8 Romantic Movies to Practice English, Spanish and More
Do you smell that? I think love is in the air! It’s also that time of the year where places are filled with heart shaped things, cuddly teddy bears, and chocolate knick knacks, ready to be shared to spread some lovin’ on this special event.
It’s the season of St. Valentine, and to all of you “Happy Hearts Day.” Apart from being known as a commercial holiday, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love in its many shapes and sizes. Alexa, play Love by Matt White.
What is love? It is a word and a feeling. Google says love is an intense feeling of deep affection. Wikipedia says love encompasses strong and positive emotions. Merriam-Webster says love is a strong constant affection for a person.
However you choose to define love, you know you can always count on movies to give you an idea (or at least a fantasy) of what love could be, should be, and would be like. Want to learn more about the science behind love? Check out our free story “The Science Behind Love” on Beelinguapp!
Check out these 8 bingeable romcom favorites that will for sure make you feel these ooey-gooey-mushy feelings. Want a double-dose of entertainment and learning? Pick a movie in the language you’re learning!
Crazy Rich Asians
If you are in need of an escapism dazzled by wealth and drama, “Crazy Rich Asians” is the movie for you! “Crazy Rich Asians” is a rom-com drama movie based on the bestseller novel by Kevin Kwan called “Crazy Rich Asians.”
The story follows Rachel Chu as she travels to Singapore with her boyfriend Nick to attend his best friend's wedding. During the trip, she discovered that Nick's family was extremely wealthy. Now, Rachel is now in a difficult situation, dealing with Nick's disapproving mother and envious socialites.
You've Got Mail
“You’ve Got Mail'' is another beloved Nora Ephron classic that features Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. The film is based on the Hungarian drama “Parfumerie,” which was adapted into the films “The Shop Around the Corner” and “In The Good Old Summertime.”
Kathleen Kelly, the owner of the independent bookstore The Shop Around The Corner, and Joe Fox, the book superstore magnate of Fox Books, meet online in an anonymous chat. As their online exchanges grew, the two started falling in love with each other. But will their budding romance continue to blossom despite Joe’s efforts of trying to put Kathleen out of business?
Fuera de carta
Looking for some food and romance? The Spanish movie “Fuera de carta” or “Chef’s Special,” will give you the sizzles and fizzles of an unexpected love story.
Meet Maxi, a top chef in Madrid who aspires to win a Michelin star. And on his journey towards that coveted star, his estranged kids show up. At the same time, an Argentinian soccer player moves in next door and Maxi starts developing feelings for him. As Maxi is taking care of his children and his restaurant, a love triangle starts brewing between him, his friend, and his new neighbor.
Single and ready to mingle? “Solteras” (Ready to Mingle) will be your movie-best-friend this time around. Get your Moleskine ready because this movie will share with you the do’s and don’ts of dating.
“Solteras” is a movie about a wannabe bride named Ana, who seeks professional help to meet her husband. Throughout her session, Ana makes new friends, learns more about dating, and even gets a taste of what love is like. Something happens, and Ana's sudden interest goes away. Oh, but what will Ana do now?
The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch
“The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch” is a movie based on a Swiss novel called Wolkenbruch’s Wondrous Journey into the Arms of Shiksa. It was also selected as the Swiss entry for the Best International Feature Film and for the 92nd Academy Awards.
This German romcom tells a story of Motti, who is pressured by his parents to marry a nice Jewish girl. However, he falls madly in love with his non-Jewish classmate named Laura. Will Motti follow his heart or will he obey his parents’ wishes?
What A Man
Ever wonder what makes a man, a man? Well, in this movie directed by Matthias Schweighöfer, Alex tries to find out what makes a man, a man.
“What A Man'' tells the story of Alex,a 30-year-old schoolteacher, who realizes his girlfriend is having an affair with their neighbor. One thing after another, Alex is forced to move out of the shared apartment and he ends up living with his elementary schoolmate, Nele. During his stay with Nele, Alex tries to figure out what went wrong in his previous relationship, but he ends up…falling in love with her all over again.
Pane e Tulipani
Take a romantic escapade in Italy and get lost with Rosalba in this 2000 Italian romcom. “Pane e Tulipani” was nominated at various film festivals like the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
The movie follows Rosalba, a housewife, who was accidentally left in a highway cafe during a family vacation. Rather than waiting for her family to pick her up, she decides to continue the vacation on her own, unafraid of where life may take her. Long story short, Rosalba’s serendipitous journey led her to falling in love with an unexpected Icelander man.
Manuale d'amore 3
“The Ages of Love” or “Manuale d’amore 3,” is the third sequel of “Manual of Love” and “Manual of Love 2.” The Italian romantic comedy film is made of three episodes connected by a modern Cupid, aka their taxi driver.
The movie follows three Italian men who fall in love with three women. The first section follows a young lawyer who has a fling. His experience is followed by that of a middle-aged man who has a fling as well. And the last story of the movie is about a retired man who falls in love with his friend’s daughter.