Movies About Dating And Relationships

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Movies About Dating And Relationships

When it comes to Movies About Dating And Relationships, there are many films reporting on this idea. Here are 25 of our favorites.

A Separation (2011)

A Separation
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Asghar Farhadi, starring Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini
Rated PG-13

A Separation is a 2011 Iranian drama directed by Asghar Farhadi and starring Leila Hatami and Peyman Moaadi. It follows the story of a married couple, Simin and Nader, who are facing a difficult decision. Simin wants to leave Iran in order to provide a better life for their daughter, Termeh, while Nader wants to stay in order to take care of his elderly father. When Nader hires a young woman, Razieh, to care for his father, a series of misunderstandings and events leads to a dramatic climax. The film explores themes of divorce, morality, religion, and social class in Iranian society. It won numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Michel Gondry, starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne
Rated R

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 romantic science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Michel Gondry, written by Charlie Kaufman, and starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. The film follows an estranged couple who have each undergone a procedure to erase their memories of each other from their minds. As their memories are erased, the two confront the realities of their relationship and their feelings for each other. The film incorporates elements of science fiction, nonlinear storytelling, and an exploration of relationships. It received critical acclaim and was a box office success. The film has since been deemed as one of the greatest films of the 21st century.

Before Sunrise (1995)

Before Sunrise
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Richard Linklater, starring Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl
Rated R

Before Sunrise is a 1995 romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater. It follows a young American man and a French woman who meet on a train in Europe and spend a night together in Vienna before he must catch a flight back to the United States. Over the course of the evening, the two strangers fall in love and explore the city and each other's lives, before deciding to part ways. While the two ultimately agree to meet up again in six months, their last night together is filled with a sadness and longing as they both know they will likely never see each other again.

Before Sunset (2004)

Before Sunset
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Richard Linklater, starring Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès
Rated R

Before Sunset is a 2004 romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. The film is a sequel to Before Sunrise (1995), which follows the story of two young strangers, Jesse and Celine, who meet on a train in Europe and spend a night together in Vienna. Nine years later, Jesse is now a successful author and is in Paris to promote his book. There, he unexpectedly runs into Celine again. The two spend the afternoon in Paris, catching up on the past nine years and reflecting on their brief encounter. As the sun sets, they contemplate whether they should end their conversation and go their separate ways, or if they will take a risk and spend more time together.

Room (2015)

Room
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Lenny Abrahamson, starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson
Rated R

Room is a 2015 drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel of the same name. It stars Brie Larson as a woman who has been held captive for seven years and whose 5-year-old son, Jack (Jacob Tremblay), was born in captivity. They both plot an escape from the room they are held in, and their journey of discovery is full of surprises and emotional revelations. The film focuses on the bond between mother and son as they attempt to adjust to the outside world. Along the way, they learn to trust, rely on, and truly understand each other, and ultimately come to terms with the realities of their traumatic situations. Room is a powerful story of redemption and hope, and an inspiring celebration of the power of the human spirit.

Amores perros (2000)

Amores perros
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Alejandro G. Iñárritu, starring Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero
Rated R

Amores Perros is a Mexican drama film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga. The film alternates between three parallel stories set in Mexico City, all of which are connected by a car accident in which the lives of the characters become intertwined. The first story focuses on Octavio and his brother-in-law, Ramiro, who are involved in an illegal dog-fighting ring. After Octavio falls in love with Susana, Ramiro's wife, their business and personal lives become further entangled. The second story follows Valeria, a supermodel who is married to a successful businessman, and her affair with a young punk rocker. When her husband discovers the affair, Valeria must choose between her family and her lover. The third story follows Daniel, a middle-aged man who is struggling to raise his daughter after his wife’s death. He reluctantly accepts a job from a corrupt businessman to track down a missing dog, which leads him to a violent confrontation with the man’s enemies. Throughout the film, characters’ lives become increasingly intertwined, leading to a climax in which they are all

Her (2013)

Her
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Spike Jonze, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara
Rated R

Her is an American science-fiction romantic comedy-drama film written, directed and produced by Spike Jonze. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson. Set in the near future, Her follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, introverted man who develops a relationship with Samantha, an intelligent computer operating system personalised to meet his needs. Theodore works as a letter writer, crafting personalised letters for people who are unable or unwilling to write letters of their own. As he struggles with the looming divorce with his wife Catherine, Theodore purchases a new operating system designed to adapt and evolve. He decides to name his OS "Samantha" and quickly falls in love with her. Theodore and Samantha's relationship develops over time and, although Theodore initially keeps his relationship a secret, his newfound confidence leads to an evolved relationship in which Samantha acts as his confidante, best friend, and lover. As Samantha's intelligence and emotional capabilities grow, her relationship with Theodore deepens into an intense and intimate one. The film explores the themes of modern human relationships, technology, and the power of love. It was acclaimed by critics, and won the Academy Award for

