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Legendary Love Stories


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Jennifer, Clemens Mill | February 1, 2020

La la land  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon  Before Sunset

Remember when Sebastian and Mia met in La La land and they danced on a hill overlooking the city and sang A Lovely Night? Or when Claire has a chance to go through the stones and return to her life, but instead chooses to stay with Jamie in Outlander? Or when Jesse finds his lost love, Celine in Before Sunset?

These are all scenes that have embedded themselves in my heart, and I’m not even one of the characters. But when we read a story so simple and romantic, sometimes the characters become a part of us.  Over the years and the many books and movies that I have enjoyed, there are many couples who have stood the test of time. The couples that had it all. The following are just a few of my favourite books and movies with legendary love stories.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon  La la landBefore Sunset Anne of Green Gables by L M Montegomery

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone  Downton Abby  It's a wonderful life  Hunger games by Suzanne Collins

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey  Niffenegger   About time Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella Me before you by Jojo Moyes Eleanor and Park

Let me know if there are any I have forgotten in the comments!


Submitted by Jessica (not verified) on

You've got most of my favourites here, but I would also add Buttercup/Wesley ("The Princess Bride"), Satine/Christian ("Moulin Rouge"), and Leia/Han Solo ("Star Wars").