10 Perfect Summer Love Movies
With fine weather just round the corner (I hope :)), what perfect timing to watch some powerful summer romance films. Go ahead, curl up on the sofa with your popcorn and immerse yourself in these beautiful stories.
THE LAST SONG
Not only did Ronnie Miller (Miley Cyrus) and Will Blakelee (Liam Hemsworth) end up together after long walks on the beach, but this was the very beginning of Miam. Are the flashbacks hitting you yet?
Need we tell you more? Though the bulk of the film takes place during senior year at Rydell high, Danny Zuko (John Trovolta) and Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John)’s romance started in the summer, and they will seriously make you want a ’50s-inspired date. It doesn’t get more magical than a drive-in movie under the stars on a warm night. Throw in the movie’s classic tracks and you’ll be singing “You’re the One That I Want” to your special someone in no time.
This isn’t your typical Nicholas Sparks story. The romance is epic, but it’s the plot twists that will get you. Erin Tierney, who’s real name is Katie Feldman (Julianne Hough) runs away after the attempted murder of her abusive, alcoholic husband. She meets widowed father Alex Wheatley (Josh Duhamel), and they fall in love despite their complicated pasts. Isn’t that what it’s all about?
Savannah Lynn Curtis (Amanda Seyfried) and John Tyree (Channing Tatum) prove that there’s no fighting true love. It only took two weeks for the two to fall for one another, but life always gets in the way. Even with John’s deployment and the endless miles that separate them, you’ll see that people who are meant to be together always find a way back to one another.
This is proof that not all family vacations are dull, especially when you meet an attractive dance instructor. Aside from giving you major resort envy, Baby Houseman (Jennifer Grey) and Johnny Castle’s (Patrick Swayze) steamy dance moves will totally make you want to sign up for a class this summer with or without a date. Go ahead, have the time of your life.
500 DAYS OF SUMMER
The romance between Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel) and Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) isn’t necessarily a happy ending, but there’s a lot to learn from the movie’s expectations vs. reality scenarios. Sometimes no matter how badly you want something, it’s just not going to happen — and that’s one of life’s hardest lessons that summer love birds definitely need to hear.
A WALK TO REMEMBER
Time and love aren’t mutually exclusive. Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore) and Landon Carter (Shane West) experience more love in a few short summer months than some people do in a lifetime. This is the throwback romance of all time and no matter how many times you’ve seen it, tissues are still very much needed.
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3
Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens) and Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) are off to college in the final movie of the iconic franchise, but heading off to different schools doesn’t necessarily mean breaking up. Take cues from the Disney couple: it’s worth making things work. At the very least, have a killer prom night.
Aquamarine (Sara Paxton) has one goal: find love on land to prove to her father that it exists. After bae-watching on the beach with new pals Claire Brown (Emma Roberts) and Hailey Rogers (Jojo), Aqua has her eye on the handsome Raymond (Jake McDorman). Even though they spend a lot of her time chasing after him, the friendship the girls develop is its own kind of love story.
Plenty can happen at summer camp! Just ask Mitchie Torres (Demi Lovato) and Shane Gray (Joe Jonas). This was also the beginning of Demi and Joe’s real-life relationship. Bonus: their duet automatically makes this movie a must-watch replay. Get ready for major throwback feels.
Last but certainly not least. The iconic story between Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) and Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) really hits the spot. A summer love will always have a special place in your heart and you never know when that person can pop back in your life again.