With so many movies like The Age of Adaline depicting the magic of falling in love, it’s no wonder that romantic fantastical elements are so prevalent.
After a car accident, a young woman named Adaline, played by Blake Lively, finds herself permanently aged backwards. Later on in life she meets a man and falls in love with him. Will she give up her immortality for him?
As such, if you enjoy romantic fantasies like Adaline, prepare the popcorn and let’s make love…
1. Meet Joe Black (1998)
Martin Brest’s irresistibly slushy Meet Joe Black turns death into the main character, and films like The Age of Adaline frequently link mortality and love.
Joe Black, the Grim Reaper in a young man’s body, contacts an elderly billionaire. Joe begins to show an interest in the lives of mortals, including the beautiful daughter of a wealthy businessman. Joe is…
As a result of the excellent work of actors such as A.J. Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt, and Claire Forlani as the mortal woman who has a special connection to death…a heart?
2. The Time Traveller’s Wife (2009)
Like The Age of Adaline, The Time Traveller’s Wife explores the concept of time and how it can be used to great effect in a romantic comedy.
Henry has a dashing good looks, and he’s a romantic at heart. Further complicating matters is the fact he has a rare genetic disorder that causes him to inadvertently time travel.
With the help of his impossibly attractive Bana/McAdams duo, director Robert Schwentke’s glossy romantic sci-fi milks its imaginative premise to the fullest.
3. Wuthering Heights (1939)
Time travel back to one of the genre’s all-time greats: William Wyler’s beautiful adaptation of Emily Bront’s classic novel from eighty years ago.
There’s nothing quite like Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier as Cathy and Heathcliff as two passionately incompatible people. When Heathcliff returns home determined to exact vengeance, things go horribly wrong…
Wuthering Heights is a gothic romance with a supernatural undertone that is still widely regarded as the definitive screen adaptation of Emily Bront’s heartbreaking novel. This is a must-see for fans of films like The Age of Adaline.
4. If Only (2004)
In romantic films, it’s not uncommon for the outcome to hinge on a single decision, and the stakes are high in Gil Junger’s glitzy drama If Only.
Sadly, the boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend died in a car accident after they argued. Even though they’re no longer together, he’s given the opportunity to go back in time and try to save her…
Featuring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Paul Nicholls, Sliding Doors-style romance is built around a pivotal moment.
5. About Time (2013)
Time travel is something that a young man inherits. he decides to put the gift to good use and find a girlfriend, but time travel complicates his plans…
Richard Curtis adapts his rom-com formula for time travel, and the result is a charming light fantasy. As the time-traveling lovers, Gleason and McAdams are charming, but Bill Nighy is the real star here.
A modified DeLorean isn’t required in movies like The Age of Adaline and About Time, which use the fantastical concept as a natural part of the story.
6. The Lake House (2006)
Another kind of time paradox is at work in The Lake House, the story of a man and a woman who are separated by two years and share a house. However, they continue to write each other and eventually fall in love despite their differences….
Fast and the Furious stars Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock again in Alejandro Agresti’s romantic comedy that is both handsome and shamelessly sappy.
Fans of The Age of Adaline will enjoy The Lake House because much of the fun is figuring out how the characters will overcome their seemingly impossible situation.
7. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
A brash pilot jumps from a downed plane without a parachute, but he makes it out alive thanks to a divine clerical error. He has fallen in love by the time the heavenly pencil pushers realize their error and send an emissary to collect him…
One of Powell and Pressburger’s most cherished works is this lavish romantic fantasy. The cast is led by David Niven, who is charming as always.
One of the greatest romantic fantasies of all time, A Matter of Life and Death is filled with humor, charm, and stunning visuals. Take in the show on the biggest screen you can find!
8. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
The Purple Rose of Cairo, which is like The Last Action Hero but without the guns, should appeal to fans of films like The Age of Adaline.
After going to the movies with a waitress in 1930s New Jersey, she gets more than she bargained for when handsome movie star walks off the screen and into her life…
The unlikely couple of Mia Farrow and Jeff Daniels is adorable, and the film is one of Woody Allen’s most romantic works, incorporating his passions for jazz and classic cinema.
9. Ruby Sparks (2012)
When a writer gets stuck, he creates a fictional character named “Dream Girl” and begins a passionate romance with her. There’s only one problem: with a few keystrokes, he can completely transform her…
The film is directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, but Zoe Kazan is the real star. She penned the script and plays Ruby opposite Paul Dano in a role that could easily be mistaken for another manic pixie dream girl. She wrote the screenplay.
The romantic comedy Ruby Sparks is a real treat for moviegoers who enjoy the genre. You will enjoy it because it has all of the above qualities as well as some darker ones that you might not expect.
10. Ghost (1990)
Nothing like The Age of Adaline would be complete without this smash hit, which did for pottery throwing what Titanic did for the sterns of vessels.
In this story, the ghost of a murdered banker tries to warn his girlfriend of impending danger by lingering on Earth. In an attempt to break through, he consults a bizarre medium…
While watching Ghost, no one can help but cry. Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore have a scorching on-screen chemistry, and Whoopi Goldberg was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance. This is a timeless classic.