You’ve just broken up with the love of your life and you need a movie to reignite your belief and faith in love. It’s a good idea to stay away from violent movies but romantic comedies should help ease the pain of a breakup and show there is still hope for true love. Here are five of the best movies to watch after a break-up.
This is a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Aniston (Brooke Meyers) and Vince Vaughn (Gary Grobowski). The movie is about a couple who live together and decide to break up after one too many nights of petty bickering. They try and one-up each other with the ultimate battle of the exes and each performs crazy and mean-spirited stunts to try and force each the other person out of the condo. Brooke finally realises that she needs to move out for the sake of her sanity.
Moral of the movie: Makes you realise that some break-ups are for the best.
Julia Roberts (Vivian Ward) is cast as the prostitute with a heart of gold who meets millionaire, Richard Gere (Edward Lewis). He asks her stay the week with him for $3,000 and despite his best intentions; he is won over by her naivety and her lust for life. She shows him that there is more to life than business and a lot more time should be devoted to pleasure and enjoying the simple things in life.
Moral of the movie: You can find love in the most unlikeliest of places with the most unlikeliest of people.
Ghosts of girlfriends past
Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey) is a notorious womaniser with a bad boy reputation. His brother Paul (Breckin Meyer) is about to get married, and Connor thinks he is making a terrible mistake. He tries to talk him out of getting married and the night before the wedding, Connor is visited by three ghosts who take him back to his past, present, and his lonely future. They try to discover the point in time where Connor changed his attitudes towards women and change him back into a sensitive, feeling, and caring person that he once was, and perhaps even rediscover his true love.
Moral of the movie: That even a womanizer can come good in the end.
How to lose a guy in ten days
Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) works at a magazine and is asked to write a story about how to lose a guy in ten days, hence the title of the movie. In steps Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey) who is a cocky advertising executive who is competing with two female co-workers for a major campaign for a diamond merchant. He makes a bet with them that if he can make a woman of their choice fall in love with him in 10 days, the diamond account is his. Andie and Benjamin each have competing agendas and eventually … well, you’ll have to watch the movie to find out what happens.
Moral of the movie: There is a lighter side to dating.
The Notebook is the tale of a summer romance that lasts a lifetime. The movie starts with an old man in a nursing home who is reading a story to an old woman each day. The story he reads follows two young lovers named Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) and Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling). They met one evening at a carnival many years ago. Allie’s parents separate Noah and Allie because they do not believe that Noah is a suitable partner for Allie. He writes her 365 love letters that her parents hide from her. Under the impression that he doesn’t love her, Allie becomes engaged to a wealthy soldier called Lon. However she sees Noah’s picture in the newspaper and as hard as she tries, she cannot forget her first love.
Moral of the movie: True love conquers all.
Break-ups can be difficult but try some old fashioned escapism and lose yourself in these romantic comedies that show you that romance is not dead and there is life after a break-up.