relationships The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup

Ann Casano
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What is the best movie to watch after being dumped? You’ve been dumped, that’s probably why you’re here. Don’t worry: you are not alone. Maybe you’re already looking to move on, or perhaps you’re still in sweatpants, surrounded by Ben and Jerry’s Hazed and Confused. Either way, this is the perfect place to start your journey to happiness. Movies can be the elixir to whatever ails us. These are the best movies to watch to get over a breakup.

Getting over heartache is not easy. The various films on this list serve several different purposes. Some movies are for the beginning stages of a breakup. Perhaps we’re not quite ready to move on, and all we want to do is cry. Look no further than classic weepies like Beaches and Steel Magnolias.

Then, there are the movies like (500) Days of Summer and Silver Linings Playbook that give us hope that there are more fish in the sea. We will meet someone else who is just as spectacular, or with any luck, even better than our ex.

Need some inspiration? How about a good underdog story? Rudy and Rocky will make you raise your arms in glory. If little Rudy Ruettiger can actually get on the field for a football game at Notre Dame, think about what you can do.

Also on this helpful list are the movies that are just there to make us laugh. Heck, Old School may even inspire you to get off the couch and go streaking in the quad.

Be sure to upvote for your favorite movies to get over a breakup. Don’t see the film that helped you move on? Feel free to add it to the list.
 

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell Sally Field

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(500) Days of Summer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
(500) Days of Summer Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly Chloë Grace Moretz

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The First Wives Club is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
The First Wives Club Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn Heather Locklear

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Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu Quentin Tarantino

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Forgetting Sarah Marshall Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell Russell Brand

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Silver Linings Playbook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Silver Linings Playbook Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro Bradley Cooper

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy Paul Rudd

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He's Just Not That Into You Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Connelly

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Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch Ali Larter

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The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
The Wedding Singer Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler Steve Buscemi

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My Best Friend's Wedding Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts Paul Giamatti

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Old School is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Old School Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg Will Ferrell

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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu Renée Zellweger

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John Tucker Must Die Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush Brittany Snow

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst Jim Carrey - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
High Fidelity Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen Jack Black - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Rocky is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier Burgess Meredith

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The Sweetest Thing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
The Sweetest Thing Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate Jason Bateman

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Swingers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Swingers Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn Jon Favreau filmography - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Say Anything... John Cusack, Jeremy Piven Joan Cusack

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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling James Garner

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell Ben Stiller

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Rudy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Rudy Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin Jon Favreau filmography

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Notting Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Notting Hill Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin Mischa Barton

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Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Annie Hall Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver Christopher Walken

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
How Stella Got Her Groove Back Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett Danny Glover

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My Super Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
My Super Ex-Girlfriend Uma Thurman, Anna Faris Wanda Sykes

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Beaches is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Beaches Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik Barbara Hershey

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Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Steel Magnolias Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton Sally Field

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A Walk to Remember Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller Daryl Hannah

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Closer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Closer Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts Jude Law

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Before Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Before Sunrise Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy Adam Goldberg

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Sliding Doors is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Sliding Doors Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeanne Tripplehorn John Hannah

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Leaving Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Leaving Las Vegas Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay Elisabeth Shue

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Mud is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Mud Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey Sarah Paulson

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Lovely and Amazing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies to Watch When Getting Over a Breakup
Lovely and Amazing Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Mortimer Catherine Keener