Let’s Not Make It A Movie Night: 10 Flicks That Could Break Up Your Relationship

December 6, 2012  |  

Movies are a wonderful thing. They transport audiences to faraway places and long-forgotten time periods. They speak to our deepest emotions and make love and wonder seem possible. Those are great things, right? Not exactly. For every woman whose heart soars at the very thought of The Notebook, there’s a dude stewing over that ripped, muscular bastard (Damn you, Ryan Gosling!). There’s plenty of romantic movies that make dudes cringe, but which movies are so sweet, so incredible, so romantic or so hot that they could push a relationship over oblivion’s edge? Allow us to break it down for you.

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Titanic

Before there was The Notebook there was Titanic. From Leonardo DiCaprio grasping onto a surprisingly thick Kate Winslet on the bow of the ill-fated ship to their very hot sketch session before they get it on for the first time, Titanic set a whole new bar for romantic gestures. And men far and wide discovered a hatred for James Cameron. Sure he contributed to the man canon of film with Terminator and The Abyss, but showing homegirl getting some romance from that blue-eyed hot piece of tail? Now all of a sudden wifeys worldwide want that level of adoration from their men. Menfolk cringe.

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The Notebook

The reigning champ of all things romantic. The bane of R. Kelly’s marriage. The Notebook has got to be one of the most sickeningly romantic stories to ever sprout out of the mind of Nicholas Sparks. And while every woman with a uterus and a heart absolutely melted at the 1940s love affair between Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton, every man has come away from the flick less than pleased by all the movie romance — except for one. And that man is R. Kelly who claimed in his 2012 memoir, “Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me,” that after he finished blubbering over the movie’s heart-wrenching final minutes, he realized that his marriage to dancer Andrea Kelly “had died.” Damn you, Ryan Gosling!


Magic Mike

Honestly, Magic Mike should just be a placeholder for any movie with Channing Tatum. If that bundled of hot man meat doesn’t get you all hot and bothered (and send your boo into an envious little tizzy) I don’t know what will. And if that isn’t bad enough for your not-as-muscular mate, Magic Mike also features some additional nakedness courtesy of Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Adam Rodriguez and Joe Manganiello. If you want to play nice girlfriend and not make him completely insecure, make sure your man is out of the house if you’re going to pop this one in the DVD player.


Dirty Dancing

Now Dirty Dancing is a personal favorite, but still a relationship offender on a number of fronts. Let’s see. Hot location? Check. Even sexier leading man (what up, Patrick Swayze)? Check. Killer dance moves? Check, check, check. The minute Johnny lifts Baby up out of that lake, it’s game over. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t want a man who could toss us around with ease like that (I’m looking at you, again, Ryan Gosling). But alas, not all men are cut out to lift their ladies and prance around oh so sexily. And if your man is already getting on your nerves, his lack of Swayze swagger could put a final nail in that relationship coffin.


Love & Basketball

An oldie but a goodie, Love & Basketball‘s relationship-crushing appeal comes in the film’s final minutes. The sight of Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps ballin’ it out to decide their future together was not only heart-melting, but a scene that every on-the-low tomboy wanted to replicate with her man. Not to mention sticking it to Tyra Banks in the process. We’ll count that as a win! And damn, if staring at Omar Epps’ hotness for more than 90 minutes doesn’t make you start reconsidering your choice of companion, I don’t know what will.


The Wedding Singer

Fellas know they’re in for it when their lady watches a movie where any leading man busts out with the original hot fire. The minute a man starts belting out a love ballad, no matter if it’s slightly out of tune or a little ill-conceived, women swoon. So it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that The Wedding Singer is making this countdown of potential relationship ruiners. Sure Adam Sandler isn’t really a stud, but his genuine adoration and love of Drew Barrymore will make any lady swoon and make her just a bit more resentful if her boo isn’t as sweet.


