Just One Night : The Uneasy Relationship Between Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington ‘s Characters
Who has never lived a complicated relationship? Even if you haven’t had this experience, take a look at the list. There are 18 novels that don’t always end well – and that makes us reflect on our own relationship as a couple.
Newness > Gabi and Martin meet through a dating app and just want one night of sex in Los Angeles. But they realize that they have affinities and, as they like novelties, they decide to keep an open relationship. Where to watch: Netflix.
I Am Michael > Inspired by a real case, James Franco plays Michael Glatze, a homosexual activist who, in the late 1990s, was in a stable marital relationship with his partner (Zachary Quinto). Until, when reading the Bible, he converted to Christianity and adopted a heterosexual orientation. Where to watch: Netflix.
Just One Night > While Michael (Sam Worthington) takes a work trip with a sensual colleague, his wife, Joanna (Keira Knightley), who suspects her husband is cheating on her, reconnects with a charming French ex-boyfriend Alex (Guillaume Canet). Where to watch : Amazon Prime and Telecine (on streaming and Globoplay).
Loev > In the rare Indian gay film, two ex-boyfriends are reunited to spend a weekend together. Jai moved to New York and became a very successful businessman while Sahil stayed in Mumbai in a precarious financial situation. Where to watch: Netflix.
Monsieur & Madame Adelman > The French drama realistically exposes the 45-year relationship of a couple, between ups and downs, and always played by the same duo of actors, Dora Tillier and Nicolas Bedos. Where to watch : Netflix.
La La Land > In one of the most enchanting musicals in history, a jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) meets an aspiring actress, played by Emma Stone. The relationship runs between highs and lows with several references to emblematic films. Where to watch: Globoplay.
Portrait of a Young Woman on Fire : on Telecine
Portrait of a Young Woman on Fire > In 18th century France, the painter Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned to make a portrait of the young Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), who is betrothed. Gradually, they begin to exchange confidences and affection. Where to watch: Telecine (on streaming and Globoplay).
Your Name Engraved on Me > In the 1988 Taiwanese drama, two boys from the same school go through turmoil to assume a romance. One of them is shy and has feminine features. The other is the rebellious and quarrelsome type. Together, they will challenge society. Where to watch: Netflix.
Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? > In the Spanish film, two boys and a girl shared an apartment for years. As each one goes their own way, they play a kind of truth game, which leads to unexpected dramatic consequences. Where to watch: Netflix.
Fifty Shades of Gray > It’s a trilogy, but without a doubt, the first movie is the best. That’s when Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) goes to interview billionaire Christian Gray (Jamie Dornan) and, from there, he tries to win her over and convince her to enjoy sadomasochistic sex. Where to watch: Netflix, Star+, Telecine and Globoplay.
Tree of Blood : Spanish movie on Netflix
Tree of Blood > In an Almodovarian plot, full of surprises and twists, Spanish director and screenwriter Julio Medem brings to light the story of a couple, who decide to write the memories of their families, linked by forbidden romances and betrayals. Where to watch: Netflix.
Isi & Ossi > In the German romantic comedy, Isi (Lisa Vicari) is rich and wants her inheritance to take a gastronomy course. As her parents reject the idea, she finds a way out: she hires the poor Ossi (Dennis Mojen) to pose as her boyfriend and thus do an affront to his noble family. Where to watch: Netflix.
Um Amor à Altura > It’s the French version of the Argentine Heart of the Lion , which also spawned the Brazilian Amor sem Medida (from Netflix). Jean Dujardin plays the five-foot-tall lawyer who tries to win over an architect. But, at first, she is prejudiced with his stature. Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Telecine (on streaming and Globoplay).
Call Me By Your Name > In 1983, Oliver (Armie Hammer) stays at Elio’s (Timothée Chalamet) parents’ house to do art research. The teenager is fascinated by the new guest and, little by little, teases and charms him. But will there be a summer crush? Where to watch : Netflix, Paramout+, Globoplay and Telecine.
The Bridges of Madison County: Mery and Clint in Romance
Bridges of Madison County > Meryl Streep plays the married mother of a family who, with her family far from home, becomes involved with a photographer (Clint Eastwood). Where to watch: HBO Max
Marriage Story > The couple played by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver live in Brooklyn, New York. When she decides to move to Los Angeles and pursue an acting career, arguments begin to come to a head, mainly because of the “division” of her son. Where to watch : Netflix.
Brokeback Mountain > With beauty and delicacy, director Ang Lee focuses on the secret romance between the cowboys played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. Where to watch
Before Midnight > The trilogy is on HBO Max. I really like the third film, which features Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy), married, with kids and vacationing in Greece. As in the previous plots, discussions about the relationship emerge. See also Before Dawn (1995), where they met on a train, and Before Sunset (2004), which shows their reunion in Paris. Where to watch: HBO Max.