Top 10 Rom-coms That Are Not The Same Old Stories You Think You’ve Known

Kimmy Karima |Sep 02, 2019

If there’s one type of movies with similar plot lines that sometimes bore people, everyone would point at romcoms. But there are still some great exceptions that can fascinate you from the beginning until the end.

You may have your reasons to think that the same old velvety and sugary plotlines from one rom-com to the next are too predictable to be interesting.

But there are indeed some that you should give the benefit of the doubt. Because they’re the romcoms with untypical stories and wonderful cast, that may lead you from astonishment to immersion.

Let’s go, we’ll show you the top ten rom-coms that are worth your time much more than the rest!

About Time (2013)

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It’s about a young man who has the secret ability to travel back in time, and he tries to adjust his past so he would have a better love life in the future. After a number of events, he gradually accepts that there are some things you can’t change just by changing the past.

The movie is funny and deep at the same time, not to mention that both Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams shine so brightly.

The Birdcage (1996)

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This is one of the most different romcoms out there. It’s about a gay named Armand who lives happily with his life partner until Armand’s son says that he’s going to marry a girl.

The problem is, that girl’s parents are ultraconservative! So the girl tells her parents a lie, that Armand is straight. The movie shows you the love that goes beyond the old conception, which is so heartwarming to see.

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)

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This rom-com is based on the book of the same name, so if you’re a bookaholic, you should really catch it. The story is about two teenagers with their respective problems in life.

The girl wants the boy to pretend to be her boyfriend for a few minutes but then finally, they realize that they’re meant for each other. The actors are cute, the music is good, so you really should give it a try!

When We First Met (2018)

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A guy named Noah secretly loves a girl named Avery, but the girl only sees him as a good friend, and she falls for another guy. Noah then finds a photo booth, that he can use to travel back in time. So he uses it to go back and re-do the first meeting with Avery.

Every time like that, he will wake up to the consequences three years later. But then he finds the girl for him, who’s not Avery, but whom he is happy to be with.

Set It Up (2018)

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If you’ve had a busy day at work, you should watch this movie and enjoy some relaxing moments. The story is about two assistants, who are too tired of their over-demanding bosses, and they try to set up their bosses on dates.

The plans have ups and downs but finally, the two people who become a couple are not the bosses. A very nice story with some twists and turns to keep your interest for the whole movie.

She’s Gotta Have It (1986)

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A strange rom-com about a young and attractive woman with three suitors. She likes the best in each of them, but she doesn’t want to commit to just one, because she enjoys her freedom so much.

But each man wants her solely for himself. What would the woman choose to do? You should find it out yourself, with this funny and unique movie.

Reality Bites (1994)

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The story follows a videographer working on a documentary about her friends and roommates. Financially, the movie was a big success and it is seen as a remarkable story about young adults of the early 1990s, with all the problems they face.

Besides, critics have only the good things to say about the performances of Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Janeane Garofalo, so this is the movie you should not miss.

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

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This period romcom is so well-known that if you haven’t watched it, you should now. It’s about an imaginary love story between William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) and Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow), who were both excellent in the movie.

It was not only a box office success but also won many awards. Honestly, you don’t find a romantic comedy like this one very often, so watch it as soon as you can.

Jenny’s Wedding (2016)

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This is too beautiful a story to be missed. Jenny’s family keep on urging her to get married and tried to set her up with men. But Jenny has a partner who she really loves, who is a girl.

Jenny’s family can’t believe that she’s a lesbian, and they don’t want to believe that, because they’re very conservative. How everything goes for Jenny is for you to watch, but rest assured that love overcomes all.

Love, Simon (2018)

This is a teen rom-com but not only for teenagers. It tells the story of Simon, who is a closeted gay boy. But then someone blackmails him and says they would reveal his real identity.

The movie is funny, heart-warming and life-affirming, while the actors are talented. It’s rare to have a romcom focusing on gay teenage love like this, so it’s worth to be watched once. Or even twice.

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