3. ‘The Notebook’
“It wasn’t over – it still isn’t over”
Just try not to cry while watching this 2004 flick based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. It’s a tearjerker for sure, but there’s an underlying sentimentality that rings true. What really does us in is the juxtaposition of Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie’s (Rachel McAdams) story of young love set against the modern reality of Allie’s deteriorating health.