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

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price
Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. An artificial man (Johnny Depp), who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a ...more
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories, written by Charlie ...more
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Amélie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett
Amélie is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in ...more
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(500) Days of Summer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz
(500) Days of Summer is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film by first time director Marc Webb. On January 8, Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) meets Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), his ...more
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Juno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman
Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more
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Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco
Warm Bodies is a 2013 drama horror romance film written by Jonathan Levine and Isaac Marion and directed by Jonathan Levine.
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Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort
Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot ...more
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Lars and the Real Girl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson
Lars and the Real Girl is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed by Craig Gillespie. A sweet but socially awkward young man (Ryan Gosling) develops a romantic yet platonic relationship with a doll.
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Nick & Norah's Infinite Playli... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Kat Dennings, Michael Cera, Mimi Imfurst
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Peter Sollett and starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. Written by Lorene Scafaria and based on the novel ...more
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Secretary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader, Lesley Ann Warren
Secretary is a 2002 romance film directed by Steven Shainberg and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee Holloway and James Spader as E. Edward Grey. The film is based on a short story from Bad ...more
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Ode to Joy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Morena Baccarin, Melissa Rauch, Martin Freeman
Ode to Joy is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Jason Winer. Charlie (Martin Freeman) suffers from cataplexy that causes sudden bouts of paralysis whenever he experiences strong emotions ...more
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The Tomorrow Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil
The Tomorrow Man is a 2019 American drama film, written and directed by Noble Jones. A man (John Lithgow) preparing for the apocalypse meets and falls in love with a woman (Blythe Danner) who is ...more
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Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris
Lost in Translation is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It stars Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, and Fumihiro Hayashi. The ...more
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Punch-Drunk Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Adam Sandler, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Emily Watson
Punch-Drunk Love is a 2002 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Luis ...more
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The Last Five Years is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
DeborahTragasz added Anna Kendrick, Sherie Rene Scott, Jeremy Jordan
The Last 5 Years is an upcoming American musical comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard LaGravenese. The film stars Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. The film is based on Jason Robert ...more
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In a Relationship is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Dree Hemingway
In a Relationship is an 2018 American comedy drama film directed by Sam Boyd. As long-term couple Haillie (Emma Roberts) and Owen (Michael Angarano) struggle with staying together, their friends ...more
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Safety Not Guaranteed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Kristen Bell, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Garlin
Safety Not Guaranteed is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Colin Trevorrow and inspired by a 1997 Backwoods Home Magazine classified ad—itself written as a joke filler by Backwoods ...more
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Moonrise Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton
Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola. Described as an "eccentric pubescent love story", it features newcomers Jared ...more
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Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
jaivster added Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard
Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. The film was directed by Tim Burton and stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy ...more
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Before Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg
Before Sunrise is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and written by Linklater and Kim Krizan. The film follows Jesse, a young American man, and Céline, a ...more
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Sideways is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
jaivster added Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen, Thomas Haden Church
Sideways is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and directed by Payne. A film adaptation from Rex Pickett's novel of the same name, Sideways follows two ...more
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Submarine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Ben Stiller, Paddy Constantine, Sally Hawkins
Submarine is a 2010 coming-of-age comedy-drama film adapted from the 2008 novel of the same name by Joe Dunthorne. The film was written and directed by Richard Ayoade, and starred Craig Roberts, ...more
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Ruby Sparks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Annette Bening, Deborah Ann Woll, Humphrey Bogart
Ruby Sparks is a 2012 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and written by Zoe Kazan. It stars Paul Dano as an anxious novelist whose fictional character, ...more
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Chungking Express is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
jaivster added Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Chungking Express is a 1994 Hong Kong drama film written and directed by Wong Kar-wai. The film consists of two stories told in sequence, each about a lovesick Hong Kong policeman mulling over ...more
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Moulin Rouge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Zsa Zsa Gábor, José Ferrer, Peter Cushing
Moulin Rouge is a 1952 British drama film directed by John Huston, produced by John and James Woolf for their Romulus Films company and released by United Artists. The film is set in Paris in ...more