The genre of romantic comedies has the tendency to fall into the trite plotline of couples splitting and getting back together, or finding the “right” match eventually. However, it would be erroneous to state that the romantic comedies have lesser substance to offer than the other genres.
Here is a list of romantic comedies that are wonderfully intricate in nature:-
#1. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
A postmodern romantic comedy, 500 Days of Summer has a plethora of emotional effect on the audience. From comedy and romance to hysteria and melancholy, the film takes you on an emotional ride through its back and forth plot-line in the form of a stream of consciousness.
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#2. Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (2004)
A romantic science-fiction comedy, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind follows the story of a couple who decides to get each other erased from their memories. The non-linear plot works mostly around the memories of the central characters of Clementine Kruczynski, played by Kate Winslet, and Joel Barish, played by Jim Carrey.
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#3. 50 First Dates (2004)
Adam Sandler plays Henry Roth, a man who resents commitment, while Drew Barrymore plays Lucy Whitmore, who has a short-term memory. Besides the central characters, even the minutest of roles, like that of Ten-Second-Tom makes the movie even more enjoyable.
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#4. Amélie (2001)
While grappling with her own isolation, Amélie, played by Audrey Tautou, never misses a chance to help the people around her. The movie eccentrically depicts life in Paris, as Amélie moves to the central part of the city as a waitress in the Montmartre Cafe. Amélie’s fragmented and suppressed childhood also adds on to the many layers of this coming of age movie.
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#5. Before Sunrise (1995)
Capturing the events from a single night, Before Sunrise's story is minimalist in nature. Jesse and Céline are the central characters with a dissimilar thought process. Major chunks of the plot revolve around their ideas and beliefs. The thematic aspect of the discovery of self is what makes the movie all the more unusual.
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#6. Harold And Maude (1971)
A dark romantic comedy, Harold And Maude is an existentialist drama. It depicts the central character Harold, played by Bud Cort, and his obsession with death. What makes this romantic comedy intricate is Harold’s romantic relationship with 79-year-old Muade, played by Ruth Gordon, who brings life to the otherwise forlorn Harold.
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#7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Starring the legendary actors Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, Breakfast At Tiffany’s as a cult romantic comedy has a wonderfully offbeat plot. Hepburn’s character of naïve and full of life Holly Golightly is what makes the movie even more interesting. The United States Library of Congress declared the film to be culturally, historically and aesthetically significant.
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