Movies about love stories are perfect for girls-night. Or, a night in with your boo. Even a night home alone when you need to weep and wallow about what’s-his-name. But, movies about real-life love are even better! They give us hope, determination to find our special person, and the warm fuzzies that we all crave.
There a million romantic movies to choose from when planning a night-in. So, it’s hard to decide on the best views for the occassion. That’s why we have compiled a list of our favorite classic movies about real-life love that will have you swooning, laughing, and crying into your popcorn. Get those tissues ready, because you’re going to need them.
Check out these 7 movies about real-life love stories:
Everyone loves the classic story of The Notebook, but did you know that it’s actually based on a true story? On his website, Nicholas Sparks, the author of the book that the movie was based off of, admits to basing the two main characters of Allie and Noah on his ex-wife’s parents romantic relationship. At the time, however, he was still married to Cathy Spark. Either way, this love story needed to be written down and we are thankful it made it to the big screen too.
Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde is one of the ultimate classic movies about love. Although it’s categorized as a biographical crime film, audiences can’t help but marvel at the confusing yet exciting romantic relationshop between the two leads. This real-life love story is a great one to watch if you’re in the mood for a little adventure without all the weepy tears of a traditional romance film.
Walk the Line
Walk the Line is a movie about love based on the true story of Johnny Cash and June Carter, who he considered the love of his life. The film follows Johnny’s rise to country music stardom as he faces struggles with his father and wife. When Johnny meets June, he falls madly in love, but his lifestyle interferes with their romance. The story is true and full of emotion. And, of course it’s a Johnny Cash film so the soundtrack is killer.
The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything is the true story of the legend Stephen Hawking. Although, it centers around a well-known psychist, this movie is ultimately about love. It tells the story of Stephen and his wife Jane from the time they meet in college. When Stephen finds out he has motor neuron disease and is slowly deteriorating, Jane shows her love and support by staying by his side and helping him through hard times. This is the ultimate #RelationshipGoals movie.
A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind is a romantic drama based off the book of the same title by Sylvia Nasar. It tells the real-life tale of John Forbes Nash Jr. a famous mathematician who made his claim to fame quite early in his career. Throughout the movies John begins a journey of self-discovery as he battles with schizophrenia. By his side is his wife, who made it possible for John to keep living at home during the peaks of his mental illness.
Eat, Pray, Love
Eat Pray Love based off the memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert follows the story of Liz as she travels from Italy to India to Indonesia on a journey of self-discovery. This whole book and movie are really a tribute to self-love and finding happiness alone. However, there is a romance at the end of Liz’s journey that will have you feeling hot and steamy.
There is no better expert on classic love stories than Jane Austen, which is why we were ecstatic when filmmakers decided to put her personal love story onto the big screen in Becoming Jane. Although, Jane’s personal love story will definitely make you weep, it’s one that we must hear to understand her writing. Also, the film is done incredibly well. You’ll definitely want to watch it again!