Bridget Jones’s Baby opens Friday, and as many humiliating situations as Jones (Renée Zellweger) has been through, there’s still one more guy who adores her in the sequel. The comedy pits uptight, gorgeous English Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) against smooth, gorgeous American Jack (Patrick Dempsey) in the battle for pregnant Bridget’s heart.
This isn’t the first time Jones’ bewitching charms have claimed two men at once. Returning actors Firth and Zellweger are both veterans of the love triangle movie—when the main character has to choose one of the two people who are obsessed with them before the credits roll. The scenario is older than Shakespeare, and usually, it’s the obvious choice vs. the rich guy, but some love triangle movies ring truer—like when they toy with the challenges that many of us face in matters of the heart. (It’s rare to see two rivals carrying a woman at the same time a la Bridget Jones’s Baby.)
To get you ready for Bridget’s third go-around with two dashing suitors, here’s our list of ten of the most memorable movie love triangles.