The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Listed as one of the films that inspired La La Land, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a romantic French musical first released in 1964. Nominated for numerous Academy Awards, the movie centers on Geneviéve, the daughter of an umbrella-shop owner who is very much in love with Guy, a car mechanic. Sadly, the two lovers are split apart when Guy is drafted in the war. Spanning seven years, the two go on to live separate lives, finding love and happiness along the way, only to be unexpectedly reunited after time has passed.