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6 kinds of love as seen in movies

From puppy love to May-December affairs, these films depicted and celebrated different kinds of love on the big screen

Patricia Matalog
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Patricia Matalog

6/25/2021 in News
6 kinds of love as seen in movies

The beauty of love being a subject in movies is that it comes in many forms, and there's always that one film you can always find comfort in.

And in celebration of Pride Month, we're not only celebrating love among the LGBT community, but all kinds of love that prove it is such a wonderful feeling, no matter what kind of relationship it is:

1. May-December

There have been quite a number of May-December romances on film that are often depicted as wrong or unacceptable because their huge age gaps are deemed unfitting to society's standards. But in the 2012 film “The Mistress,” we were introduced to the concept that love can be true despite the age difference between Sari (Bea Alonzo) and Rico (Ronaldo Valdez).

2. Same-sex

Representation really matters for the LGBT community, especially in films that usually don't tackle same-sex relationships. But in "Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes," the 2017 movie showed the beauty of acceptance, not just of Felix (JC De Vera) and Gary's (Joross Gamboa) sexualities, but also the acceptance they received from their wives whom they left just to be with each other.

3. Young love

People usually associate young or puppy love with something that doesn't last. While it can be true in some scenarios, it doesn't mean that we cannot learn lessons from it especially to adolescent teenagers who might just be experiencing their first love.

Just like in KathNiel movie "Must Be...Love," it can be normal to feel infatuated at such a young age, but it is through this kind of situation where you'll truly understand what and who your heart really wants.

4. Best friends-to-lovers

Best friends-turned-lovers are probably the most common yet cutest kind of love in movies. Imagine having someone who has always been there from the beginning, knows you inside out, and eventually falls in love with you? It might not come easy though, just like BFFs Cat (Bea Alonzo) and Wacky's (Dingdong Dantes) story in "She's The One," where they both had to be in separate relationships before realizing they're actually in love with each other.

5. Friendzoned

Best friends falling in love with each other is all cute until you learn that it's a one-sided love story. We admired the bravery of Bujoy (Jolina Magdangal) in "Labs Kita...Okey Ka Lang?" after she confessed her feelings to her best friend Ned (Marvin Agustin) in her attempt to break free from the friendzone, but we all know how hard it really is when you're the one in that situation.

6. Enemies-to-lovers

From different personalities to simply not just vibing with each other, there's a whole lot of reasons why couples don't usually get along at the start. In the case of Athena (Kathryn Bernardo) and Kenji (Daniel Padilla), it took them a whole lot of fights and even a fake relationship to realize that they are already in love with each other.

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