The 10 Most Heartbreaking Love Stories of the 21st Century

If romantic films were to be classified into just two kinds, one would be the happy kind (usually referred to as rom-coms) and another the sad kind. We know the happy kind of romantic films make more money at the box office but if you look back in the past, you would find that it is the sad kind of romantic films that you remember more fondly. So, we thought why not put a list of sad kind of romantic films. The films that leave you with a lump in the throat when they end.

#1. In the Mood For Love (2000)

Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.

#2. Amour (2012)

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple’s bond of love is severely tested.

#3. Before Sunset (2004)

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse’s book tour.

#4. Lost in Translation (2003)

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

#5. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

#6. The Painted Veil (2006)

A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

#7. Blue Valentine (2010)

The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.

#8. Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

Adèle’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

#9. Once (2007)

A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

#10. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

The Fault In Our Stars | Official Trailer: Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them — and us — on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.
Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

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