. (apathycollusion) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

ONTD Original: Underrated Romantic Comedies & Romantic Dramas that Deviate from the Norm

Disclaimer: Due to the number of gifs in my post, anyone viewing this on a mobile device please be aware of the bandwidth usage and proceed with caution after the cut! Thanks.

-Romantic Movies are cinema's greatest comfort food. Whenever mood you're in, its bound to either be some lovely background noise that's relaxing or a hate watch for the ending/choices of its leads.

1. The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

An aspiring playwright (Jessica James) in New York strikes up a friendship with a guy (Chris O'Dowd) while on the rebound (Lakeith Stanfield) from a break-up.

2. Something New (2006)
Kenya McQueen (Sanaa Lathan), an accountant finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly (Simon Baker), a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.

3. Watching the Detectives (2007)
A film noir buff (Cillian Murphy) has his life turned on end by a femme fatale (Lucy Liu) with a big adventure in mind.

4. Mississippi Masala (1991)
An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter (Sarita Choudhury/fun fact Sam Rockwell said she was the love of his life in the mid to late 90s) falls in love with a black man (Denzel Washington), and their respective families.

5. Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015)
An attraction forms when a Chinese American girl (Jamie Chung) visiting Hong Kong for the first time meets an American expat (Bryan Greenberg) who shows her the way, but timing may not quite be on their side. Also a real life married couple, how cute!

6. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord (Winston Chao) and a female tenant (May Chin) agree to a marriage of convenience to avoid telling his parents that he's gay directed by the master Ang Lee.

7. My Sassy Girl (2001)
Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend (Ji Hyun Jun who is a Korean Icon/also starred in The Lake House which the Keanu/Sandra remade) which became a bestseller in Korea. This is the best one/not the US one!

8. The Lake House (2006)
A lonely doctor (Keanu Reeves), who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident (Sandra Bullock), a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late. Yass, it is the OTP we deserve!

9. Chasing Amy (1997)
Holden (Ben Affleck) and Banky (Jason Lee) are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa (Joey Lauren Adams), also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian. Why does Ben ew have a goatee in the film but in the poster he's clean shaven??

10. No Regret (2006)
Sumin is an orphan trying to balance work in a factory with study at an art college and an evening job. One night, a rich young businessman makes an advance on him during one of his driving. A really good debut film directed by famed Korean Gay director Leesong Hee-il.

11. Beautiful Thing (1996)
In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover a kinship/admiration for one another.

12. Bend it Like Beckham (2002)
The daughter of orthodox Sikh (Parminder Nagra) rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team with Keira Knightley and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

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7. http://rosemondepike.tumblr.com/post/146187007857/already-tomorrow-in-hong-kong-2015-dir-emily
8. http://itz-giological.tumblr.com/post/49496314948/vacation-blues-from-ang-lees-the-wedding#/49496314948
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12. http://bethmartell.tumblr.com/post/143176084589/movies-list-my-sassy-girl-2001-dir-kwak
13. http://bagginses.tumblr.com/post/158366322323/the-lake-house-2006-dir-alejandro-agresti-in
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15. https://twitter.com/igot7forthe7/status/730510056609832960
16. http://cmonladies.tumblr.com/post/171705826195/whats-his-problem-hes-in-love-thats-all
18. https://favim.com/image/2215232/

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