12 Movies To Fall in Love With

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I sat home watching a marathon of chick flicks on Valentine’s Day because of the flu. I chose to watch my favorites that helped me when my marriage to Don was at it’s darkest moments. Other movies, I chose because they had great messages about love and forgiveness.

I can share these with you now, because we finally like and love each other after 17 years of marriage. It took these following movies to help me dig deep and love him. Some we watched together and they opened up dialogue. Others, I watched alone and cried like a baby because it was me on the screen.

These movies will make you laugh and others will make you cry.  Some will make you do both. I know when I was watching them, I cried a lot but then I found a lesson in all of them. They all will help reaffirm your love for your significant other.

Dating Movies

Brown Sugar

Love Jones

Last Holiday

The Queen taught me to just GO FOR IT in life! LL Cool J taught me to let the one you love know it. 

The Back Up Plan

I saw some much of myself in Jenifer Lopez’s character. I saw just how guarded I was. Once I decided to be honest with my husband about my fears, he was able to come in and help me navigate through some of them.

Knocked Up

This movie helped me to see love, relationships and responsibilities from a man’s point of view.

Marriage Movies

The Best Man Holiday

This movie had me so messed up. Every time I watch it, I am forced to take a personal assessment of myself. 

Why Did I Get Married?

Why Did I Get Married Too?

The Story of Us

This movie is like looking at me and Don on the big screen. We went through every emotion featured. We had some of the same conversations in the trailer. 

Waiting To Exhale

This was the 1st movie I watched about relationships as a single woman. I rewatch it every now and again. 

Couple’s Retreat

This movie came out right around the time we tried marriage counseling like the 100th time. I learned more from this movie than from counseling. 

This is 40

This movie was another one of them where we were like, “who gave the director’s the screenplay to our married life”? I was so like the wife in this movie. 

Which of these movies hit home for you and why?

14 thoughts on “12 Movies To Fall in Love With

  1. Awww sis, I hope you feel better BUT what better way then to spend your time while you’re not feeling well. These movies definitely bring things in perspective for relationships. Some of these I haven’t watched but will put them on my list for my down time. Thanks for sharing…

  2. I have seen all of these except for This Is Us. I just realized that since I’ve been single for the last year and half, I’ve been avoding watching this type of relationship themed movies. They tend to remind me of the past. It’s funny how fiction can blur the line so closely with reality.

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