What happens when love and finances collide in a big-budget Hollywood movie?
Hilarity ensues. Or tragedy.
Either way, it's a boon for movie lovers and screenwriters.
Some of the most famous romantic movies -- from the tear-jerkers to the rom-coms -- also demonstrate some pretty powerful truths about the joys and perils of mixing love and money. Even if some of the lessons are totally unintentional.
And reel life is a lot more forgiving than real life. Some fictional couples have a chemistry that keeps us rooting for them until the closing credits. All while realizing these two are in for a rude shock when they eventually exchange "I dos" and open a joint checking account.
Watch six of the most popular romances, and here's what you can glean from the big screen about mixing love and money.