Have you recently gone through a bad breakup or know someone who has? Do you need cheering up but you’re trying to avoid soppy films and TV shows? Then read on to find out what are the best films to watch after a breakup.
(500) Days Of Summer
500 Days of Summer is about Tom, a greeting card writer who’s girlfriend suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together and finds out what his passion is and what he wants from life. Even though this is a sad movie, it goes to show you don’t need to be with that guy you’re hung up on. So what are you waiting for? Grab some ice cream and your bestie to watch it! This is one of the best films to watch after a breakup.
Bridget Jones’ Diary
Even though Bridget Jones ends with happiness, it just goes to show you haven’t found your Mr. Darcy yet. Bridget Jones is a must for any occasion, happy or sad. There are now three films, cantered around Bridget’s life and how unhappy she is with her job and relationships. She finds Mr. Darcy but the evil Daniel Clever stops Bridget in her tracks with his sleazy charm. You’ll find your Mr. Darcy; you just have to kiss a few Clever’s first.
Bridesmaids is one of those feel good movies you can laugh over and over at. You can watch it countless times but still laugh when they all have diarrhea. Full of friendship and revenge, this film will have you in fits of laughter. It’s about a group of women who are asked to be bridesmaids but the brides’ best friend gets jealous of her new bff. Grab the tissues – not for sadness, just in case you piss yourself!
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Now, this is a sad one but it’s all about soul mates, love and rediscovery. Clementine, Joel’s ex-girlfriend, goes through a procedure to erase their relationship from her mind, and Joel does the same thing. This film is all about how, if you’re meant to be together, it will happen. Perfect for any heartbreak and reassurance you need going through a breakup.
The Notebook is everyone’s favourite story about Noah and Allie’s relationship. Allie’s parents don’t approve of Noah and when he goes off to war, Allie moves on without him. When he comes back, it’s obvious there’s still something between them. You will need the tissues for this movie – it’s perfect for anyone who needs a gentle nudge in order to let their feelings flow out. Plus, who wouldn’t say no to watching Ryan Gosling undressed in the rain?
Fried Green Tomatoes
An oldie but Goldie, this film is about undying friendship between two women. Kathy Bates stars as Evelyn, a housewife whose life is dull and her husband doesn’t pay her any attention. Evelyn meets Ninny, an old lady at a nursing home and she begins to tell her a story about friendship. This story starts to inspire Evelyn to change her life and the two of them become inseparable. If you’re looking for a film that’s going to take your mind off your relationship crisis, then look no further and bring out the popcorn. It’s going to be a wild ride.
Even though The Holiday is set around Christmas time, it’s still a feel good movie about self discovery, travel and finding your true passion. Two women swap houses for the Winter and end up falling in love/having commitments in different countries. It’s a funny, lovable film that will be sure to take your mind off things and get you excited about the holidays at the same time. This is one of the best films to watch after a breakup.