#7 Wild (2014)
“Here’s some questions I’ve been asking myself. What if I forgive myself? What if I was sorry? What if I could go back in time? I wouldn’t do a single thing differently. What if all those things I did were the things that got me here?”
Based on a true story, Wild is a movie about failures, loss, struggles, self-discovery and triumph. Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) decides to find herself after a downward spiral resulting from her mother’s death and a failed marriage. With the aim of getting her life back on track, Cheryl starts hiking the Pacific Crest Trail without any outdoors experience. As she faces challenges, both internal and external, she finds out who she truly is as a person and what life has in store for her.
#8 Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
“Would you like to pick out the outfit you break up with me in?”
Composer Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) is devastated after his girlfriend, TV star Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), dumps him. To deal with the breakup, he goes on a Hawaiian vacation only to find out that Sarah and her new boyfriend (Russell Brand) are staying in the same hotel. As things get weird, a beautiful hotel clerk Rachel (Mila Kunis) comes to his rescue. This is a sweet and funny film that shows you no matter how bad it gets, you can always get over a breakup.
#9 Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
“You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, you have a shot at a silver lining.”
Healing your broken heart doesn’t get prettier than this. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) goes back to his parents after losing his wife and his job. He wishes to reunite with his wife but first he needs to rebuild his own life. Soon he meets the beautiful Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) who promises to help him reconnect with his wife only if he agrees to do something special for her. Silver Linings Playbook is a highly enjoyable road to recovery from heartbreak.
#10 The Wedding Singer (1998)
“You’ll know when you meet the right girl because it’s not how you feel about her it’s how she makes you feel about yourself.”
Perhaps the cutest movie on this list, this romcom will make you laugh and get inspired to move on at the same time. Wedding singer Robbie (Adam Sandler) gets his heart broken when his fiancé dumps him at the altar. He loses all hope until he meets the gorgeous Julia (Drew Barrymore) who recruits him to plan her own wedding. Now he must win her heart before Julia gets married. This just goes to show that we find true love only after our worst breakups.
Want more? Well, here’s my bonus list just to help you get over your bad breakup–
- The Parent Trap (1998)
- Legally Blonde (2001)
- The Notebook (2004)
- John Tucker Must Die (2006)
- How to Be Single (2016)
- Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
- High Fidelity (2000)
- Blue Valentine (2010)
- Celeste And Jesse Forever (2012)
- 500 Days of Summer (2009)
So that was my must-watch list of the best breakup movies that you need to watch to start moving on.
Movies are therapeutic
Breakups not only affect us emotionally, but it can also impact our physical and mental health. This is why the sooner you start the healing process and embark on your journey to regain your life, the better it will be for you. But you know that already.
So use your new-found freedom and time and watch these amazing movies to get started. Laugh, cry, scream and eat. Do whatever you need to get it your of your system. But once your done, get a shower, put on your best clothes, get out there and live your life as amazing as you can.