9 Rom-Coms on Hulu Perfect for Date Night At Home
Best Rom-Coms on Hulu
Looking to laugh and cry in the same sitting? Look no further.
It’s safe to say that, by now, we’ve all adjusted to date nights at home. Whether you’re enjoying a romantic night with your significant other, some fun family time, or catching up with close friends — we’ve got rom-coms for every type of date night. Plus, make it a virtual date night with Watch Party!*
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Perfect For Couples
Ever feel like your boyfriend doesn’t have a clue? He might be able to learn a thing or two from Alex Hitchens (Will Smith) in Hitch (2005).
This hilarious romantic comedy follows Alex, known in New York City as “the date doctor,” as he works to help timid accountant Albert Brennaman (Kevin James) land a date with the girl of his dreams. The only caveat? Hitch’s own techniques aren’t working on the new lady in his life, Sarah Melas (Eva Mendes).
All-in-all, Hitch proves that the key to finding true love is finding the courage to be yourself.
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The Wedding Planner
Master planner Mary Fiore (Jennifer Lopez) is so busy planning everyone else’s dream wedding that she puts her own love life on the backburner. That is, until Steve (Matthew McConaughey) quite literally knocks her off her feet. She’s on cloud nine — until she finds out she’s planning his wedding.
A classic tale about love and destiny, The Wedding Planner (2001) reminds us that there is never a wrong time to fall in love with the right person.
Watch: The Wedding Planner
If you’ve been cooped up at home with your significant other for almost a year, you’ll relate to Palm Springs (2020) on a deep, personal level. The film is gaining notoriety as one of the best romantic comedies on Hulu, topping the charts as our most-watched movie of 2020. The flick also received a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Picture in the Musical/Comedy category, alongside Andy Samberg’s Best Actor nomination for his role as Nyles.
The film follows Nyles (Adam Samberg) and Sarah (Cristin Milioti) as they navigate a time warp (sound familiar?), reliving their best friends’ destination wedding over and over again. If you’re looking for a modern-day comedy in the vein of Groundhog’s Day that will deliver laugh-out-loud moments and inspire you to find fun in the seemingly mundane, Palm Springs won’t disappoint.
Watch: Palm Springs
Best for Best Friends
Someone Marry Barry
It’s true what they say — there’s someone for everyone.
For guys’ night, we present Someone Marry Barry, a hilarious Hulu romantic comedy centered around a group of childhood best friends who desperately want to find a wife for their friend, Barry (Tyler Labine). Despite the guys’ best efforts to get him to settle down, Barry’s perfect match, Melanie (Lucy Punch) turns out to be just as rowdy and inappropriate as Barry.
Watch: Someone Marry Barry
I Feel Pretty
If you’re looking for the perfect rom-com for girls’ night in, you just found it.
I Feel Pretty (2018), produced by and starring comedian Amy Schumer, follows Renee Barrett (Schumer) a Spanx-wearing, cocktail-drinking, soul-cycling everywoman who gets candid about the challenges women face in an image-obsessed world. One day, all Renee’s insecurities fade away when she wakes up from an intense fall believing she’s the prettiest woman on Earth. Hilarity ensues — but not without a strong feminist message.
Watch: I Feel Pretty
What Men Want
Ever wonder what men are thinking? From the producer of Girls Trip, Ride Along, and more of your favorite movies with Black leads comes What Men Want, a rom-com-fantasy that uncovers what men are really thinking — and it might not be what you expect.
In this loose reboot of 2000’s What Women Want, sports agent Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is starting to wonder if she can ever find success in a man’s world. After visiting a psychic to find clarity, she wakes up with a competitive edge — she’s able to hear the thoughts of her male colleagues.
Watch: What Men Want
Fantastic for Families
50 First Dates
Say “aloha” to the adorable rom-com 50 First Dates (2004). Another great pick for the family (at PG-13), we can all stand to learn a valuable lesson about love from Henry Roth (Adam Sandler), a womanizing veterinarian in Hawaii.
When Henry meets Lucy (Drew Barrymore), it’s love at first sight. But soon after their encounter, Henry learns that Lucy was in a car accident, which caused her to lose her short-term memory. To win her over he must make her fall in love with him again each day — a task that tests his patience and shows him the value of a genuine connection.
Of the many Sandler-Barrymore rom-coms, 50 First Dates is one you won’t forget.
Watch: 50 First Dates
This one’s a real tail-wagger. Perfect for date night with the family (at PG), Dog Days (2018) follows the lives and love stories of multiple dog owners as their paths cross in unexpected ways. The heartwarming rom-com features a star-studded cast, including Vanessa Hudgens, Nina Dobrev, Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things, Eva Longoria, and many others.
Watch: Dog Days
You’ve Got Mail
The whole family will love the classic rom-com You’ve Got Mail, which is essentially the ’90s version of Catfish. This throwback movie centers around rival bookstore owners Joe (Tom Hanks) and Kathleen (Meg Ryan), who fall in love in an anonymous online chat room.
What could possibly go wrong?
Watch: You’ve Got Mail
Looking for more romance? Check out our Guide to Romance Movies or browse the Romance Movie Hub for everything streaming on Hulu now.