7 Movies That Teach Us about Love ...

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I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for romantic films - so any movies that teach us about love are winners for me.

Okay, okay, so love probably isn't actually like this in real life - not for some of these films anyway.

But a girl can dream, right?

So here are seven movies that teach us about love, in all its messy, wonderful, hopeless glory.

1. Amour

Amour may be one of those movies that teach us about love, but it’s in no way a fluffy love story.

This film has been a firm feature during the awards season this year, and rightly so.

The French film, directed by Michael Haneke, focuses on an elderly couple and the process they go through after the wife, played by Emmanuelle Riva, suffers a series of strokes, leaving her unable to speak and paralysed.

We follow George, her husband, as he copes with what's happened.

It's an unflinching, terrifying and artistically beautiful look at the nature of love, death and ageing.

2. (500) Days of Summer

This film quickly became an indie hit after its release - the unlikely romcom avoids the usual tried and tested formula of couple fall in love, couple fall out, couple make up and live happily ever after.

Because there isn't a happy ever after for the couple in this film - at least not together.2

Hooray for real life relationships in films.

3. Bridget Jones's Diary

I don't know a single woman who doesn't enjoy this film.

Bridget, in all her slightly plump, messy-haired, hapless, bunny-tailed wonderfulness, is still one of the most relatable female leads we have.

This film shows us that everyone does stupid things, everyone messes up sometimes - and okay, so she gets her happy ending, but it's still a very human look at modern relationships.2

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