15 Best Love Story Movies Sure To Make Your Day

There are few things as comforting as watching a good movie after a long week of work. And whether you are on a romantic date with that special person or looking for a movie marathon with your friends, romantic movies and romantic comedies are great fun. Whether it is about that awkward high school romance, the passionate lovers struggling to make a life together or even a historical romance with those gorgeous costumes, these hours spent will be some of the most touching and most engaging hours you will get to ever spend.

We have listed fifteen best love story movies for you to enjoy. Give them a go and you will not regret it.

1. Amélie (2001)

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Amélie is an imaginative masterpiece of modern French cinema. Shot in over 80 Parisian locations, the movie follows the life of Amelie Poulain. A whimsical, carefree and introverted woman, Amelie is busy orchestrating the lives of everyone she meets in order to bring them happiness. And as she is on this unconventional journey, she finds the innocent love that she has always been craving for.

2. The Holiday (2006)

The Holiday traces the lives of two women, Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and Iris (Kate Winslet), who are going through terrible break-ups. When the holidays roll around, they swap homes in each other’s countries and fall for some attractive men. But will this be true love?

3. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

The story takes us back to the 60s. Ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) are hired as sheep herders up on Brokeback mountain. What transpires there between them will lead to an intense passion and longing. This is a heart-warming and tear-jerking tale of the love between them.

4. The Notebook (2004)

The Notebook is a classic. Set in the era of the 40s, it tells of a fiery love story between a rich girl, Allie (Rachel McAdams) and a mill worker Noah (Ryan Gosling). When the handsome Noah leaves to serve in World War II, their affair seems to fade away. But just as Allie is married, Noah comes back into her life, and their love seems far from dead.

5. P.S I Love You (2007)

Gerry (Gerard Butler) is a force of life, and brings a smile to everyone’s face. When he succumbs to an illness, his wife, Holly (Hilary Swank) is completely lost. On her thirtieth birthday, she receives the first of a series of letters that Gerry has left for her. The story beautifully weaves the past and the present into a beautiful story of love that is larger than life itself.

6. The Age of Innocence (1993)

Inspired by the classic novel of the same title, The Age of Innocence is a Martin Scorsese film that you should not miss. Newland Archer (Daniel Day Lewis) is engaged to May Welland (Winona Ryder) and the couple are quite happy. But when Newland meets her scandalous cousin, Ellen Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer) and sparks begin to fly between them, he knows he has found the romance he has always wanted. But their love is blocked at every turn. This film is extremely poignant right from the first frame, and Martin Scorsese (as usual) puts his definitive touch to the film.

7. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

If you have swooned at Colin Firth portraying Mr. Darcy in BBC’s production of Pride and Prejudice, you are not going to be disappointed by this film. Boasting of a fantastic cast – Kate Winslet (Marianne), Hugh Grant (Edward Ferrars), Alan Rickman (Colonel Brandon) – this movie is a sure treat for Jane Austen fans. It is superbly composed and directed and remains accepted as one of the best Jane Austen adaptations of all time.

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8. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

If you like romance, nothing gets more romantic and passionate than Romeo and Juliet. Well, Shakespeare in Love tells the fictional story of Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) and Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow), his lover. A poor, yet handsome playwright looking for his muse, a high-born heroine who is as spunky as she is beautiful, impassioned verses from Shakespeare, quick wit and imagination – this movie wins on all counts. This movie will weave a web of enchantment that will make you understand why this movie deserved its Academy Award.

9. Midnight in Paris (2011)

This movie is a loving tribute to the most romantic city of the world – Paris. Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) is an aspiring novelist who is visiting Paris with his fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams). Looking for inspiration, he takes to touring the city by himself. In one such sojourn, he meets a bunch of revellers, who take him back in time, to the Paris of the 1920s. This happens every midnight. At first, he is excited to meet the cultural icons of the Jazz Age. But this slowly starts leaving him disillusioned with the present.

10. Notting Hill (1998)

This is one of the classics that you cannot miss out on. William Thacker (Hugh Grant) is regular bookstore owner at Notting Hill. His life is turned upside down when he meets the famous American actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts). As the down to earth guy and the glamorous diva fall in love, will their radically different lifestyles pull them apart? Will their love be able to survive?

11. Chocolate (2000)

Set in a quiet French town, this movie is a true sensuous delight. When a single mother Vianne arrives in town with her daughter, she is greeted with suspicion by the traditional folk of the town. She sets up the first chocolate shop in the town across the square from the Church. Her ability to understand her customer’s desires and create the perfect concoction to satisfy them lets her draw out the temptations of the customers. But Lent is just about to begin – will customers still come in?

12. Jerry Maguire (1996)

This movie is fun, smart and witty. Starring Tom Cruise in one of his most memorable performances as Jerry, a sports agent who excels at everything in life – except for romance, that is. While on a trip abroad, he gets closer to his co-worker Dorothy (Renee Zellweger) and her son, and in the process learns what it means to love and live an honest life.

13. (500) Days of Summer (2009)

This indie film starring Zooey Deschanel is not your average love story. Some romances are not meant to last. But that is precisely why this story needs to be told. The heady rush of falling in love, the humour is succeeded by the heartache. It may not end with a ‘happily ever after’, but sure does inspire us to go on and love.

14. You’ve Got Mail (1998)

Joe Fox is a rich executive who owns a chain of popular bookstores and begins an online relationship with Kathleen, who owns a bookshop around the corner. They are enemies by day and fall in love by night – unaware of their true identities.

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15. Pretty Woman (1990)

This is a modern day fairy tale, indeed. Edward Lewis is an executive who sees everything in life as business. Vivian Ward is a prostitute, for whom sex is a business. When the two meet, what should have ended as a transaction turns into something more. The charming and innocent Vivian teaches Edward to finally relax and enjoy his wealth, while Vivian is introduced to high living. But will the two be able to reconcile their differences and move on? This movie is a must-watch, with witty quotes like, “You and I are such similar creatures Vivian. We both screw people for money.”

So, grab that tub of popcorn, call up your friends and curl up to these wonderful movies. You will not be disappointed.

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