16 Best Bollywood Romantic Movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and Zee5

Best Bollywood Romantic Movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and Zee5
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From DDLJ to Jab We Met, a look at the list of best Bollywood romantic movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, and Zee5.

Sometimes you just want to sit back and watch a film that makes you feel good, reminds you about the first time you fell in love, and makes you want to believe in happy endings. Romance is the essence of Bollywood and by adding some humor to the proceedings, the movie definitely becomes a great choice for a light watch. We bring to you the best romantic Bollywood movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, and Zee5. 

Tanu Weds Manu (2011)

Tanu Weds Manu is a romantic comedy that due to its fresh treatment and rooted characters avoids being monotonous. The movie boasts of some intelligent writing and stellar performances. It has great one-liners which will surely crack up the audience.

Director: Anand L Rai

Cast: Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut, Swara Bhaskar, Deepak Dobriyal, Jimmy Shergill

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Where to watch: YouTube

2 States (2014)

An adaptation of Chetan Bhagat‘s 2009 novel of the same name, it tells the story of how Krish and Ananya, two individuals coming from two very different cultural backgrounds convince their parents to approve of their relationship before they get married. The first half of the film is light and breezy while the second is dramatic and emotional, which makes it an engaging watch.

Director: Abhishek Varman

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ronit Roy, Amrita Singh, Revathy

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Where to watch: Disney+Hotstar 

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017)

The film follows Mudit, who undergoes a setback in his relationship with his fiance’, Sugandha after they discover he has erectile dysfunction. It offers plenty of laughs and treats the subject of erectile dysfunction with sensitivity. 

Director: RS Prasanna

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Seema Pahwa, Brijendra Kala

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Where to watch: Zee5, Eros Now, Jio Cinema

Qarib Qarib Single (2018)

A charming romance between a young widow and a lively 40-year-old man. That is Qarib Qarib Single in a nutshell. Though it may sound a bit clichéd, it is the fresh treatment and amazing dialogues which elevate the movie to another level. Watch it for Irrfan Khan’s stellar performance.

Director: Tanuja Chandra

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Neha Dhupia, Brijendra Kala

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Where to watch: Netflix, Zee5

Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)

The film follows Shruti and Bittoo, two youngsters from Delhi, who start a wedding planning enterprise called “Shaadi Mubarak”. However, their professional relationship is jeopardized when Shruti develops feelings for Bittoo. Memorable Choreography, witty one-liners, earnest performances, and a realistic portrayal of Delhi make it a great watch.

Director: Maneesh Sharma

Cast: Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Manmeet Singh, Neeraj Sood, Manu Rishi

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008)

The film follows Jai and Aditi, two college-going youngsters, who make for a perfect couple but refuse to consider a romantic relationship but soon develop feelings for each other leading to complications. It has several laugh-out-loud and hilarious moments which surely make it a breezy watch. The peppy soundtrack by A R Rahman adds to the cool vibe of the film. It is regarded as one of the best Bollywood romantic comedies.

Director: Abbas Tyrewala

Cast: Imraan Khan, Genelia D’Souza, Pratiek Babbar, Manjari Fadnis.

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Where to watch: Netflix

Wake Up Sid (2009)

The film follows Siddharth Mehra, a spoilt and selfish college student, who eventually learns the meaning of life and the importance of responsibility from Aisha, an aspiring writer from Kolkata. It gives the boy-meets-girl troupe a refreshing change and makes for a light watch.

Director: Ayan Mukherjee

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anupam Kher, Rahul Khanna

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Where to watch: Netflix

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

The film follows a love triangle between Rahul, Anjali, and Tina during their days in college. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina’s eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali. It has attained a cult status among Bollywood buffs for its emotionally strong narrative filled with hilarious and heartwarming moments.

Director: Karan Johar

Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukherjee, Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Jab We Met (2007)

The film follows Aditya, a heartbroken business tycoon, who after aimlessly boarding a train to escape his depressing life meets Geet, a bubbly Punjabi girl, and gets pulled into her crazy life. Yahoo! Movies India listed the film as one of Bollywood’s top 10 most romantic movies and to date enjoys a cult status.

Director: Imitiaz Ali

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Pavan Malhotra, Dara Singh, Tarun Arora

IMDb Rating: 7.9

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Kal Ho Naa Ho is an endearing watch with crisp and witty dialogues, heartfelt performances, and fantastic music. It explores several themes, such as the depiction of NRIs, inter-caste marriage, terminal illness, and homosexuality through innuendo and homosocial bonding

Director: Nikhil Advani

Cast:  Shahrukh Khan, Priety Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Reema Lagoo

IMDb Rating: 7.9

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995)

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge or DDLJ is a genre-defining film. The film aims to capture the struggle between traditional family values and the modern value of individualism which is told in the form of a breezy romance. It is the longest-running Indian film, having run for nearly 1200 weeks.

Director: Aditya Chopra

Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher,  Parmeet Sethi, Farida Jalal

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Ayan Mukherjee’s directional is more than just a love story. It explores topics like love, romance, passion, friendship, and life in a subtle way. The coming-of-age film is a good watch for the present generation.

Director: Ayan Mukherjee

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki, Aditya Roy Kapur

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein (2001)

Madhavan as Maddy not only won Reena’s (Dia Mirza’s) heart but also made us all believe in the concept of love at first sight.

Director: Gautham Menon

Cast: R Madhavan, Saif Ali Khan and Dia Mirza

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Where to watch: Eros Now

Rockstar (2011)

This one is one of my favorites. This Rehman musical will make you believe in the power of true love. Ranbir was exceptional in the movie. 

Director: Imitiaz Ali

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Where to watch: Eros Now

Raanjhanaa (2013)

Directed by Aanand L Rai, Raanjhanaa is backed by power-packed performances, an incredible storyline, and lovely music by Rehman. You will love it.

Director: Aanand L Rai

Cast: Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, and Sawara Bhaskar

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Where to watch: Eros Now

Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017)

Set in the small town of Bareilly, Bitti is a free-spirited young girl who lives life on her own terms and refuses to be pressured into getting married. Her life takes a turn when she meets Chirag Dubey and Pritam Vidrohi. Bareilly Ki Barfi is one of the sweetest romantic movies you would see.

Director: Ashwini Iyer Tiwari

Cast: Ayushmann Khurana, Raj Kummar Rao, Kriti Sanon

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Where to watch: Netflix

So, these are the best Bollywood romantic comedy movies on Netflix, Prime, and other OTT platforms. We will keep on updating this list.

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