Not all romantic movies need to be cheesy. And even if you wanna watch something cheesy, you watch that something cheesy! Nobody here is judging you for sitting with your tissue box and tub of ice cream while you binge watch these beautiful, tear-jerking, romantic movies that are available on Prime Video. Get that subscription to use already.
One of the most adorable romantic-comedies, “What If” follows the growing friendship between Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), who finally decides to give love another chance after several failed relationships, and Chantry (Zoe Kazan) who actually already has a boyfriend (oops!). Watch this movie for some major “aww” moments and huge laughs with Adam Driver.
Made by one of the most renowned romantic filmmakers Bollywood has ever seen, “Pyaasa” is Guru Dutt’s most popular (and rightly so) movie. Vijay (Guru Dutt) is a rejected, destitute poet who fails to get his work published. On a strange turn of events, he meets and finds acceptance from Gulabo (Waheeda Rehman), a prostitute who has fallen in love, both with him and his poetry. Despite being a production of 1957 “Pyaasa” has outstanding cinematography and music that will hit you right in the feels. Watch this movie to fulfill your daily dose of vintage classics.
Life in a Year
Daryn (Jaden Smith) is living the perfect life – he has a great family, good grades, nice car, and now even a gorgeous girlfriend, Isabelle (Cara Delevingne). Sounds almost too perfect? Well, no. Daryn finds out that Isabelle is dying of a terminal illness, so he must set out to make sure she gets the best experiences of her life. Add “Life in a Year” to your list of cheesy, romantic guilty pleasures to get similar kicks that “The Fault in Our Stars” offered.
Matthias and Maxime
Matthias (Xavier Dolan) and Maxime (Gabriel D’Almeida Freitas) have been great friends with their own personal lives. However, this friendship is put to test when they are made to kiss on screen for the shoot of a film. “Matthias and Maxime” is a tender rendition of a conflicting relationship between two friends that are struggling to understand their sexualities, and more than that, their feelings for each other.
“Her”, an Academy Award winning movie, revolves around Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer, with an impending divorce with his childhood sweetheart (Rooney Mara). After learning the advanced abilities of his new Artificial Intelligence system (voiced by Scarlett Johanson), Theodore begins to fall in love with her. If I could summon all the forces of the romantic poets of the past, I probably still won’t be able to describe what a gorgeously haunting movie “Her” is.
Caution: If you’re going through a heartbreak, do NOT watch this movie.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Héloïse is a bride to be, but only on her mother’s demands. Her mother needs to have her portrait painted but she wouldn’t have it. This is where Marianne steps in. Marianne must paint her portrait without her knowledge, merely out of memory. In this exchange of looks and words, their eyes find something that may just fill the void in each of them. A much more fulfilling and way better written rendition of popular movie, “Call Me By Your Name”, Cannes’ Best Screenplay winner, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”, is the French romantic movie that has been missing in your life this whole life.
The Big Sick
Starring comedian Kumail Nanjiani, you can obviously expect some great laughs in “The Big Sick”. In the movie, Kumail is a Pakistani comedian who meets Emily (Zoe Kazan) at one of his shows and starts to bond with her. However, due to vast cultural and religious differences Kumail becomes weary of his parent’s reaction to their relationship, and decides to break it off. When Emily meets with an accident and goes into a coma, Kumail builds a new bond with her parents in the hospital and begins to think things over. The movie is gentle and heartwarming and will remind you of the friend you never knew you missed.
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I hope you still have a back-up tissue box because this is where you use them all. Academy Award winning “Moonlight” by Barry Jenkins is perhaps the most stunning films about being black and queer. The movie follows young Chiron as he finds a father-figure in a drug dealer, Juan. As Chiron grows up, he must face the reality of his sexuality and learn to accept it and not give in to societal expectations of being “manly”.