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Top 10 of the Best Romances New to Hulu July 2018

If Hulu’s your streaming site of choice, then you’ll be happy to know that there are some wonderful romances coming soon to Hulu in July. There are a few romantic period dramas, a few romantic dramas (old and new), a classic romantic comedy favorite, and even a fun genre show with an awesome TV couple to root for!

RELATED: Top 15 of the Best Romances New to Hulu June 2018

So, let’s get to it. Below, let’s take a look at my romantic recommendations for Hulu July 2018, each with the synopsis, personal commentary, rating, and the Hulu 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 let you know.)

Before Midnight (2013)

Before Midnight starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. Photo Credit: Sony Pictures

IMDB Synopsis: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Why You Should Watch: While not as captivating as the first two films, Before Midnight is still a lovely romantic drama!

 Rated R for language and sexuality

 July 1

Beyond Borders (2003)

IMDB Synopsis: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world’s most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. She is married to Henry Bauford son of a wealthy British industrialist, when she encounters Nick Callahan a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a result, Sarah embarks upon a journey of discovery that leads to danger, heartbreak and romance in the far corners of the world.

Why You Should Watch: If you enjoy old-fashioned war romances, then you’ll probably enjoy this movie! Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen star.

 Rated R for Language and War Violence

 July 1

Braveheart (1995)

Top 10 of the Best Romances New to Hulu July 2018
Photo: Paramount Pictures

IMDB Synopsis: When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

Why You Should Watch: While the film’s too violent for my taste, the romances are compelling and the film entertaining.

 Rated R for Violence, Language, and Nudity

 July 1

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

Top 10 of the Best Romances New to Hulu July 2018
Photo: Dreamworks

IMDB Synopsis: A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.

Why You Should Watch: Both a mystical fable and a period romance, this film’s a gem!


 July 1

The Librarians, Season 4

Hulu Synopsis: Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle: ER, Falling Skies) may appear to be an ordinary librarian working for the world-famous Metropolitan Library, but beneath the public library lies the centuries-old headquarters of scholars and adventurers who investigate the bizarre, collect dangerous artifacts and save the world from supernatural threats. This is The Library, and Flynn is The Librarian.

Why You Should Watch: If you enjoy shows like Doctor Who, then you’ll probably enjoy The Librarians. Plus, the romance between Eve and Flynn is incredibly fun to watch!

 TV-14 (though mostly feels TV-PG)

 July 1

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Midnight in Paris. Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

IMDB Synopsis: While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée’s family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.

Why You Should Watch: If you love classic literature from the ’20s, time travel romances, or quirky films, then you should appreciate this fantasy romance.


 July 1

Pretty in Pink (1986)

IMDB Synopsis: A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

Why You Should Watch: If you haven’t seen this John Hughes’ classic, then you’ll want to rectify that right away. It’s a classic for a reason with some iconic pop culture moments.


 July 1

The Rainmaker (1997)

IMDB Synopsis: An underdog lawyer takes on a fraudulent insurance company.

Why You Should Watch: This romantic crime thriller is a captivating movie from start to finish. Claire Danes and Matt Damon star.


 July 1

Victoria & Abdul (2017)

2018 Golden Globe Nominees - Victoria and Abdul

IMDB Synopsis: Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Why You Should Watch: While not technically a romance, it is steeped in Romanticism and worth mentioning. Judi Dench gives a fabulous performance as always.


 July 28

Witness (1985)

Photo: Paramount Pictures

IMDB Synopsis: A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.

Why You Should Watch: A movie that feels like a romantic period drama but isn’t! It’s hard not to be drawn into this fabulous film about a star-crossed romance in the midst of crime and suspense.

 Rated R for language, violence, and brief nudity.

 July 1


Featured image at top: The Librarians, Season 4. Photo: TNT

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By on June 28th, 2018

About Amber Topping

Amber works as a writer and digital publisher full-time and fell in love with stories and imagination at an early age. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she received the Publishing Award of Excellence and wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are publishing books, writing and producing movies, traveling around the world, and forming a creative village of talented storytellers trying to change the world through art.

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