If you haven’t already read my article about how to watch a romantic movie without feeling like crap, you can do so here. After you’ve read that, you might feel more confident about enjoying a lovey-dovey flick. Here are, in my opinion, the four best romance films that anyone can enjoy!
As far as I’m concerned, this movie is a classic. A poor young man (Ryan Gosling) falls in love with a rich young woman (Rachel McAdams). Their love is youthful, passionate, and stupid. Their social classes separate them after a summer filled with romance, but destiny later brings them back together again. Allie and Noah are such lovable characters and this movie will make you wish your dumb teenage romance was a great as theirs. (Warning: may need tissues while watching this movie).
Not only should you watch this movie for the amazingly beautiful Gerard Butler, but also for the beautiful scenery and wonderful story. A struggling realtor (Hilary Swank)’s life falls apart when her husband and love of her life (Butler) dies of a brain tumor. However, she pulls her life together when she receives the letters her husband wrote for her before he died encouraging her to experience new things and live life to the fullest. This movie makes you appreciate life for what it is and may even make you want to take a trip to Ireland! (Warning: you will DEFINITELY need tissues while watching this film. Ultimate tear-jerker).
The most romantic love story of all time is portrayed so beautifully in this 2005 film. Elizabeth Bennet (Kiera Knightly) is a young, free spirited women who spends most of her time reading and taking care of her four sisters. She meets Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen), a proud, wealthy man who later falls in love with her. But are they able to both overcome their pride and prejudice for love? I have seen most versions of this story, but this one is by far my favorite. It is filmed so beautifully and the actors portray the character so well. But be careful, you will wish you had your own Mr. Darcy!
This movie is actually based off of Pride & Prejudice, but with a hilarious twist. Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) is an overweight, single, 30-year-old with no potential love life. Her mother makes several attempts of setting her up with men including the handsome Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), but finds him to be arrogant. She decides to write in a diary to help her get her life together when she catches the eye of her boss, the smooth and charming Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant). Life seems perfect, but is Cleaver really the right man for her? This is one of my favorite movies and the fact that Bridget Jones is clumsy, goofy, and always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, makes her one of the most relatable characters of all time. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll laugh so hard you’ll cry. Seriously, go watch this movie!