It’s the beginning of the month which means new titles have been added to the Amazon Prime library – or are coming soon. Below we’ve included a list of the best of what’s new in the world of romance – with a couple non-romantic period drama bonuses at the end. Some of the titles were quietly added to the streaming service without any official announcement throughout May, some were just added on June 1, and others are coming soon!

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So, without further ado, let’s take a look at my romantic recommendations below for Amazon Prime June 2018, each with the official description, personal commentary, rating, and the Amazon Prime release date. Titles are listed in alphabetical order.

(NOTE: We aim to share less explicit content that has PG-13 “like” content and below minus a few exceptions for artistic merit and/or genre interest. If a program is Rated R or TV-M, we will leave a content note to let you know.)

Top 20 of the Best Romances New to Amazon Prime June 2018

Amazon Synopsis: Daniel Day-Lewis and Michelle Pfeiffer star in a ravishing romance about three wealthy New Yorkers caught in a tragic love triangle.

Why You Should Watch: Based on a classic novel, this epic period drama is exquisite. If you enjoy artistic films with amazing performances, then you won’t want to miss this love story!

 PG

 Available as of June 1

An Hour Behind

Amazon Synopsis: When Trish Harper is late for a blind date due to Daylight Savings time, she mistakenly meets Parker, a thoughtful paramedic. But even though there’s a spark between them, when she discovers her error she keeps him at arms-length, focusing instead on her thriving bakery. But ever so slowly, she begins to fall in love…

Why You Should Watch: If you’re in the mood for something sweet and cute, this is a great choice. The film stars Emily Rose and Barry Watson.

 NR but seems PG

 Available as of June 1

Photo: Southpaw Entertainment, CJ Entertainment & Warner Bros. Pictures

Amazon Synopsis: Separated by events they could not control but bound by love and by music, three people search for what they lost and what will make their lives complete … each other.

Why You Should Watch: Part family drama, part love story, August Rush is a wonderful movie that touches on the heartstrings. Plus, you’ll also get to see a young Alex O’Loughlin in a supporting role!

  PG

 Available as of June 1

Amazon Synopsis: In the year 2258, it is ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. Commander Sinclair takes command of a giant five-mile-long cylindrical space station, orbiting a planet in neutral space.

Why You Should Watch: If you enjoy the space opera genre, you won’t want to miss the love story between Sheridan and Delenn.

 TV-PG

 Available as of June 1

Unlikely Romantic Leads Chuck

Photo Credit: NBC

Amazon Synopsis: A regular 26-year-old everyman has his life thrown into disarray after his friend, a CIA agent, sends him an e-mail that results in the world’s secrets becoming embedded in his mind.

Why You Should Watch: If you haven’t watched Chuck yet, then you’re in for a treat! Pure romantic comedy mixed with spy/thriller fun, Chuck also includes one of the best TV couples of all time aka Sarah and Chuck.

 TV-14

 Added in May and is now available.

 (all seasons)

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Photo: WB

Amazon Synopsis: Childhood friends Dawson Leery (James Van Der Beek) and Joey Potter (Katie Holmes) are now facing the challenge of sustaining their close, platonic relationship as their world changes around them.

Why You Should Watch: Dawson’s Creek is a cultural phenomenon and on re-watch is much better than I remember. With clever writing, fantastic characterization, the nostalgic and idyllic ’90s setting, and memorable romances, Dawson’s Creek is still must-see television all these years later.

 TV-PG (a few episodes might be TV-14)

 Added in May and is now available.

Photo: Paramount Pictures

Amazon Synopsis: Harry Feversham is a soldier with a bright future – until he resigns from his regiment. Harry is branded a coward, disowned by his family, his fiancee and his best friend. After hearing his regiment is attacked, he set out on a journey of redemption.

Why You Should Watch: It’s an entertaining romantic period drama starring Heath Ledger and Kate Hudson.

 PG-13

 Added in May and is now available.

Amazon Synopsis: One of the great figures of world literature, Danish author Hans Christian Andersen is renowned for his children’s tales, yet comparatively little is known of his rise from poverty to preeminence. Set in a stunningly rendered nineteenth-century Europe, “Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale” is as humorous, emotional and entertaining as the master’s immortal stories themselves.

Why You Should Watch: If you love Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales (IE: The Little Mermaid), then you won’t want to miss this fabulous British production about the famous author. There’s also a touch of unrequited romance in the series. While he falls in love with Jenny Lind (you may recognize her name from The Greatest Showman), he might just be missing out on the real love next to him the whole time. While not completely historically accurate, it’s a wonderful look inside the mind of a genius storyteller.

 TV-PG-like and family friendly

 Available as of June 1

Jackie and Ryan (2014)

Amazon Synopsis: Ryan, a modern-day train hopper fighting to be a successful musician, and Jackie, a single mom battling to maintain custody of her daughter, defy their circumstances by coming together in a relationship that may change each other’s lives forever.

Why You Should Watch: This indie romance stars Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes and is perfect for music lovers. An underrated, well-done and uplifting film.

 PG-13

 Added in May and is now available.

Ladies in Lavender (2004)

Amazon Synopsis: Aging spinster sisters Ursula (Judi Dench) and Janet (Maggie Smith) discover a young man (Daniel Brühl) near death on the beach by their home in a small Cornish fishing village. Taking him in, they discover that he is Andrea, a violinist from Krakow, Poland, who had been swept off an ocean liner on which he was sailing to a fresh start in America.

