The weatherman is not my friend this week. Rain, rain, and more rain. It has sprinkled, poured, thundered, and drizzled. I need a good stretch of sunny weather to dry out my lawn. The grass is begging me to mow it but those green blades need to dry out a bit before I force the lawn tractor to struggle through the yard.
One good thing about bad weather…I get caught up on my movies. Gotta love Netflix. I have my collection of breakup movies stacked up by the DVD player and enough Twizzlers and popcorn to keep me happy. Deep down inside, I’m a little kid.
Here’s the list of my all time favorite break-up movies (and why to watch them). Enjoy!
This is the epitome of playing it cool with a breakup. Watch the scene where Meg tells Timothy Hutton they should cut the couch in half with a chain saw. This is acting “as-if” at its best.
Her husband of 17 years left her and now she’s coming to terms with figuring out who she is outside of her husband’s shadow.
Uma as “The Bride” wakes up from a 4 year coma missing her lover and her unborn baby. It’s a quest for vengeance. She’s wearing a yellow and black jump suit and sporting a sword. What’s not to love?
If you ever wondered about whether it’s better to discover your partner’s infidelity or remain blissfully ignorant… One woman’s defining moment. Or not.
Why watch this movie? Sometimes you just need a little reassurance that there are men in the world who put family first. If the Revolutionary War violence is not to your liking but you want to generate some single dad goodwill, go for Kramer vs. Kramer instead.
Instant bonding occurs with heroine Bridget Jones when we find her on the couch crying and singing the lyrics to “All By Myself”. Admit it. We’ve all been there.
You thought your life was messed up. Think again. These four are involved in some convoluted relationship where everyone is sleeping with everyone else.
He’s screwed up every relationship he’s been in and his latest breakup has him doing some serious soul-searching. Watch this movie for the scene where John Cusack imagines the hot sex his girlfriend is having with her new love. Again, we’ve all been there.
A nice house, a wealthy husband, and a life to be jealous of…except…he’s divorcing her for a younger woman after 18 years of marriage. Imagine coming home and finding all of your goods packed in a U-Haul in front of the family house.
Can a womanizer change his spots? And what happens when you sleep with your best friend’s little sister? What happens when two broken people fall in love? Inquiring minds want to know.
He’s got a closet full of designer clothes and she’s aaaaaannngry! Live a little vicariously when Angela Bassett dumps it all into the car and sets the whole mess on fire. Gotta love the way she smugly smokes her cigarette as his possessions burn.
What do you do when the one you love doesn’t love you back? Watching this movie will dispel the myth that there is “the one” out in the world for you. Open your mind to the idea that there is more than just one.
Why should you watch this movie? After all, it’s not about breaking up. And that’s the point. This is film will show you that there are bigger things in life than a failed relationship.
What happens when you divorce your best friend? Maybe trying to stay friends after being lovers isn’t a good idea. If you’re wondering whether it’s better to cut all ties, this may be the wake-up call you’re looking for. Once you’ve seen someone naked, it’s hard to go back to being buddies.
Do you have a favorite breakup movie? Share please!