Valentines day is coming up (February 14th), and as much as I'm not much of a romantic film lover, these films have been just too sweet to pass up.
Romantics Anonymous (2010)
Les émotifs anonymes
A bitter sweet French rom-com set in a chocolate factory that chronicles the awkward romance between two painfully shy people, both suffering from `hyper-emotionalism'.
Now a london musical production!
IMDB: 6.9/ 10 | Romance | Comedy
Not Another Happy Ending (2013)
A publisher realises his only author gets writer's block when she is happy. To continue her success, he comes up with ways to make her feel bad, the problem is: The worse he makes her feel, the more he realises he is in love with her.
IMDB: 6.3/10 | Romance | Comedy
Amelie (2001) Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
A fanciful comedy about a young woman who discretely orchestrates the lives of the people around her, creating a world exclusively of her own making. Shot in over 80 Parisian locations, acclaimed director Jean-Pierre Jeunet envokes his incomparable visionary style to capture the exquisite charm and mystery of modern-day Paris through the eyes of a beautiful ingenue.
IMDB: 8.3/10 | Romance | Fantasy
ps: this is one of my favourite films.
Big Fish (2003)
When Edward Bloom becomes ill, his son, William, travels to be with him. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated stories about his life, and William thinks he's never really told the truth. Even on his deathbed, Edward recounts fantastical anecdotes. When William, who is a journalist, starts to investigate his father's tales, he begins to understand the man and his penchant for storytelling.
IMDB: 8.0/10 | Fantasy | Adventure
ps: My favourite Tim Burton film
Beautiful princess Rapunzel has been locked away in a tower since she was captured as a baby by an old hag. Her magical long blonde hair has the power to provide eternal youth, and the evil Gothel uses this power to keep her young. At the age of 18, Rapunzel becomes curious about the outside world, and when a prince uses her tower as a refuge, she asks him to help her escape.
IMDB: 7.8/10 | Adventure | Comedy
ps: Possibly one of the most natural romances I've seen in a Disney film - I had to put at least one in!
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother.
IMDB: 7.0/10 | Comedy | Romance
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Bill Parrish, businessman and devoted family man, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. However, before he reaches that landmark, he is visited by Death (Brad Pitt), who has taken human form as Joe Black, a young man who recently died. Joe and Bill make a deal: Bill will be given a few extra days of his life, and Joe will spend the same time getting to know what it's like to be human. It seems like a perfect arrangement, until Joe falls in love -- with Bill's daughter.
IMDB: 7.2/10 | Drama | Fantasy | Romance
Bells are ringing (1960)
Ella Peterson is an operator for an answering service run by her cousin, Sue. Lacking excitement in her personal life, Ella starts becoming involved in the lives of the service's clients, including a struggling playwright, Jeffrey Moss. As Ella gets in over her head dealing with a bookie posing as a record producer, she tries to hide her real identity. That becomes more difficult when she begins to fall in love with Jeffrey.
IMDB: 7.1/ 10 | Comedy | Musical | Romance
ps: my favourite musical!