10 Perfect Romantic Movies That Will Make You Feel Loved And Special
Imagine you’re having a bad day starting with where you’re late for work, where your boss has been yelling at you the whole day for doing the exact things he told you to do, you forgot to eat, your friends asked you for a rain check on a Friday night because they were stuck at work. On a scale to 1-10 where do you stand? Personally, I would stand at 11 if this turns out to be one of my days! But the day doesn’t end, right? Coming back home you find your home to a total mess. I think I went too far. Backing it up, home is where you can be yourself but what will you do on a Friday night alone? How about a romantic movie with Pizza and a glass of a wine? Sounds magical to me. Those who just boo at people who are a sucker for romantic movies should ask yourself does romance ever go out of fashion? I guess not. Love is never over-rated maybe you just have too many expectations. Romantic movies are about escaping your own reality, they are pleasurable and what’s sweeter than watching people fall in love? We all want our happily ever after. So keeping the long version of my magical Friday night short, let’s get on with top 10 romantic movies you can watch or binge-watch to feel loved and special.
Pixar quietly delivers emotional devastation in the opening five minutes of Up, a mini-masterpiece of an ordinary, extraordinary love-filled lifetime between soulmates Carl and Ellie. But the rest of Carl’s South American adventure as a pensioner is also shot through with a sense of romance. Don’t even bring up the scrapbook scene, which offers the animation studio’s most profound meditation on what true love really looks like.
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Dear John is a slice of pure melodrama from the author Nicholas Sparks. Special Forces Soldier John (Channing Tatum) falls in love with Savannah (Amanda Seyfried) while he was on leave to visit his father. The 9/11 war and fatal illness conspire against the couple and they struggle to hold onto their relationship. This movie carefully distills selected elements of human experience and reduces them to a sweet and digestible syrup. It may be not a strong medicine but it delivers an effective, pleasing dose of pure sentiment and vicarious heartache.
Leave it to Richard Linklater to experiment with the format and find something new to say about how love evolves across the years. A follow-up to 1995’s Before Sunrise, it catches up with Ethan Hawke’s Jesse and Julie Delpy’s Celine nine years later for more walking, talking and romance. Written by the cast with their director, it feels like it emerged organically instead of being forced into existence. And it’s warm, witty and real when dealing with affairs of the heart, for good and ill.
The Fault In Our Stars
The Fault In Our Stars stars Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) who is a 16-year-old girl fighting with thyroid cancer since she was 13. She carries an oxygen tank around with her because cancer had affected her lungs and she has hard time breathing. She is insisted by her mother to go to a support group which she absolutely hates but goes anyway. There she meeds Augustus (Ansel Elgort) who is a cancer survivor with a prosthetic leg. Soon, Hazel and Gus starts to bond and support each other.
The story of these two cancer patients is one of the best romantic movies to watch. The heart-rending love story will not let you leave and would surely make you sob. Okay? Okay.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
How would you react when you get to know that the one person you love has erased the memories of you? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind dispenses with romantic conventions for slow and clumsy rumination of love, memory and painful emotion. Clementine played Kate Winslet suddenly decides to erase the memories she had with Joel played by Jim Carrey. In order to do the same, Joel tries to do the same but during the process, he tries to hold the memory of her which shows how much he loves her. That is a funny thing about love, it can survive the circumstances of its ending. Their relationship is like ping-pong which keeps shifting the stages of romance and reality what remains is the human need for love and companionship.
La La Land
La La Land stars Ryan Gosling as Sebastian who is a struggling pianist and Emma Stone as Mia who dreams to be an actress. It’s very interesting to see the musical saga between these two because not only they have a perfect friendship offscreen but their chemistry on-screen is magical. The City Of Stars, Los Angeles is the city you’ll fall in love with. The movie encounters the romance between two strugglers and how it turns their relationship upside down. This movie will surely make you feel that you need someone.
The Vow which stars Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams is a true story. It is a melodramatic premise where a newlywed couple recovers from an accident in which the wife is in a coma. When she is out of the coma, she wakes up with a severe memory loss and her husband endeavors to win her heart again. The movie helps you understand never lose faith in the one person you love the most.
Her is a joy of a film about the difficulties to find joy with other people. The simple truths are about love and the need to share something with someone else. Spike Jonze’s futuristic love affair with and evolved Siri offers a buffet of simple truth and probable truths. The probable truths are the adventurous scenarios that Jose puts Joaquin Phoenix in, who’s fallen in love with his data system which was once built to have, grow and maintain a distinct personality. The voice of Siri is perfectly voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Jonze and Phonix perfectly escalate the scenarios to make an unbodied love feel real.
500 days of Summer
500 Days of Summer is a modern day love story which still remains one of the most unique love-story. Joseph Gordon Levitt stars as Tom, who is a hopeless romantic, introvert charmed by Summer who is played by Zooey Deschanel who is detached and flighty ingénue. Their jokey, flirtatious relationship is based on a shared love of British bands, buildings etc. Their relationship lasts of 500days and Tom starts to remember his love, Summer, a series of joys and bafflements. But the problem is he believes in love and she doesn’t. This movie tackles the painful side of a romance.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is narrated by Charlie(Logan Lerman) who is sensitive, lonely and trying to adjust in high school. He is befriended by a pair of sassy step-siblings Patrick (Ezra Miller) gay, catty and bitchy but his inner life is a mystery and Sam (Emma Watson). This a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. It is a moving tale of love, loss, fear, and hope. Special mention for the friendship part.
“We Accept the love we think we deserve”.