Love to watch the bickering parts of every romance drama? Those little arguments, different way of thinking stimulate the mind more than any typical romantic stories
Pride & Prejudice, You've Got Mail
The enemies-to-lovers switch in films, holds a captivating charm for many viewers. The gradual transformation from ‘hate them more than anything’ to ‘can’t stay apart’, fueled by misunderstandings, miscommunications, and even preconceived notions, creates an irresistible narrative arc. When executed well, this type of romantic dramas can be exceptionally entertaining, especially if it features a compelling storyline and character development.
For those who get captivated by this particular type, here's a curated list of must-watch movies available on OTTs:
Pride & Prejudice
Adapted from Jane Austen’s famous novel - Pride & Prejudice, this film gives you the chance to experience the love story of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet on screen. It tells a story about Elizabeth Bennet, a strong-willed young woman, with high sensibility, encounters a wealthly young man Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy at a ball party, who is arrogant, proud, and a headstrong person. At first they both couldn't bear each other for a second, but at the end they madly fall in love for each other.
Watch Pride & Prejudice on Netflix.
It's been almost two decades, and this Bollywood film is still cherished by many. The little bickerings, the harmless hatred, those arguments between Karan and Rhea are absolutely capable to tickle your mind. Karan and Rhea meet on a flight and end up hating each other at the end of their journey. Things change between them when they continue to bump into each other at different stages of their lives.
Watch Him Tum on Prime Video.
Released in 2015, this Bollywood film brings back the legendary romance between Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, but this time with some destructive motives. It tells a story about Raj and Meera, who found solace in each other's arms, amidst the turmoil of feuding mafia families. However, fate had other plans, tearing them apart as their families' feud intensified. Their hearts ached with longing, their love story seemingly relegated to a tragic ballad. After several years, when their little brother and sister Veer and Ishita fall in love with each other, Raj and Meera face each other along with the hatred burning inside them, yet fall in love with each other once again.
Watch Dilwale on Netflix.
10 Things I Hate About You
This is one of the classic films of Heath Ledger, apart from DC’s Joker. Released in 1999, this film tells a story about Cameron, a new student of Padua High, whose eyes were drawn to the captivating Bianca, a vision of beauty and grace. From the moment he laid eyes on her, Cameron was captivated, his heart pounding with an undeniable attraction. Yet, to win Bianca's affections, Cameron faced a daunting challenge – the approval of her formidable older sister, Kate, a fierce advocate for women's empowerment and an avowed enemy of frivolous relationships. Kate, known for her sharp wit and unwavering principles, was a formidable obstacle in Cameron's path to love. Undeterred, Cameron embarked on a quest to gain Kate's favor, hoping to prove himself worthy of Bianca's hand.
Watch 10 Things I Hate About You on Disney+ Hotstar.
You’ve Got Mail
This film is also a classic one of Tom Hanks. Released in 1998, it tells a story about Thomas, the owner of a sprawling bookstore empire stumbles upon an online forum dedicated to his passion for literature. There, he encounters Eleanor, the spirited proprietor of a charming neighborhood bookshop, captivated by her insightful comments and unwavering love for the written word. As their virtual conversations deepened, an undeniable connection blossomed, their shared literary passions igniting a spark that transcended the digital realm.
Little did they know that their paths will twist in the real world, where they stood as fierce competitors, their businesses locked in a battle for market dominance. Eleanor's quaint yet beloved bookshop, nestled amidst the vibrant cityscape, stood as a testament to her unwavering dedication to preserving the magic of storytelling. In contrast, Thomas's chain of bookstores, though undeniably successful, exuded a sense of corporate sterility, prioritizing profit over the intimate charm of independent bookstores.
Watch You've Got Mail on Prime Video.