Breakups are something we all go through and are pretty much unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t absolutely awful.
Losing someone, even if it’s for the better, can feel like the worst pain in the whole world especially right after.
One of the best ways to begin your healing is through understanding your emotions, and one of the best ways to do that is by turning on a breakup movie.
Maybe you want to cry your eyes out, maybe you just want some after-breakup inspiration, or maybe you want to watch some type of revenge-filled film—there are so many options to fulfill what your heart might need right now.
Here are 10 films VALLEY recommends to watch after going through a breakup.
Someone Great tells the story of a woman who is trying to live her life again after a hard breakup with her long-term boyfriend of 9 years. From wanting to text her ex to seeing him in person, this movie is unquestionably relatable. The main character, Gina Rodriguez, is putting herself back together again with the help of her best friends and some Lizzo.
‘He’s Just Not That Into You’
This movie tells the story of a bunch of different couples, all with different love stories. Something they all have in common though is the stress it takes to get back into the dating world. This movie will have you crying, laughing and maybe a bit of yelling at the screen.
‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is definitely unlike any other type of break-up movie. You watch the main character, Peter Bretter played by Jason Segel, hit rock bottom when his movie star girlfriend dumps him for someone else. He then travels to Hawaii and the rest unfolds there. With stars like Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russel Brand, Bill Hader and Jonah Hill, this movie will have you simultaneously cracking up and possibly crying once or twice.
‘500 Days of Summer’
500 Days Of Summer is a movie that’ll definitely hurt a little—or a lot. It goes through a couple’s entire relationship until eventually, they break up. It’s a perfect example of how you can’t force someone to love you, no matter how hard you try. It’s a sweet turned sad story that’ll surely have you crying.
This movie doesn’t really need an explanation. Elle Woods gets dumped, gets into Harvard Law School to get him back, then finds a much better guy. Get over them, finds better and finds herself. Be Elle Woods.
‘Call Me By Your Name’
This movie will make you cry your eyes out, but it shows you how two people fall in love, then grow apart. It’s probably the worst kind of movie-watching pain you might feel, but it’s nice to get those tears out.
‘Silver Linings Playbook’
Bradly Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence give a great performance trying to mend their broken hearts all while falling in love with one another. This movie hurts so good.
‘John Tucker Must Die’
Three different girls simultaneously find out that they’ve all been cheated on by the same guy– John Tucker. To get back at him, they use the new girl at school to break his heart. This is a must-watch especially if you’re going through a bad breakup.
‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’
Steve Carrell receives the worst kind of heartbreak when his wife cheats on him and tries to find himself again, with the help of Ryan Gosling of course. With a couple of twists and turns, you’re never positive of what’ll happen next, but you’ll probably love every minute of it.
This movie might hit a little close to home, especially being titled “The Break-Up,’ but it’s a great watch. It shows the relationship of a couple who lives together even after they break up, and each of them trying to everything in their power to get the other to move out. It’s a great reminder of how important it is to appreciate the other person, and leave when it’s not being reciprocated.
Let us know @VALLEYMag what your favorite go-to breakup movie is!