A man would normally hate watching a romantic movie and would rather like to see some action flick. Women, on the other hand, like romantic movies with happy endings. Watching movies together can be really tricky when you have such dissimilar tastes. Still there are some pretty good options to try if you want to watch a movie with your girlfriend.
Here is a list of best Hollywood romantic movies to try:
10. The Notebook
The Notebook is a Hollywood romantic movie which revolves around two main characters Allie and Noah. Noah’s character is played by James Garner/Ryan Gosling, who has nothing to lose but is still filled with passion. Allie’s family disapproved of the relationship since Noah’s family was poor. Allie’s parents take her away and after a few years she gets married to a soldier. While Allie was away Noah wrote her several letters which were never delivered. Then Allie one day sees Noah in a newspaper and later in the story Allie had to choose between her lover and her husband. The Notebook is a heart melting story portraying love and passion, and is a must watch for couples.
9. P.S. I Love You
Gerry (Gerard Butler) dies of brain tumor soon after getting married to Holly (Hillary Swank). After Gerry’s death, Holly couldn’t be at peace and she becomes lifeless. Before dying Gerry wrote a series of ten letters to her, these letters were to help ease the pain and help her rediscover herself. She receives first of those letters in form of a cake and a tape recording on her 30th birthday. She keeps on receiving these messages at unexpected moments which help her lead a happy life. P.S. I Love You is a film which your girlfriend will sure enjoy.
8. A Lot Like Love:
Emily (Amanda Peet) meets Oliver (Ashton Kutcher) on a flight from LA to New York and after a while they agree on the fact that they would make a very bad couple. Oliver tells his plans about career, family and job for the upcoming years. He has it all planned and hands Emily his mother’s number to check on him after six years. During those years they keep on meeting and become best friends, and later become lovers.
7. Pretty Woman
Richard Gere, or Edward in the movie, comes to the city for some business and hires Vivian (Julia Roberts), a prostitute as his escort. He pays her for an entire week to give him company. As time passes by, they both start to feel a romantic connect between them. Watch with your girlfriend this brilliant romantic comedy directed by Garry Marshall and outstanding acting by Julia Roberts.
6. Love Actually
Love Actually is a very unique romantic Hollywood movie which revolves around eight different couples. All these eight couples are loosely related and movie shows how their lives are. The film showcases ups and downs that occur in their lives. As the time passes by, some relationships start getting better however, some relationships still lack romance. Love Actually is not made like conventional romantic movies and has its own flavor altogether. Each love story in this movie is unique and you and your girlfriend will get to see unexpected things. The unpredictability in the movie is enough to keep the viewer engaged till the last moment.
5. (500) Days of Summer
Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is an architect but works as a writer in a greeting card company. Tom gets attracted to his boss’s new secretary, Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel). At a Karaoke party, one of Tom’s friends reveals to her that Tom has a crush on her. They start getting closer but Summer always believes that true love doesn’t exist. After dating for a while they split over some issues. Later they meet again in a co-worker’s wedding, where they dance together. Tom notices that she was wearing an engagement ring and leaves the place. He then decides that he would work as an architect. The movie moves on with Summer realizing that true love actually exists and Tom finding his own love.
4. Before Sunrise
It is a modern day love story propelled by a strong plot and brilliant acting. Two people Jesse, played by Ethan Hawke, and Celine, played by Julie Delpy, meet in Vienna and end up spending the whole day together. Jesse also tells Celine that he has to fly back the next morning. They tell each other about themselves and unfortunately it lasts for just a day since Jesse had to fly back to US. Both of them start liking each other so quickly, what is it really that makes them so close? Watch with your girlfriend and you will know.
Titanic is a love story of Rose (Kate Winslet) and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) who meet on the famous ocean liner. They both come from a very different social background but still get attracted towards each other. Rose is from a sophisticated family while Jack is a painter who won third class tickets for the voyage in a game. They get along pretty well and there was nothing standing between them except for the ill fated RMS Titanic itself. Directed by James Cameron, Titanic is a masterpiece to watch with your girlfriend.
2. Annie Hall
Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) is a comedian who falls in love with singer and photographer Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). This movie has humor throughout the story but it ends on a sad note. Things start to change when Annie decides to move in with the neurotic comedian. Alvy dislikes when his girlfriend smokes weed before sex every time. Annie starts studying again and falls for a professor in the university and they break up. Nevertheless, it is the film’s classic appeal which brings it to such a height on this list.
1. Life is Beautiful or La vita è bella
The 1997 movie is set in the 1930s Italy where Guido, a Jew, runs a bookstore. He marries a lovely woman who gives birth to his son. Soon things change when German troops start occupying Italy and they capture Guido and his five year old son. They are then sent to a concentration camp where he tries to save his son. This beautiful movie is known as one of the best movies of modern times. Life is Beautiful is not a romantic movie but is worth a watch with your girlfriend. After all, love for a child is greater than anything else.