These 15 Feel-Good Movies Were Made to Mend Post-Breakup Blues

There’s no way to get around saying it: Going through a breakup is hard. Even if the relationship wasn’t all that great, the end of one comes with its own kind of mourning—the mourning of a way of life, perhaps a circle of friends and maybe the connection to your former significant other’s pets, among other things. Life as you knew it won’t ever be the same. And even though you know that can be a good thing, early on, it’s hard to see.

While the jury’s still out on the best way to move on after a breakup, one tried-and-true way to at least distract yourself with is to watch a movie. And maybe add some friends and some treats or drinks. Whether you’re together with other loved ones or going it alone, the right movie will help you experience a range of emotions and step through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance—all from the comfort of your couch.

Go ahead, scroll through this curated list of movies to watch after a breakup and start your moving-forward journey. Whether it’s a movie about an actual breakup, or just handling grief, or even a feel-good flick, these films will help you feel again.

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