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Millennial Must-Watch: The Best Movies To Watch After A Breakup

Post-breakup blues? Let it all out with these picks!
PHOTO: (LEFT) Bridget Jones's Diary/Universal Pictures, (RIGHT) Starting Over Again/Star Cinema

Bridget Jones' Diary (2001)

Watch it when… you think you're going to be alone forever.

Nothing captures the post-breakup look quite like Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) in her pajamas, eating a tub of ice cream, and blasting "All By Myself." If you feel like you're going to be single forever, take some inspiration from this relatable heroine. Pick yourself up, promise to turn your life around, and maybe, you'll find love along the way, too. Diary optional, of course.

That Thing Called Tadhana (2015)

Watch it when… you're still in your crying phase.

Writer-director Antoinette Jadaone spoke to millions of broken hearts when this movie hit cinemas several years ago. You'll cry and relate when Mace (Angelica Panganiban) asks, "Paano ba makalimot?" and someday, you'll nod wisely when Anthony (JM De Guzman) says, "Puwede kang uminom gabi gabi, puwede kang umiyak gabi gabi, puwede kang makipag-date kung kani-kanino, o pwede ka ring makahanap ng new love." Until then, you can watch these two heartbroken strangers take a spontaneous road trip to Sagada where they find solace in each other.

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John Tucker Must Die (2006)

Watch it when… your ex cheated on you.

If your ex is a serial cheater and you have nothing but hate and anger for his betrayal, this movie is right up your alley. After three girls (Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel, and Ashanti) discover that their boyfriend (Jesse Metcalfe) has been dating all of them at once, they band together with the new girl in school (Brittany Snow) to take him down.

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Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)

Watch it when… you can't quit each other.

Breakups are complicated AF, especially when you have ~*history*~. In this 2012 drama, Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) are two best friends who start dating in high school and even end up marrying each other. When they eventually split up, they decide to remain friends and what follows is a painful and relatable look at why breakups are so damn hard.

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Starting Over Again (2012)

Watch it when… you've broken up ages ago but still aren't over him.

In this Pinoy drama, Ginny (Toni Gonzaga) and Marco (Piolo Pascual) have long gone their separate ways, but the former still harbors feelings for her ex. When they cross paths again because of work, Ginny sees it as an opportunity to rekindle their romance, while Marco seems to have a moved on with a new girlfriend (Iza Calzado). Whenever you think that maybe you should give your relationship another try, this movie is a great reminder why some breakups are meant to happen.

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Watch it when… you need to remind yourself that The One doesn't exist.

Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a hopeless romantic who, despite Summer's (Zoey Deschanel) objections, firmly believes that she's The One. We watch as Tom idealizes Summer and their relationship up until she shatters his expectations and proves that sometimes, the sweet and seemingly perfect Boy-Meets-Girl story doesn't have a happy ending.

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High Fidelity (2000)

Watch it when… you've had one too many breakups.

You'll go through plenty of breakups in your life, but if there's anything you'll learn from High Fidelity, it's that you'll always be okay in the end. Here, Rob (John Cusack) is a record shop owner who recounts his many heartbreaks as he tries to understand why these women left him in the first place. You'll laugh and relate hard, but you'll also leave this movie with plenty of music that's worth a listen.

Legally Blonde (2001)

Watch it when… you need to realize that you are your own person.

When you've shed all the tears, eaten all the ice cream, and watched all the sad movies, it's time to pick yourself up and prove that you are bigger than your relationship. And nothing will inspire you more than Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon), who turns a breakup with a good-for-nothing ex into the ultimate girl power move.

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