The 10 Best Movies After A Bad Breakup

The 10 Best Movies After A Bad Breakup

Here is my go to breakup playlist of movies starting from a bitter sting to the healing effects of empowerment.

There’s nothing like a film to mend a broken heart. Sometimes you need to cry, laugh and hurt to work things through. It’s going to get worse before it gets better, but it WILL get better. Movies can aid in the emotional recovery post breakup and inspire you to move on. Here is my go to breakup playlist of movies starting from a bitter sting, sulk, to the healing effects of empowerment.

10. (Bitter Sweet) The Great Gatsby

This classic tale by Scott Fitzgerald explores the beauty and tragedy of the American dream in the roaring 20’s. Filled with current music and beautiful visuals you’ll find yourself rooting for Jay Gatsby and his passionate, yet unrealistic romance. The movie leaves you with a bitter sweet sting, and memories of unrequited love.

9. (Confusion) 500 Days of Summer

Our favorite new girl Zooey Deschanel and man crush Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in this classic boy meets girl love story. When girl decides she’s not as in love as she once thought, the hopelessly romantic Levitt goes on a journey to come to terms with heartbreak. The movie takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride from heartbreak to humor, and leaves you pondering what IS love anyway?

8. (Anger) Kill Bill Series

After being left for dead on her wedding day by a group of assassins hired by her ex-lover bill, the bride goes on a man hunt, killing one by one all who murdered her wedding party and her unborn child. The wacky Tarantino film has Asian cultural influence, revenge, and badass women power. This movie will fuel your fire and maybe pump you up to work off your anger in the gym. The best revenge IS a strong body!

7. (Villains are Created Not Born) Maleficent

This new twist on a Disney classic shows the becoming of a young fairy into one of Disney’s most villainous characters. The fairy tale is not exactly how you remember it. Tainted by love and her wings cut from her body by her first love Maleficent curses the young sleeping beauty. Little known she grows to love and care after the young Aurora, and once again becomes a heroine. The movie will leave you upset and angry at first, but as you see Maleficent's heart melt, and fall in love once more, yours will too.

6. (Hot Mess Stage) Bridget Jones’s Dairy

Bridget Jones’s life is a mess. When she thought she had it all, the perfect man turns out to be far less than perfect. In hopes to pull herself together she starts a diary and works towards peace in her chaotic life. Finding life and love to be tougher than she thought, you will laugh and cry with her as she finds her destiny. The only thing better than being a hot mess is watching someone else be an even bigger one.

5. (Self-discovery) Eat Prey Love

When life gets hard, travel. As you find a little light left in your heart you start to grow the courage to heal yourself, and grow as a person. Sometimes that growing takes a big change, like a trip around the world change. Finding out that her marriage is a mess and her career a shamble, a woman goes on a journey of healing and self-discovery. She feeds herself, she finds spirituality, and learns how to love life again. At the end of the movie you will be looking up retreats in Bali, I guarantee it!

4. (Fight for yourself) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Despite mixed reviews, the movie remains in the top 10 best feel good movies of all time. Walter Mitty, a meek man afraid of getting out of the comfort zone, thinks he’s found “the one”, but he can’t get the courage to talk to her seeing that he has nothing to talk about. Entering adulthood, he realizes he has given up a lifetime of adventure to work in the basement of the LIFE magazine, editing stories about adventurers and hero’s he has always wanted to be. When he loses the negative of the magazine's most important photo, he goes out of his comfort zone to find himself, save the paper, and get the girl. Life is about courage and embracing the unknown, this movie will make you believe you can.

3. (What’s Next?) Austenland

The world’s biggest Jane Austen fan goes on an inclusion retreat to relive her favorite authors life. With no luck in love, and really no luck at all, she embarks on a hilarious regency acting vacation to learn why the love in books is not the love she finds in her own life. With plot twists and Austen packed quotes, this movie is perfect to lift the spirits and give hope when you feel there is no one out there for you.

2. (I deserve a better, healthy love and won’t settle for less) Pride and Prejudice

You keep reminiscing about your ex. You’re not sad anymore, not angry, you found who you are, and yet something isn’t right yet. We romanticize those we love, even if they are not right for us. The Jane Austen classic follows literature's first independent female heroine as she supports her family, and refuses to settle for less. She’s stubborn, witty and intelligent, but when she opens her eyes and sees her own stubbornness blinded her from what she deserved and the truth, she finds love. The ultimate romance movie, Elizabeth Benet inspires girls to be true to themselves, and never settle for less.

