14 great romantic films to celebrate Women's Day with your loved ones (Part I)

Cinema in the first two decades of the 21st century left many interesting love films. Here are the most memorable movies in the audience’s heart.

Lost in Translation (2003)


The film tells an accidental meeting of two strangers in a foreign country. One who is a movie star running out of time (Bill Murry) is facing a 'middle-aged crisis' and the other who is a student (Scarlett Johansson) has just graduated and disillusioned before marriage. In a strange city, they become lonely, lost, and want to share their feelings. Sofia Coppola's film won Best Original Screenplay Award at Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for feature film and acting.

The Notebook (2004)


The film adaptation of Nicolas Parks is considered more excellent than the original. Like all other classic love stories, the young couple in the film has in turn experienced many obstacles such as status gap, family objection, the appearance of the third person and the disease -Alzheimer (dementia in old age). Although the story is not new but the love under the performances of Rachael Adams and Ryan Gosling is still undeniably attractive. It won MTV Movie and TV Award for Best Kiss on Screen.

Before Sunset (2004)


The film was released 9 years after Before Sunrise had caused audiences to cry before the breakup between Jesse - an American guy and Celine - a beautiful French girl after a romantic date in Vienna city of Austria. In the following, Jesse and Celine meet again in Paris when they are very successful in their own career, but they all fail in the affair. And this second encounter, Jesse only a short time before sunset to meet and talk with Celine.

Pride and Prejudice (2005)


A film adaptation of the classic novel by Jane Austen, which depicts the world of British aristocracy in the late 18th century. The main characters who are Darcy and Lizzie all carry the bonds of the 'pride and prejudice' of their class. Someone is still proud, others are prejudiced and they experience many misunderstandings. Finally, they gradually turn the original hate into love. Together they overcome the barriers of class and prejudice of society to be together. The film won the BAFTA Award for Best Director and Screenwriter.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)


The movie is always on the list of the most moving love movies, a love story arises between two cowboys Jack and Ennis. They meet in the summer when both are hired to look after sheep in a high mountain. 20 years later, they both have own life and family but their intimate feelings remained intact. It won Academy Award for Best Director, and a number of prestigious film awards including BAFTA, Golden Lion and Spirit of Independence.

Atonement (2007)


This is a typical film of the love divided by the war and the class brought tears, but always romantic and full of poetry. Both of the protagonists - James McAvoy and Keira Knightley, die in a split scene because of the sister's lies, which really is an obsession with the audiences. It received an Oscar for Soundtrack and was nominated for Best Film.

Two Lovers (2008)


Leonard (Joaquin Phoenix) moves to live with his parents after a broken love. But then, he again enters into a love triangle with two different girls- Sandra (Vinessa Shaw) and Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow). The film is the inner tears of the three in the love story. The film was nominated for a Cesar Award for Best Foreign Film.

(To be continued)

By: Gitta Russell

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