Looking for something romantic to watch with your Valentine’s Day date?Steer clear of anything on this list.
1. “Fatal Attraction”
Where love goes wrong: Dan’s affair with Alex turns scary when Alex develops a serious (and deadly) obsession with him.
The moment love dies: Alex kills Dan’s daughter’s pet rabbit and leaves it boiling on the stove.
2. “Basic Instinct”
Where love goes wrong: Homicide detective Nick starts to fall for the seductive Catherine, who happens to be the lead suspect in his murder investigation.
The moment love dies: Rock star Johnny Boz reaches his climax when he’s stabbed to death with an ice pick during sex.
3. “Blue Valentine”
Where love goes wrong: After a romantic courtship, Cindy and Dean’s marriage slowly and painfully falls apart.
The moment love dies: Dean shows up drunk at the clinic where Cindy works, starting a fight that gets Cindy fired.
4. “Rosemary’s Baby”
Where love goes wrong: Rosemary is raped by the Devil and forced to give birth to his child, thanks in part to the machinations of her husband Guy.
The moment love dies: Guy helps drug Rosemary, watches her rape, then lies and tells her he had sex with her while she was unconscious.
Where love goes wrong: Officer Steve Burns goes undercover as a gay man to find a serial killer targeting men in leather bars.
The moment love dies: The killer’s victim is tied up and stabbed repeatedly; the murder is intercut with graphic footage of anal sex.
6. “What’s Love Got to Do with It”
Where love goes wrong: The marriage between R&B superstars Ike and Tina Turner goes bad when Ike becomes an abusive drug addict.
The moment love dies: Ike starts domineering Tina and flying into jealous rages. It’s all downhill from there.
7. “Little Children”
Where love goes wrong: Trapped in unhappy marriages, Sarah and Brad find themselves getting lost in a sexually charged affair.
The moment love dies: As Brad is prepared to run off with Sarah, he injures himself and asks for his wife as he’s taken to the hospital.
Where love goes wrong: Ben cheats on his girlfriend Amy with Madison, only to learn that Madison is dangerously unbalanced.
The moment love dies: Madison floods Ben’s inbox with emails, then shows up as his house for an awkward meeting with his mom.
9. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
Where love goes wrong: Prisoners in a miserable marriage, George and Martha inflict their bitterness on houseguests Nick and Honey.
The moment love dies: After hours of verbal barbs, George actually tries to strangle Martha, calling her a “murderous bitch.”
10. “Match Point”
Where love goes wrong: Chris falls for his friend Tom’s fiancée Nola, and they begin an affair even as Chris marries Tom’s sister Chloe.
The moment love dies: Desperate to keep his affair from Chloe, Chris shoots Nola, who is pregnant with his child.
Where love dies: Hugo plants a seed of doubt that leads to a tragic conclusion for OJ and Desi in this update of Shakespeare’s Othello.
The moment love dies: When Desi decides to lose her virginity to OJ, he imagines her having sex with Michael Cassio and brutalizes her.
12. “Chuck & Buck”
Where love goes wrong: Buck is obsessed with his childhood best friend Chuck, who has repressed their adolescent experimentation and has a girlfriend.
The moment love dies: After endless uncomfortable prodding, Buck convinces Chuck to sleep with him just to put an end to things.
13. “Revolutionary Road”
Where love goes wrong: Once a happily married couple, Frank and April have found suburbia suffocating; they turn to alcohol and infidelity to escape.
The moment love dies: Desperate to leave, April attempts to give herself an abortion and ends up dying from complications.
Where love goes wrong: Social outcast May can’t find love until she turns to murder to assemble the perfect companion.
The moment love dies: Turned on by a scene of cannibalism in a short film, May bites Adam’s lip during a bloody makeout session.
15. “Play Misty for Me”
Where love goes wrong: Disk jockey Dave finds himself entangled with Evelyn, whose borderline personality disorder quickly turns violent.
The moment love dies: Frustrated and confused, Evelyn attempts to kill herself while Dave watches in horror.
Where love goes wrong: Where doesn’t it? Anna, Dan, Larry, and Alice cheat on one another, a lot. They also lie constantly.
The moment love dies: Dan pretends to be Anna while having cybersex with Larry to set Anna and Larry up.
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