Lady Gaga apparently wants to pursue a movie career in an effort to encourage her boyfriend to propose.

There have been several reports that Gaga is keen to move into films recently and it's now been suggested her personal life is the reason why. Although she is happy with her partner Taylor Kinney, Gaga is reportedly eager for their romance to become more serious.

"She's decided to go from a pop star to a movie star. Gaga thinks that if she gives up the crazy rock 'n' roll lifestyle, Taylor will propose," an insider told National Enquirer.

"Gaga is actually a traditional girl and wants to settle down."

The star has reportedly been having acting lessons and is determined to rise to the top of Hollywood. The source says she has her sights set on a big screen musical, such as the recent Les Misérables, and has vowed to win an Oscar within five years.

Gaga recently announced she will be appearing in Robert Rodriguez's movie Machete Kills, alongside Mel Gibson, Sofía Vergara and Amber Heard.

There could also be a collaboration with Quentin Tarantino in the pipeline, after he praised the star at the recent premiere of his movie Django Unchained.

"I'm a big fan of hers. It could happen. She's a really nice person. We got together a couple of times. She's a real lovely person," he said.