10 big-screen romantic weepies that will turn on the waterworks
Published on Jun 19, 2014 11:07 AM
THE NOTEBOOK (2004)
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams
Story: Noah and Allie fall in love but her parents object to the relationship. Years later, an elderly Noah recites the story to an Allie who can't remember the past as a result of Alzheimer's. Based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks.
Why it's famous: In a moment of lucidity, Allie asks Noah if their love is strong enough to "take them away together". The next day, a nurse finds they have died peacefully together in their sleep. The film, a sleeper hit, earned US$115.6 million worldwide and turned Gosling and McAdams into marquee names.
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