7. Love, Rosie
Photo from Constantin Film
Do you ever just want to fall in love with your hypothetical imaginary best friend but only realize you’re in love with them after you’ve gotten yourself pregnant during a school dance? No? Well, if you still want those fluttery feelings in your gut during a stormy day, you must watch Love, Rosie. Starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin, Love, Rosie is such a feel-good kilig-to-the-bones movie that isn’t that intense but will have you bawling anyway.
6. I’m Drunk, I Love You
Photo from TBA Productions
Yet another movie about falling in love with your best friend, I’m Drunk, I Love You follows the story of Carson (played by Maja Salvador) who’s about to graduate college and plans on confessing her feelings for her best friend Dio (Paulo Avelino). However, things get a bit complicated when Dio starts showing his affections towards an ex-girlfriend who happens to be at the same music festival they’re attending. Aside from being your heartbreaking rom-com, I’m Drunk, I Love You is also a movie about growing up and making grown-up decisions.
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It’s a miracle that there are only three movie musicals in this list, tbh. Once has been one of my personal favorites since it came out way back in 2007. The featured song ‘Falling Slowly’ by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won an Oscar Award and the movie made everyone and their mothers cry. The indie nature of this film makes it feel more down to earth and authentic as if you’re peering into a couple’s personal life. The songs are amazing, yes, but the story itself will make your heart hurt.
4. Meet Me in St. Gallen
Photo from Spring Films
Apparently, the goal of this list is to make people cry? But seriously, Meet Me in St. Gallen is one of those movies I hated at first but the more I thought about it, the more real it became. This isn’t your basic love story. It’s difficult to find real movies like these on mainstream cinema these days. This movie will tug at your heartstrings and make you realize that a bunch of stuff about life—like about taking risks and how some opportunities only happen once.
3. Kimi no na wa (Your Name)
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I got into this film later than everyone else, so for the longest time, I was in the dark. What made this anime film so special that people were falling over themselves to tell me that it’s good? There’s something about how Makoto Shinkai told this story that gave it that beautiful nostalgic innocence. It doesn’t only look pretty. You become absorbed in this world and the next thing you know, you’re yelling at your screen and crying because it hurts so good. The best time to watch this is on a lazy afternoon with a light rainfall outside.
Photo from Annapurna Pictures
This was one of the movies that really got to me when it came out. Not only does it explore the complexities of human relationships but it also explores the complexities of being utterly alone. Deep, diba? This is probably one of the prettiest films on this list, visually speaking. It’s one of those films where you can’t take your eyes off the screen in fear of missing seeing something beautiful.
1. Call Me By Your Name
Photo from Sony Pictures Classics
Much like Your Name, the hype around Call Me By Your Name has long passed before I finally sat down and watched it. It’s innocent enough, a story of young summer love. But there’s something about how this was directed that made it feel like you’re in the story alongside Oliver and Elio in the countryside in Italy. You’ll not only fall in love with the story itself but fall in love with that simple country life that we all secretly want to experience at one point in our lives.
Which one of these films will you be watching on a rainy day?