Marçal Forès’ romance movie Thorugh My Window has been a Netflix sensation since its release in February. We all loved watching the Spanish blockbuster with our fingers crossed. The story of two teens in love has been staying with us and will continue to do so for some time.
If you loved watching the film, and probably you did and want to consider watching other great romance movies like Through My Window, you are all covered.
Before going through the list, you may want to check our previous listicle of 101 top romance films of all time.
10 Great Movies Like Through My Window
A great romance movie is one that contains a strong and believable love story, with well-developed characters that the audience can invest in. Such a film should also have excellent production values, including a beautiful visual palette and a sweeping musical score.
Considering all these features and comparing them to that of the movie Through My Window, we have enlisted 10 great movies that you will love as a fan of the Spanish romance hit.
1. The Notebook | 2004 | 7.8 IMDB
Starting our first movie similar to Through My Window with director Nick Cassavetes’ The Notebook. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks.
The film is set in the 1940s and tells the story of Noah Calhoun (Gosling) and Allie Hamilton (McAdams), who meet one summer and fall in love despite the fact that they are from different social backgrounds. Allie is a wealthy debutante and Noah is a poor man who works in her father‘s lumber mill.
The two are forced to part ways at the end of the summer, but they stay in touch by writing letters to each other. They eventually reunite years later, but their relationship is tested by the social differences that originally drove them apart.
The Notebook is a touching and heartwarming story of young love that stands the test of time. Gosling and McAdams give outstanding performances, and the film‘s nostalgic setting makes it all the more romantic. The film is sure to appeal to fans of romance movies.
2. The Kissing Booth | 2018 | 7 IMDB
High school student Elle’s (Joey King) life changes forever when she falls for the mysterious new boy at school, Noah Flynn (Jacob Elordi). Against her better judgment, Elle finds herself in an intense kissing booth relationship with Noah. But she soon discovers that he’s been hiding a big secret that could ruin their relationship forever.
The Kissing Booth is a heartwarming story of friendship, first love, and self-discovery. It’s a fun and funny film that will have you laughing and cheering for the characters.
The American romantic comedy film is directed by Vince Marcello, based on the novel of the same name by Beth Reekles. The film stars Joey King, Joel Courtney, and Jacob Elordi.
3. Fifty Shades of Grey | 2015 | 4.1 IMDB
Another great film to watch if you loved ‘Through My Window’ is the trilogy movie Fifty Shades of Grey. The film is a story about a young woman, Anastasia Steele, who falls in love with a wealthy man, Christian Grey. Christian is a dominant man who likes to control every aspect of his life, and he soon begins to control every aspect of Ana’s life as well.
The two begin a sexual relationship that is filled with excitement and danger. Christian introduces Ana to the world of BDSM, and she quickly becomes addicted to the pleasure and pain that he can provide.
However, as their relationship becomes more and more intense, Ana begins to realize that Christian is not the perfect man she thought he was. He is damaged and haunted by his past, and he is not able to let go of his control long enough to truly love Ana. The movie is a story of love, passion, and ultimately, heartbreak.
4. Amar | 2017 | 5.1 IMDB
The film is a love story that revolves around the lives of two people, Amar (Sidharth Malhotra) and Maya (Katrina Kaif). Amar is a young man who is in love with Maya, but he is unable to express his feelings to her.
One day, Amar decides to take a chance and confess his love for Maya, but she rejects him. Amar is heartbroken and decides to leave the city. However, destiny has other plans for Amar and Maya, and they are reunited once again. Amar and Maya then realize that they are meant to be together and they begin a new journey together.
Directed by Bollywood filmmaker, Shakun Batra, Amar is another great film to consider watching for the fans of Through My Window.
5. A Star is Born | 2018 | 7.6 IMDB
A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper and written by Cooper, Eric Roth, and Will Fetters. It stars Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott.
The film follows Jackson Maine (Cooper), a struggling musician who discovers and falls in love with Ally (Gaga), a fresh-faced talent who is about to give up on her dream of becoming a successful singer. As Ally’s career begins to eclipse his own, Jackson fights an uphill battle to keep their relationship and his own crumbling career alive.
A Star is Born is a remake of the 1937 film of the same name, which was adapted from the original 1954 musical.
6. Phantom Thread | 2018 | 7.4 IMDB
The movie Phantom Thread is a drama set in the world of high fashion in 1950s London. It follows the story of renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock, who is commissioned to create a gown for a royal wedding. When he meets a young woman named Alma, who quickly becomes his muse, their relationship begins to change his carefully ordered life.
The movie is visually stunning, with beautiful costumes and sets. The acting is also excellent, particularly Daniel Day-Lewis as Woodcock and Vicky Krieps as Alma. The story is slow-paced but ultimately rewarding, and it’s a fascinating look at the world of love, relationships, and romance.
