Romance 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.

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 2 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 and starring Johnny Depp. The film shows the story of an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished ...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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Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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(500) Days of Summer is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 7 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 was her second feature film after The Virgin Suicides. It stars Bill Murray, Scarlett ...more

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Before Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Moonrise Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Lars and the Real Girl is listed (or ranked) 12 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 American-Canadian comedy-drama film written by Nancy Oliver and directed by Craig Gillespie. It stars Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner ...more

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Secretary is listed (or ranked) 13 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 erotic 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 ...more

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What If is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Daniel Radcliffe, Oona Chaplin, Adam Driver What If is a 2014 romantic comedy film written by Elan Mastai and directed by Michael Dowse.

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Punch-Drunk Love is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Sideways is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 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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Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Safety Not Guaranteed is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Beginners is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent Beginners is a 2010 film directed by Mike Mills. "Seventy-five-year-old Hal has found love with a man half his age, and is overjoyed to be dancing to house music at the club. Oliver, his ...more

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Chungking Express is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. Produced by Allen's manager, Charles H. Joffe, the film stars Allen as ...more

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The First Time is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Angelababy, Mark Chao, Cindy Yen The First Time is a 2012 Chinese romance film written and directed by Han Yan. It is a remake of the 2003 South Korean film ...ing.

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The Pretty One is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Ron Livingston, Zoe Kazan, John Carroll Lynch The Pretty One is a 2013 comedy drama film directed and written by Jenée LaMarque. The film stars Zoe Kazan, Jake Johnson, Ron Livingston, Sterling Beaumon and John Carroll Lynch.

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Ruby Sparks is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Obvious Child is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann Obvious Child is a 2014 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Gillian Robespierre. After a drunken one-night stand, stand-up comedian Donna (Jenny Slate) finds out she is pregnant and ...more

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In a Relationship is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Moulin Rouge is listed (or ranked) 28 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

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TiMER is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
JoBeth Williams, Michelle Borth, Emma Caulfield TiMER is a 2009 film directed by Jac Schaeffer. "In the near future, Internet dating sites are a thing of the past thanks to TiMER, a small digital counter implanted on the wrist. It ...more

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The Giant Mechanical Man is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Malin Åkerman, Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace The Giant Mechanical Man is an American dramedy film written and directed by Lee Kirk. It debuted at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and was distributed by Tribeca Films.

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Wristcutters: A Love Story is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Tom Waits, Leslie Bibb, Will Arnett Wristcutters: A Love Story is a 2006 American black comedy romance road movie written and directed by Goran Dukić, starring Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, and Shannyn Sossamon. Its premise is set ...more

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Good Dick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Bryce Dallas Howard, Tom Arnold, Charles Durning Good Dick is a 2008 film directed by Marianna Palka.

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In Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Anne Curtis, Richard Gutierrez, Claudine Barretto In Your Eyes is a 2010 romantic drama film written by Keiko Aquino and directed by Mac Alejandre.

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Garden State is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Natalie Portman, Jim Parsons, Ian Holm Garden State is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Zach Braff and starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm and Braff himself. The film centers on Andrew Largeman, a ...more

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Life After Beth is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly Life After Beth is a 2014 American zombie comedy film written and directed by Jeff Baena. The film stars Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, Anna Kendrick, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, ...more

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The One I Love is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen The One I Love is a 2014 American romantic dramedy film, directed by Charlie McDowell and starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss. The film had its world premiere at 2014 Sundance Film Festival ...more

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Daydream Nation is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Kat Dennings, Andie MacDowell, Josh Lucas Daydream Nation is a 2010 Canadian drama film written and directed by Michael Goldbach. It stars Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, and Josh Lucas. The film premiered at the Toronto International ...more

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Some Girls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Dempsey, Florinda Bolkan Some Girls is a 1988 film starring Patrick Dempsey and Jennifer Connelly.

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The Daytrippers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Parker Posey The Daytrippers is a 1996 independent drama film written and directed by Greg Mottola. It stars Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci, Parker Posey and Liev Schreiber.

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Eagle vs Shark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Jemaine Clement, Joel Tobeck, Taika Waititi Eagle vs Shark is a 2007 New Zealand romantic comedy film directed by Taika Waititi and financed by the New Zealand Film Commission. The screenplay was also written by Waititi, based on the ...more

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Me and You and Everyone We Kno... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
John Hawkes, Miranda July, Tracy Wright Me and You and Everyone We Know is a 2005 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Miranda July and stars July, John Hawkes, Miles Thompson, Brandon Ratcliff, Natasha Slayton, ...more

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In a World... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Cameron Diaz, Eva Longoria, Geena Davis In a World... is a 2013 American comedy film written, directed and co-produced by Lake Bell. The film stars Bell as Carol Solomon, a vocal coach intent on doing voice-over work for film ...more

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Celeste and Jesse Forever is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Emma Roberts, Chris Pine, Elijah Wood Celeste and Jesse Forever is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lee Toland Krieger. It stars Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg, and was written by Jones and Will McCormack, who ...more

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Ira & Abby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Jon Hamm, Jason Alexander, Darrell Hammond Ira & Abby is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Cary and released in the United States by Magnolia Pictures. The poignant love story stars Chris Messina and Jennifer ...more

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Jack Goes Boating is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, Lola Glaudini "Jack Goes Boating is a tale of love, betrayal, and friendship set against the backdrop of working-class New York City life. Jack and Connie are two single people who on their own might ...more

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Henry Poole Is Here is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
George Lopez, Radha Mitchell, Cheryl Hines Henry Poole Is Here is a 2008 American drama film directed by Mark Pellington. The screenplay by Albert Torres focuses on a dying man whose religious neighbor insists the water stain on the side ...more

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Cashback is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Keeley Hazell, Michelle Ryan, Jared Harris Cashback is a film directed by Sean Ellis. Originally exhibited as a short in 2004, it was expanded to feature length in 2006. Both versions were produced by Lene Bausager, starring Sean ...more

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The Baxter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Williams, Paul Rudd The Baxter is a 2005 film written by, directed by and starring American comedian Michael Showalter. A “Baxter”, as defined by the film, is the nice, dull guy in a romantic comedy who is dumped ...more

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Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Ben Stiller, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dave Franco Greenberg is a 2010 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film stars Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Greenberg was produced by ...more

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Sleepwalk with Me is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way
Amy Schumer, Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane Sleepwalk with Me is a 2012 American independent comedy film written by, directed by, and starring comedian Mike Birbiglia. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won the Best ...more