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‘Queen’ to ‘500 Days of Summer’: Best movies to watch for those who’re happily single

Vaibhavi

Vaibhavi
Jun 29, 2021

Has it ever occured to you that the entire genre of romance genre movies is one big headache for people who are single and happily so? Romanticizing love, relationships, betrayals and everything in between, those who’re single often feel left out from that drama. Relationships are not so goody good as the movies show it and neither is heartbreak as liberating as it is romanticized on screen. Imagine watching a movie filled with romantic sequences and heartbreaks and not being able to connect with it.

Worry not, there is a little piece of cake for everybody. Within the romance genre, nowadays filmmakers have shunned the oh-so-good love story plotlines and figured out anti-relationship stories that focus on empowerment and self-love. Here are some of our best picks that you can enjoy the most if you're happily single:

1
Queen
8.4OTTplay Rating
The queen of anti-relationship movies, the film is the story of Rani. Dumped by her to-be husband just a day before their wedding, a heartbroken Rani decides to not let her unfulfilled wedding dream mess up with her honeymoon plans. Going on her honeymoon all by herself, Rani sets out to explore an unknown territory with no one but herself. Her inspiring journey towards self-discovery and self-love will move you.
2
Dear Zindagi
8.1OTTplay Rating
Carrying the baggage of a lonely childhood topped with failed relationships and trust issues, nothing is going right for Kiara. Seeking the answers to her problems from her psychologist Jehangir 'Jug' Khan, you see the character development and growth of Kiara throughout the movie. Shaking you up to quit the sad lady avatar in favour of a ferocious one, Dear Zindagi is a blissful watch.
3
Gone Girl
8.3OTTplay Rating
A quirky take on cheating partners, Gone Girl is the story of Amy who discovers that her husband Nick has been long cheating on her. But the real twist lies in the way she plans on her revenge. Hatching a carefully crafted plan that makes her husband become the prime accused in Amy's disappearance, the movie is a work of art. And not to forget, through Amy you can also feel the sweet taste of revenge.
4
Marriage Story
7.6OTTplay Rating
The award-winning movie showcases a softer side of singlehood. Chronicling the journey of two strangers meeting, falling in love and eventually parting ways doesn't always have to be mean, nasty and hurtful. And that's what the movie tells us. Taking you on the gruelling journey of a couple's divorce, the movie makes you focus on the better sides of a relationship's ending.
5
The Break-Up
5.9OTTplay Rating
A cult favourite in the genre of anti-relationship stories, the movie floats through the journey of a couple who fall in love and end up buying a luxury apartment. However, things go downhill when the couple parts ways but neither of the two is ready to leave the luxury apartment, taking audiences on a fun-filled ride filled with laughter and entertainment.
6
500 Days of Summer
8.2OTTplay Rating
A great new story revolving around Tom, who after getting dumped surprisingly by his girlfriend Summer out of nowhere, begins reminiscing the 500 days they spent together to find out where did things go wrong. Unable to find any instances, he finally realizes that nothing went wrong except that she just wasn't into him. Sure the realization is tough to digest but isn't that true for most of us? So watch the movie to get over your not-so worthy ex.
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