10 best films about unrequited love

Unrequited feelings are one of the main themes in world literature and cinema. What people are willing to do for love is best shown in the top 10 films. It includes films that will be of interest to film lovers of all ages.

Hey Julie (2010)

A touching film about the unrequited love of a young girl Julie Baker for her neighbor Bryce. The action of the picture begins in 1957, when the Losk family settles next to the Baker family. Julie unrequitedly falls in love with Bryce at first sight and does not hesitate to show her feelings, but the guy rejects the advances of the annoying girl.

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After Bryce repeatedly disappoints the girl, she reconsiders her attitude towards a classmate. Gradually, Julie forgets her passion for Bryce, but now the guy begins to have a genuine interest in a pretty neighbor.

Original title:
Flipped

Cast:
Madeleine Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Aidan Quinn

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.7

Age limit:
16+

Painted Veil (2006)

A beautiful film about unrequited love, loyalty and forgiveness tells about the young spouses Walter and Kitty. Walter is a microbiologist and loves his young wife, while Kitty did not marry him for love. The couple move to Shanghai, where a bored Kitty begins a passionate affair with a respectable but married man, Charlie Townsend.

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A jealous husband accepts an offer to work in a Chinese village where cholera is raging. Kitty is forced to go after him because her lover Charlie refuses to leave his wife. In a new place, in a dangerous situation, Kitty recognizes her husband from a completely different side.

Original title:
The Painted Veil

Cast:
Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber

Country:
China, USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
16+

Loves – does not love (2008)

An exciting film in the thriller genre about the unrequited love of a girl for a popular guy. Shelby has an unrequited crush on Mike since high school. Then they had a short romance, but the guy left the obsessive girl and went to college.

During the holidays, Mike returns to the city to see family and friends, and his new girlfriend, Elizabeth, comes with him. Shelby intends to return her ex-lover by any means, because she is obsessed with a guy. In retaliation for betraying Mike, she kidnaps Elizabeth.

Original title:
Homecoming

Starring :
Mischa Barton, Matt Long, Jessica Stroup

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.4

Age limit:
16+

Wonder Wheel (2017)

Great film by Woody Allen about a middle-aged waitress Ginny. The heroine lives in an unhappy marriage with Humpty, a carousel operator in an amusement park. The unfortunate woman’s only consolation is an affair with the young rescuer Mickey, in which she sees her chance for long-awaited happiness.

The guy does not have strong feelings for Ginny, but has a good time with a woman in love. One day, Caroline, Humpty’s daughter from her first marriage, comes to visit the heroes. Mickey immediately turns his attention to this girl who needs help, because the people of her ex-husband, a gangster, want to kill her.

Original title:
Wonder Wheel

Cast:
Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Robert S. Kirk, Kate Winslet

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.2

Age limit:
16+

Balcony overlooking the sea (2010)

This is a beautiful French film about unrequited love and how dangerous it is to dive into the past. The influential businessman Mark has everything: a beautiful wife, wonderful children and a favorite business. But he has long been haunted by memories of Katya, whom he unrequitedly loved many years ago.

One day the hero meets a girl who is very similar to her former lover, but the stranger disappears without a trace. Will Mark be able to unravel the mystery of her disappearance and give up everything for a ghostly chance to be with his beloved?

Original title:
Un balcon sur la mer

Starring :
Jean Dujardin, Marie-Jose Croze, Toni Servillo

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.2

Age limit:
12+

It’s good to be quiet (2012)

The film about the unrequited love of a guy for a girl tells the story of Charlie. The young man is going through a very difficult period: his close friend and aunt are dying. The hero hides a secret that he does not tell his parents, a psychologist, and even his beloved teacher.

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Charlie’s life can be changed by his new friend Patrick. He introduces the shy guy to his half-sister Sam. The girl perceives Charlie as a friend, because she is in love with the handsome Craig.

Original title:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Cast:
Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 8.0

Age limit:
16+

Waiting for eternity (2010)

Will loved the beautiful Emma, ​​but his feelings remained unrequited, because the girl perceived him as a true friend. A few years later, the hero returns to the city of childhood, where Emma also comes. Her father is seriously ill and she is forced to leave her television career to look after him.

Upon learning that Emma quarreled with her boyfriend, Will decides that his finest hour has come. But the guy has no money, plans for the future and a permanent job. In addition, Emma does not share his views on life.

Original title:
Waiting for Forever

Cast:
Rachel Bilson, Tom Sturridge, Richard Jenkins

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
16+

Obsession (2004)

A film about the unrequited love of a girl for her best friend’s boyfriend will not leave indifferent connoisseurs of paintings with an intricately twisted plot. Matthew and Lisa were in love, and the couple wanted to move to New York together, but the girl suddenly disappeared. Two years later, Matthew returns to his hometown with his fiancee Rebecca, and in a restaurant he notices a stranger who looks like his former lover.

He gets to know the girl closer, her name is also Lisa. The hero sees a great resemblance to the love of his life, but understands that this cannot be the same Lisa. But why are the girls so similar, and what does the new Lisa know about the disappearance of her former beloved Matthew?

Original title:
oderzhimost

Cast:
Josh Hartnett, Rose Byrne, Matthew Lillard, Diane Kruger

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
16+

Best Offer (2012)

A stylish, thoughtful and atmospheric film about Virgil Oldman, a middle-aged auctioneer and art appraiser who leads a lonely lifestyle. The absence of family and friends does not bother Virgil, because his main hobby is a collection of female portraits by famous artists.

But one call from a stranger who wants him to appraise the property of her deceased parents turns Virgil’s measured life upside down. The man learns that the mysterious woman’s name is Claire, she has not been out to people for a long time and does not leave her house because of an unusual illness. The hero of the film unrequitedly falls in love with a mysterious stranger.

Original title:
La migliore offerta

Cast:
Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks

Country:
Italy

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 7.8

Age limit:
16+

The Great Gatsby (2013)

The film closes the list, which is an adaptation of the famous novel by F. S. Fitzgerald about lifelong unrequited love. Nick Carraway gets to a luxurious party to Mr. Gatsby, where he personally meets the owner of the house. Gatsby tells Nick the amazing story of his feelings for the beautiful Daisy.

Now this woman is married to businessman Tom Buchanan, but Gatsby is ready to do everything to return her beloved. In this story, Nick becomes an unwitting witness to the many secrets of his rich friends and unrequited blind love.

Original title:
The Great Gatsby

Starring :
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher

Country:
Australia, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.3

Age limit:
16+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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