Sad breakup movies, while difficult to watch, are more than a little cathartic. Unlike romcoms that tie everything up in a neat and tidy bow, breakup movies have a talent for accurately depicting the sometimes nasty ups and downs of relationships. Happily ever after isn't in the cards for every couple. Even if it is, the best romances usually face a few obstacles before couples find their way back to one another.
Breakup scenes tug at your heartstrings, especially if you're invested in the fictional separating couple. At times, the scenes feel too close to real life to watch without shedding a tear. Other times, the circumstances that led to the couple's split feel entirely unimportant next to the power of their love. Still, there are some movie breakups that may have been necessary. It's like a car crash - you can't look away, even though you know the two people are better off alone.
Whatever the case may be, the saddest movie breakups always manage to stick with you.
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