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What Movies Are Like Love, Rosie?
Would you declare your true feelings to your best friend and risk the relationship or take the chance and go for it? It seems easy when you look at somebody else but a decision like this can truly be a nerve-wracking experience.
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. They have been good friends since childhood, being a part of each other’s most important moments. They have remained inseparable through the good days and the bad, building an indescribable relationship over the years.
After Alex gets accepted by Harvard, he has to move to a different city, leaving his pregnant friend behind. Rosie, on the other hand, has to deal with her condition, which she probably wasn’t expecting at this point in her life. Will the unfamiliar situation and distance between them create a rift in their relationship, or can they weather the storm and take their friendship to another level? Discover the answer in this hilarious, heartwarming movie that will move some people to tears, and make the rest to feel a bit nostalgic about their love lives. Get ready to feel with the characters as they take you on a journey of unconditional love and unrivaled friendship.
There is no dearth of romantic comedies in Hollywood, but Love, Rosie stands out. 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 first time you realized about your own mortality? The sudden deduction that nothing is ever built to last is an unnerving experience for many.
Life is already challenging for a teenager as it is, but things get way more complicated when they start thinking about their imminent deaths at such a young age. This is exactly how the lead characters in the movie feel as they go about their “normal” lives.
It must have been fate when Hazel meets Augustus as they share the same obstacle, in the form of cancer. Both of them have accepted the reality of this fatal disease, but their outlook on the world is quite different. Augustus is a bit more outgoing, unafraid to challenge the world while Hazel seems to have given up on the idea of a normal teenage life. Their bond can only be described as fire-meets-gasoline, as the two fuel each other’s desires and keep the flame from burning out. They want to experience everything they can before their time is over.
We can’t control the circumstances, but we can change the way we deal with them. Our heroes learn valuable life lessons along the way as they start falling for each other. But with such abnormal lives where everything is fragile, will their bond be strong enough to make it till the end?
2. About Time
Tim spends his days doing the most mundane things, but that changes quickly after he discovers a family secret. The men in his family can travel back in time and change things without causing a rupture in the space-time continuum.
This newfound power brings forth a lot of possibilities, but Tim uses it for the most sacred of human emotions i.e. love.
Imagine you can always have the perfect first meetings and the best conversations, especially with your love interest. It seems like you can achieve whatever you desire. What most people might ignore is the fact that you can’t control someone else’s emotions. They have to like you for your genuine nature. Can Tim change his luck by going back in time?
This romantic film has added a fantasy aspect to it, so be sure to watch About Time and ask yourself how far will you go for love if you had such abilities.
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? This movie 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.