500 Days of Summer (2009) dir. Marc Webb
The Hopeless Romantic
"He believed that this time his expectations would align with reality."
You have an overly optimistic view of love. A daydreamer and a wishful thinker. You believe in destiny, fate, and the thought that there is "the one" for you out there, just waiting for you right around the corner. You have big ideas for romantic relationship and truly believe that you and your (potential) partner will last forever. While it's normal to have expectations like this, sometimes it could do so much damage and be unhealthy for you and the other party.
Emma. (2020) dir. Autumn de Wilde
"It shall always be a matter of great joy to me that I made the match myself."
In this Jane Austen adaptation, the titular character is defined by self-assurance in her ability as a matchmaker and her prudish fear of falling in love. She despises the idea of being in a romantic relationship of her own; however, she relishes watching and intervening in other people's relationships. In your world, you are just like her–the one who offers guidance and romantic advice to your friends and even strangers. You love watching and reading any type of romance, but you take a step back whenever someone offers you that kind of intention.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999) dir. Gil Junger
The Cynic With a Heart of Gold
"Expressing my opinion is not a terrorist action."
You loathe the idea of love itself—or at least you think so anyway. You put up a front of being fearless, a self-proclaimed cynic who doesn’t want anything to do with romance or other people’s love lives. You are easily disgusted whenever you see couples in love or whenever someone is trying to flirt with you. However, deep down in your cold little heart, there's that tingling feeling that you want what they have too. '10 Things I Hate About You' is about taking off that cold mask you tried so hard to cover and letting others see the vulnerable and romantic side of you.
Love, Rosie (2014) dir. Christian Ditter
"If you could change anything, would you?"
You are continuously replaying various "what ifs" in your mind and reminiscing over the missed opportunities with the people that were part of your life once. You are desperately trying to move on, but no matter how hard you try, your heart is still plagued by that lurking remorse. You smile, though you’re still aching inside. 'Love, Rosie' is about two people changing and evolving, despite the wasted opportunities that have continued to tear their hearts apart.
Her (2013) dir. Spike Jonze
The Technologically Independent
"Sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I'm not going to feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I've already felt."
You mistakenly believe that only technology or social media can genuinely understand you, which causes you to emotionally drift away from the real people in your life. This Oscar-winning sci-fi rom-com "Her" is about using technology to substitute genuine human connection. It's the kind of movie that will make you reflect on the relationships you've lost–and might lose in the future–if you don't modify the way you interact and communicate with real people.
I’m Drunk, I Love You (2017) dir. Jaime P. Habac Jr.
The Friendzone Dweller
"Hindi mo naman kasalanang hindi mo ‘ko mahal."
You yearn for someone who is beyond your reach. The person you consider a friend is actually the one you have strong romantic feelings for, not just a platonic connection. It doesn't matter if you kept your feelings a secret or if you took a risk and confessed, the result is the same - your love is or will not be reciprocated. You're left with no other option but to maintain your friendship with them, even though you wish for more. You are stuck in the dreaded friend zone.
Legally Blonde (2001) dir. Robert Luketic
The Academic Slayer
"WHAT, like it’s hard?"
You slay academically instead of romantically. You dedicate yourself to your education and the promising future it brings. You don't believe that a romantic relationship with someone is necessary to achieve success in life. Though you might think it could benefit you from time to time it’s all just an afterthought. "Legally Blonde" is a timeless film that shows us it's okay to prioritize our studies over relationships that may only bring us heartache. You have confidence in your ability to accomplish great things.
How to Be Single (2016) dir. Christian Ditter
The Proud Single
"The thing about being single is, you should cherish it. Because, in a week, or a lifetime, of being alone, you may only get one moment. One moment, when you're not tied up in a relationship with anyone."
You don’t really care about all of this. Your goal is to live life to the fullest and prioritize self-love and care. You feel beautiful, charming, and intelligent, and nobody can diminish that. This movie celebrates being single and how it is actually fun! It emphasizes the importance of using this time to get to know oneself, without the influence or pressure of a romantic relationship. It promotes independence, without suggesting that everyone should become solitary and not be in a romantic relationship anymore. You’re just enjoying life first, that’s all!
High Fidelity (2000) dir. Stephen Frears
The Commitment Phobic
“I guess it made more sense to commit to nothing.”
You are allergic to commitment. You are afraid to open yourself up to the vulnerability that comes with being in a relationship, as you fear that vulnerability will lead to you being heartbroken. You are hesitant to make the sacrifices that come with being in a relationship, and you fear that these sacrifices will take away from the freedom and autonomy you currently enjoy. "High Fidelity" strikes a chord with anyone as it presents a relatable portrayal of the struggles of commitment, making it a timeless classic for anyone who has ever struggled with taking that next step in a relationship.
But I’m A Cheerleader (1999) dir. Jamie Babbit
The Queer Identifier
“Congratulations, liars! You know who you are and you know who you want. Ain't nothin' gonna change that.”
You used to confide in heteronormative ideologies, but once you realize that you are actually quite different and it’s okay to be like that, you finally start to accept and embrace who you are and reject the societal pressure to conform to traditional gender and sexual norms. "But I’m A Cheerleader" is a powerful commentary on the importance of embracing one's sexuality and rejecting societal expectations, and it serves as a beacon of hope for anyone who is struggling with their own identity.