingdom.

Watch on Disney+

11

The Worst Person in the World

This critically-acclaimed foreign film follows Julie over the course of four years as she searches for love, a fruitful career, and most of all, meaning.

Watch on Amazon Prime

12

Book of Love

Henry’s novel is a total bust in the US, which is why he’s surprised to find that it’s a bestseller in Mexico. On a promo tour, he meets the reason why: Maria, the Spanish translator who turned his snoozy work into juicy erotica. And of course, she’s just as alluring as the words she wrote.

Watch on Amazon Prime

13

Cha Cha Real Smooth

A fledgling recent college grad befriends a young mom (Dakota Johnson) and her daughter in this bittersweet rom-com.

Out June 17, 2022 on Apple TV+

14

Along for the Ride

Based on Sarah Dessen’s popular YA novel, Along for the Ride follows a studious insomniac on the verge of going to college, and the boy who helps her capture all the joy she missed out on in high school.

Out April 2022 on Netflix

15

The Valet

In this English remake of a French hit, Samara Weaving plays a famous actress who taps a parking attendant to pretend to be her boyfriend so no one suspects that she’s actually entangled with a married man (Max Greenfield of New Girl fame).

Out this spring on Hulu

16

Fire Island

Inspired by Pride & Prejudice or, err, Clueless, this rom-com follows a group of friends on a trip to Fire Island, a top LGBTQ+ vacation destination. But we’ll let star Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live) describe it in his own words. “A Jane Austen narrative meeting an Asian-American narrative meeting a queer narrative: Those three helices come together in a way that’s greater than the sum of their parts,” he told Vanity Fair. “And to say that something is greater than a Jane Austen narrative is insane, unhinged of me, to do. But I said it.” We can’t wait.

Out on June 3 on Hulu

17

Rosaline

booksmart’s Kailyn Dever stars as Rosaline in this witty twist on Romeo and Juliet in which the narrative is told through the lens of Romeo’s ex.

Coming to Hulu in 2022

18

Shotgun Wedding

2022 will grace us with yet another J.Lo rom-com. this time, she plays a reluctant bride whose destination wedding is taken over by a band of criminals. She and her hub-to-be (Josh Duhamel) get the ultimate couples therapy when they have to work together to save their guests.

Out on June 29 in theaters

19

Your Place or Mine

Reese Witherspoon stars alongside Ashton Kutcher in this upcoming Netflix rom-com, (which she’s also executive producing) about two long distance BFFs who trade homes for a week.

Coming to Netflix in 2022

20

Ticket to Paradise

George Clooney and Julia Roberts are divorcees who fly to Bali to prevent their young daughter from getting married, and repeating their mistakes. We don’t know much else about the film, but we assume chaos, rekindled love, and stunning scenery will ensue.

Out September 30, 2022

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