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 sexy, captivating, realistic, touching, sentimental and serious films and TV shows about / with unrequited love, friendship, love, romance, kiss, love and romance, destiny, love triangle, dancing and obsession plots mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, France 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), A Whisker Away (2020), Love Actually (2003), Wicker Park (2004), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Death in Venice (1971), Gypsy (2017), November (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, photo booth, time loop, halloween party, destiny, photographer, meeting, love triangle, one more chance, 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, woman in danger, older woman younger man relationship, stalking, fatal attraction, seduction, dangerous attraction, blackmail, erotic thriller, psychopath, neighbor, 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, obsession, unfulfilled love, uninhibited rivalry, best friends, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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A Whisker Away (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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: unusual plot structure, captivating, feel good, visually appealing
Plot: secret love, transformation, unrequited love, supernatural, mask, school, animals, love, classmate, love letter, student, cat ...
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 7.6
 442K
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, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, marriage, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, first love, workplace romance, family relations, love at first sight, holiday, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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 7.0
 53K
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, contemplative, romantic, realistic, non-linear ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love at first sight, obsession, love triangle, dating, fall in love, unrequited love, love and romance, manipulations, track down, romance, friendship, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, france
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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, funeral, wedding, unrequited love, love, fall in love, love at first sight, love story, wedding ceremony, looking for love, love and romance, ex couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, scotland, london
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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, unrequited love, boy, fall in love, gays and lesbians, vacation, beach, forbidden love, unfulfillment, resort, lifestyle ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, 70s
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
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 6.9
 14K
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, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian love, psychology, lesbianism, bisexual woman, psychiatrist, lgbt, double life, lesbian couple, lesbian relationship, obsession ...
Place: manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, connecticut, brooklyn new york city ...
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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: bleak, suspense, suspenseful, scary
Plot: paganism, love triangle, witch, deal with the devil, folklore, unrequited love, werewolf, female nudity, witchcraft, snowman, peasant, dark humor ...
Place: estonia
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Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, South Korea, Japan, Spain, Mexico
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, entertaining, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, magic, female protagonist, friendship, good versus evil, transformation, partners, heroine, supernatural ability, school, teenage hero, teenage superhero ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france
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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: gay cinema, touching, sincere, homoerotic, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt, gay relationship, first love, summer, gay love, teenage boy, homosexual, sexual tension, gay romance, homosexuality ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
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 6.9
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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: ecchi
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, intimacy, forbidden love, teenage sex, secret love, buried truth, teenage love, unrequited love, loneliness, dating, unfulfilled love ...
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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, colourful, sentimental, gothic
Plot: dracula, victorian england, immortality, vampire, vampire hunter, suspicion, unrequited love, love triangle, manipulation, reincarnation, murder, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: london, ottoman empire
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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, psychological, rough, tense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, mentally unstable, ex husband ex wife relationship, insanity, divorce, jealousy, deception, betrayal, ex husband, frame up, unrequited love ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
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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: adultery, gays and lesbians, love triangle, unrequited love, love and romance, love affair, royal family, sword fight, intrigue, rivalry, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: asia, korea
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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, life philosophy, couple relations, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships, destiny, dating, love story, unfulfilled love, heartache ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.4
 5K
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, psychological, epic
Audience: kids
Plot: bed wetting, lgbt teen, first love, gay, gay teenager, friendship, lgbt, nature, unrequited love, coming of age, male male kiss, teenager ...
Place: iceland
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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, superhero, imaginary, unfulfilled love, unrequited love, love triangle, rivalry, danger, evil, life philosophy, super villain ...
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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, romanticism, psychological, sexy, romantic ...
Plot: japanese schoolgirl, stepbrother stepsister relationship, taboo, chastity belt, incestuous relationship, teenager, unrequited love, forbidden love, life after death, teenage sexuality, spirit, family relations ...
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, teenage love, americana, small town, childhood sweetheart, adulthood, repression ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, yale university, connecticut, 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, tragic hero, unrequited love, supernatural ability, supernatural, adventure, future dystopia, rivalry, escapades, danger, heroic mission, 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: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: unrequited love, prostitute, transsexual, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, self discovery, sexual relations, couples, youth, life is a bitch, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: paris france, france
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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: dorama, captivating, melancholic, bleak, disturbing
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: teacher student relationship, unrequited love, love, english teacher, japanese schoolgirl, high school romance, teacher student romance, gossip, lie, age difference, schoolgirl, breaking up with girlfriend ...
Place: japan
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 4.8
 360
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, unfulfilled love, confined, unrequited love, teenage love, kidnapping, dysfunctional family, crimes, danger, adaptation, abduction, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.0
 168
Blind Spot (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three strangers are drawn together in search of Darcy, a man they all love who has been involved with some nasty underworld business.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, captivating, touching, suspense
Plot: beating, gay teenager, disappearance, missing person, unrequited love, search, journey, seduction, coming of age, hallucination, stolen identity, runaway ...
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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, sexy, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, school, unrequited love, high school, coming of age, high school friend, loneliness, gay, gay teenager, gay asian, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, taipei
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Straight from the Heart (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India, Hungary
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Indian-based traditional family of Pundit Darbar (Vikram Gokhale) gets a visit from Sameer Rafilini (Salman Khan), from Italy, who has come as a pupil to learn music and singing. Darbar and his family accept him. Sameer meets Nandini (Aishwarya ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: dancing, arranged marriage, fall in love, forbidden love, unrequited love, tradition, love triangle, unfulfilled love, romance, forced marriage, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, italy
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 7.7
 83K
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, sentimental, feel good, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: first love, teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, teenage life, school, teenage boy, teen romance, adolescence, childhood sweetheart, neighbor, childhood ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, contemporary ...
Place: usa, michigan
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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: emotional, psychological, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: unrequited love, boxing trainer, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, hopes, sport, boxing, massage, introspection, self loathing, dressing room ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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