ByAndriel Wilson, writer at Creators.co
GOD is my everything. Little things make me smile=) . Stories reach my heart. Truth stretches my mind.

SPOILER WARNING:

This post contains mostly spoilers, so if you hate spoilers and probably haven't seen the movies on this list, do not continue reading or read with great caution. Otherwise, keep on reading and enjoy !

Everyone loves a great love story and of course every love story has its rough points but they couple usually ends up happy. Well, every now and then that is not at all the case but everything kind of just ends tragically or its just more bitter then it is sweet. Well here is my list of 8 of those very painful love stories.

1. Augustus & Hazel (The Fault in Our Stars, 2014)

It's beautiful because:

To see such young people deeply in love with each other, "through thick and thin; in sickness or in health" it was so pure and refreshing. Augustus was such a gentleman and an amazing guy that I think any dad would be glad for their daughter to be with him, he truly pursued and loved Hazel. And Hazel wasn't a naive and immature girl, she was a young woman and she observed who Augustus was and she loved who he was and was there for him. They lived their lives in a very honest and passionate way because they knew how important life was and what also wasn't important in life because of how close they were to death.

It's painful because:

Besides those who read the book, I think most watchers were expecting Hazel to be the one to die, which already was sad, but everything turned and it ended up being Augustus whose cancer came back ferociously and he died. Everything spiraled downward for them but their love remained the same and may have even grew stronger in their last days together. They experienced and lost so much individually, so when they finally came together, it was like they were who each other needed, but they lost each other. I don't know what part was more sad, the eulogy scene in the church, Augustus's ambulance ride with Hazel there, or the call in the middle of the night where Hazel was told he died.

2. Julianne and Michael (My Best Friend's Wedding, 1997)

Its beautiful because:

You see how best-friends can fall in love and be great with each other. In most movie's you see the guy best-friend falling in love with the girl best-friend and she's completely clueless. However in this movie, the tables turn and it was the girl holding back from confessing her love. This time though, they weren't young teens or in there early twenties but they were grown adults.

Its painful because:

Julianne took too long and went with all the wrong options which resulted in Michael going on and marrying Kimberly (Cameron Diaz). She was a great friend, but she was terrible at being loving or loved. She had to let him and all she wanted go. Now there's the two ideas left. One being that: sometimes you can take too long to make the decision you know you should and you end up hurting your own self. The second thing being that: maybe things don't happen in your life because they aren't meant to be, its not because you screwed up or took to long; but everything happens as it does because that was the way it was orchestrated, you couldn't do anything.

3. Nick and Brooke (Before We Go, 2015)

It's beautiful because:

You get to see how two complete strangers, with completely different lives become like best-friends and fall in love over the course of one very long and personal night. That seems to some really ridiculous and unrealistic, but as you watch the movie, you do get to see how Nick and Brooke both become very open and honest with each other about their lives and themselves. They both just see each other clearly in one night, when for some, it takes many dates and many conversations over a while to know each other. This movie is officially one of my favorites. It shows how much the average person does not want you to see who they really are or how simple it can be to just get to the center of the heart of a person, yet how hard it can be and take so long.

It's painful because:

You see how dear Brooke and Nick become to each other but she still ends up leaving because it was the right thing to do. Nick even confesses his love to her in the sweetest way, but he doesn't hold her back from leaving. You want to see them together but it just doesn't end up that way. It leaves you off wondering if they will ever meet again or not.

4. Tyler and Ally ( Remember Me, 2010)

It's beautiful because:

The love story between Tyler and Ally is very raw and passionate. They are two damaged people that meet and begin to fall for each other. They become so open with each other and give their relationship everything they can. It's beautiful to see! But family issues and secrets come up and try to tear them apart and causes them to separate for a time, but at the same time, it starts to produce the necessary healing they each need for their own person issues. After a while, you see the silver lining but before things play out in the end for them to be together again and give the viewers that satisfaction, everything falls apart.

It's painful because:

It turns out that Tyler is in his dad's office planning to meet him before he sees Ally, and we see him looking out the window of this large tower. We also see Tyler's sister at school and her teacher writes the date on the chalkboard and its September 11, 2001! Tyler is in one of the Two Towers as they are attacked and Ally knows he was going there and she and their families see the buildings collapsing and the families are in tears and you hear sirens and people screaming. Throughout the whole movie, the idea that the setting was around the time of 9/11 was not a thought until the very end where it was revealed. I felt so much shock and pain from that because it was a very bold move for that to be a set up for this movie, because that was a real and tragic event in America. As well, speaking in less important terms, if that was made clear early on, I could've been at least prepared for what tragedy could happen to these beloved characters and this relationship I was routing for. It all made me realize too that for some people, that was their story, and it wasn't a movie but it was their real life, which was an amazing thing to be reminded of as well.


5. Peter Parker/Spiderman and Gwen (The Amazing Spiderman, 2012 and The Amazing Spiderman 2, 2014 )

They deserve a GIF instead!
They deserve a GIF instead!

