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Laugh, Cry, and Fall in Love With the Best Rom-Coms of All Time on Hulu

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A good rom-com will make you laugh, cry, and leave even the most scorned lovers open to the idea of falling in love again.

From classics like Pretty Woman (1990) to new flicks like Maybe I Do (2023) — Hulu has the best rom-coms of all time available to stream now.

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What Is a Rom-Com?

“Rom-com” is short for romantic comedy — a generally lighthearted genre of film that mixes elements of romance with comedy. The best part of a rom-com? They usually have a feel-good ending. 

Best Rom-Coms on Hulu

Valentine’s Day (2010)

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Before The Eras Tour film came to theaters, Taylor Swift made her silver screen debut in the rom-com film, Valentine’s Day. See Swift alongside a star-studded cast, including Taylor Lautner, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Garner, and Ashton Kutcher.

Watch: Valentine’s Day

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

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When it comes to rom-coms, few are more iconic than My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It has everything you want in a classic romantic comedy — an extravagant wedding, an over-the-top family, feel-good moments, running jokes, and a dreamy groom. 

Watch: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

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Elements of romance and comedy are used to explore themes of family, culture, and social status in the Golden Globe-winning film, Crazy Rich Asians, starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, and Michelle Yeoh.

Watch: Crazy Rich Asians

When in Rome (2010)

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The whimsy and lore of the Trevi Fountain in Rome can bring hope to even the most skeptical people. That’s why Beth Harper (Kristen Bell) decides to snag a coin from the fountain in a moment of frustration. But instead of a magical whirlwind romance, she ends up getting much more than she wished for. 

Watch: When in Rome

How to Be Single (2016)

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There’s no right or wrong way to be single, especially in the age of dating apps, hook-up culture, and social media. But there’s one rule according to the single ladies in the rom-com flick, How to be Single — a night in New York City should never be wasted.

Watch: How to Be Single

Love, Simon (2018)

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When Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) is outed by a classmate, his online relationship with a boy at school (codename: Blue) is revealed. Here’s the catch — Simon doesn’t know who the person behind “Blue” is. Get all the feels with the romantic coming-of-age LGBTQ+ movie, Love, Simon

Watch: Love, Simon

2000s Rom-Coms

The Proposal (2009)

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How far would you go to impress your boss? In The Proposal, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) goes as far as agreeing to marry his Canadian-born boss, Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock), so she can stay in the U.S. and he can advance his career. It’s a win-win situation — right?

Watch: The Proposal

Hitch (2005)

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Alex “Hitch” Higgens (Will Smith) is a professional “date doctor,” aka someone who helps chronically single people improve their dating and relationship skills. But when Hitch falls head-over-heels for Sara (Eva Mendes), he has to put his own dating rules to the test. Is the Date Doctor everything he’s cracked up to be?

Watch: Hitch

27 Dresses (2008)

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Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. In 27 Dresses, Jane Nichols (Katherine Heigl) has been a bridesmaid 27 times and is preparing for number 28 — her little sister’s wedding. The icing on top of the wedding cake? She’s getting married to Jane’s dream man. 

Watch:  27 Dresses

Just My Luck (2006)

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Ashley Albright (Lindsay Lohan) has always had good fortune on her side. When she accidentally kisses the perpetually unlucky Jake Hardin (Chris Pine) at a party, their fortunes switch. Now, they have to navigate the consequences of their swapped fortunes as Ashley goes from being a good luck charm to a bad luck magnet.

Watch: Just My Luck

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

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Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) is a late bloomer. At the age of 40, he still hasn’t done the deed, despite being kind, polite, and genuine. When Andy’s buddies discover his virgin status, they decide to play wingmen by setting up dates and sharing advice that ultimately leads to the iconic waxing incident that will leave you screaming, “OW, KELLY CLARKSON!”

Watch: The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Date Movie (2006)

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The rom-com genre gets the spoof treatment in the parody film, Date Movie. It features a star-strewn cast, including Alyson Hannigan, Jennifer Coolidge, Carmen Electra, and rapper Lil Jon.

Watch: Date Movie

The Wedding Planner (2001)

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Mary (Jennifer Lopez) has a knack for organizing, scheduling, preparing, and planning — that’s why she’s a talented and successful wedding planner. But when her new client, Dr. Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey), comes along, Mary discovers there are some things in life you can’t plan for.

Watch: The Wedding Planner

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

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Magazine writer Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) is assigned a piece about how to get a guy to fall out of love with you when you’re just not into the relationship anymore. To prove it can be done, Andie sets her sights on the charming and handsome Benjamin Berry (Matthew McConaughey). Can she get him to fall for her, and then drive him away?

Watch: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days*

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13 Going on 30 (2004)

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Feeling uncool and overlooked, all 13-year-old Jenna Rink (played by Christa B. Allen and then Jennifer Garner) wants for her birthday is for this chapter of her life to end. When she wakes up the next morning 17 years in the future, she quickly discovers that being an adult isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Watch: 13 Going on 30*

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90s Rom-Coms

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

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According to her overprotective father, high schooler Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) isn’t allowed to start dating until her older sister, Kat (Julia Stiles), does. This rule is unfortunate for their classmate, Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who’s infatuated with Bianca. The only solution? Find a guy to date Kat — even if Cameron has to bribe him.

