Romeo and Juliet. Tristan and Isolde. Jack and Rose. Why is it that the most iconic love stories in our collective cultural imagination are also the most tragic? Perhaps because these pairings are all subject to something extraordinary: a connection more powerful than convention, and a love that knows no bounds.
After all, romantic comedies are good and fun. But if you want a real romantic movie experience, watch a film guaranteed to make you sob from the highs and lows of human experience, all piled up in rapid succession.
This story was originally published in August 2020 and has since been updated.