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The Best Movies About Breakups

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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    Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito

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    Woody Allen, Christopher Walken, Sigourney Weaver

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith

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    Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Alexander

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    Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Ann-Margret

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    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

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    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis, Betty White

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    Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law

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    Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, Kelly Bishop

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    Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau

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    Kevin Costner, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Ethan Hawke

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    Anna Paquin, Alexandra Daddario, Laura Linney

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    Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin McNally

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    Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, William Hurt

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    Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey

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    Zooey Deschanel, Patricia Clarkson, Danny McBride

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    Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Linda Hunt

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    Breaking Upwards Andrea Martin, Olivia Thirlby, Pablo Schreiber

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    Rid of Me Theresa Russell, Art Alexakis, Storm Large

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