The plot of 500 Days of Summer revolves around a boy and a girl who meet at a party. An architect by profession, Tom Hansen earns a living by creating greeting cards. When he meets Summer Finn, he’s instantly smitten. The film effectively conveys the viewer’s emotions as well as the associated memories. Tom has vivid memories of spending 500 days with Summer. Even though they’re skewed and rhetorical, they’re magnificent and lifelike in their execution. Without discussing the end of a relationship, it allows memories to linger from one moment to the next.
The innocent loser is played by Joseph Gordon Lewitt (I’m not calling him that!). Summer, played by Zooey Deschanel, is a mystery. You get the impression from the songs that nature knows the melancholy of lovelessness because of how easily they outline Tom’s emotions. Everything is so real and fleeting, from the heartbreak to the love to the longing.
Because I’m such a big fan, I’ve compiled a list of 500 Days of Summer-related movies. These fascinating tales will help you discover new layers of relationships that are similar but distinct.
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Delete the person you want or love so you aren’t in pain is a thought that has happened to all of us. ESOTSM takes you on a journey through human insecurities and the desire to find love.
Kate Winslet’s Clementine (Kate Winslet) is a shambles from the start of the film. She exudes an exhilarating sense of adventure thanks to her mix of uncertainty and sass. But she’s not a mind-fixing spell; she’s just off to find some serenity for herself. Colorful Clementine (Jim Carrey) becomes a source of comfort for Joel (Jim Carrey) and he develops feelings for her.
They have a great time, despite Clementine’s wandering thoughts and Joel’s self-consciousness. In an unexpected turn of events, Clementine erases Joel from her memory, prompting Joel to do the same.
Is he willing to undergo a long-term surgical procedure to get rid of it? Find out in Charlie Kauffman’s brilliantly scripted piece. Through his imaginative and wonderful world, he has created a human connection.
In the year of its release, Juno was a standout film. There’s more to this teen comedy than just quick laughs and awkward adult transitions.
Juno Macguff (Ellen Page) is a brilliant sixteen-year-old who isn’t afraid to try new things, even with her own body. Paulie (Michael Cera), her best friend, however, takes part with a lot less desperation. As a result, Juno is now carrying a child. She decides to have the baby and give it to a responsible couple after a run-in with an abortion clinic. Introducing the exotic couple, Mark (Jason Bateman) and Vanessa Loring (Kristen Stewart) (Jennifer Garner.)
Juno gets sucked into more experiments because of Vanessa’s desire to have a child and her husband’s irresponsibility. Throughout the film, scenes reveal the characters’ many facets in ways we didn’t expect.
During Juno’s struggle to direct her heart in the right direction, we get an intimate look into her life. The songs by Kimya Dawson add a lot to the movie’s atmosphere. Ellen Page gives a strong performance that makes the audience feel sorry for her. All of these topics are treated with genuine warmth and good humor by the cast of “Teen Pregnancy.”
Juno, which has been compared to 500 Days of Summer, is a must-see film.
3. The Fault In Our Stars
When two people with broken hearts come together, something magical happens. In order to keep her lungs working properly, Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley) has been given only months to live because of her terminal thyroid cancer. As a result of Osteosarcoma, Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) is a one-of-a-kind millennial with big dreams who has one leg amputated. When Hazel and Gus (the same guy!) meet at a Cancer Support Group, they click right away.
They watch a movie at Gus’ house and discuss their favorite books after having existential discussions about oblivion and life. Hazel recommends Peter Van Houten’s (William Dafoe) ‘An Imperial Affliction,’ while Augustus recommends ‘Counter Insurgence.’ As a result, a process of acceptance and love is launched.
They engage in conversation, form bonds, and have a good time. Only cancer benefits, as Hazel would put it. When they decide to pay a visit to Peter Van Houten, a favorite author of Hazel’s, things go horribly wrong. The two are haunted by a string of revelations, and they discover that there is an eternity in their numbered days.
As soon as The Fault in Our Stars hit theaters, it became an instant hit based on John Green’s novel of the same name. It could be described as gushy and sappy, but it also holds out the promise of hope and purpose in one’s life.
4. Blue Valentine
When you hurt someone you care about, it’s because you shouldn’t. A Doris Fisher and Allan Roberts song is featured in the film. This beautiful, true-to-life piece revolves around that idea.
Dean, a Brooklyn mover who failed his senior year of high school, now works for a moving company. Cindy has a difficult home life while also pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor and caring for her elderly grandmother. There is a series of events that lead to the love between Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams), which is predestined according to Dean’s beliefs.
