Watching a romantic movie with your loved one by your side on a solitary day is definitely a treat. But how many romantic dramas do we remember long after we have watched it? If you ponder, you will find the number is relatively low.
So, through this article let us introduce you to 10 such period dramas which will be etched in your memory for a long time.
- Brokeback Mountain
Ang Lee’s movie on gay romance featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and late Heath Ledger was the first established and accepted gay movie. The movie revolves around two cowboys who fell in love in the summer of 1963.
- Pride and Prejudice
Unassumingly, one of the best romantic period dramas is the famous Jane Austen adaptation Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen in the role of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy which is etched in everyone’s mind. The movie has all the romantic elements that one expects from a romantic drama.
- Pearl Harbor
The movie is based on the backdrop of Second World War. The Michael Bay directed movie starring Ben Affleck in a poignant role tells the story of two close friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the war of 1941 against Japan and their saga of love, friendship, and sacrifice.
- The Notebook
Nicholas Spark’s novel’s screen adaptation of The Notebook’ is one of the most lovable and most watched romantic dramas. The movie stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams are in the lead roles. The story revolves around a poor and a passionate young man who falls in love with a rich young woman. The woman who belongs to the conservative elite class receives a sense of freedom in her love. But they are soon separated due to their social differences only to be united later.
- P.S I Love You
This is one of those movies whose name crops up in our mind when we speak of romantic movies. The movie adaptation of the novel written by Cecilia Ahern stars Hillary Swank and Gerald Butler in the lead roles. The movie tells the story of a young widow who suddenly discovers that her late husband has left her 10 letters which intend to make her life smooth and painless.
- The Deep Blue Sea
The movie directed by Terence Davies stars Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston in the lead roles. The period drama depicts the story of the wife of a British Judge who is in love with a Royal Air Force Pilot and their self-destructive romance.
- Gone With The Wind
The cult movie brings Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable together for the movie adaptation of the famous novel. It tells the story of Scarlett O’ Hara who wishes to keep her family’s plantation business afloat at any cost and her pursuit for a romantic suitor.
- The Age of Innocence
The novel was written by Edith Wharton in 1920 and eminent director Martin Scorsese adapted it for the big screen in 1993. The story is about Newline Archer, an established lawyer in New York falls for Ellen Olenska but is engaged to Ellen’s cousin May Welland and finds himself emotionally trapped in the situation. Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Winona Ryder gave outstanding performances.
Keira Knightley again gave a mind blowing performance after Pride and Prejudice in the 2007 movie “Atonement” opposite James McAvoy. The movie shows their trials and tribulations of meeting each other as their world always keep them separate. Their passionate love is what gave the movie a huge reception.
- Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Ang Lee again delivered a masterpiece of a movie after Brokeback Mountain. This movie is a proof that a non-US movie can also be a record breaker in Hollywood. The movie is about the tragic love story between Chow Yun-fat and Ziyi Zhang set in the Qing dynasty in the 19th century, China.