We all have those days, when we just want to be in our pyjamas and indulge in everything unhealthy. And it is not unusual to have such days when we are on our edgiest best. So considering the fact that the weekend is here, and most of us would want to engage ourselves in some kind of spree, I have made a list of soppy films that you can binge on. Word of caution: it may hurt.
- The Notebook (2004)
This Nick Cassavetes film starring Ryan beautiful-smile Gosling, Rachel McAdams and James Marsden is an absolute tearjerker. Based on author Nicholas Sparks’ novel by the same name, The Notebook is a clichéd story of a young summer romance. Boy meets girl, falls for her, pursues and woos her. They have a whirlwind romance and everything goes uphill for them until it’s time to part. Boy writes girl 365 letter for a whole year. Misunderstandings drive them apart and the girl gets engaged to another. Watch this movie if you are in the absolute stay-at-home-all-day mood and want to believe in the magic of “forever”.
- Titanic (1997)
This James Cameron-directed globally acclaimed film is one that has probably been watched by everyone on earth. And yet, we have our days when we want to dive in the timeless love saga of Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater – roles essayed to perfection by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet respectively. Young Jack met Rose by chance and fell madly and passionately in love with her on an ill-fated ship. You may have watched this one a zillion times, but have cried inconsolably, nonetheless. Grab an ice cream and lots of tissues before you get on board.
- The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Two terminally-ill patients meet at a cancer support group and befriend each other. They help each other with their weaknesses, travel and laugh together, subsequently falling in love. A very beautiful line from this Josh Boone-directed film that is based on a John Green-novel by the same name, says, “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labour has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you”. Watch this one for Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort’s crackling chemistry.
- The Vow (2012)
What do you do when the person with whom you have shared life’s best moments, does not remember anything about you? You fight till the very end, to hold on to the sacred vows you exchanged with them. The Vow shows a beautiful journey of a couple, as they try to pick up pieces from their loving past, with hopes for a better tomorrow. Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams have delivered surreal performances in this schmaltzy movie that is based on a true story. Watch it with the person who means the most to you.
- P.S. I Love You (2007)
Who would not want to have a countryside romance with Gerard Butler? P.S. I Love You is a classic journey a wife takes, to move on in life after the untimely death of her Irish husband. The upside is, he leaves her a series of letters, each ending with the post script – I Love You. Watch this Hilary Swank-Gerard Butler movie for its simple, yet moving message.
- Dear John (2010)
A story on love and longing, this Channing Tatum-Amanda Seyfried film that is also based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel by the same name, is the story of a US soldier and the love of his life, who keep their passion alive by staying in touch through letters, until destiny miserably pulls them apart. Watch this weepie in the backdrop of testing times and start liking soppiness all over again.
- Veer-Zara (2004)
If there is one Bollywood film that makes you believe in true love, while simultaneously making you sniff and cry incessantly, is this Yash Raj film. Indian Air Force officer falls in love with a girl from Pakistan, while on a rescue mission. They, however, part ways and have to wait a lifetime before they cross paths again. Veer-Zaara’s melodious songs are its USP. Watch this film if you want to fall in love with Shah Rukh Khan again.