Things Movies Taught Us About Love
There is a never-ending list of things to learn about love. One of life’s best sources? Movies! From happily ever after rom-coms, to depressing and tragic dramas, the big screen has been bringing us lessons in love for years. Most of the time everything turns out okay for the characters (which we all know doesn’t happen in real life), but occasionally movies have some real gems of advice.
Check out our top 5 movies that teach us all about love:
The ultimate rom-com, Love Actually is packed full with lessons in love. Ranging from the obvious don’t buy your mistress Christmas presents in front of your wife, to don’t kiss the Prime Minister behind a stage curtain at a primary school Nativity play.
Our favourite lesson in love comes from ten year old Sam, who proclaims that there’s nothing worse “than the total agony of being in love”.
But the overall message of the film gives us all hope – “love, actually is, all around…”
This decade’s biggest Disney movie isn’t just about romance. Frozen teaches us that true love doesn’t always come in the form of a handsome Prince, but from your family. Anna saves Elsa from the evil Prince Haans with an act of true love, turning herself into ice in the process. This selfless act breaks the ice curse and they all live happily ever after.
Bonus points for Princess Anna not falling for the sterotypical prince, but for giving manual-labourer Kristoff a chance!
10 Things I Hate About You
One of our fave 90’s teen movies, based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. This film teaches us not to ask someone out as part of a bet, particularly if you actually quite like her. Then again, you can always fix it with a big romantic gesture, such as arranging the school marching band to play as you steal a microphone and sing Frank Sinatra, all whilst evade capture from security guards. If that doesn’t win you over, nothing will.
But the reason we really included this film in our top 5? Kat’s poem about the 10 worst parts of loving bad-boy Patrick. From hating his dumb combat boots and his hair, Kat ends with a tear-jerker:
“But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you
Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all”
The Notebook teaches us about eternal, life-long love… and perseverance. Noah wrote to Allie every day for a year. A whole year! We think we’d be pretty impressed if someone had managed to come up with things to write to us about for a whole year without a getting response. And although we wouldn’t recommend going quite so extreme, as these days that could be perceived as just a little bit creepy, we love Noah’s dedication. And (spoiler) his dedication paid off!
P.S. I Love You
Potentially the saddest movie ever! This movie teaches us that love has no boundaries and that even though someone might not be in your life anymore, they are still with you in spirit. It also shows you that your friends and family are the best way to get over a big heartbreak – and that it’s okay to move on again.
Plus, we love Gerard Butler’s accent.
Until next time,
The Just Singles Team