12 January 2008

Six Sick Romantic Movies

Valentine's Day is the day for love, and our culture abounds with sickeningly sweet movies where two lovers overcome the obstacles to their love and live happily ever after. If you adore such romantic movies as Ghost, Love Story or The Notebook, you're probably NOT going to be into these six twisted love stories that you may have forgotten about or missed.

Dirty Filthy Love (2004)
Starring Michael Sheen and Shirley Henderson (Moaning Myrtle of Harry Potter fame), this movie is about a love that develops between two people with severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

À la folie... pas du tout (2002)
(He Loves Me...He Loves Me Not)
Audrey Tautou and Samuel Le Bihan star in this French "she said / he said" flick. Don't feel too sympathetic for Angelique, though. She's not the victim she makes out to be.

Harold and Maude (1971)
With the current "cougar" trend, don't be surprised if this classic movie about the love between a 70-year-old woman and a teenaged boy finds new popularity. Stars Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort.

¡Átame! (1990)
(Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down)
One of Pedro Almodóvar's first, this movie stars a young Antonio Banderas as a recently released mental patience who makes kidnapping a superstar, played by Victoria Abril, his sole mission. A terrific Stockholm Syndrome flick.

Boxing Helena (1993)
Starring Julian Sands and Sherilyn Fenn, this movie is definitely not for the faint of heart. Obsessed with a woman he knows he can never truly "possess," Doctor Nick Cavanaugh uses his surgical skills to "box Helena."

Orgazmo (1997)
Before South Park made its controversial debut, Trey Parker and Matt Stone brought us Orgazmo. This movie is about how one bad-ass Mormon on mission goes to any lengths to pay for his wedding, even reluctantly taking the lead role in a superhero porn series.

What would you add to this list?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Natural Born Killers
That is truly one of the best love stories ever. - JRS