films The Best Movies About Breakups  

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List Rules 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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Forgetting Sarah Marshall Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

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The Wedding Singer Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Breakups
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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(500) Days of Summer Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

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The Break-Up Jennifer Aniston, Ann-Margret, Vince Vaughn

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Chasing Amy Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith

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High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Breakups
High Fidelity Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

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Kramer vs. Kramer Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams

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The War of the Roses Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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Annie Hall Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken

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Swingers Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau filmography

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Closer Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law

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She-Devil Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Linda Hunt

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Midnight in Paris Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston

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The Odd Couple Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman

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The Lovers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Breakups
The Lovers Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Aidan Gillen

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The Way We Were Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods

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The Divorcee Norma Shearer, Ethel Barrymore, Robert Montgomery

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Wuthering Heights Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon

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Great Expectations Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Ethan Hawke

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Blue Jasmine Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K.

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The Story of Us Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis, Betty White

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Sliding Doors Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeanne Tripplehorn, John Hannah

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Broadcast News Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter

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The Upside of Anger Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Costner, Keri Russell

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An Unmarried Woman Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Kelly Bishop

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The Squid and the Whale Anna Paquin, Alexandra Daddario, Laura Linney

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Heartburn Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey

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All the Real Girls Zooey Deschanel, Patricia Clarkson, Danny McBride

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Rid of Me Theresa Russell, Art Alexakis, Storm Large

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Breaking Upwards Olivia Thirlby, Andrea Martin, Pablo Schreiber