10 Real-Life Love Stories That Featured in Movies


Sometimes, leading our orderly existence, we fail to notice the dramatic and emotionally charged things happening around us. Nevertheless, it’s the incredible real-life stories that often provide the coolest plot ideas for the films we so love to watch.

Today Bright Side presents you with a selection of powerful pictures based on true events, in which love played a major role. Enjoy the movies, and enjoy life!

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, Emmanuelle Devos

The film tells about the period in the life of the legendary fashion queen, Coco Chanel, before she became famous. In particular, it tells the story of her complicated relationships with Étienne Balsan and Arthur Capel.

  • IMDb Rating — 6.7

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn, Bill Paterson

The story of the famous children’s author and artist, Beatrix Potter. A talented and free-thinking person, she did not seek to secure her social standing through marriage, as most women in the late 19th century did. Beatrix chose her own path and met her true love.

  • IMDb Rating — 7

Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Julia Ormond

This movie describes a period in the life of the legendary Marilyn Monroe. As the actress arrives in England for the shooting of The Prince and the Showgirl, she immediately falls in love with assistant director Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne). The memories of this brief affair later led Clark to write the book The Prince, the Showgirl and Me.

  • IMDb Rating — 7

Starring: Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Tanvi Azmi, Mahesh Manjrekar

An impulsive and passionate love story of an Indian military leader, Bajirao the 1st, and a Muslim princess, Mastani. Like all Bollywood movies, the tale is a potent mix of loyalty and betrayal, strength and forgiveness, suffering and, of course, romance.

  • IMDb Rating — 7.2

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Rodrigo Santoro, Molly Parker, Parker Posey

The film tells the story of the relationship between a famous American writer, Ernest Hemingway, and his third wife, a well-known military journalist named Martha Gellhorn. Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen were nominated for several awards for their performances in the title roles.

  • IMDb Rating — 6.3

Starring: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Valeria Golino, Ashley Judd

The movie conveys the life story of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Following a serious traffic accident in her youth, she underwent many painful operations. While bedridden, Frida began to draw. Later, art and politics brought Kahlo together with a famous painter, Diego Rivera.

  • IMDb Rating — 7.4

Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina

Blogger Julie Powell (Amy Adams) attempts to prepare 524 dishes from the book of a famous French chef, Julia Child (Meryl Streep) within one year. She is helped in this feat by her husband, Eric — just as Julia was once helped by her beloved, Paul.

  • IMDb Rating — 7

Starring: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell, Luke Grimes, Gabriel Luna

The film tells about a female cop, Laurel Hester, who’s having a secret affair with young Stacie Andree. The secrecy comes to an end when Laurel learns that she is terminally ill. The lead roles are masterfully portrayed by Oscar winner Julianne Moore and Oscar nominee Ellen Page.

  • IMDb Rating — 6.5

Starring: Nina Hoss, Jacky Ido, Katja Flint, Antonio Prester, Janek Rieke, Helen Namaso Lenamarken, Nicolas Sironka

The story of the romance between a Swiss woman and a warrior from the Massai tribe. Different cultures, ways of life, and worldviews don’t stop the unlikely lovers from getting married. The result is a spellbinding amalgamation of pride, passion, jealousy, and love.

  • IMDb Rating — 6.5

Starring: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Mabel Rivera, Celso Bugallo

The movie tells of Ramón Sampedro, a quadriplegic from Spain who fights for the legal right to willingly end his life. As the struggle goes on, the love for Ramón makes two women — Rosa and Julia — accomplish incredible things. The picture won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

  • IMDb Rating — 8
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