The Best Romantic Drama Movies Of 2023

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This year's romantic dramas are sure to give you what your heart wants, and we're here to rank them from best to worst. We can expect to see incredible performances from established stars, and rising talents, so get ready for an emotional, heart-wrenching ride. While there is nothing quite like a good love story on screen, these films also don't shy away from tackling important topics such as family dynamics and self-discovery. With many movies having already been released and more on the way, 2023 is gearing up to be a fantastic year for fans of romantic drama.

Vote up all your favorite 2023 romantic dramas, and vote down the ones you think other romantics should skip. Be sure to check back for new and upcoming dramatic love story films as they are released and added to the list. And with so many of these movies hitting streaming services, look for the Hulu, Paramount+, Peacock, Amazon Prime, Netflix, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ buttons below each film to stream them wherever and whenever they're available.

Latest additions: Love at First Sight, Past Lives, Carmen

  • Emily
    Video: YouTube
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    7 votes
    Emily Brontë struggles within the confines of her life, yearning for artistic and personal freedom. She finds romance before writing her seminal novel, "Wuthering Heights."
    • Actors: Emma Mackey, Fionn Whitehead, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Alexandra Dowling, Amelia Gething
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Frances O'Connor

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  • Past Lives
    Video: YouTube
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    3 votes
    Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Decades later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront destiny, love and the choices that make a life.
    • Actors: Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, John Magaro, Choi Wonyoung
    • Released: 2023
    • Directed by: Celine Song

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  • Life Upside Down
    Video: YouTube
    An art dealer navigates a personal and professional crisis.
    • Actors: Bob Odenkirk, Danny Huston, Radha Mitchell, Rosie Fellner, Cyrus Pahlavi
    • Released: 2023
    • Directed by: Cecilia Miniucchi

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  • One True Loves
    Video: YouTube
    Emma and Jesse are living the perfect life together, until Jesse disappears in a tragic helicopter crash on their first wedding anniversary. Four years later, Emma finds happiness again as she's about to marry her best friend. However, when Jesse miraculously resurfaces, Emma soon finds herself torn between two great loves.
    • Actors: Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu, Luke Bracey, Michaela Conlin, Tom Everett Scott
    • Released: 2023
    • Directed by: Andy Fickman

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  • In from the Side
    Video: YouTube

    Two rugby players fall in love, despite having long-term partners and the drama it will cause their team. They must choose between following their hearts or following their dreams.

    A squad of gay athletes tries to overcome inexperience and push past rivalries to score an elusive win.
    • Actors: Alexander Lincoln, Alexander King, Peter McPherson, Christopher Sherwood, Carl Loughlin
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Matt Carter

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  • Carmen
    Video: YouTube
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    1 votes
    A woman searches for freedom and embarks on a journey from Mexico to Los Angeles.
    • Actors: Melissa Barrera, Paul Mescal, Rossy de Palma, Elsa Pataky, Kaan Guldur
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Benjamin Millepied

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