Romantic movies usually revolve around the same old “boy-meets-girl” plot. They are the ones that are based on the concept of finding your soulmate and are narrated in a way that will make you feel warm and a little fuzzy inside. These are the movies that are loaded with tons of predictable and mushy scenes. If you watch too many of such romantic movies at once, you might want to question your sanity.
Although, there are some genuine gems that will give you new perspective on love. The plot and the characters of these movies are unusual yet realistic. When you watch these unconventional love stories, you allow yourself to question the norms and that broadens your thinking.
We have listed 10 unconventional romantic movies for you, which you must watch to get a different take on love.
This movie is based on a romantic relationship between a 15-year old boy, Michael, played by Ralph Fiennes and an older woman, Hanna, played by Kate Winslet. Their love sparks in the midst of World War II in Germany, and it soon ends on a mysterious note. They coincidentally meet each other after a decade in a court room, where he is the lawyer, and she is defending herself in a war-crime trial.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
This is the story of a couple, Joel, played by Jim Carrey, and Clementine, played by Kate Winslet. They are a part of an unpleasant relationship, and so they decide to end it by undergoing a clinical procedure that erases their memory of each other. Later, somehow their paths cross, and they end up falling for each other again.
This is a movie that touches upon the topic of homosexuality. It’s a story about two cowboys, played by Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, who are attracted to each other. This movie also portrays the complications that they have to face in their lives because of their affair.
The Before series
This trilogy is a perfect example of simple and endearing romantic movies. All the three movies are shot in a conversational format which depict the phases that the couple – Jesse and Celine, go through over the years. The realistic appeal of this entire series makes you completely relate to its plot and characters. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy will definitely not fail to charm you with their flawless performances.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
This movie is a story about a complicated holiday romance. The two friends, Vicky, played by Rebecca Hall and Cristina, played by Scarlett Johansson, fall in love with the same painter, Juan Antonio, played by Javier Bardem. Things get even more complicated and blow out of proportion when the painter’s ex-wife, Maria Elena, played by Penélope Cruz, comes into the picture.
This film is about a man,Theodore, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who falls in love with an operating system. This movie has an absolutely unique concept that will melt your heart.
Blue is the Warmest Colour
This French film is about Adele (Léa Seydoux) and Emma (Adèle Exarchopoulosin), who meet each other in a lesbian bar. From there on they form a deep emotional bond with each other, which helps Adele discover her true desires and venture into adulthood.
Lars and the Real Girl
Watch The Notebook actor, Ryan Gosling, play the role of a socially awkward man who falls in love with his sex doll. This movie is definitely far from being a typical love story which will give you a different perspective on love.
Love is Strange
This is a film about a married gay couple – played by John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, who lose their home and are forced to stay away from each other with their friends until they find another home. In this romantic drama, you can empathize with couples who go through such circumstances.
In this film, Paul Dano plays the role of a writer, Calvin, who is going through emotional turmoil that becomes the cause of his writer’s block. In order to overcome that phase, he starts writing about his ideal woman, which magically turns her into reality.