47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (2023)

February 14 means something different for everyone. In a relationship? It could be the best day of your life. Happily married with kids? Perhaps Valentine’s Day is one of the few date nights you get a year.

Or, if you’re like a majority of the world’s population, you are single, and may or may not be looking to mingle. The worst possible scenario for any V-Day anti-celebration is wallowing in being alone, whether it’s a choice to be or not.

Thankfully, no one is trulyalonealone in front of a TV screen. From classics like “Casablanca” to the well-worn comfort of re-watching “Bridget Jones’ Diary” for the millionth time, there sometimes is nothing better than cozying up with all by your lonesome and getting lost in a film.

We’ve rounded up the best break-up movies to heal your heart this Valentine’s Day — and even help you get over your former partner. Forget love, there is nothing more powerful than a blazingly painful, furiously electric heartbreak. So instead of texting your ex this Valentine’s Day (unless you reallyneed their Netflix password), whip up a lovely meal for one and binge these classics.

Warning: There are some spoilers for films that have been readily available for decades, plus lots of Ryan Gosling because no other actor can simultaneously cheer us up while making us bawl. And, there will be no inclusions of “The Break-Up” (too on the nose) or “The Notebook” (too…we can’t even talk about it).

  • “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”

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    So not all (or any) of us would ever be so blessed as to date Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis, and yet, we still feel bad for Peter (Jason Segal) who suffers heartbreak at the hands of both women in this break-up flick.

    “Maybe the problem is that you broke my heart into a million pieces and so my cock doesn’t want to be around you anymore!” Peter screams at his ex, Sarah. “Because you know what I just realized? You’re the goddamn devil!” And if that doesn’t resonate this Valentine’s Day, we don’t know what will.

    A slew of hilarious supporting cast members including Russell Brand, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, and Bill Hader makes “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” the ideal antithesis to “When Harry Met Sally”: It’s another great love story, dissected. Also, it ends in a puppet Dracula musical, so it’s immediately iconic.

  • “High Fidelity”

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    Before Zoë Kravitz mulled over her exes in the short-lived Hulu series of the same name, sad sack Rob was played by John Cusack in the 2000 film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel. As a compulsive record store owner, Rob details his top five breakups. And yes, the story comes full circle with Lisa Bonet (aka Kravitz’s mother) playing the ultimate heartbreaker.

  • “The First Wives Club”

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    Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler make up the titular club, seeking revenge on the husbands who dumped them for younger women. Oh, and did we mention it’s the definition of an ensemble cast? Those exes are Dan Hedaya, Victor Garber, and Stephen Collins, while Sarah Jessica Parker, Elizabeth Berkley, and Marcia Gay Harden are the supposedly “other” women. Throw in Maggie Smith, Stockard Channing, Rob Reiner, and a Gloria Steinem cameo and we’re drawing up the divorce papers for a re-watch.

  • “Kill Bill Vol. 1”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (4)

    There are probably easier ways to cancel a wedding than shooting a bride in the head. But when that bride istheBride (Uma Thurman), we know that in lieu of a honeymoon, there will be a roaring rampage of revenge. The Bride sets out to slaughter her would-be baby daddy and ex Bill (David Carradine), who is also the leader of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad and put a bullet in her head. Quentin Tarantino’s grindhouse samurai film doubles as a cathartic release for anyone who feels inclined to confront their former (toxic serial killer) lover.

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  • “Someone Great”

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    Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has it all: two ride or die friends, a great new job worth moving across the country for, and a fantastic boyfriend…who wants to break up. The 2019 Netflix romcom celebrates best friendship at its finest, while still reminding us that even though not all breakups are amicable, time (and laughter) will heal all wounds. LaKeith Stanfield plays Jenny’s ex, with Brittany Snow and DeWanda Wise as her two besties.

  • “Ruby Sparks”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (6)

    A struggling literary would-be genius (Paul Dano) writes his perfect woman (Zoe Kazan), who magically comes to life. Yet because she’s one of his creations, aforementioned ideal woman has no thoughts of her own. Cue up the mansplaining and ego stroking, because “Ruby Sparks” has a distinct message about the male gaze, the idealization of feminity, and what it really means when self-important art too dangerously imitates life. Or is it the other way around?

