The Best Movies About Breakups

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List Criteria: Films about break ups, divorces, and even splits between friends

There’s almost nothing that will make you feel better about being dumped or being, well single than watching a great movie about breaking up. Let’s face it – some of the movies on this list are great, but won’t go down in history as being the best of all time; others have actually become classics in the film industry. In any case, they're all about characters going through a break up.
 
The movies that are featured on this list span multiple genres – some are inspiring, some are completely dramatic, others are emotionally devastating, and the rest are comedies (though some are funnier than others).
 
This list has the best movies about breakups, including: Breaking Upwards, Annie Hall, Kramer Vs. Kramer, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sliding Doors, Great Expectations, and High Fidelity.

Vote up your favorite movie below, vote down the film you wish you could break up with, or add a favorite that isn't already on the list.
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    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

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    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

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    Jennifer Aniston, Ann-Margret, Vince Vaughn

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith

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    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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    Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

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    Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken

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    Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau filmography

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    Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law

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    Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Linda Hunt

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Ethan Hawke

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    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods

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    Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis, Betty White

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeanne Tripplehorn, John Hannah

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    Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter

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    Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Costner, Keri Russell

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    Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Kelly Bishop

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    Anna Paquin, Alexandra Daddario, Laura Linney

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    Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey

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    Zooey Deschanel, Patricia Clarkson, Danny McBride

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    Theresa Russell, Art Alexakis, Storm Large

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    Olivia Thirlby, Andrea Martin, Pablo Schreiber

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