Hole-y trinity.

love triangle

 Pearl Harbour (2001) dir. Michael Bay

A period film surrounding the Pearl Harbour bombing of World War IIm directed by Michael Bay with an all-star cast that includes Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and the beautiful Kate Beckinsale, Pearl Harbour follows two best friends Rafe (Affleck) and Danny (Hartnett) and their war journey as well as both men falling in love with the same women.

Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) dir. Sharon Maguire

The delightfully relatable Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) starts a new year with one goal in mind: to better herself by making some huge changes in her life. And somehow she manages to gain the interest of two very different men, played by British heartthrobs Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

Pretty In Pink (1986) dir. Howard Deutch

A classic teen romance from the 80s starring Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer and Andrew McCarthy. Andie (Ringwald) finds herself stuck with the tricky decision of choosing between her quirky and completely devoted best friend Duckie (Cryer) and the rich and popular playboy that is actually a nice guy under the fancy attire. No denying it’s a rough one for any teenage girl.

Love Actually (2003) dir. Richard Curtis

Romantic comedy at its finest with a fantastic cast that includes Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson and many more notable actors, Love Actually interlocks multiple character storylines through the struggles of love and life. The love triangle is a very tricky one involving a  best friend (Andrew Lincoln) and a new wife (Keira Knightly).

The Book of Life (2014) dir. Jorge R. Gutiérrez

This visually striking animation is centred around a young name struggling between fulfilling his parent’s expectations and following his heart. Alongside that is a love triangle forms between Manolo (Diego Luna), Joaquin (Channing Tatum) and Maria (Zoe Saldana) that travel between the worlds of life and death.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) dir. Woody Allen

This Woody Allen film follows two best friends and their eventful summer holiday to Spain. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Christina (Scarlet Johansson) both enter a whirlwind and passionate relationship with a steamy Spanish artist (Juan Antonio).

10 Things I Hate About You (1999) dir. Gil Junger

Another ironic teen flick that involves a love triangle between the new kid, the pretty popular girl and the hot arrogant boy that desperately wants to be a male model. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the new kid, Cameron James, who quickly comes up with a plan to date the popular girl (Larisa Oleynik) with the help of the mysterious bad boy (Heath Ledger).

Casablanca (1942) dir. Michael Curtiz

This 1942 film follows a tumultuous love triangle set in Casablanca, Morocco in the early days of World War II. The triangle involves Rick (Humphrey Bogart), Victor (Paul Henreid) and Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman).

The Dreamers (2003) dir. Bernado Bertolucci

Isabelle (Eva Green) and Theo (Louis Garrel) play French siblings that form a friendship with Matthew (Micheal Pitt) an American student studying in France in the late 60s. The relationship turns rather unconventional and slightly incestuous as the three young adults grow closer.

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) dir. P.J. Hogan

This classic chick flick, released in the late 90s, stars Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney and Cameron Diaz. And just as the title suggests, Julianna (Roberts) realises she’s in love with her best friend Michael (Dermot) within days of his wedding to Kimberly (Diaz) and Julianna plans to win him over before he has the chance to say ‘I do’.

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