Here are a few movies that shows real struggle in relationships, rather than a happy ending. These characters are real and take place between real people. It could be anybody. You will have a lot to take away from these sincere stories.
1. Like Crazy
Like Crazy was directed in 2011, where a British girl falls for an American boy named Jacob in college. They madly fall in love and she decides to stay back in the US, thus violating her visa tenure. When she is forced out of the US, they started building on a long distance relationship that eventually falls apart. Can they find a way to be together again?
Blue Valentine directed in the year 2010, where a couple is in a troubled marriage. They try their best to make ends meet and make things work, but nothing good really happens. The situation becomes tense and it will eventually touch one’s heart with honesty.
3. Take this Waltz
Take this Waltz is yet another film that shows a lonely wife who remains dissatisfied despite his husband being being caring and devoted. One day she meets a charming artist, thus building up awesome chemistry between the two. She finally gives in to temptation. This movie is a visual treat.
Ruby Sparks directed in the year 2012 is about a novelist who is looking for fresh ideas and inspiration to create a character when Ruby, in the form of a character comes in to his life. Now it would be easier for him to write about a blossoming romance, as she tends to do everything that he types. Eventually he starts abusing his newly acquired power.
5.Never let me go
Never let me go is a love triangle between 3 students at a mysterious English boarding school. When three of them, (Kathy, Tommy, and Ruth) leave the comforts and security of their school while in their adulthood, they face the dirty truth, which reveals the awful fate that would descend upon all three of them. Can they shy it off and win or give in?
‘Once’ is a musical masterpiece that was directed in the year 2006. Musicians and actors Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova play the lead character roles. In the movie they fall in love with each other because of their passion for music. They also won an Oscar composing a soundtrack on their own. Some of these songs will leave you inspired and the onscreen chemistry is absolutely awesome. It will mesmerize you.
7. Blue is the warmest color
‘Blue is the warmest color’ directed in the year 2013 is a French love story between two lesbians. Adele one of the girl, finds romance in a gay bar in an older art student. This opens newer horizons, until one of them commits a mistake and their relationship takes a nasty turn.
8. ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’
Celeste and Jesse Forever is a movie in which Jesse and Celeste are high school lovers and get married early. Celeste is a successful owner of a media company, while Jesse has no ambitions or plans to make ends meet or change his lifestyle anytime soon. They file for divorce where Celeste thinks this is beneficial for both of them while on the other hand Jesse still loves her. A certain turn of events makes her reconsider decision of divorce, but what remains to be seen is if it is too late to go back.
9. 5 to 7
‘5 to 7’ directed by Victor Levin where Brian meets a beautiful French woman on a beautiful rainy day. Soon he learns that she is in an open marriage and has two children. They enter into a relationship on one condition that they can meet every day from 5 to 7. Soon they yearn for longer hours. What remains to be seen is what happens if they break rules.
10. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
‘Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind’ directed by Michael Gondry where Jim Carrey stars as the character of Joel Barish where he discovers that his ex-lover has gotten all her memories removed of their broken relationship through an experiment. This breaks his heart and he decides to do the same. But the procedure goes all wrong as he seems to be fighting it. He finally realizes that he doesn’t want to let go his memories just yet.
11. Lost in Translation
In the movie ‘Lost in Translation’ , Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansen developed a unique bond in an alien city. Both have a mutual dissatisfaction in their respective lives. In this movie you can witness one of the finest performances of these both actors.
Weekend – Russell meets an artist at a gay bar and goes home with him. What was supposed to be a one night stand turns into a passionate weekend of making love. They open up to each other intensely in a personal way and romance happens that will be cherished by both men forever.
13. 500 days of summer
500 days of summer – This movie is about a guy and his one sided love. Tom gets into a relationship that is mostly one sided, which eventually results in to a breakup. He tries to work on it and get back to her .Movie ends with a heartbreaking but inspiring breakup.
14. The one I love
‘The one I love’ – Ethan and Sophie takes a vacation during a long weekend to reignite the lost spark in their marriage. What was supposed to be a healing retreat turned their lives upside down.
15. An education
An education – Jenny is a good student with a very good future. She is ambitious but that goes for a toss, when she meets an attractive man of twice her age. He introduces her to his adult socializing world, as she quits her education as she gets carried away. Finally her world breaks apart when she learns that he nothing is but a fraud.