Curling up with a cup of tea and a good romance movie is an age-old tradition. And whether you’re looking for nostalgia or something fresh, DistroTV has the movie for you. Here are 15 of the best romance movies to watch on DistroTV.
The Marriage Chronicles
This tongue-in-cheek romantic comedy is a great place to find your fix of cheesy, so-bad-it’s-good film. The Marriage Chronicles follows the story of three unhappily married couples on their trip to a couples’ therapy retreat meant to spice up their marriage. The psychologist at their Malibu getaway has each couple share their deepest feelings and stories. The couples fight desperately to save their marriages and reinvigorate their relationship. The overdone acting and dramatized scenes are sure to have you rolling with laughter, complementing the deep themes about love and marriage nicely.
Hope for Love
Hope for Love is a dramatic story of a young woman confused about love. It explores the question of choice in love through her conflict of deciding between her husband and an old flame. After finding out her husband has been cheating on her, Theresa escapes to New Orleans and reunites with a former boyfriend. Her old love makes her feel special and loved, which makes her question returning to her unfaithful husband. The drama and conflict make this the perfect choice for a classic romantic drama experience, and the setting of New Orleans provides an interesting cultural backdrop.
This emotional and deep film explores the connection of faith and relationships. In Emily, a man begins to question his faith and identity and wonder who he is outside of these things. His existential crisis strains his marriage, and the couple has to fight to find their love outside of their connection of faith. This movie is a captivating piece of realism that dives into a situation many people have found themselves in. It’s raw and honest. Emily is the perfect movie to get you thinking about love and the experiences many people have in marriage.
Four Seasons is a creative romantic comedy with a main character having one last adventure in the dating world before settling down. His plan: Date a woman for each season of the year, and then marry the woman he likes best. This fun plot gimmick provides an interesting compare-and-contrast look at different with room for all kinds of zany mishaps.
My First Love
This 1988 film is perfect if you’re craving a classic vibe. My First Love is about an older widow who reconnects with her high school sweetheart, who has a younger girlfriend. The movie touches on themes of time, age and love. This movie is sure to send you right back to the old days of TV movies.
Could This Be Love
Could This Be Love is about a girl from a small town coming home from college to run her father’s bed and breakfast. When she arrives home, she’s greeted with an unfaithful husband and less-than-ideal relationship with her mother. However, just when she’s feeling like everything’s going wrong, a dashing lawyer swoops in to save her, showing her a new life filled with happiness. This film is a classic damsel-in-distress story.
The Great Divide
In this drama-packed romantic comedy, a dinner party turns into an all-out war. Secrets, conflicting views and fiery tempers explode as the tensions between friends grow. The Great Divide has all the cacophony you can handle and more. There’s even a baby born during this house party. If you’re a fan of hilariously emotional drama, this is the perfect party to attend.
Creepin’ with the Deacon
As the name might imply, Creepin’ with the Deacon is a scandalous romance. The plot revolves around a love triangle that’s created when a minister falls in love with the pastor’s wife. This movie is great if you want to see some suspense and drama.
In this love triangle story, one of the corners is an illicit plant. Newlyweeds is the story of two young weed smokers who must decide what’s more important: their relationship or the devil’s lettuce. This classic romance with a stoner twist is the perfect romantic drama for a legalization party.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, this romance takes its inspirations from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1848 short story “White Nights”. Set in modern times, Two Lovers follows Leonard, a charismatic but troubled young man, who moves back into his childhood home following a recent heartbreak. While recovering, Leonard meets two women in quick succession. Leonard is forced to make an impossible decision between the Sarah (Vinessa Shaw), the girl next door, and a new neighbor, Michelle (Gwenyth Paltrow), a glamorous blonde who works at a law firm in Manhattan. But, as in most love triangles, things get complicated very quickly as infatuations and anxieties get out of control.
In Over My Head
This romcom is the story of a control freak who thinks he can have everything in life. But when his parents die unexpectedly, he has to start making tough decisions. He becomes the guardian of his brother and sister and must choose between either taking care of them or pursuing his life desires. And when he doesn’t choose, his life becomes too difficult to balance. In Over My Head is a movie about what happens when people take on too much and let everything get out of control.
Fat Chance is a movie that explores the questions of self-worth and faith. The overweight main character falls in love with an attractive man after meeting him on an online dating app. The only catch is that she was using her friend’s picture. The movie follows her journey to self-acceptance and worth and shows how faith helped her get there. This romance is an inspiring story about loving yourself before you can love someone else.
A Strange Brand of Happy
After losing his job, David needs the help of a life coach to get back on track, but he finds himself falling in love with her. He starts volunteering at a retirement home where the retirees lend him advice in pursuing her. Everything’s looking up for him, but then his ex-boss starts pining after the life coach too. Now David has to get his life together and compete with his old boss for the girl of his dreams. A Strange Brand of Happy is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a light-hearted classic romantic comedy.
My Mother’s Future Husband
A quirky reversal of The Parent Trap, My Mother’s Future Husband is about a daughter trying to set her widowed mom up with a new guy. She just can’t take all the mother-daughter quality time, so she finds guys to help distract her mom, giving her some free time.
In this romantic comedy, the real hopeless romantic has already passed away, but that won’t keep her from playing matchmaker for her niece. Love Don’t Come Easy is the story of a woman constantly dodging her aunt’s relationship meddling from beyond the grave.