Non- Cheesy (some LOVE) stories

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1.
Lie with Me (2005)
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An outgoing, sexually aggressive young woman meets and begins a torrid affair with an equally aggressive young man in which their affair begins to bring a strain on their personal lives. (93 mins.)
Director: Clement Virgo
“ RAW... intriguing, sexy, free, lost;found..deep;carnal, refreshing;familiar. VERY sexual and emotionally charged..deeply intimate..LOVELY.
I never thought I would ever find a movie like this.
I'm glad I did, and you will too...watch it with someone you like or love otherwise watch it alone. ” - unconventionalwitt
 
2.
The Last Mistress (2007)
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Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy. (104 mins.)
“ The kind of love two people share expressed in such carnal passion!!! Raw, (very) sexually charged, deeply engaging love. Beautiful..No boundaries.. ” - unconventionalwitt
 
3.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Possibly the best and well thought out love story of all time. You need to own this film. It gets better the more often you watch it. ” - unconventionalwitt
 
4.
Vanilla Sky (2001)
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A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover. (136 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ A much better version than the original. This owns a piece of me..wonderful writing and has the ability to draw a series of emotions- great ride, great premise that delivers well. You can feel your way through this easily. Well thought out and well written. ” - unconventionalwitt
 
5.
The Fountain (2006)
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As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
“ All I can say is that I cried like a child during this movie and I do that every single time it is on...Touching, moving, love in all forms.
A very memorable film to cherish for always. ” - unconventionalwitt
 
6.
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
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Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Simply perfect. Not complicated, easily related to.
Beautiful film for all ages..a keeper just like
"Somewhere In Time!" ” - unconventionalwitt
 
7.
Camille (2008)
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A twisted honeymoon adventure about a young couple on their way to Niagara Falls. (94 mins.)
“ I tried to hate this overly exaggerated film but I could not. It is simply the most ODD romantic comedy you will ever see. Do not miss this film!!!! You'll be glad you saw it. The acting and casting was precisely what made this interesting and engaging. ” - unconventionalwitt
 
8.
She's So Lovely (1997)
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Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer... (100 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
“ Love has no rules or boundaries, would you abandon your family for someone you were always meant to be with?
If you answered yes to this unconventional question then this film will be your favorite. ” - unconventionalwitt
 
9.
Blue Valentine (2010)
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The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods. (112 mins.)
“ WOW. Even though the ending could have been written to close all loose ends and fine tunes..as time passes I cannot for the life of me get this film out of my head! It's so..Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are beautiful actors. You feel like you are one of them at any given moment in the movie because it's so everyday "real" marriage material.. A must see for sure! ” - unconventionalwitt
 
10.
Annie Hall (1977)
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Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ What can I say about Annie Hall..even after all these years the simplicity of this film is unparalleled. The writing of course id flawless and genius. ” - unconventionalwitt
 
11.
Lost in Translation (2003)
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A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. (101 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ LOVE LOVE LOVE this film to death, it is so romantic..held back, and shy.
Yet it's so lost in feeling. An eloquent film about two people whose paths crossed. When you meet the right one- they just "get you" and vice versa..it's what you "don't say" that matters. ” - unconventionalwitt
 
12.
Secretary (2002)
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A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one. (104 mins.)
“ Sexy.. Maggie and James' chemistry is undeniably obvious. What a fun, clever and somewhat dark and humorous romance they share..
Once in a lifetime love, once in a lifetime film you will never forget. A keeper. LOVE this film. ” - unconventionalwitt
 
13.
Match Point (2005)
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At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law. (119 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
14.
Unfaithful (2002)
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A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling. (124 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
15.
Closer (2004)
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The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other. (104 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
16.
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
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Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera. (111 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
17.
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
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A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet. (106 mins.)
Director: Craig Gillespie
 
18.
Revolutionary Road (2008)
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A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. (119 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
19.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
20.
Lonely Hearts (2006)
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Based on the true story, two homicide detectives track Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the personals. (108 mins.)
Director: Todd Robinson
 
21.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
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The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep. (102 mins.)
“ You would never guess this is the same guy who did Black Swan, from watching this clever and ardent film. This film takes you on a journey through the lives of two people and drugs- the lifestyle. You won't ever see such a well thought out movie about drugs and its effects and affections. Own this for sure. And Jared and Jennifer are perfect for each other- well casted and superb flawless acting makes this memorable. ” - unconventionalwitt
 
22.
What Dreams May Come (1998)
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After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife. (113 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
“ A dark journey, love, a couple..what love can do- beyond time and space, it redeems us. It's powerful and asks for nothing in return. Beautiful movie. ” - unconventionalwitt
 
23.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
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A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him. (159 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ SEXY, intriguing, engaging, it draws you in and never lets go till the end.
Nicole and Tom are excellent in this together! One of my top favorites to watch with a glass of good wine! ” - unconventionalwitt
 
24.
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
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Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century. (122 mins.)
“ Sweet, sweet film. Downey is surprisingly perfect for the part- and of course, a tough act to follow Nicole's flawless performance as usual.
A mature, love story. Just a sweet film, love it.. ” - unconventionalwitt
 
25.
Broken English (2007)
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Nora Wilder is freaking out. Everyone around her is in a relationship, is married, or has children. Nora is in her thirties... (97 mins.)
Director: Zoe Cassavetes
“ Parker- can't get enough Parker. Cute and quirky film just like her.
Light and funny. Conversations are well written and adorable!
Love Parker in anything! ” - unconventionalwitt
 
26.
Her (2013)
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A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need. (126 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
27.
Open Windows (2014)
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A jilted fan soon finds himself pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse after he accepts the opportunity to spy on his favorite actress via his laptop. (100 mins.)
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
 
28.
9½ Weeks (1986)
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A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. (117 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
29.
Being John Malkovich (1999)
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A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. (112 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
30.
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
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An indiscretion between two close friends tears down their respective marriages. (101 mins.)
Director: John Curran
 
31.
Lost Highway (1997)
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After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life. (134 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
32.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
33.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
 
34.
Eraserhead (1977)
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
35.
Lolita (1962)
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A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet. (152 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
36.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
37.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
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A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother. (146 mins.)
 
38.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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In future Britain, Alex DeLarge, a charismatic and psycopath delinquent, who likes to practice crimes and ultra-violence with his gang, is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
39.
The Shining (1980)
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A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
40.
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
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A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play. (124 mins.)
Director: Charlie Kaufman
 
41.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
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A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled. (135 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
42.
Melancholia (2011)
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Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth. (135 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
43.
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating. (117 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
44.
Like Crazy (2011)
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A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa. (86 mins.)
Director: Drake Doremus
 
45.
Boxing Helena (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once was in an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion. (107 mins.)