Unconventional Love Stories


There’s nothing wrong with rom coms or historical love stories, but sometimes you long for something different…really different. The following love stories range from quirky to downright peculiar, but one thing is true about them all -they are worth a watch! Click on the titles or images to access our catalog. Place on hold to pick up at your neighborhood library or come in during our browsing hours to check out.


SecretarySecretary: After Lee Holloway completes a stint in a mental institution for self harming, she completes a course in secretarial work and lands her first job.  She is having trouble adjusting to life without the rigid schedules of the institution and her progress is being tested by her alcoholic father and her fidgety boyfriend. Then, an encounter with her boss changes everything.



Like Water for ChocolateLike Water for Chocolate: Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but there’s one problem. She is not allowed to marry. So, she puts her passion into her cooking…literally.  





Lars and the Real GirlLars and the Real Girl: When Lars tells his family he found a girlfriend, his family is overjoyed. He has a hard time connecting with people. Then they meet her and find out she is a life-sized plastic woman. On the advice of a therapist, they play along, so does the community, and the result is a surprisingly beautiful story about how the support of those around you can help you find your strength.



Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Clementine has Joel removed from her memories after a painful breakup. Upon finding that out, Joel decides to do the same. What follows is a surreal trip through their love story as Joel’s memories are being erased. If you met someone for the first time and found out you had a significant relationship with them that ended badly, would you give it another try?



Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldScott Pilgrim vs. the World: What trials would you endure to win the girl of your dreams? Scott Pilgrim battles Ramona Flowers’ seven evil exes, video game style, in order to date her in this witty adaptation of the graphic novels.




Silver Linings Playbook


Silver Linings Playbook: A man rebuilding his life after an incident with his ex-wife lands him in a mental hospital meets an unusual woman with her own personal demons and sparks fly.





Warm BodiesWarm Bodies: Just a little love story between a girl and a zombie. Based on the book of the same name.







Her: A man falls in love with the female voice of his computer’s operating system.






Stranger Than FictionStranger Than Fiction: Will Ferrell plays a tax auditor who wakes up one day to find that his life is being narrated as he is living it. When the narrator announces his imminent death, he decides to do all the things he always wanted to do.





The Shape of WaterThe Shape of Water: In this Oscar winning film, a woman falls in love with a fish man who is the object of a top secret government experiment, and devises a way to save him.