Love movies are great. At least this is what many people think. The more they make you cry, the better they are. Isn’t it funny, how we like to cry at movies, although we usually don’t see crying as being pleasant in our real life? Human beings surely are contradictory in their feelings. In order to feed your human nature, please find below a brief overview of several love movies that would make most girls cry (and maybe some guys too):
Love Story (1970)
Made after a novel written by Erich Segal and directed by Arthur Hiller, this movie was launched under the tagline “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”. It is the love story between the student Oliver Barrett IV (played by Ryan O’Neal) and Jennifer Cavalleri, a Radcliffe music wonk (played by Ali MacGraw). Soon after they got married despite all obstacles, she discovered she was sick and almost dying. It’s a simple story that touches you for a lifetime.
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Made after Jane Austen’s novel, with the screenplay written by Deborah Moggach, the movie is a love story between one of the five daughters of Mr Bennet, Elizabeth, and the snobbish Mr. Darcy. They both had a great dose of humor, which makes a big part of this movie’s charm. Like in the previous movie, the lovers had to overcome obstacles raised by the society, as one of them was rich and the other one poor, so they were supposed not to make a family together.
Love Actually (2003)
Directed and written by Richard Curtis, Love Actually was nominated twice for the Globe Awards. The action takes place in London, before Christmas, and it’s the romance and love life of eight people who fall in love, who marry, then divorce, who get connected and go through a lot of funny happenings. Some of the actors won the BAFTA Film award for their performance.
The Notebook (2004)
This drama was made after a novel by Nicholas Sparks, under the direction of Nick Cassavetes. The main action takes place in a nursing home: an old guy is reading a story to an old lady, a love story which in the end proves to be their own story. As the epic advances, she starts realizing that the old man is reading her life story and that he’s her loved one, she’d lost so long ago. It’s a really touching story. The two protagonists die at the end of the movie, hand in hand, happy and peaceful.
A Walk To Remember (2002)
Directed by Adam Shankman and written by Karen Janszen after a novel by Nicholas Sparks, this drama is the story of two teenagers: a popular student gets punished and does some community service work, where he meets the reverend’s daughter, Jamie, and falls in love with her. A true love, clouded by a terrible secret and an unexpected end of the story which makes it a truly memorable love movie.
Autumn in New York (2000)
A romantic drama and the love story of two people: a 48 years old upscale restaurateur (played by Richard Gere) and a 22 year old girls (played by Winona Ryder) whose life is threatened by a tumor. The movie was nominated for the Razzie Award in 2001, for the Worst Screen Couple. Even so, the story remains touching and this movie is one of those who make you cry.
The English Patient (1996)
Directed by Anthony Minghella, this love movie has won 9 Oscars. The action takes place at the end of the World War II, when a young nurse is taking care of an injured pilot. He has a series of flashbacks which take the viewers into a love story between him and a married woman.
Directed by Michael Cristofer, who also contributed to the script, this movie is inspired from the life of a real person, Gia Carangi, a top fashion model who was famous in the late 70s. Played by Angelina Jolie, Gia is a girl who had a sad childhood, but who managed to escape it and who finally died to AIDS at only 26 years of age. The movie won two Globe awards.
Becoming Jane (2007)
This is the biography of Jane Austen, based on her letters and directed by Julian Jarrold. Jane Austen is played by Anne Hathaway who makes an outstanding performance fro which she was nominated in 2007 as Best Actress for the British Independent Film Award. This love movie won the People’s Choice Award in 2008 and got multiple other nominalizations in various film festivals.
Steel Magnolias (1989)
This is one of those love movies that make you laugh and cry in the same time. It is the story of a group of friends living in a small community, the Chiquapin Parish. The movie is directed by Herbert Ross and it features Julia Roberts in a secondary role, for which she got an Oscar nomination as Best Actress in a Supporting Role and a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (1990).
These are only ten choices of love movies worth to be seen, but the list could go on for a longer while. If you got to read this far, please feel free to add your favorite love movies in the comments section below.