Best Romance Movies of This Year (So Far)
A new couple and their families reckon with modern love amid culture clashes, societal expectations and generational differences.
Bank of Dave
The true story of how Dave Fishwick, a working class man and self-made millionaire, fought to set up a community bank so that he could help the local businesses of Burnley not only survive, but thrive. In his bid to help his beloved community, he has to take on the elitist financial institutions of London and fight to receive the first, new banking license to be issued in over 100 years.
Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. 20 years later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront notions of love and destiny.
Ben Tanaka is a movie-theater owner who is grappling with the implications of race and culture on the dating scene. Ben lives with his girlfriend, Miko Hayashi, a politically active firebrand whose enthusiasms aren’t shared by her boyfriend; his best friend, Alice Kim, is a lesbian who wants him to pretend to be her boyfriend so her conservative family won’t learn about her true sexual identity.
A Prince in Paradise
Olivia, struggling with writer's block after a break up, takes a tropical holiday in hope of some inspiration and meets Prince Alexander, who needs some distance from his duty to marry royalty.
The Wedding Veil Expectations
Avery and Peter try to keep the romance alive while renovating the old house they bought and juggling work, but everything takes on a new perspective when they get some news they’ve been hoping for.
College student Margot meets 33-year-old Robert at the movie theater where she works. After a casual flirtation at the concession stand, they carry on conversations through texts. As their perceptions of each other collide, events spiral out of control.
Sometimes I Think About Dying
Fran likes to think about dying. It brings sensation to her quiet life. When she makes the new guy at work laugh, it leads to more: a date, a slice of pie, a conversation, a spark. The only thing standing in their way is Fran herself.
The Wedding Veil Journey
Tracy and Nick agree to set aside work to make time for a long overdue honeymoon to Greece. However, they soon find themselves confronting life choices when they get stranded on a secluded island.
The Wedding Veil Inspiration
Emma's plans get thrown off course when Paolo returns to Italy to take care of his father and she discovers a new passion for making art accessible to all.
An unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund pushes a young couple's relationship to the brink, threatening to unravel not only their recent engagement but their lives.
Sweeter Than Chocolate
A local bakery is rumored to have the secret recipe to finding true love on Feb. 14, drawing in a TV reporter to investigate.
Love in Glacier National: A National Park Romance
Sparks fly when Hannah, an expert in avalanche forecasting, brings her new technology to Glacier National Park and faces pushback from the director of Mountain Rescue, who relies more on intuition and common sense. Their dual approach bring more than forecasting to the forefront of their hearts.
She is Love
When Patricia arrives at a country hotel in Cornwall, she encounters her ex husband Idris, who manages the place with his girlfriend Louise. Things are immediately awkward and the former couple reconnect over a long, messy night where they revisit the past while remaining open to new beginnings.
Luckless in Love
Winnie, a dating blogger who anonymously writes under the pen name Luckless, goes viral for a post about a disastrous date with Holden, a perpetually single sports agent who refuses to settle. When Winnie’s boss offers her very own column on the popular lifestyle site, Mush, Winnie has no choice but to keep dating Holden for content. But things get complicated when feelings develop and Winnie learns that Holden has a teenage son.
The Pod Generation
Set in a near future where AI is all the rage and nature is becoming a distant memory, Rachel and Alvy are a New York couple ready to take their relationship to the next level and start a family.
The Dog Lover's Guide to Dating
Simon believes Chloe is the girl of his dreams, but can’t seem to win over her beloved pup. He enlists dog trainer Alex and soon finds himself wondering where his real connection might be.
Maybe I Do
Michelle and Allen, who have reached the point in their relationship where they are considering next steps, decide to invite their parents to finally meet and to offer some understanding of why marriage works. Except the parents already know each other quite well, which leads to some very distinct opinions about the value of marriage.
What's Love Got to Do With It?
Two childhood friends now in their thirties must decide whether to follow their heads or their hearts once the man decides to follow his parents' advice and enter into an arranged marriage in Pakistan.
Three sisters try to find a tenant to rent their garden apartment. They later meet George Barrow who's plotting to turn their apartment into a hedgefunder Disneyland of 50-foot-wide townhouses with spas, movie theaters and in-ground pools.
Life Upside Down
Three couples, connected by friendship, love and work, are each stuck in their respective homes in Los Angeles during the beginning of lockdown. Finally forced to face their spouses, friends, lovers, and eventually themselves head on, their lives turn slowly but surely upside-down.
Flora and Son
Single mom Flora is at war with her teenage son, petty thief Max. Encouraged by the police to find Max a hobby, she rescues a beat-up guitar from a dumpster and finds that one person's trash can be a family's salvation.
Heather, an outcast teenage goalie in a small northern town, falls for newcomer Jonny, an alluring but tormented figure skater. As their relationship deepens, Heather’s growing desires clash with her darkest secret, forcing her to control the animal within.
Trash-filled love ensues when a quirky antique shop owner searches for her missing father, and falls for a determined dog lawyer along the way.
Young. Wild. Free.
High school senior Brandon is drowning in responsibilities when his world is turned upside down after being robbed at gunpoint by the girl of his dreams.
Jacqueline, a young refugee, lands alone and penniless on a Greek island where she tries to survive, then to cope with her past. While gathering her strength, she begins a friendship with a rootless tour guide and together they find the resilience to forge ahead.
Landscape with Invisible Hand
Two teenagers come up with a plan to ensure their families' futures when an occupying alien race's promise of economic prosperity leaves most of humanity impoverished and desperate.
