How can you know if you are a ‘hopeless romantic’? Some would say that a hopeless romantic is someone who lives in a ‘princess world’. I don’t define ‘romantic’ as a synonym of ‘fantastic’ or ‘magical’, that’s what a cynical person would say. Rather, more along the lines of ‘optimistic’.
Of course, there isn’t a right or wrong answer, but this definition could be very close. You are probably a hopeless romantic if even on a rainy day you can find a different point of view and, for example, transform your depressing Sunday on the sofa doing nothing to a romantic day reading a new book in a cool café. But you are definitely a romantic if you ever shed a tear watching one of these films listed below.
Sex and the City
If you really believe in the power of love, you have definitely watched the New York adventures of Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Johns, Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York at least once. If you haven’t, you’ll enjoy watching Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie) staring as 30-something writer, whose personal life and friendships are fodder for her weekly column.
Sex and the City, (the movie) is followed by the sequel, that see the Carrie’s squad in luxurious tip in Abu-Dhabi. But it was originally thought as a HBO TV series that went on air from 1998 to 2004.
He’s Just Not That Into You
Remember that really cute guy who said he’d call…and didn’t? Maybe “He’s Just Not That Into You.” An all-star cast — Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson and Justin Long — are looking for love and that’s not the only thing they will find.
If you are trying to move one from a break-up, finding the ‘right man’ or simply want to watch something fun, this movie gives you a completely different point of view of how women star in their own movie in their mind, and don’t necessarily see things for what they are – and it’s worth a watch.
Confession of a Shopaholic
Rebecca Bloomwood has a problem, Well, two problems. Her unglamorous, entry-level job at a gardening magazine doesn’t pay much. And she also loves to spend. Really spend, to the tune of 12 maxed out credit cards and $16,000 of debt.
Have you ever found yourself in this situation? Probably, or not. Anyway you will love following Rebecca in her hilarious adventures and seeing how she’ll turn her life and find love even if her life motto is “A man will never treat you as well as a store” and her cellphone ringtone is “If I Were a Rich Girl” by Gwen Stefani.
Confessions of a Shopaholic is based on the well known British writer Sophie Kinsella‘s best-selling book of the same name.
This film follows the lives of nine very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London. With an ensemble British cast that includes Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Thomas Sangster and many others.
If you haven’t seen the movie, you’ve probably already seen this scene below. And as the voice of David (Hugh Grant) says to remember: “Love is all around” (and not only on Christmas Eve).
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Do you believe in the happy endings? Well, Bridget never stops believing in it, even after the second, the third, and yes, also the fourth heartbreak. This is a beautiful trilogy comprised of Bridget Jones’s Diary and then followed by Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) and Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016).
Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man and her many imperfections. As a New Year’s resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth.
With an incredible cast that includes Renée Zellweger, as the 32 single Bridget Jones, Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver, the charming and disreputable Bridget’s Boss, and Colin Firth as Mark Darcy, a childhood acquaintance and the lawyer son of her parents’ friends. Patrick Dempsey also happens to appear in the third movie as Jack Qwant.