Movie Review: 7 Romantic Movies For The Big Day

You know what week it is; we all do (The Review is a lover-friendly space, after all). Plans have been made. Gifts have been bought, and you’re looking for that perfect film to either kick off a romantic evening or be a nightcap to a fun night.  A Netflix and Chill movie, if you will. I’ve got you covered here. No need to endlessly scroll through Netflix looking for something. Here are seven films that will captivate you both and set the right kind of mood.

La La Land

La La Land

If by some chance you haven’t seen the six-time Oscar-winning film, La La Land, stop what you’re doing right now, and watch it! The movie follows Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) as they fall in love and pursue a relationship amidst the cutthroat background of Hollywood and dreams of stardom.

50 First Dates (2004)

50 First Dates (2004)

Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) has to get creative while dating Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore) because of her short-term memory loss, which makes her forget who he is and how they fell in love. Though heartbreaking, it’s tough not to get swept away by his exhaustive attempts at recreating the perfect first date for her.

Eternal Sunshine

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Considered one of the most innovative love stories ever, this film follows Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate
Winslet) throughout various stages of their relationship. While its depiction memorable for scenes involving mind-erasing.

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Based on James Baldwin’s novel of the same name, this film follows a young man and woman, Fonny (Stephan James) and Tish (KiKi Layne), who fall in love despite barriers: Fonny is wrongfully arrested for rape while Tish learns she is pregnant with Fonny’s child. The non-linear narrative includes their respective families’ reactions and attempts to help. Regina King won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Tish’s mother.

The Notebook (2004)

If you’re searching for a romantic Valentine’s Day movie, The Notebook is one of those films you can watch over and over again and still get all the feels. It’s got passion, drama, a whirlwind romance, and an enduring love story — what more could you want?

Bride and Prejudice (2004) 

You might already be acquainted with Pride and Prejudice—but each adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel offers new wisdom (and swoon-worthy moments). Directed by Gurinder Chadha, Bride and Prejudice follows sisters in Amritsar, India, trying to forge their trails while also dealing with social conventions.

 Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks as Annie and Sam keep hopeless romantics restless throughout this classic thanks to their
“will they, won’t they” dance. Spoiler alert: One of our favourite scenes is when Sam’s son calls the radio station where Annie works to help find his widowed father a partner. Plus, we’re obsessed with the sweet ending.

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Boluwatife Adesina is a media writer and the helmer of the Downtown Review page. He’s probably in a cinema near you.


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Boluwatife Adesina is a media writer and the helmer of the Downtown Review page. He’s probably in a cinema near you.

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