What Are the Best Movies with Unhappy Endings?

American Beauty 1 of 16

Sometimes a movie is just so incredible that even an unhappy ending can't ruin the fun. That's definitely the case for 'American Beauty,' in which a myriad of striking visuals and thought-provoking social commentary culminate in -- spoiler alert -- the untimely death of the lead character.

Click through for some more quality films with not-so-happy endings! Warning: More spoilers lie ahead. Tread carefully.