Unrequited love movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant unrequited love movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, sexy, touching, captivating, serious and sentimental films and TV shows about / with unrequited love, friendship, romance, love, destiny, love and romance, dancing, love triangle, kiss and obsession plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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unrequited love movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as unrequited love: When We First Met (2018), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), The Boy Next Door (2015), Love Actually (2003), 500 Days of Summer (2009), Dracula (2013), Unforgettable (2017), Death in Venice (1971), Gypsy (2017), Call Me by Your Name (2017).

List of unrequited love movies

When We First Met (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Noah spends the perfect first night with the girl of his dreams Avery but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong - until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and alter that night, ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, humorous, romantic
Plot: unrequited love, time travel, time loop, photo booth, halloween party, destiny, photographer, one more chance, meeting, love triangle, rivalry, wedding ...
Time: year 2014, year 2017
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My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When she receives word that her longtime platonic pal Michael O'Neal is getting married to debutante Kimberly Wallace, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings for Michael -- and sets out to sabotage the wedding.
Style: sentimental, romantic, feel good, sweet, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: wedding, unrequited love, male female friendship, women, wedding preparations and rituals, screwball, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, obsession, unfulfilled love, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, sexy, serious ...
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, stalking, older woman younger man relationship, woman in danger, seduction, fatal attraction, blackmail, erotic thriller, stalker, neighbor, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.6
 418K
Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, unrequited love, fall in love, love, marriage, family relations, love at first sight, first love, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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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: realistic, sweet, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: breakup, love and romance, couple relations, love, life philosophy, relationships, unrequited love, dating, destiny, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unfulfilled love, heartache ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Normal high school kids by day, protectors of Paris by night! Miraculous follows the heroic adventures of Marinette and Adrien as they transform into Ladybug and Cat Noir and set out to capture akumas, creatures responsible for turning the people of ...
Style: sweet, captivating, feel good, entertaining, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, magic, female protagonist, friendship, good versus evil, partners, supernatural ability, school, heroine, teenage superhero, transformation, battles ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france
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 7.4
 28K
Dracula (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: It's the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He's especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which ...
Style: captivating, gothic, sentimental, colourful
Plot: dracula, vampire, vampire hunter, suspicion, immortality, unrequited love, love triangle, manipulation, reincarnation, murder, aristocrat, fake identity ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: ottoman empire, london
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 5.1
 14K
Unforgettable (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Julia moves in with her fiancé, David, but his ex-wife and her own haunting past join forces to rock her quiet suburban existence.
Style: psychological thriller, suspense, rough, psychological, tense ...
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, divorce, ex husband ex wife relationship, jealousy, ex husband, stalking, betrayal, insanity, deception, frame up, unrequited love ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
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Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: obsession, pedophilia, fall in love, gays and lesbians, unrequited love, vacation, beach, forbidden love, unfulfillment, resort, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, 70s
Place: venice, italy, europe, tokyo
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 6.9
 13K
Gypsy (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: The journey of Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives.
Style: sexy, psychological, captivating, suspense, cliffhanger ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian romance, bisexual, psychology, bisexual woman, lgbt, psychiatrist, obsession, lesbian relationship, double life, jealousy ...
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, connecticut
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Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, USA, Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Style: touching, gay cinema, sincere, disturbing, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay teenager, teenage boy, first love, gay relationship, summer, gay love, homosexuality, homosexual, gay couple, gay romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
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 7.2
 4K
November (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In a pagan Estonian village where werewolves, the plague, and spirits roam, the villagers’ main problem is how to survive the cold, dark winter. And, to that aim, nothing is taboo. People steal from each other, from their German manor lords, and ...
Style: suspense, bleak, suspenseful, scary, dark humor
Plot: paganism, love triangle, deal with the devil, witch, unrequited love, folklore, werewolf, female nudity, peasant, snowman, love potion, pagan ...
Place: estonia
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 7.4
 4K
Heartstone (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, epic, psychological
Audience: kids
Plot: bed wetting, gay, gay teenager, first love, friendship, coming of age, unrequited love, lgbt, teenage boy, lgbt teen, gay son, male male kiss ...
Place: iceland
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Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four Weddings And A Funeral is a British comedy about a British Man named Charles and an American Woman named Carrie who go through numerous weddings before they determine if they are right for one another.
