In the earliest stages of a bad break-up, before the put-yourself-out-there-and-date-any-weirdo phase, chances are that you just want to sit indoors and bawl your eyes out. But when the self-pitying stuff gets a bit too draining, you want to sit in your bed (with five-days unwashed hair, in your holey granny undies and a stained tee-shirt, Ben and Jerry’s pint in hand) watching movies. I love that StyleCaster compiled a list of the top five best movies to get over a break-up, complete with video clips of their fave scenes.
The Notebook is a perfect watch for those of us who aren’t over the crying/depression phase yet. Let those tears flow, but also regain a sense of hope through the romantic soulmates in the film. There is a Noah out there for everyone…and if he looks anything like Ryan Gosling, scooooooore.
10 Things I Hate About You is another love of mine. This movie has a great storyline and soundtrack, and the scene with Katarina reading the poem is phenomenal. Let this flick inspire you to write your own list about why you hated your ex (see mine, except I got up to 100!).
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a great way to marry comedy and getting-over-him in one fell swoop. Get ready to laugh at unforgettable characters like Aldous Snow, and you’ll relate to the awkward, complicated feelings that still exist after any couple calls it quits.
What would I add to the list? I’d say a few completely funny movies with no romance at all. If you’re looking for a hilarious, little-know comedy, try Drop Dead Gorgeous, a flick about Midwestern beauty queens starring the likes of Denise Richards, Amy Adams, Brittany Murphy and more before they hit it big.
See all movies and clips (definitely worth watching!) on [StyleCaster].
GIRL TALK TIME: What movies help you get over a break-up? What do you think of StyleCaster’s list? We want your suggestions and advice, ladies!