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    16 Movie Couples Who You're Pretty Glad Didn't End Up Together, No Questions Asked

    Who else was relieved when Julianne and Michael from My Best Friend's Wedding didn't get together?

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which movie couples they're soooo glad broke up and didn't live happily ever after. Here's what they had to say:


    1. Mia and Sebastian from La La Land (2016)

    Mia and Sebastian looking at each other one last time in his jazz club at the end of the movie
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    "I hate to say I’m glad it happened, but I was. Mia and Sebastian loved each other, but not enough to me. They both wanted a dream career so badly, and I never really felt like they respected each other's goals and dreams and wanted to bring them together. Plus, I didn't like how in their 'fake happy ending,' Sebastian had to give up his dream of owning a jazz club for Mia to become a successful actor."


    2. Will and Skylar from Good Will Hunting (1997)

    Skylar crying and asking Will to tell her that he doesn't love her
    Miramax Films

    "The whole breakup scene was devastating. I cry every time I watch it, but I'm relieved for them when their relationship is over. Will's character had a lot of trauma to work through. They were in completely different places, and not ready to be in a relationship."


    3. Brooke and Gary from The Break-Up (2006)

    Brooke yelling at Gary in their apartment, telling him she deserves someone who cares about her
    Universal Pictures / Via

    "It’s not that I didn’t like them as a couple — it’s just that their story was more true to real life. Sometimes you really do love a person more than anything, but it just doesn’t work being in a couple with them."


    4. Jenny and Nate from Someone Great (2019)

    Jenny and Nate laying in bed towards the end of their breakup
    Netflix / Via

    "There are moments when you think Jenny and Nate might get back together, but by the end, you realize that while the relationship made them both better, it was just holding them back."


    5. Elio and Oliver from Call Me by Your Name (2017)

    Elio and Oliver saying goodbye to each other at the train station at the end of the movie
    Sony Pictures Classics

    "Elio and Oliver needed to break up in the end. They were both at very different stages in their personal developments. At their best, it was an unhealthy dynamic, and they needed to grow apart."


    6. Elle and Warner from Legally Blonde (2001)

    Elle breaking up with Warner at the end of "Legally Blonde" after he comes crawling back to her

    "I'm glad Elle got together with Emmett because she deserved a lot better than Warner! He was never going to fully love her since she wasn't 'smart enough' for him and 'good enough' for his family. So, it made me glad that Vivian eventually dumped his ass and eventually became good friends with Elle. He was trash."


    7. Stony and Keith from Set It Off (1996)

    New Line Cinema

    "They obviously didn't break up in the traditional way, but that phone call at the end was all I needed. Like, only a couple words were spoken, but it was enough for Stony to let him know that she was safe, and even though they still cared about each other, they knew they'd probably never be able to see each other again. As a viewer, you make peace with that as they do, and I think that's really cool."


    8. Julianne and Michael from My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

    Julianne anxiously introducing Michael to George at the tuxedo shop
    TriStar Pictures

    "I reallllly didn’t want Julianne and Michael to end up together, and I was so relieved when they didn't. They were horrible for each other."


    9. Emma and Adèle from Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

    Emma and Adèle kissing in the middle of the street
    Wild Bunch

    "They were deeply unhealthy for each other, and needed to find their true selves without being stuck together in a relationship. I'm very glad they broke up."


    10. Astrid and Michael from Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

    Michael is worried about Astrid moving out of their apartment, but she reminds him she owns 14 apartment buildings, so she'll happily stay in one of those
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "Michael was a cheater and a toxic husband. It was painful to watch Astrid deal with his infidelity, and it all happened just because his wife made more money than him. He was the worst."


    11. Sarah and Karl from Love Actually (2003)

    Karl and Sarah standing next to each other near the entryway in Sarah's home
    Universal Pictures

    "You spent a lot of the movie rooting for them to be together because it was clear they had a connection, but in the end, I'm kind of glad they didn't end up together. Sarah didn't have the time for Karl, and I don't think their relationship would have been what either of them wanted or deserved."


    12. Samantha and Smith Jerrod from Sex and the City (2008)

    Samantha breaking up with Smith at their home in LA, telling him she loves him more than their relationship
    New Line Cinema / HBO Films

    "One of the few good things that happened in the Sex and the City movie was when Sam broke up with Smith. I loved when she told him: 'I love you, but I love me more. I've been in a relationship with myself for 49 years, and that's the one I need to work on.' It was simply iconic."


    13. Savannah and Kenneth from Waiting to Exhale (1995)

    Savannah dumping Kenneth at lunch, telling him she deserves better and that he's the scum of the earth
    20th Century Fox

    "When I watched Waiting to Exhale for the first time, I desperately rooted for Kenneth to leave his wife for Savannah. But when I rewatched it as an adult, I knew she deserved SO much better than a married man. Savannah was a successful woman in the TV industry who knew her worth, and by the end of the movie, she told Kenneth exactly that. They were 100% better off without each other."


    14. Holly and Daniel from P.S. I Love You (2007)

    Holly hugging Daniel at Yankee stadium in the middle of the winter
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "I really liked that Holly ended up single at the end of P.S. I Love You. Her relationship with Daniel seemed too forced, and she needed to be alone to discover her true, authentic self."


    15. Deena and Curtis from Dreamgirls (2006)

    Deena recording "Listen" in the studio while Curtis looks on in surprise and disgust
    DreamWorks Pictures

    "I'm glad they broke up, if only just for Beyoncé belting out 'Listen.' What an amazing scene!"


    16. And Summer and Tom from 500 Days of Summer (2009)

    Tom and Summer laying down on a bed at Ikea
    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    "The movie is from Tom’s perspective, so it’s easy to sympathize with him and believe his warped ideas about the relationship, but if you actually listen to Summer, you realize the relationship wasn’t what she needed. It was better for her to be with someone else."


    Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

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