10 Romantic Movies Even Guys Will Like
Romance is the domain of women – or so we’re led to believe. The truth is that the romantic movie genre is widely diverse and not just the realm of “chick flicks”. While there is still an overwhelming amount of unimaginative schlock in the genre, that statement is true of other kinds of movies as well, not just romances. There are many films in the romance genre that can appeal to male viewers. The following 10 films all rely on good storytelling and filmmaking, rather than just being run of the mill romantic fare. These are 10 romantic movies even guys will like.
10. Pride and Prejudice
This entry may be a bit of a stretch but if there’s any version of Jane Austen’s famous love story that a guy would be likely to watch, it’s this one. The 2005 adaptation, directed by Joe Wright, is not overly long (clocking in at just over 2 hours), it has a diverse and talented cast, and has no shortage of pretty women in period-piece attire (it’s hard to say no to Keira Knightly in tight dresses). It’s also a visual stunner, which is sure to please any male film buffs that may be watching. Pride and Prejudice may look like a snooze-fest to many men, and there will inevitably be some who just can’t tolerate it, but if any period romantic drama has a hope of breaking down a man’s defences to old-fashioned love stories, it’s this one.
9. Drinking Buddies
Drinking Buddies is something of an anti-romance film, which makes it the perfect film for the generally more cynically-minded male viewer. Jake Johnson, Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, and Ron Livingston make up the stellar ensemble cast, starring as two sets of couples who bond over drinking and are tempted by one another’s spouses. Johnson and Wilde take the lead here, as 2 co-workers who come seriously close to compromising their relationships for each other. The film as a whole focuses on the temptation that everyone feels in a committed relationship for other people they’re attracted to. Drinking Buddies is not a very “romantic” romance movie, but it arguably appeals to men and women equally (although it’s probably not a good choice for couples whose relationship is on the rocks already).