A Lovers Playlist: 25 Best Romantic Movies to Watch

25 Best Romantic Movies to Watch

Love knows no bounds, and neither does its representation on the big screen. Get ready to swoon as we present to you 25 of the best romantic movies. From heartwarming tales of true love to passionate stories of self-discovery, these films showcase the diverse range of experiences and emotions that make up the human experience.

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Whether you’re a fan of classic romance, drama, or comedy, this list has something for everyone. So grab some popcorn, snuggle up, and prepare to be swept away by the beautiful and diverse world of love on your screen.


A stunning tale of love, loss, and supernatural forces. Follow the journey of a young Senegalese woman as she navigates her way through heartbreak and mystery to uncover the truth behind her lover’s disappearance.


The Wood

A nostalgic coming-of-age film about three childhood friends who reunite on the eve of one of their weddings and recall the ups and downs of growing up together.



Carmen Jones

This movie follows the story of a beautiful and fiery woman named Carmen who finds herself caught up in a passionate love affair with a soldier named Joe. With its electrifying musical numbers, breathtaking dance sequences, and powerful performances, “Carmen Jones” is a true tour de force.

Mr. Malcolm’s List

This movie follows the story of a wealthy bachelor named Mr. Malcolm who creates a list of qualities he desires in a wife. But when he meets the feisty and independent Miss Elizabeth, he finds himself falling head over heels in love with someone who doesn’t seem to meet a single one of his criteria.



The Photograph

Tells the story of a young journalist who discovers a mysterious photo and embarks on a journey to uncover the secrets of her late mother’s past. This romantic drama is a touching celebration of love, family, and the power of memory.

Boxing Day

Heartwarming holiday film that brings together a dysfunctional family for a chaotic Christmas celebration. With a mix of humor and heart, this film is the perfect escape from the stress of the holiday season.

Jumping The Broom

A joyful wedding comedy about two families from different backgrounds coming together for a wedding and learning to embrace each other’s cultural differences.

Been So Long

A musical romantic drama set in contemporary London. The film follows the story of a single mother as she falls in love with a charming stranger, navigating the ups and downs of new love against the backdrop of a vibrant and soulful soundtrack.


The Wedding Year

A commitment-phobic 27-year-old’s relationship is put to the test when she and her boyfriend attend seven weddings in the same year.


Sylvie’s Love

A timeless love story set in the 1950s about a young woman who falls for a saxophonist and their love that blossoms through the years.


The Broken Heart’s Gallery

A heartwarming comedy-drama about a group of friends navigating love, relationships, and the complexities of modern dating in their late 20s and early 30s.

Think Like a Man

A hilarious take on relationships as friends share their relationship woes and learn to apply Steve Harvey’s book on relationships to their love lives.

About Last night

A modern retelling of the classic tale of two unlikely lovers navigating the ups and downs of a new relationship.


Really Love

Set in contemporary Washington D.C., a rising black painter strives to break into the competitive art world, while balancing a bittersweet romance he never expected.


Ambitious artist Jabari attempts to balance success and love after he moves into his dream Manhattan apartment and falls for his next-door neighbor.



Just Wright

A romantic comedy about a physical therapist who falls for an NBA star she’s treating and learns the true meaning of love and success.




Powerful historical drama that tells the true story of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which challenged the ban on interracial marriage in the United States.


Queen & Slim

Thought-provoking film that tells the story of a young couple on the run after a traffic stop gone wrong.



A tender love story about two women in Kenya who must navigate their feelings for each other in a conservative society.


Southside With You

A charming retelling of Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date in Chicago during the summer of 1989.


The Bodyguard

Whitney Houston stars in this classic romantic thriller as a famous singer who falls for her bodyguard (Kevin Costner) as they navigate danger and unexpected love.


Merry Liddle Christmas (franchise)

A festive romantic comedy about a family who is brought together during the holidays to celebrate love, laughter, and mistletoe.


Brown Sugar

A love story about two childhood friends who reconnect as adults and must navigate the ups and downs of their evolving relationship.