7. Call Me By Your Name | 2017 | 7.8 IMDB
Next on our list of movies like ‘Through My Window’ is a sensational story of first love that will stay with you for a long time.
Set in the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between seventeen-year-old Elio and his father’s research assistant, Oliver.
Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), is a precocious 17-year-old American-Italian boy who spends his days in his family’s 17th-century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Oliver (Armie Hammer) is a 24-year-old graduate student who has come to work with Elio’s father (Michael Stuhlbarg), a renowned professor of archaeology.
One day, Elio and Oliver take a break from their work and go for a swim in the river. They return to the villa, where they share a brief but intense conversation. From there, their romance quickly blossoms.
The film follows their relationship over the course of the summer as they explore their sexuality and learn more about each other and themselves.
8. The Duff | 2015 | 6.4 IMDB
The Duff is a teen comedy romance film directed by Ari Sandel and written by Josh A. Cagan. The film stars Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Skyler Samuels, and Bianca A. Santos. The film was released on February 20, 2015, by Lionsgate.
The film follows Bianca (Mae Whitman), a high school senior who is nicknamed “The Duff” by her classmates. Bianca sets out to reinvent herself and prove to everyone that she is more than just a “Duff.” Along the way, she learns some important lessons about life and love.
The Duff was a box office success, grossing $43 million against its $8 million budget. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but Mae Whitman’s performance was praised.
9. Carol | 2015 | 7.3 IMDB
Set in 1952, the story follows Therese Belivet (Mara), a department store clerk in New York City who develops a relationship with an older, married woman, Carol Aird (Blanchett). The price of salt refers to the value of a lesbian relationship during a time when such a relationship was not socially accepted.
The film was released to critical acclaim. Blanchett and Mara both received Academy Award nominations for their performances, and Haynes was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Directed by Todd Haynes and written by Phyllis Nagy, Carol is a beautiful movie to watch if you are looking to dive into love and romance for a while.
10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind | `2004 | 8.3 IDB
Not but not least, ESOM is yet another of the movies like Through My Window. The movie is about a couple, Joel and Clementine, who have broken up and decided to undergo a procedure to erase all memories of each other. The film follows their individual experiences as their memories are erased, and we see how their relationship has changed over time.
The film is told through a series of flashbacks, and we see how Joel and Clementine first met and fell in love. We see how their relationship has changed over time, and how they have grown apart. We see how the memories of their time together are slowly being erased, and how they are both struggling to hold on to them.
The film is a beautiful and moving exploration of love, loss, and the power of memory. It is a sad and bittersweet story, but ultimately a hopeful one.
Movies Like Through My Window: Our Honorable Mentions
Well, let’s be honest, while we have mentioned our favorite movies above, there are other great films you can enjoy watching.
1. The Fault in Our Stars
A teenage girl is diagnosed with cancer and falls in love with a fellow cancer patient. They must deal with the struggles that come with their illness. The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Josh Boone, based on the novel of the same name by John Green.
2. A Walk to Remember
A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age romantic drama film directed by Adam Shankman and written by Karen Janszen, based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name. The film stars Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote, and Daryl Hannah.
3. The Lucky One
A Marine serving in Iraq finds a photograph of a woman he doesn’t know. He believes that she is his good luck charm and sets out to find her when he returns home.
The Lucky One is a 2012 American romantic drama film directed by Scott Hicks and adapted for the screen by Will Fetters from Nicholas Sparks’ 2008 novel of the same name.
5. The Last Song
A teenage girl is sent to live with her father for the summer. She falls in love with a local boy and they must deal with the obstacles that their families put in their way.
The Last Song is a 2010 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama film directed by Julie Anne Robinson and written by Nicholas Sparks, based on his 2009 novel of the same name
6. The Choice
A man must choose between the woman he loves and the life he wants. The Choice is a 2016 American romantic drama film directed by Ross Katz and written by Bryan Sipe, based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks.
7. The Longest Ride
A young woman meets an older man who tells her the story of his life and his love for a woman from the past.
The Longest Ride is a 2015 American romantic drama film directed by George Tillman Jr. and written by Craig Bolotin, based on the 2013 Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name.
8. The Best of Me
A couple who were once in love is reunited after the death of one of their friends.
The Best of Me is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Hoffman and written by Will Fetters and J. Mills Goodloe, based on Nicholas Sparks’ 2011 novel of the same name.
9. Message in a Bottle
A woman finds a bottle on the beach with a love letter inside. She sets out to find the man who wrote it and falls in love with him.
Message in a Bottle is a 1999 American romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki and based on Nicholas Sparks’ 1998 novel of the same name.
10. Safe Haven
A woman with a dark past arrives in a small town and falls in love with a man who is hiding his own secrets.
Safe Haven is a 2013 American romantic thriller film directed by Lasse Hallström and adapted by Dana Stevens and Gage Lansky from Nicholas Sparks’ 2010 novel of the same name.