Pretty Woman

Another classic romance, Pretty Woman gave us a hooker with a heart of gold (and no pimp) and a dapper businessman who, get this, fall in love. Though most viewers probably didn’t relate that closely to ho-ed out Julia Roberts, we can guarantee they fell all over themselves the minute Richard Gere flipped open that little felt box to reveal ruby and diamond awesomeness. Cha-ching! And ladies you’re lying if you didn’t look at your man and wonder if he’d swung by the jewelry store lately. Hell, if Richard Gere can shell out some cash for a street walker, my man can too!

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Friends With Benefits

This movie was chock full of 20-something swexiness. With two ridiculously likeable actors (Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake) at the forefront, Friends With Benefits is a pretty self-explanatory film. It poses the question of whether a man and a woman can carry on a sexual relationship without any emotional attachments. Novel concept. Not so novel a concept when those two fall in love. But for any dude who was hoping to keep pressing his luck with a friends with benefits setup this movie certainly slaughtered that dream.


Brown Sugar

OK, so couple of problems with this movie but the main one is it stars Taye Diggs, who inevitably will cause every woman to drool uncontrollably and every man to become green with envy. He’s a man with undeniable charisma and the way that he interacts with Sanaa Lathan will make anyone weak in the knees. Fellas, you catch your lady staring at you with a disappointed gaze … you’ll know why.


Showgirls

Enough said.

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  • tlynne

    What up Patrick Swayze? Uh you do know the man is deceased right?

  • MissBEL88

    I do not understand this list…Love & Basketball is one of the greatest love stories I’ve ever seen & one of my fave movies (no offense to Titanic’s romantic storyline) =[ it never appeared to be a “relationship breaker movie”–it had equal eye candy for the guys and girls & it was a relatable story…

    I don’t see any of the movies on this list being relationship breakers or whatever (still SMHing over the terrible Showgirls…REALLY?!), but just an individual’s opinion on certain movies, is all. LOL

  • MissBEL88

    I do not understand this list…Love & Basketball is one of the greatest love stories I’ve ever seen & one of my fave movies (no offense to Titanic’s romantic storyline) =[ it never appeared to be a “relationship breaker movie”–it had equal eye candy for the guys and girls & it was a relatable story…

    I don’t see any of the movies on this list being relationship breakers or whatever (still SMHing over the terrible Showgirls…REALLY?!), but just an individual’s opinion on certain movies, is all. LOL

  • Wait, Showgirls? Why? im so lost…

  • Candacey Doris

    The only one of these movies i like is pretty woman. And if you’re breaking up over this you might have already had issues.

  • Ambitious12

    Friends with benefits is a rip off of no strings attached its like the same thing and magic mike that’s a joke

    • actually, its the other way around… No Strings Attached was a rip off of Friends with Benefits…

      • Ambitious12

        No strings attached came out before friends of benefits

  • Say What?

    If your relationship is breaking up over any movie that doesn’t surprisingly involve your man and Kim Kardashian, Superhead and all the other hoes of the world then y’all already had problems.

  • Donut

    Haha! Magic mike aint breakin nothin up! She watches that movie, gets randy, and before the end credits roll, abracadabra! we’re making our own magic!

  • sammi_lu

    “From Leonardo DiCaprio grasping onto a surprisingly thick Kate…” (scratches head) What’s up with that last part? Why couldn’t Leo be surprisingly scrawny?

  • chanela

    wait why the hell is magic mike there? are you serious? do you know how many rated R movies show nothing but tits and naked women on the regular? forreal? us women can’t have ONE damn movie where we aren’t forced to stare at other ATTRACTIVE naked women?

    whenever men do get naked in movies then it’s always somebody that nobody wants to damn see. smh

    if a relationship isn’t ruined over pirahna 3D,the player’s club,monster’s ball,showgirls,and pretty much every rated R horror movie, then that guy is ridiculously immature if hes mad over magic mike!

    btw they is way more female nudity in that movie than male. all we see is manbutt.smh

    • thanks,chanela(cute name). my sis and i wanted to watch it.