9. Looks That Kill
One great beauty of the romantic comedy is how it can come from anywhere and doesn’t need a big story or studio behind it to be memorable. Every year, there are a couple of indie gems that come from the genre, and Looks That Kill is a great wildcard you may have glossed over. The dark comedy follows Max (played by 13 Reasons Why actor Brandon Flynn), who has to cover his face with bandages because glances at his face literally kills people. His perspective on life changes when he meets Alex (The Affair’s Julia Goldani Telles), who suffers from her own rare condition, and they bond. This strange and dark, yet funny release puts a different spin on coming-of-age romances.