Unfulfilled love movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant unfulfilled love movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, romantic, serious, touching, emotional and sentimental films and TV shows about / with unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, love, love story, unfulfillment, couples, storytelling, dialogue and relationships plots mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unfulfilled love: The Best of Me (2014), Wuthering Heights (2009), Atonement (2007), Scum's Wish (2017), 500 Days of Summer (2009), The Forsyte Saga (2002), Devdas (2002), The Perfect Teacher (2010), A Short Film About Love (1988), The Great Gatsby (2013).

List of unfulfilled love movies

The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sexy, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, small town, high school sweetheart, love affair, fall in love, teenage love, romance, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend reunion, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992
Place: new jersey, new orleans, usa, canada
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The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorises the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves. The 25th anniversary of the first public performance of Phantom of the Opera ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspense, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: unfulfilled love, disfigurement, opera singer, theater, obsession, destructive relationship, musician, singer, tragic hero, love and romance, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, year 1919, 1910s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Wuthering Heights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
TV show
Story: Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, gothic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, love affair, estate, love triangle, social differences, family relations, destructive relationship, society, revenge, punishment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, georgian era
Place: england, europe
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Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, dramatic, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, redemption, tragic love, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, false accusation, wartime, injustice, war, life is a bitch, love story ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, victorian era, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: england, dunkirk, london, europe
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Scum's Wish (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Seventeen-year-old Mugi Awaya and Hanabi Yasuraoka appear to be the ideal couple. They are both pretty popular, and they seem to suit each other well. However, outsiders don't know of the secret they share. Both Mugi and Hanabi have hopeless ...
Style: captivating, ecchi
Plot: love triangle, intimacy, secret love, couple relations, dating, loneliness, forbidden love, teenage love, teenage sex, unfulfilled love, unrequited love, impossible love ...
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500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: romantic, sweet, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: love, breakup, couple relations, relationships, destiny, love story, love and romance, life philosophy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unfulfilled love, couples, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
Story: In 2002, the first two books and the first interlude of John Galsworthy's trilogy The Forsyte Saga were adapted by Granada Television for the ITV network. Additional funding for this production was provided by American PBS station WGBH, the ...
Style: family saga, serious, realistic, touching, stylized ...
Plot: high society, love affair, family relations, love and romance, forbidden love, society, couple relations, parents and children, wealthy family, victorian england, unfulfilled love, adultery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era, 1920s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, tragic love, forbidden love, courtesan, childhood sweetheart, terminal illness, hindu, alcoholic, prostitute, drunkenness, stepmother stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: india, london, kolkata, england, europe ...
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The Perfect Teacher (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A spoiled, selfish teenager becomes infatuated with her teacher. She befriends his daughter as a way of worming her way into the family, and sets about manipulating every aspect of his life.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense, sexy
Plot: obsession, seduction, female stalker, unfulfilled love, teenage love, teenage life, teenage girl, youth, love and romance, psychopath, high school, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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A Short Film About Love (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when ...
Style: sexual, enigmatic, touching, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voyeurism, unfulfilled love, love, stalking, obsession, passionate interest, destructive relationship, older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, infatuation, milf, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: warsaw poland, eastern europe, poland, europe
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The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, bad ending, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, high society, love triangle, millionaire, loneliness, love and romance, destructive relationship, social differences, forbidden love, american dream, love story, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, midwest, long island
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Boxing Helena (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A top surgeon is besotted with a beautiful woman who once ditched him. Unable to come to terms with life without her, he tries to convince her that they need each other. She has other ideas, but an horrific accident leaves her at his mercy. The plot ...
Style: erotic, disturbing, sexual, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, crimes of passion, captivity, amputation, power relations, unfulfilled love, sexual dysfunction, confined, estate, doctor, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
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Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sexy, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unfulfilled love, fall in love, marriage, unrequited love, obsession, tragic love, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, inheritance, relationships ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, london, tokyo
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Becoming Jane (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, sweet, factual ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: writer's life, love, love and romance, unfulfilled love, prejudice, family, romance, writers, beautiful scenery, women, social differences, society ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 50s, future ...
Place: england, ireland, london, europe
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The Clone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: O Clone is a Brazilian TV Series/Telenovela that ran on the Rede Globo Network from October 1, 2001 to June 15, 2002, airing 221 episodes.
