16 Best Movies to Get Over a Breakup

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
Best friends Romy and Michele (played by Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow, respectively) try to reinvent themselves for their 10 year high school reunion, but instead learn they don't need anyone's approval but their own.
Thelma & Louise
Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon) didn't need any men to tell them what to do. And while they took their friendship to the extreme, you can't help but root for them. As a bonus, young Brad Pitt.
A League of Their Own
When the men go off to fight World War II, the women take to the diamond and prove they're every bit as strong and athletic as their male counterparts. Plus, Madonna's in this one, as if you needed another reason.
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Erin Brockovich
Erin Brokovich (Julia Roberts) takes on a giant corporation and wins, all while raising her children alone. You'll totally want to steal some of her cutting comebacks.
The First Wives Club
After being left by their husbands, Brenda Cushman (Bette Midler), Elise Elliot(Goldie Hawn) and Annie Paradise (Diane Keaton) band together to get back at the men who cast them aside. All while being undeniably fabulous.
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Hell hath no fury like a bride scorned. Or a bride shot in the head and buried. Uma Thurman sets out for revenge as a sword-wielding assassin and it's beyond awesome.
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Kill Bill Vol. 2
You can't miss out on the ending. Everyone's favorite female assassin, The Bride (Uma Thurman), returns to finish the job and she does -- with only a few fingers. Taking that self defense class sounds a lot more appealing now.
Spice World
Nothing screams "girl power" more than the Spice Girls. Plus, we're always up for singing "Wannabe" for the 10,000th time.
Legally Blonde
Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon), a gorgeous blonde, got dumped by her boyfriend because of everything he thought she was. So, she decides to beat him at his own game -- his own game being Harvard Law School.
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Steel Magnolias
Everyone raise a glass to the ultimate female empowerment flick. From the cast, which included Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field and a young Julia Roberts, to those incredible one-liners, this one's a classic.
Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash) taught us to stand up for ourselves and demand respect, loyalty and the right to shop. Cher's dating tips are also good for a laugh, i.e. always have something baking.
The Devil Wears Prada
If anyone can teach you to shut out your critics and just do you, it's Miranda Priestly, and who better to bring the editrix to life than Meryl Streep? The incredible fashion is also the perfect distraction.
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The Hunger Games
Jennifer Lawrence was not to be messed with as Katniss Everdeen, taking charge and fighting the status quo. Don't hate the player, hate the game -- then change it. That's girl power.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
They don't get much tougher than super hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). When someone messed with her, she took no prisoners, well, sort of. Now if only the other films in the series would get made already.
If you need a reminder of how stressful and dramatic relationships can be, this is your movie. Adapted from a play, it's easy to get all the crazy intersecting plot lines crossed. Take a deep breat, and be glad you escaped.
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Sex and the City
Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) will teach you how to break out of that jilted phase in fabulous style. "I love you, but I love me more."