Passionflix: everything you need to know about the romance streaming service

Giulio Berruti and Melanie Zanetti in Gabriel's Redemption
(Image credit: Passionflix)

Passionflix is a streaming service dedicated to bringing romance novels to life as movies, series and short films (called "Quickies"). Unlike other studios and networks (ahem Netflix and Persuasion), Passionflix is devoted to bringing books to life as authentically as possible. That means everything from word-for-word dialogue to the tiniest of details that are included in every series or movie because they’re important to fans. 

Under the watchful eye of CEO and frequent director Tosca Musk (sister of Elon), Passionflix adapts bestselling romance novels into movies and series. The platform launched in 2017 as a means to develop content strictly in the romance sphere. As a billion-dollar industry, romance books drive the publishing world and Musk saw the potential to create a place for those books to come to life as films. 

Each new movie or series optioned into the fold arrives with a devoted fan base eagerly waiting to see how their beloved stories turn into movies and as a result, there is a global community of romance fans who have been brought together through the streaming service. Some of romance’s hottest authors have seen their movies come to life at Passionflix including Emma Chase, K. Bromberg and Sylvain Reynard.

Read on for more information about Passionflix.

What does Passionflix cost? 

A monthly subscription to Passionflix is $5.99 per month. 

You also have the option to become a Signature Member. For $125 you’ll receive a one-year subscription (with renewal options) and you’ll receive 15% off Passionflix merchandise purchases. Most importantly, though, as a Signature Member, you’ll get invitations to set visits and movie premieres.

In the US you can also access Passionflix via Prime Video as a Prime Video Channel add-on if you're an Amazon Prime member. Passionflix Prime Video Channel costs the same, $5.99 per month, but Amazon handles the payment process.

Is there a Passionflix free trial?

Passionflix does not offer a free trial if you sign up via the website, but you can browse the site for free to see what's in the extensive library of licensed and original films.

If you sign up via Prime Video Channels there is a 7-day free trial, so you can try out the service before you buy — which is a useful bonus of signing up via that method.

Which countries can get Passionflix? 

Passionflix is available in over 150 countries, with subtitles available in nine languages.

In countries outside the US, you'll need to sign up via Selected Passionflix films and series are also available for digital rental on Amazon.

Is Passionflix part of Netflix? 

Passionflix is a standalone streaming service, so it’s not part of Netflix. Passionflix original movies are not available to watch on Netflix or any other streaming platform. 

What's on Passionflix? All movies and series

Choosing a favorite Passionflix movie is like asking a parent to pick their favorite child. Our diplomatic answer to the question is that what we love about Passionflix is there is always a movie for every mood. From slow burn to romantic comedies to stories of high-risk affairs and instant attraction, there's something there for everyone.

Some of our favorites include The Gabriel Series, based on Sylvain Reynard's series, and The Driven Series, based on the thrilling world created by K. Bromberg.

  • Hollywood Dirt 
  • Afterburn/Aftershock 
  • The Trouble with Mistletoe 
  • Mr. 365 
  • The Protector 
  • A Brother’s Honor 
  • Dirty Sexy Saint 
  • The Will 
  • Gabriel’s Inferno Part I 
  • Gabriel’s Inferno Part II 
  • Gabriel’s Inferno Part III 
  • Wicked 
  • Seduction & Snacks 
  • Gabriel’s Rapture Part I 
  • Tangled 
  • Gabriel’s Rapture Part II 
  • Driven Seasons 1-3 

Passionflix Quickies (original short films)

Here are all of the Passionflix Quickies that are available to stream:

  • Dirty Sweet Valentine 
  • Hooked 
  • The Merry Mistake 
  • The Package 
  • Just Say When 
  • A Holiday Lift 
  • Sexy Scrooge 
  • The Naughty List 
  • Wrapped Up in You 
  • Dry Spell 
  • Same Time Next Year 

Passionflix 2023 release schedule

2023 has been a busy year for Passionflix, with lots of projects in various stages of development. Keep checking back for updates on upcoming projects! The movies below are all available on the platform now. 

Wait With Me 

Wait With Me movie poster featuring Madison Lawlor and Andrew Biernat

(Image credit: Passionflix)

Based on Amy Daws' bestselling book by the same title, Wait With Me follows the story of a romance author who utilizes the customer care center at a local tire shop as her personal writing den. When she's discovered by one of the mechanics that works there, she suddenly finds herself with a new kind of inspiration. 

The Secret Life of Amy Bensen season 2

Based on Lisa Renee Jones' bestselling Escaping Reality, the new Passionflix series The Secret Life of Amy Bensen is a two-season series that follows a young woman who has been running from a clandestine threat ever since her family was murdered. She doesn't know who's following her or why they were killed, but a mysterious benefactor has been helping her stay safe by providing her with new aliases to keep her from being tracked. 

When Amy (Maddie McCormick) finds herself in the company of handsome billionaire architect Liam Stone (Casey King), she discovers that she wants to stop running but doesn't know how to make that desire a reality. 

Season 1 is available to stream on Passionflix now. Season 2 has been filmed and is expected to be released later in 2023. 

Gabriel's Redemption Part I

Julia and Gabriel are married and embarking on the rest of their lives as a couple. Julia is preparing to present her research, and when Gabriel offers his opinions it causes a rift between them.

Gabriel's Redemption Part II

Movie poster for Gabriel's Redemption Part 2 featuring Giulio Berruti and Melanie Zanetti

(Image credit: Passionflix)

Now in Tuscany, Gabriel and Julia have settled into a routine as a happily married couple. But as they talk about children, the ghosts of their past come back to haunt them.

Passionflix categories

The Passionflix website is very straightforward and easy to navigate. You can choose from original movies or the library of older titles that rotate on a regular basis. 

Each Passionflix original movie falls under the platform's uniquely suited rating system, called "The Bon." Ranging from one to five flames, the categories include Oh So Vanilla!, Mildly Titillating, Passion & Romance, Toe Curling Yumminess and NSFW. 

Passionflix movies that include nudity fall into the last two categories. It's worth mentioning that while CEO Musk is committed to depicting love scenes as written in the source material, she does so with an emphasis on the woman's gaze. She also has a strict policy about no nudity (male or female) below the waist.

You can also search for original and library movies by theme. The six themes are Chutzpah & Hoohah, Love & Laughter, Thrill Me, Mr. Darcy and Company, Magic & Mistletoe and Wine & Cheese Lounge. 

What devices can I watch Passionflix on?

There are lots of ways to watch Passionflix. You can watch directly from your computer, phone or tablet and from your television with a supported device.

Passionflix is available as an app for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV sticks. It’s also available on Roku, Chromecast and the following TVs:

  • Android Smart TVs (Android 5 and higher)
  • Samsung Smart TVs (selected TVs from 2016)
  • LG TVs (WebOS 3.0-6.0)
  • Apple TVs (4th Gen and higher)
Sarabeth Pollock
Editorial Content Producer


Sarabeth joined the What to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long. She's also a huge baseball fan, and hockey is a new favorite.  

When she's not working, Sarabeth hosts the My Nights Are Booked Podcast and a blog dedicated to books and interviews with authors and actors. She also published her first novel, Once Upon an Interview, in 2022.