Modernity is ubiquitous. There's little way of escaping it, unless you're convicted of something and become an uncooperative prisoner. Then you will be put in solitary confinement, still a widely used form of punishment, which has little to commend it beyond the fact that it so steadfastly avoids the notion of progress.
What would you do if you were stuck in one place, and every day was exactly the same, and nothing you did mattered? You could raise some hell, mabe rob a bank or two and drink as much as you want without worrying about a hangover, or you could visit some of the filming locations from the movie Groundhog Day.
The counterintuitive romance is one in which two people who truly shouldn't fall in love do, often under extraordinary and unromantic circumstances. The protagonists of these love stories breathe the same thin air as anti-heroes and outsiders; they are, in short, unidealized and identifiably human. We've compiled six romance films that fit this profile.