Movies That Celebrate Love and Marriage
Ready for your perfect date night? How about ending it with a movie? Sounds wholesome!
Whenever the weather warms up, beautiful churches and expensive white dresses cost more than we earn in a month. During this time, couples take one of the biggest leaps in their relationship by saying, “I do.”
If you are one of these people, we have some great movies for you to watch. Just make sure to stream these movies with a great internet speed because most of them might not be on air on cable. If you are looking for suggestions regarding high-speed internet, Spectrum is a great option. You can even bundle your phone and cable with internet to save some bucks.
Featuring a computerized dog, a flying house, and an obnoxious kid, it’s the deepest, richest love story in years. After losing his childhood sweetheart and partner for life, Ellie, Pixar created a gorgeous animated feature for adults. Rather than sit alone in bitterness or reconnect with the world around him, Carl decides to embark on an unexpected adventure to South America as a way of carrying on Ellie’s memory. In sharing his life with another person, Carl creates a hilarious and sweet ode to what makes life meaningful and beautiful.
As painful and disturbing as Mendes’ 1999 classic ‘American Beauty,’ which explores similar themes, Sam Mendes’ 2008 drama is about a couple exposed to the brutalities of their relationship and forced to confront their denials. It is a startling exploration of marriage and everyday life that is beautifully acted by the iconic Kate-Leo duo, showing how even a slight glance or a tiny bit of laughter can alter a relationship in ways you could never have imagined. While ‘Revolutionary Road’ won widespread critical acclaim during its release, viewers have not fully appreciated it and we hope it will receive the respect and admiration it deserves in the future.
In a list of movies about marriage and love, you can’t leave out The Notebook. The film by Nick Cassavetes features Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner, and Gena Rowlands in a story of love that never ends. Love is at the heart of most marriages.
If a man and woman are truly in love, it transcends money, status, and societal barriers. As teens and as old people, we all dream about the love between a couple in The Notebook.
Even though the movie was crude and lewd, there were some great moments in which characters discussed the messy, painful, rewarding, and wholly unglamorous nature of commitment. This movie is not so much about the unlikely pairing of pretty Alison with slacker Ben, but rather about the authentic view of marriage taken by Pete and Debbie (Alison’s sister), as they renew their love for one another.
The Painted Veil
An underrated classic, ‘The Painted Veil’ is a heartbreaking story about two people facing harsh realities in their marriage. This emotionally moving and visually stunning film explores the inherent qualities of human nature as well as the tragic incompatibility of two people who love each other despite their apparent differences. Amid marital turbulence, the couple embarks on a journey of self-discovery as they rediscover the beauty of marriage in its decline. With time and moments that bring them closer together, fleeting moments of joy and happiness blossom in their lives.
A couple visiting their adult children in Tokyo (Chishû Ryû and Chieko Higashiyama), which many consider Yasujiro Ozu’s masterpiece, discover that the way generations treat one another has changed as time and change have changed their outlook on life. A surprising family member honors and emulates their faithfulness by serving them in a manner sure to make audiences nostalgic for a time when loyalty was the norm rather than the exception. It may be Ozu’s faithfulness to lighting, rituals, silences, and rooms that are the most magnificent fidelity in this film.
‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
A list of movie marriages and weddings would not be complete without mentioning one of the greatest couples of all time–Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. In this movie, Katharine Houghton and Sidney Poitier play a young, idealistic couple (played by Katharine Houghton and Sidney Poitier), who announce their engagement to their parents–in a social commentary about interracial romance in the 1960s.
That is for this wedding post. We hope you find the perfect movie to strengthen your marriage. If you have other movies to add to the list, please let us know by commenting below. We will love to hear from you.