"Love is a lot like the movies," said nobody ever. It's a sad truth that love as portrayed in movies doesn't really exist in real life. But, that doesn't mean that the cynics who say true love is a myth are right. It just means you can't take love stories at face value. Not everyone who watches Serendipity is going to fall in love at first sight only to lose track of the object of your affections for years. However, most people can relate to questioning fate and lost opportunities (seriously, why couldn't she just have given him her damn phone number?). Any movie, no matter how strange or removed from reality, has some degree of relatability. Having said that, here are 11 movies to watch when you're in love.
Love is kind of like a unicorn — elusive and very hard to explain. It's also something that people experience in a ton of different ways, as explained in 10 Things I Hate About You ("What's the difference between like and love?"). Hopefully, no matter how you are experiencing love right now, you can watch at least one of these movies and relate.
Serendipity is a perfect movie for anybody who has fallen in love at first sight. If you're in love with a nameless hottie you saw in line for The Force Awakens and your friends are refusing to take your love seriously, sit down in front of Serendipity and rest assured that love at first sight exists. You just have to do something about it.
2. Say Anything
Say Anything is a great movie to watch if you ever feel like you're in love with someone who's out of your league. Don't go crazy trying to change who you are, just be yourself!
3. When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally is a great movie to watch after or during a fight because it will remind you that, even though you might hate each other right now, just like Harry and Sally, you really love each other in the end.
4. Beyond The Lights
Beyond the Lights looks like a love story between a boy and a girl, but it's really a love story between a girl and herself — perfect for anyone who adores someone else, but doesn't quite feel the same about themselves.
5. The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now is perfect for audiences experiencing their first loves.
6. Ruby Sparks
If you ever feel like you want to change your significant other, watch Ruby Sparks. This dramedy will remind you that just because you love someone doesn't mean you get to control them, even if you think you know best.
7. Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants
Not what you were expecting, right? Well, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is perfect for lovers because it's about friendship. What's more loving than that?
8. Working Girl
This one is for the ladies struggling to balance work and love all at the same time. Working Girl is also for anybody who wants to drool over a super sexy Harrison Ford.
9. Imagine Me & You
Imagine Me & You is a great movie to watch if you're not sure if you should take a risk on love.
Ok, this one is a bit depressing, but Her will help you realize that being in love with someone and being in love with the idea of someone are two very different things. Also, if you're in a toxic relationship, maybe Her will help you see the value in being on your own for a bit.
11. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Instructions: to watch when love sucks.
Be warned: side effects of watching these movies include heartache, heartbreak, happily ever after wishes and a lot of laughter.