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, captivating, romantic, touching and sentimental films and TV shows about / with unrequited love, love, friendship, love and romance, obsession, romance, kiss, dancing, destiny and sex scene plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unrequited love: When We First Met (2018), The Boy Next Door (2015), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), Flipped (2010), A Whisker Away (2020), Wicker Park (2004), Love Actually (2003), Dracula (2013), Gypsy (2017), Death in Venice (1971).

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: humorous, captivating, sentimental, romantic
Plot: unrequited love, time travel, time loop, halloween party, destiny, photographer, male female friendship, one more chance, love triangle, meeting, rivalry, wedding ...
Time: year 2014, year 2017
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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, older woman younger man relationship, woman in danger, fatal attraction, dangerous attraction, stalking, blackmail, seduction, obsessive love, older woman younger man sex, psychopath, stalker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, unfulfilled love, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, best friends, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
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Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, sweet, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: first love, fall in love, teenage love, love and romance, teenage boy, teenage life, school, teen romance, childhood, adolescence, childhood sweetheart, young love ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, michigan
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A Whisker Away (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Miyo "Muge" Sasaki is a peculiar second-year junior high student who has fallen in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Muge resolutely pursues Kento every day, but he takes no notice of her. Nevertheless, while carrying a secret she can ...
Style: captivating, feel good, unusual plot structure, visually appealing
Plot: unrequited love, secret love, school, teenager, love, transformation, magic, classmate, supernatural, cat, animals, love letter ...
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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, romantic, realistic, non-linear, twist ending ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: obsession, love at first sight, love triangle, unrequited love, dating, fall in love, love and romance, love story, track down, romance, friendship, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, france
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Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
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, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, fall in love, first love, marriage, couple relations, couples, looking for love, holiday, family relations, relationships, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, france ...
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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, colourful, sentimental, gothic
Plot: dracula, vampire, vampire hunter, immortality, unrequited love, victorian england, love triangle, suspicion, manipulation, reincarnation, murder, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: london, ottoman empire
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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, neo noir, psychological, psycho sexual, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian, lesbianism, lesbian love, psychology, lesbian couple, bisexual woman, older woman younger woman relationship, double life, unrequited love, lgbt, obsession ...
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, connecticut, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, boy, fall in love, unrequited love, male objectification, love and romance, resort, gays and lesbians, vacation, forbidden love, art ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, 70s
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
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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: suspense, rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: obsession, ex husband ex wife relationship, insanity, mentally unstable, jealousy, stalking, unrequited love, ex husband, betrayal, deception, frame up, divorce ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
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Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching ...
Style: emotional, romantic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: victorian england, looking for love, romance, couples, love and romance, love affair, countryside, couple relations, english countryside, unrequited love, dishonesty, housekeeper ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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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, parody, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: villain, mad scientist, unrequited love, superhero, unfulfilled love, love triangle, rivalry, evil, life philosophy, super villain, music, creativity ...
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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: wedding, romance, funeral, unrequited love, love at first sight, love, fall in love, love story, wedding ceremony, looking for love, eligible bachelor, ex couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, london
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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: sweet, realistic, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: breakup, couple relations, relationships, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, life philosophy, love, dating, destiny, unfulfilled love, depression, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, USA
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, entertaining, captivating, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, female protagonist, magic, friendship, school, teenager, partners, heroine, supernatural ability, good versus evil, teenage hero, transformation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france
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November (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Estonia, Poland, Netherlands
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: bleak, suspense, suspenseful, scary
Plot: paganism, love triangle, witch, werewolf, folklore, deal with the devil, unrequited love, female nudity, witchcraft, snowman, peasant, dark humor ...
Place: estonia
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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, teenage sex, forbidden love, intimacy, couple relations, secret love, unfulfilled love, dating, loneliness, teenage love, high school student, unrequited love ...
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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: sincere, touching, homoerotic, disturbing, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: gay, summer, lgbt, gay relationship, gay teenager, gay love, first love, sexual tension, teenage boy, homosexuality, homosexual, love ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
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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: captivating, psychological, sexy, romantic, humorous ...
Plot: japanese schoolgirl, incestuous relationship, stepbrother stepsister relationship, japanese girl, unrequited love, chastity belt, afterlife, forbidden love, taboo, life after death, spirit, family relations ...
Place: japan, osaka japan
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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: love and romance, unrequited love, unfulfilled love, confined, teenage love, kidnapping, dysfunctional family, crimes, adaptation, abduction, teenager, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Teacher's Pet (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Psychopath Debbie Strand escapes from a mental institution for the criminally insane and takes the identity of a co-ed she meets and dies out of fear of Debbie and sets herself up on a college campus where she once again begins killing students and ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female psychopath, femme fatale, obsession, college, unrequited love, dangerous attraction, hidden identity, stalking, teachers and students, lesbian rape, student life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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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, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, love triangle, adultery, gay love, love and romance, royal family, unrequited love, gay, love affair, intrigue, gay relationship, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: asia, korea
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Malena (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: hot and sexy, teenage sex, older woman younger man relationship, jealousy, adultery, female nudity, first love, life is a bitch, punishment, sex trafficking, woman in danger, sexual attraction ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, sicily, mediterranean sea, southern italy
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Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: emotional, stylized, sincere, touching, epic ...
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, political unrest, master and servant, impossible love, religions or cults, christianity, historical character, mathematics, destiny, unfulfillment, atheism ...
Time: 5th century
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, africa, middle east, rome italy ...
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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, captivating, disturbing, psychological, epic
Audience: kids
Plot: lgbt teen, gay teenager, lgbt, gay, first love, friendship, teenager, teenage boy, nature, unrequited love, coming of age, gay youth ...
Place: iceland
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Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood ...
Style: compassionate, sincere, touching, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: orphan, friendship, teen romance, small town, family relations, child's point of view, school, children's home, parents and children, adventure, teenage life, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks ...
Style: shoujo, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage love, high school, school, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, romance, unrequited love, youth, friends, looking for love ...
Place: japan, asia
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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 ability, supernatural, adventure, escapades, rivalry, future dystopia, teenage life, heroic mission, dragon ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 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: serious, realistic, sexy, touching, sexual
Plot: unrequited love, transsexual, prostitute, lifestyle, nightlife, love triangle, self discovery, youth, life is a bitch, romance, couples, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: paris france, france
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