Romance and attraction have been stated many times by many people as two very prominent components in the mixture of survival and socialization. We’ve seen in movies and we’ve read in novels the sweet stories of men and women falling for each other, by sacrificing their wrongs and improving upon their rights, in order to channel the feelings of love from their desired partner towards themselves. There are poems out there that highlight the beauty of love, and describe in detail the importance and benefits of finding your soul mate. In fact, romance is probably the one topic of discussion that has been referred to in all forms of art, and that is probably because it’s part of how we feel inside, which is why art is commonly described as the translation of our emotions into images, words, expressions, etc.
There are some pieces of art that ask, though, despite it supposedly being proven that we know all there is to know about this feeling of indescribably deep affection, whether it is authentic and felt. Does true love really exist? Well, I’m not one to answer that question, and I don’t think any of the movies below really provide a straitjacket response to it. What they do, is provide a base where we are made to ask it ourselves. The solution is often left to interpretation, but in order to understand the query better, here are twelve films that have shaped it into a near-complete structure. Here is the list of best movies that question existence of true love.
12. Gone Girl (2014)
From a distance, I’d have no trouble in describing ‘Gone Girl’ as an evil film, with evil characters who have evil motivations. When I look closer though, what I see is an appreciable understanding of human beings. The film follows the story of a man whose wife has gone missing. Along with the main part of the plot which involves tracking down her whereabouts and possibly providing an explanation for her disappearance is this other story, read out from the woman’s diary, that describes how the couple was when they were together. As the movie progresses, one starts to notice both subtle and discrete happenings during their period of closeness that makes them doubt the existence of any form of actual affection between the two. What seals the deal is the ending though, which is sudden and unexpected, taking you off guard, but making you think about how far people go in order to hide deep within the facade of love.
11. 10 (1979)