Three Alternative Romantic Movies to Watch This Valentine’s Day

By Miguel Lauresta | 2 years ago
Three Alternative Romantic Movies to Watch This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, a lot of couples will probably watch a movie, and they’ll probably watch something romantic and cheesy.

Love, as we all know, is never that simple. Love is intricate. Love breeds a multitude of other emotions like desire, passion, rage, covetousness; and there are a lot of films that actually depicts these complexities. If you’re looking for more than the typical boy meets girl film, we’ve got something for you. Here is a list of not-your-typical love stories that will make more than just love.


“Punch-Drunk Love”

Adam Sandler may have hit it big with “Click” and “50 First Dates,” but his performance “Punch-Drunk Love” is something else altogether. In this film, Sandler plays a business owner whose loneliness and social awkwardness alienates him from everyone.

With his social awkwardness comes a bottled up rage that he continually has to deal with. He is aware of his anger management problems and is embarrassed by this, but viewers will root for the relationship that he finds because the woman he meets accepts him fully and nurtures him to his journey to become more social and happy.

“The Time Traveler’s Wife”

Here’s a new twist to the boy-meets-girl formula — boy can time travel. Technically speaking, boy has temporal genetic disorder that makes jump through time uncontrollably. But love is so strong for the both of them that they give it a shot and make it work. The movie is a complex twist on a traditional story that will pull the viewers’ heartstrings as they watch the time-crossed lovers try and sync up with each other’s timeline.


For those that like “Fifty Shades of Grey,” you might also like this movie. But throw all of what you know about “Fifty Shades of Grey” because this film takes sadomasochism to a new level. The idea that there is someone out there for someone and that they will be comfortable with you no matter what resonates so much in this film, that it’s best example of what a love story is.

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s character, who is just released from a mental institution, works as a secretary for a ruthless and mean supervisor played by James Spader. Instead of breaking down, Gyllenhaal’s character thrives and develops a mutual feeling with her boss. The movie shows how comfortable they become with each other by embracing each other’s quirks.

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