The Best Romance Movies of 2022 – Cosmopolitan

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It’s the start of another year, which means 12 months worth of brand new movies lie ahead. There will be action movies, horror flicks, comedies, and whatever power couple Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles have been filming that they need to release, like, now. But if you’re a fan of romance movies, 2022 has quite a few options available in that area too.
Of course, romance is quite a large genre. In the list below you will find rom-coms, musicals, period pieces, and the mythological god of thunder. Hey, universe-saving superheroes need love just like the rest of us. Keeping reading to find out more about 10 romances you can check out this year.

Release date: In theaters February 25
In the mood for a musical? Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. star in Cyrano, based on the 19th century play Cyrano de Bergerac. It’s about a man who believes he can never be with the woman he loves, so he helps another man win her affections through his own writing.

Release date: In theaters and on Peacock February 11
Jennifer Lopez returns to the rom-com game with Marry Me. The famous pop star plays a… famous pop star, who learns of her boyfriend’s (Maluma) affair and marries a random guy at one of her concerts (Owen Wilson). Hijinks and love ensue—you know the deal.

Release date: On Amazon Prime February 11
In this romantic comedy, Jenny Slate and Charlie Day play two people who bond after being ditched by their partners for new relationships. So they join forces to bring those couples down. Scott Eastwood, Gina Rodriguez, Manny Jacinto, and Clark Backo costar.

Release date: In theaters March 18 and on Peacock May 2
You can always count on Downton Abbey to be heavy on the romance. In this second movie sequel to the TV series, the main romantic focus seems to be on the relationship between Tom Branson (Allen Leech) and Lucy Smith (Tuppence Middleton). And, of course, we get to see a wedding.
Release date: In theaters June 29
The second J.Lo rom-com of the year is Shotgun Wedding, which costars Josh Duhamel and is also sort of an action movie. The pair plays a couple having a destination wedding, but soon they get cold feet and the entire wedding party is taken hostage. A lot going on there, huh?
Release date: In theaters July 8

Yes, it’s another Marvel superhero movie, but it’s also more romantic than most. After all, “love” is right there in the title. Natalie Portman rejoins the MCU as Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) love interest, Jane Foster, who is becoming a superhero, The Mighty Thor, herself.

Release date: In theaters October 21
You want A-listers? You got ’em. Julia Roberts and George Clooney star in Ticket to Paradise as a divorced couple, who try to stop their daughter (Kaitlyn Dever) from quickly marrying a man she just met during a trip to Bali. Billie Lourd and Lucas Bravo costar.

Release date: TBD on Netflix
Rom-com veterans Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher team up for Your Place or Mine about two friends—one who lives on the East Coast and one on the West Coast—who switch homes for a week, leading to some life-changing situations.

Release date: TBD on Netflix
Dakota Johnson stars in this adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion alongside Henry Golding and Cosmo Jarvis. Another one for the movie viewer who likes their romances to also be period pieces.

Release date: TBD on Netflix
On a similar note…Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell star in this adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s 1928 novel, which was so sexually explicit it used to be banned. It’s about a wealthy woman who begins an affair with a working class man.


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