8 Movies to Watch If You Love “The Great Gatsby” –– Movie Recommendation

8 Movies to Watch If You Love “The Great Gatsby” –– Movie Recommendation

 

For some reason lately, I have been feeling like rewatching The Great Gatsby all over again. I mean, it’s not like I’m obsessed you know. I’ve only watched it like, 6 times so far. I know I’m not obsessed, right?

 

romance movies

 

Okay fine. Fine. I admit I might be a teeny tiny bit obsessed with The Great Gatsby, but we all have our vices do we not? With that said, as to prevent me from re-re-watching Gatsby all over again, your girl have decided to move on… to other movies that gives off similar vibes to it. Honestly, this is just an excuse for me to watch even more romance movie than I already do. Teehee.

 

romance movies

 

 

 

the great Gatsby recommendation

 

1. Moulin Rouge

 

Genre : Musical, Romance, Drama

Starring : Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo

Director : Baz Luhrmann

Released : June 2001

 

BLURB : 

 

The year is 1899, and Christian, a young English writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city’s drug and prostitute infested underworld. And nowhere is the thrill of the underworld more alive than at the Moulin Rouge, a night club where the rich and poor men alike come to be entertained by the dancers, but things take a wicked turn for Christian as he starts a deadly love affair with the star courtesan of the club, Satine. But her affections are also coveted by the club’s patron: the Duke. A dangerous love triangle ensues as Satine and Christian attempt to fight all odds to stay together but a force that not even love can conquer is taking its toll on Satine…

 

 

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2. The Apartment 

 

Genre : Comedy, Romance, Drama

Starring : Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray

Director : Billy Wilder

Released : October 1960

 

BLURB : 

 

Bud Baxter is a struggling clerk in a huge New York insurance company. He’s discovered a quick way to climb the corporate ladder – by lending out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. He often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits and one night he’s left with a major problem to solve.

 

 

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3. Amelie

 

Genre : Comedy, Romance

Starring : Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus

Director : Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Released : February 2002

 

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Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

 

 

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4. Pride and Prejudice 

 

Genre : Drama, Romance 

Starring : Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn

Director : Joe Wright

Released : November 2005

 

BLURB : 

 

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

 

 

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5. The Wolf of Wall Street 

 

Genre : Biography, Crime, Drama

Starring : Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie

Director : Martin Scorsese

Released : December 2013

 

BLURB : 

 

In 1987, Jordan Belfort takes an entry-level job at a Wall Street brokerage firm. By the early 1990s, while still in his 20s, Belfort founds his own firm, Stratton Oakmont. Together with his trusted lieutenant and a merry band of brokers, Belfort makes a huge fortune by defrauding wealthy investors out of millions. However, while Belfort and his cronies partake in a hedonistic brew of sex, drugs and thrills, the SEC and the FBI close in on his empire of excess.

 

 

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6. Lost in Translation 

 

Genre : Indie, Drama

Starring : Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi

Director : Sofia Coppola

Released : October 2003

 

BLURB : 

 

Bob Harris is an American film actor, far past his prime. He visits Tokyo to appear in commercials, and he meets Charlotte, the young wife of a visiting photographer. Bored and weary, Bob and Charlotte make ideal if improbable traveling companions. Charlotte is looking for “her place in life,” and Bob is tolerating a mediocre stateside marriage. Both separately and together, they live the experience of the American in Tokyo. Bob and Charlotte suffer both confusion and hilarity due to the cultural and language differences between themselves and the Japanese. As the relationship between Bob and Charlotte deepens, they come to the realization that their visits to Japan, and one another, must soon end. Or must they?

 

 

the great Gatsby recommendation

 

7. Her

 

Genre : Romance, Drama, Science Fiction 

Starring : Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson

Director : Spike Jonze

Released : January 2014

 

BLURB : 

 

Theodore is a lonely man in the final stages of his divorce. When he’s not working as a letter writer, his down time is spent playing video games and occasionally hanging out with friends. He decides to purchase the new OS1, which is advertised as the world’s first artificially intelligent operating system, “It’s not just an operating system, it’s a consciousness,” the ad states. Theodore quickly finds himself drawn in with Samantha, the voice behind his OS1. As they start spending time together they grow closer and closer and eventually find themselves in love. Having fallen in love with his OS, Theodore finds himself dealing with feelings of both great joy and doubt. As an OS, Samantha has powerful intelligence that she uses to help Theodore in ways others hadn’t, but how does she help him deal with his inner conflict of being in love with an OS?

 

 

the great Gatsby recommendation

 

8. Midnight in Paris

 

Genre : Comedy, Romance, Fantasy 

Starring : Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates

Director : Woody Allen

Released : June 2011

 

BLURB : 

 

Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents’ business trip. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel. He falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s was the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. Gil’s daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he’s about to marry.

 

 

 

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