4 marvelous romantic musical films for couples
La La Land (2016)
"La La Land 'became a global craze by the end of 2016. Young director Damien Chazelle set up an outdoor Broadway stage in the charming city of Los Angeles, in which the love story of the musician Seb (Ryan Gosling) and young actress Mia (Emma Stone) is a bright highlight. The best songs in the movie such as "Another Day of Sun", "Someone in the Crowd", or "City of Stars" have become hits with a life of their own, not just associated with each movie.
At the 2017 Oscars, "La La Land" won 6 gold statues, including "Best Actress" for Emma Stone, "Best Director" for Damien Chazelle and "Best Song" for "City of Stars". The film also ushered in a new era for romantic love films with musical elements.
The Greatest Showman (2017)
Nearly a year after the success of "La La Land", Hollywood has another remarkable work named "The Greatest Showman". The movie is based on a true story about the life of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) - who is considered the father of variety shows. "The Greatest Showman" has many catchy tunes with outstanding songs such as "Never Enough", "This Is Me", and "A Million Dreams".
In addition to the love story between P.T. with rich lady Charity (Michelle Williams), the film also portrays the romantic love of Phillip (Zac Efron) and Anne (Zendaya) in P.T.'s circus. "The Greatest Showman" is considered the most outstanding music film of 2017 and was nominated for Golden Globe.
A Star is Born (2018)
As the first film starring Bradley Cooper as a director, "A Star is Born" draws viewers on the journey of love full of happiness and cruelty of the artist duo Jack (Bradley Cooper) and Ally (Lady Gaga). This is the fourth time Hollywood has made a film from the script "A Star is Born," after three versions in 1937, 1954 and 1976.
"A Star is Born" brought Oscar nominations to both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. The two had an emotional performance with "Shallow" and then the song won the gold statue. "Shallow" also climbed to the top of the Hot 100 Billboard and became a love song loved by millions of young viewers for over a year.
British director Danny Boyle is famous for films with unique film languages such as "Trainspotting" (1996), "28 Days Later" (2002), "127 Hours" (2010), "Steve Jobs" (2015) or "Slumdog Millionaire" (2009). Returning to the big screen after two years, Danny Boyle brought to the audience the romantic musical film with a new idea with the song of The Beatles - "Yesterday".
In addition to the two main stars Himesh Patel and Lily James, the film also has the participation of Ed Sheeran. The film is considered as the most outstanding romantic music of the year.
By: Scarlet Johnson