Sick of the same old romantic fare? Check out these six off-beat love stories, which will tug at your heartstrings without resorting to cliché.
Benny & Joon
Johnny Depp channels his inner Buster Keaton in this tale of a quirky young man who falls for a mentally ill artist (Mary Stuart Masterson). The film is a moving testament to loves power to overcome obstacles.
Lost in Translation
A brief but intimate -- though never intimate -- affair in Tokyo helps ease the respective heartaches of a middle-aged actor (Bill Murray) and a lonely newlywed (Scarlett Johansson) and rejuvenates the two in a gratifying and magical way.
Witty dialogue, lush cinematography, and a stellar cast (including Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino, and Geraldine Chaplin) round out this Alan Rudolph drama about a love triangle between an artist, an art collector, and their muse in 1926 Paris.
Oscar and Lucinda
The denouement of this enchanting, off-kilter love story about a sensitive priest (Ralph Fiennes) and a wealthy store owner (Cate Blanchett) who build a glass church to transport to a small village will stick with you forever.
A wealthy entrepreneur (Bruno Ganz) charms a newly single doctor (Blair Brown) while on vacation in Europe, but personality clashes and his deceptive past hinder their romance. The film shows that love sometimes means making compromises.
Though our robot protagonists -- WALL-E, an earthbound trash compactor, and EVE, a space-traveling, laser-firing reconnaissance drone -- barely share any dialogue, their actions speak volumes about their affection for one another.