Romance is in the air. Or maybe it’s the whiskey I drank. Anyway, 2017 has been a good year for the romance genre. Not only have the conventional chick flicks and college romances given way to a broad range of stories but also an approach to filmmaking which is unprecedented. Whether it be movies focusing on gay relationships like ‘Call Me By Your Name’ or ones focusing on taboo love like ‘Tulip Fever’ and ‘The Shape Of Water’; a new perspective has been adopted and appreciated. Golden Globe nods for many of these have only encouraged this much-needed change to Hollywood. Here is the list of top 12 romantic movies of 2017. Cheers.
12. The Space Between Us
16-year-old Garden Elliott is just a regular teenager with an inquisitive mind and a killer smile. Oh, and he is the first human to be born on Mars and lives with 12 other astronauts on a Space Station. Eager to know about his past and his mother who died while giving him birth, he starts chatting on the Internet with Tulsa, a teenager living in Colorado. Once they develop a connection Elliott begins wishing to go to Earth and roam the grassy knolls with his love. But when he finally gets there he faces a difficulty in adapting because his organs can’t withstand Earth’s ecosystem. Can Elliott make a living on the place which his mother called home but is as alien to him as Mars is to us?
11. Their Finest
Everything is fair in love and war. But where there is war, love can never exist. Or can it? With the world getting decimated by German bombs, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) an English secretary is recruited by the British government to write propaganda films. Standing up to gender bias and constant political involvement, Catrin meets a fellow screenwriter Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) with whom she is supposed to write a hit movie script. Before they even realize, the chaos and frenzy bring them closer to each other. With a world war going on next door, can the two small-time writers leave their mark on the pages of history? Watch this romantic comedy and find out.
10. Tulip Fever
Consisting of two strange and taboo love stories, Tulip Fever is a brilliant piece of cinema, which shows the different forms of love. Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander plays the role of Sophia, a young and beautiful girl who has been married to an old merchant to secure her future. Upset from the arrangement Sophia begins a passionate affair with the painter her husband has commissioned to make her portrait. At the same time, Sophia’s maid Maria falls in in love with a fishmonger William who is trying to make money by investing in tulip bulbs. On one side is, Maria, a maid who wants nothing bad to happen to her mistress but also wants her own love to become successful. On the other side is Sophia who longs to escape the house she doesn’t consider her own and run away with her love. Who will be successful in making their dreams come true?