Why do women cry when they watch movies? The eternal question with a simple answer. Women cry because.. They’re women! Full stop. Probably they can’t help it. Whenever their heart is tugged at emotionally the tears just cascade down. And they love romantic stories. You can picture them waiting breathlessly to see if love conquers all.
Chick flicks. Love fests. Tear jerkers. Call them what you like but women love romantic movies. It gets their pulses racing, hearts fluttering, and tears flowing. It makes them laugh, and cry and smile at the same time. Here is a list of 15 romantic movies which will make you laugh and cry. Keep those tissues ready, before you watch them.
1. Roman Holiday
This 1953 Romance has the beautiful Audrey Hepburn, the handsome Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert in the lead roles. This is a charming romantic triangle of a rebellious princess, a cynical journalist and his friend. The bittersweet ending will surely bring tears to your eyes.
2. The Bridges of Madison Country
Meryl Streep is outstanding in this movie. This is a story of Francesca (Streep) who spends four very significant days with photographer Robert Kinclaid (Clint Eastwood) while her husband and children are away at the Iowa State Fair.
A romantic movie made in 1942 with Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains. It is a story about Rick, an American who runs a Café and a Club in Casablanca. Rick was jilted by his lover Lund (Bergman) and never really recovered. One day Lund and her husband land in Casablanca seeking Rick’s help. The tension between Rick and Lund, with the scenes of World War II in the background is incredible. And the farewell in the last scene is classic.
4. P.S. I Love you
A 2007 movie starring Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler, it is a story about a young widow ( Swank) who discovers 10 messages left for her by her dead husband, intended to ease her pain and guide her to start a new life.
This is the movie that launched both Leonardo Di Caprio & Kate Blanchet to fame. They acted as 2 lovers from differing social backgrounds, who meet during the ill fated maiden voyage of the Titanic.
6. Love Story
Starring Ryan O’Neil and Ali McGraw, this tragic love story, made in 1960, is about a college couple, Oliver and Jennifer who fall in love and marry against the wishes of his family. Who will forget these lines made famous by the film “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” sob, sob…
7. An Affair to Remember
Starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, this classic romantic movie was released in 1957. Nickie and Terrie fall in love and promise to meet again after 6 months in front of the Empire State building, provided they manage to ditch their current partners.
Made in 1954 with Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden, this is a classic tear jerker. It is a romantic story showing how love can mend the separation of the wealthy and the working class.
9. The Notebook
This 2004 tearjerker stars Ryan Gosling, Rachael McAdams, James Garner and Gena Rowlands. This is a love story of a poor country boy Noah (Gosling) and a rich young heiress Allie (McAdams) being told by a patient in a senior citizen’s home.
10. Gone with the Wind
This 1941 classic starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Set in the background of the Civil War, this is a simple love story of Scarlett (Leigh) who loves a man she didn’t marry.