They say misery loves company. If you're trying to get over the demise of a promising relationship or simply feeling down on love, a breakup movie might be just the ticket. Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn can't afford to move out of their apartment post-split in the movie "The Break-Up." When the former lovers become hostile roommates, hilarity ensues.
In "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet undergo an experimental procedure to wipe any trace of their relationship from their memories after it goes sour. How could anyone forget a punk rock Kate Winslet, though?
From Focus Features
"Forgetting Sarah Marshall," with Jason Segel and Kristen Bell, follows a sad-sack guy to Hawaii on his quest to forget about his lost love.
From Universal Pictures
In "High Fidelity," John Cusack's character takes the occasion of a breakup to recount his many relationship disasters. Guess what the common denominator is?
From Touchstone Pictures
Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson starred in "My Super Ex-Girlfriend." The takeaway: Never dump a superhero.
From 20th century fox
The twee romance "500 Days of Summer," starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, is a bit divisive among rom-com fans. If you don't mind a manic pixie dream girlfriend, watch away.
From Fox Searchlight Pictures
Cameron Diaz takes a little post-breakup trip across the pond in "The Holiday" and unexpectedly finds romance with Jude Law.
From SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
After being dumped by her husband for a younger woman, Kimberly Elise's character in "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" sets off in search of shelter and advice from her wise and tough grandmother Madea.
From BET Pictures
In "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," Angela Bassett's "Stella" finds romance after a dry spell while on vacation with a younger man played by Taye Diggs.
20th Century Fox
A formerly happy couple played by Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas bust up in spectacular fashion in "War of the Roses." Their fight over the posh family home grows increasing deranged as the film progresses.
From 20th Century Fox
Dumped for the captain of the ski team, Lane Myer (John Cusack) is hell-bent on either offing himself or getting the girl back in "Better Off Dead."