“Life is about growing up, turning up, and moving on” — this is how Netflix’s latest break-up movie introduces itself. ‘Someone Great‘ released on the online platform on 19th April, 2019, and it comes from writer, director, and creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. Starring Gina Rodriguez as Jenny, it is a story about a couple who are on the verge of ending their nine-year-old relationship. Now, instead of lamenting over her loss, Jenny decides to go for a wild night out in New York with her BFFs, before joining her new job in San Francisco. Yes, ‘Someone Great’ is a movie about breakup, but it is not sad and it is definitely not about the duo getting back together. It is about a person finding herself. With that said, here’s the list of best movies similar to ‘Someone Great’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘Someone Great’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
15. Girls Trip (2017)
Let’s begin with a title that is closest to the central theme of this movie. Do you know what’s the best way to get over a breakup? Surround yourself with your besties and set off on some unplanned road trip. And this is exactly what ‘Girls Trip’ is all about. In this hilarious, raunchy film, four friends, Ryan, Sasha, Lisa, and Dina travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. It is later revealed in the movie that Ryan’s husband Stewart is cheating on her and the couple is undergoing counseling.
14. 500 Days of Summer (2009)
“This is not a love story. it’s a story about love.” Of course, you know where this famous quote comes from. ‘500 Days of Summer’ tells us that everyone who enters our lives is not here to stay. However, they might change our lives, that too for the better. In this movie, Tom recounts the approximate 500 days that he had spent with the girl Summer, who he thought would be his forever love. Meanwhile, she is not sure about him and nor does she believe in long-term relationships. Termed as the “breakout indie hit of the summer”, this film was one of the most successful “sleeper hits” of the year, and it was praised for its refreshing take on breakups. It introduces us to the end first and then draws the story from it, making it an altogether new and rare concept.
13. High Fidelity (2000)
Breakups are a part of life. They are normal and you will survive after experiencing one. Based on this very fact, ‘High Fidelity’ is about a 30-something man who is pondering over his unsuccessful relationships. It is about his multiple failures with women and tells his story after his latest breakup with his girlfriend Laura.