Before Midnight (2013)

Before Midnight
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Richard Linklater, starring Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed
Rated R

Before Midnight is a 2013 American romantic drama film, directed by Richard Linklater. It is the third installment in the Before trilogy, following Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004). The film stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as Jesse and Celine, respectively. Nine years after meeting on a train in Vienna, Jesse and Celine reunite in Greece. They have been living together in Paris with twins they had together, Hank and Ella. Jesse has a son from a previous marriage, Hank, who is spending the summer with them. The film follows Jesse and Celine as they travel to a picturesque Greek villa for a vacation, during which they confront their commitment to one another and their respective relationships with their children. As the pair navigate the complexities of their daily lives, they gradually come to terms with their love and contemplate their future. The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 86th Academy Awards.

Boyhood (2014)

Boyhood
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Richard Linklater, starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith
Rated R

Boyhood is a coming-of-age drama film directed by Richard Linklater and released in 2014. It tells the story of Mason Evans Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) as he grows up from age 6 to 18. The film was shot over the course of 12 years, with the same cast, allowing the audience to witness Mason's physical and emotional growth into adulthood. Mason lives with his single mother, Olivia (Patricia Arquette), and his sister, Samantha (Lorelei Linklater). Through conversations, arguments, and humorous moments, the viewer is given a truthful and sometimes heartbreaking look into the lives of the Evans family. The film explores themes such as parenting, growing up, family dynamics, and the beauty of life's everyday moments.

Talk to Her (2002)

Talk to Her
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Pedro Almodóvar, starring Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling
Rated R

"Talk to Her" follows two men – Benigno and Marco – and the unique relationship they form when they come together to care for two women in a coma. Benigno is a male nurse who has become obsessed with one of his comatose patients, Alicia, and Marco is a journalist who visits a female bullfighter, Lydia, in the same hospital. As Benigno cares for Alicia, Marco and Lydia’s story unfolds, revealing how their lives crossed paths in the past. Through their conversations and experiences, Benigno and Marco come to understand each other and the bond that ties them to the two women. Ultimately, the film shows how love and compassion can transcend the physical divide between two people.

Captain Fantastic (2016)

Captain Fantastic
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Matt Ross, starring Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso
Rated R

Captain Fantastic is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed by Matt Ross and starring Viggo Mortensen in the title role. The film follows Ben Cash (Mortensen) and his six children as they live off the grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. After their mother dies, the family is forced to leave their self-created paradise and enter a world that is completely foreign to them. Along the way, Ben must grapple with his own ideals, his children's desire for something more, and the outside world they are coming to terms with. The film is a poignant and humorous exploration of parenthood, isolation, and the beauty of the natural world.

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Manchester by the Sea
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Kenneth Lonergan, starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges
Rated R

Manchester by the Sea is a 2016 American drama film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. The film stars Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler, a man who is forced to return to his hometown of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts after his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) dies. Upon his return, Lee is made the legal guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). As Lee struggles to care for Patrick and confront painful memories from his past, he is also forced to confront the harsh realities of his present day life. The film follows Lee's journey as he attempts to come to terms with his past and make a life for himself and his nephew in a place that has both brought him joy and caused him great pain. The film was critically acclaimed and won numerous awards, including two Academy Awards in 2017 for Best Actor (Affleck) and Best Original Screenplay (Lonergan).

Call Me by Your Name (2017)

Call Me by Your Name
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Luca Guadagnino, starring Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar
Rated R

Call Me by Your Name is a romantic drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino and released in 2017. The story follows 17-year-old Elio Perlman, who lives with his parents in Northern Italy in 1983. Elio spends his days swimming in the lake, playing piano, and developing a relationship with his father’s 24-year-old academic assistant, Oliver. As Elio and Oliver grow closer, they explore their feelings for each other, eventually falling in love. However, their summer romance is interrupted when Oliver’s six-week stay ends and he returns to America. The film follows Elio’s journey of self-discovery, as he struggles to come to terms with his first love and all the emotions that come with it.

The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Breakfast Club
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From John Hughes, starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy
Rated R

The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows five teenagers—a jock, a popular girl, a nerd, an outsider, and an outcast—during an all-day detention. They come to understand one another and learn to accept each other beyond their superficial stereotypes and labels. By the end of the day, they form an unexpected bond and learn to appreciate their differences.

