Yes, it is already that time of the year, where rose petals seems to falling from the sky and all you can think of is heart shaped chocolates and a romantic night with your beloved one.
Love is difficult to explain, not to mention create. Artisits, poets, writers have all tried. Some succeded, other failed. And here at Popcorns and a Soda we were wondering: was Hollywood able to create love? A love story purely created from the minds of directors, and by this I mean no book/biographies adaptations.
Most of the first movies we thought of, were immediately taken off our list. But fortunately, we were able to find 100% made in Hollywood movies that take about that little thing called Love.
10. 50 First Dates (2004)
Adam Sandler plays Henry Roth a man with commitment issues and strangely enough he meets the only girl that would bring him no troubles at all; Lucy played by Drew Barrymore who has short-term memory loss and forgets about Roth the very next day. But when he seemed to have found the woman to get along with his commitment phobia, he falls in love and is determined to court her and make her love him again every single day to come.
9. Before Sunrise (1995)
Two strangers meet on a train in Europe, and end up spending a romantic evening together in Vienna. Before Sunrise tells about realistic love at first sight. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy playing Jesse and Celine, they will try and answer the questions we have in mind: How do two perfect strangers connect so intimately over the course of a single day? what will happen to them the next morning when Jesse flies away?
8. Before Sunset (2004)
Don’t want to spoil anything here for those who haven’t seem the movie, but Before Sunset is the sequel of Before Sunrise. I’ll just say that Before Sunset explains that if there is love, it lasts forever.
7. Pretty Woman (1990)
Some see that Julia Robert and Richard Gere’s Pretty Woman sends a mixed message, the most negative is be a hooker and you shall meet a millionaire and marry him. But it’s Valentine’s Day so let us see the positive message, the one about love. No matter the differences, economical and social, love prevails of stereotypes and prejudices!
6. Splash (1984)
After Tom Hank’s character is saved from drowning when he was a child, he is reunited with his savour years later in New York. His saviour is, as he had thought when he was a child, nothing less than a lovely mermaid! As long as she stays out of the water she can walk on earth. Again love is tested, this time by genetics and elements!
5. Pretty in Pink (1986)
Love triangles happen and when they do they test love. Pretty in Pink is about a girl torn between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy. Who will she choose? Will she have regrets? How can she choose? Are all the questions when coming to love triangles.
4. (500) Days of Summer
A woman who doesn’t believe in true love finds a man who falls in love with her. And Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) knew that Summer (Zooey Deschanel) was the woman with whom he wanted to spend the rest of his life. But can Tom win Summer’s heart who doesn’t believe in the very feeling he is having for her?
3. Wall-E (2008)
WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess on Earth all alone. But one day he meets EVE, a sleek reconnaissance robot, is sent to Earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with EVE and rescues her from a dust storm and showing him a very precious thing; a living plant he found amongst the rubble. If that isn’t a worthy love story I don’t know what is!
2. Up (2009)
Another love story brilliant made that will squeeze your heart. After spending 70 years together, Ellie dies and leave an old sad angry Carl alone. Until he has the chance to keep a promise he made her long time ago and decides to go to a lost land in South America.
1. Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (2004)
I believe no other movie could be here on the very first position. No better movie can explain a love so strong that when broken it leaves a pain so difficult to endure that, no matter the good moments, you only wish to forget, in this case, erase. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her.