Thursday, 19 May 2011

Future Classics

Some romantic movies are honored by being called “timeless classics”, forever to be remembered; to be watched endless times, by countless people. This made me think, which romantic movies in the present time will become future classics? Here follows my top five picks.

The Note Book (2004) won MTV’s best kiss award and crawled into every viewers’ heart, young and old. No person was immune to this remarkable love story about Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams). Two lovers separated by World War II to later be passionately reunited again.

Love Actually (2003) is my personal favourite. The British, romantic comedy looks into the lives of various couples and single persons, to reveal enchanting aspects of love. Best part: Jamie (Collin Firth) asking Aurélia (Lúcia Moniz) to be his wife, in Portuguese. I also enjoyed the part where Hugh Grant (the British Prime Minister) shook his booty. The movie was even nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

P.S I Love You (2007) is a story about loss and triumph. A young widow (Hilary Swank) discovers that her late husband (Gerard Butler) had left her 10 love letters intending to help her move on with her life. Be cautious though, tears and snot will flow, as this is a tear jerker at its best.

Juno (2007) starred Ellen Page as a teenager who, after having sex for the first time, falls pregnant. This isn’t you typical boy and girl movie, it’s so much more than that. The movie intertwines the young “couple”, their baby and its possible adoptive parents in a heartwarming ball of laughs and truth.

Sweet Home Alabama (2002) is Southern food for the soul. Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) returns to her childhood home to divorce Jake (Josh Lucas), her ruggedly handsome true love, so that she can marry her fiancé Andrew (Patrick Dempsey). The story gives just the right amount of warm and fuzzies, tinged with appropriate comedic moments.

So, there you have my top five picks for future romantic classics. Which movies would make your top five?

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