There’s nothing better than summer love. Warn summer nights, dates to the fair, holding hands along the beach… When’s school’s out and summer is here, the whole world is your oyster. As a couple enjoying the summer together, there’s nothing better than a cheesy or soppy romantic film to cosy up to. Whether you’re heading to an outdoor cinema or you’re just having a chilled night in with Netflix, we’ve got you covered with the 5 summer romance films for you and your SO to watch this summer.
From romance highs to lows, these on-screen romances have everything you need. Heartbreak? Check. Ever-lasting love? Check. Friendship turned to love? Check. So grab your favourite candy and get ready to fall in love with romance films this summer.
1. The Notebook
Starting with one of the classic summer romance films, who doesn’t love ‘The Notebook’? The story of Noah and Allie is one we’re all familiar with, but if you’re not, get ready to fall for this extraordinary love story. Based on the book by Nicholas Sparks and set in the 1940s, ‘The Notebook’ follows Noah and Allie as they deal with the hardships of falling in love from different backgrounds. Starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, ‘The Notebook’ is a great tale of love, separation, and illness bound to have your eyes watering this summer.
2. Just Go With It
Just go for it this summer and make ‘Just Go With It’ one of must-see your summer romance films for you and your SO. Starring Jennifer Anniston and Adam Sandler, this hilarious rom-com is funny, cute and entertaining but it’s impossible not to fall for the love story as well. Set in Hawaii, this film gives us great summer vibes as we follow Danny (Adam Sandler) in pursuit of his dream girl, and with plenty of laughs and twists and turns, these two are the perfect match for summer rom-com heaven!
3. The Kissing Booth
This recent and wildly popular romantic Netflix original is another great summer romance film for you and your SO. Perfectly cheesy, ‘The Kissing Booth’ features a great cast including Joey King, Jacob Eldori and Joel Courtney and the story of forbidden friendship-family romance drama will keep you on your toes throughout the whole movie! Full of laughs, relatable and cringe-worthy moments, ‘The Kissing Booth’ is the ideal quirky rom-com for your summer romance films fix.
Love music AND summer romance? Look no further than the iconic masterpiece that is Grease! This old classic is the perfect nostalgic high school rock and roll musical and is a must for your summer romance films list. Starring Olivia Newton-John as good-girl Sandy and John Travolta as bad boy Danny, this feel-good film is all about the bonds of friendship and high school fun, ‘Grease’ will not only make you laugh, but it’s one of the most loved films of all time and is perfect for those summmmerrr-nighttts.
5. Dear John
Last but certainly not least, it’s time for a tearjerker. If you’re in the mood for heartbreak, ‘Dear John’ is a must for your summer romance films list. Starring dreamboat Channing Tatum as John and the lovely Amanda Seyfried as his love interest Savanna, the movie follows these two as they face the difficulties of love, separation war and illness. Based on another classic by Nicholas Sparks, this film is touching, romantic, beautiful and sad and will definitely be breaking your heart this summer. (Don’t forget your tissues.)