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17 Films about romance that aren't totally crap.

January 12th 2017 | Published By P. Bateman

17. Amelie

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 Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.


 

16. Blue Valentine

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The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.


15. Ruby Sparkes

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A novelist struggling with writer’s block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.


14. Candy

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A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle – and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.


13. A Bigger Splash

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The vacation of a famous rock star and a filmmaker in Italy is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter. 


12. Like Crazy

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A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she’s banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.


11. Lost In Translation

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A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.


10. Scott Pilgrim vs The World

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Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart.


9. A Thousand Times Goodnight  

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Rebecca is one of the world’s top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life any longer. He and their young daughters need Rebecca, who, however, loves both her family and her work..


8. About Time

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At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.


7. Drive

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A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.


6. Carol

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An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.


5. The Reader

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Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.


4. American Beauty

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A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter’s best friend.


3. Midnight In Paris

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While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée’s family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.


2. Brooklyn

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An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.


1. Before Sunrise

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A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.