The best movies to watch after a break up

30 Movies That’ll Heal Your Broken Heart

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We know break ups and divorces can be absolutely devastating.

So devastating some would rather stay in an abusive and downright toxic relationship to avoid one.

Whether you’re going through a bad break up or considering one, these 30 movies will be your bestfriend giving you all of the support, strength, and inspiration you need to swiftly tackle even the messiest break up.

We’ve also included a few great break up quotes from each film.

No matter what kind of break up you’re going through, or what your situation is, you’ll definitely find atleast one movie that will instantly heal your broken heart.

In the end you may not even care anymore about your ex!

So put on your cozy pajamas, curl up with your favorite blanket, grab that carton of Halo ice cream, and have yourself a self indulgent at home break up movie night.

Be prepared to smile for the first time in days!

30 Movies that’ll get you over Heartbreak :

Chasing Papi

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Been cheated on? This movie will heal your soul!

Model/actress Sofia Vergara, Roselyn Sanchez, and Christian pop singer Jaci Velasquez star in this hilarious and entertaining movie about a handsome player that has a girlfriend in 3 different states.

All hell breaks loose when they all accidentally meet.

In the end the women learn some valuable lessons about the issues that keeps us tied to bad relationships and how to overcome them.

Something To Talk About

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I just don’t have time for the nervous breakdown I deserve, so please, don’t ask me to stop and think. – Something To Talk About

This hysterical multigenerational movie is great for break ups of all ages.

This movie has all of the elements you would find in a real life break up including hilarious drunken scenes, revenge, lawyers, gossip, children, and nosey family.

Julia Roberts plays a well to do housewife and stay at home Mom going through marital trouble that becomes the talk of her small town of Beaufort South Carolina.  

With the help of her parents played by Robert Duvall and Gena Rowlands, and her feisty sister played by Kyra Sedgwick, she discovers not only what’s at the root of her marriage problems but how to break up on her terms.

Sweet Home Alabama

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Have an annoying ex you’ve outgrown that refuses to go away? This is movie is for you!

This will become one of your top ten favorite films.

This charming and perfectly cast film stars Reese Witherspoon as a small town girl who made it as a top fashion designer in NYC with a high powered boyfriend to match.

The only thing holding her back is her ex who is refusing to sign her divorce papers.

She is forced to go back to her small home town in Alabama seeking his signature and makes a surprising discovery about how limiting relationships can be if you’re not growing together.

Practical Magic

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What wouldn’t I do for the right guy. – Practical Magic

Are you or someone you know stuck in an abusive yet addictive relationship that you just can’t quit? This enchanting movie is a perfect watch for the Fall season!

Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman play two sisters who happen to be real life witches.

One is plagued with a relationship curse while the other has a dangerous addiction to abusive men. 

With the help of their crazy witchy aunts, plenty of spells, midnight margaritas, and stay at home moms, the two find the strength to face their demons and free themselves of the woes and men that plague them.

Dark Shadows

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Whether you’re dealing with a psycho ex or you’re the psycho ex yourself, there are important lessons to be learned from this movie!

Johnny Depp plays the son of a rich family who has a casual but passionate relationship with a servant girl who happens to be a witch.

When the servant girl is rejected by him she goes on an intense twisted rampage in an effort to get him to love her by destroying him.

It’s a must see!

This is one of the most quotable movies on this list, and a great watch for Halloween. It’s the perfect mix of comedy, drama, and Johnny Depp.

You may strategically place your wonderful lips upon my posterior and kiss it repeatedly! – Dark Shadows

The Holiday

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And after all that, however long all that may be, you’ll go somewhere new. And you’ll meet people who make you feel worthwhile again. – The Holiday

Do you work with your ex? Whether you’ve been cheated on or strung along in a gut wrenching relationship for years, this movie is a MUST SEE!

Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz play two women on opposite sides of the world (Los Angeles Ca, and Surrey England) who decide to switch homes for Christmas in order to get away from a bad break up and toxic relationship. 

There is some REALLY good relationship advice in here, especially if you’re someone who has always felt unappreciated in your relationships. 

In the movies we have leading lady and we have the best friend.  You I can tell are a leading lady but for some reason you’re behaving like the best friend. – The Holiday

The Wedding Date

Watch it HEREThis is another movie to watch if you can’t seem to get over your ex, and find yourself in that doormat category!

Debra Messing plays a NYC stewardess whose still in love with the ex fiance that broke her heart.

She is invited to the wedding of her half sister, and her ex fiance is the best man.

Desperate to show her ex he was insane to let her go, she hires a hunky wedding date to accompany her to the wedding.

Through a series of twists she discovers why clinging to your ex is the most foolish thing you can do.

our favorite quote from The Wedding Date: Cheers to the Winners who’ve won you, the Losers who’ve lost you, and the Lucky Bastards who have yet to meet you!

Did we mention the amazing music in this movie!


