Leading ladies we loved in fatal attraction films

Jan 15, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. ET

Everybody adores a beautiful love story.

Two perfectly matched, gorgeous people beating all odds and conquering obstacles to be together is pretty much what Hollywood is made of, but how many times can we watch The Notebook before we realize it's warping our perceptions of our own romantic relationships? Not to mention ooey-gooey chick flicks can start to get predictable and formulaic after a while.

On the other hand, if a lusty, love-filled, steamy affair gives way to obsession, threats and psychological warfare, now that's got our attention. Add in a couple of bodies that can't quit and we're sold.

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Here are our favorite leading ladies kicking some major booty, all in the name of love, of course.

1. Jennifer Lopez in The Boy Next Door

Jennifer Lopez

Image: Universal Pictures

It's impossible to watch the trailer for upcoming The Boy Next Door without having "Jennifer Lopez is flawless" running through your mind the whole time. Ryan Guzman of Pretty Little Liars fame isn't too hard on the eyes either.

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2. Reese Witherspoon in Fear

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Who could forget how awkward that roller coaster scene was in this '90s classic? This movie should come with a label that reads, "Warning: Do not watch with your parents."

3. Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction

Glenn Close

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Close is the definition of psycho in the granddaddy of all stalker films.

4. Beyoncé in Obsessed


Don't mess with Queen Bey.

5. Rebecca De Mornay in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

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It's all fun and games until you breastfeed someone else's baby.

6. Kathy Bates in Misery

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With fans like these, who needs enemies?

7. Alicia Silverstone in The Crush

Alicia silverstone

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Before she was Cher, Silverstone was a seriously creepy little 14-year-old stalking Cary Elwes. Here's a little trivia: Reese Witherspoon was also in consideration to play the lead role, but Silverstone was ultimately cast in the part, which was her film debut, according to IMDb.

8. Erika Christensen in Swimfan

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In Swimfan, Christensen took jersey-chasing to a whole new level.

9. Julia Roberts in Sleeping with the Enemy

Julia Roberts

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Roberts may have faked her own death in this one, but her fight was far from over.

This post was sponsored by The Boy Next Door.

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