A variant of the FallingInLoveMontage where the love in question is in the past. Sappy music is playing while all of the wonderful scenes are shown from the now severed relationship, as the person in question realizes how good he had it.

Contrast with FallingInLoveMontage and SadTimesMontage. If the person has a particular item or keepsake of their lost love's that they kept, this may become a CradleOfLoneliness.

When the character watches home videos of their past life, see HappierHomeMovie, which is closely related. See also TroubledBackstoryFlashback.

[[AC:Anime and Manga]]
* Princess Ogen Iga and Danjou Koga in ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}: Kouga Ninpu Chuu''. Even moreso in the anime, where the a good chunk of the first episode shows how they fell in love as youngsters but were tragically separated [[spoiler: until their last battle and deaths]].
* ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'': Most of the first movie is a montage of Tomoki and Hiyori being close in the main series. [[spoiler: before everyone's memories of her were erased. He ends up remembering her because he kept her bells hair decoration]] .

* ''Film/{{Emma}}'': The 1996 ITV telefilm has one of these when Emma finally realizes her love for [[spoiler:Mr. Knightley]], even including a very [[EmpathicEnvironment appropriate rainstorm]].
* ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' features one showing the Paris relationship between Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lund [[spoiler: Laszlo]].
* Used in ''Film/{{Once}}''. The music is particularly wistful.
* Used in the film of the musical ''Film/{{Rent}}'' during Roger's song "One Song Glory" to tell the story of his first girlfriend, April, without Mark's aside to the audience explaining their relationship. The montage shows April and Roger weeping together over the results of her positive HIV test, while in the original musical, Mark informs the audience that April merely left Roger a note saying "We have AIDS" before [[DrivenToSuicide committing suicide.]]
* A variant in the film ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'': After he discovers she's had her memories of him erased following a bad break-up, Joel initially wants to erase his memories of Clementine as well. As he relives his memories of her in backwards order as they're erased one by one, however, he realizes that they had a lot of happy times together and tries to stop the erasing process going on in his mind.
* Used at the end of the BBC "Scene" programme's ''Two Of Us'' from 1987. Teenaged Matthew watches the train on which his boyfriend Phil is leaving with his, Phil's, girlfriend, and has a series of flashbacks of his and Phil's happy times together. [[spoiler: In the version which was cut so as not to seem too gay-positive, this is it; in the original version, it turns out that Phil wasn't on that train after all, because he shows up immediately afterwards.]]
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' features something similar: Eddie Valiant looks over photographs of a happier past with his late brother Teddy and Dolores.
* ''{{Film/Scrooge 1970}}'' gives this to Scrooge and his ex-fiancée Isabel during the song "Happiness": we see them sharing an {{Old Fashioned Rowboat Date}}, a picnic, an archery contest, and the carriage ride during which he proposed.

[[AC:Live Action TV]]
* Inverted in ''Series/FamilyTies''. Alex has one of these, when Ellen leaves to get engaged. The only thing is Alex and Ellen hadn't yet dated at this point. He was dating her roommate, but was falling in love with Ellen.
* Subverted in ''Series/That70sShow''. Kelso starts crying over breaking up with Jackie, but all his memories are of Jackie insulting him. Still, as this was what most of their relationship was based on, he was pretty visibly sad.

* The Music/OrangeRange song "Sayonara" uses a Lost Love Montage during the refrains as a way for the widow to reflect on her husband.

* In the musical ''Theatre/{{Brigadoon}}'', after Tommy and the town of Brigadoon have seemingly vanished forever from each other, he is seen talking with his fiancée in a New York bar, and her words accidentally become song cues in his mind, bringing up visions of the townspeople of Brigadoon and his lost love Fiona.

[[AC:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' shows this between [[spoiler:Flint and Hinawa]] almost immediately after news of the latter's death.
* Short one appears in one ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' trailer.
* This can happen in ''VideoGame/{{Tomodachi Life}}'' when two mii break up with fitting sad music.

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. The song "When We Didn't Get Along" accompanies flashbacks of fighting after Perry the Platypus [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything gets dumped by]] his [[FoeYay nemesis]] Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}'': Mr Smarty-Smarts experiences on after Octo-Cat leaves him "Of Masters and Minions". Of course, all of the scenes involve him and Octo-Cat attempting to conquer Keepaway Island.