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What Films Are Like Love, Rosie?
Would you declare your true feelings to your best friend or would you suppress it? Would you take the risk of losing the friendship for the sake of love? It seems easy when you look at somebody else, but it's often a nerve-wracking decision to be vulnerable when there is your friendship at stake.
Adapted from the best-selling novel by Cecelia Ahern titled Where Rainbows End, Love, Rosie is a 2014 romantic comedy that centers around two best friends, Alex and Rosie, as they go through ups and downs in their lives.
It's a hilarious, heartwarming movie that takes you on a journey of unconditional love and unrivaled friendship. There is no dearth of romantic comedies in Hollywood, but this romp stands out from the throng by a long shot. If you’ve already seen it, I have compiled a list of movies similar to Love, Rosie to brighten up your day.
Movies Like Love, Rosie
- The Fault in Our Stars
- About Time
- Me Before You
- 10 Things I hate About You
- Love Actually
- The Girl From The Song
- 500 Days of Summer
- When Harry Met Sally
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall
1. The Fault in Our Stars
Do you remember the time when you first realized that you're a mortal? I can unashamedly tell you that my realization was unnerving. Life is already challenging as it is, but humans are the only species cursed with the knowledge of their imminent demise — something that unsettles even the best of stoics.
This Josh Boone directional centers around Hazel and Augustus, two teenagers suffering from cancer, knowing full well that they'll soon run out of time. Despite the same nature of suffering, their outlook on life is strikingly different. Augustus is more outgoing, unafraid to challenge the world while Hazel seems to have given up on the idea of a normal teenage life. Will Augustus help Hazel see life from his cheerful lens? Watch as they two meet and fit each other's lives, just like an ancient Chinese puzzle.
Unlike Love. Rosie where things get a tad predictable towards the end, this love story is not all moonlight and roses. The Fault in Our Stars starts off slow and maintains the same pace throughout the runtime, only to shift gears in the latter half when you least expect it to. Have a tissue box at your disposal, folks!
2. About Time
Imagine you can always have the perfect first meetings and the best conversations, especially with your love interest. How wonderful would it be to get rid of jitters and be the Casanova! Well, you and I can't do it, for we are but mortal beings.
Tim, our protagonist, however, is capable of teleporting himself back in time. Will his newfound power help him change his luck with the ladies? He spends his days doing the most mundane things, but that changes quickly after he discovers his time-warping powers—a well-kept family secret up until now. This newfound power brings forth a lot of possibilities, but Tim uses it to find love, the most sacred of human emotions.
Imbued with deadpan humor, About Time is one of the most underrated rom-com of all time. Despite Its minimalistic presentation, this heartwarming pic leaves you all gooey by the end—a feeling that lasts for days.
A brilliant amalgamation of romance and fantasy,About Time is a heartwarming affair through and through. In spite of being a slow-burner, especially in the first half an hour, About Time is a surprisingly poignant drama that will strike a chord with all the hopeless romantics.
3. Me Before You
Not everybody you meet in life is there for a reason. Most of them won’t affect your daily routines. It may be true that some change you for better or for worse, but only a handful can reshape your outlook on life.
Will Traynor, a rich banker, has grown cynical after being paralyzed due to an accident. His cynical outlook on life changes when Louisa, who is desperately looking for work, gets a job as his caretaker.
While the movie progresses, we can see Will find a reason to get out of bed every morning as he falls in love with his new employee. Can his love for Lou be enough to make him choose life, or is the thought of being trapped in his own body too much to handle? Me Before You shows people how the right person can pull someone out of their darkest periods and make them look beyond the tragedies.
Watch Emilia Clarke play a much more cheerful character from her Game of Thrones counterpart in this adaptation of a novel by Jojo Moyes.
4. 10 Things I Hate About You
Most people have made Heath Ledger’s name synonymous with the Joker, but they forget that he played a teen heart-throb in this 1999 comedy/romance.
Kat is unlike any other girl in her high school, or any other high schools for that matter. She’s tired of living up to other people’s expectations and won’t change herself for anybody. Her little sister, on the other hand, wants to experience everything a teenager can experience in life but her father stands in the way. At this point, only the mysterious Patrick Verona has the guts to date the intimidating Kat, which leads to some hilarious situations, complemented really well by some over-the-top characters.
