Whether you recently went through a rough breakup or have been hanging out in single’s town longer than you’d like, it can be super useful to watch movies that remind you of why love is worth striving for. Unfortunately, today’s landscape is pretty much a desert as far as awesome, passionate films are concerned. For truly good movies in this genre, you’re going to have to go back a decade, when romantic stories were churned out practically every month. Yes, for those sit-on-the-couch-and-cry-it-out moments, ’90s movie romances are practically unstoppable, and they’ll make you believe in love again even in your most pessimistic moments.
Reigning queens of the era like Julia Roberts, Julia Stiles ,and Drew Barrymore were always the lost heroines that, in the end, managed to endure mishaps and the pains of singledom before triumphantly snagging the person of their dreams. Even if you’re in the relationship that you know will last a lifetime, you can easily remember the magic and passion that brought you to your current state by vicariously experiencing it through beloved characters. So before swiping right for another date tomorrow night or planning a special night on the town, take a moment to watch these movies and remember that true love is not — and will never be — dead.