Top 10 Romantic Movies From the Last Decade: Every decade has few gems when it comes to romantic movies. Though lately the quality of romantic movies has degraded drastically. Thanks to repetitive storylines, adaptions and inclusion of teen pop culture in a cringy manner. Nowadays, romantic movies are turning franchise as many are having sequels after sequels. But do not worry, we have brought you the best romantic movies from 2010-2019. The list ranges from 1-10, one being the best and so on. So, without further ado, let’s get into our list of Top 10 Romantic Movies From the Last Decade

Top 10 Romantic Movies From the Last Decade

  1. La La Land (2016)

The Oscar-nominated movie La La Land is just the kind of romantic movie you need. Especially if you are a fan of musical dramas. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, La La Land is the story of one jazz pianist and an aspiring actress that is Sebastian and Mia. A very beautifully knitted story on how they meet, grow together to finally set apart. The kind of love that always stays light in some corner and is always adored.

The film has an excellent soundtrack, City of Stars is my personal favorite. La La Land has won many prestigious international awards. It set a record when it won all its seven nominations at the Golden Globe Awards.

2. Me Before You (2016)

Me Before You is originally a book by Jojo Moyes but was later adapted by Thea Sharrock. Thea Sharrock’s debut film was loved by all. The story revolves around richie rich Will who injures his spine in a car accident and is now paralyzed below the waist. Louisa aka Lou was hired to take care and revive the otherwise cynical Will. Will was initially quite rude towards Lou but slowly grow fond of her. The plot thickens as Will finds life and joy again with Lou who also finds a new form of life and love with Will. Keep tissues nearby as it may get a little emotional at the climax.

Watch Me Before You HERE

3. Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Call Me By Your Name is also a book that was later adapted by Luca Guadagnino. The story is set in 80s Italy where Elo visits his country place to spent his summers as usual. As every year, his father who is a professor/researcher calls up one of his students. This time it’s Oliver. Oliver is a charming attractive man but little does anyone knows the sexual tension between both. Soon the tension gets stronger for Elo, who now cannot resist and gives in.

Oliver sets out repellent but gives in too eventually. It’s of a kind of gay love story especially at times when all these were taboo which actually makes everything more interesting. Call Me By Your Name is slow-paced and subtle in nature but trust me it’s one of my favorites in our list of Top 10 Romantic Movies From the Last Decade.

4. Love, Simon (2018)

The 2018 Love, Simon directed by Greg Berlanti is yet another fascinating rom-com. Unlike Call Me By Your Name it is a modern-day gay love story about Simon who is an uncloseted gay of his high school. One day one of his best friends tells him about someone named Blue who is running an anonymous channel for uncloseted gays and Simon, therefore, exchange a series of emails with Blue and develops a connection. But things go south as the emails get leaked.

The story is unconventional and funny at the same time. And leave no stone unturned in knitting a unique gay love story.

5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Stephen Chbosky, the writer himself directed his 90s book into a film i.e. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It is a coming of age teen romantic drama about three individuals. Charlie has been suffering clinical depression for some time now but is now discharged and started life like all other teens of his age. He is shy, skeptical, and conventional until he meets Sam and his brother. The story narrates how Charlie’s life is defined by that one year especially influenced by Patrick and Sam. The film has a very soothing soundtrack too.

Watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower HERE

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6. The Shape of Water (2017)

This is a really beautiful, depressing and unconventional love story. Directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water is about Elisa Esposito. Elisa Esposito is an abandoned mute child who was later hired in a top-secret Soviet laboratory as a cleaner. Things were good until one day. The Soviets capture a humanoid amphibian who was then experimented and tortured to be used in their military expeditions.

But soon, it was to be killed. The plot thickens as Elisa tried to save the creature and both slowly grow a connection. DISCLAIMER: Keep tissues near-by

7. About Time (2013)

What if we mix a romantic movie with sci-fi? A blunder you may say, but About Time just proved to us that it is a dangerously wonderful combination. Richard Curtis’s About Time is one of the most unique romantic movies I’ve ever seen and I ever will. The story is about  Tim Lake who was told at his 21st birthday by his father that the men of his could time travel for REAL. And that’s it , Time tries to travel back in time repetitively to create a perfect love story for himself but messes up as consequences ruin everything.

This is a must-see movie as the concept is really unique and probably one of the kind in our list of Top 10 Romantic Movies From the Last Decade

8. Before We Go (2014)

Before We Go relives the Before Sunrise kind of concept where two people meet each other for a limited time to create a never-ending connection. Nick Vaughan aka Chris Evans sees a lady drop her phone at the Grand Central. Brooke Dalton misses her train and eventually meets Nick who then returns her the phone. Nick then runs into her outside where Brooke confesses that she’s robbed and trapped. The story then follows how both spent the night sorting out things.

Though the concept is nothing new but Chris Evans’s Before We Go has fresh vibes. Yes, you heard it right, Chris Evans makes his directorial debut with Before We Go. Well, there you go, another reason why you should watch it too.

9. Before Midnight (2013)

The last in the trilogy, Before Midnight, is set 18 years after the events of Before Sunrise. We were left in a cliffhanger in the last installment that is Before Sunset. But now here we are, Jesse and Céline are now married with twin daughters. Jesse has divorced his wife but he spent time with his son. The film seemed a little off track in the first half. Make no mistake, its a brilliant film but compared to the last two installments, it was a little off track.

Directed by Richard Linklater, Before Midnight about Jesse and Clenia who now has marital problems like all couples and all about how gracefully they settle it. Before Midnight like always is subtle in its way but man, it’s BEAUTIFUL.

10. Man Up (2015)

How about a story about a blind date that is actually a work of faith? Ben Palmer’s Man up about a 34 years old single Nancy who takes a train to London to attend her’s parent’s anniversary party. There she meets Jessica who is about to have a blind date and has a book to get recognized. But faith has something else planned out.  Jessica forgets her book and Nancy gets to return her but Jessica’s date mistakenly presumes Nancy to be Jessica and Nancy surprisingly plays along.

The story is interesting, cute, and funny about two strangers who are connected by faith.

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Anubhav Kumar Das

Anubhav Kumar Das

Anubhav is the owner of Forever Pieces. He is a published author and poet. He is a part-time freelance writer and maybe found strumming the guitar for gigs on festive weekends. Besides all these, he is also an exhibited artist and photographer.

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