I don't like romantic movies. I'd rather watch a thriller, or lately, a horror movie even. But I'd be lying if I said I hated all romantic movies. There's a few that, after much persuading from my gal, I actually sat down and enjoyed. I've listed them below as “5 Romantic Movies for guys who Don't Like "Romantic Movies." See what you think.
- Fever Pitch (2005)
- In the Mood for Love (2000)
- The Princess Bride (1987)
- Paris, Texas (1984)
- Mary and Max (2009)
Okay so let me explain (note: although I'm explaining I'm not "justifying"; I mean, it's true I don't like romantic movies but I'm not saying there's anything wrong with them. So if you're a guy out there with a worn-out copy of Love Actually then that's your deal.) Fever Pitch (with Drew Barrymore) I thought would be awful but was actually watchable and entertaining; In the Mood for Love I thought would be an arty mess, but it was totally captivating- especially the sound track; and I saw The Princess Bride as a teen and it was pleasant and fun and innocent and still is. Paris, Texas is amazing. I watched it as a film student and if you're patient I guarantee that you'll like it too. Last but not least is Mary and Max. Again I thought it would be cliched drivel- especially because it's animation. But you know what: I may have cried a crocodile tear.
I'm not running out and renting romantic movies, but every now and then one takes me by surprise that I like. It's nice being taken by surprise, isn't it? You might think my movie choices suck, and that's fine, but at the very least it should give you a few more options for when you gaze blankly at the massive wall of DVDs in your local store.