“There is only one true happiness in this world. To love and be loved.” This quote is very trustworthy and heartfelt for all the romantics that read this. Romance is the mysterious and pleasant feeling that one feels from love. Some people are affectionate, and some people are pure romantics. A pure romantic is a lover that is imbibed deep into the hearts of their loved ones.
They are the ones that go the extra mile to prove how strong their love is. Some people are just naturally romantic, and some are made from the most excellent art form, cinema. Romantic movies are enjoyable and feel-good movies that will leave you spellbound.
It will leave you yearning for love if you are single and would leave you cherishing and celebrating your passion if you’ve already found that special someone. Click here to know more about how to watch romantic movies with your partner. In this article, we’ll list the must-watch romantic movies set throughout the decades that must be monitored. Now that being said let’s get in!
1. The Notebook (2004)
We had to start with one of the greatest love stories ever written as a novel and as a cinema. The notebook stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel Mc Adams, two actors who could not have been cast better, to be honest. Set in the 1940s, it follows a poor young man Noah Calhoun who falls in love with a girl from a wealthy family.
The movie is celebrated as a proper art form of love even to this day because of the depth and emotions it carries. The two characters go through thick and thin and face numerous adversities, from war, death and heartbreak. This is the very reason why this movie is loved so much. It is because it reminds us that true love will prevail despite any number of obstacles.
The film is also a must-watch because of a nostalgic type of love that one might have even while not belonging to that period. There’s just something mystical about love stories set in the past. This movie profoundly highlights the various things that lovers living away from each other had to do.
Last but not least, the movie shows us that love lasts till the end of time. No matter how old you and your significant other are, the spark between the both of you never can run out if you put in enough effort. A literal embodiment of the phrase, “Till Death Do us part.”
2. Titanic (1997)
James Cameron’s Titanic and the word romance are almost synonymous. The tale of Titanic was inspired by the real-life account of the titular ship fatally drowning after a collision with an iceberg. The story is set in 1912, with the introduction of the world’s largest passenger ship, the RMS. Titanic. The Titanic carried over 2000 plus souls, with people of all classes.
The beauty of this movie is that love is destined to find you no matter what if it is meant to be. The story revolves around a wealthy and beautiful girl named Rose who meets a talented but poor boy named Jack Dawson. This movie shows us that you could be surrounded by people around you who don’t understand how you feel about everything.
But the film also shows us that you only need one person who does. The movie is a heartbreaking account of the real-life ship that sank with the loss of so many lives. A definite tearjerker to watch on valentine’s day.
3. Moonlight (2016)
Winning the best picture in the 2016 Oscars, director Barry Jenkins has made a beautiful work of art that will stand the tests of time. The movie is a character study of Chiron, a young American boy of African descent who comes in touch with a drug dealer named Juan who tells him to make his path in life.
This story is heartbreaking, honest, and genuinely breathtaking, showing us that there’s so much a person goes through in their life, especially when the road is nowhere smooth. The impediments of life such as gang violence while growing up, drugs and most importantly, sexual confusion that can tear a person from the inside out is highlighted very well.
Above all else, it is a love story, showing us how we perceive life and love as we move through time.
4. The Shape Of Water
Guillermo Del Toro executes the romantic genre with the same beauty and skill as he made Pan’s Labyrinth, which is an entirely different genre. The shape of water is an indicator to us that love does not need words. It merely needs feeling.
The story revolves around Elisa, a mute and lonely woman who falls in love with a humanoid amphibious creature highly intelligent when she comes across him in a high-security research facility where she works. This movie shows us that actions speak louder than words, and activities are done with love the most.
It follows the incredible journey and love between a human and a humanoid amphibian, showing us that love transcends between species. With a gorgeous background score and breathtaking cinematography, the Shape Of Water will easily be one of the greatest love stories ever to grace the theatre canvas.
5. The Vow
The vow is a movie of pure sacrifice and determination. The film stars Channing Tatum and Rachel Mc Adams from the Notebook and is directed by Michael Sucsy. The movie revolves around a husband and wife named Leo and Paige, who’ve been in love for five years and have been married for less than that.
Just as things go smoothly for them, Paige meets with a deadly accident that leaves her in a coma and wakes up only to forget everything in the last five years, including Leo. This movie is an incredible reminder of how heartbreaking it is when someone you love does not return that love.
But like any other thing in the world that needs to be achieved, the Vow is a real-life story of how the husband makes his wife fall in love with him all over again. A must-watch.