Looking for films that have people in love but who are being kept apart for some or all of it. Whether by external factors or because they just don't know how the other feels. Films with this sort of theme include:
The Adjustment Beaurau In Your Eyes Serendipity The Time Traveller's Wife Love, Rosie Remains Of The Day
Does anyone know of others?
Also of interest are films featuring unrequited love.
The Silence of the Sea 2004, French film, wow, what a film that is! Trouble is finding it to watch, I've only seen it on YouTube, a compilation of clips. There is virtually no two way verbal communication between the couple in it but they find a way of communicating at such a deep level. Beautiful.
Another similar is Suite Francaise 2014, very good too.
Sense and Sensibility One of the stories in Love Actually is about a man completely in love with his best friend's fiancée/wife who never does anything about it.(though she does find out and it gets awkward).
Thanks for the suggestions. And that tropes page might be useful. Thinking about it, another way to source such films might be to peruse the gay/lesbian section of Netflix. Bound to be to many films on the themes of lovers being kept apart and unrequited love.