Movies allow people to escape reality and experience an alternate society and even the universe. As one of the godfather genres of literary fiction, romance deserves all the flowers it gets. Romantic movies can leave you dazed for days and weeks, hoping for love like the characters on screen share.
According to fanatics, these ten movies are the most romantic films ever made.
1. Up (2009)
Up is an animated film by Pixar Animation Studios (released by Walt Disney Pictures) about a widower who goes on an adventure searching for his wife’s dream destination. He travels to Paradise Falls in a flying house equipped with balloons.
It’s the number-one fan favorite.
2. Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Pride and Prejudice is a romantic drama based on Jane Austen’s bestseller novel. Movie fanatics and critics have called the film a perfect representation of what Austen hoped to achieve with her writing. More notably, they praise the undeniable chemistry between the two main characters, played by Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen.
3. About Time (2013)
About Time is a romantic comedy-drama written and directed by Richard Curtis. The movie follows the story of a man who discovers a family secret and the fact that he can travel in time. A man with the power to travel in time is probably unstoppable. And he uses it to his greatest advantage to win over the woman of his dreams.
4. Ever After (1998)
Many movie lovers report this was one of their favorite childhood movies, geeking about young Drew Barrymore’s performance. Of course, it’s Drew Barrymore, duh!
If you’re in the mood for another classic spin on the Cinderella tale, here’s a good option, even though it’s decades old. In the film, a young, beautiful woman, mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, crosses paths with the prince, and they fall in love.
The most romantic tales are often the simplest ones.
5. P.S. I Love You (2007)
This film stars man favorites; Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, and Lisa Kudrow. It is a romantic drama about a widow who discovers that her late husband left her messages intended to ease her grief and help her find some light and strength.
“It’s the only movie I’ve ever found where I weep the entire two-plus hours. I start right at the movie’s beginning and then genuinely can’t stop crying until it’s over,” someone says.
6. Me Before You (2016)
Me Before You stars the charismatic Emilia Clarke and charming Sam Claflin. The plot centers on the story of the bright Clark accepting an offer to care for a paraplegic man.
She meets Will Traynor and is instantly put off by his rude, obnoxious nature. But time changes things. They form a bond and eventually fall in love. Me Before You is a personal favorite of all time.
7. The Notebook (2004)
Some critics don’t think The Notebook is all that. Still, some fans swear by it. The film was based on a novel by American novelist Nicholas Sparks. It centers on two ill-fated lovers. Fun fact, The Notebook is the first novel Nicholas Sparks ever published.
8. A Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Céline Sciamma wrote and directed this French historical romance film. Fans call it the most beautiful and original work of art and a “heart-shattering love story.”
The plot follows the dilemma of a young woman commissioned to paint a portrait of a reluctant bride-to-be. For the most truthful art, she observes her in secret.
Soon, they form a mutual attraction for each other. Fans call it the most beautiful and original work of art and a “heart-shattering love story.”
9. The Lake House (2006)
The Lake House is a fantasy romance about a lonely doctor exchanging love letters with a frustrated architect from an unusual house they both lived in at separate times. It is a remake of the South Korean motion picture Il Mare (2000) and stars Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves.
10. Pretty Woman (1990)
Pretty Woman‘s story centers on Hollywood prostitute Vivian Ward and wealthy businessman Edward Lewis. Vivian is hired to be Edward’s escort for several business and social functions, and their relationship develops during her week-long stay with him. Pretty Woman is another fan-favorite movie that has stood the test of time.
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