For the Broken Hearted––Cry Your Eyes Out With These Heartbreaking Movies

For the Broken Hearted––Cry Your Eyes Out With These Heartbreaking Movies


Ladies and gents, today, we’re going to be drowning in feels. I’m dedicating this post for the broken-hearted and the inconsolable(s), so gather around because we’re going to cry our eyes and heart out with these bunches of heartbreaking movies.

To be honest, lately your girl is feeling quite forlorn. It could be because of the period hormones––we all know that shit’s whack as hell––but on top of that, I’m also dealing with…life, I suppose. One of these days, maybe I’ll write a post about it, cleansing all of these thoughts and emotions out of my mind once and for all. Perhaps one of these days, I’ll look back and would be able to face it with the kind of wisdom that comes with age and time.

However right now, all I’m able to do is to ride through the ebb and flow of the emotions. Some good, most not so much. But that’s just how life is no? Things happen, sometimes you’re hurt, sometimes your heart gets broken, but eventually––after enough mourning and crying–-you pick yourself back up and trudge on with life.

And if I choose to mourn and cry accompanied with a tub of ice cream and sad ass movies, who’s to say that I can’t do that?



break up sad movies


1. Blue Valentine


Genre : Drama, Romance 

Starring : Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman

Director : Derek Cianfrance

Released : January 2011




No one said that marriage would be easy; however, the easygoing middle-aged house-painter, Dean, has come up with the perfect plan to save his already strained relationship with his nurse wife, Cindy. For the sake of their daughter, Frankie, they’ve got to make it work, and stop witnessing their tattered life and their deteriorating marriage dismantle before their very eyes; nevertheless, how did it all start? When did Dean and Cindy’s youthful passion and their sacred vows of eternal love and devotion give way to misery, broken promises, and the end of intimacy? But, above all, how can two ardent lovers grow apart?



break up sad movies


2. A Separation 


Genre : Drama, Mystery 

Starring : Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat

Director : Asghar Farhadi

Released : March 2011




Nader and Simin, a married couple, live in Iran with their daughter Termeh. Simin wants to move out of the country, but Nader is reluctant to do so as he wants to take care of his ailing father.



break up sad movies


3. 500 Days of Summer


Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance 

Starring : Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend

Director : Marc Webb

Released : August 2009




After it looks as if she’s left his life for good this time, Tom Hansen reflects back on the just over one year that he knew Summer Finn. For Tom, it was love at first sight when she walked into the greeting card company where he worked, she the new administrative assistant. Soon, Tom knew that Summer was the woman with whom he wanted to spend the rest of his life. Although Summer did not believe in relationships or boyfriends – in her assertion, real life will always ultimately get in the way – Tom and Summer became more than just friends. Through the trials and tribulations of Tom and Summer’s so-called relationship, Tom could always count on the advice of his two best friends, McKenzie and Paul. However, it is Tom’s adolescent sister, Rachel, who is his voice of reason. After all is said and done, Tom is the one who ultimately has to make the choice to listen or not.



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4. 5 Centimeters Per Second 


Genre : Animation, Drama, Romance 

Starring : Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura

Director : Makoto Shinkai

Released : March 2007




Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents’ jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their friendship alive, as time and distance slowly pulls them apart. When Takaki finds out that he is moving further away, he decides to visit Akari one last time.



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5. Closer


Genre : Drama, Romance 

Starring : Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen

Director : Mike Nichols

Released : December 2004




Set in contemporary London, a story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving four strangers–their chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals.



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6. Eternal Sunshine of A Spotless Mind


Genre : Drama, Romance, Science Fiction 

Starring : Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson

Director : Michel Gondry

Released : March 2004




A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.



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7. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 


Genre : Adventure, Drama, Comedy 

Starring : Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey

Director : Lorene Scafaria

Released : June 2012




An asteroid named “Matilda” is on a collision course towards Earth and in three weeks the world will come to an absolute end. What would you do if your life and the world were doomed? One man decides to spend his time searching for his long lost love from high school during the coming catastrophe.



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8. Celeste & Jesse Forever


Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance

Starring : Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood

Director : Lee Toland Krieger

Released : August 2012




Celeste and Jesse have been best friends forever. They dated in high school, got married, and now they’re getting divorced. Their best friends don’t think they can maintain their friendship throughout the dissolution of their marriage, but Celeste and Jesse don’t think there will be a problem. But that’s before Jesse gets into a relationship that Celeste doesn’t think he can handle, and Celeste finds it harder to move on than she originally thought.



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9. 45 Years


Genre : Drama, Romance 

Starring : Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James

Director : Andrew Haigh

Released : August 2015




Kate Mercer and her husband are excitedly planning a party to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. However, one week before the celebration, a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. As the party nears, there might not be a marriage left to celebrate.



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10. Nocturnal Animals


Genre : Drama, Romance, Psychological Thriller 

Starring : Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon

Director : Tom Ford

Released : December 2016




A “story inside a story,” in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called “Nocturnal Animals,” which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.







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