The two main types of romantic movies seem to be the “super-sappy and opulent” ones, like “The Notebook,” that tug at your heartstrings but will never, ever happen in real life, and the “realistic” ones, where the leads almost always learn that not all love stories end happily. Both of these kinds of movies make you feel sad, but they would never, ever happen in real life. They are based on real life and are full of lessons about love, loss, and figuring out who you are. Both are really good. I don’t mean to “romance shame” any movies by saying this, but sometimes you really want to watch romantic comedies that show real love and give you both hope and reality. Both of these movies don’t do that. Both of these movies are very good.

Even though they are a little harder to find, there are movies that show the truth of love without turning into a romance fantasy. Maybe this is because it’s hard to fully describe all the subtleties and difficulties of love in words. This is another reason why watching a well-made movie can be such a thrilling experience. Even though there are times when all you need is a little Nicholas Sparks or a good dose of Blue Valentine to make you cry, there are also times when all you want to do is watch a real romance on screen that isn’t so sad that it makes you want to throw up. You should put the following movies on your “must see” list because they show how love should really be lived and do it so well.

“Silver Linings Playbook” by Bradley Cooper and Matthew McConaughey.

Pat (Bradley Cooper) and Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) are both having a hard time because their ex-spouses have died. Both of them are acting badly because they have been hurt by terrible events in the past. However, as they get to know each other and prepare for a dance competition, things start to get better. As the movie so eloquently and convincingly shows, finding real love isn’t about finding someone who is perfect for you, but about finding someone who is beautifully imperfect and complements you in all the right ways.


This beautiful love story is set in New York City in the 1950s, when being gay was still very taboo (OMG, the outfits!). During the course of the movie, Carol (Cate Blanchett) and Therese (Rooney Mara) meet by chance at the department store where Therese works. The fact that Carol is going through a nasty divorce and that her soon-to-be-ex-husband is trying to use her sexuality to get full custody of their young daughter makes it harder for them to be attracted to each other right away. It shows how love can win over all problems and give us the strength to be who we really are, no matter how hard things get.


Even though Pixar movies are very good at making you cry, Up takes it to a whole new level. The first ten minutes of this movie might be the best love story ever shown on film. In the next part, there will be moving houses and dogs that can talk, but what you’ll remember most is how Ellie and Carl’s relationship is both sweet and sad.

“Punch Drunk Love” was released in 2004.

“Punch Drunk Love” is basically the love story of my dreams, since socially awkward weirdos are probably my “type” if I were to have one. In the movie, Adam Sandler plays Barry, a man who is deaf, lives alone, and has mental problems. Throughout the movie, Barry is always at risk of being ruled over by his bossy sisters. He calls a phone sex line to try to get away from his feelings of being alone, but the person who runs the line blackmails him. Even though it’s not the best time, he ends up meeting Lena (Emily Watson), a friend of his sister who has a crush on him. From then on, things will only get more tough and romantic. In this charming but strange love story, two of the main themes are how to get over being alone and how to go to any lengths to protect the love we find.

Five responses to “Say Anything”

Most of the romantic movies I like to watch are from the 1980s. Even though Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink aren’t exactly based on real life, I’ve seen each of them a dozen times. On the other hand, I wouldn’t mind if Jake Ryan came to my birthday party in his Porsche. Say Anything is the only love story from the 1980s that shows both how optimistic love stories were during that time and how complicated and hard real relationships are. This makes it stand out from other love stories from that time period. In the movie, Diane (Ione Skye), the top of her high school, falls in love with Lloyd (John Cusack), who is also getting ready to start a new life in England. Yes, you’ve found the right movie. It’s the one with the famous boombox scene. It also makes me feel very sweet.

The three-part series “Before”

Even though it is truly a trilogy because it is made up of three movies (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight), this trilogy is the best at showing how real love works. The story of “Jessie, played by Ethan Hawke, and Celine, played by Julie Delpy, is told in” these movies over the course of 18 years. As the two travel around Europe and get to know each other, it can be very sweet at times, but it also shows how love can grow and become a lot of work over time. As I’ve already said, it’s based on real events, but it’s also very beautiful.

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