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24 Times Rom-Coms Made Us Say "Damn, That's Dark"

Love Actually's Joni Mitchell CD scene will never not be heartbreaking.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community what uncharacteristically dark rom-com moments really caught them off guard — here's some of what they said.

 🚨 There are spoilers for lots of rom-coms ahead, so  scroll with caution!! 🚨

1. When Ben had sex with his wife while his girlfriend was hidden in the closet in He's Just Not That Into You.

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2. The timeline in Sliding Doors when Helen died.

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3. The moment Karen discovered her husband's affair in Love Actually.

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4. The "who deserves the last brownie" scene in Notting Hill.

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5. When Nicki found Erin's suicide note in What Women Want.

6. When Tim went back in time to say goodbye to his dead dad in About Time.

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7. Gareth's sudden death in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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8. When Vivian was almost sexually assaulted in Pretty Woman.

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9. When Olive's fake date forced himself on her in Easy A.

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10. When Amy's dad died unexpectedly in Trainwreck.

11. When Jenna realised she ruined her chances with Matty in 13 Going On 30.

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12. The dark origins of the curse in Penelope.

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13. When it was revealed that Meryl cheated on Paul in Did You Hear About the Morgans?

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14. The scene in To All the Boys I've Loved Before when Lara Jean opened up about losing her mum.

15. When Emma died suddenly at the end of One Day.

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16. The scene where Elle was propositioned by her professor in Legally Blonde.

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17. When Nick's mum told Rachel she wasn't good enough for him in Crazy Rich Asians.

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18. The scene where Rosie miscarried in What to Expect When You're Expecting.

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19. The violent end to the scene where Mark was confronted in The Other Woman.

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20. In Forgetting Sarah Marshall, when Sarah spoke to Peter about his depression.

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21. When Rosie's dad died in Love, Rosie.

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22. When Darcy discovered that her fiancé and best friend were having an affair in Something Borrowed.

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23. Abbie's fate at the end of Irreplaceable You.

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24. And finally, the strange and unsetting ending of 50 First Dates.

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