2. The Notebook

The Skinny: In a whirlwind summer romance, Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams) experience an epic first love that will last them a lifetimeβ€”even when she develops Alzheimer'sβ€”luckily Noah's tender patience and care allows the couple to keep their love eternal by reading her their summer tale from a worn in notebook.

The Kicker: "Sometimes we need to be apart to truly understand how much we love each other."

The Takeaway: If anything can turn a jaded heart into a mushy one, it's Allie and Noah.

And while there are many, many lessons to learn from this movie (and date ideas to steal), our biggest takeaway is that true love requires patience because it doesn't always work out right away.

Romeo and Juliet