Top 5 Unconventional Valentine's Day Films

Valentine’s Day is conventionally known for chocolate hearts and romantic comedies. But some movies approach the concept of love differently. So here are some unconventional romantic movies to mix it up!

Posted on Feb 13, 2018 by Sophia Klippvik  | Tags: blog, valentinesday, films, movies


Your Name (2016)

An anime love story that takes you on a ride that involves love, friendship, mystery, and a race to save lives

The movie takes place in Japan where a girl named Mitsuha wishes she could live her next life as a boy. She begins intermittently switching bodies with a boy named Taki. In this adventure they live each other's lives - helping each other with dates, school, popularity etc. A bond is created between them as they leave each other notes to wake up to when they return to their own bodies. But nothing lasts forever, and soon the pair comes to realize that there are much bigger forces at play tied in with the bond that brings them together.

WALL-E (2008)

This Pixar movie explores the friendship that blossoms from two completely different robots who feel just as much as humans do on the love spectrum.

WALL-E is a trash-collecting robot left behind after Earth is abandoned in 2805. In his heartfelt journey to find companionship, he meets EVE, a probe sent to scan the planet. He becomes infatuated with her, who after initial hostility towards him gradually returns his affections.

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Director Woody Allen sends his audience into a fantasy swirled world that explores time travel and the question – what happens when you fall in love with someone who was alive in the 1920s?

Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) is a soulful screenwriter who seeks to break his creative block. He travels to Paris with his fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams) and one evening at midnight he gets picked up by a car from the 1920’s. He begins his adventure of traveling back in time to Paris in the 1920’s where he mingles with his favorite writers like Hemingway and Fitzgerald and falls in love with Pablo Picasso’s lover Adriana.

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Who says your first love needs to be a human? This movie explores the depths of realism that exist when it comes to love and learning how to be open in relationships with others.

Lars (Ryan Gosling) is a sweet but socially awkward man who develops a romantic yet non-sexual relationship with a life-size doll named Bianca. His friends and family - shocked at first eventually play along with Lars new relationship, helping him to finally let go of Bianca and face his social shyness by starting a conventional romance with a real woman.

The Lobster (2015)

If you had to be any animal, what would you be?

After his wife leaves him, David (Colin Farrell) is escorted to a hotel where it’s revealed to him that single people there have 45 days to find a partner or else they will turn into an animal of their choice. David chooses to become a lobster. He begins his race to find someone while facing rejections, friendship and surprises.

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