Love Is...

by MAthePA | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public


You may fall from the sky, you may fall from a tree, but the best way to fall... is in love with me.
What is love, or what is not... some movies explain well enough if we listen to understand, not to reply.

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1. Love Story (1970)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland

Votes: 27,238 | Gross: $106.40M


Love means never having to say you're sorry.

2. A Walk to Remember (2002)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

35 Metascore

The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 188,840 | Gross: $41.23M


Love is always patient and kind; it is never jealous; love is never boastful or conceited; it is never rude or selfish; it does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's shortcomings but delights in the truth; it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes. [Apostle Paul; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7]

3. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

Director: Josh Boone | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern

Votes: 317,185 | Gross: $124.87M


Love is just a shout into the void.

4. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,623,269 | Gross: $330.25M


I'm not a smart man... but I know what love is.

5. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 387,256 | Gross: $59.70M


Love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends... If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around.

6. Interstellar (2014)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 1,309,878 | Gross: $188.02M


Love is the one thing we're capable of perceiving that transcends time and space.

7. What If (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

59 Metascore

Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver

Votes: 64,974 | Gross: $3.45M


Love is just an all-purpose excuse for selfish behavior. You can lie and cheat and hurt people, and it's all okay because you're in love.

8. My Week with Marilyn (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond

Votes: 79,578 | Gross: $14.60M


First love is such sweet despair.

9. 27 Dresses (2008)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

47 Metascore

After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, Brian Kerwin

Votes: 145,339 | Gross: $76.81M


Love is patient, love is kind, love means slowly losing your mind.

10. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

In Sweden at the turn of the century, members of the upper class and their servants find themselves in a romantic tangle that they try to work out amidst jealousy and heartbreak.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist

Votes: 11,138


Love is a perpetual juggling of three balls, the names of which are heart, words and loins. How easy it is to juggle these three balls, and how easy to drop one of them.

11. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In the 1890s, William Murdoch uses radical forensic techniques for the time, including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders.

Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris, Helene Joy

Votes: 8,651


Love is like gravity. You have to let yourself fall.

12. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Phineas and Ferb invent, scheme, and stay one step ahead of their bratty sister. Meanwhile, their pet platypus plots against evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dan Povenmire

Votes: 28,672


Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by the imagination.

13. Cashback (2006)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Michelle Ryan, Erica Ellis

Votes: 79,824 | Gross: $0.02M


Love is there if you want it to be. You just have to see that it's wrapped in beauty and hidden away in between the seconds of your life. If you don't stop for a minute, you might miss it.

14. Love and Other Disasters (2006)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An American intern at U.K. Vogue helps her friends find love.

Director: Alek Keshishian | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Matthew Rhys, Catherine Tate, Santiago Cabrera

Votes: 13,029


Maybe true love is a decision... to take a chance with somebody, to give to somebody without worrying whether they'll give anything back, or if they're gonna hurt you, or if they really are the one. Maybe love isn't something that happens to you. Maybe it's something you have to choose.

15. The Proposition (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western

73 Metascore

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, Richard Wilson

Votes: 47,633 | Gross: $1.90M


Love. Love is the key. Love and family. For what are night and day, the sun, the moon, the stars without love, and those you love around you? What could be more hollow than to die alone, unloved?

16. Little Manhattan (2005)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

52 Metascore

A 10-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl find love in New York City.

Director: Mark Levin | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Charlotte Ray Rosenberg, Bradley Whitford, Cynthia Nixon

Votes: 21,251 | Gross: $0.38M


Love is about going that extra mile even if it hurts, letting it all hang out there. Love is about finding courage inside of you that you didn't even know was there.

17. Criminal Minds (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna

Votes: 139,250


Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another. [Thomas Merton]

18. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance

A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Stars: Justin Chambers, Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.

Votes: 214,776


Love is about choices. It's about putting down the poison and the dagger and making your own happy ending, most of the time, and that sometimes despite all your best choices and all your best intentions, fate wins anyway.

19. 2046 (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

Several women enter a science fiction author's life over the course of a few years, after the author has lost the woman he considers his one true love.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Faye Wong, Li Gong

Votes: 47,180 | Gross: $0.26M


Love is all a matter of timing.

In love you can't bring on a substitute.

20. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 477,767 | Gross: $81.00M


The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.

21. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, Fantasy

An elderly amusement park maintenance man, Eddie, is trapped in purgatory and the only way out is to confront five people from his past. Unfortunately, dark secrets from his service in the Philippines begin to haunt him.

Director: Lloyd Kramer | Stars: Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn, Jeff Daniels, Dagmara Dominczyk

Votes: 5,468


Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't hold their hand, you can't tousle their hair, but when those senses weaken, another one comes to life... Life has to end. Love doesn't.

22. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 417,548 | Gross: $139.31M


It is remarkable how similar the pattern of love is to the pattern of insanity.

23. Heartbreakers (2001)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

47 Metascore

A mother and daughter con team seduce and scam wealthy men.

Director: David Mirkin | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gene Hackman, Ray Liotta

Votes: 48,856 | Gross: $40.34M


There's no love. It's the trick of the brain. It's the combination of chemicals and hormones.

24. Malèna (2000)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana

Votes: 80,537 | Gross: $3.43M


The only true love is unrequited love.

25. Andromeda (2000–2005)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Captain Dylan Hunt and the crew of the Andromeda Ascendant set out on a mission to rebuild the Systems Commonwealth 300 years after its fall.

Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Laura Bertram, Gordon Michael Woolvett

Votes: 11,204


Love is merely a trick that DNA plays to replicate itself.

26. The Invisible Man (2000–2002)

120 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A thief and conman is given the means to become invisible, and ends up working for a government agency.

Stars: Vincent Ventresca, Paul Ben-Victor, Shannon Kenny, Eddie Jones

Votes: 2,757


Anything that's done out of love is beyond good and evil. [Friedrich Nietzsche]

27. My Family (2000–2011)

50 min | Comedy

Ben Harper, a misanthropic dentist, has little time for most people, including his wife Susan and their children Nick, Janey and Michael.

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson, Daniela Denby-Ashe

Votes: 8,040


Love is not a flower, it's a venus fly trap that tempts you with promises of delight, then snaps you in half and crushed you like a bug!

28. Hope Island (1999– )

Drama

Reverend Daniel Cooper has come to Hope Island to reopen the Community Church, hoping the assignment will help him through the grief of a terrible loss. Distrusted by the local inhabitants ... See full summary »

Stars: Cameron Daddo, Suki Kaiser, Duncan Fraser, Haig Sutherland

Votes: 88


Love is a game that two can play and both can win. [Eva Gabor]

29. Meet Joe Black (1998)

PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

43 Metascore

Death, who takes the form of a young man (Brad Pitt), asks a media mogul (Sir Anthony Hopkins) to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth, and in the process, he falls in love with his guide's daughter (Claire Forlani).

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber

Votes: 196,113 | Gross: $44.62M


Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without... if you haven't tried, you haven't lived.

30. Playing by Heart (1998)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in Los Angeles.

Director: Willard Carroll | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Ellen Burstyn, Sean Connery, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 17,915 | Gross: $3.96M


Talking about love is like dancing about architecture.

31. Fools Rush In (1997)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

37 Metascore

After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Jon Tenney, Carlos Gómez

Votes: 30,575 | Gross: $29.29M


Love is a gift, not an obligation.

32. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

35 Metascore

A desperate guy kidnaps a daughter of his former boss who recently fired him. Two angels are sent to Earth for checking if love is possible in this case.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 33,017 | Gross: $4.27M


Love is merely an emotional adaptation... to a physical necessity.

33. Waiting for God (1990–1994)

30 min | Comedy

When Tom Ballard moves to Bayview Retirement Vilage, he meets Diana Trent, a feisty old woman who complains about everything and wants nothing more than just to die. Much to the dislike of ... See full summary »

Stars: Graham Crowden, Stephanie Cole, Daniel Hill, Janine Duvitski

Votes: 1,393


Love isn't a quantifiable or definable product. It's a... well, it's like a sort of elephant, sitting in the corner of your sitting-room. You can't ignore it, but if you don't do something about it, you're going to find yourself knee-deep in elephant poo.

34. Moonstruck (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

Votes: 44,064 | Gross: $80.64M


Love don't make things nice – it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess.

35. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 62,239


Love gives not but itself and takes not from itself, love possesses not nor would it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love. [Kahlil Gibran]



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