Holiday season has arrived and this is the time where families get together and people are looking for love. What better way to find some inspiration in finding that love then with some romantic movies?
Not all the movies on this list are pure romantic movies, some are comedy dramas with a romantic twist. Nevertheless, all of the entries contain enough heat that we don’t feel bad recommending them.
Here are Screen Rant’s 10 Romantic Movies You Should See From 2015
THE AGE OF ADALINE
A freak accident leaves a young woman without the ability to age. Doesn’t sound like a bad problem to be young forever, but Blake Lively makes you feel the struggles and sadness Adaline is going through. She’s always on the run and has given up on finding love.
This is a beautifully shot movie. Director Lee Toland Krieger moves does a great job of telling the through the changing styles and spectacular visuals of old and new San Francisco. It’s one of those rare romantic movies where sex, violence, or bad language don’t make an appearance. Even though it’s fairly predictable how the story ultimately will end, the journey to it is satisfactory and filled with a genuine and sweet moments.
BEFORE WE GO
Chris Evan’s directorial debut (yes, Captain America made a movie) is a romantic pleaser. Starring opposite Alice Eve in this tale of an unlikely chance encounter at a subway. Two strangers stranded for the night with nowhere to go embark on a journey throughout NYC.
What could happen when you get two good-looking people together with nothing to do for an entire night? Of course sparks will fly, right? While the concept sounds predictable, the outcome isn’t clear-cut. It’s hard not to root for these two to end up together at the end, but its intriguing to see them navigate and help each other through their personal issues, all in one night.
In an Oscar worthy performance by Saoirse Ronan, this romantic drama is as much about finding love as it is about finding your place in the world.
Ronan plays Eilis, a young Irish woman who immigrates to Brooklyn. While the story takes place in the 1950s, it can easily be applied in today’s day and age. Eilis meets a Yankee loving Italian guy who makes her start to forget about feeling like an outcast in her new country. Eilis’s struggle between going back to Ireland or staying for her new man definitely pulls on the heartstrings.
After the flop that was Maleficent, Disney does everything right with the live-action version of Cinderella. A mainly British cast, lead by Lily James as Cinderella, dazzles with this refreshing take on the Disney princess.
It’s a wonderfully-compiled film with plenty of magical sets and costumes, but it’s Cinderella that steals your heart. Prince Charming isn’t as charming as his name makes him to be, though his unaware ways make him endearing. Disney can make anyone feel warm and fuzzy, but Cinderella is not only heartwarming, but also entertaining. A romantic movie for both the Disney and non-Disney lover.
A story of two women who fall in love amid the controversy that follows one of them. Cate Blanchette and Rooney Mara are spectacular as the forbidden lovers. The film’s story takes place in 1950s New York, which seems like a theme for romantic movies in 2015.
Carol is as sensual and tense as it gets for a romantic movie. Just the mere interaction between Blanchette and Rooney’s characters is romantically charged enough to convey the passion just with a few stares. It’s an ambitious film by Todd Haynes that explores a romantic bond between two women during times when it was considered criminal for two people of the same-sex to engage in romantic relationships.
Will Smith and Margot Robbie are expert con artists that scheme their way through life. So on the surface this doesn’t look like a romance of any sorts, but it is. At the core of the movie is the relationship between Smith and Robbie’s characters. It’s a gender battle for supremacy with mutual attraction and love hidden beneath the surface of their relationship.
THE LONGEST RIDE
There couldn’t be a romantic movies list without a Nicholas Sparks movie in it. The Longest Ride is yet another Sparks novel turned into a movie. A bull rider and a NYC-bound college girl getting together? Only in a Sparks movie this can happen. Britt Robertson and Clint’s boy Scott Eastwood are the only ones that can make this romance work.
This film isn’t a huge leap from the style of other Sparks adaptations; it actually falls in line with the others, which isn’t a bad thing. How bad can it be to watch two good looking young people find love in the unlikeliest of ways? Sparks makes it happen and it’s worth at least a rental for a hot date night.
One of those coming-of-age movies where a mystery search for a girl will decide if friendship or love will prevail. Margo (Cara Delevingne) and Quentin (Nat Wolff) are a cute pair of naïve teens who run and hide from each other with the hope of love guiding Quentin to her. It’s not like The Fault In Our Stars, which is what the filmmakers were going for, but it’s still a romantic adventure that pleasing and entertaining not only for the teenage audience. Thanks to an excellent performance from current it-girl Cara Delevingne, this movie will probably be on a lot of teenage girls’ top 10 lists this year.
SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE
A rom-com with Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie attempting to swear off any hookups in hopes to finding love. It’s a portrayal of modern-day dating and relationships. The hot and cold relationship between Sudeikis and Brie is fairly authentic and relatable. Can they swear off hookups or are they so prone to them that they can’t change their ways?
From a movie that made under a million at the box office to one that made over a $109 million more. Amy Schumer was the queen of the summer and it was mainly due to this film. A hilarious take on modern dating from a female perspective.
A commitmentless lifestyle gets put to the test as Amy meets a successful sports doctor that is starting to change her thinking on dating. Plus, he’s LeBron’s doctor and buddy so that can’t hurt his credibility. This is a must-see, and for those few people who have managed not to see the film yet, were you trapped in a cave or something? Date night? Friend night? Trainwreck is a movie for any night.
honorable mention: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
This might be a controversial title, but it does at least belong in an honorable mention. Mommy porn or not, bookstores sell the book in the romance novels sections, while it’s plainly clear that it’s erotica. As far as the movie goes, it would be hard to recommend to anyone that this mindless soft core porn would be a date night favorite, but it still falls under the “romance” genre on Rotten Tomatoes, so it belongs right?
Now if someone can recommend some acting classes for the lead actors then that might be worth a wait for the sequel.
Do you agree with the mentioned titles or are there some stellar romantic movies missing from this list? Share your thoughts and critiques in the comments section below.