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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

Unconventional Love Stories on Netflix take a break from traditional romance plots, exploring relationships that defy societal norms. These films often highlight unique pairings, non-linear narratives, or characters navigating love in unexpected ways, offering a refreshing and sometimes quirky take on the complexities of human connection.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin (Actors)

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

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Unfortunately, the following movies have been removed from Netflix but you may watch them on Amazon Prime Video! 

A Knight's Tale
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell (Actors)

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)

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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  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller (Actors)

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).

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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

About Time
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy (Actors)

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.

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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