In the past, romantic movies often weighed down by grief and drama, like the time Anne Hathaway was hit by a bus in One Day. Now, the best romantic movies of 2019 are full of rom-com vibes and big laughs. Read on to discover the best films of 2019.
You’ve Got Mail
The enduring romance of You’ve Got Mail is still as relevant today as it was nearly 20 years ago. Despite the recent re-release of the movie, the film remains one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time. In this film, NY152 (Joe Fox) is a man whose love interest is a woman named Kathleen. Joe’s idyllic vision of a happy and fulfilled life inspires Kathleen to cry, while she quotes him and refers to her relationship with him as a “healthy one.”
The film stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, and it reunites the stars of Sleepless in Seattle. You’ve Got Mail focuses on the reality of virtual dating, and fans of this movie will find it resonant with today’s technology. The story revolves around a business rival and a love interest who fall madly in love over the internet. As the internet became more popular, the movie’s romantic messages have remained relevant and timeless.
The film’s charms lie in its quippy dialogue and great supporting cast. The movie also features a fun story, and it’s set in modern New York City. It’s a retelling of the classic story You’ve Got Mail that captures both the spirit and the technology of the city. The plot revolves around a love triangle between two women, who are best friends online. The characters are in love online and start a business together. Despite their differences in background, both are in love, but their relationships are still too messy to discuss.
“You’ve Got Mail” is the perfect romantic comedy for today’s generation. The premise behind the film is the same as in the original novel. A man catfishes his girlfriend but finds her real identity in his e-mail. The premise of the story is that both women have similar hopes and dreams. Despite this, “You’ve Got Mail” celebrates the power of good literature.
Another modern romance is “The Shop Around the Corner,” a 1940’s romantic comedy about a thriving bookstore empire. It stars Tom Hanks as the heir to a Borders-like book empire. Joe’s family plans to build a new Borders store next door to Kathleen Kelly’s small children’s bookshop. They already know each other but don’t like each other, but as the story unfolds, they fall in love.
“The Graduate” is an underrated time capsule when it comes to romantic comedies. The movie’s enduring chemistry between Hanks and Ryan make it one of the most enjoyable films of all time. Even if this movie is almost 30 years old, it still holds up surprisingly well in 2019.
Strangers on a Train
Strangers on a Train is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most queer films, shot by Robert Burks. It’s best viewed as a dark comedy and noir in its most perverse sense. It stars the late Robert Walker, who was tortured by his director David O. Selznick, before he was compelled to undergo treatment in a mental institution, and subsequently died of an accidentally overdosed sedative.
The 1951 film was Alfred Hitchcock’s first for Warner Bros. It was based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, and was co-scripted by Raymond Chandler and Whitfield Cook. The film’s remakes were written by Ben Hecht, Czenzi Ormonde, and Robert Walker. Hitchcock himself starred in the original film, and it is now available to watch on Netflix!
Hitchcock’s visual storytelling and ability to manipulate the viewer’s emotions are also hallmarks of Strangers on a Train. Featuring a creepy villain, the film contrasts familiar locations with places that are frightening. Its camera angles and sound are creative and impressive. Hitchcock also incorporated some classic Hitchcock touches into his film, including rear projection and creative use of lighting.
This film follows the same pattern as many of the best Hitchcock films. The central character, Guy, is wrongly accused of murder and other crimes, which carries serious consequences for his relationship with Bruno. Guy, on the other hand, is a lovable everyman who is not a victim of this crime. In Strangers on a Train, the viewer is left wondering if he’ll find any satisfaction after all.
The film centers on two men, Bruno and Guy, who bump into each other on a train. Bruno is a wealthy tennis player with a cheating wife, and Guy is a professional tennis player. Both men are enmeshed in marital drama and are soon accused of murder. Sadly, Bruno has a dark past and is still a suspect. The movie follows their relationship and reveals the truth about the man behind Bruno’s criminal past.
Laura Elliott is an actress, best known for her role as Louise Tate in the Bewitched series. Paramount studios gave the actress this name, which she had never used before. While her real name was Laura Elliott, she had always been referred to by her nickname, Kasey Rogers. She died in 2006 at the age of 80. The film will have a sequel.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
In this romantic drama, a woman named Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of a young woman named Hélose. The young woman is a reluctant bride, and she has just left the convent. To complete the portrait, Marianne must paint her without her knowing, and all the while observe her by day. This is no small feat, considering the difficulties she faces and the time and money she must spend on the project.
The romance between Sciamma and Haenel is based on a real-life relationship. The two actresses met on the set of Water Lilies, a 2014 coming-of-age film about synchronized swimming. They began dating and eventually became romantically involved. Haenel even won a supporting-actress Cesar award for her work in the film, ending her speech by declaring her love for Sciamma.
Although this film is primarily a romance movie, it is also a deeply personal exploration of creativity and artistic endeavors. It explores the pain and joy that goes into making art. It is also a great leap for sciamma as one of France’s most promising young directors. It’s the perfect movie for anyone looking for an intense and engrossing cinematic experience.
A beautiful, young woman commissioned a portrait by her artist friend, Marianne, for her mother, who is preparing to marry a wealthy Milanese nobleman. Unfortunately, Heloise’s mother isn’t willing to have her posed for a portrait, and she was living in a convent before her betrothal. As such, Marianne becomes her hired companion, accompanying her on her daily walks and daily excursions.
The film is a masterpiece of queer cinema, using quiet touches, soft nuance, and a gravitational sense of physical attachment to set the stage for a powerful emotional connection between the two women. Though it is often criticised for portraying queer intimacy, the movie is an elegy for passion and a stunning demonstration of art. It’s a must-see for all lovers of romance!
The film’s beautiful cinematography and artful direction are its highlights. Although the film’s setting in a French seaside manor is gorgeous, its visual effects are the most striking. Almost every shot looks like a poster. The cinematography is also exceptional, and makes viewers think of the phrase “every frame a Rembrandt.”
The director, Francesca Sciamma, has been known for her trilogy of coming-of-age films starring young women. In her latest film, Marianne pretends to be Heloise’s companion, painting her in secret. Their first portrait is formal, but as time progresses, their connection grows and Marianne learns about herself. In Portrait of a Lady on Fire, the movie is a definite must-watch.