Weekend Watchlist | Our favorite romances

By The Pitt News Staff

Just because a show isn’t focused on romance doesn’t mean it doesn’t have relationships that we want to root for. It’s February, so here are some romances that we’re ride or die for.

Legally Blonde: The Musical (YouTube) // Sinéad McDevitt, Digital Manager

“Legally Blonde: The Musical” is an interesting adaptation in the sense that to me, I look to the original 2001 movie and the stage show for different things. One of the things I go to the musical for is the relationship between Elle Woods (Laura Bell Bundy) and Emmett Forrest (Christian Borle).

In the original movie their romance is kind of shoehorned in at the end, but in the show? They’re amazing. They invented romance. They’re best friends! They hype each other up! They have a cute little handshake! They make each other better! It’s so cute and such a wholesome relationship and it’s always such whiplash to go back to the original movie and see them barely even hang out.

On top of that, the show is just really fun in general, with multiple bombastic musical numbers and a pretty impressive set. Definitely worth seeing for any musical fans.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Tubi) // Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer

How good of a romance can an action movie whose opening scene shows the couple at marriage counseling explaining that they are bored of each other really be? That is a question answered by the movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”

In this film, Mr. and Mrs. Smith are both assassins working for opposing agencies, keeping this secret from their partner. Eventually when the secret falls out, they are tasked with killing one another and so ensues the plot of this action romance.

The film features Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Mr. And Mrs. Smith respectively, on the movie set where they fell in love. The start of “Brangelina,” if you will. So, if you’re looking for an action romance that features a couple everyone in 2005 was rooting for on and off screen, and want to watch the original before the Donald Glover reboot comes out later this year, this is the movie for you.

Pride and Prejudice (2005) (Amazon Prime Video) // Nada Abdulaziz, Staff Writer 

Fans of the enemies-to-lovers trope are blessed to have the story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy to forever love and cherish. Joe Wright’s 2005 film is one of the best-known adaptations of Jane Austen’s famous novel “Pride and Prejudice.”

In the film, Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) and Fitzwilliam Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) attempt to deny their love for one another due to their prejudiced and prideful attitudes, which blind their judgment. Their attempts are, however, unsuccessful due to their underlying similarities, which create a bond of passion beyond their control. Their scenes of classical dancing in ballrooms and an angry love confession under the rain make this film perfect for a rainy day.

This movie makes the perfect watch for all those who love classical period dramas. The outfits, castles, foggy meadows and music make the film enchantingly memorable.