Romance movies aren’t just for girls’ nights, nor should they only be relegated to the first half of February. Seriously, can you think of a time when rewatching The Notebook for the millionth time isn’t appropriate? Didn’t think so! No matter the season, the movie night crowd, or your relationship status, there’s often nothing more comforting than curling up on the couch with a heartfelt movie about two people falling in love against all odds (or because of them). They’re hopeful, dreamy, and usually pretty sexy—what more could you ask for in a film?
Fortunately for us all, 2021’s romance movie offerings are nothing short of a lovefest. If there’s anything we’ve learned in the last year, it’s the importance of our relationships with our loved ones, and the next year’s worth of new releases will definitely reflect that. Expect to see the final installment of a beloved trilogy, new adaptations of tried-and-true love stories, and plenty of original stories that promise to tug on your heartstrings (if not also send you sobbing your way through a Kleenex box). Here are the best romance movies on the schedule for 2021 so far.
‘Malcolm & Marie’
Release Date: January 29
Starring: Zendaya, John David Washington
This black and white feature was the first movie to be fully developed and filmed during the COVID pandemic. It takes place over the course of one night, during which, in an effort to keep busy while waiting for the reviews of Malcolm’s latest film to start rolling in, the couple decides to busy themselves with dissecting their entire relationship and each other’s lives. Naturally.
‘The Kissing Booth 3’
Release Date: August 11
Starring: Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Meganne Youngg, Molly Ringwald
If you feel like The Kissing Booth 3 was just released, you’re not wrong! The third and final installment of the very cute romantic series finds the characters at Lee and Noah’s family beach home, where they get to live up their final summer together before Elle is forced to decide where she wants to go to school.
‘Fast and Furious 9’
Release Date: May 19
Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron
With a ninth and tenth film planned since 2014, Lin was confirmed to be directing Fast and Furious 9 in October 2017, returning to the franchise since last directing Fast & Furious 6 (2013). F9 is the first film in the franchise since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) not written by Chris Morgan.
‘Me Contro Te: La Scuola Incantata’
Release Date: August 18
Starring: Me Contro Te
The film, distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia “Me contro Te – Il film: Il mistero della scuola incantata” is a 2021 film directed by Gianluca Leuzzi.
Release Date: August 13
Starring: Ryan Reynolds
Free Guy Eroe per gioco is a 2021 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Shawn Levy from a screenplay by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn, and a story by Lieberman.
Release Date: August 1
Starring: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Karen Fukuhara, Ike Barinholtz, and Cara Delevingne
Suicide Squad Missione Suicida premiered in New York City on August 1, 2016, and was released in the United States in RealD 3D, IMAX, and IMAX 3D on August 5, 2016. Following a strong debut that set new box office records, the film grossed over $746 million worldwide, making it the tenth-highest-grossing film of 2016.
Above are the best romantic movies that you can stream right now!
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