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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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    William Baldwin, Mila Kunis, Jason Bateman

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    Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst

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    Steve Buscemi, Jon Lovitz, Robert Smigel

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    Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg

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    Ann-Margret, Vincent D'Onofrio, Judy Davis

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck

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    Kathleen Turner, Dan Castellaneta, Michael Douglas

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    Justin Henry, Dustin Hoffman, Ingeborg Sørensen

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    John Cusack, Harold Ramis, Jack Black

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    Jon Favreau filmography, Vince Vaughn, Eufemia Plimpton

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    Christopher Walken, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum

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    Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Michael Haley

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    A Martinez, Mary Louise Wilson, Sylvia Miles

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    James Woods, Sally Kirkland, Marvin Hamlisch

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    Ethan Hawke, Anne Bancroft, Gerry Bamman

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    Geraldine Fitzgerald, Laurence Olivier, Miles Mander

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    Red Buttons, Colleen Rennison, Rita Wilson

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    Albert Brooks, William Hurt, John Cusack

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    Peter Howitt, John Lynch, Terry English

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    Kevin Costner, Keri Russell, Evan Rachel Wood

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    William Baldwin, Maryann Plunkett, Jeff Daniels

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    Alan Bates, Jill Clayburgh, Kelly Bishop

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    Dana Ivey, Catherine O'Hara, R. S. Thomas

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    Patricia Clarkson, Zooey Deschanel, Shea Whigham

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    Cora Benesh, Melinda Chilton, Storm Large

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    Peter Friedman, LaChanze, Pablo Schreiber

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