The 8 Best New Romance Movies to Watch in 2023

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A new year means new films. Lots of them. And if you're a fan of romance movies, you've come to the right place! It's time to get excited about 2023's new romance releases, because they have plenty to offer. We've got love stories involving a tennis player love triangle. Love stories about mermaids...the Disney variety, not the Shape of Water variety. And love stories about everyone's favorite movie stripper-slash-furniture-maker. (It's Channing Tatum as Magic Mike. You got that, right? There's not another beloved stripper-slash-furniture maker is there?)

There are also options when it comes to where you can watch all the romance unfold. The list below features 8 films along with their release dates, whether they will be in theaters or on streaming platforms, and where they'll be streaming in the latter's case. Keep reading to find out more about 2023's new romance movies starring Zendaya, Halle Bailey, Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and many, many more faves.

(And, by the way, if you aren't caught up on last year's romance movies, you can check out 14 of 2022's romantic films here with all of the important info necessary for your movie night. As a tease: In 2022, we got romances set in olden times, romances about cannibals, and romances involving the big screen reunion of Julia Roberts and George Clooney.)

Shotgun Wedding

On Amazon Prime Video January 27

For a blend of genres, check out Shotgun Wedding, which combines romance, comedy, and action. Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel play a couple hosting a destination wedding, but just as they're about to walk down the aisle, their entire wedding party is held hostage by pirates. White Lotus fans will be glad to hear Jennifer Coolidge is in attendance, too.

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Magic Mike's Last Dance

In theaters February 10

Channing Tatum returns as Magic Mike in Magic Mike's Last Dance—and this time, he's taking his talents overseas. Mike finds romance with a new character played by Salma Hayek, and they produce a show in London. "People are numb, disconnected. We’re going to wake them up with a wave of passion they’ve never felt before!" she says in the trailer. Sounds like a plan!

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Your Place or Mine

On Netflix February 10

Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher make their rom-com returns in Your Place or Mine. The two play longtime friends who switch homes for a week and realize they might have a love connection rather than just a friend connection.


Book Club 2—The Next Chapter

In theaters May 12

The Book Club ladies get back together for this sequel, which features the gang heading to Italy for a bachelorette trip. Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen all return for more friendship, romance, and maybe a little bit of reading, too.

Love Again

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In theaters May 12

Love Again has what other romantic dramedies do not: Celine Dion playing herself! The movie also stars Priyanka Chopra and Sam Heughan as Mira and Rob, who connect after he is assigned her late fiancé's old cell phone number. (So, a dark start to this one....) Rob, a journalist working on a profile of Celine Dion, then gets the singer to help him win over Mira.

The Little Mermaid

In theaters May 26

The live-action Disney adaptations continue with The Little Mermaid! Halle Bailey stars as Ariel with her Prince Eric played by Jonah Hauer-King. The cast also includes Melissa McCarthy as Ursula and Javier Bardem as King Triton.

Asteroid City

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In limited theaters June 16, followed by a wide release on June 23

Wes Anderson's Asteroid City stars basically everyone who has ever been in a Wes Anderson more. Tom Hanks, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Margot Robbie, Steve Carell, and Scarlett Johansson are just a few of the actors in this film about a 1955 Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention, which features both romance and "world-changing events".


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In theaters August 11

Tennis is the backdrop for the romance in the comedy-drama Challengers. Zendaya plays Tashi, a tennis player-turned-coach who now focuses on the career of her husband Art, played by Mike Faist. Things get messy when Art faces off against his childhood friend and Tashi's ex, Patrick, played by Josh O'Connor.

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