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7 Quirky Love Stories (with videos and popcorn!)

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Forget chocolate, roses and red paper hearts.

Or go for the chocolate and roses but skip crowed restaurants and movie theaters and plan on spending Valentine’s Day with one of our favorite quirky couples.

Snuggle up on the couch with a cozy blanket, some candied popcorn and nuts (or one of six other healthy alternatives) and yummy aztec hot chocolate and enjoy a great offbeat love story…or two, or three, or seven. We’ve compiled our favorite quirky movies, and included a video trailer for each. Our first pick…

Harold and Maude
The May-December romance between 19 year-old Harold and 79 year-old Maude tops our list of offbeat love stories and quirky romances. A must-watch movie for Valentine’s Day or any other day. Ruth Gordon is fabulous as wacky, irreverent Maude – I’d love to be that carefree at 79! and Bud Cort is great as the macabre young Harold. The movie is a cult classic and a fave of Care2 editors!

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Robyn Hessinger

Robyn Hessinger was formerly Care2s Editor-In-Chief. As a veggie-loving yogini and Reiki Master/Teacher, Robyn is passionate about holistic health and wellness, green living, and animal advocacy. She believes that everyone can make a difference.

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1:51AM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

It's looking great...thanks for sharing.

Kamagra

4:25PM PDT on Oct 7, 2011

So glad that 'Lars and the Real Girl' is on here - it could've been terrible but is so sweet and uplifting.

8:52PM PDT on Sep 21, 2010

Lars and the real girl is an awesome movie!!

1:52AM PDT on Jul 23, 2010

thanks

11:01AM PST on Mar 12, 2010

noted

9:14AM PST on Mar 9, 2010

I love to watch Notting Hill

10:39PM PST on Feb 27, 2010

Loved Harold and Maude

12:23PM PST on Feb 24, 2010

I would add "Science of Sleep" to that list

3:48PM PST on Feb 23, 2010

movie looked cute..

1:46PM PST on Feb 23, 2010

look good

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