Everyone enjoys a good romantic film. They make us all feel warm and fuzzy on the inside, at least till the popcorn and Milk Duds high wears off. Our minds had moved on by then, so we never thought of those romances.

What was Richard Curtis attempting to say in Love? Is it okay to send secret love letters to your newly married best friend's wife? Will your husband ultimately cheat on you because of younger mistresses? Is it appropriate to call Martine McCutcheon fat even though she isn't? Who gives a damn: it's (primarily) entertaining; that is the only commendable Christmas film within the last 15 years, and the airport-dash ending smoothes over all the rough edges. Plus, the closing scene of Bill Nighy and the manager will undoubtedly overheat a frozen heart!

But if we did, we might realize just how messed up those romances are. As an example...

In Captain America: Civil War, Steve Rogers finally kisses his neighbor, Sharon. SHE'S HIS DEAD GIRLFRIEND'S GRANDNIECE. His previous girlfriend from

In The Breakfast Club, Claire and Bender fall in love after sharing a few hours in detention. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS IN THEIR FUTURE. Bender suffers fro

In Skyfall, Severine is a former sex slave who never feels safe. SO BOND SNEAKS UP ON HER IN THE SHOWER. Later, Bond stands idly by as Severine gets s

As a human, Uhura acts based on emotion, while Spock is your typical emotionally unavailable Vulcan. IT'S GOING TO BE A DISENGAGED RELATIONSHIP: If th

In The Legend of Korra, Varrick and his assistant Zhu Li end up marrying. HE'S A SPOILED EGOMANIAC AND A BAD BOSS. Varrick cares about nothing but his

In Failure to Launch, Paula gets a chance to confess her love for Tripp. BY HAVING HIM KIDNAPPED. Tripp's friends and family happily go along with the

Bridget Jones' boyfriend punches her ex -lover and attempts to drown him in a fountain. WHICH MAKES HIM A CRIMINAL. Beating the heck out of someone is

In Dances With Wolves, John Dunbar and Stands With A Fist meet as captives of the Sioux and end up together. THEY MARRY OUT OF STOCKHOLM SYNDROME Like

Tony Stark and Pepper Potts have had a romantic relationship for nearly a decade. SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN HIS PLOYEE. At first she's his personal assistan

In Liar Liar, Jim Carrey hijacks an airport stair car and prevents an airplane from taking off. HE SHOULD BE FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES. Instead, his zan

In The Little Mermaid, Ariel gives up everything she knows to be with someone she just met. THIS IS IDENTITY ANNIHILATION. This relationship is doomed

In Meet Joe Black, Claire has sex with Death. IT ONLY GETS WORSE, SOMEHOW. Death happens to be roving around in a fresh human corpse, so there's a nec

In Revenge of the Nerds, Lewis wins over the girl of his dreams by performing oral sex on her. WHILE MPERSONATING HER BOYFRIEND. His technique is SO g

In Starman, an alien crash-lands on Earth and romances a woman named Jenny Hayden. HE'S USING THE BODY OF HER DEAD HUSBAND. Jenny initially resists hi

At the end of Spider-Man 2, Mary Jane runs in slow motion to Peter Parker's doorway. SHE LEAVES HER FIANCE FOR HIM. There is no indication that the du

In The Notebook, Noah has known Allie for five minutes when he makes a decision: HE VOWS TO STALK HER FOREVER. His efforts to WOO her include suicide

In The Terminator, Kyle Reese travels back in time to protect Sarah Connor. And to score with her. HER UNBORN SON SETS THEM UP. Reese informs Sarah th

In Ocean's Eleven, Tess leaves Danny because she can't overlook his being a criminal. UNTIL HE ROBS HER BOYFRIEND. No matter how charming you are, rob

Edward and Vivian are a couple at the end of Pretty Woman. THEY'RE TOGETHER FOR THE MONEY. At that point he has already paid her for sex, and the only

In The Mask Of Zorro, Elena tries to kill Zorro, and they swordfight. HE ENDS UP STRIPPING HER CLOTHES OFF. He forcibly kisses her, disarms her, then

Lucy from While You Were Sleeping pretends to be engaged to Peter, a man she hasn't met. THEN BECOMES ENTANGLED WITH HIS BROTHER. Lucy deceives Peter'

Frank Martin, The Transporter, discovers that a package he's delivering contains a woman, Lai Kwan. THEY START A KIDNAPPING BASED ROMANCE. Frank kee

Vision and Scarlet Witch regularly schedule secret sexy getaways. SO, HE GOT HIMSELF A DICK? To make sex work, Vision would need the penis that Ultron

In The Time Traveler's Wife, Henry and Clare meet when they're in their 20s. BUT SHE KNEW HIM SINCE CHILDHOOD. Henry learns that Clare has been drawin

In Twiligh, Bella is 17. Edward is 108. HOW MANY BELLAS HAVE THERE BEEN? Really, why is this man still going to high school? What could he possibly be

In Wonder Woman we're told that Diana knows about sex, SO her romance with Steve Trevor won't seem weird. SHE LEARNED EVERYTHING FROM BOOKS. Steve is
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