Watch: 10 Things I Hate About You

The Wedding Singer (1998)

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With Adam Sandler and Drew Berrymore at the forefront, you know The Wedding Singer is just as funny as it is romantic. Laugh along to this 80s-themed flick as wedding singer Robbie Hart (Sandler) discovers that getting left at the altar might just be the best thing to ever happen to him.  

Watch: The Wedding Singer*

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Father of the Bride (1991)

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Today, we think of Steve Martin as Charles Haden Savage — the amateur crime sleuth turned murder-mystery-maven in the Hulu Original series, Only Murders in the Building. But 32 years ago, he was George Banks — a loving, witty, and slightly neurotic father grappling with the idea of his little girl growing up and getting married (and the price tag attached to her “small” backyard wedding).

Stream Father of the Bride Part 2 (1995) for a plot twist no one in the Banks family saw coming!

Watch: Father of the Bride

Classic Rom-Coms

Pretty Woman (1990)

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Despite his extreme wealth, good looks, and charming personality, businessman and corporate raider Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) can’t seem to keep a relationship. It isn’t until he stumbles upon free-spirited Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) that he learns how to let loose and enjoy life in one of the most iconic rom-coms of all time, Pretty Woman

Watch: Pretty Woman

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

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The modern classic rom-com Crazy, Stupid, Love starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone is all about the unpredictable nature of relationships and what happens when you give yourself permission to embrace change.

Watch: Crazy, Stupid, Love

Splash (1984)

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Don’t you just love a romantic comedy with undeniable chemistry between the lead actors? So do we. That’s why we can’t get enough of Tom Hanks and Daryl Hanna in the classic rom-com, Splash. Part rom-com, part mythical fantasy — this mermaid tale will make you laugh and swoon over this wonderfully perfect, yet unlikely pair.

Watch: Splash

(500) Days of Summer (2010)

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In the mood for a rom-com and a movie to make you cry? The classic romance film (500) Days of Summer chronicles the 500 days of Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Summer Finn’s (Zooey Deschanel) relationship — including the good, the bad, the funny, and the heartbreaking moments. 

Watch: (500) Days of Summer

New Rom-Coms

Maybe I Do (2023)

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Michelle (Emma Roberts) and Allen (Luke Bracey) are at the point in their relationship where it’s time for their parents to meet. But what they don’t realize is that their parents already know each other from their own sordid affairs. Rom-com icons Diane Keaton and Richard Gere star alongside Susan Sarandon and William H. Macy in the 2023 rom-com, Maybe I Do.

Watch: Maybe I Do

My Favorite Girlfriend (2022)

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Conrad (Tyler Johnson) has finally met the perfect girl in Vanessa (Bonnie Piesse) — and Sarah, and Silk, and a couple of others. But it’s not what you think. They’re all the same girl.

Watch: My Favorite Girlfriend

Palm Springs (2020)

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Rom-com meets sci-fi in this Groundhog Day (1993)-esque Hulu Original film, starring Adam Samberg and Cristin Milloti. When Nyles (Samberg) and Sarah (Milioti) wake up in a time warp, they have to find a way out — or else they’re doomed to relive their best friends’ Palm Springs wedding over and over again.

Watch: Palm Springs

Vacation Friends (2021)

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One of the best parts of meeting people while on vacation is that you never have to see them again. But for Marcus (Lil Rel Howery) and Emily (Yvonne Orji), what happens on vacation in Mexico doesn’t stay in Mexico.

The good times don’t stop here — Vacation Friends 2 (2023) is streaming now on Hulu.

Watch:  Vacation Friends

Plus One (2019)

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Best friends Ben (Jack Quaid) and Alice (Maya Erskine) vow to help each other through an unusually busy wedding season by being each other’s plus ones. It seems like a flawless plan — they don’t have to attend weddings alone and if the opportunity strikes, they can be each other’s “wingman.” 

What could go wrong?

Watch: Plus One

The Swing of Things (2020)

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Tropical destination weddings have it all: sun, sand, and… swingers? 

When Laura Jane (Olivia Culpo) entrusts her soon-to-be husband, Tom (Chord Overstreet), with booking the resort for their wedding, he accidentally books their wedding and honeymoon at a swingers resort in Jamaica.

Watch: The Swing of Things*

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The Ultimate Playlist of Noise (2021)

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Before losing his hearing from an upcoming tumor-removal surgery, Marcus (Keean Johnson) decides to travel across the country to take in as many sounds as possible. When his trip unexpectedly includes Wendy (Madeline Brewer), Marcus ends up finding more than just his favorite sounds.

Watch: The Ultimate Playlist of Noise

Plan B (2021)

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After being denied the Plan B pill from her local pharmacy, typical “good girl,” Sunny (Kuhoo Verma), and her edgy best friend, Lupe (Victoria Moroles), set out on a road trip to get to a Planned Parenthood before the 24-hour window closes.

Watch: Plan B 

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