Hot take: 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 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.
Release date: July 16
Starring: Camila Cabello, Billy Porter, Idina Menzel, Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver
Sure, the classic fairy tale has been adapted for the screen approximately one billion times, but this time around, it's a musical with Cabello in the lead role (her film debut!), Porter as her genderless fairy godparent, and Menzel as her wicked stepmother. Plus, John Mulaney, James Corden, and R0mesh Ranganathan appear as her mice-turned-footmen, and Missy Elliott pops up as the town crier. Maybe remakes aren't so bad after all!