Romantic and clichéd movies like “When Harry Met Sally” and “The Notebook” will continue to be watched till the end of time. This is a list of the top 10 most unconventional romantic movies. These movies, while unconventional, are definitely as good.
1. Girl Next Door
A very powerful quote in this movie explains how you should go after the one you love and even if the things you do aren’t completely clean- it will all be worth it in the end. The movie is definitely a love story, albeit a strange one. The fairytale-like elements are taken to another level and made outrageous.
Even though this movie can be hopelessly romantic and is definitely sappy- the message that they are trying to portray is slightly different. Serendipity is based on two lovers who believe in chances, destiny, fate and of course, love. The viewer is made to understand that even a seemingly minute happening can trigger off a series of events that can change your life forever.
3. Loving Annabelle
This movie focuses on Annabelle, a rebellious teenager who is new to an elite Catholic all-girls boarding school. She falls in love with Simone Bradley, her English teacher. Single-minded till the point of recklessness, Annabelle manages to woo the young teacher who, unfortunately, cannot escape the law in the end.
4. Before Sunrise and Before Sunset
Both these movies are equally brilliant and if you do decide to watch one of these, it is essential that you watch the other as well. Even though the movie was not too successful because it was felt that it did not have a definite plot, it has been said that the movie will pull you into the screen and make you feel as though you are a part of the discussions that take place between the witty characters.
5. City of Angels
City of Angels talks about Seth and Maggie’s love story. Seth is an angel who decides to become a human being just so that he can breathe the air she breathes and touch her. A definite tear-jerker and a must-watch.
6. Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
This brilliant film basically talks about losing and regaining love- but in very unexpected and eccentric ways. The basic message of the movie is that one can always find lost love by remembering the great times when things get messy.
Walle-E is based on two robots’ love story. It is unconventional because their love is made clear to the audience with the help of only images- no words are used.
8. Garden State
Garden State is a powerful and well-made movie set in the modern day. It will tell you that love can and will find you when you least expect it. Laced with comedy, romance and drama, this unconventional romantic movie will definitely touch your heart.
9. Leon- The Professional
Leon talks about the love between two individuals who could not be more different if they tried. A 12-year old girl helps a cold-hearted assassin live again and gets loved in return-something that she always craved for.
10. Lost and Delirious
Lost and Delirious is a heart-breaking tale of two lovers, Paulie and Tory. The two girls are room-mates at a boarding school and manage to keep their love a secret until some juniors find out. Tory then decides to ignore Paulie as she is afraid that her parents will not approve. The last scene of the movie will stay with you long after the credits stop rolling.