5 Movies that will Make You Believe in the Power of Love
Love is a complex emotion. Since time unknown, poets, artists and many others have been trying to decode this emotion and understand it deeply. How does love happen? When do you get to know that you’re in love? Is love an emotion valid for a feeling of affection that exists between men and women only, or can it extend up to other kinds of relationships too?
There are innumerable questions, doubts, fantasies and stories that revolve around love. Movies, however, have been able to show its various sides in an interesting manner. Since a long time now, we have seen the rom-com genre gain a lot of popularity. Whatever teenagers and young adults get to know of love is mostly through what they see in films. And if we were to believe that the projection of love in the movies is closest to what it actually is, then here are a few movies that have truly shown the ‘power’ of love in a believable and strong manner.
1. 50 First Dates
Henry falls in love with Lucy, who is suffering from Amnesia. Her memory only lets her remember things as old as the previous day, and she wakes up each morning like a newborn baby, not knowing anything about her identity. Henry’s love for her is so strong and real that he doesn’t let this condition affect their relationship, and goes out of the way to make their love story work. The story shows the power of love in an extremely beautiful manner, where love is backed with persistence and dedication.
2. The Notebook
Where illnesses, the thick barriers between the rich and the poor, and where long gaps of time don’t let love fade out, Noah and Allie give us the beautiful story of ‘The Notebook’. The film shows how love can bind people together even through the roughest of circumstances, and has the power to unite them by recovering lost memories.
3. P.S. I Love You
Holly and Gerry have been a happily married couple with everything going well for them, till one day when Gerry passes away unexpectedly. Holly almost goes into depression, but then she starts receiving letters from Gerry that set her on new adventures everyday and take her life forward beautifully. The film truly shows how Gerry’s love had the power to make Holly live her life even after his death, all through his letters. His love was strong and positive enough to bring in happy changes in her life, making Holly accept her life and move forward in a confident way. Gerry’s love was indeed her biggest strength.
This one is not the conventional kind of love story. The emotion of ‘love’ is shown here in a positive way as part of the acts that one can do to make others around them happy. Amelie lives her life with a mission to make other people around her happy, and through that, she discovers that love can have various meanings and connotations. This journey eventually helps her to open up to her true love as well.
5. The Fault In Our Stars
When Gus and Hazel fall in love with each other, they do not have the regular teenage love story. They are both battling death each second of their lives, and are both quite mature for their age, having seen the tough side of life rather early. However, their true love keeps them bonded together, and even within a short time before Gus’ death, they are able to build a beautiful relationship away from the usual image of love and mushiness. They have their own unique kind of chemistry and attraction that motivates them and brings in so much more positivity in their lives.
There is no absolute right or wrong definition of love. There is no rulebook of what can or cannot be included under the umbrella of ‘love’. It’s an emotion that different people feel differently, and it inspires them and motivates them in unique ways. All films here show different aspects of the many different kinds of love we witness in our lives. There are still many more films that you can watch, such as ‘Titanic’, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, ‘Love Actually’, ‘500 Days of Summer’ etc.