5 Dysfunctional Romantic Movies like Monday (2021)

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Which one of these great movies should I watch next?

In Monday, Mickey (Sebastian Stan) and Chloe (Denise Gough) get entangled in a wild weekend of romance. With things moving at breakneck speed, their impulsive relationship’s day of reckoning comes on Monday. If you liked Monday for the chaotic and impulsive romance, you will like all the 5 following movies like Monday.

Have you seen Trust or A Week Away recently, romantic movies released in April 2021. We’ve written similar movie recommendations for these two good movies as well. Here are movies like Trust and movies similar to A Week Away.

Crazy Chaotic Romance Movies like Monday (2021)

1 9 1/2 Weeks (1986)

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9 1/2 Weeks features Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger in leading roles. A beautiful assistant in an art gallery falls for an affair with a man she just met. At first, it’s all about intense sexual escapades. But, as they continue to meet, the relationship becomes more and more complicated. There’s deviant mind games and manipulations. Will their romance fizzle out or will it amount to something substantial? Or, is there something completely more unexpected on the cards.

Just like in Monday, there are a lot of steamy scenes in this movie. In Monday however, both lovers were helpless about falling in love and being tempted by lust. 9 1/2 Weeks begins that way but takes a rather dark twist in how the couple becomes highly manipulative against each other. While both try to manipulate each other, both are also in love, without really knowing it. It’s a complex movie that might be more than what you bargained for when looking for a steamy romance. But, that’s 9 1/2 weeks for you.

2 Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

If you want to watch something light after Monday, Something’s Gotta Give is a breezy watch. It’s a comedy and also a drama-romance. Here, Jack Nicholson is Harry, a senior citizen who has a liking for young women. He is affluent and has no problems wooing women much younger to him. But, when he comes across Erica (Diana Keaton), the mother of his current young girlfriend, will his Playboy mentality finally be put to rest?

The movie also features Keanu Reeves and Amanda Peet in supporting roles. Keanu Reeves plays a doctor who also falls for Erica. So, there’s a love triangle thrown into the mix as well, to up the comedy ante.

It’s an easy watch. It’s still about a woman falling for what obviously seems to be the wrong guy, just like in Monday.

3 Something Borrowed (2011)

Ginnifer Goodwin plays Rachel, a law student who falls for Dex (Colin Egglesfield). But, the shy Rachel lets her Crush be swooped away by her obnoxious and dominating best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson). But, after many years, when Darcy and Dex are engaged, the romance between Rachel and Dex is rekindled after they share a kiss on a cab ride home.

Everyone then goes on an emotional roller coaster to figure out what they want out of their relationships. Is Rachel really in love with Dex? Does Darcy love Dex? Does Dex love Rachel or Darcy? John Krasinski also plays a supporting role as Ethan, trying to woo the already confused Rachel’s hand in romance.

Just like with Something’s Gotta Give, there’s an underlying comedy theme to this movie. But, just like in Monday, it is about helplessly falling in love and not knowing what to do afterwards.

4 Lost In Translation (2003)

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This is a Sofia Coppola movie. So, you know the movie making is going to be special. The cast is also brilliant in this movie. Bob (Bill Murray) and (Charlotte) Scarlett Johansson cross paths in Japan. Both are married but unhappy. Bob is married to a woman who needs to know exactly where he is and what he doing at all times. Charlotte on the other hand is married to a photographer on work in Japan, one who travels often, leaving Charlotte to navigate the unfamiliar eastern City.

Japan’s culture plays a subtle third character in this movie, bringing Bob and Charlotte closer to each other. They not only have their marital problems in common, but are equally lost in a country’s culture that is very unfamiliar to them. It’s a beautiful love story in trying circumstances. Not crazily impulsive like Monday. It is more of a dreamy weave sort of romance. You will definitely appreciate the great movie making but, even if the plot isn’t something that impresses you.

Lost in Translation has close to half a million votes at IMDB, with a strong rating of 7.7.

5 Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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If it’s impulsive romance you want, you get a truck load of it in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Two friends (Rebecca Hall & Scarlett Johansson) decide to spend their summer holiday in Barcelona. While there, they are brazenly approached by a local (Javier Bardem) who proposes to take them both home to make love to them.

As crazy and offensive as his offer is, the two friends oblige, taking turns to bed him. If this wasn’t impulsive enough for you, things take a weirder twist when the Spaniard’s ex-wife (Penelope Cruz) returns to live with them, after having no place to go. Directed by Woody Allen, this movie is usually considered the mother of all impulsive and chaotic romantic movies. Definitely worth watching if you liked how uncertain and impulsive the lovers in Monday were.

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