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Underrated Romance Movies That Will Break Your Heart

19 Shows & Movies | by Likewise User verified icon

If your go-to is romantic tearjerkers like A Star Is Born and The Fault In Our Stars, this is the list for you!

Irreplaceable You

Irreplaceable You

Comedy, Romance

A couple who have known each other since 8 are destined to be together until death do them apart.

Like Crazy

Like Crazy

Drama, Romance

A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.

Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine

Drama, Romance

Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in their marriage.

An Education

An Education

Drama, Romance

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

Newness

Newness

Romance, Drama

In contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials navigating a social media–driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries.

One Day

One Day

Drama, Romance

A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.

The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

Drama, Romance

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

Every Day

Every Day

Drama, Fantasy

16-year old Rhiannon falls in love with a mysterious spirit named “A” that inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and “A” work each day to find each other, not knowing what the next day will bring.

Malcolm & Marie

Malcolm & Marie

Romance

As a filmmaker and his girlfriend return home from his movie premiere, smoldering tensions and painful revelations push them toward a romantic reckoning.

Before We Go

Before We Go

Drama, Romance

A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.

Amour

Amour

Drama, Romance

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Drama

Meeting by chance when they return to their tiny California hometown, two former high-school sweethearts reflect on their shared past.

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

Drama, Romance

As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for the haunting reality awaiting them.

Adrift

Adrift

Thriller, Romance

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Remember Me

Remember Me

Drama, Romance

Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws closer, the fallout from their separate tragedies jeopardizes their love.

Chungking Express

Chungking Express

Drama, Comedy

Two melancholic Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

Drama

When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Here on Earth

Here on Earth

Romance

Three lives of three young people intersect over the course of one summer. A rich student and a young working-class man accidentally destroy a diner when their impromptu road race takes a disastrous turn. Ordered by a judge to spend the summer repairing the building, they find themselves becoming rivals for the affections of the owner's daughter.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Drama, History

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

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