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No one wants to be in a bad relationship, but watching a bickering, name-calling pair on the brink of breakup is good entertainment when it comes to the movies. The top depressing couple movies feature couples on the precipice of splitting up – and a few of these are even broken marriage movies. This is a list of movies about broken relationships featuring everything from The Squid and the Whale to In the Bedroom to Revolutionary Road.

What movies will you find on this list of the best depressing love stories? Maybe you'll vote Eyes Wide Shut to the top. In a classic case of art imitating life, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman played a couple struggling to connect among their many temptations. The real-life couple were officially divorced less than two years after the film's 1999 premiere. Take This Waltz is another good movie about a depressing couple. In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, movie-goers witnessed the dissolution of a relationship in reverse. Other good films featured on this list of the top broken relationship movies include Blue Valentine, Gone Girl, and Leaving Las Vegas.

Which depressing relationship movie do you like the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Brokeback Mountain Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara

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Revolutionary Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Revolutionary Road Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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Gone Girl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Gone Girl Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

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Kramer vs. Kramer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Kramer vs. Kramer Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams

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The Squid and the Whale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
The Squid and the Whale Anna Paquin, Alexandra Daddario, Laura Linney

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The War of the Roses is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
The War of the Roses Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

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Hannah and Her Sisters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Hannah and Her Sisters Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives

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Before Midnight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Before Midnight Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Athina Rachel Tsangari

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Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Ordinary People Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

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Take This Waltz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Take This Waltz Sarah Silverman, Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen

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In the Bedroom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
In the Bedroom Marisa Tomei, Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson

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Husbands and Wives is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Husbands and Wives Liam Neeson, Woody Allen, Juliette Lewis

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Two Lovers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Two Lovers Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Isabella Rossellini

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The One I Love is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
The One I Love Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen

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Modern Romance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Modern Romance Albert Brooks, George Kennedy, James L. Brooks

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Blue Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Blue Valentine Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel

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Away from Her is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Away from Her Nina Dobrev, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis

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Candy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Candy Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush

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We Don't Live Here Anymore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
We Don't Live Here Anymore Naomi Watts, Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern

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Carnal Knowledge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Carnal Knowledge Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen

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By The Sea is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
By The Sea Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mélanie Laurent

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To the Wonder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
To the Wonder Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko

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Amour is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Amour Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva

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Leaving Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples
Leaving Las Vegas Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue