They say love is a beautiful thing. But as we all are aware, nothing good comes easy, not even true love. As pleasant as the feeling of loving someone and being loved in return is, there are times you just want to give up because things don’t go as expected.
The question is, this thing called love, is it worth fighting for? Are there ways in which you can help get back your love life when things seem to be going down?
From experience and from the world around me, I have discovered that there are different ways to get your love working again and one of those ways is music and movies. Yes! You heard me right – movies.
In this article, I have put together some fantastic films that you need to watch with your spouse when things are not going right and watch how these movies transform your story for the better.
The magic here is not just sitting down and watching the movie together. It is vital that you discuss the impact of the film on your relationship and you must do so on an individual level.
That way, you can strengthen your bond and have fun at the same time (Oh! and don’t forget to lock lips at the end).
1. Husbands and Wives (1992)
This movie is a pretty old one, but it is gold. This film tells the story of two middle-aged couples who are faced with challenging times in their separate love lives.
Because they had to deal with different mid-life crisis, the characters in this film go through several awkward moments like scandals erupting and marriages starting and ending. The result of these challenges is that the couples had to go through some time of introspection.
What this movie tries to explain to us is whether or not it is possible for love always to be peaceful and harmonious.
2. Blue Valentine (2010)
The primary characters of this movie, Cindy and Dean, fell in love a long time ago; however recently they begin to notice that their love has diminished. The plot of this film is highlighted through the basic things that this couple do in their daily lives.
The movie just goes to remind us that it is the little things that we do to and for each other, that tells us all about why we fell in love with the people in our lives in the first place.
So if you’re beginning to feel like you made a mistake loving someone, this movie might just remind you of all the beautiful things this person has brought into your life with them.
3. Before sunset (2004)
Before sunset is the sequel to ‘Before Sunrise,’ so it is essential that you watch Before sunrise and understand the movie before you watch the second part titled before sunset before sunrise gives you all the necessary information, you need to know about how the couple met and fell in love.
This movie is uniquely entertaining because it has an ability to highlight how you may have only a few short hours to make some of the most critical decisions you would ever have to make in your life.
4. Who is afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)
This movie tells the story of a couple, George and Martha who have been together in marriage for a long time and have entirely studied each other so much so that there was nothing left to discover.
The couple decided that the only way they could keep the flames of love burning in their relationship was by playing incessant mind games on themselves. This movie shows you the importance of love, friendship, and making a conscious effort to make sure that your love lasts.
5. The story of us (1999)
In this movie, Ben and Kathy live a life that appears to be textbook perfect. The pair had been together for 15 years, and they shared two beautiful children together, they also work interesting jobs which makes their life worth living.
But the problem is, the reality of their relationship is nothing as rosy as it appears at first glance. And the reason for this is that their relationship is in a rut as mutual misunderstanding, distrust, and also dislike, grew between both partners throughout the movie.
The film just does a fantastic job of highlighting the fact that conflict in marriage is usually a collective result of the two people involved, so it would be wrong to put the entire blame on one person.
6. Two days in Paris (2006)
Paris is a romantic destination as many women around the world always dream of spending a pleasant time with the men they love in the city. in this movie, a trip to the city of lights seem to be in order for the couple.
However, the lady is from Paris and during their time in the town she begins to run into different ex-lovers her’s.
If you’re in a relationship with someone from a different culture and you’re experiencing challenges, this is a perfect movie for you. It is not only hilarious, but it also does a stellar job to explain the difficulties that can occur when you date someone from with your friend race, or culture.
7. The notebook (2004)
The notebook is a movie about two people who are genuinely in love with each other, but somehow they seem to be continuously torn apart by life itself. The road to happiness for this pair is sturdy and long, but every single event is painstakingly recorded in a diary throughout their journey.
This diary is one that serves to remind the couple about what they once shared in their later years. If you’re someone who believes in eternal love, this movie is a beautiful one for you.
8. 5×2 (2004)
This is a modern movie created in such a way that it takes you through the journey of this couple from the point of their divorce backward to the very first day they met.
From this movie, what you learn is the different mistakes that the couple made along the way to destroy what was once beautiful. This film is one that will help you understand that when a question is posed correctly, half the answer you are searching for can already be seen.
9. Two for the road (1967)
This movie follows the journey of a beautiful couple as they head out to sea to provide their relationship with the much-needed boost. It is one film with an intriguing exploration of the contradictory, i.e., how the sad and the amusing can often work hand in hand especially when it comes to sharing our lives with someone we genuinely love.
These movies are incredible, and I can assure you they will go a long way to fix your rocky relationship.
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