7. 500 Days of Summer
From the beginning, we are warned that this movie is not a love story, and 500 Days of Summer follows through. Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is convinced he’ll never be happy till he finds The One, while Summer (Zooey Deschanel) believes that love is just a fantasy. Tom believes that they have enough in common to convince her to make their relationship serious, but he’s hampered by his inability to understand Summer, or the nature of love itself. The painful realizations this leads him to are delivered with all the quirk and humor of a traditional romantic comedy, making its many bitter pills easier to swallow.