  • “Gone Girl”

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    Ah, to wonder what your partner isreallythinking. That is, if you can’t just write their thoughts for them like in “Ruby Sparks.”

    David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” beautifully unspools the physical restraint it takes to not totally destroy one another in toxic relationships. “The primal questions of a marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling?” Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) muses. “What have we done to each other? What will we do?”

    Turns out, what Nick’s wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) is willing to do is disappear, fake her death, and frame another one of her exes, played by Neil Patrick Harris. Crazy has never looked so cool, but we also don’t have to remind ourselves why we’re just fine being single and sane.

  • “Blue Valentine”

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    Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are a devastatingly, achingly in love couple in Derek Cianfrance’s “Blue Valentine,” which premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. The film starts with the picture-perfect duo running away from their traumas, and opting instead to fall into each other, as an act of pure carnal desperation. Yet making out in alleys soon gives way to a stark, bleak future that involves money woes, raising a child, and perhaps discovering that love does not really conquer all.

    IndieWire’sreview captured the flash-forward elements that answer what happens after you find your soulmate. “Can youthful idealism and love sustain itself long into adulthood?” the review asks. “Is it fair to even expect it to? ‘Blue Valentine’ asks, but is smart enough to know there isn’t an answer.”

  • “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (9)

    Ever had that ex that you just want to erase forever? Well, so does Clementine (Kate Winslet), who completely excised former boyfriend Joel (Jim Carrey) from her memory. Written by Charlie Kaufman, the sci-fi psychological drama questions whether it really is best to have loved and lost, or if we are just better off not falling in love in the first place. Also, be ready to call your hairdresser to mimic Clementine’s many hairstyles. Who said you can’t find happiness in a new dye job?

  • “The Invisible Man”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (10)

    Some may say “The Invisible Man” is a horror movie. Others will say it’s a psychological drama about reliving the trauma of escaping an abusive relationship. Or, we could just use it as a guidebook for how notto date. Rule one: No tech billionaires. Rule two: Don’t move to a secluded compound. Rule three: remember you can always cut through gaslighting tactics with a large butcher knife.

  • “La La Land”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (11)

    We really should be spacing out these heartbreaking Ryan Gosling films on Valentine’s Day, but let’s be real: You’re either going to rewatch “The Notebook” for the millionth time, or you’re going to need a reminder that love sucks (and also a little Emma Stone in your life doesn’t hurt). “La La Land” didn’t just invent jazz (cough, cough) and notwin Best Picture at the Oscars; it also reunited “Crazy Stupid Love” co-stars Stone and Gosling. Or GoStone, if you will. Let the ridiculous freeway montage surprise you and fall in love with the beauty of being ill-fated lovers all over again.

  • “Silver Linings Playbook”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (12)

    David O. Russell directs this tense movie about a dance competition and football bets. No, really. Jennifer Lawrence stars as a widow whose steps of grief include hooking up with her whole office (no shame, been there) and helping her new neighbor (Bradley Cooper) reunite with his ex. Spoiler: They fall in love instead. But is it just as toxic as their respective pasts, or are they meant to be? Destruction breeds destruction, after all.

  • “Get Out”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (13)

    Speaking of horrific exes, Allison Williams seems to have made a career off playingthatgirl. Marnie in “Girls” was merely a stepping stone to embody a privileged country club alum who solely dates Black men to trap her partners in a modern-day slave auction. Daniel Kaluuya deserves every single award for his haunting portrayal of an up-and-coming photographer who realizes he’s made a grave dating mistake.

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  • “Swingers”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (14)

    Your first thought this Valentine’s Day may be to want to get out there and meet someone new. “Swingers” will remind you that immaturity has no gender — so good luck in the dating pool! — and make you rethink re-entering the nightclub scene after seeing the ’90s Vegas strip.

  • “Legally Blonde”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (15)

    The best way to get back at an ex is to better yourself, and Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) famously did just that by going to Harvard Law School. What, like it’s hard? Let “Legally Blonde” be your motivation to kick some ass, in the immortal words of Jennifer Coolidge’s beautician character.