The cast includes some well-known celebrities besides Heath Ledger such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Stiles, Andrew Keegan, and David Krumholtz. The smart lines will have you laughing your hearts out, while some emotional scenes may remind people of their own high school sweethearts. In a movie called 10 Things I Hate About You, there’s nothing you’ll want to complain about.
5. Love Actually
Countless songs have been written about love, but no one has fully understood this puzzling emotion. Love Actually doesn’t follow a particular character but a bunch of people with one common theme i.e. love, constantly affecting their lives. The movie explores this complicated feeling through different scenarios and proves that love exists everywhere, if you look close enough.
With a star-studded cast comprising of Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Bill Nighty, Alan Rickman, and Rowan Atkinson, this pic will keep you mesmerized till the end. Just the fact that so many Hollywood A-listers believed in the script and were ready to share the screen with fellow actors of the same caliber tells a lot about the movie.
6. The Girl From The Song
Most musicians will tell you that a great song needs to be fueled by some strong emotions. It doesn’t matter if it’s a feeling of love or pain; it just has to affect you to the core.
This film revolves around an aspiring musician who can’t find the right words for his song until he meets someone special, after which words just come pouring out. Eric is a conventional student who plays guitar on free days, but after the dynamic Jo enters his life by accident, everything changes. The reserved introvert becomes a completely different person when she’s around and he doesn’t want to lose his new personality.
Our hero follows the girl of his dreams all the way to the Burning Man festival so he can express his love out loud and stop her from leaving. The songs alone will keep you glued to your seat. The lyrics start making more sense after you understand the artist’s state of mind.
The Girl from the Song isn’t like most romantic movies. It doesn’t hide the real issues of a relationship. You'll see the ugly facet of a fairytale story. Get ready to peek behind the curtain as you watch an artist express himself by revealing his life through the songs. Those looking for a movie like Love, Rosie will not be disappointed.
7. 500 Days of Summer
500 Days of Summer is not a love story; it’s a tale about a guy who was left heartbroken, told from Tom’s perspective. After beautiful Summer joins the greeting card company where Tom works, he starts having a crush on her. The undeniable chemistry between these two quickly turns into a relationship, making our hero feel as if she’s the one he’ll end up spending his entire life with. Unfortunately, this is not the happily ever after we’ve been hearing since childhood. Maybe there isn’t just one perfect person for everybody.
500 Days of Summer has also been credited with defying the “manic pixie dream girl” persona, which is an optimistic female solely written to help the male character solve his personal issues. Not only does this movie give the Summer her own set of unique character traits, but they’ve also made her character uncertain about the idea of love itself.
So, watch as Tom narrates his romantic exploits with the woman of his dreams during their 500-day relationship, as close companions try to console him through the process. Even though the lead actors, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, were not romantically involved off-screen, their chemistry on screen is undeniable.
8. When Harry Met Sally
Written by Nora Ephron, this romantic comedy follows Harry and Sally, two very good friends who've known each other for years. Over the course of years, their paths keep crossing each other as if they're fated to be together. The undeniable chemistry keeps bringing them closer, but they're afraid that whatever they have going on would be ruined if they get into a romantic relationship. Or will it? Watch this romantic flick to find out what happens to these two lovebirds.
The lead actors, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, have done an amazing job with their roles, carrying the whole picture upon their shoulders. The other characters get some camera time as well, but the focus, for the most part, is on Harry and Sally. Even though this pic is over 30 years old, everything resonates with you. This slow-burning affair remains endearing throughout its run, thanks to its iconic dialogs and crafty direction.
With a plethora of romantic comedies popping left and right everywhere, When Harry Met Sally still remains some of the best movies ever made, aging like a fine wine.
9. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Most of us who've been or are in romantic relationships know the pain of being dumped. It's not easy to get over someone. If you've been through the pain, you'll relate with the protagonist so much more.
When Peter, a struggling musician, gets dumped by his girlfriend, he travels to Hawaii in a last-ditch effort to forget her. Little does he know that she is staying in the same resort with her new boyfriend.
The star-studded cast of Bil Hader, Jonah Hill, Mila Kunis, and Paul Rudd brings this meticulous comedy to life in an emphatic manner. Though this mature comedy stays funny all the way through, the second half definitely feels a little slower. Other than that, Forgetting Sarah Marshall is an absolute masterpiece.
Did I miss out on any other movies like Love, Rosie? Let me know in the comments section.
Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on July 16, 2020:
I love the film Love Actually. I've not seen in for a while, so will have to watch it again soon I think.