April 29, 2012 7:14 AM Subscribe
Recommend me smart films that celebrate abnormal romance.
posted by shii to Media & Arts (57 answers total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend and I are weird people and want some happy romantic films to put us in the mood. We both enjoy psychological stuff, and both of us have slight tendencies towards BDSM and eroguro; a film where two people fit their abnormalities together would be great, although other kinds of film would also work. This is way too much information, so I'll give some examples of films in the right category.
Amelie would be perfect, but she's seen it many times already. The girl seems to match some aspects of my girlfriend's personality.
L'Histoire d'O will probably work, but it depends on our mood. It's a pretty damn erotic film.
MIND GAME could work. (This is a Japanese existentialist film where an introvert falls into a whale with his lifelong crush, and they make love inside the whale. There's also a lot of flashbacks and time travel.)
Secretary matches the general idea, although I thought it was a kind of simplistic and unintelligent tale.
Let The Right One In is not exactly upbeat, and could leave us cold for most of the time, but we will both enjoy the eroguro.
Kill Bill is not a romance film at all but could possibly work depending on our mood, due to the eroguro factor.
I have never seen The Phantom of the Opera -- does it fit?
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" is not the sort of thing I have in mind. I don't want to rant in a question space but it seems utterly mundane to me-- I mean, I'd rather watch "Love Actually", which at least has a really philosophical sense to it.