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Top 13 Romance Films on Hulu to Reminisce your Love(s)

When it comes to love you can definitely rely on Hulu to be your forever faithful in bringing you the best of cinematic romance from pop culture.

The sheer number of successful book adaptations on the platform is proof enough of its managers having an innate sense of respect for the tender and unsaid, two rather important aspects of love.

Here is a list of best romance films on the platform for your reference. It is short and filled with jewels.

But once you are done with the list, don’t forget to let me know if you think any important ones were left out.

1. Sense and Sensibility

Let us begin with a book adaptation. The 1995 film Sense and Sensibility is adapted from the Jane Austen novel of the same name. Oscar winner Ang Lee directed this adaptation while Emma Thompson has written the script.

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Sense and Sensibility

Other stars include the brilliant and beautiful Kate Winslet, an intense Alan Rickman and the lovable Hugh Grant.

The movie, not unlike the book concerns the Dashwood sisters and their sudden descent into non-stupendous wealth followed by, of course, the romance.

2. XX/XY

Yes the chromosomal Xs and Y.  This 2002 movie follows Sam (Maya Stange) and Thea (Kathleen Robertson), two college students who have an awkward night of passion with animator Coles (Mark Ruffalo).

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XX/XY

The night is followed by a fallout of the decision while the audience get to relate to how the understanding of passion changes from young adulthood and adulthood.

3. Drinking Buddies

This list ain’t complete without a millennial romantic indie drama. Drinking Buddies is an Anna Kendrick film at its mumblecore best.  It stars some truly excellent and improv-friendly actors including Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, and Ron Livingston.

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Drinking Buddies Trailer

It’s a simple story about relationships, jealousy and lots of great craft beer. Kate (Wilde) and Luke (Johnson) are flirty coworkers at a craft brewery who decide to go on a joint trip with their significant others Chris (Livingston) and Jill (Kendrick).

4. AWOL

Here is another indie romance for you – small, authentic, affecting. AWOL follows Joey (Lola Kirke) and Rayna (Breeda Wool), two young women from a quaint Pennsylvania town who meet at a local carnival and quickly fall for each other.

AWOL Trailer #1 (2016) | Movieclips Indie
Awol Trailer

But circumstances threaten to crush their romance before it can even begin.

AWOL then goes on to explore the fact that sometimes what you want, and what your environment is able to allow you to have, are two very different things.

5. Under the Tuscan Sun

Based on Frances Myers’ 1996 memoir of the same name, this 2003 film has an important lesson: life and romance are a lot easier when you can afford to buy an Italian villa.

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Under the Tuscan Sun | Source: Amazon.com

Diane Lane stars as Myers, whose life turns upside down after her husband knocks up a much younger woman.

Frances decides to treat herself to a Tuscany vacation and while there decides to restarts her life in Italy. Having bought a villa there, she even meets some new gentlemen suitors.

6. No Strings Attached

The 2011 film directed by Ivan Reitman follows a careerist doctor Emma (Natalie Portman) and happy-go-lucky but a forever-failure in romance Adam (Ashton Kutcher).

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No Strings Attached Trailer

They are two former acquaintances from childhood who fall into a random hookup one night as adults.

After the successful sexual encounter, they decide to have a “no strings attached” sexual relationship. All is well until feelings get in the way.

7. Juliet, Naked

Another book adaptation, this time it is from a Nicholas Hornby book of the same name. The book and the film are center around the concept that sometimes meeting your heroes could end up in you losing your girl to them. Yeah, you read that right.

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Juliet, Naked Trailer

Duncan Thomson (Chris O’Dowd) is a music fan obsessed with musician Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke) who hasn’t released new material in over two and a half decades.

Duncan’s girlfriend Annie Platt (Rose Byrne) doesn’t fully appreciate Duncan’s obsession but comes to appreciate Tucker’s music. What follows is an unlikely email correspondence!

8. My Best Friend’s Wedding

Julia Roberts is at her goofiest in this story of two best friends who made a pact to marry each other if they couldn’t find anyone else till they’re 28. (No that’s not too young. Some of us have parents who think 30 is when you should be happy to get pregnant and not running anxious pregnancy tests after a one night stand).

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My Best Friend’s Wedding Trailer

9. 27 Dresses

Ever the pushover? Well, you can find love too! At least that’s what this irresistible Katherine Heigl rom-com, has to say. A perpetual bridesmaid whose sister is marrying the man of her dreams finds love in an unlikely place.

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27 Dresses Trailer

The one scene she finally finds her happy place and happy person (drunk at a bar singing and dancing to an old pop song from your teens) always gets my innards churning.

10. Step Up

Watch this dance musical not just for Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan as a stunning couple.

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Step Up

But also for the beauty of the love at its core that transcends all of society’s segregations, including those of classical and street dances. Fusion is my first love, and so is this film!

11. If Beale Street Could Talk

Yet another beautiful adaptation this time by the brilliant James Baldwin. The novel was itself praised for its exquisite beauty while the film was made by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins.

If Beale Street Could Talk Trailer #1 (2018) | Movieclips Trailers
If Beale Street Could Talk Trailer

The story follows a young black couple whose lives are torn apart by a false criminal accusation in early 1970s Harlem. It is tragic and heart breaking, you have been warned.

12. What Men Want

This Taraji P. Henson film is loosely based on the 2000 film What Women Want.

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What Men Want Trailer

As its inspiration, this story is about a woman who gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts (you heard that right, now go binge!) and uses it to her professional and personal advantage.

13. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

We end this list with an all time favourite romance gothic for you to remember that breakup you never could overcome. In this fantasy, a couple, Clementine (Kate Winslet) and Joel (Jim Carrey), undergo a medical procedure to erase their memories of each other post-breakup.

They not only forget about each other, but they also lose the parts of themselves that grew and evolved during the relationship.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Official Trailer #1 - Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet Movie (2004) HD
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Trailer

This shattering work of art will teach you that no matter how much grief you after a breakup, you can’t just will away the memory of the love and the lover. 

So that’s it for now. Don’t forget to check out these films and also let us know if we missed out on any particularly lovely one.

Happy streaming!

Originally Written By Epic Dope

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Soumya Mishra

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