And it’s break up time again! That time of year when all you want to do is eat carbs, cuddle yourself up in bed, go through your phone gallery, and increase the sales of Kleenex. Some of you might be preparing to catch hold of a rebound, while others must be drowning in self pity. – “I think we should see other people.” – “You deserve better than me.” – “We’re not working out.” “Let us breakup…

You’ve cried your eyes out and stopped yourself a thousand times from texting them. You’ve questioned yourself and tried to convince yourself they’ll take you back. Now all you want to do is begin the healing process – how can you do that?

MOVIES (and ice-cream)!

We get you the top 10 movies to watch after a breakup!

1. He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)

We suggest this is the first movie you watch in times of love turmoil. There are several reasons why this movie will be so relatable to you: The storylines, the characters and the humour. This movie teaches us how everybody is different and trying to learn about the opposite sex is useless. It liberates us from bad relationship and shows us how self-respect should be our top priority and love second. Finally, it tells us what is meant to happen, will happen.

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2. No Strings Attached (2011)

One of the few movies that manages to keep your smile intact throughout after a breakup. This movie is a perfect reminder of “Expect the unexpected”, that is, expect to be hit by Cupid when you least expect it. The innocence and charm of Ashton Kutcher’s character makes you drool over the little things he does for his “fling partner”, Natalie Portman. This movie shows how opposites attract and finally attach their strings.

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3. An Unmarried Woman (1983)

Boys, this one is for you! This movie will remind you the power of rebound sex. Do you really need to read a summary after the above statement? “She laughs, she cries, she feels angry, she feels lonely, she feels guilty, she makes breakfast, she makes love, she makes do, she is strong, she is brave, she is weak, she is scared, she is…an unmarried woman.”


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4. Hitch (2005)

It’s a gorgeous story about how anyone can fall in love, how anyone can be loved, and how there is always someone out there just for you. It also reminds us of the importance of being ourselves when falling in love, and how those who pretend to be someone they aren’t when pursuing the love mission will ultimately fail. Warning: Falling in love with the gorgeous ‘date doctor’ Alex Hitchens is inevitable.

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5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

For when you want to call him.

This movie is will remind you why your ex is your ex and why you should NOT call him. Unlike the typical love stories, this movie deals with a real breakup. The movie is hilarious and hits a few home truths.  After his TV star girlfriend Sarah breaks up with him, Peter takes a holiday in Hawaii to forget about her, only to discover that Sarah is there – with her new music star boyfriend! This movie is funny, beautiful and reminds us that we always deserve better than the person who gave up on us.

BreakupCopyrights reserved: Apatow Productions

6. Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011)

This movie is sure to lighten up your mood and make you feel silly about the things you took so seriously. The movie show bitter reality in the most comic way possible. The characters are much relatable and interactive. The story revolves around three best friends who gradually fall in love with three different girls and how their life changes drastically. At the end, they decide to let go of their relationships because of every day melodrama and stick to their bachelorhood. This movie is refreshing, delightful and a must watch after a breakup!

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7. 500 Days of Summer (2009)

So you are almost over him but suddenly a thought hits you “Was he ‘the one’?” NO. He was not. This movie gives you a reality check in its own ease. “The one” does not exist, there are people who are suited for each other and people who are not, but there is always someone better out there for you. We laugh, cry and shout along with Tom throughout his relationship with Summer, but end the movie feeling positive and optimistic about the next stage of our lives.

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8. The Notebook (2004)

This is a particularly beautiful love story about how we need to work hard on our relationships in order to make it work. This movie will not only make you melt and cry about your lost love, but it will have you cheering on the characters in their own little love story.

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9. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

It’s one of those cheesy, American movies where there is a conflict, resolve and love at the end. Which is the perfect kind of movie for when you’re down anyway. What this movie also provides, however, is a wonderful checklist of what NOT to do. This movie reminds us about self esteem and the fact that if we put too much pressure on guys then they probably will run away screaming. This movie will make you feel liberated, strong and beautiful.

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And lastly….

Wait for it…..

10. American Psycho (2000)

This movie will make you want to thank your ex for not being a psychopath and cutting you up. The sex scenes might make you feel oddly lonely at first, but they’ll also serve as cautionary measures when you finally do get back out there — it’ll remind you to keep yourself together before jumping towards the first guy that wants to take you to dinner, or the first that says something creepy to you at a bar. Or the guy that you think is just being funny, but is actually telling the truth.


Copyrights reserved: Am Psycho Productions

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