From writing to actual depictions we see on the TV screen, the entertainment industry does not fall short of stories that brought tears to its viewers, some cringing heartaches, and sweet feeling of seeing two people who are really in love.
While all love stories have a single theme in all of them—that is, romance—not every romantic film ever produced is the same. Some are so bad they’re memorable for being one of the worst or otherwise are easily forgotten as a result. But there are also those which are so pleasantly unique, they stood out as among movie’s landmark in the romance genre.
Set in the contemporary setting, listed down are some of movie industry’s best love stories ever told but which originated from books:
- The Time Traveler’s Wife
It is not common to find a romantic film that is set between science fiction and reality. While there had already been a few iterations about a film bearing the exact same theme and find success among movie enthusiasts, “The Time Traveler’s Wife”—a movie based on the novel written by author Audrey Niffenegger—perhaps makes for one of the most memorable for its focus on the evitable love plot between two persons who would not have met if not for the anomaly of time traveling and its equally memorable tearjerker, heart-crushing ending—the kind that goes for the contrary of the idea of having a relationship that will last.
- The Notebook
Based from the novel of the best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, “The Notebook” tells a story about a forbidden love between two persons of different classes in the 1940’s which, by opposition, was made separate, only to find its way again by a feeling so strong between a man and woman whose initial encounter easily developed into attachment and love. The story of The Notebook is a classic and perfect example about true love being able to conquer all odds.
- The Fault in Our Stars
Many of us find love when we are at our best self. But to be loved even when we are not our optimum, that’s a different kind of love anyone would find from someone, well, equally not at his best himself. The story in “The Fault in Our Stars” by author John Green, however, is not about two misfits or outcasts who could not find their place in the society. It is a story about two disease-stricken people who find happiness with the company of one another as they strive to live their remaining lives to the fullest not knowing when their time is up—until one of the two did, leaving the other with a fond but painful memory of himself.
- The Twilight Saga
Set in a fantasy world lived with blood-sucking vampires and shapeshifting werewolves, the Twilight Saga—a series of books by American author, Stephenie Meyer—put a different twist to romance when it placed a human, a vampire, and a werewolf in a love triangle that is true to meaning of the word “quaint.” While liking the franchise as a whole is subjective to certain audiences, the series still finds its niche among romance movie enthusiasts because of its unique and, oftentimes, shocking story in addition to its interesting characters.