  • “Nappily Ever After”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (16)

    “Love and Basketball” may be one of the great epic romance stories every told, but in “Nappily Ever After,” Sanaa Lathan instead plays a woman who is reeling from a breakup, not falling in love. Starting with a dramatic hair makeover, ad exec Violet (Lathan) undergoes a makeover from the inside, out, and realizes maybe she’s better off without the pressures of being the “perfect” partner after all.

  • “Birds of Prey”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (17)

    We’ve all dated some sort of Joker, haven’t we? Margot Robbie leads an all-woman crew that takes back what’s rightfully theirs, after Harley Quinn (Robbie) tumultously breaks up with her controlling beau. Grab a bat and smash some shit, it’s time to confront our demons…and super-villian exes.

  • “6 Years”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (18)

    “6 Years” offers snapshots at a couple’s undoing ahead of their six-year anniversary. Hannah Fidell writes and directs, with Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield starring. Executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass also lend their signature heartfelt touch to the narrative, which culminates in two young adults coming to terms with what they each want for their futures. Turns out, forever is composed of tiny “nows,” and sometimes six years is a true lifetime for a love story.

  • “The Souvenir”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (19)

    Joanna Hogg’s semi-autobiographical film, “The Souvenir,” premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, and later gave us the 2021 sequel “The Souvenir II.” A young film student becomes romantically involved with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man, and her artistic coming-of-age story unravels in the wake of a life-altering affair.

  • “Casablanca”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (20)

    Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are starcrossed exes in the midst of World War II. It’s required viewing for any bawlfest, so whip out your matching fedoras and get ready to play it again, and again, and again. Try not to text “here’s looking at you, kid” to any former lover, though.

  • “Unfaithful”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (21)

    Cheaters gonna cheat, and so Diane Lane escapes her posh suburban New York life — it really is a drag to be married to prime Richard Gere, apparently — and starts up an affair with an artist who lives in a dirty Soho loft. Her city double life is cut short after the romance leads to a deadly twist, proving that with every erotic thriller comes to the lesson that domesticity is key. Wrong!

  • “Dirty Dancing”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (22)

    “Is that a watermelon, or are you just happy to see me?” is a line we pretend was in “Dirty Dancing.” Part abortion drama (seriously, rewatch it), part sugar baby scandal, and 100 percent summer goals, “Dirty Dancing” remains a classic reason to visit the Catskills and learn how to get up close and personal on the dance floor.

  • “Splendor in the Grass”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (23)

    Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty star as two teens who want to get it on, but stop short out of fear of carnal sin. Much like “Footloose,” the film reminds viewers that the fun path not taken usually leads to a bleaker life. The closing lines from Woodsworth’s poem of the same name will leave you looking back on years (and relationships) past:

    “Though nothing can bring back the hour / Of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower / We will grieve not; rather find / Strength in what remains behind.”

  • “All That Heaven Allows”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (24)

    Can two people really make it work, even if they’re from different backgrounds? Jane Wyman portrays Cary, a wealthy widow who is crushing on a younger man who is also her gardener, Ron (Rock Hudson). Despite falling in love, Cary dumps Ron after it’s clear her children disapprove. Yet she can’t stop thinking of their relationship, and eventually tries to take happiness in her own hands. But is it too late?

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  • “Atonement”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (25)

    Keira Knightley and James McAvoy bring it as a two hot young adults who burn for one another from afar. Leave it to Knightley’s onscreen sister, a very disturbing Saorise Ronan, to foil their affair and essentially ruin their lives across decades.

  • “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (26)

    The ultimate one that got away story, an artist (Noémie Merlant) is supposed to paint the wedding portrait of an heiress (Adèle Haenel) for her suitor. Yet the two women unexpectedly awaken a deep desire in each other, and their romance supercedes the impending nuptials to a man. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn how to artfully angle a handheld mirror for your next Instagram selfie.

  • “Blue Jay”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (27)

    Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson play former high school sweethearts who run into each other later in life, proving that love may actually have a second chance. Just in case you needed a break from your Kleenex.

  • “Chungking Express”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (28)

    Wong Kar Wai’s 1994 film gave us our V-Day motto:“We’re all unlucky in love sometimes.”

