Whether you choose to admit it or not, we all have a hidden love for, well, love. Whether you have a date or are hopelessly single like the rest of us, these movies are guaranteed to make your day a little sweeter. From the classics to some of the more modern additions, this article will guide you through them all.
Grab a box of tissues–and while you’re at it, slide some over to me—because we start off with a heart-breaking one: James Cameron’s “Titanic.” From the stunning visual and sound effects to Celine Dion’s iconic hit “My Heart Will Go On,” it is easy to see why the movie holds the record for the highest number of Academy Award nominations—14. The movie perfectly juxtaposes a sweet romance between Jack (Leonardo di Caprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) with the tragic backstory of the real life Titanic. Winslet and di Caprio put on outstanding performances, leaving viewers both in shock and in tears (Photo/Wikimedia Commons).
Next up is the film that shot one of the greatest actresses of all time into stardom–Audrey Hepburn. “Roman Holiday” is a cheerfully endearing story that follows the tale of Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) and reporter Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck) as they fall in love. The 1953 classic is in black and white, which only adds to its vintage charm. It easily captures not only the innocence, but the whimsical spirit of love (Photo/Flickr).
“Crazy Rich Asians”
“Crazy Rich Asians,” blends together a traditional love story with comedy. New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) accompanies her boyfriend Nick (Henry Goulding) to his home in Singapore for a wedding, not realizing that his family is extremely wealthy. What ensues is a hilarious feud between Rachel and her boyfriend’s relatives, most notably his mother who despises their relationship. Whether you come for the romance or the comedy, “Crazy Rich Asians,” is 121 minutes of pure entertainment (Photo/Wikimedia Commons).
“Beauty and the Beast”
A tale as old as time and songs as old as rhyme, “Beauty and the Beast,” has captured the hearts of millions across the world–the profits of the 1991 original film are around 740 billion and the 2017 live action film crossed 1.2 billion. In the story, bold, beautiful village girl Belle meets a once arrogant and selfish prince cursed to be a hideous beast. Featuring the classic enemies to friends and, finally, to lovers arc, this movie highlights the lesson that true love comes from who you are on the inside rather than the outside (Photo/Flickr).
Now, for arguably the most renowned romantic movie of this century: “The Notebook.” Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams star in this story about Allie (McAdams), a wealthy woman discontent with her life, who falls back in love with her childhood boyfriend, Noah (Gosling), a World War II veteran. What truly makes this movie special is that it is actually narrated by Noah, years in the future, telling the story to Allie who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. If the final scene of this movie does not make you tear up, you may want to consider seeing a therapist (Photo/Flickr).