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It doesn’t matter if it’s Valentine’s Day or just a relaxing evening at home, romantic movies offer some of the most timeless and unforgettable movies in history. Even though the main characters are simply actors portraying a story, the on-screen chemistry is sometimes so strong, that you’d wish it wasn’t just fiction.
Some of the best romantic movies will thrust you on an emotional roller coaster or make you want to read love quotes but you’ll remember them forever. Here are 15 of the best romantic movies where love on-screen will make you wish it was real life.
Best Romantic Movies #1: The Big Sick (2017)
In fact, this movie can be considered a true story since it is based on the real-life courtship of Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, who co-wrote the script with Nanijani. The role of grad student Emily is played by Zoe Kazan and their one-night stand turns into a real relationship.
Best Romantic Movies #2: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Clementine played by Kate Winslet tries to erase her personal memories of her boyfriend Joel played by Jim Carrey after their breakup. After Joel finds out about her procedure, he tries to do the same to forget about the woman he loves.
Best Romantic Movies #3: Chocolat (2000)
When a mysterious woman named Vianne played by Juliette Binoche arrives in a small French town with her daughter, she opens a small chocolaterie. Her customers can’t resist her interesting chocolates including her love interest Roux played by Johnny Depp.
Best Romantic Movies #4: One Day (2011)
Dexter played by Jim Sturgess meets Emma played by Anne Hathaway and they spend the night together after graduation. They agree to be just friends and to meet each other for one day every year to share what’s happening in their lives.
Best Romantic Movies #5: Love Me If You Dare (2003)
Best friends Sophie and Julien start playing a game where they dare each other to do things that become more and more extreme. It’s a game where things get extremely dangerous but they can’t seem to stop playing it.
6) Me Before You (2016)
Will played by Sam Claflin is a wealthy man who is paralyzed from the neck down after an accident. He hires a quirky caregiver named Lou played by Emilia Clarke and she changes his outlook on life in a positive way.
7) Begin Again (2013)
Gretta played by Keira Knightley is a singer-songwriter who is heartbroken after her boyfriend cheats on her. She meets Dan played by Mark Ruffalo, a record label executive, who believes in her talent and helps her with her first album.
8) Sweet November (2001)
Nelson played by Keanu Reeves is a successful ad executive who meets Sarah played by Charlize Theron, a woman with a unique outlook on life. She tells him that she will only date him for the month of November and then they will part ways. But they find out that it’s easier said than done.
9) Vanilla Sky (2001)
If you loved Jerry Mcguire, I think you’ll love this too. In Vanilla Sky, Tom Cruise plays a wealthy man named David who has it all until he meets the woman of his dreams, Sofia played by Penélope Cruz. After their relationship ends, David tries to regain control of his life with disastrous results.
10) The Fountain (2006)
Tommy played by Hugh Jackman is a doctor who is trying to find a cure for cancer to save the life of his wife Izzi played by Rachel Weisz. As he searches for a way to save her, Tommy travels through time and space to find the legendary Fountain of Youth.
11) Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Set in the late 1800s, Christian played by Ewan McGregor is a writer who falls for the star of the Moulin Rouge, Satine played by Nicole Kidman. However, she is promised to another man and their love is forbidden. However, that doesn’t stop them from meeting in secret but Satine has a secret of her own.
12) The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Hazel played by Shailene Woodley is a teenager with cancer who falls in love with Augustus played by Ansel Elgort. Even though they know their time together is limited, their love of books leads them on an adventure where they get to cherish every moment they have.
13) Atonement (2007)
In this wonderful drama, Cecelia played by Keira Knightley and Robbie played by James McAvoy are childhood friends who fall in love. However, their relationship is shattered by a lie that Cecelia tells and the two must find their way back to each other.
14) The Notebook (2004)
Noah played by Ryan Gosling and Allie played by Rachel McAdams are teenagers from different worlds who fall in love. After being forced to part ways, they find their way back to each other years later. This is a classic love story and if you’ve never seen it, what are you waiting for?
15) P.S. I Love You (2007)
After Holly played by Hilary Swank loses her husband Gerry played by Gerard Butler to cancer, she finds that he has left her a series of letters to help her move on with her life. But moving on is not easy for her until her friends and family enter the picture.
What better way to spend a cozy night with your significant other than watching any of these romantic films. Please share these best romantic movies we wish were real life with your friends and family.