Movies That Will Help You Through a Breakup | Scoop Sorority

Are you nursing a broken heart? Whether you were  dumped through text or had a long dramatic breakup, we have you covered. Here are the best movies to watch fresh out of a relationship:

 500 Days of Summer

This classic reverse-rom-com gets major points for picking apart the overused ‘manic pixie dream girl’ trope, and criticizing the romanticization of a past lover. Starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “500 Days of Summer” will help you reevaluate your old relationship, and remind you that sometimes love is blind. Bottom-line: nobody is irreplaceable, no matter how special you think or once thought they were. And this movie tells you just that. 

Bridget Jones’s Diary (1, 2 & 3)

Do you keep picking the bad eggs? Do you feel like you’ll never find the right match? Renee Zellweger’s most iconic role connects with anybody who is single and feels like they are destined to die alone. Through her relatable and hilarious antics, Bridget shows us to never lose hope when it comes to love.

 My Best Friend’s Wedding

A Julia Roberts classic, “My Best Friend’s Wedding” stands out from the crowd of 90’s rom-coms because of its preference for realism, over a happy ending. While the ending (spoiler) isn’t a traditional fairytale ending, the protagonist learns love can take on many forms. If you feel like sliding into your ex’s DM’s again, give this movie another watch. 

Legally Blonde 

Watch “Legally Blonde” for a post breakup confidence boost. After having her intelligence undermined by a stuck-up ex, Reese Witherspoon’s Elle Woods heads to Harvard Law School, and emerges as a kick-ass lawyer. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself,  take a page out of her book and channel all the extra time and energy into unlocking your full potential. 

When We First Met 

Starring Adam DeVine as the goofy but lovable Noah, “When We First Met” urges you to confront a bitter truth: maybe you’re not meant to end up with the person you love right now. This doesn’t mean you’ll be alone forever; but you’re probably missing out on other connections waiting to be made. Let go, and trust the process.

La La Land

The musical “La La Land” is the perfect watch if you’re struggling to come to terms with the fact that a very meaningful relationship in your life is over. This movie will help you not only move forward in your love life, but also make peace with your ex. “La La Land” reminds us that it’s not the person, it’s the memories that you miss. 

What’s your favorite breakup movie to watch? Drop a comment below and let us know.

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