Melodrama about love with a happy ending

If you are tired of films with tragic or completely incomprehensible endings and want to finally see a melodrama about love with a happy ending, be sure to check out our selection. The heroes of the films face personal shocks, disappointments and misunderstandings, not knowing about the surprise that fate is preparing for them.

Letters to Juliet (2010)

The famous birthplace of Romeo and Juliet, the picturesque Verona, has changed many destinies. Sophie, an American, joins a group of volunteers writing replies to messages for Juliet when she discovers a touching letter that was lost fifty years ago.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

A certain Claire describes her incredible love story, which ended because of her indecision. Sophie is determined to find the woman and help her find her long-lost happiness. Soon the girl meets Claire’s grandson, who does not approve of this venture.

Original title: 
Letters to Juliet

Cast:
Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan, Vanessa Redgrave

Country:
USA

Age limit:
12+

In my dreams (2014)

A romantic and kind film about love with a happy ending tells about Natalie, who is afraid of losing her family restaurant. She is almost constantly at work, completely losing her personal life. However, the girl hardly thinks about it, because her last novel was very unsuccessful.

Meanwhile, Nick, who is suffering from a difficult breakup with his beloved, is also fully occupied with his career. One day, the heroes find themselves at the same fountain and make their cherished wishes. Nick and Natalie, who do not know each other in real life, begin to appear to each other in dreams.

Original Title:
In My Dreams

Cast:
Katherine McPhee, Mike Vogel, JoBeth Williams

Country:
USA, Canada

Age Limit:
12+

Mistress Maid (2002)

Marisa is a luxury hotel maid living in the Bronx and raising her son alone. The girl wants to improve her life, but she increasingly has to face disappointments.

Christopher Marshall is a wealthy and attractive man who arrived in New York for a business meeting and settled in the hotel where the main character works. A misunderstanding occurs that convinces the businessman that Marisa is not a maid, but a charming hotel guest. The girl does not dare to admit to Christopher that he is mistaken.

Original title:
Maid in Manhattan

Cast:
Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson

Country:
USA

Age limit:
12+

Eat Pray Love (2010)

One of the best movies about love with a happy ending tells about Elizabeth Gilbert, who recently went through a difficult separation from her husband and realized that her fate is full of disappointments. Since the age of fifteen, she has experienced many novels, never really being alone, and for the first time it seriously depresses her.

Elizabeth intends to devote the next year to herself completely, to get to know the world, to visit the most beautiful cities and find harmony. Love is not included in her plans, but the case dictates otherwise.

Original title:
Eat Pray Love

Starring:  
Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup

Country:
USA

Age limit:
12+

More than sex (2011)

Emma and Adam met in childhood, but the relationship between them did not immediately develop. Since then, more than ten years have passed, and the heroes reappear in each other’s lives. Due to busy work and disappointments in the past, Emma does not want any serious romance. Alex, who prefers short-term intrigues, does not aspire to this either.

At the same time, each of them would not refuse sex without obligations. The relationship of the heroes at first is based solely on physiological instincts, but gradually they notice with horror that a deeper connection is formed between them.

Original title:
No Strings Attached

Cast:
Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline

Country:
USA

Age limit:
16+

Direct Love (2013)

The plot of this film about happy love focuses on the successful lawyer Antoine, who has always been successful with the opposite sex. He will have to leave New York for a while for an interview in Paris. On the plane, a man is waiting for an unexpected meeting: Julie is sitting in the next chair, leaving a deep mark in his heart and preparing for the wedding with a new boyfriend.

Former lovers will have to remember all the claims and grievances that destroyed their relationship in the next seven hours. In parallel, random fellow travelers realize that in fact their feelings have never cooled down.

Original title:
Amour & turbulences

Cast:
Ludivine Sagnier, Nicolas Bedos, Jonathan Cohen

Country:
France

Age limit:
16+

Love Is All You Need (2012)

Hairdresser Ida is going through a difficult period: she is seriously ill, and her husband, meanwhile, has an affair with a young employee. With heavy thoughts, the woman goes to Italy for her daughter’s wedding, where she soon meets the widower Philip, the father of the groom.

An unfortunate incident immediately causes hostility between them, and future relatives do not hide mutual negative emotions. However, the atmosphere of love reigning around and the picturesque city of Sorrento do their job: the characters are imbued with warmer feelings for each other.

Original title:
Den skaldede frisør

Starring:
Trine Dyrholm, Pierce Brosnan, Paprika Steen

Country:
Denmark, Sweden, Italy, France, Germany

Age limit:
16+

Proposal (2009)

Among the films about love with a happy ending is the story of Margaret Tate, the executive editor of the famous publication. The main character is a spectacular and wayward woman who is disliked by her subordinates. One day, she finds out that because of an expired work visa, she is about to be deported to Canada.

Margaret comes up with a solution as she goes: she’s getting married! Only now there are no people who want her hand and heart, so she persuades her assistant to enter into a fictitious marriage with her. However, the immigration service is not as simple as Tate thought, and the newly-minted couple has yet to prove the sincerity of their feelings.

Original title:
The Proposal

Cast:
Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenbergen

Country:
USA

Age limit:
16+

Parallel Worlds (2012)

According to the plot, two planets approached each other due to the powerful force of gravity. The upper planet is inhabited by rich and needy people. The population of the lower planet suffers from a lack of various resources.

A girl from a rich family meets a simple worker from the “lower world”, although this is strictly prohibited by the rules. Feelings flare up between young people, and now not only their own future, but also the fate of two planets depends on the lovers.

Original title:
Upside Down

Cast:
Kirsten Dunst, Jim Sturgess, Timothy Spall

Country:
Canada, France

Age limit:
16+

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

The last foreign melodrama on this list of films with a good ending tells the story of writer Frances, who is depressed because of her failure in her work and separation from her husband. Wanting to unwind, she goes to Tuscany and there she comes across an advertisement for the sale of an old estate.

Realizing that the time has come to radically change his life, Francis buys the property. Long-awaited changes are gradually taking place, but with them come disappointments. And yet the writer continues to believe that one day true love will happen to her.

Original title:
Under the Tuscan Sun

Starring:
Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan

Country: 
USA, Italy

Age limit:
16+

What are your favorite love movies with a happy ending? Add to the list of melodramas in the comments!

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