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50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way

Updated April 11, 2021 2.8k votes 401 voters 26.3k views76 items

List RulesVote up the love stories that are oh-so-twee.

All romantic comedies show people falling in love, but the best quirky romance movies are each unique in their own way. The top quirky romance movies unite the one-of-a-kind personalities of their often very different characters through unlikely love stories. This is a list of movies about quirky love stories featuring everything from Garden State to (500) Days of Summer to Lars and the Real Girl.

What films will you find on this list of the best quirky romance flicks? Fans of unconventional storytelling made Michel Gondry's 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind an unlikely hit. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet shine as a couple reuniting after an attempt at erasing the past. Lost In Translation, written and directed by Sofia Coppola, is another enjoyable quirky romances. Perhaps the original film of the genre is the unconventional romance film Harold and Maude. Other popular movies featured on this quirky romance movie list include Annie Hall, Me and You and Everyone We Know, and Before Sunrise.

Do you have a favorite quirky love story? Give the best movies a thumbs up and share some of your favorite scenes in the comments section.

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    Edward Scissorhands

    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder
    Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. An...  more

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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama...  more

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    Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy
    Amélie is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Jeunet with...  more

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    Warm Bodies

    Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich
    Warm Bodies is a 2013 drama horror romance film written by Jonathan Levine and Isaac Marion...  more

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    (500) Days of Summer

    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly
    (500) Days of Summer is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film by first time director Marc...  more

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    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page
    Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by...  more

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    Harold and Maude

    Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt
    Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by...  more

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    Lars and the Real Girl

    Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer
    Lars and the Real Girl is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed by Craig Gillespie. A sweet but...  more

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    Lost in Translation

    Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray
    Lost in Translation is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia...  more

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    Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader
    Secretary is a 2002 romance film directed by Steven Shainberg and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal...  more

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    Big Fish

    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor
    Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by...  more

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    Moonrise Kingdom

    Bruce Willis, Bill Murray
    Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and...  more

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    Ruby Sparks

    Annette Bening, Deborah Ann Woll
    Ruby Sparks is a 2012 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie...  more
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    Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

    Kat Dennings, Michael Cera
    Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Peter...  more

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    Ben Stiller, Paddy Constantine
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    Before Sunrise

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
    Before Sunrise is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and...  more

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    Moulin Rouge

    Zsa Zsa Gábor, José Ferrer
    Moulin Rouge is a 1952 British drama film directed by John Huston, produced by John and James...  more

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    Safety Not Guaranteed

    Kristen Bell, Aubrey Plaza
    Safety Not Guaranteed is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Colin Trevorrow and inspired...  more
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    Eagle vs Shark

    Jemaine Clement, Joel Tobeck
    Eagle vs Shark is a 2007 New Zealand romantic comedy film directed by Taika Waititi and...  more
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    Chungking Express

    Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Faye Wong
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    The First Time

    Victoria Justice, Molly Quinn
    The First Time is a 2012 teen romantic comedy film written and directed by Jon Kasdan and...  more
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    What If

    Daniel Radcliffe, Oona Chaplin
    What If is a 2014 romantic comedy film written by Elan Mastai and directed by Michael Dowse....  more

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    Life After Beth

    Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza
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    Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen
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    The Shape of Water

    Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon
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