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She’s a full-on monet. It’s like a painting, see? From far away, it’s ok, but up close it’s a big old mess. – Clueless

Clueless is everything you need after a rough break up: idealism, matchmaking, makeovers, and plenty of shopping. Cher reminds you how sometimes through helping others, you attract the best mate.

I’m not a prude, I’m just highly selective. You see how picky I am with my shoes and they only go on my feet. – Cher, Clueless

Sex and the City

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Get over your break up and have a blast doing it with the ladies of Sex and the City. This feature film installment based on the hit HBO series is full of break ups, make ups, surviving the holidays alone, and plenty of fashion. 

Somethings Gotta Give

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We haven’t met one person who doesn’t love this film and if you’re dealing with heartbreak, you’ll feel as if this movie reads your thoughts.

This box office blockbuster has an all star cast of Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves, Amanda Peete, and Frances McDormand. 

Written by Nancy Meyers, Something’s Gotta Give is a true to life yet humorous depiction of what happens when you fall in love with a playboy and how to gain closure from a broken heart.

It’ll honestly not only give you much needed insight, but will make it’s way into your top 5 favorite films of all time.

Kate n Leopold

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Just because dogs can’t see rainbows doesn’t mean they’re not there. – Kate & Leopold

That A hole ex may just be the stepping stone to something great!

Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman play in this charming and highly quotable romantic comedy about a heart broken yet ambitious NYC ad executive (Meg Ryan) who lives in the apartment underneath her long term quirky A hole inventor ex fiance. 

When a charming stranger (Hugh Jackman) claiming to be a Duke suddenly appears in her ex boyfriends apartment, Meg Ryan uncovers something greater than she ever imagined.

We blame Hugh Jackman in this film for us still being single.

Between his wisdom, sophistication, respect, and classy tells offs, no man will ever seem good enough… not even your ex.

Illegally Blonde

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I’ll never be good enough for you will I? – Elle Woods, Illegally Blonde

Now THIS movie is how you deal with a break up like a boss!

This is the epic last laugh movie for any ex that made you feel like you simply weren’t good enough. 

You may just discover that it’s the ex who wasn’t good enough for you.

Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past

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The power in a relationship lies in the person that cares the least. – Connor Mead, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Have an ex that left you hanging?

This movie will teach you why you shouldn’t take break ups personal.

This clever and adorable romantic comedy stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Michael Douglas, Lacey Chabert, and Emma Stone.

It’s a spin on the Charles Dickens Scrooge classic only it’s a ruthless playboy that’s visited by 3 ghosts on the eve of his little brothers wedding. 

He is finally forced to face his inner demons and all of the women he scorned including his first love who happens to be the maid of honor.

Along Came Polly

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I’m a student of acting, Ruben- she’s fakin’ it. The woman got spooked, she needed to explore, which is exactly what you’re going to do-you’ve been given the gift of freedom, don’t turn your back on that. – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Along Came Polly

This film is worth seeing just for the rare comedic performance of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman alone! 

This all star cast includes Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alec Baldwin, and Debra Messing.

Hoffman plays an adult washed up child actor from the 80s who gives questionable dating advice to his newly single best friend played by Ben Stiller.

When Ben Stiller runs into an old middle school classmate played by Jennifer Aniston hilarity ensues.

This film will make you see that ex that looks good on paper in a different light.

Dude, no. This is serious. I just sharted…I tried to fart and a little shit came out. I just sharted. Now let’s go. – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Along came Polly


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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Angelina Jolie plays in this Disney tale about an innocent fairy who is brutally betrayed by the man she loves. 

Heartbroken she embarks on a vengeful quest to ruin his life. 

In the end she learns that sometimes the only true love that will heal your broken heart doesn’t have to come from a romantic relationship.

Meet Joe Black

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It’s hard letting go isn’t it? Well that’s life what can I tell you. – Bill Parish, Meet Joe Black

This is a classic, timeless movie that will set the standard for what true love really is. We can’t recommend it enough to everyone.

This epic film is full of amazing actors like Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt, and legendary dialogue quotes you’ll want to frame!

Anthony Hopkins plays a successful, widowed business man and Father who is plagued by unexplained chest pains approaching his 65th Birthday. 

He makes a deal with death to show him what human life is about in exchange for more time on earth.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and in the end your ex boyfriend will look like dirt…GUARANTEED.

In Her Shoes

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When I feel bad I like to treat myself. Clothes never look any good…food just makes me fatter…shoes always fit.

If you’ve ever felt unlovable (with the help of your family and love interests) this movie is for you. 

A frumpy yet successful lawyer feels she’s finally met the man of her dreams…until her sister ruthless sabotages her relationship.

Without giving away too much this film plays out not only romantic relationship woes but family bonds that are much stronger. 

Which one are you crying about, the predatory prick or the sh*t-for-brains tramp? Because neither one deserves your tears. – In Her Shoes

Where The Heart Is

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Well that figures, all of the pricks move to California. They ought to call it Prick-a-fornia.

