That moment in Queen when Rani (played by Kangana Ranaut) walks away with a charming smile on her face after returning the engagement ring to her ex defines what it feels like to be free in the true sense. Walking away from a toxic relationship, Rani celebrates the joy of being single.
Movies like Queen deserve a special mention because they let you know that being single doesn’t have to suck, and instead should be celebrated. Here are 11 such films that highlight how awesome it is to put yourself first before somebody else.
The first movie that comes to our mind is Vikas Bahl’s Queen. The Kangana Ranaut starrer made us want to get out of toxic relationships and start life afresh with great confidence and self-love.
2. Pyaar Ka Punchnama
The one Bollywood film that gets singledom right is Pyaar Ka Punchnama. Three dudes figuring out women and giving up at end makes for a relatable story for guys who don’t understand women. Not to forget that legendary monologue by Kartik Aaryan who tries to explain what’s wrong with women.
3. 500 Days Of Summer
Imagine what would’ve happened if Summer had said ‘yes’ to Tom in 500 Days of Summer. Not only would it have ended in a disastrous marriage, it would have also made both their lives irreparably unhappy.
4. Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
We hated Kareena for ‘friendzoning’ Imran Khan in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. However, the movie tried to give a strong message about how every friendship didn’t have to turn into a relationship. Imran Khan screaming in the end is the best scene and conveyed how it feels when you let go of your inhibitions.
5. Eat, Pray, Love
Julia Roberts tries to forget her painful past by going on a spiritual journey. Her solo journey takes her to destinations that teach her a thing or two about life.
6. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
We can’t help but weep for SRK in Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. A sad tale of unrequited love, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa warns you about what can happen if your feelings aren’t reciprocated.
7. Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji
Madhur Bhandarkar’s Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji tried to drive home the message that there are many other fish in the pond in case you get dumped. And that wasting time and energy over someone who doesn’t deserve you is totally not worth it.
8. Legally Blonde
Elle Woods is an inspiration to people who have their heart broken. Her sheer determination makes her crack the law entrance exam and she even solves a case with her peculiar wit.
9. Bridget Jones’s Diary
If you love chronicling your life then this movie is for you. Bridget Jones, who is on the verge of being called a spinster, gets cheated on. She then decides to take charge of life and finds the love of hers. This movie gives one mad hope about a Mr Darcy always waiting around the corner.
Cheryl Strayed’s book that turned into a movie shows a woman’s journey through the difficult Pacific Crest Trail. With Reese Witherspoon as the protagonist, Wild shows the journey of self-discovery after a bad relationship.
11. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
This film is a hilarious account of what happens when you end up meeting your ex and her new boyfriend on the same Hawaiian vacation that you took to try and forget about her. With Jason Siegel in the lead, the film does an excellent job of conveying the feeling of getting dumped.