Tomorrow we'll finally be able to see what all the fuss was about. 'Blue Valentine,' Derek Cianfrance's drama featuring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams as a dysfunctional married couple watching their once strong union crumble, opens in theaters and has been through the ratings wringer. It is, by all accounts, a heartbreaking film that plays as real.

We thought chronicling other dysfunctional movie "couples" would be cool -- but the idea of finding ones that were as grounded in reality as 'Blue Valentine' seemed a little depressing for this time of year. So, we went in a slightly different and more over-the-top direction instead. Now, submitted for your approval, are seven of our favorite dysfunctional couples. Feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments section.

Beware of spoilers.
The War of the Roses
R1989
Based on 17 critics

Rich couple (Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner) divorce, but both get the house. Read More

Natural Born Killers
R1994
Based on 20 critics

Bloodthirsty young lovers (Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis) become instant celebrities. Read More

January 17, 2017
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Heathers
R1989
Based on 19 critics

Quirky teen lovers (Winona Ryder, Christian Slater) topple trio of too-cool Heathers. Read More

Crash
NC-171997
Based on 22 critics

A man (James Spader) and wife get thrills from car accidents. Read More

Blue Valentine
R2010
Based on 42 critics

A couple (Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams) cannot halt the downward spiral of their marriage. Read More

The Silence of the Lambs
R1991
Based on 17 critics

An FBI agent (Jodie Foster) uses one murderer (Anthony Hopkins) to catch another. Read More

January 8, 2017
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The Shining
R1980
Based on 10 critics

Writer (Jack Nicholson) goes mad with wife (Shelley Duvall), son (Danny Lloyd) at snowbound hotel. Read More

December 10, 2016
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Mulholland Drive
R2001
Based on 34 critics

An actress (Naomi Watts) helps an amnesiac woman (Laura Elena Harring). Read More

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