A list of the best movies to lift your spirit to watch when you’re heartbroken after a breakup and looking to fill the void.
It’s impossible to avoid the pain of a breakup. In spite of how bad the relationship was, the end of one brings its own kind of mourning—the grief over a lifestyle, the loss of friends, and the loss of a connection to your ex’s pets. The way you used to live will no longer be the same. You know it can be a wonderful thing, but it’s difficult to see at first.
While the ideal approach to move on after a split is still up for debate, watching a movie is a tried-and-true way to divert your attention. The proper movie can help you go through the five stages of grieving, whether you’re watching it with loved ones or by yourself: You can go through the stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance all from the comfort of your couch and some popcorn.
Here are the movies to lift your spirit:
- Before Sunrise (1995)
- Walking and Talking (1996)
- Sliding Doors (1998)
- Chocolat (2000)
- Love and Basketball (2000)
- 50 First Dates (2004)
- Pride and Prejudice (2005)
- 2 Days in Paris (2007)
- Mamma Mia! (2008)
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
- Up (2009)
- 500 Days of Summer (2009)
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
- Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
- Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)
- Moana (2016)
- Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
- To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
- Someone Great (2019)
These movies are available on Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, and YouTube. Enjoy!