8 tragic love stories in movies that broke our hearts

Some love stories are never happy. Other films culminate in the first kiss, the first “I love you,” or even a marriage proposal. Or they detail how a once-thriving relationship was torn apart by a breakup or divorce.



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With ugly tears, plentiful tissue boxes, and heavy spoilers, these are some of the most tragic love stories in film. Considering the death of one or both of the protagonists in the film is inevitable, whether the audience sees it coming, or is only apparent in hindsight.

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Jack and Rose – “Titanic”

James Cameron’s The epic disaster movie seduces fate throughout its run time with a few cheeky lines about the world’s first unsinkable ship. Leonardo DiCaprio Jack Dawson was a poor artist who won a boat ticket Titanic at the last second. Kate Winslet Rose DeWitt Bukater sails with her future fiancé, the wealthy and arrogant Cale Hockley (Billy Zane).

Although they were only together for a few days, the romance between Jack and Rose soon blossomed, spurned by Rose’s looming marriage.Jack represents the freedom that Ross aspires to and pursues Titanic Sinking, the few survivors rescued, she takes his name and finds herself free at last.

Ellie and Jackson – “A Star Is Born”

Allies (Lady Gaga) and Jackson’s (Bradley Cooper) relationship breaks down almost as fast as it binds together.In this fourth recap A star is born In the story, Ally is an unknown genius who is stumbled upon by Jackson, a seasoned and well-known country rock star. He put her under his wing and they developed a relationship. Then Ally’s fame exploded, quickly overshadowing Jackson’s when she became her own.

Jackson has struggled with alcohol and drug addiction, culminating in some embarrassing public appearances. Ellie’s reputation begins to suffer from her association with him, and so does their relationship. Jackson hanged himself for relapse, hanging himself after becoming convinced he was stopping her, leaving much of his life and music unwritten.


Christian and Satina – “Moulin Rouge”

In the first few lines of the film, Satine’s death is no longer a secret. Taking one of the most famous cabaret shows in Paris, Christian (Ewan McGregor) is a penniless writer who is captured by the show’s star Satine (Nicole Kidman) in this jukebox musical. For the patronage of the Duke (Richard Roxburgh), Christian and Satine improvise a stage musical to win new clients and revive the Moulin Rouge.

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Satina is caught in a love triangle between the duke who just wants to have her and Christian who is in love with her, while she suffers from severe symptoms of a deadly disease. The show had to go on, and Satine ended up only having Christian for a moment. As the successful Moulin Rouge show came to a close, she died in his arms, fulfilling her dream of becoming a “real actress.”


Jack and Ennis – “Brokeback Mountain”

Brokeback Mountain Tragedy hangs over the characters throughout the story, worthy of every Oscar. Set in the 1960s, Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ennis (Heath Ledger) trapped in the hard work of herding sheep around Wyoming’s veritable mountains. The two became intimate, and while not particularly romantic, their boss immediately discovered the relationship.

The rest of the film spans years of stolen nights on Brokeback as both men get married and start families, neither of them fully satisfied, wondering “what if” things had changed. Debris from the happy ending is still on the horizon, until Ennis finds out that Jack has been murdered and is found. It ends with a tearful question, “what could be” and Ennis announces to move on with life.


Romeo and Juliet – “Romeo + Juliet”

There is no love story more iconic and tragic than Juliet and her dear Romeo.exist Buzz LuhrmannAdapted in 1991 William Shakespeare’s In the game, the Montagues and Capulets are rival gangs, not rival families, led by DiCaprio and Claire Danes People who meet at a masquerade.

With some minor changes to script settings and character names, the adaptation is largely faithful to Shakespeare’s original, especially where the titular characters are involved. Romeo, believing that Juliet was dead, committed suicide in desperation. When Juliet wakes up and sees Romeo is dead, she shoots herself and the two become costly victims of a feud between the family.

Maria and Tony – “West Side Story”

Another Romeo and Juliet between rival gangs is a big departure from the traditional tragedy, which sets it apart from many spinoff adaptations. 1961’s west side story The rival gangs, the Jets and Sharks, compete with each other over class and cultural differences. At the center of it all is Maria (Natalie Wood) and Tony (Richard Bemer).

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Despite being loyal to the gang and having social differences, the two fall in love, but tragedy inevitably ensues. Tony’s fate wasn’t sealed by a depressing lie, rather than a doomed, ill-timed miscommunication, and Maria was killed. Tony desperately searches for Maria’s killer, and just as the two reunite, Tony is shot and dies in her arms.


Hazel and Gus – “Our Star’s Fault”

A book about a child with cancer and the movie it’s adapted from really only ends one way. Hazelnut (Shailene Woodley) was sent to a cancer support group, where he met Gus (Ansel Elgort), in remission of his own cancer. The two share their favorite book, with Hazel clearly reflecting her own situation, leaving an abrupt and unsatisfactory ending. Seeking answers and a better ending, Hazel and Gus searched Amsterdam for the book’s author.

The author, a grumpy man, has no satisfying conclusion for her, but the two try to make the most of their trip, with Gus revealing that his cancer has returned and is terminal. Gus quickly succumbed, he accepted his fate, and the ending was tearful and bittersweet, which was no miracle for the brief draw of life.


Gatsby and Daisy – “The Great Gatsby”

Bazluhman’s third tragic love story, and DiCaprio’s third tragic character, Gatsby (DiCaprio/Robert Redford) and Daisy’s (Carey Mulligan/Mia Farrow) relationship was far less romantic than Gatsby thought. 1974 and 2013 adaptations F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classics are mostly faithful to the stories in the books. After returning from World War I and making a fortune for himself, Gatsby is determined to rekindle his relationship with Daisy, who is married and has a daughter.

Gatsby throws a big party, hoping she’ll hang out and buy his house, just because it’s across the bay from Daisy’s, trapped in a past life, and believing his wealth is enough to win her heart . The two meet again, and Daisy is overwhelmed by Gatsby’s success — only his. After Daisy’s reckless driving accident, Gatsby is shot and quickly abandoned by Daisy and all his lavish party guests, who never think about their hosts.

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