On a random day, what would you rather do: watch a movie or read a book? A movie would be a go-to option for almost every other person! I mean, everyone likes watching a good movie, right? And romance is a very well-liked genre, be it teenagers or old couples. Some souls literally thrive on love stories, like a cup of hot coffee on a sleepless night or bright sunshine on a cold, windy day! Here’s a curated list of the best romantic movies from the 2000s that you should watch with your family, friends or your better half:
1. AMÉLIE (2001):
With a rating of 8.3 on IMDb, this French movie is a simple story describing the life of Amélie Poulain who has a knack of helping strangers in need of help. This altruistic habit of hers leads her to find a box of childhood memorabilia hidden by a boy who lived in her apartment decades ago. Amélie resolves to track down the boy and return the box to him and in the way, she finds a love made for her.
2. LOVE ACTUALLY (2003):
A lovely Christmas watch, Love Actually is a film depicting the pure and uncomplicated love of friends and families. Showcasing the stories of multiple couples, some of which are connected in ways, this is a perfect watch with your partner or even your families if you dare enough to build up love bridges among all of them.
3. THE NOTEBOOK (2004):
After having read the book already, most of you would be feeling ecstatic. For those who haven’t done that, this is one of those old-school love stories where the hero, Noah (Ryan Gosling) falls for the heroine, Allie (Rachel McAdams), and the villain is the father of the girl. But it doesn’t end there as the story carries on to reveal a twist at the end. The simplicity of the story is what makes it all the more special. With an IMDb rating of 7.9, this movie is a must watch even for those who do not like romantic movies. Who knows, this could be a start for those in this genre!
4. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004):
This story binds science fiction and romance. Rated 8.3 by IMDb, this story revolves around the lives of Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) and Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet), both of whom were deeply in love until they get involved in a fight. That is when both of them decide to undergo a medical procedure which rubs off all the memories of their relationship. However as the procedure goes on, Joel realises he wants to hold on to some of the happier memories and thus begins his endeavour to restore his relationship. Watch the movie to find out if he can or not.
5. P.S. I LOVE YOU (2007):
P.S. : Gerard Butler fans, one more to add to your list.
Have you ever laughed and cried at the same time? If not, get ready to experience it. Gerry and Holly are one of those convenient couples until one day Gerry dies and leaves numerous letters for her to receive, one each day. It is through these letters that their love story unravels and Holly finds the way to move on and find herself. A complete movie, this one isn’t only for lovers, but also for any of you out there in search of a good story.
6. THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (2008):
A story totally thought out of the box, this movie is a great watch for anyone who loves extraordinary films. The story and livelihood of Benjamin Button, a simple guy who happens to be aging backward is the plot of the story. Starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, this is a film to be watched and cherished.
7. 500 DAYS OF SUMMER (2009):
Who denies the existence of love? Well, a lot of people do. While some others are ardent believers. 500 Days of Summer is one such story of two people, one believing in love while the other doesn’t. A perfect watch for those who enjoy rom-coms.
8. SERENDIPITY (2001):
“A simple romance story with a little bit of comedy on top”. Serendipity is the story of a couple who believe in destiny, something that drives them apart. The movie goes on as they try to find each other and…. Well, watch the movie to find out!
9. DEFINITELY MAYBE (2008):
An ideal watch during holidays, this movie is another member of the rom-com genre. As a man who has divorced his wife remembers his past while telling about it to his daughter, his feelings reignite. Starring the “Deadpool” hero Ryan Reynolds, this humour-filled love story is a must-watch.
10. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (2005):
Based on the classic by Jane Austen having the same name, Pride and Prejudice is the story of Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) and Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen), a love story between two different classes of the society. People having a knack for movies with old English backdrops and also for those in search of classic storylines, this one’s for you, folks!