10 Romantic Movies That Aren’t Too Gooey for Date Night

Redditor u/daddychill931 requested, “Romantic movies that aren't too gooey. My girlfriend wants to watch a movie tonight and likes romantic movies. I like twisted movies, anything a bit out of the ordinary, thrillers, action, police, and arthouse.”

They continued, “The only movie genre I really hate is gooey romantic movies. Any suggestions for something that's in the middle?” Reddit responded with these non-gooey romantic gems in no particular order.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a hilarious film starring Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand, and Paul Rudd. After Sarah (Bell) cheats with Aldous (Brand) and breaks up with Peter (Segel), he goes to Hawaii to clear his head.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Unfortunately, he books a vacation on the same island as Sarah and Aldous on their getaway. Fortunately, Rachel (Kunis) takes pity on Peter and becomes a good friend.

Patrizio “Pat” Solitano Jr. (Bradley) is a man with bipolar disorder who moves back in with his parents (De Niro and Weaver) after being released from a psychiatric hospital.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

While determined to win his estranged wife back, he meets an eccentric young widow Tiffany Maxwell (Lawrence). She offers to help him win his wife back if he enters a dance competition important to her.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a romantic science fiction drama that tells the story of two estranged lovers erasing each other from their memories.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet) erases Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) from her mind with the New York City firm Lacuna. After discovering what she's done, Joel arranges the same procedure. However, partway through, he decides he can't let her go and tries to hide her way in the corners of his mind. 

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