Romance and comedy are the perfect combinations when it comes to films. Whether you’re going through a break-up or simply looking for a laugh, with the bonus of getting to enjoy a great love story, romantic movies are simply a must. Over the years, we have seen many great examples of it. Films that were so memorable, they gave “romance” a new meaning.
The best bit about the romance movie genre, perhaps, is the fact that it comes in many different varieties. From ones that have a degree of action or thriller to simple yet heartwarming kinds, you have plenty to choose from. Here are some of our favorites!
1.Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Over the years, there have been many film and TV adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic work, Pride and Prejudice. Most fans will likely recommend the 1995 BBC mini-series, which stars actors Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. However, the most popular movie version would have to be the 2005 film directed by Joe Wright. Starring in the lead is Keira Knightley, who never fails to wow audiences, and this period film certainly doesn’t disappoint. Everything about this film is well thought out and well-executed, from handling the source material down to the costumes. If you haven’t seen it yet, then we suggest you swipe that credit card on a streaming site and binge.
2.The Bodyguard (1992)
This one’s a classic that you can easily watch over and over again. Of course, we cannot discount the fact that it also one of the most enduring soundtracks ever recorded. If you’re looking for a romance film with its fair share of thrills, give this one a try. Whitney Houston’s voice alone will make you fall in love. While the story may seem cliché to some, we like to think it served as the blueprint for similar films that came after. It has everything you need in a really great classic romance story and is worth the investment money.
3.Cinema Paradiso (1988)
This next film is both a story of romance and a love letter to the beauty of cinema. It may not be the newest on our list, but it is still worth checking out if you want to appreciate an entirely new world of film.
It follows the story of a young man and the friendship he forges with the local theater’s projectionist while trying to reunite with the girl who left town before he could win her over. Does he make the right investments to get her back? You’ll just have to watch and find out.
4.Roman Holiday (1953)
Roman Holiday is a classic for many different reasons, but most remember it for being Audrey Hepburn’s first lead role. Thanks to her performance, Hepburn took home an Oscar.
Like something straight out of a fairytale, Hepburn portrays a princess who decides to venture out into Rome by herself. There, she meets a newspaperman played by Gregory Peck. He knows she’s royalty but doesn’t admit it right away. Is he only looking for a scoop, or is there something deeper between them? The gorgeous scenery is enough to make anyone’s heart race and, perhaps, even take out a loan to enjoy a Roman holiday of their own!
This next film received critical acclaim when it first came out. It was based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt. Like the novel, the film adaptation is just as beautiful and poignant.
Set in the 1950s, it follows the story of two lovelorn women who end up finding comfort in each other’s arms. It features powerful performances from actresses Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett, who both received Oscar credits for their work on the film. Aside from the story itself, you’ll get swept away by the gorgeous cinematography and 1950s interiors that really give life to every setting.