The month of love has officially begun – and if you’re trying to recover from a really painful breakup, what better way to mend your broken heart than to laugh your heart out (and cry, in some parts)?

Yes, it may seem impossible to smile after a breakup but you can do it – you just need to take baby steps towards complete healing. You have to learn to stand up, dust yourself off, and come back stronger than ever. Start with these movies that will not only make you laugh, but uplift your spirits, too:


1. Forgetting Sarah Marshall 

How to move on when your ex is literally everywhere you go?  

2. Legally Blonde 

How do you deal when your boyfriend dumps you just when you thought he was proposing to you? Go to law school and be fabulous, of course.

3. Bridget Jones’s Diary 

Should you go for the man of your dreams or the guy who seems so wrong he just might be the one? Pick a team before watching, ladies! And don't forget, you can binge and catch up with sequels Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Bridget Jones's Baby.

4. Under the Tuscan Sun 

The best way to handle a breakup? Buy an enormous Italian villa and just live life to the fullest.

5. Amélie

After living in a fantasy world all her life, this young woman realizes that she needs to go out there and find her own happiness. 

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6. Begin Again

You won't be able to stop listening to the soundtrack after!

7. Celeste & Jesse Forever

They started out as best friends, got married, and then separated. Can a divorced couple ever remain friends? 

8. White Chicks

No breakups in this movie whatsoever but it's funny enough to make you forget all the pain you feel, girl! Sing your heart out to Vanessa Carlton's iconic "A Thousand Miles."

9. Hope Floats

What would you do if you found out that your husband is cheating with your best friend on national TV? Start over! 

10. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Funny, endearing, and something worth watching for you to get distracted from negative thoughts. Plus, Matthew McConaughey. 

11. The Sweetest Thing

This movie proves that you can still find true love after being heartbroken - as long as you're open to it


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