    Filmed throughout the streets of Hong Kong, “Chungking Express” blends the unattainable and fantastical manic pixie dream girl motif with the femme fatale icon, played by Faye Wong, who leaves a shy beat cop (Tony Leung) with his head spinning. Find love in home invasions, the memory of a familiar tune, and dreamlike musings that compare leaving the tap running to an endless stream of tears.

  • “The Way We Were”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (29)

    “You’ll never find anyone as good for you as I am, to believe in you as much as I do or love you as much,” Barbra Streisand says to Robert Redford in the classic 1973 film. We’re not sure if we’d say the same thing to someone who cheated on us, but damn does Hubbell (Redford) deserve to grovel for his former, complicated, curly-haired Katie (Streisand). At the very least, watch “The Way We Were” to know what exactly what Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) means in “Sex and the City” when she muses that there are two types of women in the world. Our parting words? “Your girl is lovely, Hubble.”

  • “Midsommar”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (30)

    Accompanying your selfish and dismissive boyfriend to a mysterious Nordic retreat may not sound like the most romantic vacay (it isn’t), but perhaps seeing justice unfold by way of ancient torture devices will make you bearbeing near him. Oh, and you’re also the queen in this fantasy, with a very luxe floral crown and matching outfit. If you can stomach it, “Midsommar” will bring you more revenge satisfaction than you know.

  • “Heathers”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (31)

    It’s probably tempting to date a homicidal manic — especially if they look like Christian Slater circa 1989 — but killing your friends isn’t worth it. Shoulder-padded blazers and croquet games aside, “Heathers” walked so “Mean Girls” could run. But surely there must be a better way to deal with slut-shaming in high school? Winona Ryder is absolutely bulletproof as the conscience (?) of the black comedy.

  • “Scream”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (32)

    If Wes Craven’s “Scream” taught us anything, it’s that the boyfriend always did it. Pull out your film thesaurus to chart all the horror movie references as Sid (Neve Campbell) watches her pals get offed one by one. Try not to get distracted by an oddly-placed doggie door in a garage, swoon over Skeet Ulrich’s floppy hair, or compare Matthew Lillard’s perfectly psychotic performance to Shaggy. The “Scooby Doo” references end there, full stop.

    “It’s literally like thinking of your first girlfriend,” Lillard told Vulture about revisiting the iconic film in honor of its fifth installment. “Looking back on this has been like looking back on the first love of your life.”

  • “Call Me by Your Name”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (33)

    A whirlwind summer romance between a professor’s son (Timothée Chalamet) and a promising graduate student (Armie Hammer) might just be one of the greatest love stories of the past decade. So why are we recommending it to your poor heartbroken self? Strap in for lush Northern Italian landscapes, skinny dipping, and a seemingly never-ending take watching Chalamet break down in tears as the credits roll. It’s painfully accurate to our current state (and thank us later for that cathartic cry-a-long).

  • “An Education”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (34)

    High schooler Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is seduced by the charming, older David (Peter Sarsgaard) and becomes part of the carefree, jetsetting class by proxy. Set in 1960s suburban England, the coming-of-age drama is based on journalist Lynn Barber’s memoirs, which makes the twist ending truly so much more hearbreaking. We can’t trust our hearts, it seems, even if we are desperate to.

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  • “The Pink Wall”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (35)

    Writer-director Tom Cullen selected six moments of a six-year relationship between couple Leon (Jay Duplass) and Jenny (Tatiana Maslany) to highlight the fragility of any relationship. From gender expectations to balancing ambition with emotional comfortability, “The Pink Wall” will quietly make you crumble…in the best way possible.

  • “Rebecca”

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    Just another reason why Alfred Hitchcock films should never be remade: The 1940 film “Rebecca” is devastatingly haunting. But the scariest part of the would-be ghost story is not that the titular dead Rebecca may be lurking in the halls; it’s that her housekeeper (Judith Anderson) just won’t shut up about her. Dump the guy, keep the ghost? Joan Fontaine stars as the new Mrs. de Winter who may have to fight for her life — and marriage.

  • “Marriage Story”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (37)

    A marriage between Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver collapses, thanks to bicoastal living and a minor (…or major) indiscretion. Only watch Noah Baumbach’s domestic drama if you’re angry: The legal complications of even hiring a divorce attorney is enough to make you punch a wall.

