#2) The Terminator
Hey, Kyle Reese goes back in time because he fell in love with her photo, and he dies to save her. And consider he got sent to the 1980s, the decade of awful fashion and worse pop music. That’s love, right there.
#1) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Simultaneously a science fiction film and one of the most honest movies about relationships ever made. A lot of this rings painfully true if you’ve ever been in a rocky relationship. The movie so precisely dissects so many problematic relationships at once, you have to see it a few times to really get the sense of it.
And, hey, doomed tragic romance is great for Valentine’s Day!
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