Life is more often like Blue Valentine
instead of Valentine's Day
, and while we desperately want to fall in love and live happily ever after, the road to hell is laid with good intentions. These filmic couples, classic in their own ways and tragic, through and through, demonstrate that true love does not always win out in the end. Be it death, or dissatisfaction, a cheating heart, or the fact that one part of the pair isn't actually alive, each of these fictional romances tried their darndest to survive, and just don't make it, no matter what they want.
Please note: We didn't include Brokeback Mountain
on this list because a) the majority of their relationship was fraught with cheating but mostly b) we include that film on every round up, ever.
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