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Top Ten Unique Romantic Movies With a Twist

Updated on December 6, 2013

Here is a list of movies you must see at least once in your life. They are the kind of movies that awaken your senses, captivate your mind and make you think and imagine. If you like movies with interesting plot, twists, some romance, history, thrill, and mystery, then you should watch some or all of them.

1. The Illusionist

A story of forbidden love of a magician and a noble lady. Magician Eisenheim (Edward Norton) in early 1900s Vienna surprises his audiences with amazing magical shows, and he meets a beautiful Sophie (Jessica Biel) at one of his performances.

The Illusionist

2. The Red Violin

A story of The Red Violin's journey through four centuries and five different countries is told in this beautifully made Award winning movie.

The Red Violin

3. The Lake House

Unusual love story of two people separated by time, they live in the same house by a lake, but they are away from each other by two years .

The Lake House

4. Anthony Zimmer

French romantic thriller, with English subtitles, starring beautiful and very talented Sophie Marceau as Chiara Manzoni. Chiara is in love with a career criminal Anthony Zimmer, who is in disguise and is wanted by a police all over the world. This story was later remade by Hollywood into The Tourist (2010). But I think, this original French film is by far superior.

Anthony Zimmer

5. The Notebook

Which list of romantic movies wouldn't be without The Notebook? The story of true love, faithfulness and lasting relationship.

The Notebook

6. Scent of a Woman

Al Pacino is again at his best in this film about a man who "saw" women with his eyes closed, he was able to tell a lot of things about a woman just by her scent.

Scent of a Woman

7. Dances with Wolves

This epic western film is a winner of seven Academy Awards. It's a must-see movie, one of Kevin Costner's best roles.

Dances with Wolves

8. Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is another Academy Award winning film, about a boy who grows up to have a very eventful and interesting life, movie shows a life of Forrest and with him a portion of American history and is brilliantly played by Tom Hanks.

Forrest Gump

9. Chocolat

A story of a young mother who arrives to a French village with her daughter and opens a chocolate shop. A story about love, acceptance, transformation and rebirth.


10. Black Book

Black book is a Dutch language film with English subtitles. It's a rather dark story about a Jewish young woman who became a spy in Netherlands during World War II. Definitely not for children under the age of 18.

Black Book


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    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Anishpat, I am glad you liked my list :) you should definitely see The Illusionist if you like unique movies, thanks for your feedback!

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      Anish Patel 

      6 years ago from San Francisco + Mumbai

      Awesome list! Loved the Notebook and of course Forest Gump! Yet to see the illusionist.

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      James, thank you very much for such a positive feedback :) I am glad you share my taste in movies, and thank you for the warm welcome :)

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      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      You have outstanding taste in film! I have seen all of these except one, "Anthony Zimmer."

      My favorite movie of all time is "Forrest Gump." Also, from your list, I absolutely loved "The Illusionist" and "The Notebook." Wonderful films.

      Thank you for this most excellent Hub. And I belatedly welcome you to the HubPages Community!

      James :-)

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Epigramman :))) I am very flattered with such a nice feedback, thank you so much for the compliments and sharing, it's very much appreciated!!!

    • epigramman profile image


      6 years ago

      ...great choices here - I can tell that you are a film buff and it's always nice to see some foreign language films on anyone's list too.

      I will share this definitive movie hub presentation with the Hubpages Facebook group in order that you may receive more attention, comments and followers for your outstanding work here.

      Sending warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 11:15pm

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Jpcmc :) thanks yes Al Pacino is wonderful!

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      JP Carlos 

      6 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      The Notebook, The illusionist and of course Forrest Gump are my favorites in the list. Al pacino is also great in the Scent of a Woman.

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Cheeky Girl, I appreciate your input :)I agree Norton did a great job in this movie!

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      These are impressive films. They all have a romantic element to them. Chocolat is a great film. Black book is also a great film. The Illusionist is interesting for lots of reasons. Norton is great in the role. Nice hub! Rated and enjoyed! :)

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      visionandfocus, thank you so much for your feedback :)

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      6 years ago from North York, Canada

      The Illusionist and Chocolat are my favourites from this list. Great picks! Must check out Anthony Zimmer and Black Book. Thanks for sharing!

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Cartero6! thank you :) I totally agree, JP played a very charming gypsy.

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      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      I really loved the illusionist such an interesting one and... and oh my! 'Chocolat' who could resist falling in love with JD sigh sigh sigh!!

      Great hub really enjoyed your picks...cheers

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Thanks Mhatter99, I am glad we share the same views in this matter :)

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Love your picks. Thank you

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Bill, thank you for visiting my hub :) appreciate your input every time :)!

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Petenali, thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your feedback :) Hope you will enjoy the other two also!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, I have seen seven of these, and liked them, so I'll have to follow your recommendations and watch the other three. Great hub my friend; hoping all is well with you.

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      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've seen most of these with my wife. Really enjoyed the Lake House. Never heard of the Red Violin or Black Book - gonna have to check them out now... Thanks for the info.


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