Some love tales are a little difficult, but that’s part of what makes them so lovely. There is no obstacle that two people who are determined to fight for each other can’t overcome. However, there isn’t always a happy ending when there’s love in the air. Films about discovering your soulmate are just as likely to make you cry into a scrunched-up tissue as they are to make you fall in love. We’ve compiled a selection of movies that depicted love that exceeded all expectations. Some of these will make you want to fall in love right now.
1. 500 Days Of Summer (2009)
Director- Marc Webb
Summer, Tom’s boss’s sweet, attractive, bright-eyed assistant. Sparks fly when Tom, a professional architect who works as a writer for a greeting card firm, meets her. Tom quickly realises how much he and Summer have in common. After all, The Smiths, their favourite band, is something they both like. Summer, on the other hand, does not believe in love at first sight and values independence and non-attachment. Whereas Tom, who is in love, is putting in too much effort. And as their uneasy connection evolves, they become embroiled in an uncontrollable and unexpected disaster in the name of love. Tom, on the other hand, is certain he’s found his true love.
2. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
Director- Michel Gondry
Joel Barish is surprised to learn that the love of his life, sparky Clementine, has had him removed from her memory. To repay her in kind, Joel musters the fortitude to undertake a painless. But complex medical procedure to do the same, completely oblivious to the fact that darkness is an essential component of light. Now, as Joel’s bitter and angry memories of Clementine melt away, leaving only a soulless black nothingness. He has second thoughts, playing with the possibility of reversing the irreversible process.
3. Begin Again (2013)
Director- John Carney
Gretta and Dave, her long-time musician boyfriend, had been together since college when they decided to try their luck in New York City. When Dave is signed to a major record company, however, the temptation is too strong for him to resist, and the couple divorces. Gretta is depressed and tries to get back on her feet until one night, while singing in the East Village, she captures the attention of Dan, a well-known and once-respected music entrepreneur who has since fallen on bad times. Dan persuades Gretta to join him in a collaboration that will transform them both over the course of one extraordinary summer, despite the fact that he hasn’t produced anything in seven years and has lost everything.
4. P.S. I Love You (2007)
Director- Richard LaGravenese
Holly Kennedy is attractive, intelligent, and married to the love of her life, Gerry, a passionate, witty, and rash Irishman. As a result, when Gerry’s life is taken by disease, Holly’s life is taken as well. The person who is no longer present is the only one who can assist her. Gerry is the only one who truly understands Holly. It’s a good thing he prepared ahead of time. Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters before he died that will help her not only overcome her loss, but also in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives in the form of a cake on Holly’s 30th birthday, along with a tape recording from Gerry, who tells her to get out and “enjoy yourself.”
More letters from Gerry arrive in unexpected ways over the next few weeks and months, each sending her on a new trip and signing off with the same phrase: P.S. I Love You. Holly’s mother and best friends worry that Gerry’s letters are tying her to the past, but each letter is propelling her deeper into the future. Holly embarks on a journey of rediscovery with Gerry’s words as her guide in this narrative about marriage, friendship, and how a strong love can transform death’s finality into a fresh beginning for life.
5. Lost In Translation (2003)
Director- Sofia Coppola
Bob Harris is a well-known American film actor who is well past his prime. He travels to Tokyo for a commercial shoot and meets Charlotte, the young wife of a visiting photographer. Bob and Charlotte, bored and tired, make great, though unlikely, travelling companions. Bob is putting up with a subpar stateside marriage as Charlotte searches for “her place in life.” They live the American experience in Tokyo both separately and jointly. The cultural and linguistic contrasts between Bob and Charlotte cause both perplexity and amusement. As Bob and Charlotte’s friendship grows stronger, they realise that their trips to Japan, as well as their visits to each other, would soon come to an end.
6. Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
Director- David Fincher
An old woman requests her daughter Caroline to read from a diary left to her by a man named Benjamin as she lay dying in a hospital bed on the eve of Hurricane Katrina striking New Orleans. Benjamin Button’s mother died giving birth to him on the same day World War I ended. He was old and wrinkled as a newborn, and his frightened father, Thomas Button, abandons him on the doorstep of an old people’s home. Benjamin blends in effectively since, despite his youth, he appears to be the same age as the majority of the locals.
Benjamin quickly notices that he is getting younger, not older. Daisy, a lovely red-haired, green-eyed child who develops into a beautiful woman while Benjamin matures into a handsome young man, is the love of his life. Their lives take many twists and turns, and building a life together takes a long time. Given their ultimately distinct fates, it is also of limited duration.
7. Her (2013)
Director- Spike Jonze
In the not-too-distant future, a lonely Theodore works in a company, writes lovely handwritten letters, and is divorcing his wife Catherine. In his spare time, he enjoys reminiscing about the happy times he had with Catherine and playing a new videogame. Amy, his next-door neighbour who is married to Charles, is his best buddy. Theodore sees an advertisement for a new operating system called OS-1, which is touted as the world’s first artificially intelligent operating system, and chooses to purchase it. He had a chat with a seductive female voice after the installation, and when he asks her name, she says she is Samantha. Samantha’s sentiments deepen quickly, and the two fall in love. Theodore, who is insecure, is torn between his love for a computer system and his desire to grow up and mature.
8. About Time (2013)
Director- Richard Curtis
Tim Lake, a lonely twenty-one-year-old guy, finds his family’s life-changing secret in the harsh early light following a gloomy New Year’s Eve party. Tim relocates to London to study law and, above all, find a lover, after his father entrusts him with the knowledge that the men in his family can travel through time. And before Tim knows it, he’s locked eyes with Mary, and he knows he’s met the woman of his dreams. However, Tim and Mary are perfect strangers once more due to an unanticipated ripple in time generated by the time-travel. Tim will now have to travel back in time to rescue his future, utilising his special gift to create the ideal conditions for a memorable marriage proposal.
9. English Patient (1996)
Director- Anthony Minghella
This film, set in the 1930s, follows Count Laszlo de Almásy, a Hungarian mapmaker hired by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the immense expanses of the Sahara Desert, as well as several other notable explorers. As World War II progresses, Almásy joins a world of love, betrayal, and politics, which is eventually revealed in a sequence of flashbacks while Almásy is on his deathbed following a plane crash.