Erin's Guide to Kissing Girls
As middle school is ending, Erin, the only out person in her grade, and Liz, fellow comic nerd and track star, find their friendship tested when Liz is accepted to private high school and Erin falls hard for new girl and ex child-star, Sydni. Erin believes the only way to save herself from certain doom next year is to ask Sydni to the big dance and get in with the popular kids, but the plan goes awry when she starts to lose Liz along the way. Erin’s Guide To Kissing Girls is a story of friendship, first loves, and deciding what’s important to you when everything is changing, all told through a queer lens.
The Persian Version
When a large Iranian-American family gathers in NYC for the patriarch’s heart transplant, a family secret is uncovered and catapults the estranged mother and daughter into an exploration of the past
The Wedding Hustler
A groom decides to create a surprise wedding for his fiancé in the middle of the pandemic with the help of the "Wedding Hustler."
Meet You in Scotland
An aspiring writer is sent to Scotland to collect a prestigious literary award for her famous boss and is quickly mistaken for someone else by a dashing Scottish poet. Now, caught in the beauty of the Highlands, she’ll need to decide if telling the truth is worth possibly losing the man of her dreams.
Love, Lost & Found
A shallow and slightly clueless social media influencer takes his girlfriend out to the wilderness with the intention of live-streaming "the most epic proposal ever!" But things take an unexpected turn after she slips off the edge of a cliff in order to get that perfect shot. It takes being separated in the wild and overcoming nature's obstacles for them both to realize they just might not meant for each other...while finding love in new, unexpected places-like an old flame turned Search and Rescue volunteer, and a capable female park ranger.
Fall Into Winter
Keely is aghast when her brother sells his half of their family-owned, upscale candy shop to his best friend from high school orcing a sudden urgency to find connection and common ground. Keely has been hurt before; change is her new nemesis. Brooks’ past is a mirror of Keely’s. He, too, has a fortress around his heart. Fate brings the pair together. Might it also offer new beginnings?
Following a chance encounter after being humiliated following a failed pickup attempt; Tyler flies to New York to meet Dating Coach Mr. Locario to receive step by step game lessons to help him achieve his most outlandish goal of having Sex With 2 Women A Day. Along the journey, Tyler meets Jabarri a no holds barred image consultant who whips Tyler into physical and mental shape.
Look At Me Touch Me Kiss Me
The world becomes unpredictable when the pandemic happens. But in the face of despair, people put aside reasons and stop worrying. For these couples from Malaysia, Indonesia, and Korea, even love blossoms. They embrace each other and cling to one another desperately and fearlessly. Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Seoul. Three couples in three cities in three countries: The paths of a telemarketer for a loan company and a cart rink owner are destined to cross. A pub owner and a woman with their own background stories. A virgin forklift operator who has never kissed before and a kiss-for-sale manager.
Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine's Day Special
Harley and Ivy are celebrating their very first Valentine's Day together. Also follows the rest of the ragtag crew and how they spend the gushiest, mushiest, most romantic day of the year.
A boy dreams about a girl who he is in love with.
Same Old Lang Syne
Two men nearing 30 reconnect by happenstance on Christmas Eve.
no one saw me standing there
Assembled with ghostly texture, a messenger sends a note through time.
Animated short film about a newly born dot.
Up and coming drags ...keep yourself occupied as a team enters the fray.
One Year Off
Claire and her pals are invited to the West Indies by their friend Ben, who just inherited an island getaway. To pass the long days, they start a business hosting beachfront weddings, resulting in both awesome success and hilarious disaster. Meanwhile, the sun and scenery put Claire, Ben, and their posse in the mood for romance. Will the next wedding be one of theirs?
På andra sidan om dig
Strange things are happening in an old house in the middle of the woods where a woman lives. As a calling the woman hangs up a white dress and places matching shoes underneath. The spirit world makes itself known in a dark love story of grief, loss and sacrifice, as we try to determine whether the growing danger comes from the spiritual realm or the physical.
The Love Club: Nicole's Story
Four women, each dealing with their dating failures, make a promise to call each other if they ever run into romantic trouble again. 10 years later they revive their "Love Club" to help them to find true love.
Fashionably in Love
Avery, a socialite on the path to follow in her powerful political family’s footsteps, is harboring a secret dream to be a fashion designer and work for Lisette Monique. When notorious upper east side player Oliver offers Avery the chance to work for Lisette in exchange for publicly dating him in order to rehab his bad boy so he can keep his trust fund, Avery must choose between her family’s expectations and risking it all to be a designer.
Let's Meet Halfway
A film by Dana Dveris and Max Schmitz about a long distance couple falling out of love, set in Northern CA. Charlie and Avery meet once a month in a rural town between them in an attempt to preserve their love. Over the course of six trips to meet one another, long-held secrets bubble to the surface and their relationship will never be the same.
Socially awkward David (Joel Ballard) appears to have the perfect life, until he loses his corporate job and is faced with eviction. After hitting rock bottom, he wakes up in an alleyway where a homeless man promises him a way to change his life. It sounds too good to be true but with nothing to lose, he takes up the man’s offer. Everything appears the same; then through a chance encounter with a mysterious young woman on the run called 22 (Morgan Makana) – “TwoTwo” to her friends – David discovers her unusual ability to manifest reality as she conceives it, and their futures become intertwined.
Speak in my Language
A couple only communicates with each other through telepathy.
Connor’s Absurdism Post
Connor lives in England … he made an Instagram post about absurdism and Will peed his pants.
Stars Fell Again
Bryce is ready to propose to Madison while they visit her family for Christmas. However, the spontaneous wedding of Madison's sister Harper throws Bryce's perfect proposal plans into a tailspin.