the one that got away

Movies where the romantic leads don't live happily ever after in the end because I like pain. Inspired by (500) Days of Summer (but really my conflict with the La La Land epilogue).

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The only criteria is romance movies where the characters don't end up together for some reason other than death, with my own judgement. So the saying the one that got away might not actually fit all movies, like Blue Valentine for example (which depicts an abusive marriage and is included despite the characters being better off separated).

  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • My Brilliant Career
  • Celeste & Jesse Forever
  • My Best Friend's Wedding
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Love Actually
  • Casablanca
  • Lost in Translation
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Her
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Lilith
  • Vertigo
  • Pocahontas
  • Almost Famous
  • Ammonite
  • The Favourite
  • Roman Holiday
  • Atonement
  • Brief Encounter
  • Before Sunrise
  • Before We Go
  • Cast Away
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Paper Towns
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Little Women
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Up in the Air
  • The Way We Were
  • The Break-Up
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Corpse Bride
  • La La Land
  • Blue Valentine
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Malcolm & Marie