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, sweet, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, wedding, love, unrequited love, funeral, fall in love, love at first sight, love story, looking for love, love and romance, ex couple relations, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, scotland, london
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 4.8
 357
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, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: love and romance, unrequited love, unfulfilled love, confined, teenage love, kidnapping, dysfunctional family, crimes, adaptation, danger, abduction, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: villain, mad scientist, superhero, imaginary, unfulfilled love, unrequited love, love triangle, rivalry, evil, danger, parody, life philosophy ...
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What's Going On With My Sister (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mitsuki (Tenka Hashimoto) and Yuya (Yukichi Kobayashi) become stepsister and stepbrother because of their parents' marriage. Mitsuki can't get along with her new family and Yuya doesn't know how to approach his new stepsister. One ...
Style: romanticism, sexy, psychological, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: japanese schoolgirl, stepbrother stepsister relationship, taboo, teenager, unrequited love, forbidden love, spirit, teenage sexuality, life after death, family relations, schoolgirl, incestuous relationship ...
Place: osaka japan, japan
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Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, tense, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, unrequited love, basketball, small town life, romance, americana, teenage love, small town, childhood sweetheart, adulthood, repression ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, connecticut, yale university, new york ...
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Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gaea is a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi Kanzaki helps aid the young Prince Van as they embark upon a journey to fight the Black Dragon ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, mecha, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, unrequited love, tragic hero, supernatural, supernatural ability, adventure, future dystopia, heroic mission, rivalry, danger, escapades, teenage life ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: unrequited love, transsexual, prostitute, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, self discovery, sexual relations, couples, life is a bitch, youth, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, 1990s
Place: paris france, france
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 6.9
 1K
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 ...
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, intimacy, buried truth, teenage sex, secret love, loneliness, teenage love, unrequited love, sex scene ...
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Close Range Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A smart high school student falls in love with her English teacher after she receives one-on-one tutoring from him.
Style: melancholic, captivating, bleak
Plot: teacher student relationship, unrequited love, love, schoolgirl, english teacher, gossip, lie, mini skirt, school nurse, genetics, donut, cologne ...
Place: japan
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Eternal Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen’s sensitive tale of friendship and yearning.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sexy, captivating, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, school, unrequited love, high school, loneliness, high school friend, coming of age, looking for love, love and romance, romance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, taipei
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Fighting Tommy Riley (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging trainer and a young fighter, both in need of a second chance, team-up to overcome the demons of their past...and chase the dreams of their future.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: boxing trainer, unrequited love, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, hopes, sport, boxing, massage, introspection, self loathing, dressing room ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.0
 52K
Wicker Park (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who left him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day.
Style: sexy, realistic, non-linear, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: obsession, love at first sight, love triangle, dating, love and romance, manipulations, track down, romance, friendship, betrayal, sociopath, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, france
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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: When Yadomi Jinta was a child, he was a central piece in a group of close friends. In time, however, these childhood friends drifted apart, and when they became high school students, they had long ceased to think of each other as friends. One of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, friendship, unrequited love, death of friend, haunted by the past, hopes, teenage life, friends, imaginary, romance, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Sense & Sensibility (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: This is the acclaimed 2008 BBC adaptation of the famous Jane Austen novel. While it originally aired as a 3-part miniseries, this home video release includes a single uninterrupted version of the entire film.
Style: romanticism, sweet, sincere, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sister sister relationship, jane austen, love triangle, society, love and romance, rich and poor, romance, wooing, english countryside, love, unrequited love, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, touching, serious, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay sex, homosexual, gay, male prostitute, friendship, gays and lesbians, male prostitution, prostitution, male friendship, friendship between men, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
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 7.9
 5K
Casanova (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: After a life spent seeking pleasure and decadence, Casanova seeks his one true love, Henriette.
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, seduction, sexual relations, romance, casanova, true love, high society, aristocracy, unrequited love, unfulfilled love, sexual attraction, passionate interest ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, london, europe, paris france, venice ...
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A Frozen Flower (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard. Under the dominance of Yuan Dynasty China, the king of Goryeo Dynasty Korea is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. Unable to ...
Style: sexual, touching, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, gays and lesbians, adultery, love and romance, love affair, royal family, politics, unrequited love, intrigue, rivalry, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: asia, korea
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