Because it’s a classic romance.
Bad boy meets good girl and they fall in love. Circumstances beyond their control force them apart. They go their separate ways, broken hearted. They meet again and peer pressure forces them to act indifferent to what they had. They each have to find a way to ‘change’ a part of themselves to end up back together. They eventually do, all happily ever afters have to end that way, but it’s the journey that drags us in and keeps us rooting for the hero and heroine.
Another favorite (movie) love story of mine is An Affair To Remember. And no, before you ask, I’m not THAT old. LOL This movie was made in 1957 but again, it’s a classic love story. Handsome playboy meets beautiful singer on a cruise and they fall in love BUT they’re both already in relationships. They agree to meet again in six months, after they’ve taken care of their other affairs, but an accident prevents the heroine from meeting him. The hero thinks she doesn’t love him anymore. The heroine thinks he won’t want her now and decides he’s better off without her. After finally finding each other later, they realize their lives are better with each other, despite the hardships. Love conquers all and they get their HEA.
My movie romance list goes one. The Notebook, The Lake House, Pride and Prejudice, The Count of Monte Cristo, Kate and Leopold, The Last of the Mohicans, Titanic, The Princess Bride…. I’ll stop there. I could go on forever but in all of these I find myself rooting for the hero and heroine, through their pain and heartache. Its what makes a great love story. If there weren’t obstacles to endure, the ride wouldn’t be half as appealing.
What are you’re favorite movie romances? Maybe you’ve seen one I haven’t. Or at least one I haven’t seen in a while.