Something New

Romantic comedy-drama that follows an ambitious African American finance executive who is tired of dating within her race and decides to try something new, leading her to an unexpected love affair with a landscaper.

An Oversimplication of Her Beauty

A surreal and visually stunning tale of love and relationships, exploring the ups and downs of a young man’s infatuation with a woman he’s admired from afar.

The Lovebirds

Quirky and lighthearted romantic comedy about a couple who, during a night out, become embroiled in a murder mystery and must work together to clear their names and reignite the spark in their relationship.

If Beale Street Could Talk

Get ready for a wild and hilarious ride with four best friends who reunite for a weekend in New Orleans. From dancing on the street to drinking and laughing, this film showcases the unbreakable bond of female friendship.

Middle of Nowhere

This poignant and emotional film follows a woman as she navigates life after her husband is incarcerated. With powerful performances and a thought-provoking storyline, “Middle of Nowhere” will have you captivated from start to finish.


Love Don’t Cost a Thing

Get ready for a classic high school rom-com with a twist. This film follows the journey of a nerdy teenager as he tries to win the heart of the most popular girl in school. With plenty of laughs and a heartwarming message, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good love story.

Daddy’s Little Girl

t tells the story of a lawyer who helps a mechanic in a custody battle against his mean-spirited ex-wife over who will get custody of their daughters. And fall in love in the process

Breakin’ All The Rules

This hilarious romantic comedy follows a man who creates a break-up manual after getting dumped by his girlfriend. With plenty of laughs and a sweet love story, “Breakin’ All The Rules” is a must-watch for anyone looking for a lighthearted romantic comedy.

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

This hilarious and heartwarming film follows a woman as she navigates life after her husband leaves her. With plenty of laughs and a touching story, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” is a must-watch for anyone looking for a feel-good movie.

Beyond the Lights

A powerful and emotional love story about a talented young singer who, despite her fame and success, feels lost and unfulfilled until she meets a kind-hearted police officer who helps her find the true meaning of love and happiness.

The Incredible Jessica James

A fun and lively romantic comedy about a young, aspiring playwright navigating the ups and downs of dating and career, as she navigates the New York City dating scene and tries to turn her life around after a breakup.

The Notebook

A classic love story about two young people from different worlds who fall in love despite their differences and the obstacles they face. This movie is a heartwarming tale of passion, perseverance, and the power of true love.

Love Jones

A romantic drama about two young, aspiring poets who fall in love in the Windy City. This movie is a beautiful celebration of Black culture, music, and love.

Deliver Us From Eva

This romantic comedy follows the adventures of a successful playboy who is hired to romance the difficult sister of three other women. This movie is a charming and funny exploration of love and the lengths people will go to protect their families.

Hav Plenty

A romantic comedy about a struggling writer who finds love while helping his childhood friend plan her wedding.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

This romantic comedy follows a successful, but lonely, woman who finds love and rediscovers herself on a trip to Jamaica. This movie is a feel-good tale of self-discovery, love, and the importance of taking chances.

The Best Man

A romantic comedy about a group of friends who gather for a wedding, only to have their secrets and rivalries come to the surface.

Malcolm & Marie

A love story about two artists whose relationship is tested by the events of one tumultuous evening. This movie is a powerful exploration of love, art, and the complexities of human relationships.

Nobody’s Fool

A romantic comedy about a woman who moves to the city to start a new life and finds love with her rough-around-the-edges neighbor.


A Boy A Girl A Dream

A romantic drama about two people who fall in love while pursuing their dreams on the streets of Los Angeles. This movie is a beautiful and inspiring exploration of love, dreams, and the power of the human spirit.



To All The Boys I’ve Loved

Sweet and charming romantic comedy about a teenage girl who writes secret love letters to all of her crushes, only for them to accidentally be mailed out, causing chaos and an unexpected romance.

Black Coffee

After being fired from his father’s own company, a man feels like his luck has run out, until a certain woman enters into his life. When his ex returns, this only further complicate matters.

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