With Valentines day around the corner I’ve decided to publish my list of love movies that are thought-provoking and tear driven.
1. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Straight from the Heart), Netflix, 1999. As with all Bollywood movies it starts out silly and cheesy but if you stay tuned for the entire flick your heart will receive quite a deep message about love.
2. A Man and a Woman (Un Homme et une Femme), Netflix, 1966. French classic that will have you humming the tune in your head for hours afterward, if not in rare moments when suddenly you think “What am I doing!”
3. The English Patient, Netflix, 1996.
4. Love Film (Szerelmesfilm), Netflix, 1970. Hungary’s version of Love Story.
5. Love (Szerelem), Netflix, 1971. Another Hungarian film from this time period with quite an impactful ending.
6. Pride and Prejudice, Masterpiece Theater/Netflix, 1995. If you have never watched this film before, you have to view the best version with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.
7. Fanny, Netflix, 1961. Love in France is bittersweet but forever binding.
8. Happily Ever After, Netflix, 2005. French again and quite bizarre but well made and realistic.
9. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Netflix, 1964. If you are a Catherine Deneuve fan, I think this is her first movie. It isn’t the perfect love movie but I think it is well worth the watch as romantic movies will go. This has a similar theme to Fanny.
10. A Room with a View, Netflix, 1986.
There are so many more I could have chosen to put on this list but I decided to go with titles that people probably would never see unless someone told them about it. Some of my choices here will make you think at the end and have you processing it for hours after. Some will make you smile and hum the tune. All are quite cerebral as romance generally is. Love is never easy when there is so much passion and intrigue involved.