10 Romantic Movies Based on True Stories

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Often, when we indulge in watching a movie, we start to wonder whom the movie might be related to. Is this a true story? Are all the characters in the movie were there in reality? Well, there are a number of movies that are actually based on true stories.

Especially, when we talk about romantic movies, we get fascinated to find out the lovers on whom the entire story is based on! It definitely gives us new hope. Plus, we begin to believe in true love just by watching such movies. Apart from a fictional element of the movie, we also learn a lesson or two that is helpful in our real life.

“Love happens but only in movies” It is a statement that you might come across several times in your life. However, it is not entirely true. Love happens in real life as well. Love makes life beautiful and it is a necessity to live a cheerful life.

There have been a number of true accounts involving hardcore lovers due to which the filmmakers were adamant to make a movie out of it. Thus, today we are going to have a look at 10 of the most heart-touching and appealing romantic movies that are actually based on true stories.

So, let’s not wait anymore and start right away!

The Vow

The Vow is a simple, yet beautiful tale of two extraordinary lovers by the name of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. The oh-so-charming Channing Tatum and the gorgeous Rachel McAdams were cast to play the roles of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. Basically, the story involves a huge accident due to which Krickitt loses her memory, suffering from Amnesia.

So, she loses her memory of the past 18 months which is the period in which she met and fell for her husband, Kim. Now, she does not remember anything. However, Kim didn’t lose hope as he kept on trying to reconcile with his wife, Krickitt. In the end, Krickett fell once again for Kim, and love wins!

Queen of the Desert

Queen of the Desert is based on the biography of the traveler and British author, Gertrude Bell. Nicole Kidman plays the role of Gertrude Bell. So, the girl is born into a wealthy family. However, the lavish and affluent lifestyle does not appeal to Gertrude.

She has simply no interest in the extravagant social life of her parents. Thus, she visits the East where she meets Henry Gadogan. Henry Gadogan is a very powerful role, played by James Franco. She falls in love with Henry Gadogan who is just a minor embassy employee.

The Notebook

The casting of the movie mesmerizes everyone even till date. The handsome hunk, Ryan Gosling, and the lovely Rachel McAdams play the romantic lovers in the movie. The movie is filled with several accounts that can leave any couple shocked and awestruck. Also, the movie has gained a cult status and is still one of the best romantic movies in Hollywood history. The movie depicts how Rachel McAdams leaves Ryan Gosling. But, eventually comes back to him. Ryan Gosling builds a magnificent house for both of them. Apart from that, many other moments within the movie are heart-shattering. If you watch it with your beloved, tears are definitely going to roll down your eyes.

The romantic movie is based on the real story of Jack Potter and his wife Phyllis. Phyllis suffers from Dementia. Thus, her husband helps her out in remembering the events that have happened in the past with both of them. The events are simply adorable and reflect true love to the core!

The Theory of Everything

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are the main characters of the movie. It is basically a movie based on the life of Stephen Hawking, a great theoretical physicist. In 1963, when Stephen Hawking was studying Astrophysics at Cambridge University, he fell in love with Jane Wilde.

Over the course, Stephen realized that he has motor neuron disease due to which his muscles failed to work. The doctors believed that Stephen would only live for approximately two years. Also, it was predicted that he will be unable to breathe, move, or walk but his brain will remain unaffected. Keeping all these facts in mind, Jane confessed her love for Stephen and promised to live with him even if he has a very short time left.

The Edge of Love

The Edge of Love is based on a truly romantic story. It is a story of a woman and a man, Vera Phillips, and the poet, Dylan Thomas. Vera Phillips’ role is beautifully and nonchalantly played by Keira Knightley. While on the other hand, Matthew Rhys plays the role of a married man who despite being married and a father, falls for Vera Phillips who is actually his former lover.

Both fell in love with each other right when they were kids. But, destiny had something different in the box for them. Then, they accidentally meet each other and rekindle their relationship.

A Beautiful Mind

It is a heartfelt movie based on two deep lovers who sacrificed a lot to remain together. John Nash is a mathematician-economist who meets Alicia Larde on a one beautiful night. While, having dinner together, they instantly spark a deep connection and fall in love with each other. However, time quickly changes for both of them and John Nash suffers starts his battle with Schizophrenia.

The movie depicts the endless courage and support of Alicia Larde who goes to every height in order to get her husband recovered. The bond between the two gets stronger at every step. The beautiful movie is definitely a must-watch for lovers, finding difficulty to sustain.

Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love is a lighter take on the memoir of the author Elizabeth Gilbert. At the age of 32, she recognizes that she is not completely happy with her married life and should go for divorce. After taking a divorce, she decides to travel the whole world in order to eat and pray. However, who knew that she would end up with her true love all over again!

So, while exploring and traveling the whole world, she finds her perfect match. Julia Roberts is the main Lead while the good-looking lover is played by Javier Bardem.

It Could Happen To You

It Could Happen To You is a charming romantic movie of the year 1994. Nicholas Cage and Bridget are the main leads of the movie. Nicholas Cage plays the role of an NYPD officer. He is well-known for his kindness and gracious behavior. While, on the other hand, his wife is completely poles apart. So, Charlie (Nicholas Cage) meets a waitress who is in a bad shape because of a debt. Charlie, being a humble guy, promises to help her by winning a lottery.

He does end up winning a lottery worth $4 million dollars. Subsequently, being true to his words, he immediately fulfills his promise and helps the waitress. On this very occasion, both of them start to feel something for each other and their relationship starts!

It is a real-life incident, involving Officer Robert Cunningham who actually won a lottery and split it with the waitress. But, the love-angle shown in the movie is totally fictional.

Walk the Line

It is a movie based on the biography of Johnny Cash. Well, the early life and the career of Johnny Cash have been depicted in the movie. It released in 2005 and was extremely well-received by the critics and the audience. In fact, the movie has been nominated for Oscar and has earned a lifetime amount of $186 million worldwide.

Basically, the story involves Johnny Cash’s struggle to rise to fame and his relationship with June Carter. The romance element of the movie was praised enormously by the audiences and still remains to be the favorite movie of the lovers.

Becoming Jane

The story is based on the real-life of the author Jane Austen and the Irish Lawyer Thomas Lefroy. The couple struggled to prove their point as their parents were totally against their union. The parents of both thought that they could find better matches for their kids.

The beautiful story stars Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy as the main leads. Jane was never fond of a materialistic world. Therefore, she pursued true love. Nonetheless, her parents wanted to marry her with a well-established guy. When Jane meets Tom, she falls head over heels for him because of his non-aristocratic attitude and mischievous behavior. But, she always knew the consequences of it!


So, here we have come to an end of our list that showed you 10 perfect examples of true love. Yes, true love does exist. If you do not believe me, just go and watch the above-mentioned movies. Although there will be a few fictional highlights in all the movies. But, the actual essence of pure love remains the same!