Everyone has suffered their own version of a terrible breakup. It’s hard for both the dumper and the dumpee, and no experience is identical, but the pain of a failed relationship is ultimately universal. Whether you need to distract yourself or cry it out, these movies will help you recover when it feels like the world is ending.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Jason Segel? Mila Kunis? Russell Brand? And Kristen Bell? Yes, please. We’re rooting for Peter Bretter, who has officially hit rock bottom after running into his ex on a post-breakup getaway trip to Hawaii. If he can get through this nightmare and come out stronger (and happier) on the other side, so can you. Besides, if not, you can always learn “Peter You Suck” on the piano.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) realizes her secret love letters have been leaked to her crushes and inveigles Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centenio) into a plot to make their respective ex- or potential partners jealous. If your fake relationship ends but it still feels like a real breakup, it might mean you’re in too deep.