Best Series & Movies To Watch On Netflix When You’re Going Through A Breakup

Cue that sad Spotify playlist you saved and grab that extra large chocolate fudge Ben & Jerry’s because we’re all about to have a melodramatic binge-watch session on a Friday night. Breakups are never pretty. No matter how much you think you’ve prepared yourself for the pain, it comes at you like the bus that ran over Regina George. But remember how she still ran for prom queen despite having a fractured spine decorated with plastic veins and flowers? That’s exactly how you’re gonna make it through this devastating time. Minus the injury of course.

In the meantime, cry your heart out and release all those frustrations you went through for putting up with his crap with our curated set of the best series and movies to watch when going through a breakup. We hope this helps.


1.The Bridget Jones Diary

We know what you’re thinking. “Seriously? A movie that shows the exactly what I don’t want to go through?” YES. What better way to help you go through a bad breakup with a movie that tells the tale of a not-so young British gal getting her life together whilst juggling a pushy mother, peer pressure and a breakup with a man she thought she liked. Bridget shows you that it’s ok to gain weight, smoke and drink when you’re going through a rough time. You’ll eventually figure it out and focus on yourself instead of trying so hard to please a man. We give this a 9/10.


2.He’s Just Not That Into You

When we say you’ll relate to this movie on a spiritual level, we weren’t kidding. Many don’t realize how this 2009 film, He’s Just Not That Into You, is so important for every men and women out there who have been in a relationship. With a star-studded cast featuring Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson and more, you can’t help but find yourself in at least one of the compiled intertwined love stories. It shows every (heart-wrenching) relatable stage of nervousness, panic, honesty and difficulty when trying to find love. From the desperate notion of waiting for a guy to call you back to the sad truth behind what happens when the person you love cheats on you, this movie will teach you life lessons you never knew you needed.

3.The Break-Up

Talk about being blunt, the title says everything. But this movie isn’t just about the separation. It’s about what goes on before, during and after the process. Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn find themselves unable to deal with each other’s personality after a long time of dating. Feelings clashed and they had to decide what needs to be done in order for them to love each other again. But when they realized that was never going to happen, the cold hard truth teaches them how to handle their own individual heartbreaks.


4. Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

What’s not to love about a female lieutenant solving crimes against women! Mariska Hargitay stars as Lieutenant Olivia Benson in this crime-solving drama that spearheads a Special Victims Unit dedicated to helping rape, abuse and murder cases involving women. Olivia is a queen and she constantly reminds you that you don’t need a romantic partner to be a lady boss and achieve your goal.


5. Sex and The City

Call up your girl gang, or better yet, create one! Nothing is better than having your best girl friends by your side holding your hand through the roughest time of your life. Whether you’re a Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte or Miranda, you’ll find yourselves relating to any of the characters when binge-watching this all-girl series. Let loose, go out, have fun, meet new people. Get out of that sweatpants and put on your best heels for a great night out in town.

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6. The Nanny

We all need a little laughter in our lives to lift up spirits when their down and to move forward. Aside from Fran Fine’s high-pitched voice and banging 90’s style, she struts her way from becoming the know-it-all nanny to the wife of the house in this romantic comedy. You’ll find yourself wiping your tears away from laughing too much instead of crying from your heartbreak. Get inspired with her wicked fashion sense and don’t be surprised to feel better faster than you thought.


If you’re thinking that maybe these movies are a little too sappy or overrated and in the mood for something new, then we have the list for the latest series to binge on Netflix for you.

7. The Haunting of Hill House

Seeking a thrilling and haunting experience? The Haunting of Hill House tells a tale of a family of seven that lives in a home filled with deadly tragedies. A little bonus info on the series: there are hidden ghosts everywhere. If you think you spot a creepy figure behind the characters, you’re not crazy.


8. Riverdale
When a classic comic like Archie gets a reality touch, Riverdale comes to life. While navigating the troubled waters of sex, romance, high school and family, Archie and his gang found themselves getting involved in the town’s dark mystery case.


9. Insatiable

This series will give you more ways to get revenge on bullies and also good laugh where Debbie Ryan stars as Patty in the series who turns to beauty pageants as a way to exact her plans with the help of a disgraced coach who soon he realizes that he needs to step out.

9. Daredevil
If you’re a sucker for Marvel movies then this one will kick in the right places. Matt Murdock plays as Daredevil at night by fighting injustice despite being blind in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.


10 . Dynasty
Who doesn’t love an old inheritance battle? In this updated reboot of the classic prime-time soap opera, Dynasty’s new series on Netlfix tells the story of feud between the Carringtons and the Colbys over their fortune and children that exudes drama, tension and a whole lot of money.

Credit: Zee Zaki

Credit: Zee Zaki