Romance is like heartbeats of cinema that has already owned its palace in the movies. Right from the early days of cinema, it is one genre which continues to be popular even until today. In its place are wide varieties of new and exploratory romance films – comedies, dramas and beyond – that seek to repackage old storytelling tropes or invent entirely new ones. Some of them are even greater than the classics of the 20th century, especially when it comes to style. Here we have compiled the list of top 10 best romantic movies of 21st Century.
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Silver Linings Playbook is an American romantic comedy-drama which was an adaption of the novel The Silver Linings Playbook, by Matthew Quick. The film has one of the most refreshing movies without having stereotypes romantic flicks. The trio Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence showed the world something more than they are. Lawrence is in portrayal the moody widow Tiffany, an inspiring dancer, who manages to attract both Bradley Cooper and audiences. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress which marked her second Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe in the same category.
2. La La Land (2016)
La La Land, one of the finest romantic comedy-drama that for the people who don’t like musical shows but will definitely give wide smile after watching this movie. The film is starring Emma Stone and Gosling as an uncompromising jazz pianist role. Emma Stone, a musician who falls in love in Los Angeles with a jazz pianist, scrapes by playing cocktail piano gigs in dingy bars. Gosling’s dazzling performance has been earning critical praise and making audiences swoon as the tortured romantic. But the story takes turn places when success mounts and they dream, they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
3. Before Trilogy: Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset” (2004) and “Before Midnight” (2013)
Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed film trilogy starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Each film is spaced nine years apart and chronicles the developing love story of two people who meet on a train in Europe one fateful summer. “Before Trilogy”, Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004), and Before Midnight (2013) a rightfully heralded documentation of falling in love and all that goes with it. Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as Jesse and Celine, an American boy and French girl who form the kind of instant connection most of us can only dream of. The films give us the best of both worlds.
4. Love Actually (2003)
Love Actually is the ultimate rom-com by Richard Curtis, who also brought us Four Weddings & A Funeral, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’ Diary. It begins five weeks before Christmas and is played out in a weekly countdown until the holiday, followed by an epilogue that takes place one month later. It delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are shown to be interlinked as their tales progress. The ensemble cast of Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, Kiera Knightley, Emma Thompson and Laura Linney were simply marvelous as the principal characters of the seemingly distributed love story.
5. 500 Days of Summer (2009)
500 Days of Summer presents a realistic picture of life which turns around the stress of a relationship, break-up and the strength of mind to move on. This is a story of boy meets girl, begins the wry, probing narrator of 500 Days of Summer, and with that, the film takes, off at breakneck speed into a funny, true to life and unique dissection of the unruly and unpredictable year-and-a-half of one young man who falls for a woman. She doesn’t believe true love exists but ends on a note of hope when Tom meets Autumn, suggesting perhaps summer wasn’t his season after all.
6. 50 First Dates (2004)
50 First Dates, the title itself reveals its story. The love between a womanizing veterinarian and an amnesiac girl is touching but the narration leaves the audience in tears of mirth. A lady Adam Sandler as a lothario veterinarian who is patient with a rare brain disorder that wipes her memory cleans every night. Roth meets her and fallen in love with her but never misuse her mental condition but becoming a loving, devoted boyfriend to a woman with a disability. The movie presents something that connects an audience with its emotions including love and fear to lose it.
7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is considered as the greatest films of the 21st century. It follows an estranged couple who have erased each other from their memories, then, started dating again. Joel (Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Winslet) has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Wilkinson), to have Clementine removed from his own memory.
8. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall follows is a hilarious tale of anxiety where we could find out Rudd in the role of a surf instructor to the love-lorn Segel named Kunu. The film is story a about a Peter who went on Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. But he also found her with her ex there. The things take a comic turn when the trio stays in the same hotel. But at the end of the movie love finds its place and they both came up together with confession both love each other, ends as they embrace and kiss.
9. Knocked Up (2007)
Knocked Up is hilarious, poignant and refreshing romantic flick about two opposite poles coming in contact with each other and attempting to build up a relationship over the pregnancy issue. Rudd embodies with perfection their anguish and yearning for freedom who is tired of his everyday married life. It follows the repercussions of a drunken one-night stand between a slacker and a just-promoted media personality that results in an unintended pregnancy. This leads to a road of realization where the men understand the importance of accepting responsibility in a relationship and being mature.
10. Easy A (2010)
Easy A is something more than romance as it’s a tale of teenage love story. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is re-imagined as a contemporary high school comedy in this tale of a scheming student who lie about losing her virginity gets out. She decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. Emma stone’s leading role gives her a chance her to prove her comic timing and wittiness.