Paris is known as a favorite setting for romance movies, and it is quite obvious why. Famously known as the City of Lights, Paris is filled with so many beautiful streets, magnificent architecture, and wonderful people. The city is alive night and day, and equally exquisite whatever time of the day.
Lovers fly to Paris to get engaged or married, and some find themselves wishing they can stay there forever. Romance movies set in Paris will always make their viewers believe in true love. Here’s a list of some of the most romantic movies filmed in the picturesque city of Paris:
Before Sunset (2004)
The second film in the Before trilogy, Before Sunset takes place nine years after Jesse and Celine’s encounter in Vienna. Jesse is now in Paris for the launch of his novel. Celine finds him, and they spend a couple of hours together catching up before Jesse leaves for his flight.
Now that Jesse has a son and Celine has a boyfriend now, the two found it difficult to be together again despite their strong feelings toward each other. They ended up confessing that they were haunted by their missed connection, and they wanted more.
Midnight In Paris (2011)
While taking a vacation in Paris with his fiancée, aspiring novelist Gil Pender is thrown into a whole new era during his late-night walks. He goes back in time and meets literature icons such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, to name a few. He talks to them, shares opinions, and basically spends every night with them because he believes it is the best era to live in.
The movie explores a lot of themes such as modernism, romance, and existentialism, among others. It portrays a longing for the past that one has not actually experienced.
The Phantom Of The Opera (2004)
Beneath the 19th-century Paris opera house lives a disfigured phantom named Erik who has been haunting the place for years. He is obsessed with Christine Daaé, a young singer who is in love with her childhood friend, Raoul. This enrages the phantom and pushed him to devise a plan to keep his protégé by his side.
The haunting gothic tale of love and obsession against the majestic backdrop of the Paris opera house will bring chills down the spine. This French classic masterpiece is based on the novel of Gaston Leroux.
The Dreamers (2003)
Three young people find themselves escaping the riots in Paris and fulfilling their fantasies through a shared love for cinema and the weird intimacy among themselves. An American exchange student befriends French twins who engage in an incestuous relationship.
The movie is strictly for adult viewing as there are a lot of obscene scenes and dialogues. The Dreamers is called a meditation on art and youth and how it becomes part of us.
Moulin Rouge (2001)
An Englishman falls in love with Satine who works as a singer at Moulin Rouge in Paris. They fell in love with each other but the lady is already promised to a duke by the manager in exchange for funding his production.
The movie has a timeless quality that fans can enjoy anytime. It perfectly captures Baz Luhrmann’s exceptional use of music as a supplement to the story.