  • “Sliding Doors”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (38)

    It’s a tale of two futures, two loves, and two very different hairstyles. Gwyneth Paltrow leads 1998’s “Sliding Doors,” about a woman who narrowly misses a train and sees both paths: the one where she makes it home in time to catch her boyfriend cheating, and one where she continues living an unfulfilled life. So, which future is preferred? Watch to see whether heartache is worth the pain.

  • “The Last Five Years”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (39)

    An adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical, “The Last Five Years” tells the story of a five-year relationship between a rising novelist (Jeremy Jordan) and a struggling actress (Anna Kendrick).

    Jamie (Jordan) explains his side of the story in chronological order, while Cathy (Kendrick) revisits their romance in reverse. Fun fact: The characters do not directly interact, except for a wedding song in the middle where their timelines intersect. And like every great love story, “The Last Five Years” led to a real-life lawsuit from composer Jason Robert Brown’s ex-wife, Theresa O’Neill.

  • “John Tucker Must Die”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (40)

    After it’s discovered that high school hunk John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) is secretly dating multiple women, the jilted would-be exes band together for a top secret mission to publicly reveal John’s two-timing ways. Brittany Snow, Ashanti, Sophia Bush, and Arielle Kebbel star as the teen sleuths. Believe it or not, Penn Badgley plays John’s “nerdy” brother Scott.

  • “Under the Tuscan Sun”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (41)

    Post-divorce, Frances (Diane Lane) relocates from San Francisco to Tuscany and rebuilds an old villa (did you get the metaphor there?). During her “Eat, Pray, Love”-esque journey, Frances falls for a few men, but they’re just fleeting reminders that her one true love is herself.

  • “Celeste and Jesse Forever”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (42)

    Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg)wantto be together forever, they really do. But after marrying young and watching life take them in opposite directions, the married best friends file for divorce — right as all their pals are getting engaged. “Celeste and Jesse Forever” is a close-up of ripping off that painful Band-Aid of a break-up, and second-guessing it all the way through.

  • “Bridget Jones’ Diary”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (43)

    Oh dear Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth), how we lust after you so. Throw in Hugh Grant as a distraction, though, and things get a little more complicated for Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones, a sarcastic Brit who is in love with her boss and dodging, “Why aren’t you married yet?” inquiries from family friends. We’ve been there, and while we haven’t shagged both Firth and Grant, we can still empathize with Bridget’s plight.

  • “The Five Year Engagement”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (44)

    Jason Segel and Emily Blunt star as a couple whose prolonged engagement (it takes five years, hence the title) makes them question whether or not to walk down the aisle at all. Eventually, there is some form of a happy ending — it is a rom-com, after all — but not without first questioning what the point is of growing older alongside someone else.

  • “(500) Days of Summer”

    47 Great Break-Up Movies, from ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Gone Girl’ (45)

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt falls for karaoke-singing, IKEA-shopping, record store–browsing Zooey Deschanel in this love letter to the quirky side of the Los Angeles dating scene. To which we demand, “Where does that exist??!” Answer: Nowhere, because “(500) Days of Summer” is a projected fantasy that inevitably ends with the cold harshness of winter.

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  • “When Harry Met Sally”

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    We hear you. “What? Break-up movie? Nah.” But the genius of “When Harry Met Sally” is that it transcends any categorization of being a typical love story. Sally (Meg Ryan) at first hates Harry (Billy Crystal), and they both fall in and out of love with other partners over the course of a decade. Heck, Harry even marries someone else and then gets divorced. Heartbreak is in fact what binds Harry and Sally together, and, with that, it’s a break-up film. Don’t at us.

  • “Lars and the Real Girl”

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    The lifeless sex doll in “Lars and the Real Girl” has a better romantic life than you do. And with Ryan Gosling, no less.

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What break up relationship? ›

The most common reasons people break up usually involve a lack of emotional intimacy, sexual incompatibility, differences in life goals, and poor communication and conflict resolution skills. There are no wrong or good reasons to break up. However, some things in a relationship are just outrightly unacceptable.

