The romance genre has a special place in the hearts of the audience. It would be an understatement to call it one of the most fancied genres. They leave no side of love unexplored, leaving us drunk on our own feelings. Decades and decades of rom-coms and dramas, we still can’t get enough of them.
There are some flowers in the garden of romantic movies that never grow old. We don’t outgrow them, but they hit differently every single time. Some heartwarming and others heartbreaking, some soothing and others tragic, but each one of them offers a distinct approach. Compiled below is a list of romantic movies that are evergreen and go-to options for the romantics.
Here is a list of a few ageless movies you must watch, at least once:
Sleepless in Seattle (1993):
Sleepless in Seattle is a romantic comedy written by Jeff Arch and directed by Nora Ephron. It stars the Iconic duo, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. A plot with a lot of twists and turns and the innocence of Jonah binds the story pretty well. The movie explores both, a shattered heart and how it learns to love again. For the believers of destiny, it is just the movie you were looking for. Stream on: Netflix
Before Sunrise (1995):
Before Sunrise is a romantic drama starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, directed by Richard Linklater, based on true events of Linklater’s life, as he revealed to “The Morning Call”. It is a part of the “Before Trilogy”, with Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013). It is a story of how Jesse’s aimless train ride in Europe introduces him to Celine and they spend a time of their life-time in a single night. Stream on: Netflix
Eternal Sunshine of a spotless mind (2004):
Eternal Sunshine of a spotless mind is a romantic sci-fi movie, written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. It portrays the bitter-sweet memories and how important is their role to keep us going. It explores the intricacies of a broken heart. It leaves you with no words and loads of emotions to ponder upon.
500 days of Summer (2009):
500 days of Summer is a romantic comedy directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. The unconventional narrative and the straight forward intro keeps the viewer intrigued. It revolves around the concept of the infamous “the one” and how we completely dive into the concept without looking around. Available on: Hulu
Begin Again (2013):
Begin Again is a musical, romantic comedy written and directed by John Carney and starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. Heartbreak, survival, out of the blue encounter of a songwriter and a previously successful record label executive, an album, and dealing with the aftermath of relationships in pieces. A soothing film with one-of-a-kind music. Stream on: Netflix