We all have different definitions of love and some of us don’t actually believe in mushy romance. As much as we want to, there’s no way that we can actually adapt to the ‘good old’ romantic stuff. If we honestly think about it and dig a little deeper, these unrealistic couple goals have shattered our real life dreams. It’s because love stories don’t always have to be about big declarations of love and impractical gestures.
The romance genre is defined with soppy stories but there’s so much more to that. There also lies a deeper meaning of understanding, commitment and most obviously, fun. While most stories try to show you what true love is all about, they somehow fail to depict what mutual admiration is. Although people like us have always tried to understand these concepts, we still struggle to fully grasp them when it comes to our lives. And then there are the kind of movies which are funny, crazy and not to forget, a little bit romantic. Changing our perception of love, these stories are tough to miss out on.
Silver Linings Playbook
Calling them a couple is too mainstream, they are two people who begin liking each other without even realising what they are getting into. These individuals face life’s chaos and try to figure out what the fuss is all about!
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
A story you wouldn’t expect to be so good yet so romantic in the most unconventional way. This heart wrenching tale of a man who tries everything to bring back his girlfriend’s memories of the past is something that we truly need in today’s times. Call it what you want, but this is what true love looks like.
If you want to see Daniel Radcliffe do anything other than blurting out spells, then this is it. This crazy yet simple love story will be in your heart forever and even the most cynical souls can’t ignore how adorable these two are together.
If you are a Meryl Steep fan (well, we all are), then this roller-coaster of a story will become your favourite. A beautiful tale of a couple who wish to rekindle their romance after a decade of separation, you can’t help rooting for them.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
For those who love complicated stories, this one is a visual treat. Two friends fly to Barcelona and one of them starts a romantic relationship with the very handsome, Javier Bardem. What happens after this is total fun and makes us wonder about broken and bruised relationships.
The Notting Hill
We can never get bored of watching Julia Roberts on screen, can we? A famous Hollywood actress falls in love with an ordinary man and what follows is a riot of emotions. But don’t be fooled, it’s not your typical love story!
Lost in Translation
Having discovered this movie after a long time of its release, there was a lot to look forward to when I started watching it. A stunning star cast and a beautiful story, what’s not to love about it? Since it’s not a usual story, it will keep you on the edge of your seat right till the end. (You’ll cry too)
While the whole story revolves around the magical power of time travel, most of the viewers fail to recognise the actual purpose of it. With a message as simple as ‘live every moment like it’s your last’, you won’t be able to ignore the well-thought plot.
Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz together, this combo is not-to-be-missed. The movie starts with a peculiar story, which shows how these two women switch homes. But where does romance come in here? You’ll have to watch and find out.
A movie where you wouldn’t expect a romantic turn. Among all the chaos, there comes a robot who comes back to life and falls in love with another robot. Isn’t that cool? (or maybe nerdy).
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
You can’t help but love it when Michael Cera comes face to face with life’s reality and has to handle his new girlfriend’s ex lovers (including girls). A very quirky and vibrant take on young love, the movie will make you laugh your heart out.
Set It Up
A latest Netflix original, this movie is such a fresh change from all the usual romantic stories. Two people who work for two separate bosses are trying to set them up for a date, but life is not exactly what we intend it to be, is it?
This is the story of a small businessman working long hours who is in desperate need of love and affection but doesn’t know it yet. This psychologically troubled man meets a woman who understands his inner chaos and helps him overcome his fears to come out of his shell.