"The Ending Wrecks Me": Here Are 21 Romantic Movies That Are So Good, But Also Absolutely Soul-Crushing

"The Ending Wrecks Me": Here Are 21 Romantic Movies That Are So Good, But Also Absolutely Soul-Crushing

Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which romance movies are devastating, but are still worth watching. Here are 21 of their top responses:

There are obviously MASSIVE spoilers ahead for several movies!

1.First, The Notebook (2004)

Three stills from "The Notebook" showing Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in an emotional confrontation scene

2.La La Land (2016)

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in three closely cropped scenes from a movie. They both appear to be in a serious conversation

"I would have to say La La Land. What a sad and realistic ending. My heart ripped to pieces."



3.Blue Valentine (2010)

Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams in scenes from a movie. Ryan wears glasses, and Michelle appears distressed by a kitchen sink. Ryan kisses Michelle's forehead

4.All of Us Strangers (2023)

<div><p>"A recently watched one from me: <i>All of Us Strangers</i>. Beautifully shot, heartbreakingly acted, and just, overall...broke my heart. I wouldn't unsee it for the world, though."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/teeldubya" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:teeldubya;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">teeldubya</a></p></div><span> Searchlight Pictures</span>

5.The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

Top: Jennifer Garner in a kitchen, talking energetically. Middle: Eric Bana listening attentively. Bottom: Jennifer Garner continues speaking

6.Moonlight (2016)

Three scenes from "Moonlight" featuring Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland, and Ashton Sanders. First, Trevante stands alone, second, Trevante and Andre embrace, third, Ashton faces the ocean

"Such a beautiful film, filled with amazing acting."



7.Remember Me (2010)

Emilie de Ravin and Robert Pattinson in three stills from a movie. They appear serious and contemplative in the first two images, standing apart in the last

8.Revolutionary Road (2008)

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in a tense scene from a movie, wearing casual clothing and standing in a dimly lit room with a bed and a window with curtains

"It is the only romance film that has made me cry."


Paramount Pictures

9.Carol (2015)

Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in a cafe scene from the film "Carol." Rooney wears a plaid hat, Cate wears a green cardigan. Rooney takes a photo of Cate

"Very bittersweet."


The Weinstein Company

10.Past Lives (2023)

In a scene from the movie "Past Lives," characters Hae Sung (played by Yoo Teo), Nora (played by Greta Lee), and Arthur (played by John Magaro) have a heartfelt conversation about relationships

11.Atonement (2007)

Vanessa Redgrave, Keira Knightley in a beach scene from "Atonement." Redgrave appears close-up and serious; Knightley is dressed in 1940s attire, walking by the shore

"The ending wrecks me."


Universal Pictures

12.Ghost (1990)

Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze sharing an intimate moment in a series of close-up scenes from the movie "Ghost," touching each other's faces tenderly

13.P.S. I Love You (2007)

Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler in three scenes from the movie "P.S. I Love You," set in a picturesque rural landscape, displaying a mix of emotions and tender moments

14.Like Water For Chocolate (1992)

Still from scene in TV show or movie. Woman sitting on floor looking up (top), man in beige suit and bow tie looking up while standing near a basket of vegetables (bottom)

15.Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Scenes from the movie "Brokeback Mountain" featuring Heath Ledger in various outdoor settings, wearing cowboy hats and rugged outerwear

16.Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman in scenes from the movie "Moulin Rouge!" They are dressed in period costumes with elaborate accessories

"Just a stunning film from start to finish."


20th Century Fox

17.Five Feet Apart (2019)

Top: Haley Lu Richardson in hospital setting. Middle: Cole Sprouse standing in medical facility. Bottom: Haley Lu Richardson wearing a mask in infirmary

18.The Fountain (2006)

Top: Close-up of Hugh Jackman with an intense expression. Bottom: Close-up of Rachel Weisz wearing pearl earrings. Both images are from the film "The Fountain."

19.Me Before You (2016)

Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin share an emotional moment in a scene from the movie "Me Before You."

20.Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

Art gallery wall with various paintings; portrait of a young woman in the center; close-up of a painting showing a hand holding a book

21.And finally, A Walk to Remember (2002)

Mandy Moore and Shane West are in a three-part sequence from the movie "A Walk to Remember." They are emotional and facing each other closely

We can't fit everything into one post, so which other romantic movies are so good, even though you sob through them? Tell us in the comments below!

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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