This movie will show you there is no heartbreak you can’t get through. 

This heart warming film takes place in Oklahoma and stars Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd, Sally Field, and Stockard Channing just to name a few. 

It’ll teach you boundaries, and how to value and respect yourself no matter what happens to you. 

Honey, I know that your Mother walked out on you and what that butt hole Willy Jack did. But that is what makes them trash, not you. – Where The Heart Is

Hope Floats

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Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up and it will. – Hope Floats

After a very public and mortifying separation from her high school sweetheart and pro NFL player husband, Sandra Bullock and her young daughter head back to her hometown of Smithville Texas to stay with her Mother. 

This follows her journey through rebuilding her life and making peace with her past while rediscovering her sparkle.

There are some amazing quotes in this movie, and it’s the perfect film for if you find yourself hiding out in your bathrobe depressed after your break up.

If your relationship or marriage sank, this movie will teach you that hope truly floats.

Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. – Hope Floats


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At first glance you wouldn’t expect any kind of deep love story to come out of a super hero comic book movie…until now.

What better way to get over your ex than to watch a surprisingly good love story with an all star cast that includes some of the hunkiest men on the planet like Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, and Tom Hiddleston!

You’ll not only forget all about your ex, but realize you better start preparing for the mortal god that may fall out of the sky when you least expect it.

The Great Gatsby

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This classic love story warns you not to waste your heart on the wrong person. 

Leonardo Di Caprio gives a riveting performance along with Tobi Maguire as a pure hearted man that came from nothing and built a great empire purely for the woman he loved. 

In the end he learns a harsh lesson on self worth and true love.

The Break Up

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Are you stuck living with a toxic person? 

This hilarious yet cautionary tale will show you how fast a relationship can turn toxic when you start to play games.

It depicts the many stages of a break up with a realistic ending.

War Of The Roses

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This is a must see cautionary tale of what might happen if you don’t break up NOW.

This movie follows a seemingly picture perfect couple from the first moment they meet and fall in love to their demise. 

You’ll not only see the souring of a once loving relationship but what can happen if you don’t let go.

French Kiss

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Meg Ryan plays a desperate woman so determined to get her ex back she follows him to France where he is vacationing with the woman he left her for.

Along the way she meets a crook that helps her devise a plan to win him back.

If you’re a doormat in denial this film may give you the kick in the pants you need to wake up and realize why the heck you’re chasing after your ex.

Someone Like You

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If your ex had commitment issues but you wonder if he was just hesitant to commit to YOU, then this is your movie night film.

Ashley Judd plays a woman who has fallen in love with a co worker that is hesitant to commit because he just got out of a relationship.

Hugh Jackman plays another hot playboy coworker who offers to let her move in to his apartment after her break up.

Through a series of events she is forced to face the reality of her break up and her ex’s commitment issue.

Added bonus…Hugh Jackman is young and constantly shirtless in this 90’s film.

Under the Tuscan Sun

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This movie is for the more mature crowd.

In order to flee a bad divorce, a woman played by Diane Lane decides to buy an old Tuscan home in Italy. 

This film shows her experience adjusting to life alone and in new surroundings as well as the new world of dating after divorce.

It’s an interesting film with beautiful scenery.

The First Wives Club

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If your husband left you for a younger woman, treated you as a doormat, and robbed you blind, this film is for you!

Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Stockard Channing play successful old friends.

When one of them commits suicide because of a bad divorce, the other three are driven to fightback against their own unappreciative ex’s.

They devise an epic plan to settle the score but it surprisingly does more than that.

This is a fun and hilarious comedy for the more mature crowd.


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This is a cautionary tale for the mature guys.

Two men disappointed with life embark on a week long Napa Valley wine trip to celebrate the wedding of their friend.

They talk, they learn, they drink, and they experience.

Both come out with a better outlook on life and just how to cope with their disappointments. 

Mrs. Doubtfire

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This MUST SEE break up movie is great for all ages even kids!

If you’ve gone through a bitter one sided divorce you’re going to love this film!

Robin Williams plays a man whose wife asks for a divorce. Heartbroken he loses everything, from his kids, to his home, his wife, and even job…but he has an excellent plan for getting it all back.

This film will show the struggles of navigating child custody during a divorce as well as adjusting to this new relationship with your ex.

It’s honestly one of the best comedic films out there thanks to the performances by Robin Williams and Sally Field. 

He’s Just Not That Into You

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Last but certainly not least is this all star studded ULTIMATE break up movie!

This film stars Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, Drew Barrymore, and Scarlet Johansson just to name a few and runs the gamut on nearly every break up and dating scenario.

You’ll come out of the film not only with a better understanding of how to move on from your break up but what to look for in a potential mate moving forward.

In this post we showed you our top 30 films that’ll instantly mend your broken heart and get you over ANY break up.

We hope they inspire you to get over your heartbreak and emerge a butterfly from your movie night cocoon!

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