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Best Modern Love Story Movies According to Rotten Tomatoes

By    |   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 01:19 PM

Love stories and romantic movies have been a staple of the cinema back before voices could be heard on screen. Some of the greatest movies of all times, such as "Gone with the Wind," "Casablanca," and "Annie Hall," are considered love stories for at least part of their content.

Although they don’t make them like they used to, there are a number of recent movies that qualify as romance films.

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Here is a review of some modern love story movies that have come out in recent years, according to Rotten Tomatoes:

1. "The Artist" (2011)

A romantic-comedy from France, "The Artist" is the story of a Hollywood couple around the beginning of the Great Depression. The man, portrayed by Jean Dujardin, is an aging silent film star who is attracted to an up-and-coming star of the "talkies," portrayed by Berenice Bejo.

The film dominated the awards season in 2011 and 2012, winning three Golden Globes and seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (for Michel Hazanavicius), and Best Actor for Dujardin.

2. "Titanic" (1997)


Even though the movie is the true story of the tragedy that took place in the Atlantic Ocean in April 1912, at the heart (of the ocean) of "Titanic" is a romance, albeit a fictionalized one. Kate Winslet stars as Rose DeWitt Bukater, a bored young woman of means who is betrothed to a man she does not love. She meets Jack Dawson, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio, a free-spirited homeless artist.

They meet, fall in love, and suffer through the consequences of the infamous ship's sinking. Another love story that dominated the awards, "Titanic" won 11 Oscars, four Golden Globes, and a host of other accolades.

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3. "Before Midnight" (2013)


The third part of a trilogy, preceded by 1995's "Before Sunrise" and 2004's "Before Sunset," "Before Midnight" continues the story of Jesse and Celine, portrayed by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. In this film, the couple have twin daughters while Jesse tries to keep a relationship going with his estranged son, who lives with his ex-wife in another city.

4. "Sideways" (2004)

Starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Sandra Oh, and Virginia Madsen, "Sideways is a quirky comedy about trying to find love at middle age. The film has a running theme of wine throughout it, as the two main male characters in the film go on vacation in California wine country.

5. "Lost in Translation" (2003)


"Lost in Translation" is another in a long line of outside-the-box roles for Bill Murray. Here, Murray stars as an aging actor who travels to Japan to film commercials for Japanese products in a land where he is still popular. While there, he meets a young woman, played by Scarlett Johansson, who is bored waiting around for her husband to compete his work each day. The pair keeps each other company and an unusual love affair blooms.

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Love stories and romantic movies have been a staple of the cinema back before voices could be heard on screen. Some of the greatest movies of all times, such as "Gone with the Wind," "Casablanca," and "Annie Hall," are considered love stories for at least part of their content.
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