Romance is often rejected as much as long, boring, boring. Personally, I like to date. It is amazing to get a glimpse of the lives of people who lived in the past or centuries, to look at themselves and look at the different lifestyles that existed at that time.
Emotions feel very raw, loving, and real and this makes for such an amazing and emotional experience that manages to stay with you for a long, long time. So with all that is said now, let’s take a look at the list of the best love Romance moments ever made.
I saw ‘Brooklyn’ twice, and it’s amazing how recent visits have changed my views on Romance movies. I first saw it at the time of its release in the middle of all the bumps and thought it was too heavy. Maybe I did not have the right attitude or expected more. I now see ‘Brooklyn’ as a legend that touches the heart of love, desires, and ambitions. The movie is about a young Irish woman named Ellis who moved to Brooklyn in search of work and a life that her country could not afford. Soon, she is in love with an Italian American man named Tony Fiorello.
Things are getting worse soon as their relationship becomes more complex and Ellis is forced to make harsh decisions that could change her life permanently. Sooirse Ronan is fascinated by the lead role and portrays Ellis’ character in astonishing depth, capturing all the hidden sounds and shadows. Director John Crowley keeps things simple as he allows the story to flow at his own pace, without overexposing the magnificent objects.
9. The English Patient (1996)
People often criticize ‘The English Patient’ for being overly emotional, dramatic, and Oscar-baity but I strongly disagree with this. I think it’s a well-made movie that makes the best love tales and even though it comes out very long, yet it’s a very moving cinema piece.
It shows the relationship between a nurse and her critically ill patient after surviving a plane crash during World War II. The characters are very well placed and while the direction seems to be confusing in places, the games make their mistakes and if something good and aspiring like this could be Oscar-baity, one would not care.
8. A Room With a View (1985)
James Ivory has made some very interesting, emotional moments and the ‘Vision Room’ is probably sitting on top of his most prominent oeuvre. The Romance movie depicts the closed and conservative culture of the Edwardian era of England where a young woman falls in love with a handsome young man. Jhabvala’s well-crafted, intelligent script is masterfully handled by Ivory with subtle and captivating celestial power.
Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith, and Julian Sands get the perfect tone of the movie and their performance rewards the movie with its incomparable art and love Romance.
One of the most popular love romance shows ever made, ‘Gone With the Wind’ continues to move, entertain and attract viewers with the green energy of the play and its ability to capture the essence of the love that makes it so accessible.
While I have my own opinion that it is a work of art that is not yet fully developed, I do agree that its parts work brilliantly, especially to the point where Clark Gable rejected Vivien Leigh as she wept before collecting them, hoping to have a better future. It is very much captivated by a sense of drama that you can’t help but feel attracted to its painful loyalty and charming charm.
6. Days of Heaven (1978)
When you think of Terrence Malick’s movie, in addition to the news, it’s the images that come to mind. Even a movie like ‘Days of Heaven’, which is well-run, is still remembered for its captivating atmosphere and beautiful mirrors. Malick, like Andrei Tarkovsky, has the ability to tell a story using a single image. And there are a lot of stories hidden in the beautiful pictures you see in ‘Days of Heaven’.
The romance movie, produced in 1916, tells the story of a blacksmith who asks his girlfriend to marry their boss so that they can inherit his money, as he is sick and will not live for more than a year. I will not go into the details here as that would be a test of emptiness.
The movie is very close to ‘Badlands’ in terms of strategy and art as Malick focuses on a simple plot while trying to successfully use his vision to tell a story. Basically, you can split Malick’s movie into two: before ‘Days of Heaven’ and after ‘Days of Heaven’.
While his post-hiatus career is always divisive, his first movies, though less ambitious, are available and give you insight into his cinematic perspective. So be sure to start checking out his movie either with ‘Badlands’ or ‘Weather Days’.
5. The Age of Innocence (1993)
The Age of Innocence is one romance movie that shows how Martin Scorsese is a person with a deep personality and emotional depth. Such beauty. Such beauty. Such deceptive tactics. This is one of the greatest romances ever. The movie tells the story of a young lawyer who falls in love with a cousin of the woman he promised.
Their secret relationships go through various stages but the worst part here is the great trauma of their emotions. Too bad, it’s really painful and honest and you can’t help but feel it. Daniel Day-Lewis is beyond intelligence and presents a subtle, well-deserved performance by Michelle Pfeiffer who is always reliable.
One of the best Romance shows of the century, ‘Penalty’ is an amazing movie based on the power of uncooked, cruel, and nude human emotions. The movie tells the story of a young girl growing up jealous of her older sister’s relationship with a man and how a minor incident continues to change their lives forever.
There are times in the movie when they can just hit you hard and leave you completely broken and spiritually damaged. ‘Atonement’ is reinforced by dramas depicting works from Keira Knightley and James Ivory that elevate the movie to a much higher level.
3. The Remains of the Day (1993)
Remains of the Day is about a trustworthy steward who engages in romantic relationships with a housekeeper and is emotionally torn between his life and working for his master. But things get worse when his master’s dark secrets are revealed and he begins to question himself and his honest work in the house.
James Ivory masterfully captures the raw theme of the drama here and the screenplay of Ruth Prawer Jhabwala depicts characters’ arguments with flawless and accurate details. Great Anthony Hopkins brings the neglected performance here which may be one of his best works.
The words will never describe the feeling of watching ‘Phantom Thread’. Paul Thomas Anderson continues to showcase his versatility in moviemaking while maintaining the qualities of auteurists in his works. It’s really hard to imagine that the same director doing ‘Magnolia’, ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘There’s going to be Blood’. In ‘Phantom Thread’, Anderson explores the mysterious intricacies of romance in a very broad and intimate way.
The movie, set in the 50s in London, tells the story of Reynolds Woodcock, a costume designer who served to perfect his career. His life changes forever when he falls head over heels to Alma, the waiter. Things, however, only get worse as Woodcock’s stupidity and self-control make life very difficult for Alma.
Anderson never uses emotions here. He presents a series of complex, lovable characters and takes their lives with amazing intimacy, as we sympathize with them all, without their flaws. Daniel-Day Lewis, who retired from acting after the movie, is truly amazing as he takes on the theme of Woodcock’s character and its various nuances. ‘
1. The New World (2005)
The entire movie by Terrence Malick is an experience. Malick is not just a moviemaker with a passion for weaving but a writer who uses cinema visuals to create such a profound experience that he can stay with you for a long, long time. The ‘New World’, in many ways, is a flawed art form.
It’s Malick in his most tested so there are times it works like pure magic but it’s still confusing in places. What is impressive about this movie is the way Malick recorded the romantic theme in such a delicate way by creating such a beautiful bedtime, beautiful image.