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10 Movies About Passion That Go Beyond the Bounds of the Rational Mind

Love is different. Pure and tender, unrequited and tragic. There’s also love based on the passion that makes people lose their heads. In this article, we gathered for you the movies about that kind of love; the main characters can’t imagine their life without this bittersweet feeling. So if you want to spice up your life a little, you should definitely watch at least a couple of movies from our list.

Bright Side offers you to put your job off for a couple of hours and dive into the magical world of cinematography.

The Immigrant, 2013

  • IMDb — 6.6
  • Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Renner

The film tells a story of a young Polish immigrant. Ewa and her sister arrive in New York but due to her sister’s illness she has to take extreme measures to survive. The amazing cast and the atmosphere of the 20s make the movie unique. Those who love costume dramas and psychological thrillers should definitely check it out.

Lady Macbeth, 2016

  • IMDb — 6.9
  • Starring: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton

This movie looks more like a stage performance. The story takes place in Victorian England in the 19th century. After the heroine got married to a man twice her age, she had to face the blatant disregard of her new family. Katherine, however, refuses to give up and becomes friends with a young worker. Their friendship turns into something more. Where would this friendship take them?

Crimson Peak, 2015

  • IMDb — 6.5
  • Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Charlie Hunnam

Guillermo del Toro is a true master of dark stories and Crimson Peak has become a great example of Gothic romance. The whole thing is based on passion but even passion can be different. The main character marries a mysterious handsome man played by Tom Hiddleston. But instead of a happily ever after, she lives in a dark gloomy mansion along with her husband’s annoying sister who has something to hide. This is an amazing movie where every little detail has been thoroughly thought through. The strong cast makes the movie a true gem.

Closer, 2004

  • IMDb — 7.3
  • Starring: Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen

It’s a story about the complicated relationships between 4 charismatic characters. A peculiar love quadrangle where relationships heat up really quickly which leads to very unexpected consequences. The move breaks down all stereotypes and makes you think — what do we really want from our partner and from ourselves?

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, 2009

In this movie, you’ll watch the story of Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky’s relationship. In the 1920s, the great musician and his family moved from Soviet Russia to Paris. When his family comes across difficult circumstances, Stravinsky has to accept Chanel’s offer to stay with her in her mansion. This is how the story of crazy passion and forbidden love begins. All those who have first-hand knowledge about these feelings should definitely watch it.

Talk to Her, 2002

  • IMDb — 8.0
  • Starring: Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling

Pedro Almodóvar’s film has won numerous awards and its plot is really original. A journalist meets a famous female bullfighter and their relationship slowly turns crazy, wild, and passionate. Then an accident ruins their idyllic world. The hero has to go through a lot of difficulties to make things work. Those who love melodramatic stories and unexpected plot twists will definitely appreciate this movie.

The End of the Affair, 1999

The beautiful love story between Maurice and Sarah should’ve finished with a classic, happy ending. But the main character decides to find out why exactly his beloved left him and this is where the movie gets really interesting. If you like sad dramatic movies with a religious subtext, you’ll certainly enjoy this one.

Reconstruction, 2003

  • IMDb — 7.4
  • Starring: Klaus Mulbjerg, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Maria Bonnevie

For this movie, Christoffer Boe was named the true successor of Lars von Trier. This movie was highlighted among the best ones at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. The main character is working on his book where he imagines a love affair between his wife and a young man. Sometimes he loves to imagine himself as her lover. This beautiful movie will draw you in and keep you captivated.

The Beguiled, 2017

  • IMDb — 6.3
  • Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning

The story takes place in a Seminary for Young Ladies where a wounded soldier turns up by chance. From this moment their calm life changes dramatically. Director Sofia Coppola managed to film an amazing movie and show a complicated psychological struggle inside each character. Interestingly, this movie is a good remake of Don Siegel’s The Beguiled, where the main hero was played by Clint Eastwood. In our opinion, Colin Farrell did a good job too.

The Secret Scripture, 2016

  • IMDb — 6.7
  • Starring: Rooney Mara, Aidan Turner, Theo James, Eric Bana

The heroine spent most of her life in a mental institution. But when a well-known psychiatrist arrives at the hospital, her story changes dramatically. This is all because they found her secret diary. This movie is great for those who love slowly developing dramas and all-consuming passion.

We hope that you liked our list. What’s your favorite movie involving burning passion and love? Share your opinion with us in the comments.

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