Not all romantic movies are about soul mates and happy endings. Especially the good ones. Here are 10 great movies that are as weird as they are romantic.
1. Equals (Drake Doremus, 2015)
In an emotionless utopia, two people fall in love when they regain their feelings from a mysterious disease, causing tensions between them and their society.
2. Wristcutters: A Love Story (Goran Dukic, 2006)
A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.
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3. Lars and the Real Girl (Craig Gillespie, 2007)
A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.
4. Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)
In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.
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5. The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky, 2006)
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.
6. Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, 2015)
A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.
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7. Frequencies (Darren Paul Fisher, 2013)
In an alternate reality, children learn how lucky they will be (their “frequency”), knowledge which shapes their destiny. The unluckiest boy must parse the mysteries of free will in order to pursue his forbidden love of the luckiest girl.
8. Drinking Buddies (Joe Swanberg, 2013)
Luke and Kate are coworkers at a brewery who spend their nights drinking and flirting heavily. One weekend away together with their significant others proves who really belongs together and who doesn’t.
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9. Love (Gaspar Noé, 2015)
Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.
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10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
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