The only thing dreamier than Ryan Gosling as Noah Calhoun is the stunning plantation house he renovates throughout the movie. When Noah first meets Allie (Rachel McAdams), he falls hard. They date and fall in love, but are then separated by misunderstandings, socioeconomic barriers, and war. To win her back, Noah dedicates years of his life to building their dream home. Be prepared to fall in love with Noah and the "white house with blue shutters," and don't forget to bring tissues.