10 Best Crazy Love Movies

Tuesday, February 1 by Shawn Lealos

There are plenty of romance movies but the best crazy love movies take the genre and turn it on its head. These movies feature lovers involved in mentally unstable relationships and show individuals who either persevere these relationships or fight to end them.

  1. “Fatal Attraction” – Michael Douglas stars in this, one of the best crazy love movies in cinema history. Dan is a married man who has an affair with a woman named Alex. When Dan tries to break it off, Alex goes to any length to force her way into Dan’s life.
  2. “50 First Dates” – Adam Sandler stars in one of the best crazy love movies of all time. Henry falls in love with a girl who has a form of amnesia where she cannot remember anything that happened the previous day. He begins a quest to make her re-fall in love with him every day.
  3. “Benny and Joon” – This is one of the best crazy love movies of all time. Joon is a schizophrenic who falls in love with Sam, a young movie lover. Joon’s brother Benny must decide if he can trust Joon to make it on her own or commit her to a home.
  4. “Leaving Las Vegas”Nic Cage won an Academy Award for her performance in this, one of the best crazy love movies of all time. Cage plays a suicidal alcoholic who moves to Vegas to drink himself to death. While there he meets a prostitute and the two develop a destructive relationship.
  5. “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” – A young Leonardo DiCaprio turned heads in this, one of the best crazy love movies of all time. Gilbert Grape is a young man who halted his own life to care for his mentally challenged brother and obese mother. He falls in love with a girl and has to decide how he will live his life.
  6. “Wild at Heart” David Lynch directs one of the best crazy love movies of all time. Nic Cage and Laura Dern star as Sailor and Lulu, a young couple in love who go on the run from Lulu’s dominating mother. The mother then sends the mob after them to bring her daughter back home.
  7. “Raising Arizona” – The Coen brothers created this, one of the best crazy love movies of all time. Nic Cage is a criminal who falls in love and marries a policewoman. The two want to start a family of their own and decide to kidnap someone else’s baby to keep for themselves.
  8. “The Crush”Alicia Silverstone stars in this stalker movie, one of the best crazy love movies of all time. A young girl becomes infatuated with her teacher and begins to try to make him fall in love with her. When he refuses, she sets her sights on eliminating his wife and forcing him to choose her.
  9. “A Woman Under the Influence”Nick Cassavetes directs this, one of the best crazy love movies of all time. The movie features a woman who begins to show insane behavior and is institutionalized by her husband. When he tries to take on her role with his children, he learns he is no better at it than she was.
  10. “Fear” – One of the best crazy love movies of all time, this helped Mark Wahlberg established himself as an actor. A young man wins the love of a girl, who falls for his apparent sweetness. She remains with him out of rebellion, unaware that he is a very dangerous, insecure young man.
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