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.
Natural Born Killers Movie Poster
Natural Born Killers
Based on 20 critics

Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis are two young, attractive serial killers who become tabloid-TV darlings,... Read More

Heathers Movie Poster
Based on 19 critics

Veronica (Winona Ryder) is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of... Read More

Crash Movie Poster
Based on 22 critics

"Crash" is about the strange lure of the auto collision, provoking as it does the human fascination with... Read More

The Silence of the Lambs Movie Poster
The Silence of the Lambs
Based on 19 critics

Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford (Scott... Read More

The Shining Movie Poster
The Shining
Based on 12 critics

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping... Read More

Mulholland Dr. Movie Poster
Mulholland Dr.
Based on 35 critics

A dark-haired woman (Laura Elena Harring) is left amnesiac after a car crash. She wanders the streets... Read More

Blue Valentine Movie Poster
Blue Valentine
Based on 42 critics

Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. To the... Read More

The War of the Roses Movie Poster
The War of the Roses
Based on 17 critics

After 17 years of marriage, Barbara (Kathleen Turner) and Oliver Rose (Michael Douglas) want out. The... Read More

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