How do you move on after a breakup when you are still in love? ›

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  5. Don't forget to love you.
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What are the 5 stages of a relationship breakup? ›

They are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, according to Mental-Health-Matters.

How do you know when a relationship is over? ›

If you're not sharing what's really on your mind, it might be a sign that you no longer want a deep connection. Similarly, if you've found that the usual fun banter between you is gone, or it's difficult to have engaging conversations, your bond could be getting weaker.

How do you leave someone you love but can't be with? ›

Here are 11 tips from relationship therapists for healthily breaking up with someone you love.
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  2. Know that it will hurt. ...
  3. Know your "why" and stand your ground. ...
  4. Don't try to be friends right away. ...
  5. Set boundaries with your ex. ...
  6. Set boundaries with your friend group. ...
  7. Avoid social media stalking.
Jan 7, 2022

Why is silence so powerful after a breakup? ›

Staying silent can also help you feel empowered. You're taking charge and showing your ex that you're capable of and willing to live life without them. Whether you're the one who was hurt or the one who ended it, cutting off communication after a breakup puts you in control.

Does love ever go away after a breakup? ›

Understand it may take some time. Feelings of love can and do fade, but this generally isn't a rapid process. And it's very normal to feel a lot of discomfort in the meantime.

Who moves on faster after a breakup? ›

Some data (such as from self-reported surveys) do suggest that men recover from breakups faster than women, according to Paul Hokemeyer, PhD, a marriage and family therapist and author of the book Fragile Power: Why Having Everything Is Never Enough.

What happens to your body after a breakup? ›

"We see changes in our heart rate and blood pressure, we release more stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, our blood gets a bit stickier, our immune system can be a bit vulnerable and our sleep can be disturbed."

How do you know if someone is heartbroken? ›

A person with a broken heart often has episodes of sobbing, rage, and despair. They may not eat or sleep for days and may also neglect their personal hygiene. A few may repress their feelings so that they do not have to face the pain of the loss, which may cause panic, anxiety, and depression a few months later.

What is the hardest stage of a breakup? ›

The death of a future you imagined for yourself with your ex, one that you probably imagined together, can be one of the most difficult things to come to terms with after a break-up. It makes your present that much harder to get through (see above). It's OK to mourn and grieve the loss of that future.

What makes a man miss a woman after a breakup? ›

Loneliness is what makes a man miss a woman after a breakup. When a man misses you, they will crave the cuddles and the emotional stability and always having someone to do things with. Naturally, they will miss you when this happens. Guys will miss the security and sexual intimacy that they shared with you.

Does the person who breaks up hurt? ›

Being broken up with can lead to feelings of hurt and rejection. Even if the breakup is mutual, it's still natural to struggle with difficult feelings, like anger or depression, at least for a while. As painful as the decision can be, there are healthy ways to deal with a breakup and get over a breakup.

How do you know if your relationship won't last? ›

Conflicts that drag on for months, arguments that go around in circles, fights that don't lead to more empathy, intimacy or better solutions — these are all signs that something is fundamentally dysfunctional in the relationship.

When should you call it quits in a relationship? ›

If you're not being satisfied emotionally, sexually or intellectually, it's probably time to move on. Ending a relationship is hard, but it's sometimes the only correct thing to do. If you and your partner aren't connecting on the most fundamental levels, it will be best for both of you to move on.

How do you know if your partner is toxic? ›

What are the signs of a toxic relationship?
  • Lack of support. “Healthy relationships are based on a mutual desire to see the other succeed in all areas of life,” Caraballo says. ...
  • Toxic communication. ...
  • Envy or jealousy. ...
  • Controlling behaviors. ...
  • Resentment. ...
  • Dishonesty. ...
  • Patterns of disrespect. ...
  • Negative financial behaviors.
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How do you detach from someone you love deeply? ›

How to let go of someone you love
  1. Identify the reason. Ask yourself why you're now deciding to detach from the relationship. ...
  2. Release your emotions. ...
  3. Don't react, respond. ...
  4. Start small. ...
  5. Keep a journal. ...
  6. Meditate. ...
  7. Be patient with yourself. ...
  8. Look forward.
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Why does it hurt to be away from the person you love? ›

Separation, even a temporary absence, from the people you have a deep emotional connection with can cause sorrow because you will no longer be able to enjoy their company. Temporary goodbyes are less sorrowful than longer goodbyes or the emotionally devastating end of life farewells.

