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10 Best Romantic Films of The 21st Century to Watch Now


Romantic genre is the most popular and beloved genre in cinema. Even though It is being over-discussed, people are still fascinated by its charm & watch it to this day. A romantic feature can sometimes relate to your life or be entertaining to you. Then there are films with bitter endings and others with happy endings that leave you in tears. Besides, some of the cliche love story movies that have repetitive storylines, we decided to go a different route and list out the 10 best romantic films of the 21st century that you might not have seen yet.

Note: The following films are not ranked in any particular order.

 

La La Land

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I consider La La Land to be one of the best romantic musical films ever made. This movie will delight you from beginning to end. Damien Chazelle, the director of this movie, has done an excellent job with the screenplay and his artistic approach. In particular, his prologue and epilogue are so beautifully presented. There is no doubt that the epilogue will be talked about by everyone who watched the movie. You never know what is going to happen at the end. A special mention should be made for Justin Hurwitz, who contributed soothing music to this movie. On top of that, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone have both performed excellently in this film. They will surely make you fall in love with their acting.

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, and more.

Plot: A pianist and an aspiring actress fall in love with each other and try to reconcile their both different careers for the future.

500 Days of Summer

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The movie 500 Days of Summer is one of the best romantic films you should never miss. There is something unique about the screenplay and the narrative structure of this film. Because this isn’t your usual cliche love story movie. It is rather an unconventional romance that should be viewed by audiences. It shows the true colors of being in love, showing the realities of relationships and the expectations of being in love. In the narration, it’s evident how love decreases over time and that not everyone will have a constant relationship as always. A perfect film that represents the real meaning of love.

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, and more.

Plot: Relationship between a girl who doesn’t believe in true love and a boy who falls in love with her.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the most enjoyable romantic comedy movie of all time. It is a film you won’t want to miss. Many people lauded the filmmaker for depicting realistic and true elements without fictionalizing them. The movie illustrates reality with real-life elements like sexual abuse, mental illness, alcohol, and drugs. There may be moments when a teen will encounter one of these elements along the way, yet they may also share a dark side. The three main characters, Logan, Emma, and Ezra, gave phenomenal performances.

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, and more.

Plot: A shy introvert student becomes friends with two students who shows him a new world.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Crazy, Stupid Love best romantic movie

Stupid, Crazy, Love is a romantic comedy you cannot afford to miss. Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone among many other great actors make the movie hilarious to watch. Crazy, Stupid, Love will be enjoyed even by those who do not typically watch rom-coms. Particularly, it is the funny moments and the wonderful performances of the actors that make people love this movie. The title, Crazy, Stupid, Love, tells you what the movie is about.

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and more.

Plot: A Husband life’s changes when his wife asks him for a divorce. He wants to start a new life with the help of his new friend.

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook best romantic movie

Silver Linings Playbook is among the best exhilarating romantic films ever released. I have to say that the director did an excellent job of narrating the story. It is regarded as one of the greatest releases of 2012 by the public. It was made so interesting to watch this film when you had some free time by the cast and their performances, direction, and screenplay. There’s no doubt that you’ll enjoy the whole movie.

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, and more.

Plot: A teacher who worked in mental institution gets back to his home to reconcile with his ex-wife. The teacher meets a new girl who has some problems.

A Star is Born

A STAR IS BORN best romantic movies

In 2018, a movie called “A Star is Born” became one of the best musical movies in the decade. A movie like this is especially meaningful to those who are musicians or singers. Bradley Cooper, the movie’s leading actor, also directed it. Rarely do films become successful when they are directed and acted by the same person. But in the case of A Star Is Born, everything worked out and the movie has become one of the best romantic films of the 21st century. This movie is a great choice for music lovers.

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Cast: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, and more.

Plot: A story about how a musician helps aspiring young singer to get fame and success. While he has some serious issues with alcohol and drugs.

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars best romantic movie

I have to say this, You’re gonna weep a lot in this film. The Fault in Our Stars is one of those most emotional movies released in 2014. All I can say if you want to experience true classic storytelling. Then, the fault in our stars is the perfect movie to watch. I praise the director and actors for the incredible screenplay and performance. There is no doubt you will cry at the end of this movie, which makes it one of the saddest films of all time. I urge you to watch this film as soon as possible.

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Cast: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, and more.

Plot: The journey of two cancer-afflicted teenagers who meet at a cancer support group.

The Notebook

The Notebook best romantic movie

The Notebook is probably the first romantic film to have introduced the idea of high-class female and low-class men falling in love. A very well-made romantic movie, indeed. It’s not only a love story, but also a dramatic story that is so heartwarming you’ll be left in tears at the end. Besides having a wonderful plot, the actors also deliver amazing performances. There’s more to it than just a cliche love story, as it’s a smart plot you ought to see. No matter what your personal taste is, you’ll enjoy watching this heartwarming tale, which makes it one of the best romantic films.

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Cast: Ryan Gosling, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, and more.

Plot: A poor young men fall in love with rich women. The movie discusses caste and social differences.

Before Sunrise/ Before Sunset/ Before Midnight

 Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight

Watching Before Sunrise/Before Sunset/Before Midnight is definitely the best love story trilogy ever created. I think this is one of the greatest romantic dramas ever made. The story is about a train journey that brings together men and women. It is sure that you will be enthralled by every moment and performance. It was started in 1995 and concluded in 2013 with Before Midnight. This amazing romantic franchise is well worth watching.

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, and more.

Plot: Journey about men and women who first met on a train.

Amélie

Amélie best romantic movies

Amélie is not just a romantic movie, but a film that embodies the elements of optimism, positivity, and faith. The movie is about a girl who has a fear of being exposed to the sun but ends up discovering her true love. Especially if you’re a girl, you need to watch this movie right now. I enjoyed watching Amelie for its cheery moments and its unique plot. Almost everyone has seen Amelie movie, but there are also a lot of people who have not watched it.

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Cast: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, and more.

Plot: Amelie, a girl who is innocent in Paris discovers love.

 

Honorable Mentions :

  • Spectacular Now
  • Blue Valentine
  • Knocked Up
  • The Shape of Water
  • A Walk to Remember

 

Which is your favourite Romantic Movie ?

 

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Let me know your opinion and your favorite movie. You can drop down your suggestions if you would like to.


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Jodie Paterson
1 year ago

I LOVED LaLa Land so much! My partner didn’t enjoy it very much, but I feel it was the perfect homage to all the old musicals.