Love melodramas allow viewers to experience emotions that are not often experienced in real life. Sometimes they are bright and colorful, and sometimes tragic and even creepy. We are especially fascinated by films based on real events. Several romantic films, the plot for which life itself wrote, were collected in the material.
1. “Breathe for us”, 2017
This picture was the directorial debut of the famous British actor Andy Serkis. The biographical melodrama Breathe for Us is based on the life story of the parents of film producer Jonathan Cavendish, who also took an active part in the filming of the film.
The plot of the picture takes place against the backdrop of the life of the newlyweds Robin and Diana, whose roles are played by Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. When Robin falls seriously ill and is confined to a chair, Diana becomes his only close friend and faithful assistant. Despite all the difficulties, she continues to love her husband and take care of him until the end of her life.
2. “In the power of the elements”, 2018
The love story of the main characters of the film, played by Shailene Woodley and Sam Claftin, develops against the backdrop of a disaster in the Pacific Ocean. Young people who set off on a trip on a luxury yacht find themselves at the epicenter of one of the most powerful hurricanes in the history of the planet. The difficulties the heroes face change their lives forever.
The plot of the catastrophe melodrama is based on the real story of lovers who find themselves in a similar situation. The girl, played by Shailene Woody, actually spent 41 days in the open ocean before she was rescued.
3. “Invisible woman”, 2013
The British melodrama by Ralph Fiennes is also based on real events. The plot of the film focuses on the romantic relationship between writer Charles Dickens and actress Ellen Ternan.
The drama of their love story is added by the fact that at the time of meeting 18-year-old Ellen Dickens was already 45 years old and he managed to start a family. However, this did not stop the lovers from staying in a relationship for 13 years.
4. “Loving”, 2016
The love drama by Jeff Nichols, nominated for Oscar and Palme d’Or, tells about the life of American Richard and his African-American lover Mildred. The hero acquires land so that his future wife can raise the children in their own home in a picturesque corner of Virginia.
But the happy couple’s plans undermine state laws against miscegenation. When Richard and Mildred try to cheat the system, they are sentenced to prison. But even this cannot destroy their love.
5. “Young Victoria”, 2009
This biopic directed by Jean-Marc tells the story of the youth and coming of age of Queen Victoria of Britain and her marriage to Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. From the film, the viewer learns that at first Albert was only interested in marrying Victoria for political reasons, but later he really fell in love with her.
Interestingly, in this love drama, you can find details of the life of the royal family, which are often mentioned even today. For example, Queen Victoria was the first woman in history to wear a white outfit to a wedding ceremony.
6. Bonnie and Clyde, 1967
There are a lot of films dedicated to the life of American robbers. But this one, directed by Arthur Penn, has become a Hollywood classic.
Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker met in Dallas when Clyde was trying to rob the car of his future lover’s mother. The young people were so imbued with each other that Bonnie decided to join the gang. And despite the fact that Bonnie and Clyde died together in a police raid on their car, the love story of American gangsters has become one of the most popular in the world.
7. “Manolete”, 2008
The melodramatic film by Menno Meyes is based on the life of the matador Manuel Rodriguez, known as Manolete.
The plot of the picture revolves around Manolete’s romance with actress Lupe Sino. Despite the fact that their romance was condemned by society, the lovers could not resist their feelings. However, their relationship was not destined to develop into something more. The moment Lupe is on the operating table, her lover, who was fatally injured in a bullfight, has his eyes closed forever.
8. Forbidden Love, 2008
The feature film by John Maybury, starring Keira Knightley and Cillian Murphy, is based on real events that happened in the summer of 1945 in the life of the poet Dylan Thomas, his wife Caitlin and their children.
Dylan and Caitlin’s relationship with their fellow Killick couple still raises a lot of questions. It is only known that one day William Killick, going crazy with jealousy, finds himself in the courtyard of his friends’ house with a machine gun and two grenades.