10 Romantic Movies That Taught Me About Love
People often make fun of romantic comedies with a realistic plot line, which are known as rom-coms. The guy wins her over. It takes a lot more than months of respect and kindness to make a spectacular gesture. Communication isn’t as important as chemistry.
I’ve seen my fair share of romantic films as an avid viewer and fan. And ninety percent of them are entertaining, but hard to watch because they are so unrealistic. Obviously, I’m not claiming that the romances depicted in the films I’m about to share are completely accurate.
1. My Best Friend’s Wedding. Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, and Dermot Mulroney starred in this ’90s masterpiece. Our protagonist, Julianne *Roberts*, is the story’s anti-hero, and she’s determined to break up her best friend’s wedding since she finally wants to be with him after years of ‘maybes’.
For all of the hijinks and legendary singalongs, you assume she’s going through this to finally be with the guy she’s lusted after for years. Because of her selfishness and mental instability, we witness her end up on her own. We witness the triumph of a romantic relationship against doubts. We discover the value of a true friend.
- Bridget Jones’s Diary. Bridget Jones’s Diary is based on Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, if you didn’t know. This film is a contemporary reinterpretation of a well-worn romantic trope.
Renee Zellweger finds herself sifting through Hugh Grant’s ploys and Colin Firth’s misunderstandings in a film that is concerned with judgment and self-pity. Despite its happy ending, this story teaches you that real happiness may be found by opening your eyes and your mind.
- The Break-Up. Aniston and Vaughn starred in the movie “The Break-Up”, a romantic comedy from 2006. So their long-term connection suffers. This romantic comedy, despite its over-the-top moments, is one of Hollywood’s most realistic.
This is a couple that can’t get their hands off of each other. Those people are self-centered, naive, and envious. It’s hard for them to let go of a volatile circumstance because they’re both aware that they’re not meant to be together. Five people I know have experienced this.
Laugh out loud at the awkwardness in this film. Plus, it has Jennifer Aniston, who is absolutely lovely. However, it also depicts the development of a true relationship.
4. Before We Go. One of my favorite movies is based on this character. In my opinion, it’s underappreciated. Although the conclusion leaves a lot unexplained, it is remarkably relatable. Beware. Both Chris Evans and Alice Eve star in it, which makes it even more appealing. New York City is the place where this romantic comedy about two strangers who accidentally upon each other took place.
They build a close friendship throughout the course of the night. They have a connection and chemistry that cannot be missed, despite the fact that they keep secrets from each other. Rather than run away from their responsibilities, they are forced to face their concerns and come to grips with their decisions.
This movie makes me think of a great first date where you instantly click with the other person. You let yourself be vulnerable in the hopes that something good may come of it. You believe this date has the power to transform your life. Despite this, things don’t always go according to schedule or expectations.
5. The Big Sick. This movie is based on Kumail Nanjiani’s real-life account of how he met his wife, Emily, and what he did to marry her.
It’s the beginning of the movie’s story. They have a great time together, but the cultural divide causes them to break up. Emily is rushed to the hospital with a life-threatening illness shortly after their split. In spite of their breakup, Kumail continues to confront her vocal parents, stand up to his own family, and discover what he truly desires.
Most romance movies don’t have a love narrative like this one does. Rather than focusing solely on the protagonist’s internal conflicts, this film focuses on the external ones that are common in long-term relationships.
6. The New Romantic. This film, which came out only a year ago, has a slew of fresh stars. In place of a classic love story, this film explores the realities of modern dating. Swiping right is the equivalency of sweeping someone off their feet, and it illustrates the general lack of romance in today’s dating culture.
Blake’s romantic life, or lack thereof, is chronicled in The New Romantic. She discovers the true meaning of romance and what she truly desires. A lot of what we consider romantic and what we really desire in a companion is challenged in this film.
7. Enough Said. An over-40-year-old romantic comedy has finally arrived. That alone gives it a much more grounded feel. As a pair of middle-aged single parents looking to rediscover romance, James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus shine.
Because you are older, you may think that you know everything, but that is not the case. Sincerity and candor are emphasized throughout the film, demonstrating that there are always two sides to every tale. Not the most opulent love story, but it will make you smile anyway.
8. La La Land. Although I realize it’s impossible to make a musical romantic comedy, I think it deserves a chance. La La Land failed to impress me, personally. The performances is performed by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are superb, and the picture is visually stunning, but until the very end, I had no idea what was going on.
These two characters have their own aspirations in this film. Despite their want to be together, would they be willing to give up their careers in order to make it happen? No, they can’t get what they desire at the same time. Or do we have to make sacrifices all the time?
9. My Big Fat Greek Wedding. This film screams 2002. It’s a hoot. It’s absurd. And it’s family. The actors in this film aren’t the sexiest in Hollywood. It doesn’t show the end of a toxic relationship.
A sincere relationship between two people from different worlds is depicted in this film. A healthy relationship exists between the two of them. They communicate openly and honestly, and they have a strong sense of mutual trust. And, like the rest of us, they put up with the antics of their irrational families out of a sense of familial duty.
10. It’s Complicated. Another realistic romantic film that reminds audiences that glowy-skinned twenty-somethings are not the only ones with romance on the brain. starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin, this romantic comedy about dating after a divorce is both humorous and sympathetic.
It serves as a reminder to elderly viewers that love exists. That you can still make blunders as you get older is shown to younger viewers. Furthermore, it illustrates the stark contrast between a harmonious union and a tumultuous one.