8 Cynical Movies About Love That Will Help You Move On

Oh, your heart’s broken? Let’s crush it even more. These films feature stories of love we find difficult to talk about, those we wish to forget or hope they never happened. After going through all of the movies listed in this article, you’ll probably end up as cold as ice. Nothing can hurt you now. Whoever it is keeping you up at midnight, you can always turn to these tales which reveal the dark side of falling in love.

8. 500 Days Of Summer

500 days of summer

It’s these cards and the movies and the pop songs, they’re to blame for all lies and the heartache, everything.

This is why you’re here reading this article. Real life is not like the movies. Someone you’ve recently met may appear to be the soulmate you’ve always prayed for, to brighten up and bring color to your days. Somewhere along the way, you might’ve lost track of where you’ve always wanted to be and got stuck. One fine day in your ordinary life, this person appears and distracts you from the dullness you’ve subconsciously settled yourself in. The unfamiliar excites you and then you begin to think that it will save you. However, some people aren’t meant to stay forever (not even longer than we thought they would).

7. La La Land

La La Land1

City of stars
Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
There’s so much that I can’t see
Who knows?
Is this the start of something wonderful and new?
Or one more dream that I cannot make true?
To dreamers who’ve always had that someone by their side through ups and downs, this is a story you can relate to. Despite wanting something so bad, life doesn’t always go the way we wanted or planned it to be. Failures are devastating but with this person, we somehow manage to get back up and start over. They become our inspiration and motivation. The movie tells us that losing this person doesn’t have to mean losing fate in our dreams.

6. Begin Again

 Begin Again
We finally find this
Then you’re gone
Been chasin’ rainbows all along
And you have cursed me
When there’s no one left to blame
And I have loved you just the same
And you have broken every single f*cking rule
And I have loved you like a fool
If you’re the person who’s been with someone chasing his/her dream passionately and this person got caught with all the success he/she has achieved, this film is for you. We sometimes think that we’re the wind beneath a person’s wings and his/her success is our success too. We give too much and tell ourselves it’s okay. In that moment, we thought the sacrifices we’re making will be worth it in the future.

5. Me Before You

 Me Before You
I realized I was afraid of living without him. How is it you have the right to destroy my life, I wanted to demand of him, but I’m not allowed a say in yours? But I had promised.
Loving has always been uncertain. In this movie tho, Louisa is already certain that she fell in love with someone who’s set to leave. Falling in love was not part of the plan, but what we feel is beyond our control. What if the person we love demands to be set free? Are we capable of changing their mind, and if they don’t, will we be brave enough to grant their wish? If you were asked to ‘just live’ by a dying man, how would you take it?

4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
I understand feeling as small and as insignificant as humanly possible. How it can actually ache in places that you didn’t know you had inside you.
Ever had your heart broken so bad, you wish you can just erase every single bit of memory you have with a person? Given the chance, would you do it? All the good and the bad, just so it won’t hurt. To top it off, that person looks at you as if you never even met.

3. Celeste and Jesse Forever

CJ Forever
Be patient, and you don’t always have to be right. Even if you are, doesn’t f*cking matter anyway. Fight for it every day. I wish I had.
Were you the one who called it off? It’s probably fine and you continue to be friends with your ex anyway. One day, you see him/her with somebody else and think it’s a stunt to get your attention. What if it’s not? Everyone has their limits. You can only reach up to a certain period and then they’re out of your life forever. When you decide that it’s over, make sure it really is.

2. 5 to 7

5 to 7
…and the idea that just because something doesn’t last forever, doesn’t mean its worth is diminished.
Maybe, you’ve fallen for the wrong person. You had no idea in the beginning, but as the relationship progresses, revelations unfold. How else can you hate the person you love for being misleading when their only intention is to keep you? Say he/she never lied about it, but never brought it up… will you be able to take it in the long run?

1. Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine
I feel like men are more romantic than women. When we get married we marry, like, one girl, ’cause we’re resistant the whole way until we meet one girl and we think I’d be an idiot if I didn’t marry this girl she’s so great. But it seems like girls get to a place where they just kinda pick the best option… ‘Oh he’s got a good job.’ I mean they spend their whole life looking for Prince Charming and then they marry the guy who’s got a good job and is gonna stick around.
Agree with this quote? Is love really enough to keep the relationship going? What happens when somebody falls out of love? Sometimes, we think we’re still communicating with our partner when in fact, the other person is not listening anymore. Maybe there’s something else they want to talk about or we haven’t been that sensitive lately? For whatever reason, there’ll come a point when everything we do won’t ever be enough.

Which one can you relate to the most?