The annual barrage of cute holiday movies might not be as enjoyable if you just got dumped on Turkey Day.
Getting over a breakup, especially during a pandemic, isn’t always easy, but the movies certainly help. Whether you’re watching with a handful of friends (socially distant, of course) or snuggling up alone in your pajamas, the movies are a great distraction that allows you to let go and take your mind off yourself.
“Watching movies is like mud, numbing the mind,” says Dorree Lynn, a famous psychotherapist and sexpert known to fans as Dr. Dorree, who suggests watching uplifting films for “ “hang around” for days without having to think about it. “
“Wellness films help,” she advises. Many people who have just been dumped “tend to look excessively so they don’t have to feel.”
Carmelia Ray, a celebrity matchmaker and star of the “Mom vs. Matchmaker” reality series, notes that it’s common for relationships to end in December due to the intimate nature of the holiday season.
“For a lot of people who enter relationships because of the ‘handcuff season’ before the holidays, they realize, ‘Well, this is just a casual relationship, not someone I necessarily want to introduce to. my family, ” ‘says Ray.
“If you’re not really close, you don’t know what to do as a gift… or if you even want to commit to New Years,” she says. “People often use this as an opportunity to separate because they don’t know what to do.”
If you are recovering from recent heartache this month, we’ve got you covered! Here are 20 movies from the 2000s that will make you feel better about your breakup.
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‘Legally Blonde’ (2001)
Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has the ultimate answer to her unexpected breakup (of course, after first dealing with crying and chocolates): going to Harvard Law School.
‘My super ex-girlfriend’ (2006)
If you think your ex is bad, try breaking up with a clingy superhero (played by Uma Thurman).
‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ (2006)
This classic drama (based on a true story) teaches viewers that happiness is something that may take a long time to find, but when you have it, boy, it feels good.
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‘Forget Sarah Marshall’ (2008)
What could be worse than being dumped by your super TV star girlfriend? See her with her new boyfriend while on vacation.
‘500 days of summer’ (2009)
It’s a love story, but also the exact opposite of a love story, as the romantic comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel explores how impossible the ‘perfect romance’ cliché is.
‘Jennifer’s Body’ (2009)
Zombie chick (Megan Fox) seducing boys then eats them? Yes please!
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‘Scott Pilgrim Against the World’ (2010)
Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) not only has to meet his new girlfriend’s exes (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), but he has to defeat the seven of them as well.
‘Valentine’s Day’ (2010)
Watch a series of interconnected love (and breakup) stories between characters (Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, and Bradley Cooper among them) hilariously attempting to have a romantic vacation.
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‘Gone Girl’ (2014)
Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) learns that not all relationships are perfect when he discovers the grim truth behind the sudden disappearance of his wife (Rosamund Pike).
‘La La Land’ (2016)
Two lovers (Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone) learn that sometimes your ideal future might not include your significant other.
‘Girls Trip’ (2017)
A movie with a relatable life lesson: One of the best sources of happiness is your support system. Four best friends who have broken up (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Queen Latifah) reunite when a working vacation turns into a girls’ trip filled with dancing and drinking.
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‘Get Out’ (2017)
Meeting the girlfriend’s parents goes horribly wrong for Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), who uncovers the unsettling truth about their weekend getaway.
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‘Lady Bird’ (2017)
Angry teenage girl (Saoirse Ronan) applies to college, meets boys (and dumps them), and hilariously bickers with her overprotective mother. What could be more relatable than that?
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‘Call me by your name’ (2018)
An unexpected relationship forms between a teenager (Timothée Chalamet) and an older student (Armie Hammer) to teach viewers an important lesson about the feelings of confusion and pain that accompany grief.
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With its all-star female cast (Lili Reinhart, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Constance Wu, Cardi B), “Hustlers” examines the importance of friendship, self-esteem and female solidarity while exploring the nuances of the stripper profession.
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‘Always Be My Maybe’ (2019)
Two childhood friends (Ali Wong, Randall Park) unexpectedly reunite several years after their brief teenage affair ended badly.
“ The invisible man ” (2020)
A woman (Elisabeth Moss) leaves her abusive relationship to be tormented and stalked by her husband (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) dressed in an invisible costume.
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“ Seriously Single ” (2020)
A serial monogamist (Fulu Mugovhani) is forced to face the life of a single woman with the help of her best friend (Tumi Morake).
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