What is the new Netflix series heartbroken? ›

Heartbreak High (2022 TV series)
Heartbreak High
Original networkNetflix
Original release14 September 2022 – present
Heartbreak High (original 1994 TV series)
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What should I watch after a break up to cry on? ›

12 Breakup Movies That Will Help You Get Through Heartbreak
  • 500 Days of Summer.
  • Falling Inn Love.
  • La La Land.
  • Music and Lyrics.
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
  • Breakin' All the Rules.
  • Table 19.
  • A Marriage Story.
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Is Heartbreak High on Amazon Prime? ›

Watch Heartbreak High | Prime Video.

What should I watch to destress? ›

It is also a visual delight, the scenery and costumes are beautiful, especially in the episodes that take place in the Catskills.
  • Better Things.
  • Mythic Quest.
  • Ted Lasso.
  • The Great British Bake Off. Image via Netflix.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
  • Schitt's Creek.
  • The Chef Show.
  • The Good Place.
Mar 22, 2022

What dramas did Netflix remove? ›

Netflix Original K-Dramas Leaving Netflix in 2023
  • Prison Playbook. Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 16. Last Day to Watch on Netflix: January 23rd, 2023. ...
  • Bad Guys: Vile City. Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 16. ...
  • A Korean Odyessy. Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 20. ...
  • Live. Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 18. ...
  • Wolf Brigade. Director: Kim Jee-woon.
Dec 15, 2022

What is Netflix series out of love? ›

Out of Love (TV series)
Out of Love
Written bySuyash Trivedi Abhiruchi Chand Preeti Mamgain Rajesh Chadha
Directed byTigmanshu Dhulia Aijaz Khan Oni Sen
StarringRasika Dugal Purab Kohli Meenakshi Chaudhary Soni Razdan
ComposerSameer Phaterpekar
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What is goodbye series on Netflix? ›

After a mother's sudden death, chaos and grief collide when four adult siblings return to their traditional father's home for the funeral. Watch all you want. Amitabh Bachchan, Neena Gupta and Rashmika Mandanna ("Pushpa: The Rise") star in this dramedy from Vikas Bahl ("Queen").

How many days do people cry after breakup? ›

After a breakup, it takes about six weeks to stop crying. If you're still crying over a breakup and it's been a couple years, that's OK, too.

Should I keep crying after a breakup? ›

Even if the relationship was fraught with issues, you might still feel like a part of you is missing. Allow yourself the time and the space to cry: Believe it or not, crying provides a release that will actually improve your mood and help you feel better in the long run.

Did Netflix cancel Heartbreak High? ›

Heartbreak High season 2 renewal

A month after the first season's release, Netflix announced that Heartbreak High would be returning for a second season.

Is it worth watching Heartbreak High? ›

Really well-done high school drama with a lot of great storylines. Themes: High School, Drama, Friendship, Romance, Lgbtq+, Gay, Lesbian, Non-Binary, Asexuality, Sexual Assault, Autism, Sex Education, Police Violence, Parties, Popularity, Troubled Teens & Australian.

Is Heartbreak High a spin off of Heartbreak Kid? ›

The character is based on John Rivers from The Heartbreak Kid, also played by Scott Major, who is also mentioned but not seen in the 1987 stage play of the same name. Major reprises his role in the 2022 reboot, where his character is the father of Darren Rivers.

What is the number 1 stress reliever? ›

Get active. Virtually any form of physical activity can act as a stress reliever. Even if you're not an athlete or you're out of shape, exercise can still be a good stress reliever. Physical activity can pump up your feel-good endorphins and other natural neural chemicals that enhance your sense of well-being.

What mental disorders cause anxiety? ›

Examples of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. You can have more than one anxiety disorder. Sometimes anxiety results from a medical condition that needs treatment.

What is the number one treatment for stress? ›

Meditation and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) are therapies proven to help manage anxiety and depression. Meditation is an ancient practice that helps you reach a relaxed state by focusing on breathing and awareness of the body in the present.


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