22 Romantic Comedies Streaming on Disney+ Right Now
You may not think Disney’s streaming service would be the ideal spot to find romantic comedies, but you’d be wrong. Tucked in with the classic animated films and Marvel movies, Disney+ has an impressive selection of rom-coms. Thanks in part to the company’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the streamer is home to gems like “10 Things I Hate About You” and “Three Men and a Little Lady,” as well as Disney rom coms like “The Princess Diaries: A Royal Engagement.” You’re not going to find a comprehensive library of iconic romantic comedies, but there are more than enough nostalgic favorites on Disney+ to fill your queue with swoon-worthy goodness.
– Additional reporting by Kalyn Womack
"Confessions of a Shopaholic"
Rebecca Bloomwood has dreams of writing for New York City’s top fashion magazine, and she’s run up a ton of debt buying all the fashion pieces that make her look the part. When Rebecca lands a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine under the same company as her dream publication, it becomes an overnight success, but her shopping addiction threatens to derail her fledgling career – and romance with her handsome new boss.
"Never Been Kissed"
Junior copywriter for the Chicago Sun Times Josie Geller has a baby face, which makes her the perfect reporter to go undercover as a high school student to get the inside scoop on teenage life in the present-day (aka, the ’90s, when this movie took place). Althought she was an outcast as a teenager, with a little help from her cool older brother, she’s able to infiltrate the cool kid clique. But her growing feelings for her dreamy English teacher threaten to derail her investigation.
"10 Things I Hate About You"
Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles’s chemistry is still palpable in “10 Things I Hate About You.” As Patrick and Kat, they bring “The Taming of the Shrew” into the 20th century and offer up plenty of unforgettable moments along the way. And that definitely includes Patrick performing a rousing rendition of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” on the bleachers while a security guard chases him.
"Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen"
Lindsay Lohan stars as Lola, a dramatic teen who isn’t pleased when her family moves from New York City to New Jersey. Still, she keeps alive her dream of being the leading lady in the school play while balancing backstage drama and teenage crushes.
"Dan in Real Life"
Opposites attract in “Geek Charming,” a sweet Disney Channel original movie starring Sarah Hyland. Hyland plays her school’s queen bee, Dylan, who becomes the subject of film geek Josh’s documentary about popularity. Of course, it doesn’t take long for sparks to fly between the unlikely pair.
"The Lizzie McGuire Movie"
With filming for the “Lizzie McGuire” reboot underway, now is the perfect time to revisit Lizzie’s big-screen adventure. There’s life-swapping, sightseeing, and a kiss between Lizzie and her best pal Gordo that we’re still screaming over more than a decade later.
"The Parent Trap" (1961)
If you’ve only seen the Lohan version of “The Parent Trap,” then you need to watch the 1961 original starring Hayley Mills. The premise is the same – twins separated as babies reunite at Summer camp and hatch a plan to get their parents back together – but the different eras lead to subtle differences that are fun to spot.
"The Parent Trap" (1998)
"The Princess Diaries"
Mia Thermopolis’s transformation into the princess of Genovia is a light and funny coming-of-age tale we can watch over and over again. Anne Hathaway brings Mia to life with a strong sense of humor and plenty of grace, and the movie’s love triangle is the perfect subplot for a story that devotes so much time to hilarious royal etiquette lessons.
"The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement"
In the second installment of “The Princess Diaries,” Mia learns she has to get married right away or lose the crown. Enter two potential suitors: Chris Pine as the roguish Nicholas Deveraux and Callum Blue as the typical royal Andrew Jacoby.
It may be animated, but “Tangled” is still one of the best rom-coms of the 2010s. Flynn Rider and Rapunzel’s slow-burn love story has plenty of laughs and misadventures, but they don’t mess around when it comes time to up the romance ante. Case in point: the boat scene between Flynn and Rapunzel is nothing short of iconic.
"Three Men and a Little Lady"
The sequel to “Three Men and a Baby” shifts the focus away from bachelors parenting a toddler to matters of the heart. This time around, the now-5-year-old Mary’s mom, Sylvia, plans on getting married and moving to London, but one of Mary’s three dads has stolen her heart.
"While You Were Sleeping"
Sandra Bullock proves there’s no character she can’t make likable when she plays Lucy, a woman who saves a man’s life and then lets his family believe she’s his fiancée. Her charade gets even more complicated when she begins to have feelings for the comatose man’s brother.
In the live-action adaptation of the classic Disney love story, petty thief Aladdin befriends a genie and wishes to become a prince to charm Princess Jasmine. However, dangerous sorcerer Jafar competes with him for Jasmine’s hand in marriage. Aladdin and the genie work together to keep the empire from falling at the hands of Jafar’s greed for power.
When a mermaid saves young Allen from drowning in the ocean and then returns to find him 20 years later, the two fall in love, causing Allen to decide whether he wants to pursue his love underwater or on land. In the midst of making his decision, a scientist plots to sabotage his relationship.
"The Last Song"
A teenage girl is moving against her will from New York to the South to spend the summer with her dad. While there, she struggles to convince her mother to allow her to pursue her music career at Juilliard. After being rejected by her mother, her spirits are lifted once she meets Will, a local aquarium keeper who helps her get settled in her surroundings.
"Ever After: A Cinderella Story"
In this “Cinderella” adaptation, Danielle becomes a servant after her father dies, stuck cooking and cleaning for her cold-blooded stepmother and stepsisters. However, things take a turn for the better when she meets Prince Henry.
Dr. Lily Houghton starts a journey to find an ancient tree that blooms flowers with powerful healing abilities. Frank Wolff, Amazon expert, travels with her in his boat, risking both their lives to change the course of medicine.
"The Princess and the Frog"
Tiana, talented cook and workaholic, is trying to make as much money as she can to build her own restaurant as she and her late father had dreamed of doing. Prince Naveen, heir to the French throne and in danger of losing his inheritance, tries his luck with a voodoo man, who turns him into a frog. When he runs into Tiana, he accidentally turns her into a frog with a kiss. The two then travel down the bayou to reverse the curse.