Heartbreak For Valentine’s Day: 14 Tearjerkers To Get The Waterworks Flowing

Ah, Valentine’s Day, the day of lovers and love and all things bright and beautiful.

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And while it’s nice to breathe a sated sigh for love found and happily ever afters, there is also something to be said for bittersweet love. You know, the love that cracks, breaks, is all too brief and fallible.

So, if you’re looking for a self-indulgent pity party or sobfest on Valentine’s Day, here are some possible entertainment picks.

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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

The sickbed is always a go-to tragic trope. And as emotionally manipulative as it is, who can resist the burgeoning love of two young cancer patients?


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Titanic (1997)

Yeah, yeah, we all knew how this one was going to end. But that doesn’t mean that you’re not hoping against hope that Jack and Rose can survive the icy waters of the North Atlantic.

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Rogue One (2016)

Love in a time of war is always a kicker to the solar plexus. Goodbyes, uncertainties, subsuming personal feelings to duty. Oh, this Star Wars prequel is a palpable ache in if only.

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Miss Potter (2006)

When two soulmates find one another, we want so much for this to just be the happily ever after. Oh, so much hope. And then, it all falls apart. And you might just find yourself wailing at the screen.

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Ghost (1990)

Death does seem to put a damper on happily ever afters. Especially when it’s an abrupt, violent, all-too-soon death. And your ghost refuses to let go, to leave your love behind.

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