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The Best Romantic Movies of All Time - Part 3
The Perfect Man (2004)
Sometimes life is not a bunch of flowers and there can be difficulties that are hard to face. No doubt, here are people who used to run away from their problems, just like Jean in "The Perfect Man". But is there a way to get things right? The answer is in this very romantic movie.
Jean (Heather Locklear) is a collective character depicting thousands of divorcées at a time. She is a loving mother of two girls, Holly (Hilary Duff) and Zoe. Apart from taking care of her daughters, she is in a search of true love and happiness, which is not so easy to be found. Her life is a vicious circle: she finds a boyfriend but for some reason they can't be together and Jean runs from her problems by moving to another city to deal with her disappointment. But one day she realizes it can't last a lifetime and she finds enough courage to build her life back up. Well, she is likely to find her perfect man either.
Never Been Kissed (1999)
How do you like the idea of going back to high school? Though it may seem all the same, but you surely discover something new, of course, apart from a handsome teacher and up to date youth. Ready for involving adventure? Enjoy a sweet, funny love movie "Never Been Kissed".
Drew Barrymore as Josie Geller is an undercover reporter writing about a life of a high school to help parents understand their kids' needs. To make her article more convincing, she enrolls in a school and becomes utterly engrossed in a new world around her. Yeap, Josie writes and article, but in her own way, which is far different from her initial plan. Though the plot is rather predictable, but the under-plot conceals a great idea, which is fresh at any time. If you favor movies ending up with a big happy sign, then you will be surely satisfied with this top romance comedy.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Love is not a thing to play with, but sometimes it takes time to understand this. "Cruel Intentions" is not a light-hearted romp to watch, awaiting for a final kiss and big sighs and happy cry in the end. This top romantic movie is intended to thrill you and keep you tense till the final credits.
Bitchy Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and her extremely handsome step-brother Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe) are both perfect seducers, breaking the hearts seems to be their hobby. But Kathryn thinks Sebastian is not able to trick a really good girl, like Annette (Reese Witherspoon), who claimed to keep her virginity till she finds a true love. This movie appeals to all teenagers due to the things it deals with like drugs, sex, cruelty, seduction and perfidy. Awesome acting, gorgeous soundtracks and involving plot will satisfy any viewer.
Save the Last Dance (2001)
There are movies that are not intended to win a number of awards and be nominated for even a greater number of them. But still, they have some good points and things to think about after watching. "Save the Last Dance" is one of those: romantic, problematic, musical, touching and sweet – it is a good slush movie.
After Sara (Julia Stiles) failed her first audition for Juilliard and discovered that her mother died in a car accident while driving to her tryout, she moves to her dad who lives in a black neighborhood. The last thing she dreams about is ballet, however dancing appears to be her calling that can't be easily crossed from her life. Strange it can be, but Sara finds inspiration in hip-hop, which is far beyond from ballet. Being a stunning mixture of dancing, this love movie is going to be a pleasant surprise for you.
If Only (2004)
Fate is unpredictable: on the one hand it can abruptly take away a life of a loved one, but on the other it can give you a rare second chance to change what you really need to change. Due to its serious issue and sweetest, touching moments "If Only" takes its place in the list of the best romantic movies of all time.
A twist of fate makes Ian (Paul Nicholls) comprehend what he really has: a beautiful, talented girl Samantha (Jennifer Love Hewitt) who is in love with him. But Ian is so involved in his work that he doesn't pay enough attention to Samantha, just takes her for granted. Sudden Samantha's death makes him realize what he had but lost. If only he could change everything... And he could. If you have a 'must-see' list of movies, add this one to enjoy.
The Painted Veil (2006)
"Sometimes the greatest journey is the distance between two people" is a tagline of this movie and an exact phrase to comprise the idea of this romantic drama. What makes "The Painted Veil" really one of the best romantic movies of all time is the exact consistency, adorable scenery and a wide range of tiny details of historic aspects revealed in this film.
If you are looking for actors with big names, you'll disappointed then, but if you are eager to see what true love is and how it grows then this is the right movie romance for you. After a poor love affair with a married man, Kitty (Naomi Watts) is punished by her husband (Edward Norton), who brings her away into a remote Chinese village to treat people from cholera. Little did they know about each other and this appears to be a nice place for them to discover more.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Looking for a good love movie to watch for tonight? Though not with a 'lovely' title, "10 Things I Hate About You" has more then enough love in it – two loving affair at a time! And both of them are interesting to watch.
This is a nice up to date teen flick based on the Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew", where Kat (Julia Stiles) is a real 'shrew'. Unsociable feminist, she was the perfect match for Patrick (Heath Ledger), a local bad boy. The second story line is presented by a new boy Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Kat's younger sister Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), who is 'a valley girl' in a movie. What a romantic movie is without cannot-help-to-sigh scenes and wonderful music, and what a Shakespeare's story is without poems! Here you will find everything.
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Those who appreciate only films tagged as 'Best Movies' should not avoid to watch "500 Days of Summer", which was claimed as one of 10 best movies of 2009. By the way, how many films do you know that managed to earn 27 times more its initial budget during its full opening weekend? Let it be the one.
This movie romance is the one Marc Webb debuted with and it hit the bull's-eye at once! First, it amazes by unusual nonlinear narration, where the views go through 500-day period of time in a kind of chaotic way, jumping from various days. Is it involving? Absolutely! Second, the chemistry between Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Summer (Zooey Deschanel) is truly great. Tom counts each day he spends with Summer and, as you can guess, there were half a hundred of them. The days of passion, affection, depression and anything else anyone can experience when being in love.
You never know what can be a turning point in your life, thus according to Peter Chelsom, a film director of "Serendipity", you should be very sensitive to slightest signs and faint stimuli you might have during your life span. Just like Jonathan (John Cusack) and Sara (Kate Beckinsale) did.
Being fussed over Christmas presents, both Jonathan and Sara meet at the department store, where they want to buy the same pair of gloves. Though both are involved in other relationships, they still decide to eat ice-cream together. Intentionally or not, but they go to Serendipity III restaurant to find later that their one-day meeting will turn into an absorbing seven year long adventure. Was their meeting just a fortunate accident or an intended twist of fate?
Groundhog Day (1993)
To say "Groundhog Day" is a top movie romance won't be enough to convey that witty humor, terrific bright plotting and charismatic cast. It's undoubtedly one of the best romantic movies for the last many years.
This is one of few movies that remain fresh even many years later and impress you by timeless philosophy underling the plot. Bill Murray, as Phil Connors, is a TV meteorologist who goes to the Groundhog day festival in Punxsutawney to cover the event. He is sick and tired of this assignment already, but this year is not a usual one. Phil finds himself re-living one and the same day – the groundhog day. While reliving this day again and again, Phil gradually turns from grumpy, egocentric man to a friendly, helpful person. But for this chance, he probably would never change for better.
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