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The Best Unconventional Love Stories on Netflix Right Now

Love stories tend to be relatable, charming, and heart-warming. However, sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the typical rom-com to dive into something a little less conventional.

Let’s look at some of the best unconventional love stories on Netflix right now.

Unconventional Love Stories on Netflix

A Knight's Tale
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell (Actors)
  • Brian Helgeland (Director) - Brian Helgeland (Writer) - Brian Helgeland (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

A Knight’s Tale (2001)

This Heath Ledger-led period piece is an action film with a solid love story at its core.

Between its incredible cast and intriguing song choices, what is convenient about A Knight’s Tale? Suffice it to say, I never thought I’d witness knights in shining armor preparing to joust with Queen’s “We Will Rock You” playing, complete with the characters dancing and singing along, but here we are. | Stream on Netflix

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Carrey, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Winslet (Actors)
  • Michel Gondry (Director) - Michel Gondry (Writer) - Steve Golin (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

With an actor like Jim Carrey at the helm, you might not be expecting a movie like this to be as deep as it is. This story of romance and mind erasure is like a bizarre mix of The Notebook and Inception. Even 16 years later, Eternal Sunshine is arguably Carrey’s strongest performance and film. Sorry, The Number 27 fans. | Stream on Netflix

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Stardust
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Charlie Cox, Ian McKellen, Bimbo Hart (Actors)
  • Matthew Vaughn (Director) - Matthew Vaughn (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Stardust (2007)

In an effort to win the heart of the woman he loves, Tristan (Charlie Cox) sets off on a journey to retrieve a fallen star. In a strange turn of events, the star isn’t an object—it’s a woman named Yvaine (Claire Danes).

If Robert De Niro as a sky pirate named Shakespeare doesn’t win you over, then the rest of this romantic fantasy’s charming cast and story will. | Stream on Netflix

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin (Actors)
  • Edgar Wright (Director) - Michael Bacall (Writer) - Marc Platt (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

This is one of the few love stories that feature demon hipster chicks, vegan police, and Chris Evans bursting into coins. Over the course of the film, Scott (Michael Cera) is faced with a league of evil exes, a gang of stuntmen, and a bizarre tea collection. May we suggest a stress-relief tea like Chamomile for one, or all of the evil exes? | Stream on Netflix

About Time
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Domnhall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy (Actors)
  • Richard Curtis (Director) - Richard Curtis (Writer) - Tim Bevan (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

About Time (2013)

About Time is a love story about a man (Domhnall Gleeson) who discovers that he can time travel. Looking at the poster, you might assume this is another The Notebook knock-off, especially since Rachel McAdams is in it. However, this love story is far more fun and emotionally complex than you’d expect.

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From time travel to mind-erasure, the best unconventional love stories on Netflix right now have something to offer for everyone. That being said, since Netflix regularly cycles out movies, make sure to check these flicks out soon before they’re gone. | Stream on Netflix

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