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There are numerous ways to handle heart-breaks, but among the most effective is to face and deal with the pain. Luckily, movies are the safest way to get that cathartic moment to safely vent out grief. Watching someone go through a similar situation we've been through helps us identify and empathize with the character. For a moment, we are living vicariously through these people on-screen, and their experiences will help us go through our injured hearts better.
Here we compiled a list of the best Netflix films you can watch to help deal with breakups.
Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney play childhood BFFs Juliana and Michael in this 1997 classic flick. The two made a pact to marry each other if they are still single when they turn 28 years old. One day, Juliana receives a call from Michael telling her about his upcoming wedding to Kimmy Wallace (Cameron Diaz). The phone call made Julianne realize that she has feelings for her best friend. She decides she must do everything in her power to sabotage the wedding.
The romantic, coming-of-age movie tackled different kinds of relationships: familial relationship, romantic relationship, and friendship. The film discusses how the absence of someone we love can impact our lives. The plot centers around Tyler (Robert Pattinson) and Ally (Emilie de Ravin), who met in the unlikeliest of situations and fall in love with each other. Both were dealing with traumas after the violent death of their loved ones. Just when they finally started coming to terms with their pain, the unexpected 9/11 attacks disrupts everything. 'Remember Me' stars Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, and Pierce Brosnan. It is directed by Allen Coulter.
This film is perfect if you feel like cursing your ex's very existence.
Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn play a mismatched couple who just can't quite make their relationship work. After several bickering and negotiating after the break-up, the former couple finally moves on and becomes better versions of themselves, more than when they were together. This flick will make you look at Break-ups as another chance to live a happier and more peaceful life.
We have all been there. When our relationship starts going bad, it gets hard to look back at the good days. 'Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind' follows Clementine (Kate Winslet) and Joel (Jim Carrey). The two opted to have the memories of their romance erased to forget each other.
Unfortunately, Joel's subconscious fights hard to keep the memories of Clementine. This film will make you feel like it's okay to remember the good times, even if the relationship didn't end well.
This film will make you say "single and ready to mingle" with conviction. Channing Tatum and his shirtless squad are the best distraction and antidote to break-up woes.
'The Breakup Playlist' is a Filipino musical drama that follows the journey of two collaborating musicians who fell in love along the way. Starring Piolo Pascual as Gino Avila and Sarah Geronimo as Trixie David, the film highlights the different factors that affect their relationship over time, such as differences between their family and pride.
This film is perfect for those who feel like they will never love again.
'Someone Great' follows a music journalist (Gina Rodriguez) who decides to go on a last hurrah with her two best friends after her boyfriend breaks up with her right before she is about to leave the city for her dream job.
One of the loneliest and saddest fantasy-romance flicks ever created, 'Her' follows the complex relationship formed between an introvert writer Theodore Twombly, played by Joaquin Phoenix, and AI virtual assistant Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson.
Theodore works as a personal letter writer in a letter-writing firm. He writes intimate letters for those who don't have the time to do it themselves. He is extremely lonely and depressed until he purchases an operating system upgrade with an artificial intelligence-powered personal assistant. He customized his AI assistant with a female voice, Samantha, and soon finds himself in deep conversations with her. They developed a very intense and emotional bond, but the good times must come to an end. After Samantha left, Theodore realizes that Samantha has developed a new sense of openness to life within him. Before the film ended we see Theodore reconnecting with reality once again.
'Her' will make you realized that not everyone we met and fall in love with is meant to stay forever. Some are just here to teach us a valuable life lesson.
This film is perfect for those who secretly want to get their ex back.
The plot revolves around childhood friends Marcus (Randall Park) and Sasha (Ali Wong), who have not been in touch after a brief teenage fling that ended badly. When a now successful Sasha returns to San Francisco to open a restaurant, she crosses paths with Marcus again. Marcus lived a simpler life and is not as successful as Sasha. Marcus's fear and Sasha's fame threaten to get in the way of their once again budding romance.
Last but certainly not least, this film will make you feel like being single in this world is not so bad at all.
In this film, single people are turned into literal animals if they don't find a partner before a predetermined date. Imagine turning into a pig just because you can't find a boyfriend? Being single in our world doesn't seem so bad after all.