5 of the Best Alternative Romantic Movies for Valentine’s Day

By February 14, 2015

Film, TV & Tech. Leeds.


Groundhog Day (1993)
Directed by Harold Ramis

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Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is an arrogant, egocentric and reluctant weatherman who for some unknown reason finds himself in a time loop on Groundhog Day. This is a superb romantic comedy due to its perfect comic casting of Bill Murray and the beautiful Andie McDowell, who have excellent chemistry. The two bounce off each other very well and it is obvious that they are both having a good time with the movie. Laugh out loud, heart warming with a nice message. You may ask yourself the question “what would I do if I were re-living the same 24 hours?” If you haven’t seen it, give it a watch and you may find yourself watching it again and again and again etc.



Big Fish (2003)
Directed by Tim Burton

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The young Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor) is a man with huge passion for adventure and tall tales. Telling the story of how he came to meet his true love Sandra (Alison Lohman), this movie is full of great visuals and beautiful music. An amazing mix of adventure, horror, drama, comedy and romance works well here and the theme of love for your family and for your life is present throughout. This is a big movie with a big heart. Warning! Have tissues at the ready.



Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Directed by Michel Gondry

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Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet) are left broken-hearted people after their relationship turns bitter. When Joel undergoes a procedure to erase his relationship from his mind he wonders if he has made a mistake. With strange and surreal scenes and twists and turns, this is not unlike travelling through a person’s mind. This is certainly a bizarre love story that will stay with you, accompanied by a great music score by Jon Brion. Guaranteed to be an experience you won’t soon forget.



Back to the Future (1985)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis

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Marty Mcfly (Michael J. Fox) is accidentally sent back from 1985 to 1955. After accidently stopping his parents from meeting, he is slowly becoming erased from existence and the only man who can help him is Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd). This is a fun and romantic comedy that the whole family can enjoy. Make some time for this great movie.



The Terminator (1984)
Directed by James Cameron

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Is Terminator a romantic movie? Well, no, but with a ‘yes’ aftertaste. There is a hidden love story here, although it seems unlikely.  An Arnold-Schwarzenegger-looking cyborg is sent from the year 2029 to 1984 to assassinate Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton) while Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) is a soldier sent back from 2029 to 1984 to protect her from this cyborg. This is a love story with a twist wrapped in a sci-fi action movie. There is more at stake here than just a broken heart; it’s the end of the world. If you have not seen this movie yet then give it a chance – and if you are not a cyborg you may just be moved by this alternative romantic story.


Peter Aldred


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