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10 Movies About Dysfunctional Romantic Relationships

As much as moviegoers love old romantic comedies with a happy ending, couples with a decadent relationship or unconventional means of confessing love always fantasize about a handful of audiences.

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Whether it’s exceptionally attractive romantic couples or ignoring red flags with passionate demonstrations of love, the film’s dysfunctional couples highlight the innate flaws in humans. Films like this stand against films with an optimistic view of the love affair: the many destructive relationships depicted on screen give audiences an adrenaline rush while proving that love doesn’t always win.

“Natural Born Killers” (1994)

Having the same relationship goals can lead to a stronger relationship: Mickey (Woody Harrelsonand Mallory KnoxJuliette LewisThey actually share the same goals – to commit as much human violence as possible.

After a cute reunion moment like an ’80s family sitcom, Natural killers (1994) follows the Knox couple as they go on a killing spree. Ultimately, the serial murders caught the attention of an equally serious investigator and the media, which glorified their malicious actions. The 1994 American crime film also sparked controversy with the real-life media by claiming that it inspires copycat crime.

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“Possession” (1981)

One of the underrated gems of the horror genre, Property Sees the relationship between international spy Mark (Sam Nealand his wife AnnaIsabelle Adjani), and break up, with the latter being suspected of having an affair. The truth isn’t always in plain sight as she displays increasingly bizarre behaviors that suggest the paranormal may be on top of Anna.

When the audience is not expecting, Property It transforms from a typical commentary on failed marriages into a physical horror movie that objectively satiates the relationship landscape that has turned into anxiety and separation.

“Birds Without Names” (2017)

Sticking to an idealized version of romance isn’t always the best. Unable to distance herself from her abusive ex-boyfriend, Toako (u oiShe engages in a hollow fling while idly living with a fifteen-year-old man, Genji.Sadao Abewho worships her. Towako’s life takes an unexpected turn when she discovers that her toxic ex-boyfriend has been missing for five years, and she suspects Genji of being responsible.

While keeping viewers on the edge of their seats as to the real culprit, nameless birds (2017) is a Japanese mystery thriller film that provides insight into victims of abusive relationships, which plays a self-punishment cycle.

“Eternal Sunshine of a Clean Mind” (2004)

Jim Carrey He sheds his comedic skin and turns into one of his best dramatic film roles. Carrey plays Joel, a heartbroken man who knows his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) underwent an operation to remove his memories from hers. Joel decides to follow in her footsteps, but soon regrets his decisions when his love for Clementine remains strong.

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Besides the gorgeous, chameleon-like Winslet, the 2004 sci-fi romance is fueled by an unabashedly optimistic view of a pessimistic relationship. This relationship is doomed to renew over and over again due to the amazement at the couple’s fond memories.


“Damage” (1992)

Erotic psychological thriller directed by Louis MaliAnd the ruin Overseeing the moral collapse of respected British politician Dr. Stephen Fleming (Jeremy Irons), when he becomes romantically involved with his son’s fiancé, Anna Barton (Juliette Binoche).

As evidenced in one of the film’s quotes: “Affected people are dangerous. They know they can survive,” the love between Fleming and Barton is socially taboo while simultaneously interfering with the audience’s moral compass. This movie offers a guilt-filled thriller and pulls no effort into assessing the effects of a toxic relationship with other loved ones.

“Bitter Moon” (1992)

What happens when love becomes too emotional and too consuming? It shatters and burns, deeply represented by bitter moon.

Thrilling romantic drama revolves around two couples, Nigel (Hugh Grant) and Fiona (Kristen Scott Thomas), who make up an ordinary couple, but are bored with the non-adventurous spirits in the romance department. On the other hand, Oscar (Peter Coyote) and Mimi (Emmanuel SenerOver the years, our love affair has weathered devastating bouts of jealousy, daring sexual exploration, and countless reconciliations.

“Gone Girl” (2014)

Fan favorite “Cool Girl,” Amy Dunne (Rosamund PikeAnd her revenge on her cheating husband NickBen Affleck) will not be greatly missed. the girl is gone Initially portrayed as a white suburban wife and ideal woman, Amy gradually reveals her true intentions behind her alleged kidnapping while cementing her status as one of cinema’s beloved heroes.

Both Amy and Nick strive to be a better version of themselves, pretending they aren’t. When they fail to keep up with their romantic photos, Amy and Nick seek to destroy each other in sickness and health.

“Heathers” (1989)

I’m tired of John Hugheshigh school optimistic romantic comedies, Heathers It’s a flick of some black comedy and anti-Valentine’s Day sentiment. After the arrival of new student JD (Christian Slater), high school student Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder) breaks away from her populist clique and gets involved in a series of murders staged as teen suicides.

Members I mean girls (2004) and lost children (1987) would share a mutual admiration for the teen film for its timeless quality and clever account of archetypal high school drama. Not to mention the unconventional but undeniable attraction between two lovebirds, JD and Veronica, which redefines “toxic relationships.”


“Happy Together” (1997)

“Let’s start over,” Ho Po-Wing said (leslie cheung) to Lai Yiu-Fai (Tony Leung) in the midst of their countless disintegration and the consequent reconciliations.

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Under the close supervision of a prominent Hong Kong manager Wong Kar WaiAnd the happy together (1997) turns a devastating same-sex relationship into a poignant story of romantic redemption. By residing in a land isolated and surrounded by aliens, the sense of longing for the other is strengthened to the point where all hostilities and betrayals of the past are overlooked against the familiar intimacy.

‘Tie me up! Bind me! (1989)

One look at the title reminds us of one fifty gray faces (2015), but Pedro Almodóvar Dealing with the pleasures and dangers of Stockholm Syndrome offers much more than the superficial acts of sadistic masochism.

I recently got out of a mental hospital, Tie me up! Bind me! He sees Ricky as unstable but deceptive (Antonio BanderasAttempting to kidnap Marina OsorioVictoria April), Porn actress turned actress with whom Ricky once had an intimate relationship. Amid all the racy sequences and a twisted love story, the 1989 dark rom-com offers some laughs given the awfulness of its plot.

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