Dean, a hopeless romantic, persuades Cindy to marry him despite the fact that she’s still recovering from the effects of her previous marriage. Because of the constant strain of managing a family and their affection, the couple’s relationship is deteriorating fast.
This film has a powerful message about how difficult it can be to love someone sometimes. When Dean and Cindy are forced to rely on the shaky foundations of a dying love, it’s heartbreaking. For those who are fascinated by the ever-changing dynamics of romantic relationships, Blue Valentine is a must-have watch.
5. 50 First Dates
You’ve been on a first date too many times. What happens next? You could say that people gain experience by meeting new people in a variety of situations. Suppose, however, that the person you’ve been on all those dates with remains the same, and you keep going back to your first date? A new film directed by Peter Segal tackles the same issue.
The two actors, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, once again bring out the best in their characters by making them attractive and romantic. Henry, a veterinarian, and Lucy, a waitress, meet by chance in a cafe and become fast friends. However, when he returns the next morning to see her, she has no recollection of what happened the day before.. After an accident on her father’s birthday last year, Lucy has anterograde amnesia (short-term memory loss).
She now lives in the past, reliving the events of that day on a daily basis. Henry embarks on a difficult, but ultimately rewarding, quest to make Lucy fall in love with him every day in order to keep him in her mind.
This romantic comedy will make you feel good on the inside and fill you up on the outside. 50 First Dates is a great choice if you’re looking for a heartwarming film like 500 Days of Summer.
6. Love Aaj Kal – A Bollywood Movie
The plot of the film is exactly what you’d expect: it’s about modern-day love. Technology, a hurried lifestyle, and the desire for new experiences pollute relationships. You’ve stopped and looked because of love. Is that still the case? Do you think it’s something more substantial than a passing gust of wind?
Hindi director Imtiaz Ali’s film looks at a modern relationship in which neither partner wants anything long-term; only the present moment matters.
With an uneven narrative, this is a new and exciting film that keeps you intrigued and interested. It’s safe to say that Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone do a great job portraying their sensitive and intelligent leads. The subtitled version of this film is well worth your time, even if you don’t understand Hindi.
7. The Perks of Being A Wallflower
Are there any advantages to being a socially awkward wallflower? A wallflower might want to fit in but have no idea how. Logan Lerman’s character, Charlie, is about to begin high school while dealing with the effects of his traumatic past. Except for a group of elderly people who may have felt pity, no one readily welcomes him. Ezra Miller and Emma Watson play Charlie’s half-siblings Sam and Patrick. A new star emerges in the form of Mr. Anderson (Paul Rudd, his English teacher).
With the help of medication for his aunt’s accident-related depression, Charlie grows fond of Sam, despite the fact that she has a boyfriend. As a gay man, Patrick must contend with a unique set of challenges.
This film, based on Stephen Chbosky’s critically acclaimed novel, was a worldwide hit with audiences and critics alike. It takes place in the 1990s, and it’s an emotional and relatable story for anyone who lived through that time period. The trip to their schools may appear like a teen trip to adults.
8. The Vow
Two artists fall in love with each other. These two have made a solemn vow to be united in holy matrimony for all time. Things, on the other hand, do not go according to plan. The girl, Paige, has a terrible accident that causes her to forget everything that happened before she met her husband, Leo. He’s devastated because they’re no longer friends. Trying in vain to reclaim her heart, he does anything to jog her memory.
Despite the cliched plot, this love story will keep you entertained. The Vow picks up speed after the first half, despite its plodding start. There is no turning back once the rollercoaster ride starts.
9. Yes Man
Saying “Yes!” to everything is the key to living a happy life. Neither I nor the movie make this claim. This is the starting point. Carl has given up on life, shunning both his friends and the people around him.
Go to a chance seminar and listen to the speaker, who asks everyone in the room to say yes! When Carl plays around with it, Allison appears out of nowhere. Carl is lit up like a Christmas tree by her bewitching charm. Carl’s life begins to change when he accepts the ‘YES’ with open arms. Will saying yes to everything continue to be a successful strategy?
Jim Carrey, as usual, delivers a memorable performance as a comically vulnerable character who effortlessly elicits sympathy from the audience. Zooey Deschanel excels once again at portraying a complex character in a straightforward manner. This story of a boy and a girl meeting for the first time is unique and worth reading. Watch Yes Man for Jim Carrey’s shaky take on the trials and tribulations we all face in life.
Are there any other films like 500 Days of Summer that I’ve missed? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.