Why You Should Watch: If you love the actors and period dramas in general, then you definitely should watch this gem of a film. It’s one of those movies that stays with you long after it’s over. A powerful drama about unrequited love with amazing writing and performances.

 PG-13

 Added in May and is now available.

Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing School (2006)

Amazon Synopsis: Frank, a baker by trade, has been consumed by grief over his wife’s death. But everything changes when he pulls his bread truck over on a rural highway to help a dying stranger entangled in a car wreck. A heartfelt, nostalgic and gently humorous story about a chance encounter in which one man’s dreams become another man’s destiny.

Why You Should Watch: A fun film with a side of romance that’s perfect for lovers of dance movies.

 PG-13

 Added in May and is now available.

Meet John Doe (1941)

Amazon Synopsis: As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed “John Doe”, who threatens suicide in protest of social ills.

Why You Should Watch: If you love Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, then you should watch his other Christmas (and very romantic) classic, Meet John Doe.

 NR

 Added in May and is now available.

My Man Godfrey (1936)

Amazon Synopsis: Nominated for 4 Academy Awards! A wealthy New York family in the 1930’s brings in a destitute and “Forgotten Man” as their butler. Expertly restored original black and white.

Why You Should Watch: Considered one of the funniest films of all time, you won’t want to miss this romantic screwball comedy!

 NR

 Added in May and is now available.

Amazon Synopsis: Robert Redford stars in the inspiring fable of a baseball player’s major league dreams and the mysterious woman who shatters them.

Why You Should Watch: A fabulous film about baseball with a wonderful romance! It’s a memorable classic for a reason.

 PG

 Available as of June 1

Amazon Synopsis: Based on Edith Iglauer’s autobiography, a career woman shares an unlikely romance with a small-town fisherman.

Why You Should Watch: If you’re looking for an entertaining, escapist romance, then look no further than this well-done TV Movie!

 NR but has an implied sex scene. Not graphic.

 Added in May and is now available.

Caroline and Dwight in Poldark. Photo: BBC

Amazon Synopsis: 1794: The French revolution hangs over Britain. George Warleggan grows his empire; and Ross and Demelza attempt to keep the peace. Facing battles both at home and abroad, will Ross answer the call and risk losing everything he holds dear?

Season 3, Episode 1 Synopsis: Ross and Demelza look to forget the past and rebuild their marriage, but new arrivals threaten their fragile reconciliation.

Why You Should Watch: Poldark‘s one of the best period drama series on TV right now and definitely has the best leading man with the swoony Aidan Turner. Filled with romance, suspense, and sweeping Romanticism, Poldark‘s not to be missed! And if you’re behind, with season 3 now available to stream, you have plenty of time to catch up before the premiere of season 4.

 TV-14

 Added in May and is now available.

Top 20 of the Best Romances New to Amazon Prime June 2018

Sabrina (1995) Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

Amazon Synopsis: Harrison Ford plays Linus Larrabee, a busy tycoon who has no room for love in his appointment book. But when a romance between his playboy brother (Kinnear) and Sabrina (Ormond), daughter of the family chauffeur, threatens one of Linus’ business deals, the CEO clears his schedule for some ruthlessness.

Why You Should Watch: One of my favorite romantic comedies, Sabrina is filled with romance, hilarity, and the perfect HEA (happily ever after).

 PG

 Added in May and is now available.

Amazon Synopsis: An archaeologist teams with an elite military crew to crack the secret of an ancient Egyptian device – and are hurled across the universe to a strange, dangerous planet. From the director of Independence Day.

Why You Should Watch: If you love good sci-fi with a side of romance, then Stargate‘s a fun movie to watch. Personally, I enjoy the TV series more – but this is a great introduction to the show.

 PG-13

 June 3, 2018

Amazon Synopsis: Now that Mike is officially recognized as a lawyer and has accepted Harvey’s offer to return to the firm, the team is back together again at Pearson Specter Litt – each dealing with their own struggles as they adjust to a new world order without Jessica.

Why You Should Watch: If you’ve been following all the Meghan Markle royal drama, then you’ll definitely want to watch her in her final performance on Suits. Besides that, it’s a well-written show with memorable TV couples and engaging drama.

 TV-14

 June 18, 2018

Amazon Synopsis: WONDER WHEEL is a film that takes place at Coney Island about 1950 or so and it is a love story with plenty of passion, larger-than-life characters, lovers, infidelity and gangsters. WONDER WHEEL is an Amazon Original Movie.

Why You Should Watch: I haven’t seen this movie yet but I hear Kate Winslet gives a fabulous performance!

 PG-13

 Available as of June 1


Photo: Parallel Films/Rhombus Media

Amazon Synopsis: The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol.

Why You Should Watch: Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) stars in this fantastic period drama about Charles Dickens as he creates the literary masterpiece about Scrooge.

 PG

 Added in May and is now available.

Amazon Synopsis: In the dire days of the Depression, a Virginia family stays together in this beloved and wholesome saga, seen through the eyes of John-Boy (Richard Thomas), the eldest of seven children. In season one, John-Boy saves his father’s life; beloved mother Olivia copes with polio; and the Walton family bond endures a variety of other trials. Guest stars include Ned Beatty, Sissy Spacek and John Ritter.

Why You Should Watch: If you love family shows about small towns, then this period drama series about the Depression and World War II is a must-see!

 TV-G

 Available as of June 1

 


Featured Image at Top: Poldark, Season 3. Photo: BBC

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