Love is grand until it’s not. As much as we try to move on, for many of us this Valentine’s Day, we have exes who always remind us of the past — the good, the bad, and the ugly. Breaking up is hard to do and someone always gets hurt in the process (both parts are inevitable). And, sometimes past lovers seek revenge in their own way (whether it’s passive, aggressive, or through playful teasing), to make us aware of what we lost. While we’ve moved on, it’s interesting to see how they choose to express their heartbreak. The same applies to the zodiac.
Astrological signs can show us how people react and treat breakups and exes. Each sign handles the demise of a relationship differently, which is why we composed a list of vengeful ex movies by zodiac sign to help the broken-hearted — happy Valentine’s Day!
Broken Hearts Gallery
If there is anyone who can make lemonade out of lemons, it’s Aries. They are always improving and changing their lives on a whim. Aries have the power to transform and evolve for the better, especially after having a heartbreak. Broken Hearts Gallery centers around Lucy, an art curator, who’s able to use her pain as motivation to start a gallery honoring all of her former relationships. Long story short, her gallery becomes a success, she heals in the process, and her exes feel the wrath of her pain. As Lucy and Aries know, the best revenge is living well.
Addicted To Love
Ruled by the planet of love and money, Venus, Tauruses give their all to their partners. When it’s over, they have a hard time letting go. This means that sometimes they can be emotional and relationship hoarders. Addicted to Love focuses on Maggie and Sam, whose boos have left them to be with the other’s ex (basically their exes swapped them). Like any Bull would, they carefully plot their strategy for the long burn. And, just like any Taurus, they feel bad having done so. They take a note from Venus and move on, opening their hearts to each other.
John Tucker Must Die
If there’s any sign who knows that in order to get back with someone, they must commit fully, it’s Gemini. Their mischievous behavior wants the person who scorned them to know how it feels to be hurt. After all, what’s fair is fair. John Tucker Must Die centers around a bunch of high school students who have been played by the popular jock, John Tucker. As any dualistic Gemini would, they devise a plot to bring him down and make him suffer by plotting a scheme to break his heart big time. Every Gemini knows, what goes around comes around.
Woman On Top
When Isabella finds her womanizing husband, Toninho, cheating on her, she runs away from Brazil to San Francisco where she does cord-cutting magic with her bestie to get over him. Upon arriving in the Bay Area, she gets a cool cooking show on TV that enchants the whole city. And, her ex scrambles to find ways for her to fall back in love with him. As any Cancer knows, it’s hard to move on, even if you’ve done all the spiritual work to ensure that. Love conquers all. But, it’s OK to torment an ex in the healing process.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
As any Leo knows, the worst thing a partner could do is break their heart without any reason why or not being honest with them. Also, getting over an ex is hard, especially when they are everywhere (because they’re famous and their new boo is a celeb too). Sarah Marshall isn’t straight up with Peter Bretter (who’s served as her arm candy on the red carpet for many years) which crushes him to the core (Leo’s worst nightmare). Needless to say, his ego is broken until he finds someone else who gives him all the attention and TLC he needs.
Virgos have a chill personality until their patience is exhausted. This usually happens after they’ve given someone a million chances to be honest and are lied to. Once that boundary and sense of security has been breached, then there is no turning back for them. They usually go right for the jugular in how they seek reparations for their heartache. The same sentiment is shown in Acrimony, when Melinda’s husband cheats on her after years of gaslighting her suspicions. To make matters worse, she put in the time, money, and energy supporting him while his career was growing.
The Incredible Jessica James
It really is awful when your crush’s former lover comes back into their life and tries to start the relationship back up. Even having them lingering around in the ether can make anyone feel insecure. In the film The Incredible Jessica James, the ex-wife of Jessica’s new dude tries to make a move with him, which Jessica sees. While Libras are confident, they don’t like having other people creating messy drama in their relationship, especially an old flame. Not only that, but they’ll forgive their partner (like Jessica) if they promise their boo a bright future.
Bad Boys For Life
Warning: This description contains spoilers. Hell hath no fury like a Scorpio ex scorned. When they are broken-hearted, they’ll seek revenge like no other — even if that means sabotaging the life of their former lover by using magic and creating a worldwide vengeance that spans countries and time on them. Bad Boys For Live centers around a woman jilted by Detective Mike Lowrey (Will Smith), who gets even (or tries to) for sending her to jail after they have a torrid hot romance and son together because of her illicit criminal activities. All is fair in love and war.
When Elle Woods is dumped by her longtime boo because she’s not “serious” enough, she does what every Sag who’s ever been put down does: aim to prove them wrong. Although Elle goes to Harvard Law School solely to win her ex back, she realizes that she’s smart, gains confidence, and comes to the realization that she’s sooo much better than her ex. In true Sagittarius form, she has the last word by being the valedictorian of their class, having a wonderful work opportunity on the horizon, friendships, and a supportive fiancé — while he ends up with nothing. Drop mic!
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Capricorn is known to reminisce and get nostalgic over the past. This is why Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind resonates the most with them. Joel and Clementine had a tumultuous relationship, which is why they broke up. In their quest to get over each other, they have their memories erased. However, it doesn’t do them any good, as they both yearn for the other. Yes, there was big drama. But, there was a lot of love. The lesson here is that you can’t forget the good times — even if it hurts. The past is a part of you.
Always Be My Maybe
When two childhood BFFs (Sasha and Marcus) have a one night stand, things can get awkward — especially if they haven’t spoken for 15 years and randomly bump into each other. In an effort to make the vibe less weird, they totally embrace the friendly Aquarian energy and try to be besties again (which backfires on both of them, particularly when Keanu Reeves, who plays himself in the film, starts dating Sasha). Like all Aquarius’ knows, being pals with a former flame must be handled with care and very delicately (usually because someone always has residual feels for the other).
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
When Scott Pilgrim meets Ramona Flowers, he is smitten. Unbeknownst to Scott, Ramona’s many exes are still in love with her and will stop at nothing to see their relationship fail. True to the romantic spirit of Pisces, this film centers around how far a person will go to defend the honor of their boo and win their heart. Pisces believe in happy endings and this movie gives that to the happy couple — after he wards off her exes who are unstoppable in reclaiming their relationship with Ramona (especially Gideon who’s just evil and obsessive about getting Ramona back).