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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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    Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Ann-Margret

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    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Woody Allen, Christopher Walken, Sigourney Weaver

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    Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Alexander

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    Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith

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    Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau

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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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    Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon

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    Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law

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    Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, William Hurt

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis, Betty White

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    Anna Paquin, Alexandra Daddario, Laura Linney

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Ethan Hawke

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    Kevin Costner, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell

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    Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, Kelly Bishop

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin McNally

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    Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Linda Hunt

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    Zooey Deschanel, Patricia Clarkson, Danny McBride

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    Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey

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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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