1.(Who run the world, GIRLS!) Legally blonde

Elle Woods just got dumped, BUT WHY? Is it because she’s too blonde, too pretty? Now ex-boyfriend Warner says it’s because she’s just not smart enough. As he takes the LSAT and enters Harvard law school Elle has an idea, she will prove she’s good enough for him. She skips the parties to study and gets into Harvard on pure ingenuity, but once there she still has a lot to prove. All pink and sparkles the other law students don’t believe she deserves to be there. One of my favorite movies of all time Legally Blonde inspirers viewers to work hard, and most of all, believe in yourself.

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To The Parent Who Chose Addiction

Thank you for giving me a stronger bond with our family.


When I was younger I resented you, I hated every ounce of you, and I used to question why God would give me a parent like you. Not now. Now I see the beauty and the blessings behind having an addict for a parent. If you're reading this, it isn't meant to hurt you, but rather to thank you.

Thank you for choosing your addiction over me.

Throughout my life, you have always chosen the addiction over my programs, my swim meets or even a simple movie night. You joke about it now or act as if I never questioned if you would wake up the next morning from your pill and alcohol-induced sleep, but I thank you for this. I thank you because I gained a relationship with God. The amount of time I spent praying for you strengthened our relationship in ways I could never explain.

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Thank you for giving me a stronger bond with our family.

The amount of hurt and disappointment our family has gone through has brought us closer together. I have a relationship with Nanny and Pop that would never be as strong as it is today if you had been in the picture from day one. That in itself is a blessing.

Thank you for showing me how to love.

From your absence, I have learned how to love unconditionally. I want you to know that even though you weren't here, I love you most of all. No matter the amount of heartbreak, tears, and pain I've felt, you will always be my greatest love.

Thank you for making me strong.

Thank you for leaving and for showing me how to be independent. From you, I have learned that I do not need anyone else to prove to me that I am worthy of being loved. From you, I have learned that life is always hard, but you shouldn't give into the things that make you feel good for a short while, but should search for the real happiness in life.

Most of all, thank you for showing me how to turn my hurt into motivation.

I have learned that the cycle of addiction is not something that will continue into my life. You have hurt me more than anyone, but through that hurt, I have pushed myself to become the best version of myself.

Thank you for choosing the addiction over me because you've made me stronger, wiser, and loving than I ever could've been before.

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You've Heard Of 'How To Be Single,' But Let's Talk About 'How To Be Romantic'

For some of us, it takes work to be cutesy and romantic.


Okay, I'm probably the least romantic person anyone has ever met. Not to say that I'm a bad girlfriend or that I'm not caring. I just find love in simple things like knowing what to order for them at restaurants, doing their laundry, planning unique dates, or cooking for them. It's not that I'm opposed to being arduous, I've just never been a chocolate and flowers kind of girl. I'm more of a Mongolian hot pot and "let's walk across the Brooklyn Bridge!" kind of girl. I appreciate some effort, tailoring something to fit a person's idiosyncratic personality or general spontaneity, not how flowery something looks. Not saying that I'm not feminine, I'm just my own entity, so to speak, and that translates into my love life. Needless to say, I thought I should learn how the other half lives, so I've challenged myself to take a course on being a classic/hopeless romantic just to understand how others think and who knows I might change some of my habits!

1. Leave notes

I think it's a really cute and simple idea that I will try to do because it makes everything very personal.

2. Write them a poem

I've had this done for me but I've never actually done it, because believe it or not, I didn't like to read or write poems up until this year.

3. Cuddling

Okay, so I'm not a cuddler, I have no idea why — it's more or less a personal space and attachment issue, I guess. I love hugs though! I guess I just have to be in the mood to cuddle and at times I can be. Other times it just makes me nervous.

4. Dedicate a song to them on the radio

It seems like the people on the radio that do this are crazy in love and honestly, to be able to have the ability to go on the radio and just declare your love for someone else is really inspiring.

5. Surprise them!

I personally cannot stand surprises, but I love to surprise other people and just be spontaneous, so I sort of do this already.

6. Carve your names into a tree

I've thought about doing this, but I've never got around to it, so I promise one day I will.

7. Go see a romantic movie

Nope, nope, I'll barf! Not happening, strictly horror movies for this girl, sorry!

8. Make them a care package

See, this makes me think a lot about what really defines romantic, because I do this all the time, but I don't consider it romantic, I just think it's sweet.

9. Take a walk on the beach together

I've done this, but I have to be doing this while looking for seashells or I feel like I'll be bored.

10. Make a CD for them


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