It's beautiful because:

Gwen and Peter are like the young couple everyone wants to be and they have the young, yet real love that everyone wants. Gwen is intelligent, classy, and sweet, while Peter is super nerdy, cute, and brilliant. However he has a pain in his life over his parents leaving him to his aunt & uncle, and also happens to have superpowers and be a hero called Spiderman. They have the perfect young love story, but with a big superhero twist. Gwen and Peter went through a lot of ups and downs in there relationship. From first meeting and Peter keeping his secret that he's Spiderman, to him dealing with his uncles death, to him revealing to Gwen who he is and causing problems with Gwen's Cop father who didn't like Spiderman. Eventually Gwen's father found out in his last moments that Peter was Spiderman and he made him promise to stay away from his daughter, which Peter did, but could no longer manage to do because of Gwen and his dear love. No matter what did happen, Peter and Gwen loved each other and found their way back to each other. Within the second movie, it was the same ups and downs of managing being Spiderman and a boyfriend and a regular kid with a parent/loved one who worries. With Gwen and Peter having graduated and moving in different directions, and the rise of a super-powered psychopath, Electro (Jamie Foxx), they began to separate from each other but still found themselves back together again in the midst of all the chaos.

It's painful because:

In the ending of the second movie Gwen (against Peter's wishes and better judgment), shows up on the scene and helps Spidey defeat Electro. However the Green Goblin/Harry (Dane DeeHan) shows up out of nowhere and takes Gwen onto a high building and drops her down the tower. Thankfully Spidey catches her and ties the web to a rail, but as he fights The Green Goblin he causes the metal to cut against the web. This results in Gwen falling and Spidey shooting to catch her, but her head hits the concrete too quickly and she breaks her neck.

Spiderman has lost his parents, his uncle, and his sweet girl Gwen in the exact way that her father feared and he feared himself. They went through so much loss together, and the ups and downs of their relationship. It's only when things finally start to look bright for the couple, the worst things hit them. I, to this day, still struggle to watch the last The Amazing Spiderman movie because it hurts pretty bad to watch it all the way through. knowing what comes in the end, Gwen's death- another deep pain and loss for Peter.

6. Ben and Emily (Seven Pounds, 2008)

It's beautiful because:

You see how sacrifice and love go hand in hand. Of course Ben wasn't selfless with just Emily, but he was selfless with many others. But He gave his heart to Emily in every sense of the phrase. Emily had a bad heart and she was going to die very soon, but in the end he gave his healthy heart to her for her to live. Now that is love. Including what he had gone through previously with the loss of his wife in an accident because he wasn't paying attention to the road. He blames himself, and he is a really broken man, but he still found love again when he met Emily.

It's painful because:

Ben, obviously, ends up dying. No one wanted him to die but it was one of those things where everyone watching the movie knew it was going to happen at some point. And the way it happened with him in the tub at that hotel, putting the jellyfish in the water, which stung him to his death, it was pretty excruciating to watch. Another reason it was painful was because of imaging what Emily had thought and had gone through herself after Ben had died and gave his life for her and so many others even. As we find out he gave his eyes to the blind man, Ezra (Woody Harrelson), and she's sees them and is overwhelmed at the end of the movie. It's all so bittersweet.


7. John and Savannah (Dear John, 2010)

It's beautiful because:

Their actual "being together" might have fallen apart, but their love was true and stayed through everything. Through war and only being able to write letters to communicate, through their arguments and hurts, the love was there. And even though they weren't in a relationship for a long time, likely longer then when they were together, at the movies end they do meet again later in life. This is what gives us hope for them after all.

It's painful because:

There was so much that tried to tear them apart and that eventually did. Savannah loved John but he was at war, which alone was hard, but they stayed together through it all. But John drafted again for a longer time and it put a bigger strain on their relationship, which resulted in the end of it. She ended up marrying Tim because he needed someone to care for him and his son because he had cancer and she did care for them in every way, but she loved John and John loved her. Even after John's dad died and he came back home, and Tim had passed, the love they had was still there rooted deeply. But they couldn't be together.

8. Gatsby and Daisy (The Great Gatsby, 2013)

It's beautiful because:

Gatsby built a mansion across a large lake from Daisy's mansion just with the hopes that maybe one day she would crossover to meet him. Which she did and he loved her madly. He went through so much just to show her his love and how badly he wanted to be with her. He wanted nothing more then to make her happy and be with her.

It's painful because:

Daisy was married already to Tom (Joel Edgerton), who was a loser. Which put a big stop on any relationship between her and Gatsby developing (or at least happening the right way). Tom ended up framing Gatsby for a murder that he didn't commit. It was Tom who killed George's (Jason Clarke) wife in a accident, and Daisy never fessed up. Instead she just went and ran away with her husband. And this framing resulted in Gatsby's death. He was in his home, getting out of his pool, and was shot point blank by George. Gatsby was in love with a stupid, beautiful fool who betrayed him, even though he had all the love in the world for her.

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