We’re always tempted towards the things that we cannot have. Such is the story of seventeen-year-old Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will (Cole Sprouse) from the movies ‘Five Feet Apart’, both of whom suffer from cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disorder that cannot be cured. Both of them have to live fully controlled lives with strict routines and boundaries because of their condition. When the two cross path, something seems to click but they have to maintain a distance between them because getting closer could worsen their condition. But as time passes by, the two are not able to hold their feelings in and things start to get complicated when they are forced to throw all the rules and restrictions away just to be with each other.
Whether it’s real life or the movies, the best love stories are the ones that have an element of pain in them. Otherwise, what’s even the point of falling in love. You only learn to embrace the good parts of it with all your heart when you’ve been through some really bad stuff before that. That’s why we dig stories of lovers who stay together no matter what, because that’s the kind of love we seek in our own lives. Now we may or may not find someone who’ll stand by us forever or maybe we already have someone like that, whatever your case may be watching movies about lovers who overcome all their odds just to be together can always make us feel good and laugh and cry at the same time. So, here’s a list of some amazing feel-good love movies similar to ‘Five Feet Apart’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like Five Feet Apart on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
11. Everything, Everything (2017)
‘Everything, Everything’ is the story of a 17-year-old girl named Madeline Whittier who suffers from a rare disease that restricts her from leaving her home. Things start to change when a boy named Olly Bright moves into her neighborhood and they soon start emailing each other. Somewhere between these emails, they fall for each other. Madeline realizes that she hasn’t been living her life all this while and gets the opportunity to leave her whole past life behind and start a new adventure with Olly. But will she able to take that leap and if she does what will be the consequences of her decisions? ‘Everything, Everything’ is a great teen romance feel-good film and will leave you with a bright smile on your face.
10. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
The story of Hazel and Augustus, two cancer patients who meet at a cancer support group will make you cry your eyes out. This movie did get a lot of hype when it came out but for a reason. The movie has a typical but good storyline and has amazing actors Shailene ‘Woodley and Ansel Elgort. It all starts off with grace who has terminal lung cancer and has to carry around an oxygen tank with her at all times that assists her with breathing. When she meets Gus, another cancer survivor who lost his leg to the disease, they get along right from the beginning. The two get closer with time and decides to surprise Hazel by arranging a meeting with Hazel’s favorite novelist who lives in Amsterdam. The two go on the best adventure of their lives which changes them completely and brings them even closer. But nothing’s ever built to last and fate may have different plans for them.