These are the best modern romance movies that make you want to fall in love if you're not already and make you appreciate the person who has your affection if you are. The appeal of cinematic romance is obvious. Everybody wants to care and be cared about. We all want to remember that love makes life better. Such an optimistic, inspiring message is important to embrace in today's complicated world.
Of course, not all films of this sort look alike. There are recent romantic comedies, such as Trainwreck, but also emotionally-intense dramas like If Beale Street Could Talk. Some are unapologetically sappy. Five Feet Apart is a great example. Then you have something like Isn't It Romantic that spoofs the occasionally sappy conventions of the genre. The Shape of Water has a heavy fantasy element and is also an Oscar-winning romance. Whether they're aiming for your heart, your mind, or your funny bone, many new romantic films fulfill their mission of celebrating what it means to love someone.
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