7 Movies That Embrace Being Single

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Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012)

This unique Hindi rom-com starring Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor highlights the importance of friendship over a romantic relationship, as Imran Khan's character falls in love with life because of Kareena's character.

Frances Ha (2013)

Greta Gerwig's refreshing film about a struggling dancer in her late twenties posits the idea that a friendship breakup can be more heart-wrenching than an end to a romantic relationship, while focusing on the fact that your twenties should be about pursuing your dreams.

Queen (2013)

This groundbreaking film helmed by Kangana Ranaut follows the journey of a bold Punjabi girl who decides to turn her now cancelled honeymoon into a solo trip to Europe as she is dumped by her fiancée two days before her wedding.

The Lobster (2015)

Yorgos Lanthimos' absurdist black comedy parodies society's obsession with finding "The One" by taking viewers on a bizzare journey into this surrealist world where the central character is given a time limit to find his life partner before being turned into an animal.

How To Be Single (2016)

This "anti rom-com" starring Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson follows a newly single Johnson on her path of self-discovery, dealing with blasts from her past while trying to enjoy spending her time alone in a world filled with whirlwind relationships.

Someone Great (2019)

This Netflix chick flick stars Gina Rodriguez as a music journalist who lands her dream job but gets dumped out of the blue by her long-term boyfriend. The entire film is a bittersweet post-mortem of her relationship, highlighting the importance of putting yourself first.

Little Women (2019)

Greta Gerwig returns as the queen of women-centric stories with her adaptation of this classic novel. Jo March, played by Saoirse Ronan, is a mascot of strong, independent women and her iconic speech on shedding yourself of the societal expectation to settle down is an inspiration for many.

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