It’s a popular trope in pop culture for a man to be begrudgingly dragged into the romantic comedy or forced to watch a romance movie at home with his girlfriend. It seems like over time some movies have emerged from the romance genre with a bit more of a male-friendly take. Some new films are love stories told from the guy’s perspective. Some have abandoned the stereotypical music swells and saccharine mushy moments in favor of something that’s a little more realistic and true to life.
There are also movies that aren’t so trapped in one genre. What’s wrong with having an epically hilarious comedy or a psychological indie that incorporates a love story? As we evolve, romance evolves with us. Here are some of our favorite romantic movies that are perfectly safe to watch for the romantically apathetic.