Style: romantic, emotional, sexy, philosophical, sentimental
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, love, marriage, loveless marriage, muslim, temptation, forced marriage, unfulfilled love, love story, cloning, islam ...
Place: morocco, brazil
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Playful Kiss (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 66 min.
TV show
Story: Playful Kiss is a 2010 South Korean romantic-comedy television series, starring Jung So-min and Kim Hyun-joong. It aired on MBC from September 1 to October 21, 2010 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes. It is based on the Japanese ...
Style: feel good, light, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, first love, school, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, love and romance, unfulfilled love, teenage life, opposites attract, youth, arrogance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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Spanglish (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, unfulfilled love, single parent, food, dysfunctional family, infidelity, parent child relationship, relationship problems, private school, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, latin america, usa, mexico ...
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, first love, youth, adolescence, teenage love, high school life, shyness, suicide, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1991, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, dramatic, emotional, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, love story, older man younger woman relationship, japanese culture, love and romance, brothel, age difference, rivalry, mentor, orphan, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
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One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 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.
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, best friends in love, friendship, love and romance, male female friendship, opposites attract, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ambition, introspection, destiny, best friend ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: london, england, paris france
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Dracula (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Romanian count known as Dracula is summoned to London by Arthur Holmwood, a young Lord who is one the verge of being wed. Unknown to Arthur's future bride Lucy, her future husband is infected with syphilis and therefore cannot consummate ...
Style: gothic, scary, serious, suspenseful, gothic horror ...
Plot: dracula, vampire, supernatural, unfulfilled love, mysterious character, terminal illness, couple relations, chaos, couples, escapades, supernatural ability, betrayal ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, transylvania, london
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3 Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A twist of fate leaves a hapless accountant romantically torn between two sisters.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, touching
Plot: brother in law sister in law relationship, love triangle, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations, bittersweet, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, siblings relations, sister sister relationship, wedding ceremony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Ceremony (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sam Davis convinces his former best friend to spend a weekend with him to rekindle their friendship at an elegant beachside estate owned by a famous documentary filmmaker. However, it soon becomes clear that Sam is secretly infatuated with his ex, ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, romance, couple relations, buddies, unfulfillment, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, couples, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood, love triangle, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Paper Towns (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he ...
Style: exciting, emotional, touching, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenager, friendship, adolescence, teenage love, high school, teenage boy, teenage girl, adventure, love and romance, youth, friends, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, florida, orlando florida
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening ...
Style: sentimental, colourful, romantic, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love, love triangle, young lovers, unfulfilled love, marriage, separation, pregnancy, first love, family relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1963 ...
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, normandy, europe
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: love, memory, surrealism, memory loss, amnesia, introspection, couple relations, existentialism, borderline personality disorder, loneliness, love story, love and romance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Unrequited (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: UNREQUITED is a psychological thriller and tells the story of Ben Jacobs, a troubled young man who, on his 18th birthday, has to leave the group home for "troubled teens" where he has been living for the past several months and move back ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: unrequited love, love and romance, unfulfilled love, confined, teenage love, dysfunctional family, kidnapping, adaptation, abduction, teenager, crimes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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27 Dresses (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Altruistic Jane finds herself facing her worst nightmare as her younger sister announces her engagement to the man Jane secretly adores.
Style: romantic, feel good, light, sentimental, ridiculous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: wedding, romance, love story, opposites attract, love, fall in love, women, bridesmaid, unlikely couple, love and romance, wedding planner, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, usa, san francisco
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
Genre: Short, Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own video blog, is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil (led by the legendary "thoroughbred of sin", Bad Horse), but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical ...
Style: humorous, witty, light, entertaining, lyrical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: villain, mad scientist, unrequited love, superhero, unfulfilled love, life philosophy, creativity, music, love triangle, rivalry, super villain, evil ...
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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small-town girl wins a date with a Hollywood star through a contest. When the date goes better than expected, a love triangle forms between the girl, the celebrity, and the girl's best friend.
Style: feel good, romantic, sexy, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, celebrity, artists and showbiz, romance, hollywood, fall in love, social relations, actor's life, ambition, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century
Place: virginia, west virginia, california, las vegas, new jersey ...
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