12 Movies & Shows To Watch After A Breakup

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12 Movies & Shows To Watch After A Breakup

After a bad breakup, you'll have different coping methods to get you through the following weeks, months, even years. Maybe you need media that's relatable or escapist or even a reality check. Here are 12 movies to help you through the various parts of your journey. Did we miss any classics?

Someone Great

BREAK-UP MEDIA Someone Great I ER SI S This break-up friendship comedy is sad and poignant but also hilariously funny. Grab your closest friends and watch it. CRACKED.COM

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

BREAK-UP MEDIA Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again If you like musicals, ABBA, and unadulterated joy, this campy, feel-good film will be sure to leave you smiling. (Don't worry, you don't need to see the first movie.) CRACKED.COM

Like Crazy

BREAK-UP MEDIA Like Crazy Do you want to just really sit in your misery and let it seep in your pores? Sometimes you need to sulk before you can move forward. CRACKED.COM

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

BREAK-UP MEDIA Forgetting Sarah Marshall I hate the cliche of the only way to get over someone is to get under someone else, but if it must be utilized, then this raunchy comedy is the gold standard. CRACKED.COM

Life Is Beautiful

BREAK-UP MEDIA Life Is Beautiful Sometimes you need to watch something that will destroy you to your core and help put your little break-up into perspective. This is a devestatingly haunting film about the Holocaust. CRACKED.COM

Legally Blonde

BREAK-UP MEDIA Legally Blonde We all know living well is the best revenge, and no one does it better than Reese Witherspoon in this classic comedy. CRACKED.COM

The Last Five Years

BREAK-UP MEDIA The Last Five Years If you like musicals and a good cry over how terrible relationships can be, this Anna Kendrick and Broadway superstar Jeremy Jordan romance is a great choice. CRACKED.COM

How To Be Single

BREAK-UP MEDIA How to Be Single Perhaps there no more quintassential break-up movie than this one, which provides a comforting romp on the different ways love (and more importantly self-love) can come into your life. CRACKED.COM

Girls Trip

BREAK-UP MEDIA Girls Trip Want something silly and comforting? This fun, sex-posiritve movie prioritizes friendship over romance. CRACKED.COM

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

BREAK-UP MEDIA Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Is it better to have loved and lost or never to have loved at all? This sci-fi break-up classic with Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet answers the age-old question. CRACKED.COM


BREAK-UP MEDIA Dexter If you want to avoid thinking about your heartbreak, this is the perfect break-up show to keep you on the edge of your seat and romance off your mind. CRACKED.COM


BREAK-UP MEDIA Booksmart After a break up, there's nothing more important than friendship. This modern teen movie highlights female friendships and also the importance of getting out of your house. CRACKED.COM
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