Shakespeare said it best: “The course of true love never did run smooth.” Far too many romance films choose to deny this fact, though, letting their characters off easy with picture perfect endings. While watching couples skate through movies relatively unscathed may be satisfying for some, others (read: us) may enjoy some good old-fashioned conflict.
That’s exactly what is found in these 10 films, which are rich with drug deals gone wrong, duplicitous partners, and disastrous mistakes that can never be taken back. While some relationships survive these hurdles, others go up in flames— often literally. Consider yourself warned.