A Breakup seems like the end of the world, somewhat like the 2012 movie. In precise, the end of the dreamy fairytale world. Nothing seems right, nothing seems worthwhile, and nothing seems lively, or wait, worth living. Someone who has gone through a breakup knows what we are talking about here. Everyone goes through a turbulent breakup. It felt as though the world a person was living in came crumbling down as the Twin Tower buildings did after being crushed by terrorist airplanes.
Breakups are never easy, not for the one initiating them. Nor for the one becoming a recipient of them. We always look up to movies to save us from the trouble of facing our tumultuous reality. And, so here are some breathtakingly heart-melting movies you can watch after you have had a breakup. These movies will save a lot of trouble, hassles, and cries. Of course, you need a box of chocolates, tissues, and cookies to get you through these movies.
Let us now enumerate these breakup movies-
- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
- Silver Linings Playbook
- Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
- The Parent Trap
- Under The Tuscan Sun
A little something about these movies to get you through the initial phase of depression-like symptoms you see in a breakup –
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Bollywood, 2012)
Karan Johar’s movies are not just romantic. But also give out a heartwarming message for every heartbroken soul in the world. They say it is true love when one does not get reciprocation from someone you love. Ayan unconditionally falls head over heels in love with his best friend Alizeh in this movie. Alizeh, on the other hand, falls for someone who doesn’t love her back completely. Sabah, on the other hand, a divorced soul full of poetry, falls in love with Ayan. Somewhat like Muqaddar Ka Sikandar set in the digital era of social media. In the end, it sends out the message that no matter what, love stays, even if it is one-sided. Alizeh dies of cancer in the arms of her best friend- Ayan. Ayan makes peace with the fact that Alizeh could not love him back as a lover but loved him only as a best friend.
Silver Linings Playbook (Hollywood, 2012)
Here, two depressed souls find solace in one another. Somewhat like when two negatives make a positive. The whole town knew there were sparks between these two perfectly imperfect people. Pat gets diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Tiffany suffers from an unnamed disorder. Pat wants to win back his estranged wife, whereas Tiffany, a young widow, wants to win a dance competition. They both come to a truce- Tiffany will help deliver a letter to Pat’s ex-wife, and Pat will partner with Tiffany to win the dance competition. In the end, Tiffany forges the letter and gives it to Nikki- Pat’s ex-wife. They both get an average score in the dance competition. In that last moment, when Pat approaches his ex-wife with the letter, he realizes his love for Tiffany. They both removed their wedding rings and lived a happy life ever after.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Bollywood, 2013)
Ayan Mukerji’s YJHD is a story of four friends from college- Bunny, Naina, Avi, and Aditi. Aditi is in love with Avi, and Naina is in love with Bunny. But the futures were at stake. So, both the girls keep their one-sided love stories to themselves. After years, Bunny comes back to find Naina- completely unrecognized. He falls in love with her. They both argue over a petty issue, and Naina confesses that she will fall in love with him again. So, he should go once again after his dream job. This time, a reconciliation with Bunny’s stepmother makes him realize the importance of love. He goes back to Naina and says that he would love to travel the world with her. Teenagers who waited for each other and let their love speak for itself. It is never too late to wait for the one you genuinely love with all your heart.
The Parent Trap (Hollywood, 1998)
Two continentally placed far lovers fall head over heels in love with each other and marry one another. They get pregnant and give birth to twins. But their career pressures and continental promises drift them away. They come to a truce- either of them will keep either of the twins. After 11 years, these twins meet at a camp and realize their parents are incomplete without each other. The breakup led by parents gets stitched by the twins. Although, there were innumerable obstacles in the way. They managed to reunite their parents and their broken family. Love was never gone, you see. It got separated by continents and cuisines. But it never left the hearts and minds of the lovers. The children were only 11-year-olds, but they understood the meaning of true love. As they say, true love lies in the eyes of the beholder.
Under The Tuscan Sun (Italian, 2003)
Frances, a San Francisco writer, learns about her husband cheating on her, and she divorces him for the same. Her partner is very much young, pregnant, and broken up with a lesbian girlfriend. She advises Frances to take an Italian vacation to get over the writer’s block. She rebuilds her life at a villa. A love story develops between the teenage workers helping her out with the Villa. She tries dating again but again faces the wrath of a cheating spouse. She helps the two teenagers get married to one another. In the end, she sees a silver lining for her love life- in the form- of an American writer traveling to Tuscany. She waited, waited, and waited for quite a long time to find true love. It came to her when she had stopped looking. Do you know the butterfly story? You run after it, and it runs away from you. But then, when you wait for it to come to you, it comes at once!
Breakups are a part of life. Breakup movies teach a lot about how to get over a breakup. Not just that, but also about the very fact that seems impossible to believe during a breakup – that there will always be someone you can love and who will love you.