At this point, you've probably lost count of the many romantic films you've watched in your life. Whether you loved them or not, the kilig is always there for sure. And as much as these stories entertain us with eye-candy leads and meet-cutes, you gotta admit that you'd probably forget about it after a few months (unless it's that mind-blowing). There are some stories, however, that you just don't forget—like, when your average flick is so eccentric that it becomes unforgettable.
Here, we've rounded up some of these films, love stories that will tug at your heartstrings and stick with you for the years to come. These may not be your run-of-the-mill rom-coms or kilig fests and its lead characters may seem strange, but these films will show you just how unpredictable love is (especially in Hollywood) and how each love story is beautiful in its own way.
Falling in love with a voice from your computer's operating system may be something that won’t even cross your mind, but this movie does the best job of showing you what it would be like—and you'll find this unusual love story surprisingly compelling as Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) and Samantha (Scarlett Johansson) capture the magic of love and heartbreak in an unexpected way.
Warm Bodies (2013)
Can you think of something more interesting than a zombie falling in love with a human being? R (played by Nicholas Hoult) is not your average zombie, and he shows that in this weirdly kilig movie when he met Julie (Teresa Palmer) who brought a blast of living color to his dull undead life. He becomes more human (literally) as he falls deeper in love with J, and, from then on, his life was never the same.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Who could forget Tim Burton's modern classic fairytale that has melted even the coldest hearts? A scientist dies before he can finish assembling an animated human being—the gentle Edward—leaving him with a freakish appearance and scissorhands. When a loving saleswoman discovered him, she took him home, and, there he met her beautiful daughter Kim (Winona Ryder) whom Edward immediately fell in love with. However, despite his gentle and kind heart and artistic talent, his hands still made him an outcast. Sigh. What a messed up society we live in. BRB, sobbing.
By far one of the most realistic movie portrayals of what love is truly like—not always be pretty, but always beautiful. There's nothing more romantic than Fiona (Cameron Diaz) giving up her physical beauty and royalty for Shrek (Mike Myers) and Shrek giving up his own reclusive, selfish ways just for the love of his life. BEST. COUPLE. EVER.
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Imagine creating a character that can literally leap off from your book's pages and become a real life human as you write its actions and feelings? It's every writer's dream, right? Well, this is the situation that young author Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano) found himself in as he composes his next novel using an old manual typewriter. To all single ladies out there, don't you just wish this could happen IRL, too?
City of Angels (1998)
An oldie but certainly a goodie. This story about an angel (Nicolas Cage) who sacrificed his immortality just to exist on earth with the mortal he loves has got to be one of the most heartbreaking films ever. Be sure to have some tissues within reach because its ending is a major tearjerker! After watching this, you'll certainly be amazed at the crazy lengths people (or in this case, an angel) go through in the name of love.
Aren't you amused to see how love comes in different forms through these movies? Which one is your favorite? Share it with us in the comments below!
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