relationships The Best Movies About Unrequited Love  

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List Rules Fims that tell the tragic love stories of one-sided relationships and unreciprocated romance.

There’s nothing better than an inspirational romance movie, and there’s nothing more heartbreaking than a dramatic film about a love that never quite made it. We love stories about all kinds of love, but especially the unrequited kind. What are the best movies about unrequited love? Vote up the best unrequited love movies below and see where your favorites rank!

The movies featured on this list feature a theme of heartbreaking, gut wrenching unrequited love. Most of these films would fall under a romance category; however, there are a few other genres included on this list as well. Maybe we love stories about unrequited love because it makes us feel better about our current love life situations; no matter what your interest in this category is there is sure to be a flick here you’ll love!

This list features the best movies about unrequited love including, The Notebook, Romeo and Juliet, Like Crazy, Casablanca, West Side Story, Brokeback Mountain, The English Patient, and The Last of the Mohicans. Vote up the best films about unrequited love below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Unrequited Love
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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(500) Days of Summer Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

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The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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The Great Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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Casablanca Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Unrequited Love
Sixteen Candles John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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My Best Friend's Wedding Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti

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Pretty in Pink James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd

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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Unrequited Love
Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Unrequited Love
Ghost Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Unrequited Love
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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Romeo and Juliet Laurence Olivier, Michael York, Olivia Hussey

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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Brokeback Mountain Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara

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Up is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Unrequited Love
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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City of Angels Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Elisabeth Shue

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West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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The Last of the Mohicans Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

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What Dreams May Come Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Max von Sydow

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An Affair to Remember Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning

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Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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Lost in Translation Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris

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Great Expectations Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Ethan Hawke

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Chasing Amy Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith

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The English Patient Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth

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Like Crazy Jennifer Lawrence, Keeley Hazell, Felicity Jones

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Splendor in the Grass Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle

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The Bridges of Madison County Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Debra Monk

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Annie Hall Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken

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The Passion of the Christ Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

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Last Night Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington

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Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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Once Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Darren Healy

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Lena Headey, Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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Against All Odds Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Alex Karras

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The Age of Innocence Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis

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Bull Durham Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

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Harold and Maude Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort

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Brief Encounter Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson, Stanley Holloway

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All That Heaven Allows Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman, Agnes Moorehead

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Catherine Deneuve, Marc Michel, Nino Castelnuovo

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City Lights Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow, Virginia Cherrill

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Letter from an Unknown Woman Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Art Smith

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Bright Star Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

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Jules and Jim Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Michel Subor

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Weekend Tom Cullen, Kieran Hardcastle, Chris New

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Waterloo Bridge Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, C. Aubrey Smith

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The Crucified Lovers Kyōko Kagawa, Eitarō Shindō, Eitarô Ozawa