12 Films about Long Distance Relationships That Will Make You Believe in Love Again
If you've ever been in love, you know that distance can be painful. That pain was probably much worse when it's a long distance relationship. We're hyper-connected today, and falling in love with someone far away has become much easier. And even if the person you fall in love with is within geographical proximity, with the kind of lives our generation lives, at some point or another you find yourself to be more than just a few hours away from each other. In those times, the only thing to do is remember that the distance isn't everything. Although these films might make you miss your partner after watching them, they will remind you to keep believing in that spark. Here are 12 films that you should watch because they prove that distance doesn't always mean the end:
Going the Distance
This could be the torchbearer of films about long distance relationships. As it is evident from the title, the film is literally about two people from different parts of the country who fall in love and try to make it work. It's a sweet, funny, and realistic portrayal of things people in long distance relationships go through.
The Five Year Engagement
With ridiculously talented lead actors, both with brilliant comic timing, this film not only talks about the hardships of the relationships of the current generation, it also does so with a lot of laughs. The film is about a couple who get engaged but can't find the right time to get married due to their career, family, friends, and every other kind of commitment.
The Time Traveler's Wife
The distance in this film is more about time, as it is actually about a time-traveller than physical distance. The film is a beautiful, albeit with its bit of sadness, story of how to people struggle through their problems, obstacles, and being away from each other.
Another film that is about the very real problems of falling in love with someone who lives in a different country. The chemistry between the actors is enough to make you sit through this film, but the story of young love and separation is very well done as well.
You have to be prepared to be sad in parts with this film. The story follows two friends who spend a night together, starting a series of events that lasts across years of their lives, most of which they spend apart. The film looks at them on one day of every year to tell the story of their love.
The Before Series
A series of three films, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight, the films charts the life and the love of two people across three decades. Each movie is set during one meeting between the two people who fall in love. The first is set in their 20s, the second in their 30s, and the final one in their 40s.
A quintessential romance about the younger generation of this country, this film became extremely popular. It has everything an urban Indian couple might have to deal with, from family disapproval, trying to balance your career with love, and of course, a long distance relationship.
London Paris New York
A film similar to the Before series, or even the film One Day, it follows two people who meet over many years across three cities of the world. Each comes with their own problems and complications, and the physical distance plays a big part in the way their relationship shapes up to be.
Break Ke Baad
The film is more about 'a break' than a typical long distance relationship. But the break does involve putting distance between the two best friends turned lovers, and the film looks at how that changes the way people think of love.
Possibly one of the best films about relationships in the current age, the actors and the director made a film that connected with audiences across ages. The story is of two people who keep bumping into each other, and the way they fall in love.
Another beautiful film that tackled changing relationships in India. Saathiya was a pioneer for the way people watched love stories. The film focused on the characters and the real issues they faced rather the surrounding drama.
This film is different from most of the other ones on this list, especially the Bollywood ones. The story is more about human connection and how distance doesn't matter when it comes to people finding love or friendship.