No matter how much we mature emotionally or turn more cynical as we grow, there’s always a part of us that craves for some soppy romance. Most of us are sentimental freaks and love the idea of watching a nice little tearjerker on a Saturday evening. And why not? Life sure isn’t fun without some cheese. And romantic movies make us more emotional than any other because we’ve all, at least at some point of time, been in love and so it’s not really all that hard to relate to the emotion of losing the love of your life. So without boring you much with my words, let me take you to a list that features great films where the guy doesn’t get the girl.
12. The Dark Knight (2008)
There are moments in Christopher Nolan’s iconic ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy that are unbearably cringeworthy and just downright silly. The whole romance aspect of the film between Bruce and Rachel could have been a lot better but some bad writing hampers us from completely investing ourselves in its characters. Rachel demands Bruce to man up and fight for justice, which he did as he went on to become the Dark Knight of Gotham. But apparently she does not propagate the idea of revenge and then plainly ditches our hero for the more moral Harvey Dent.
11. Begin Again (2013)
John Carney sure knows how to warm our hearts. Cast the gorgeous Keira Knightley alongside the charming Mark Ruffalo and add some lovely soft rock numbers and that’s all you need. Both Knightley and Ruffalo seem to be good friends throughout but there’s a romantic tension that lies underneath them that the film never really delves into. It’s funny yet sad in a very strange way because Ruffalo is a married man with a teenage daughter and there’s no way they could be together and the fact that they never get together is what makes this film a lot more realistic than most other rom-coms.
10. 500 Days of Summer (2009)