Unrequited Love Movie: He’s Just Not That Into You

He’s Just Not That Into You is a charming romantic unrequited love movie from the year 2009, starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson and Justin Long. Watch the trailer for a quick impression:

The main character is a woman who always misreads the signals that she gets from men. Meaningless and mundane actions and comments from men turn into signal of romantic interest – at least in her own mind. The way she overreacts to a simple smile is really funny – the only thing of course is that when the guy doesn’t call her and doesn’t make a move, she gets very upset. She always gets her hopes up high and is convinced that a man is interested in her – even though that is clearly not the case.

Finally she befriends a bar keeper who tells her what’s going on, and that she is simply making the mistake of reading too much into what men communicate with her.

But the nice thing about this unrequited love movie is that it’s a multi-plot movie. So it’s not just the story of that girl, but there are more unrequited love stories of other couples that are also intertwined into the movie – and that is one reason why there are so many big name movie stars playing in this movie.

If you are looking for light, happy-ending Hollywood kind of entertainment and just need a bit of cheering up, something that can put a smile on your face when you suffer from unrequited love, this movie is a good choice.

Check out other unrequited love movies too.

Unrequited Love Movie: The Story of Us

The Story of Us is another great unrequited love movie, featureing Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer.

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It’s about a married couple that discovers after 15 years of marriage and two great kids that somewhere down the road their love vanished.

They have a house and a nice, comfortable life – but they just don’t feel for each other anymore.

I don’t want to spoil the ending here, but it’s a movie you’re gonna love if you’ve been in a relationship where a partner loses the spark…

Unrequited Love Movie: Blue Valentine

This is a beautiful unrequited love movie about Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy Heller Pereira. They’re a married couple, so where’s the unrequited love in that? Well, we’ll get to it 🙂

Dean never really thought that he’d become a family guy, but he fell in love at the first time he saw his future wife Cindy. They marry and have a kid together. But both of them come from dysfunctional families, and over time trouble unfolds.
Dean works as a painter and likes this job, because it’s an easy life – he can drink a beer in the morning and still do good work. Cindy works as a nurse, but she believes that Dean doesn’t live up to his full potential. This is the root of the unfolding conflict.
I don’t want to go into too much detail and spoil anything here – but let’s just say this movie is not about unrequited love that never happened, but about unrequited love after a long relationship, when one partner decides to break up and the other one is still in love and wants the relationship to work out.

If you have ever experienced this situation, where two people have shared their lives together for many years, and then one person decides that this isn’t working anymore and wants to move on, you’ll recognize a lot in this movie. It’s a great movie, written and directed beautifully by Derek Cianfrance.

It can be tough. Imagine you made someone part of your life. Over time, this person becomes a part of you – your lives become intertwines, the boundaries between the two of you fade and “you” isn’t what it used to be once. “You” isn’t just you – it’s you AND the other person.

And then one day you break into two. Because this part of you doesn’t want to be a part of you anymore. What do you do? Do you just accept it? No, you try to fight to make it work. You try to talk about it. You promise to change. You try to change. Maybe you even will change. But will it help? Or is it too late already?

And what if there are kids involved? That can make it even more difficult, because nobody wants a young child to go through the trauma of their parents separating. But nobody wants a child to grow up in a dysfunctional family either, where they learn about what family means in a wrong way.

Blue Valentine is a very touching, deep, sensitive, funny and sad unrequited love movie all in one. Great actors, great scripts, great scenes.

Unrequited Love Movie: The Break-Up

The Break-Up is a wonderful unrequited love movie. It’s not the overly romantic one, but more of an adult version about a married couple that broke up because of… well, all the little things that can tear a marriage apart (including daily fights).
But when they break up, they can’t agree who will get the fancy new condo that they’re sharing. So they both stay as hostile roommates who try to play all sorts of wicked and evil games to get the other person to leave the condo.
I love this movie because it’s funny without being cheesy, and you can have a good laugh. At times, it can be a bit too serious, but the same is true for real life. Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston are great actors who really get into their characters.
And in the end… well, you have to see the movie for yourself if you want to know that.

Unrequited Love Movie: In the Land of Women

In the Land of Women is another unrequited love movie. It’s a typical Hollywood style movie for a younger audience.
The main protagonist is Carter (played by Adam Broody). He is devastated after his actress girlfriend breaks up with him. And he is a soft-core porn writer who has issues with women. He moves from California to Detroit to get his life together, and ends up “in the land of women”.

Written and directed by Jon Kasdan I personally didn’t think this is a great movie. It’s not a bad one either, but one that you watch once and then you forget about it. However, since it is a movie about unrequited love, I wanted to introduce it here.

Unrequited Love Movie That Can Make You Smile

One of the few things that can help you when you try to get over a broken heart is when something is so funny that it makes you laugh, even in the midst of all the misery of unrequited love.
“Forgetting Sarah Marshall” is one of the few movies that might actually accomplish this. It’s a movie about unrequited love, with a funny twist. The plot and dialogues are quite good too, just watch the trailer.

A silly movie for sure, but that might just be what you need. Get some of your favorite TV snacks, switch of your phone and make yourself comfortable in front of your TV.
Sarah Marshall breaks up with him. He can’t get over it. So he tries to go on vacation to forget her. Twisted fate: she’s also on vacation. With her new boyfriend. In the same resort. In the room right next door. What unfolds will make you laugh…