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These 9 movies are based on real life love stories

Sometimes, in the midst of our daily life routine, we fail to see the dramatic and emotionally intense events taking place around us. Nonetheless, it is typically the fantastic real-life stories that generate the most interesting plot ideas for the films we love to watch.

Today we bring you a collection of compelling images based on true events in which love played a significant role. Watch these if possible, if you had not!

#1 Coco before Chanel

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This film depicts a time in the life of the iconic fashion queen, Coco Chanel, specifically her prior life experiences before she became popular. It brings forth the complex relationships she had with Étienne Balsan and Arthur Capel in particular.

Featuring: Audrey Tautou, Benolt Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, Emmanuelle Devos

6.7 in IMDb ratings

#2 Miss Potter

BBC Films

The movie features the life of Beatrix Potter, the famed children’s author and artist. She was a brilliant and free-thinking woman who did not attempt to protect her social status through marriage, as many did in the late nineteenth century. Instead, Beatrix forked her own route and found her true love.

Featuring: Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Walson, Barbara Flynn, Bill Paterson

7 in IMDb ratings

#3 My week with Marilyn

BBC Films

This film depicts a time in the life of the iconic Marilyn Monroe. When the actress arrives in England for the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl, she falls head over heels for assistant director Colin Clark who is also known as Eddie Redmayne. Clark later wrote the novel The Prince, the Showgirl, and Me based on his memories of this brief affair.

Featuring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Julia Ormand

7 in IMDb ratings

#4 Bajirao Mastani

Eros International

This is the story of Bajirao the First and Mastani, a Muslim princess. There is a powerful mix of devotion and treachery in this story, as well as strength and forgiveness, pain and romance, of course.

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

7.2 in IMDb rating

#5 Hemingway and Gellhorn

Attaboy Films

The movie depicts the narrative of the popular American author, Ernest Hemingway’s romance with his third wife, Martha Gellhorn, a well-known military journalist. As the film’s lead actors, Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen were nominated for a number of awards, for their amazing performance in this movie. 

Featuring: Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Stratthairn, Rodrigo Santoro, Molly Parker, Parker Posey

6.3 in IMDb rating

#6 Frida

Handprint Entertainment

In the film, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s life story is shown along with many painful surgeries which she had to undergo due to being met with a terrible car accident in her youth. It was during her bed rest that Frida began to focus on  Art and politics and this finally drew Kahlo and Diego Rivera together later.

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

7.4 in IMDb rating

#7 Julie and Julia

Columbia Pictures

The blogger Julie Powell (Amy Adams) tries to cook 524 recipes from Julia Child’s (Meryl Streep) book in a year. Eric, her husband, aids her in this endeavor, just as Paul did for Julia.

Featuring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Gucci, Chris Messina, 

7 in IMDb rating

#8 Freeheld

Double Feature Films

The plot revolves around Laurel Hester, a female cop who is having an affair with the young Stacie Andree. The secrecy is broken when Laurel finds that she is seriously ill. Oscar winner Julianne Moore and Oscar nominee Ellen Page play the key roles admirably.

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

6.5 in IMDb rating

#9 The White Massai

Bayerischer Banken-Fonds

The story of a love affair between a Swiss woman and a Massai warrior. Different cultures, ways of life, and worldviews do not prevent the odd couple from marrying. The ultimate result is a fascinating mash-up of pride, passion, jealousy, and love.

Featuring: Nina Hoss, Jacky Ido, Katja Flint, Antonio Prester, Janek Rieke, Helen Namasco Lenamarken, Nicolas Stronka

6.5 in IMDb rating

Preview photo credit Bayerischer Banken-FondsCorinne Hofmann | Bright Side

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