Me Before You stars Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin in the lead roles where Clarke plays a girl who is hired for a job involving taking care of a recently paralyzed man (Claflin) but soon they form a beautiful romantic bond. This is a meaningful movie about love, loss, and independence with great performances by both lead actors. If you want to watch more meaningful movies like Me Before You, you have come to the right place. This list is a compilation of other heart-warming movies with beautiful love stories.
1. A Walk to Remember (2002)
This is a classic romantic story about two school teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan who run in very different social circles but unexpectedly become friends, and slowly that friendship turns into a beautiful romantic relationship. This is a heart-breaking movie but extremely sweet. Mandy Moore looks beautiful in the movie and plays a strong, and kind woman, and Shane West plays a rebel who turns into a cute romantic after falling in love.
2. One Day (2011)
This movie is based on a book by David Nicholls. It stars Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess in the lead roles. They play two college students, Dexter, and Emma who meet on their university graduation night. They both become friends and the movie shows them meeting each other a couple of times on the anniversary of their graduation night – July 15th. As years pass by, they lose touch as they meet new people, but they cross paths again. This is a heart-warming love story. The characters’ lives are extremely relatable and interesting. It is almost impossible to not feel some sort of connection to the characters.
3. The Choice (2016)
Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) is a medical student and is in a relationship with a fellow doctor, Ryan. She moves into a new house in a small coastal town of Wilmington, NC, and meets her neighbor Travis Shaw (Benjamin Walker). Travis is a veterinarian who falls in love with Gabby. They start spending a lot of time together and Gabby also starts to develop feelings for Travis. She is very confused about her feelings and who she wants to be with. When Ryan proposes to her, she says yes but is she gonna go through with it? This is a cute movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. It will make you believe in unconditional love.
4. The Best of Me (2014)
Dawson Cole works at an oil rig. Due to an explosion there, he almost dies. After he recovers, he hears about the death of his surrogate father. He returns back to his hometown and is surprised to find Amanda Collier there, his high school sweetheart. They haven't seen each other in twenty years. They get to know each other again but their relationship might only be limited to friendship as Amanda is married now and has a kid. This movie is based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks. It's a movie about first loves, and the passion and intensity that surrounds it.
5. P.S. I Love You (2007)
A widow Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) finds out that her late husband has left ten letters for her that she will receive over the following months claiming to change her life for the better. It’s a beautiful story about a woman figuring out what her purpose in life is. Holly is a New York real estate broker who married an Irish man, Gerry (Gerard Butler). When he dies, she is heartbroken and lost. He was her best friend and without him, she doesn’t know what to do with her life. I find this movie super inspirational. We all experience tragedy in our lives at some point, but we become stronger when we refuse to give up and fight back.
6. The Vow (2012)
This is a true story about a loving husband and his wife. Rachel McAdams (wife) wakes up from a coma after a tragic car accident losing most of her memory. She forgets that she is married and how she met her husband (Channing Tatum). Her parents and ex-fiancé use this to their advantage and try to cut off her husband from her life as they think he is not suitable for her. However, he is not going to let her forget him that easily. He works to win her heart again. This movie is a charming story that will definitely make you emotional.
7. The Notebook (2004)
The Notebook is no doubt one of the best romantic movies of all time. It’s a love story between Allie and Noah, two youngsters from very different social backgrounds that meet and passionately fall in love with each other. When Allie's father forces her to go to college, she leaves Noah behind. They meet again seven years later and Allie must choose who she wants to marry, Noah, her first love or her fiancé who her parents think is a better match for her. A simple yet powerful movie about young passionate love and big romantic gestures. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams play the lead roles and their chemistry is absolutely perfect.
8. Sweet November (2001)
Can your life change in a month? If your answer is no, this movie will change your mind. Nelson is an overachieving executive whose life is changed forever when he enters into a relationship with a beautiful and unusual woman for one month. This is a movie about how a person can change your life in a positive way. It stars two amazing actors in the movie industry, Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves.
9. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
This movie is based on a popular teenage novel by John Green. It is a beautiful story about Hazel and Augustus, two teenage cancer patients who become very close, fall in love and go on a journey to Amsterdam to fulfill Hazel's 'cancer wish'. The bond that Hazel and Augustus share is special and unique.
10. The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Paul Rudd, a retired writer becomes a disabled teenager’s caregiver. They both take a road trip where they understand the importance of friendship and optimism. The Fundamentals of Caring is an underrated comedy that sheds light on difficult subjects like loss, and disability. The movie has an interesting take on these topics while making it humorous and light-hearted. It will make you laugh, and cry at the same time. The actors in the movie including Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez, and Craig Roberts have given incredible performances.
11. Safe Haven (2013)
The movie stars Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel. Hough plays a mysterious woman who moves to a small town where Duhamel lives. He plays a widower who forces Hough to face her demons. It is based on the book by Nicholas Sparks with the same title.
These are great heart-warming movies like Me Before You that will have you reaching for the tissues. You can watch it with your partner or with your friends. Either way, these movies will teach you a thing or two about love, and life. Which movie do you like the sound of most and What did you like most about Me Before You?