I realize that it’s probably puzzling to see a film like ‘Greenberg’ in the same list as ’L’Eclisse’. Obviously ’L’Eclisse’ is several times better than that film. This list is extremely personal though….it’s a list showing the love stories (or lack thereof) I can relate to the most. These are in no particular order though. ’L’Eclisse’ would be the best of these films on a technical level so obviously I’m not saying that the film ‘Once’ is better than that.
I’m sick of cliche romantic comedies where everything works out for the characters and they end up with the love of their life. Complete BS.
Some of these films are vastly better than others on the list but I’ve connected with all of them on some level.
‘Once’-The ending of this film is eerily similar to my personal life at the moment. A very similar situation has happened to me so much so that I’m not sure I’ll be able to watch this film anytime soon or even ever again….way too close for comfort.
‘Annie Hall’ And ‘Manhattan’- For similar reasons…ending of relationships…enough said.
‘Certified Copy’-No I’ve never been in a relationship quite like the characters in this film but in ways their situation seems all too familiar to me.
’L’Eclisse’-Good God! I found this film to be pretty brutal. Now allow me to explain…obviously not brutal in a violent way or anything but the feelings of isolation and loneliness were incredibly heavy in this film and really cut to my emotions in a big way.
Brilliant but also one that cut way too close to home for me.
‘Fallen Angels’-I think I actually prefer ‘Chungking Express’ but I can relate more to ‘Fallen Angels’.
‘Broadcast News’-Again the ending!
‘Before Sunrise’ And ‘Before Sunset’-These films deal with a lack of time that the central characters. I can relate to that in more ways than I care to admit.
‘Greenberg’-Only because I can relate to the type of person Ben Stiller’s character plays. As scary and as lame as it may sound, I see parts of me in that character.
So if your reading this let me know what your unconventional picks are for films that relate to your personal life.Read less