We’ve heard the usual caveat – life is hard and unforgiving, love even more so. In the conventional wisdom to play it safe, we guard our hearts and often skip right past the little miracles of love that surround us every day. Sometimes, the most affecting love stories aren’t works of fiction but are drawn from real-life happenstance.
Filmmakers produce romantic movies based on real-life events to restore our faith in love. We don’t need to imagine or make stuff up stories. We just sit on a chair and immerse ourselves in the movie. These films make our hearts flutter and stick in our minds for a long time.
Here are the 5 best movies that are inspired by real-life romances that prove true love still exists. Scroll down and enjoy.
#1 The Vow
If you sobbed at Nicholas Spark’s The Vow, prepare for even more tears on your next viewing because “The Vow” is exactly what happened to Krickitt and Kim Carpenter in real life. Two months after their wedding, the couple got into a horrific car accident and Krickitt suffered a life-threatening brain injury, making her forget everything about her spouse. They stuck it out and as of 2014, they were still together. Even though they got divorced, their story is one of love and perseverance.
#2 The Young Victoria
“The Young Victoria” is a historical film based on the early life and reign of Queen Victoria and her marriage to Prince Albert. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were portrayed by Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend respectively. Victoria and Albert love each other at first sight and decided to get married. When Prince Albert passed away, she wore black dresses for the rest of her life.
#3 The Theory of Everything
The heartbreaking romantic “The Theory of Everything” depicted the marriage between Stephen Hawking (Redmayne) and his wife Jane Hawking (Felicity Jones). Their love is full of challenges. Stephen was an astrophysics student and he began a relationship with Jane. Stephen learned that he has motor neuron disease after his muscles began to fail. He was given approximately two years to live and he will be unable to breathe, talk or move his body for the rest of his life. At that time, Jane promised that she would stay with him.
#4 The Notebook
Generally considered one of the most prominent films in the romance genre, “The Notebook” detailed the love story of Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams). Their love spanned multiple decades despite familial disapproval. The movie was inspired by an elderly couple’s lasting love.
#5 Grace of Monaco
“Grace of Monaco” portrayed the love story of former actress grace (Nicole Kidman) and Prince Rainier of Monaco (Tim Roth). They had a friendly relationship when Grace was filming a movie on French Riviera. They began visiting each other for important occasions. In 1956, they got married. Then, she gave up acting to be with her family.