Amy (2015)

Amy
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Asif Kapadia, starring Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand
Rated R

"Amy" is a 2015 British documentary film about the life and career of the British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. Directed by Asif Kapadia, the film follows the life of Winehouse from her childhood, to her struggle with substance abuse, her rise to stardom, and her untimely death in 2011 at the age of 27. Through a combination of archival footage, interviews with friends and family, and previously unseen home videos, the film paints a vivid portrait of the singer's life and music, exploring her personal struggles and her extraordinary talent. It also takes a look at the pressures of fame and the media scrutiny that surrounded her at the height of her career. The film was widely acclaimed, winning numerous awards and becoming the highest grossing British documentary in history.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, starring Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman
Rated PG-13

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a 2015 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and written by Jesse Andrews, based on Andrews' 2012 debut novel of the same name. The film stars Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, and Jon Bernthal. The story follows Greg Gaines (Mann), a Pittsburgh high school student who, with the help of his friend Earl (Cyler), attempts to make a film for a classmate (Cooke) who is diagnosed with leukemia. As the trio navigate their way through the complicated world of high school, they soon come to realize that growing up isn't as easy as it looks. Through their friendship, Greg and Earl form a bond while learning how to cope with the pain of losing someone close to them. The film was praised by critics for its fresh take on the coming-of-age genre, with its honest portrayal of the awkwardness of adolescence and its willingness to tackle hard topics such as death and loss. In addition to numerous awards, the film earned a 95% "certified fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the most acclaimed

Lost in Translation (2003)

Lost in Translation
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Sofia Coppola, starring Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris
Rated R

Lost in Translation is a 2003 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. The film stars Bill Murray as aging American movie star Bob Harris, who befriends college graduate Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) in a Tokyo hotel. Charlotte is stranded in the city due to her photographer husband's work, and the two form an unexpected bond in their loneliness. The story follows Bob and Charlotte's journey of self-discovery and exploration of a foreign culture. As they navigate Tokyo, they confront the emptiness of their lives and their own personal struggles. Along their journey, they find solace and understanding in each other, and ultimately learn to accept life's uncertainty and beauty.

Detachment (2011)

Detachment
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Tony Kaye, starring Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu
Rated Not Rated

Detachment is a 2011 American drama film written and directed by Tony Kaye. It stars Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher who drifts from school to school, never getting too close to any of his students or colleagues. Through his experiences and interactions with the students and faculty, Henry begins to discover the importance of forming meaningful connections in life. Along the way, he also learns to confront his own demons as he attempts to make a difference in the lives of his students. The film is a powerful and thought-provoking exploration of the depths of human suffering and the importance of kindness and understanding in our lives.

The Past (2013)

The Past
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Asghar Farhadi, starring Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet
Rated PG-13

The Past is an Iranian drama film written and directed by Asghar Farhadi. It follows Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa), an Iranian man who returns to Paris after four years of separation in order to finalize his divorce with Marie (Bérénice Bejo). When he arrives, he finds that Marie has a new lover, Samir (Tahar Rahim), and that her daughter from a previous marriage, Lucie (Pauline Burlet), is now living with them. As Ahmad gets to know Marie’s family and the reason for their separation, he gradually becomes entangled in their complex web of secrets and lies. The film explores how the past can linger and how it affects our relationships in the present.

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

Blue Is the Warmest Colour
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Abdellatif Kechiche, starring Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing
Rated NC-17

Blue Is the Warmest Colour is a 2013 romantic drama film directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux. The film follows Adèle, a French teenager who falls in love with the blue-haired Emma and forms an intense romantic relationship with her. The film explores themes of identity, sexuality, and love through Adèle's journey of self-discovery and emotional growth. Over the course of the film, Adèle goes through phases of guilt, confusion, heartache, and eventually joy as she learns to accept her identity. The film was critically acclaimed for its raw and honest portrayal of a same-sex relationship, and it won the Palme d'Or award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Nebraska (2013)

Nebraska
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Alexander Payne, starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk
Rated R

Nebraska is a 2013 American black-and-white road comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Bob Nelson. The film stars Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, and Bob Odenkirk. The story follows elderly Woody Grant (Dern) and his son David (Forte) on a road trip from Montana to Nebraska to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize. Along the way, the father and son bond, and Woody learns that his son cares for him more than he had previously thought. The film is a study of a father and son's relationship and the impact of the sweepstakes on their lives. It is also a commentary on small-town life and the people living in it.

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

The Royal Tenenbaums
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Wes Anderson, starring Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller
Rated R

The Royal Tenenbaums is a 2001 comedy-drama directed by Wes Anderson. Set in a fictitious New York City, it tells the story of the eccentric Tenenbaum family. Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and his wife Etheline (Anjelica Huston) had three talented children -- Chas (Ben Stiller), Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow), and Richie (Luke Wilson) -- who, as children, achieve success in various fields. However, the family later falls apart, with Royal announcing he is leaving the family. Twenty years later, the family members reunite and attempt to rekindle their fractured relationships. The Royal Tenenbaums is a hilarious and heartwarming tale of the family dynamics and the unexpected, but ultimately rewarding, journey of re-establishing familial bonds.

Frances Ha (2012)

Frances Ha
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Noah Baumbach, starring Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen
Rated R

Lady Bird (2017)

Lady Bird
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Greta Gerwig, starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges
Rated R

The Disaster Artist (2017)

The Disaster Artist
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From James Franco, starring James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor, Seth Rogen
Rated R

 



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