In the spirit of Love Month, I saw this blog prompt at The Sway and decided to try it out. So here’s my list of favourite romantic movies. I had a hard time ranking them, so these movies are not listed in any particular order. However, I did have three factors that I considered when I was writing them down:
- Amount of ears shed in the movie
- Amount of feels felt in the movie
- Amount of times I have rewatched the movie
I hope this list gets to inspire you to watch the movies if you haven’t yet. I will be providing links to the synopses as well, as this is definitely not an unbiased post. So without further ado, here we go:
- Ima, ai ni Yukimasu (Be With You) – I can’t say much about this movie without giving away important details. There’s a lot of beautiful components in this film, so I will try my best to not spoil it for anyone. It shows young husband coping with the death of his wife and raising their son on his own and a young boy trying to grow up fast enough for the sake of his father. This movie came highly recommended by a couple of Japanese friends, so it had to be good. I watched it with them over okonomiyaki and niku jyaga and it did not disappoint. It was so good that it got adapted into a TV series a few years later. Of course I watched that too, but the film holds a very special place in my heart. Did I cry in this movie? YES. Did I get a lot of feels? Yes, during the dating phase of Takumi and Mio. How many times did I watch this movie? About four times.
- Me Before You – Quirky Lou Clark takes care of handsome businessman Will Traynor, who has been recently paralyzed after a motorcycle accident. I loved the chemistry between the snarky Will and the perky Lou. I must admit, I was initially hesitant to watch this movie because the trailer looked cheesy and I have never read the book. I finally got persuaded by my sister, and I am glad I caved to her. Did I cry in this movie? Absolutely. Did I get a lot of feels? Yes. Although I think it was more because I swooning over Will. How many times did I watch this movie? Twice.
- 50 First Dates – You’re missing out in life if you haven’t seen this movie. The partnership between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore just works. This is definitely my favourite movie with the both of them (sorry Wedding Singer fans). Did I cry in this movie? Yes, a bunch of times. Did I get a lot of feels? Yes. Everything Henry did for Lucy gave me feels. How many times did I watch this movie? Too many to count. I even own a copy of this movie on DVD.
- 27 Dresses – Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. I initially watched it for James Marsden, but I got hooked on how fluffy it made me feel too. Jane’s character was very relatable, especially with her Filofax. Did I cry in this movie? Not really. Did I get a lot of feels? Yes, it got me awww-ing a handful of times. How many times did I watch this movie? Once in the theatre, twice on DVD, and every time it airs on cable.
- Titanic – Another classic. I went through a Leonardo DiCaprio phase back in grade school because of this movie. I refused to watch Avatar because I did not want any James Cameron movie to overshadow Titanic. Jack was my dream boyfriend (and the King of My World). Did I cry in this movie? Many many many times. Did I get a lot of feels? More tears than feels, but yes, I felt feels. How many times did I watch this movie? Seven times in the theatres and every time it airs on cable.
- A Walk to Remember – I am glad I watched the movie first before I read the book, because I now prefer the novel over the movie adaptation. I remember watching this movie with my high school best friends. The plot was pretty predictable, but we were swooning over Shane West’s chest/shoulder/nose so it compensated for it. The soundtrack was amazing, and I bought the album after seeing the movie. Did I cry in this movie? Even after saying that it was predictable, yes, I still cried. Did I get a lot of feels? Absolutely. Especially when Landon was trying to fulfill the items on Jamie’s bucket list. How many times did I watch this movie? Twice in the theatres, and every time it airs on cable.
- The Fault in our Stars – This movie came out when I was piecing together a broken heart. I watched it with my sister and a girlfriend, and now I don’t remember if I was crying more because of the movie or because I was heartbroken. I did read the book some time later though, and I also cried when I read that. So it’s safe to say that it’s a good story altogether. Did I cry in this movie? Buckets. I cried buckets. Did I get a lot of feels? Yes. Innocent and pure love always gives me feels. How many times did I watch this movie? Once. I don’t think I can do that to myself again. I was bawling in the theatre.
- Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru (The Liar and His Lover) – Sato Takeru plays a moody musical genius who meets a girl several years younger with an amazing voice. He lies about his identity and… I won’t get into much detail. Like other Japanese movies, this story is pretty innocent, but still tugs at your heartstrings. Did I cry in this movie? Not really, but my heart was hurting for Takeru. Did I get a lot of feels? Yes. I squealed a lot too. How many times did I watch this movie? More than five times.
- Moulin Rouge – Come what may, I will love you until my dying day. This movie has all the ingredients of a good romance movie: star-crossed lovers, amazing cast, beautiful costumes, and an even better soundtrack. I cannot get over this movie. Did I cry in this movie? Hell yes. Did it give me feels? My heart would be made of stone if it didn’t. How many times did I watch this movie? Once in the theatre, and every time it airs on cable.
- Nae Meorisogui Jiugae (A Moment to Remember) – A young couple finds out that the girl has a rare case of Alzheimer’s. This is another movie that got me bawling. I tried rewatching the trailer as I was writing this entry and it hurt my heart all over again. It’s very well done though. Did I cry in this movie? A lot. Did it give me feels? Yes, it’s balanced enough that the movie makers gave you feels before the break your heart. How many times did I watch this movie? Just once, I don’t think I could put myself through it all over again.
So there you have it, that’s my list of my favourite romantic movies. As I was writing this entry I started thinking of the other movies that are deserving to be on this list too. But then it will be more than ten and against the prompt (LOL).
Although I think I have to add 13 Going on 30 as a special mention. It’s one of those movies that I will always watch whenever it’s on cable because it’s so light and fluffy and overall cute. I also get a little teary-eyed whenever I get to the part where Jennifer Garner confessed her feelings to Mark Ruffalo. I guess I have 11 favourite romance movies then?