My Top 5 Favorite Romance Films

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I don’t naturally gravitate towards this film genre but every now and then I do like a good romance. Especially on days like today when it’s a bit gloomy out, I’m all snuggled up in blankets, and just having a chill day.

So in the spirit of feeling all the feels, I’ve made a list of my top five most loved romance films. Leave a comment below saying what your favorite romance film is!

1. One Day (2011)

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Photo Credit: Fan Pop

This is such a touching film. It stars Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess who portray two longtime friends that slowly become something more than just friends.

It covers decades of their lives and really captures the beauty of how love changes throughout ones life. It’s genuine, heart breaking, and has characters that aren’t picture perfect like a lot of other romances.

2. The Holiday (2006)

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Photo Credit: IMDB

I literally have no idea how many times that I’ve seen this movie. Every time that I watch it I fall a little bit more in love with it. The Holiday is truly a feel good film. After watching it you have just a little more hope in love.

It has a star filled cast that includes: Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Cameron Diaz, and Jude Law. Kate and Cameron portray two women who reach low points in their romantic lives and decide to take an impulsive vacation during the holiday season. I love that this film has so much joy in it, Jack Black brings an element of comedy that gives the romance balance.

3. Like Crazy (2011)

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Like Crazy is a film about two young lovers whose relationship is made complicated by the fact that they are from different countries. Their resolve to be with one another is strained and tested by the struggle that they face to reach a common place in their lives.

I like this film because the acting and filming technique in the film is very naturalistic and it feels more like you are watching the progression of a real relationship than a movie.

4. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

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Photo Credit: Focus Features

I couldn’t make this list without including this amazing adaptation of the Classic Jane Austen novel, Pride & Prejudice. There’s not much to say about it. The acting, set design, costumes, and story line are all captivating.

5. Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Photo Credit: The Roosevelts
Photo Credit: The Roosevelts

This version of the Shakespeare classic Romeo and Juliet isn’t everyone’s taste but certainly is mine. It’s a little absurd and very entertaining. The over the top acting and combination of period/modern dialogue really makes this adaptation stand out from the other films that have been based on the play.

Oh and Leonardo Dicaprio is truly crush worthy as Romeo in this film! I think that the first time that I saw this movie was when I first fell in love with him!

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