10 Beautiful Movies About Being Ugly

Beauty is relative and subjective to many others and has to do with accepting oneself with every imperfection and finding happiness within.

Some movies have done an excellent job of pushing self-acceptance through movies centered on protagonists perceived as ugly in one form or another. Here are ten of those films.

Shallow Hal (2001)

A shallow man takes his dying father's advice and only dates beautiful women. He, however, meets a woman who changes his perception and falls in love with her, not knowing she's obese, after being hypnotized to see her “inner beauty.”

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

The classic Disney film Beauty and the Beast is about a handsome but ill-mannered prince turned into a beast by an old woman on a stormy night after being impolite to her and a beautiful young woman who offers herself up in place of her captured father.

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Vanilla Sky centers on a man who has everything — good looks, money, and a beautiful lover. His life is seemingly upended when an accident disfigures his face.

She's Out of My League (2010)

She's Out of My League is about a man who falls in love with a woman who is — you guessed it — out of his league. Only the woman, Molly (Alice Eve), also falls in love with him.

Shrek (2001)

It is about a grumpy ogre who embarks on a quest to rescue a beautiful princess and explore the world. Although the princess is the one in need of saving, she rescues him from his own gloom and ends up changing his view on everything. In the end, they get married.

Eight Grade (2018)

Eight Grade is a coming-of-grade comedy film about an introvert struggling to make it through the last week of eighth grade, posing as a self-confident model.

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